Nashville Public Library’s Courtyard Concerts have resumed. The free lunchtime concert series is held in the Robinson Courtyard at NPL’s Main Library (615 Church St.). The concerts run 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 11.
Cheekwood Harvest 2022, part of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals, will run through Oct. 30. Guests can enjoy activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.
Friends of the Green Hills Library will hold its Autumn Book Sale from Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. The sale includes thousands of gently pre-owned books, DVDs and CDs. Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 29; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, which is half-price day. It concludes Sunday, Oct. 2 from 2-4 p.m. with the traditional bag sale. All proceeds benefit the Friends' community programs for the Green Hills branch. The library is located at 3701 Benham Avenue in Green Hills.
Nashville Symphony's Holst’s The Planets takes place Sept. 29 through Oct. 2, as the Nashville Symphony will share the stage with Nashville Symphony Women’s Chorus and Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich. Featured works include contemporary composer Kaija Saariaho’s Asteroid 4179: Toutatis, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Holst’s iconic ode to our solar system, The Planets.
The 53rd annual Nashville Film Festival will be held Sept. 29-Oct. 5 at the Belcourt Theater, the TPAC Andrew Johnson Theater and the Franklin Theatre. The film lineup includes the Nashville premiere of “The Return of Tanya Tucker.” For information, go to www.nashfilm.org.
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville is bringing back the Nash Art Bash, celebrating Nashville’s arts and business community, and Creative Exchange, the annual professional development conference for Nashville creatives by Nashville creatives. These distinct but complementary events with the overarching theme of "Find Your Voice" will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Studio 615. To stay up to date on details and to purchase tickets, visit nashartbash.com and abcnashville.org/creative-exchange.
Better Business Bureau of Middle TN and Southern KY will host the fourth annual Songwriter's Night event on Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Factory at Franklin located at 230 Franklin Road. The event's special host is Danielle Breezy, News 2 Chief Meteorologist. A live and silent auction plus performances from award-winning songwriters Mackenzie Carpenter, Wyatt McCubbin and Tony Lane are a few of the highlights.
The 2022 Nashville Walk for Apraxia event will be held on Oct. 1 at Gregory Mills Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. Registration is free. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Walk for Apraxia.
Greater Nashville Heart Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 1. Activities begin at 8 a.m.; the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Vanderbilt University Lot N (Lot 74), 2935-2979 Dudley Ave. The American Heart Association is inviting Nashville area residents to the event to boost physical and mental health through healthy habits. For information go to Visit www.nashvilleheartwalk.org.
One Generation Away is bringing its mobile food pantry back to the Maplewood High School campus to share food with anyone in a time of need on Saturday, Oct. 1. Anyone may receive a load of groceries with no paperwork required. The mobile pantry will begin giving out food around 9 a.m., but potential recipients are encouraged to arrive early, as it is first come, first served. Volunteers should arrive at 7:30 a.m. to help organize and distribute food.
The Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence is hosting the 18th Meet Us at the Bridge ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 1, the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event will take place from 9-10 a.m. at the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge. The annual event remembers individuals who were murdered in an act of domestic violence this past year in Nashville. Fourteen people – including three children – will be honored, and a single purple rose for each victim will be dropped into the Cumberland River.
TN Maker Fest, a free and family friendly event held at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Center for Innovation, will showcase novices and experts of all ages, with one major thing in common: a joy for making and creation. From tech enthusiasts to embroiderers to scientists to crafters and everything in between, this event will feature an incredible gathering of “makers” who will show off their hobbies, projects, experiments and creations. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 31st annual Nashville AIDS Walk, a Nashville CARES event, will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville. The walk will be at 11 a.m. Family activities and celebration festivities will be held from noon-7 p.m. For information or to register, go to www.nashvilleaidswalk.com.
Drug Store Coffee is hosting a latte art throwdown for its Drink Local campaign and International Coffee Day on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4-7 p.m. Baristas of all levels are invited to participate, and some fun raffle prizes will be up for grabs. Contestants will be judged on texture, execution, definition and creativity in four head-to-head battles. Sign up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or enter at the door. The event is free to attend and $10 to compete, with proceeds benefiting Pelotonia cancer research.
The National Federation of the Blind’s Nashville Chapter is hosting a benefit concert featuring the WannaBeatles on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Tennessee School for the Blind, 115 Stewart’s Ferry Pike in Nashville. Tickets are $20 at www.nfbtn.org/WannaBeatles. For more information, contact Jenova11193@gmail.com.
The Nashville Humane Association's Empty the Shelters event sponsored by BISSELL Pet Foundation will be from Oct. 1-8. Adoptions will be $25 for cats and dogs 6 months and older. Adoption fees normally range from $90-$225. Dogs and cats are available to view online. The pages are updated to show availability in real time. More information can be found at nashvillehumane.org.
The World Famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Music City’s legendary honky-tonk, will celebrate its 62nd birthday in downtown Nashville on Tuesday, Oct. 4. As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge will feature entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage throughout the day — a free, star-studded concert that is open to the public. Featured headliners include Lee Brice, Parmalee, Montgomery Gentry, Colt Ford, Randy Houser and Drew Green. The annual Broadway street party features performances from country music's finest, and you never know who will show up! Music is expected to begin around noon, and the main lineup will start around 5 p.m.
Middle Tennessee State University’s True Blue Tour for prospective students will have its Davidson County stop on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. in Nashville. The event is free to attend. Prospective students and their families can meet with MTSU deans and advisors to learn about university programs, housing, financial aid and other information about MTSU.
The 2022-23 Nashville Ballet season begins with "Cinderella" on Oct. 6-9 at TPAC’s Polk Theater. Performances include a youth cast of School of Nashville Ballet students and a classical score performed live by the Nashville Symphony. For information about the season schedule and to purchase tickets, go to nashvilleballet.com.
The 44th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair will be held Oct. 7-9 at Centennial Park in Nashville. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission charge. Free parking and free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday is available every 15 minutes from the HCA parking lots. For maps and event information, go to visit tennesseecraft.org/fallfair.
The Frist Art Museum presents Virginia Overton: Saved, an exhibition of sculptures and site-specific installations made from repurposed everyday materials that create a dynamic visual poetry of reclamation and renewal. Organized by the Frist Art Museum, the exhibition will be on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery from Oct. 7 through Dec. 31.
The More Than Pink Walk sponsored by Susan G. Komen will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at CoolSprings Galleria, 1800 Galleria Blvd. in Franklin. Registration for the event beings at 7 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. The event welcomes all the members of the breast cancer community honoring friends, family and anyone who has been impacted by the disease. Participants may register online at www.komen.org/nashvillewalk.
OZ Arts Nashville will open its 10th season of adventurous performances with the internationally acclaimed dance-theater production "An Untitled Love" by Macarthur “Genius” Award-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham and his company, A.I.M., Oct. 20-22. The groundbreaking performance was described by Vanity Fair magazine as a “transcendent and joyous evening-length celebration of Black love and Black culture, set to the music of R&B legend D’Angelo.” Tickets begin at $25 and are on sale here.
The 7th President 7k race across the property that Andrew Jackson once called home will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The 7th President 7k is a collaboration between Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and Fleet Feet Mt. Juliet. The course includes both paved pathways and fields as participants see more than four miles of the landscape making up this 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark. All proceeds from the race support the Andrew Jackson Foundation. Registration for the race is $40 for those 16 years of age and older and $25 for those 15 and younger. Participants who register by Oct. 5 will receive a challenge coin, T-shirt and one Grounds Pass to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, valid through Dec. 31, 2022. To register or for more information, visit www.thehermitage.com/event/7th-president-7k-run/.
Nashville Symphony's Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash takes place Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This family-friendly performance features iconic repertoire from composers including Bach, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and more. Great seats are available starting at $26.
The Joseph Family Foundation's second annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye (KBCG) Benefit Gala will be held in Nashville on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the Gala will support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The 13th annual Nashville Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Tennessee chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP-TN), will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m. at Nashville’s historic Centennial Park. This gathering will support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s education and support programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual U.S. rate of suicide 20% by the year 2025. Details and registration can be found at afsp.org/Nashville.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Clarksville will be hosting a breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Morgan University Center at Austin Peay State University. The mentoring nonprofit pairs youth facing adversity with adults who ignite their potential and show them how to reach further and achieve more in life.