VOL. 42 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 23, 2018
Street Eats. A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North each Tuesday and Thursday. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
THROUGH APRIL 15
Cheekwood in Bloom
Over 100,000 tulips will bloom by early April, but there are plenty of flowers in bloom in March, including daffodils, hyacinths, snowdrops, crocus, and more. Explore the gorgeous grounds at Cheekwood as you soak in the beauty of the thousands of flowers. 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. Tuesday- Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information
SATURDAY, MARCH 31
The Nashville Zoo is hosting its annual Eggstravaganzoo egg hunt. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There are scheduled egg hunts, games, bounce houses, face painting, and more. The Easter Bunny and Zoo mascot, Twiga, will be there. Specific egg hunt schedules:
- 2 years & younger - 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
- 3 years - 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.
- 4-5 years - 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
- 6-7 years - 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
- 8-10 years – Noon or 2:30 p.m.
The 56th annual event benefits the Community Resource Center. 1-5 p.m. Green Door Gourmet, 7007 River Road Pike. The event features delicious Cajun food, beer, wine, and spirits as well as fun contests and activities. This is an annual Nashville tradition you don’t want to miss. Early bird tickets are $55 and go up from there. Food and drinks are included in the ticket price. Information
TUESDAY, APRIL 3
Real Estate Investors Network
Deals, Deals, Deals Focus Group. Find where investors find and sell deals, as well as the mechanics of various deals. Free for members. Non-members $35. 6:30 p.m., REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Suite 200, Nashville. Information
Nashville Fashion Week
A city-wide celebration of fashion and retail. There will be events throughout the week ranging from industry panels to runway shows to parties. Fee: Tickets range in pricing. All Access Passes are $400 while tickets to individual events range from $20-$250. Information
Tin Pan South
Tin Pan South is the world’s largest songwriter festival. Last year, more than 300 songwriters and acts performed at 90 shows in 10 different Music City venues over the course of 5 days. Dedicated to songs and those that write them, Tin Pan South is an annual event in Music City that gives fans a unique, up-close-and-personal experience with the music they love. The music is spread out across the city with showcases each night at various venues. Information
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4
Chamber East Networking Coffee
Join business and community leaders in East Nashville for the Chamber East monthly networking coffee and community update. The Mainstay Restaurant, 501 Main Street, Nashville. 8:15-8:30 a.m. networking, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration is requested. Free for Chamber members, future members (3 or more visits): $20. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nashvillechamber.com
China Business Experts Roundtable
Does your company do business with China? Do you have questions about China intellectual property protection, sourcing from China, or establishing an entity in China? Would you like to hear from a key Hong Kong government representative on doing business with Hong Kong? Would you like to ask questions of another Nashville-area company that has entered the China market? At our China Business Experts Roundtable, China business experts from Tennessee, Chicago, and California will be on hand to answer your questions and share their experiences in a casual environment. This event is designed to be interactive and targeted toward addressing the needs of attendees. Lipscomb University’s Spark Downtown Nashville Campus, 147 4th Avenue North. 7:30-9:30 a.m. Fee: $30 for TN-China Network members; $40 non-members. Hot breakfast provided. Registration required. Information
Williamson Chamber Leads Exchange
A facilitated, casual, members-only networking opportunity to develop member relationships. Space is limited to 30 participants, and spots will quickly. Bring business cards, brochures and product samples to share with other participants. Lunch meeting option, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Buffalo Wings & Rings, 105 International Drive, Franklin. Afternoon meeting off-site, Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites, 9000 Overlook Blvd, Brentwood. 3:30-5 p.m. Registration required. This is a free members-only event. Information
THURSDAY, APRIL 5
A chance for new members to learn about member benefits and involvement opportunities from Chamber staff. Lunch provided. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 Commerce Street, Suite 100. 11:30 a.m. registration, 11:50 a.m. program. Lunch provided. Free for new Chamber members. Deadline to register, March 30. Information
Zoo Sharing History
Nashville Zoo and the Tennessee State Library and Archives will co-host a free program highlighting the history of the property and historic home through a new digital collection. Zoo’s Croft Center, 3777 Nolensville Pike. 7 p.m. Information
Southern Women’s Show
The 32nd annual show will have more than 500 exhibits featuring fashion and accessories, gifts and gourmet, travel destinations and more. Special guests include, Arie Luyendyk, Ann Cox Eastes, Vanderbilt Cosmetic Surgery, and Clark Bartram. Plus, the event will also include hourly fashion shows, cooking programs and informative seminars. Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Music City Center. $11 and more with various options. Information
FRIDAY, APRIL 6
First Friday: Your Small Business Resource
Topic: What is Conflict Management? Steve Joiner, dean of the College of Leadership and Public Service at Lipscomb University, is featured. Williamson, Inc. 7:30-9 a.m. E|Spaces, 1550 W. McEwen Drive, Suite 300, Franklin. Fee: Free for Williamson Inc. Business Partners and guests. Registration required. Information
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
East Nashville Beer Festival
The East Nashville Beer Festival is one of the only beer festivals in Nashville that takes place in the spring. Noon-5 p.m. at East Park. There will be tons of beer, food trucks, and live music. This beer festival usually sells out.
Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil
The Ragin’ Cajun Crawfish Boil is an all-you-can-eat crawfish and Louisiana-style side’s event. Plus, unlimited beer and live entertainment. Hosted by the Nashville Junior Chamber with a portion of proceeds benefiting Greenways for Nashville. 4-9 p.m., Cumberland Park. Fee: $49.95 and up. Information
First Saturday Art Crawl
Art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork. The galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring every genre of art. 6-9 p.m. Admission: Free. Most galleries serve free wine and other refreshments. Information
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
2108 Conference for Neighborhoods
Anyone who wants to wants to make a difference in their neighborhood should attend this conference. Theme: What Kind of Neighborhood are YOU Building? Breakout activities will allow participants to explore topics of interest, including:
- Organizing for Positive Change
- Engaging Our Neighbors
- Building Strong Organizations
- Identifying and Developing New Leaders
- Building Neighborhood Power and Influence
- Hot Topics and Emerging Issues?
$65 until March 31, then $75. Tennessee Bankers Association Barrett Conference Center in Metro Center. 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. After party: 7-10 p.m. Information: 615 782-8212, https://www.tnrc.net/c4n.