The 53rd annual Nashville Film Festival will be held through 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 Nashville Humane Association's Empty the Shelters event sponsored by BISSELL Pet Foundation runs through Oct. 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.
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.
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 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.