Street Food Thursdays. Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North every Thursday through October. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.




Upcoming events/authors include:

  • Oct. 6: Rick Riordan, War Memorial Auditorium, Book: The Hammer of Thor, 6:15 p.m.
  • Nov. 15: Marissa Meyer, Book: Heartless, 6:15 p.m.



Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts celebrates the visual dynamism and spirit of innovation characterizing Italian coach-built cars, concept cars and motorcycles produced during the post–World War II economic revival. Ken Gross, automotive authority and guest curator, has chosen 19 automobiles and 3 motorcycles from private collections and museums that are among the finest examples of Italian automotive design, including vehicles by Alfa Romeo, Bizzarrini, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia and Maserati. With the ultra-rare Alfa Romeo BAT models 5, 7 and 9 from the 1950s and a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, this all-star assembly offers surprises for even the most knowledgeable car aficionados. Information:


Nashville Chamber Business Studio Workshop: Protecting Your Business Relationships, Goods & Services

David Anthony and Sean Kirk with Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC will guide attendees through the ins and outs of legally protecting their businesses’ hard-earned assets. 3-3:30 p.m. Registration, 3:30-5 p.m. workshop. Complimentary for Chamber members. Refinery Nashville. 438 Houston Street, Suite 263. Information:

Open Meeting with State Rep. Mark Pody

State Representative Mark Pody hosts an open meeting every first Friday of the month from 8-10 a.m. in the Chamber of Commerce office. The public is invited to come and meet Rep. Pody, discuss pertinent issues, and ask questions. No appointments are necessary. Information 390-2444 Location Chamber of Commerce, 149 Public Square

Carnton Plantation Movie Nights

The Battle of Franklin Trust’s movie nights feature family-friendly films on the east lawn at Carnton Plantation. Field of Dreams, 6:30 p.m. is this week’s selection. Gates open one hour prior to the feature presentation. Guests are invited to arrive early to set up chairs, blankets and picnic on the east lawn before the movie begins at sunset. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted and additional food and drinks will be available for purchase, including food trucks and beer vendors. Pets, tents and grills are not permitted. Fees: $5 for ages 5 and up. Free parking on site. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Carnton Plantation or The Carter House, as well as online at Tickets are non-refundable. In case of weather, all efforts will be made to reschedule the film.


Honoring Vietnam Veterans at Centennial Park

VetLinx, a Nashville-based nonprofit veterans’ services organization, will honor Vietnam Veterans with the 35th Anniversary Star-Spangled Salute. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., on the Parthenon Lawn at Centennial Park, 2300 West End Avenue. There will be food, music, prizes, special guests, vendors, activities for children and a ceremony to honor all veterans for their service. Free and open to the public. Information:


Cheatham County Democratic Party

All Cheatham County Democrats are invited to attend and participate in this meeting with the executive committee. Pinnacle Bank, Denney room (2nd Floor), 524 S. Main Street. 6-8 p.m.

OCT. 27-28

63rd annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

Martin Frey, former director for Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker. Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The conference theme is “Team Tennessee: MVPs” showcasing Tennessee’s strategy in economic and rural development, entrepreneurship, workforce and more. Information: