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VOL. 41 | NO. 33 | Friday, August 18, 2017

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Live on the Green. Live music, free event Public Square Park. Music by Spoon, Portugal, The Man, The Weeks. Today, 5-11 p.m. Other dates include Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 & 2. https://www.liveonthegreen.com/


Food Truck Thursday

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.


Nashville Restaurant Week

Twice each year, Nashville Originals’ member restaurants will offer special menu items and pricing. It’s a great opportunity to try a local spot you’ve been meaning to check out. Participating restaurants typically include 55 South, Americano, The Bunganut Pig, Cabana, Caffe Nonna, Capitol Grill, Chago’s, Copper Kettle, Cork & Cow, Crow’s Nest, Elliston Place Soda Shop, Fenwick’s 300, Fido, Finezza Italian Bistro, Fleet Street Pub, Flyte, Germantown Cafe, Gray’s on Main, Green Hills Grille, Harvest at Homestead, Holland House, Jackson’s, MAFIAoZA’s, McCabe’s Pub, Mere Bulles, Midtown Cafe, Nonna’s, Noshville, Pease, Love & Pho, Peg Leg Porker, The Pineapple Room, Pizza Perfect, PM, Provence, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Grocery, Red Pony, The Row, Rumours East, Saffire, Salsa, Smokin Thighs, Sole Mio, South Street, Suzy Wong’s, Table 3, Tin Angel, Urban Grub, Valentino’s, Watermark, Wild Iris, and The Yellow Porch. Each menu is a little different, but most places offer two- or three-course meals from $10 - $30. You’ll find lunch and dinner options. Through Sunday. Information: http://nashvilleoriginals.com/nashville-restaurant-week

County Fairs

Agricultural fairs are a tradition in Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee has plenty to choose from, beginning with the Williamson County Fair and culminating with the Tennessee State Fair. Middle Tennessee fairs and dates include:

Through Saturday: Wilson County, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. www.wilsoncountyfair.net

Through Saturday: Robertson County, 4635 Hwy 41 North, Springfield. www.robertsoncountyfair.com/county-fair.html

Aug. 29-Sept. 2: Maury County, 1018 Maury County Park, Columbia. www.maurycountyfair.com

Sept. 4-9: Dickson County, 1053 Hwy 47E, Dickson. www.dicksonfair.com

Sept. 8-17: Tennessee State Fair, 500 Wedgewood Avenue, Nashville. http://tnstatefair.org


Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

One of the most widely watched dramas is touring its wardrobe in an exhibition showcasing 36 period costumes from Downton Abbey. Tickets are included with admission or membership, but timed entry is required. Cheekwood, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Information: https://cheekwood.org/calendar


Shakespeare in the Park

The Winter’s Tale, directed by Santiago Sosa, Aug. 24-25 and Sept. 2-4, 7-8 and 16-17. Antony & Cleopatra, directed by David Ian Lee, Aug. 26-27, 31 and Sept. 1, 9-10 and 14-15. Food and drink vendors available beginning at 6 p.m. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Centennial Park Bandshell. Suggested donation $10. Information: http://nashvilleshakes.org/shakespeareinthepark.htm


Public Affairs Roundtable

A monthly community forum featuring elected officials centered on the issues being discussed in the Tennessee Legislature and in Williamson County. Representatives are given a platform to discuss the issues in greater depth with their constituents. Williamson County Administrative Complex Auditorium, 1320 West Main Street, Franklin. 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. program/taping beings. Fee: No charge for Chamber members and Guests. Open to the general public. Information: www.williamsonchamber.com

Frist Fridays

Celebrate the music of one of country’s newest sweetheart with Nikki Lane at the final concert of the season. Fee: Free for members, $12 non-member, includes access to exhibitions. 6-9 p.m. rain or shine, lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Information: http://fristcenter.org/calendar


Fall Children’s Open House

Global Education Center, 2195 Nolensville Pike. Get a preview of upcoming classes. Mini try outs include: capoeira, karate, hip hop, Tao, modern, ballet, pre-ballet, creative movement, contemporary, choreography, Aztec, Mexican folkloric, and Spanish language. Free and open to whole community. Information: www.globaleducationcenter.org


Pedals & Pints

This event features eight themed pedal rides on the Sprocket Rocket bikes through downtown Nashville. Each ride will last about an hour and a half. This is a great annual fundraiser for the Nashville Junior Chamber. Grab a friend or two and pick your theme, there are sixteen spots on each bike. The themes will include Jersey Shore, Spring Break, 90’s, Preds and Titans Fans, Athletes vs. Mathletes, Hippies and Hipsters, “Merica, and Toga Party. Your ticket will include all-you-can-drink beer as well as water, ice, and cups. There will be an afterparty at Kung Fu Saloon in midtown. Noon-5 p.m. Sprocket Rocket Party Bike, 516 5th Ave. South. Fee: $45-$55.


Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Lunch and casual networking each Tuesday at various restaurants in the area. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. T’S Hot Chicken Shack, 1845 Nashville Pike. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 452-4000


Street Food Thursday

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North.

AUG. 31-SEPT. 2

Live on the Green

Live music, free event Public Square Park.

Aug. 31: Main Stage: John Butler Trio, Dispatch, Iron & Wine.

6:15 Stage: Johnny P, Carl Broemel, Roots of a Rebellion 5-11 p.m.

Sept. 1: Main Stage: Sheryl Crow, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, SHEL

6:15 Stage: The Whistles & The Bells, Ron Gallo, Goodbye June, 4-11 p.m.

Sept. 2: 615 Stage: Kids Fest with Mr. Steve, Guthrie Brown, Elliot Root, Paper Route, Cordovas, Guthrie Brown. 1-11 p.m.

Main Stage: Bahamas, Future Islands, The Lone Bellow, LP, The Record Company, The Delta Saints 2-11 p.m. https://www.liveonthegreen.com/


First Friday: Your Small Business Resource

Topic: Leadership Pipeline. Speaker: Todd Adkins, Director Leadership

Development, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. E|Spaces, 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. Fee: Free for Williamson Inc. Business Partners and guests. Information: http://cmdev.williamsonchamber.com