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    Entering its fourth year, the annual Artober Nashville celebration will be better than ever! Along with daily events hosted by the many arts and cultural organizations in Nashville, signature and specialty events will be presented to inform and inspire participation in the arts throughout the city.

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    Artober Nashville is an annual month-long celebration of arts and culture hosted by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and NowPlayingNashville.com. Nearly 300 arts and cultural organizations will highlight the depth and breadth of arts activities during the month of October through official Artober Nashville events. Activities will include visual and performing arts, music, crafts, film and more. Check the listing below for a comprehensive list of events as more and more activities are added throughout the year.

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    Tinney Contemporary presents Mapping Out the Matrix

    Presented by Tinney Contemporary at Tinney Contemporary, Nashville

    September 27 - October 25, 2014

    Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Mapping Out the Matrix, a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Carol Prusa and Sky Kim. Charmed by how physicists think, Carol Prusa's current work speaks to multiple universes and possibility. Prusa's constructed domes are provocative symbols that invoke the idea of the universe and physical ...more


    Burning Blue

    Presented by Blue Moves at Cumberland Park (East Bank Cumberland River), Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Blue Moves explores fire as theme and inspiration in this free contemporary dance production. In addition to four choreographic premieres, Burning Blue includes original narrative score written by...more

    Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Tucker Biddlecombe, director

    This joint choral concert will spotlight Blair’s brand-new Guitarri continuo organ with polychoral motets by Johann Sebastian Bach and Heinrich...more

    Battle of Nashville Bus Tour: A Look at the Role of African Americans in the Civil War

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Tour Hosts: Tim Johnson, Lipscomb University, Professor of History, and David Currey, historian and documentary filmmaker

    Enjoy a day in Nashville with tour leader David Currey, a box...more

    Tim Burton Film Festival - The Corpse Bride

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Goodlettsville Branch, Goodlettsville

    October 25, 2014

    A shy groom practices his wedding vows near the grave of a deceased young woman, who rises from the grave thinking he has married her. Rated PG. 80 min. 2005.


    Scott Tripp, The Balloon Guy

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Hermitage Branch, Hermitage

    October 25, 2014

    Explore a world of balloons, magic, and juggling with Scott Tripp. After the performance, stick around to receive your very own balloon sculpture!


    Nashville Ballet presents Swan Lake

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Richland Park Branch, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Learn the ballet language of pantomime, dance styles from countries around the world and how various styles of the music can influence the story in this quintessential ballet, set to music...more

    Agents of Their Own Destiny: Race and Remembrance in a Civil War City, Special Tours

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    On each Saturday during the month, tours will be offered to sites associated with the Battle of Nashville including the Glen Leven Estate, Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury's Lunette, Fort Negley...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Nashville Ballet presents Carnival of the Animals

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Ballet at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    The Lion, King of the Beasts, cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him. If he’s the King he must be the best so of course all the other animals should change. A wise and...more

    Puppet Truck presents Frog Prince

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Thompson Lane Branch, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Enjoy this classic story of friendship retold in a fun musical production featuring the fabulous Tichenor marionettes. Run Time: 35 minutes.


    "Create Your Story" Writing Performance Institute with Minton Sparks

    Presented by Scarritt-Bennett Center at Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Every one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back. Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating yourself...more

    Sugar Skull Decorating

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Inglewood Branch, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    The sugar skull is one of the traditional items used in the Mexican celebration, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Learn a little about the holiday and make your own sugar skull decorated...more

    Richard Marx

    Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Fresh off releasing Beautiful Goodbye, his first studio album in 10 years, Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Richard Marx will hit the road this fall for a highly anticipated U.S. tour. ...more

    Crocheting Fun with Ryan

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - East Branch, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Come learn how to start Crochet or learn new stitches from a Crochet expert.


    Jumpstart the College Essay

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - North Branch, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Juniors and Seniors, get started on your college admission essay in this two-hour workshop taught by Katie McDougall, co-founder of The Porch Writers Collective. Learn how to lift the blocks,...more

    John Jonethis in the V Lounge Piano Bar

    Presented by Artist Development Group and Valentino's Restorante at Valentino's Ristorante, Nashville

    October 22 - October 25, 2014

    John Jonethis, The Voice of Romance, sings the great songs from The American Songbook plus today's romantic and dance favorites. From Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett to Harry Connick Jr.,...more

    Day of the Dead Art Crawl

    Presented by Freedom Arts ~ Arte de Libertad at Coleman Park, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Help us launch the Inaugural Day of the Dead Art Crawl. Join us in our very own Woodbine and Glencliff Art Crawl!  Calling all individuals, families, organizations, schools, and businesses to...more

    Liquid: A Solo Exhibition of New Work by Michael Grine

    Presented by 40AU at The Arcade and Haus Rotations at 40 AU (The Arcade), Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    In October, 40AU will be hosting Liquid, a solo exhibition by Michael Grine featuring works on paper and new sculptural explorations. Known for his dynamic and colorful paintings,...more

    Battle of Nashville Special Tours

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb Academy, Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    On each Saturday during October, guests will tour sites associated with the Battle of Nashville including the Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury’s Lunette, Fort Negley and Historic Travellers...more

    Community Outreach: Musical Petting Zoo at The Buddy Walk / Centennial Park

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Centennial Park, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Bang a drum, strum an autoharp, and pick a banjo! Our Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance. The...more

    Gene Kelly: The Legacy

    Presented by Belmont University - College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University - Troutt Theater, Nashville

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

    The Belmont Univeristy Department of Theatre and Dance presents Gene Kelly: The Legacy with Patricia Ward Kelly.

    Biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly takes audiences behind...more

    In The Round with Jeanne Petersen and friends

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show.


    In The Round with Queen of Hearts

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    In The Round with Queen of Hearts.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Nashville Ballet presents Carnival of the Animals

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Ballet at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    The Lion, King of the Beasts, cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him. If he’s the King he must be the best so of course all the other animals should change. A wise and...more

    Daniel Luchman: Voyage to Alpha Centauri

    Presented by COOP Gallery at COOP Gallery, Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    COOP Gallery is pleased to present Voyage to Alpha Centauri, an exhibition featuring a video installation and sculptural piece by Daniel...more

    Love Poems for a Fall Evening - Poems that Move Me with Marilyn Kallet

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Join the Global Education Center as we welcome Marilyn Kallet, a guest artist in our 2014-2015 Linebreaks Literary Reading Series.

    Marilyn Kallet is the author of 16...more

    Poetry and the Power of Naming - Workshop

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Poetry and the Power of Naming - A Workshop with Marilyn Kallet
    This is a poetry workshop in which we explore the power of names and naming. We begin with family names, and...more

    Piddle Me This, A Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    Presented by Mel O'Drama Theater

    October 24 - October 25, 2014

    Piddle Me This

    A Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    Written by Lynda Drewy

    Directed by Becca Cummings

     

    What do you get when you have THE ADAMS FAMILY mixed...more

    Valentine Saloon with The Tip

    Presented by Mercy Lounge at Mercy Lounge, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Dean James, William Jewell, Henry Meyer, and Billy Baker formed Valentine Saloon in Nashville in 1988, and disbanded in 1993. During their 5 year stint the hard rock band released 2 albums on...more

    Pura Vida Vintage - Thru the Fire Benefit

    Presented by The Rutledge at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Join us for life music with the Pura Vida Vintage - Thru the Fire Benefit. 92Q has helped us put together some great artists to perform including Lockwood Barr, Al Holbrook, Rio Ville, Lillie...more

    Spooky Science & Chemistry Day

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Do you love October as much as we do? Then come explore the oozing, bubbling, creepy side of science and chemistry! We will have some MAD science experiments that are guaranteed to amaze...more

    Zeitgeist presents Safe Deposit by Jack Ryan and Dark Matter by Seana Reilly

    Presented by Zeitgeist Gallery at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    Join us during October for the exhibits Safe Deposit by Jack Ryan and Dark Matter Seana Reilly.

    Safe Deposit is a collection of...more

    Hip Hop Halloween

    Presented by UnoMagazine615.com and Universal Starz at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    UnoMagazine615.com and Universal Starz presents the Hip Hop Halloween Costume Party & Showcase featuring performances by:

    • DJ Wrightful
    • C4 & Yung...more

    ProWeekend Animation and Illustration Weekend Artist Seminar

    Presented by Taught By A Pro and Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Shamblin Theatre, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

     Have you ever wanted to meet and learn from some of the best artists and creators in the industry? Wouldn’t it be awesome to discover the professional tips and tricks you won’t...more

    South Street Players

    Presented by Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Nashville at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (Nashville), Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Do you remember the first time you heard that song... and who you were with?

    South Street is synonymous with music in Nashville and the word is out: each musician in this band is...more

    Mindy Smith: One Moment More – 10th Anniversary Show

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Celebrates the 10t h Anniversary of her critically acclaimed debut release, “One Moment More” in Nashville where it all began……… It took eight years for Mindy...more

    Soul Brunch featuring Charles 'Wigg" Walker

    Presented by Acme Feed & Seed at Acme Feed & Seed , Nashville

    October 25, 2014

    Come enjoy Brunch with Nashville’s best Soul Singer - Charles “Wigg” Walker


    The Addams Family

    Presented by Circle Players, Inc. at The Fortress, Nashville

    October 17 - October 26, 2014

    In this original musical, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents...more

    A Day at the Fair with The David Ewing Collection

    Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

    July 10 - October 26, 2014

    “Why is the Parthenon in Nashville?” That is the Number One question we hear from visitors. The exhibit A Day at the Fair with The David Ewing Collection will answer this...more

    Jason Isbell

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    Southeastern is not a record Jason has made before, and not simply because the glorious storm and drama of his band, the 400 Unit, is absent. They will tour together; it’s not a...more

    Vanderbilt University Concert Choir

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall, Nashville

    October 26, 2014

    David Binns Williams, director

    The oldest performing group on campus performs choral works from a wide range of genres and eras.


    Chicago with John O'Hurley

    Presented by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, TPAC at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall, Nashville

    October 21 - October 26, 2014

    A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz; one show-stopping-song after another; and the...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Join us in the studios every weekend for interactive art and nature-themed activities. Visitors of all ages are invited to create an art project all their own!

     


    Cheekwood Harvest | Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Tap your feet and clap your hands as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the garden. Presented in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Garden Tales Storytime

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Guided Garden & Museum Tours

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Garden, Collection & Exhibition, and House & History guided tours.
    11:30 – Garden Tour
    12:30 – House & History Tour
    1:30 – Exhibition Tour


    Cheekwood Harvest | Live Music in the Mansion

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Local pianist Gunther Knaup will fill the Mansion with sweet tunes every Saturday – the perfect setting for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Drawing Room Concert Series

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of...more

    Writers Night with special guest Hugh Moffatt - Hosted By Steve Goodie

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 26, 2014

    Writers Night with special guest - Hugh Moffatt hosted by Steve Goodie. We do not take reservations for this show. Seats are first come, first served. Doors open at 7:30pm.

    *This show is...more

    Family Program: Make a Hall of Fame Medallion

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    October 26, 2014

    Celebrate the new inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame by creating your own Hall of Fame medallion or plaque. The class of 2014—songwriter Hank Cochran and artists Ronnie Milsap, and...more

    Sunday Spotlight at Bluebird Cafe

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 26, 2014

    Sunday Night Spotlights feature great bands and up and coming songwriters. They might not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great show. This show lasts until 7:00pm. The room will then be...more

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