12th & Broad

Jun. 26, 2014 9:19 AM

June 26: World Series public celebration, indie artists and lots of beer.

  • Have a movie night at Belcourt Theatre
  • Community conversation with artist of upcoming Civil Rights public art
  • 'European Wine Love' dinner at Frothy Monkey in Franklin
  • 'Hero Behind the Hits' series at Renaissance
  • 18 different beer events for Nashville Craft Beer Week, including a block party
  • 'Raw Nashville: Panorama' at Cannery Ballroom
  • Watch 'Frozen' at Elmington Park
  • 'Charleyville' music event kicks off at Foobar
  • Watch the World Cup at Hurry Back
  • Join the public celebration for the Commodores' World Series victory
  • Plan ahead for some great weekend events

belcourtapp Belcourt app Submitted

We have exciting Belcourt Theatre news: Our non-profit community movie theater just launched a web-based app! This means you go to their website, www.belcourt.org, from your smartphone, bookmark it, and you'll have a screen icon for easy access all the time. Handy! Check out what they've got showing and have a movie night at Nashville's beloved historic indie movie theater. They even have beer at their concessions stand!

metrohoriz2 Metro Arts Submitted

Join in on a community conversation with Metro Arts and Minority Caucus and talk with Walter Hood, the artist selected to design the Civil Rights-inspired public art for Public Square Park. The community reception will be held on Thursday, June 26 at Hadley Park Community Center (1037 28th Avenue N) from 5-6:30 p.m. Hood will give a short talk at 5:30 p.m. Meet Hood and learn more about this exciting project. Walter Hood's design for "Witness Walls" utilizes iconic photos of the Civil Rights movement in Nashville to honor the events and the people who made history here and created the blueprint for nonviolent protest. The installation will be located on the west side of the historic Metro Nashville Courthouse, steps away from the historic April 19, 1960 student-led protest that led then-Mayor Ben West to disavow segregation of Nashville's lunch counters. The artwork is expected to be installed in 2015. Here's an artist rendering of what it will look like.

frothyWine European Wine Love Submitted

Frothy Monkey in Franklin has paired up with Bonus Bev and is having a "European Wine Love" dinner with five courses by Chef Chase. Just take a peek at Frothy Monkey's Instagram…their dinner last night on Fifth Avenue of the Arts looked to-die-for. The dinner menu and wine pairings can be seen here.

erauy88o Inside Renaissance Submitted

The Renaissance (611 Commerce Street) has some great free singer-songwriter music this evening. They are kicking off the "Hero Behind the Hits" series, with stories and a performance behind hit songwriter Gordon Kennedy. Kennedy won "Song of the Year" at the 1997 Grammy Awards for Eric Clapton's #1 hit "Change the World." He has also written hits for Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Alison Krauss, and Peter Frampton. Music begins at 8:15 p.m. at the Bridge Bar complete with unique food and drink specials.

craftbeer Nashville Craft Submitted

There's some great beer events tonight, as part of the Nashville Craft Beer Week. For example, there's an East Nashville Block Party with Jackalope at Edley's East. There's an English Beer Dinner with Cask Beer pairings at Cool Springs Brewery. Chef Mike Arnold will be serving German-inspired fare at Craft Brewed on 8th Avenue and pairing with The Black Abbey Brewing Company beers, complete with beer ice cream and a firkin (Lederhosen optional). Click here to read the 18 other beer events planned for today.

raw Raw Nashville Submitted

The underground artist scene will be at Cannery Ballroom this evening for RAW Nashville: Panorama. RAW is an indie artist organization that is in 80 cities internationally, including Nashville. Every other month they select around 40 up-and-coming Nashville creatives to feature in a collaborative art showcase including music performances, fashion shows, performing arts, visual artwork, photography, DJs and more. The event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 cash at the door. Preview tonight's featured artists and performers here.

moviesinthepark Movies in the Park Submitted

Head to Elmington Park this evening for "Movies in the Park" and watch "Frozen." The animated movie has been a huge hit, so if you haven't seen it, this could be a great way to see it for free and make a night of it with your friends and a picnic.

charley2 CharleyVille Submitted

Check out some music at Foobar tonight for a great cause. Tonight kicks off a 3-day long event called Charleyville, which was started a few years ago. Charleyville benefits The Charlotte Nooe Foundation, which is a charitable foundation for musicians and writers. Some of the music acts for the event include Matthew Huff, Holly Wood And the Extras, The Racoonies, Pale Horse, Neo Tundra Cowboy, and The Rockin' Bones. There are also silent auction and memorabilia items available. 100% of the proceeds got to Charleyville and helps to support people in your own community in the arts.

hurryb Hurry Back Submitted

Of course, many of you will be watching the USA vs. Germany World Cup game today. Many of you will be watching from work, but if you can get out for a lunch break, we suggest you go to the new Hurry Back on Elliston Place to watch it on their large projector.

vandy Vandy after World Series victory Jae S. Lee / The Tennessean

Speaking of sports… Congratulations to Vanderbilt's 'Dores on their outstanding victory earning the title of 2014 College World Series Champions! For the first time in Vanderbilt men's athletics history, the Commodores are national champions after last night's 3-2 win over Virginia. There will be a public celebration at the Vanderbilt Lacross Complex (off Jess Neely Drive) at 6 p.m. In case of rain, the celebration will be moved indoors to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center's new indoor practice field, with parking available in the large lot off Natchez Trace. Read more about this historic sports moment for Nashville on The Tennessean.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Friday

Nashville-Neighborhoods-Gold-&-Teal Hip Hues Submitted

Our creative friends at Hip Hues have a BYOB Screen Printing Workshop on Friday! You've seen Hip Hues at our "Meat Ya at the Park" event and recently at our "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" event, and every time they have been a huge hit. Head to Platetone Printmaking Paper & Book Arts on 4th Avenue (adjacent to Turnip Green Creative Reuse) to create your own canvas prints of 'Nashville Neighborhoods.' This canvas print looks great in a black frame, by the way!

bugnighthoriz Bugs, Cheekwood at night Cheekwood

Don't forget! Cheekwood introduced new hours this season, opening their gates at night on Fridays! After several recent night-time installations such as Chihuly and Bruce Munro, they have now plenty of great outdoor lighting to create a beautiful evening garden stroll. The "Big Bugs" exhibit looks especially beautiful lit up at night! Bring a picnic basket, and enjoy dinner by the pond where you can hear the crickets and bullfrogs. Plus, there's an incredible Andy Warhol "Flowers" exhibit that just opened, and those really whimsical stick-houses by Patrick Dougherty. The botanical garden remains open till 10 p.m. on Friday through the month of July, and till 8:30 p.m. in August. 12th & Broad members receive $3 off the regular admission cost. Just tell them your name and we'll have a list at the door.

Saturday

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We're gearing up for our "Music City Hair Ball" event at historic War Memorial Auditorium on Saturday evening! This summertime ball will be from 8 p.m. to midnight, and the most creatively dressed and "tressed" could become the King or Queen of the ball! We've been hearing some people's plans for their hairstyles and it's going to be wild. Also, we confirmed yesterday that we'll have a live mermaid and her 'merhandler' attending... this is NOT the Swan Ball, ya'll. If you missed our news segment yesterday on Channel 4's More at Midday, you can watch it here. Oh! And we've secured free parking at our building, so you don't have to worry about downtown parking garages. Info on that is in the Facebook event page.