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VOL. 36 | NO. 21 | Friday, May 25, 2012

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Brew at the Zoo. Nashville Zoo and Rhizome Productions are teaming up Friday for Brew at the Zoo, featuring Animals, live music, local food trucks and 75 craft beers on tap at this adults-only event. Guests will be able to wander the Entry Village, Festival Field and African Savannah exhibit areas while sampling beer from more than 25 craft breweries. 6:30-11 p.m. $50 per person. VIP tickets are $75 and include access to the YELP VIP tent with food, beverages, special gifts and more. Tickets and information: brewatthezoonashville.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Interactive Media Meet-up

The Interactive Media Meet-up includes Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce members with similar interests who meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These informal meetings give members the opportunity to learn, network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships in a casual setting that promotes conversation and camaraderie. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120. Information: Nashvillechamber.com or 743-3115.

JUNE 1-3

Nashville Songwriters Festival on Music Row

Songwriters from around the world will visit Music City for the Nashville Songwriters Festival on Music Row. More than 400 emerging songwriters will take the stage along Demonbreun from noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at venues such as Dan McGuinness, Red Rooster, Tin Roof, Otter’s Chicken & Brew and First Citizen’s Bank. The Best Western Music Row will host music industry booths and training sessions 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Attendees can receive hands-on advice, critiques and training on topics such as the craft of songwriting, recording techniques, publishing, song plugging, contracts, product development, audio podcast development, video production, management, and publicity. Festival registration is $150 for three days, $110 for two days, and $60 for one day. The general public can enjoy three days of live music with a $20 armband. Information: 424-1491.

SATURDAY JUNE 2

Old House Fair

The Tennessee Preservation Trust (TPT), in partnership with the Metro Historical Commission, is offering an Old House Fair, essentially a mini-trade show with a neighborhood focus, to assist Nashville homeowners. Local suppliers and crafts persons who are experts in historic preservation will be on hand to answer your questions. The nationally renowned Bob Yapp will be presenting on three topics: “How to Hire & Work with a Contractor,” “Old Windows Aren’t a Pane-They’re a Goldmine,” and “Energy Efficiency for Old Houses and Buildings.” Yapp is perhaps best known for his 1990s national weekly PBS program, About Your House with Bob Yapp, and his syndicated radio show, The House Doctor. Admission: $10. In addition, an antiques appraiser will be on site for appraisals for $10 per item. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Avenue. Information: tennesseepreservationtrust.org/conference.

First Saturday Art Crawl

Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts, the monthly visual arts event occurs in the historic entertainment district of downtown Nashville. It is held on the first Saturday of every month, 6-9 p.m., and is hosted by an alliance of art galleries and museums. More than 20 art venues participate. Admission free. For the June event, The Arts Company on 5th Avenue of the Arts is launching a three-month series of Fresh Art Summer exhibitions beginning Wayne Brezinka, master paper-cut collage illustrator, and a commissioned limited-edition series of photographs, Seven Deadly Sins, by David Robert Farmerie. New work by Anne Goetze, Jerry Park, and Rusty Wolfe also will also be featured. The exhibitions will continue through June 28 during regular gallery hours, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. The annual exhibition of new work by Brother Mel will also continue through June 18. Information: theartscompany.com, 254-2040.

Thursday, June 7

Quilt to Remember

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) and Senior Helpers will co-sponsor a free hands-on workshop about Alzheimer’s disease for local families and display the AFA Quilt To Remember in Madison on June 7. Pre register at regonline.com/FamilyJourneyNashvilleTN. On June 8, there will be an educational seminar for health care professionals the HCA Auditorium, 2501 Park Plaza. $35 per CE attendee, $20 per non-CE attendee. Information: regonline.com/DementiaStrategiesNashvilleTN.

Regions Free Days Concert Series

Regions Bank invites Middle Tennesseans to enjoy the Nashville Symphony outdoors during Regions Free Days with the Symphony, a community concert series taking place at various area parks. Musical programs include: “Celebrating the Film Music of John Williams,” “Symphonic Celebration!,” and “Shakespeare at the Symphony.” Information: 748-2168. Dates include:

  • Thursday, June 7, 8 p.m. - East Park, Nashville
  • Friday, June 8, 8 p.m. - Bicentennial Mall, Nashville
  • Sunday, June 10, 7 p.m. - Crockett Park, Brentwood
  • Tuesday, June 12, 7 p.m. - Cumberland University, Lebanon
  • Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. - Centennial Park, Nashville

THROUGH SEPT 2

Treehouses: Great Works of Literature

Cheekwood has selected seven designers for its 2012 summer outdoor exhibition. Opening Memorial Day weekend, Treehouses focuses on great works of literature with whimsical and traditional treehouses in the landscape at Cheekwood. This exhibition celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the first summer exhibition at Cheekwood, Terrific Treehouses. Previous exhibitions also include Playhouses and Forts, Big Bugs and, most recently, Happily Ever After. Information: Cheekwood.org.

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