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Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

Where To…Nashville, Tennessee

April 20 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! We all live for the weekends. No more @ The Event…from this day forth it’s Where To. Different title, but same formula. We go from city to city, country to country to get find great events and things to do. From Texas to Tennessee. Nashville that is. Over the past weekend, I visited the capital of this beautiful state. You can find all kinds of great things to do in Music City!


Credit source: Visit Music City

What can you do for art, music, and other events in Nashville? Plenty. I wanted to really explore the city a lot more, but I wasn’t able to because we didn’t have more time, but I’ll return again sometime next year. One place that one on my agenda was The Parthenon.

 

THE PARTHENON

Located at Centennial the Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Here is a small description from their brochure:

The city of Nashville first undertook the construction of a full-scale replica of the Parthenon for the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Many cities and states, major industries, and other interest groups also built pavilions for the celebration. Nashville’s pavilion was constructed of brick, wood lath, and plaster, and represented the city’s reputation as the “Athens of the South” The Parthenon housed the art exhibition, which consisted of 1,172 pieces from all over the world. The building was so popular that the city left the temporary structure standing after the Exposition. In 1920, faced with crumbling pediments and decaying plaster, the city authorized the reconstruction of the landmark with permanent materials. Rather than rebuilding the structure exactly as it appeared in the Exposition, the city decided to create a complete replica of the original Greek temple, both inside and out. What had been the basement of the 1897 Parthenon became gallery space in order to continue the Nashville Parthenon’s history of exhibiting fine art.

On May 21, 1931, the Parthenon reopened to the public, attracting over 10,000 visitors from 46 states and 12 foreign countries during its first month. 

The first floor you’ll see exhibitions of painting, statues and other works, but it’s on the second floor you’ll find Athena, goddess of wisdom, prudent warfare and the useful arts; patron deity of the city of Athens. The statue stands 41′ 10″ tall, from the floor all the way to the top center crest of her helmet. She’s made of gypsum cement reinforced with fiberglass, on a steel frame. The statue was commissioned in 1982 and was unveiled in May 1990. Go to the website below Hours of operations, administrations, and other information. I enjoyed it and wasn’t disappointed. I need to go back there again.

Other events include:

Awesome April

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

Holiday Harmony

CMA Music Festival

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Other places to you can visit are  Country Music Hall of Fame® and MuseumRCA Studio B,  LeQuire Gallery,  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Grand Ole Opry. 

So many more events and things to see.

Go to www. visitmusiccity.com for more places and events to check out. I’m gonna go back to get the full experience of Nashville has to offer.

Image source: Wikipedia, YouTube, & HomeAway
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@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities.


Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com

Dallas

ART & CULTURAL 

Dallas Museum of Art

DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

 Crow Collection of Asian Art

SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

Nasher Sculpture Center

SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

MUSIC EVENTS:

Quill

JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Moody Performance Hall

THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO NADINE SIERRA / JAN 28 / Next: Jan 28 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Senior Line Dancing, a free movie screening at the Hope Center, a student art festival at the University of Texas at Dallas, and many more.

Here are a few things you can do in January. Posted by Jamina Tribbett for Visit Dallas

Hang out until midnight at the Dallas Museum of Art during Late Nights at the DMA on Jan. 19 for music, talks, films, gallery tours, kids’ activities and more. This month’s Late Night activities celebrate the museum’s birthday and explore the psychedelic world of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.

 Take the kids on a trip to the Dallas Children’s Theater to see “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” show. Watch the illustrations of this beloved children’s book leap from the page to the stage in a bright display of color. The show will occur daily between Jan. 19 to Feb. 25.

Head to East Dallas for the KidFilm Festival at the Angelika Film Center and Café on Jan. 20-21. This two-day lineup of new and classic films for both children and adults also features special guests, readalongs and other fun activities. The tickets are completely free and available at the KidFilm box office one hour before each showtime.

Stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center to see “The Dramastics: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas” exhibit, on display until Jan. 28. The elaborate scenes, made completely of paper and wire, depict the rise of a fictional punk rock band. It’s a display you must see for yourself.

Want to know what else you can do in Dallas? Go to www.visitdallas.com.

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth

ART & CULTURAL

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – A NEW AMERICAN SCULPTURE, 1914-1945: LACHAISE, LAURENT, NADELMAN AND ZORACH /

  • February 17, 2017 – May 13, 2018

  • Recurring daily

 

Artspace111

CITY SYMPHONY | GROUP EXHIBITION /Opening Reception | February 8, 2018 | 5pm to 8pm |

Exhibition on Display | February 8 – March 17, 2018 |

 

 

MUSIC  & OTHER EVENTS

 

 Jubilee Theater

JUBILEE THEATRE – DETROIT ’67 /

  • December 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

E-MAIL Visit Website

 

 Main Event Entertainment – Fort Worth South

LOOSEN THE BIBLE BELT /

  • Recurring daily

E-MAIL Visit Website

How about the doing a little dancing at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, view some artwork on The Dewey Street Bridge or a variety of Western art at the Will Rodger Memorial Center.

Go to http://www.fortworth.com to gather more information. You can get a kick out of both cities for great art, music, and other events. If you plan on visiting, I hope this was helpful to you.

 

 

Image source: Wikipedia, Photohome.com, Dallas Hot Spots, www.fortworth.com, & Downtown Fort Worth

 

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

Wednz Scene: Upcoming Literature Events for 2018

December 13 / 17

Hello again…just one more thing. I’m in the midst of getting or finding information on upcoming literary events for 2018. Thanks to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, here are several for the month of January.


Credit source: Association of Writers & Writing Programs or AWP

 

Writing By Writers Wolf House Residency

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

DETAILS

Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.

Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts & Saltonstall Arts Colony

Ithaca, New York, United States

DETAILS

MAY 14  SEP 30, 2018

Residency

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 2, 2018
TUITION / COST: Saltonstall’s juried residencies are free of charge.
SCHOLARSHIP: Available
Small stipends are provided to offset travel costs and other personal expenses.


CONTACT: Lesley Williamson
PHONE:607-539-3146
EMAIL: artscolony@saltonstall.org
WEBSITE: http://www.saltonstall.org

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature

Location

435 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
Ithaca
New York, United States
14850

 

 

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

Galloway, New Jersey, United States

DETAILS

JAN 12  JAN 15, 2018

Retreat

SCHOLARSHIP: Available
Scholarships available for most of our programs. See website for details.


PHONE:609-626-3594
EMAIL: info@wintergetaway.com
WEBSITE: www.stockton.edu/wintergetaway

Genres

Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children’s literature

Location

Stockton Seaview Hotel
(near Atlantic City)
Galloway
New Jersey, United States

 

Writing Havana: An Immersion Class in Place-Based Writing

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

DETAILS

JAN 21  JAN 29, 2018

Retreat

TUITION / COST:$3795
SCHOLARSHIP: None Available


CONTACT: SF Workshops/Writers Lab
PHONE:(505) 983-1400, ext. 111
EMAIL: info@santafeworkshops.com
WEBSITE: https://santafeworkshops.com/workshops/writers-lab/

Faculty

Featured Writers Include:

Pam Houston

Genres

Fiction, Creative nonfiction

Location

50 Mount Carmel Rd.
Santa Fe
New Mexico, United States
87505

 

 

Novel in a Year: Young Adult and Middle Grade

Chicago, Illinois, United States

DETAILS

Location

4043 N. Ravenswood Ave
#222
Chicago
Illinois, United States
60613

Note: only WC&C members have a complete listing.

 

That’s it for now, but I will post more for February 2018. Just click on the links above for more information. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

November 17 / 17

Ahhh….Friday! Friyay! My old stomping ground, my second home….San Antonio, Texas. I want to do something a bit different here. Next year San Antonio will celebrate their Tricentennial, 300 years….here a sampling of what activities you can attend during your time in the city.


Credit source: visitsanantonio.com

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.

Here are a few initiatives….

TriArt Grant Program

The TriArt Program was created to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community. The program provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to artists and art organizations.

Public Art

Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri Art Grant Program, local artists have an opportunity to provide meaningful enrichment and infuse community spaces with culture throughout 2018 and beyond.

Just a few events that will be celebrated during the tricentennial:

Celebrate San Antonio NYE Celebration

Tricentennial Commemorative Week

The Witte Museum presents 300 Years of San Antonio History: Confluence and Culture

San Antonio Museum of Art presents San Antonio 1718

¡Viva Hemisfair! a 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

In the meantime, take a look at a few activities happening now….

Chuck Ramirez: All This And Heaven Too  / Regular Admission + $10

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 – Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209

2108245368    Visit Website

 

An Evening In Travis Park  / Free

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 – Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

5 – 8 PM

Travis Park

311 E Travis St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

 

 

The Latino List: Photographs By Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 – Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave. , San Antonio, TX 78215

2109788100    Visit Website

For more information go to visitsanantonio.com. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: www.sanantonio300.org, nations online, & good living

Wednz Scene: Book Festivals, Awards & Events for November 2017

Wednz Scene: Book Festivals, Awards & Events for November 2017

October 25 / 17

Found a list of book festivals, conferences, and things. Courtesy of African American Literature Book Club, there are several events taking place in November….


Credit source: African American Literature Book Club (AALBC)

  1. Wisconsin Book Festival

    Thursday, November 2, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Madison, Wisconsin

  2. Texas Book Festival

    Saturday, November 4, 2017, to Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Austin, Texas

  3. Children’s Africana Book Awards Festival

    Saturday, November 4, 2017 – Washington, District of Columbia

  4. Kentucky Book Fair

    Friday, November 10, 2017, to Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Frankfort, Kentucky

  5. Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 – St. Petersburg, Florida

  6. Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival

    Saturday, November 11, 2017 – Portland, Oregon

  7. National Book Awards

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – New York, New York

  8. Ake Arts and Book Festival

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Abeokuta, Ogun, Nigeria

  9. Bluffton Book Festival

    Thursday, November 16, 2017, to Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Bluffton, South Carolina

  10. Miami Book Fair International

    Saturday, November 18, 2017, to Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Miami, Florida

  11. Mosaic Literary Conference

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 – Bronx, New York

 

Just click on the links above to get the information you need on each event. Enjoy the rest of your Hump Wednesday, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: African American Literature Book Club

Wednz Scene: Scream on the Green

Wednz Scene: Scream on the Green

October 25 / 17

Hello everyone! For those living the Columbus, Georgia area, this event is right up your alley. Young Professional’s Scream on the Green is coming this Friday, October 27 at the CSU (Columbus State University) RiverPark Campus-Woodruff Park Lawn.

It all starts at 7:00 pm. Lots of activities, lots of fun. Go to www.YPColumbus.Ga.com for more information.

 

Image source: Facebook & YouTube

Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

October 21 / 17

Hey again….Second, Denver Art Week, which will be happening on November 3-11, 2017. I saw this while I was getting yesterday’s post for @ The Event ready. Here are some of the highlights…..


Credit source: http://www.denver.org

Denver Arts Week is an nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. This year’s Denver Arts Week takes place Nov. 3-11, 2017

PROGRAMS

  1. Know Your Arts First Friday

  2. Free Night at the Museums

  3. Denver’s On Stage

  4. Family Friendly

  5. Hidden Gems

Lots of events taking place such as 14er Film Fest, 2 for 1 Admission to Listen/Hear 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down, and many other events during Denver Art Week.

Free Night at the Museums is where Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is free…yes FREE.

You’ll also experience the Denver Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 1-12 and Breakin’ Convention, Nov. 4-5, the world’s biggest festival of hip-hop dance theater.

For great deals and other information go to www.denver.org/denver-arts-week.

Image source: denver.org & colorado.com

@ The Event: Phoenix, Arizona

@ The Event: Phoenix, Arizona

September 15 / 17

Friday is here….yea! This month is going pretty fast, isn’t it? Our next stop for @ The Event is Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to Visit Phoenix we can get a glimpse of what you can be doing while you visit the Valley of the Sun.


Credit source: Visit Phoenix

Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

  • Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to December 31, 2017

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Phone: (602) 257-1880

  • Time: See website for Phoenix Art Museum hours

  • Price: $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required)

 

Of God and Mortal Men

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

  • October 7, 2017, to April 15, 2018

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (602) 252-8840

  • Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm

  • Price: Included with museum admission

 

Artlink First Fridays

 

Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts

  • Herberger Theater Center
    222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ

  • November 4, 2017

  • Phone: (602) 254-7399

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Price: Free

 

Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to December 31, 2017

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Phone: (480) 686-9539

  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.

 

Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts

  • Avenue of the Fountains

    12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ

  • November 10, 2017, to November 12, 2017

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (480) 837-1654

  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Price: Free admission and parking

 

 

 

 

Lost Lake Festival

October 20-22, 2017

The festival will take place at central Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd Street and Indian School Road, and just a 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Friday: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Three-day general admission passes are $224.50 plus fees through September. Starting October 1, the price jumps to $239.50 plus fees. As of publishing this blog post, a limited number of VIP tickets are currently available for $574.50 plus fees.

Single-day tickets will go on sale Friday, September 8. They’ll cost $89.50 plus fees for general admission and $224.50 plus fees for VIP.

Get your tickets here.

 

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Hale Centre Theatre

    50 W Page Ave, Gilbert Gilbert, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to October 7, 2017

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (480) 497-1181

  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.

  • Price: $18-$32

 

Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic

  • Multiple Locations
    2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ

  • Dates: September 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 Jan 20, Jan 26 – Jan 27, Feb 2 – 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12 – 13, May 19, May 26, 2018

  • Phone: (480) 359-7469

  • Price: See website for availability and ticket information.

 

 

Heard Museum

  • 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 252-8840

    • Fax: (602) 252-9757

 

Phoenix Art Museum

  • 1625 N. Central Ave. Central Avenue and McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 257-1222

    • Fax: (602) 253-8662

 

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050

    • Phone: (480) 478-6000

    • Fax: (480) 471-8690

 

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • 215 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 253-0501

    • Fax: (602) 307-9833

 

 

 

Arizona Broadway Theatre

  • 7701 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ 85382

    • Phone: (623) 776-8400

 

Arizona Theatre Company

  • 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 256-6899

    • Fax: (602) 256-7399

 

Arizona Opera

  • 75 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 266-7464

And so much more……Go to www.visitphoenix.com to get even more information about all the events listed here and on their website. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!