Business Studio. Beyond the Buzzword: Getting Intentional About Diversity. Guest speaker Aerial Ellis will provide a thorough discussion about today’s most pressing issues of cultural diversity and inclusion in the world and the workplace. Discover the benefits of emphasizing diversity and inclusion within your business. Learn how to improve workplace culture and strengthen relationships with consumers through cross-cultural competence. Overcome common challenges that keep businesses from unlocking the potential of teams, customers, and communities. Microsoft, 8 City Blvd., Nashville. Thursday, 4-6 p.m. Parking in OneC1ty garage on P2. Information and to register:


Nolensville Business Luncheon

A facilitated, casual networking opportunity to develop member relationships! Bring 40 business cards to make sure you have enough to make meaningful connections. Providence Baptist Church, 1668 Sunset Road, Brentwood. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Fees: Business Partner - $16, Guest- $20. Information:

Street Truck Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North! This event takes place every Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

3rd Thursday Art Walk

Downtown Springfield. Merchants open late. Art vendors, food trucks and live entertainment. 5-8 p.m. Free event.


Wild West Comedy Festival

The fourth annual event takes place at several venues across Nashville and will feature shows by Judd Apatow, Adam Sandler, Patton Oswalt, Larry the Cable Guy, Brad Paisley, Bobby Bones and more. Downtown venues include Ryman Auditorium and TPAC. Information:


Earth Day Festival

Celebrate with live music, beer garden, Reuse Village, hundreds of exhibitors and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Centennial Park. Information:

Oyster Easter

The 55th annual Oyster Easter moves to Public Square Park. Enjoy Cajun food, oysters, abundant beer, wine and spirits, and lively contests and activities included with your ticket. Follow the fun as prominent Nashvillians run to be the next Oyster King and Oyster Queen with inventive and entertaining ways to raise money for charity. Oyster Easter benefits the Community Resource Center. Information:


Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Lunch and casual networking each Tuesday at Campiones Taste of Chicago, 179 Hancock Street, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 452-4000


International Business Council Breakfast

Ambassador H.E. Ahn Ho-Young of The Republic of Korea, who will discuss the U.S.-Republic of Korea relationship and connections with Tennessee. The event is hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council in partnership with Baker Donelson, the Tennessee World Affairs Council and the Center for International Business at Belmont University. Baker Donelson, 211 Commerce Street, Event Center, 1st floor. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Fee: $25 Chamber and Tennessee World Affairs Council members, $40 Future members. Registration required. Information:


Street Truck Thursdays

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North! This event takes place every Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


Richland Creek Pollution Awareness – Creek Stomp

Forest Hills is working with Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Cumberland River Compact to solve pollution problems in Richland Creek by winter 2018. Citizens of Forest Hill are invited to join the Cultural and Natural Resources Committee and the Cumberland River Compact to walk Richland Creek. Free. 1:30 p.m. Meet at Hillsboro Church of Christ to learn what a healthy stream looks like. For ages 10 and up. Wear appropriate waterproof boots. Information:

APRIL 29-30

Heritage Foundation Main Street Festival

The Main Street Festival returns to downtown Franklin. This outdoor spring celebration is one of the largest festivals in the state with a crowd expected around 120,000 for weekend of music, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities. Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: