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minions headed to the nashville zoovies

imagesnot headed out of town for memorial day weekend? pack a blanket and bring the family to the zoo.  nashville zoo kicks off their outdoor “zoovie” series may 27th with minions.  the series, sponsored by southern icee, takes place on the festival field (near the giraffes) and includes inflatable games, face painters, and rides on the wild animal carousel and soaring eagle zipline before the movie begins.

can’t make it for the minions?  you have two other zoovie chances this summer:images-2

june 24-kung fu panda

september 2-how to train your dragon 2

zoovies are included with zoo admission or membership.  or for non-members arriving after the zoo closes at 6pm, the cost is simply $6.  worried about the weather day of? any cancellations because of weather will be posted on the zoo’s website as well as their facebook page by 4:30pm the day of the day of the event.


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former catbird seat chef josh habiger has a new restaurant in the works in weho

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houston station

strategic hospitality is no stranger in nashville’s restaurant scene, having successfully launched such random ventures as pinewood social, paradise park, catbird seat, and patterson house.  they confirmed this week their partnership with one of the founding catbird seat chefs, josh habiger, on his new restaurant concept, bastion, coming soon in the quickly emerging weho neighborhood (wedgewood-houston).  no opening date was released but permits have been pulled and work has begun on the space at 434 houston street.  rumors are circling that it could be as early as this fall.

“i just wanted to create the type of place that I want to hang out in; a place that isn’t pretentious. beers, shots, a few simple cocktails, along with some other elements that we hope will make it a great place to go,” said habiger. “i have been wanting to do something in that neighborhood for years now. i’m very excited to be a part of such a creative area of nashville.” -for updates, follow josh on twitter @softarchitect or on instagram @bastionnashville

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5 things to do for the holiday week in nashville

the kids are out of school.  you’re off work maybe.  you need an activity.  we’ve got just the thing for you this week.  five things to be specific to keep you busy:

1st annual 12 south peach festival

tuesday, june 30 3:00-7:00pm corner of 12south & kirkwood avenue   

peachSocialSmall-300x300the week’s festivities kick off today with 12 south farmers market’s inaugural peach festival in sevier park.   there will be a peach eating contests, peach pit spitting contest, games, food trucks, live music, photo booths, and hopefully peaches.

cheekwood family night out

thursday, july 2 6:30pm, 1200 forrest park drive

the popular summer series is back on thursdays through the end of july designed specifically for families.  this week, coal train railroad sings jazz songs created just for the kiddos.  there’s a “kid dance zone” and a different food truck every week in addition to ben & jerrys.

human landscape at cheekwood through november 1

human landscape at cheekwood through november 1

cheekwood’s current exhibit is dramatic sculptures by internationally acclaimed spanish artist jaume plensa.  this exhibit marks plensa’s biggest exhibit in the united states to date.

a prelude to the 4th

friday afternoon, july 3, 4:00 1st & broadway at the jack daniels stage

nashville's own, the weeks

nashville’s own, the weeks

we love to make sure you leave seeing some good music when you’re in the city.  friday night will be no exception, featuring the likes gabe dixon and headlining the evening, southern rockers the weeks.

music city hot chicken festival

saturday, july 4, 11am-3pm 600 woodland street


things started heating up in 2007 when east nashville had their first hot chicken festival. now rain or shine, the annual free event has blown into quite the celebration with attendance ticking over 10,000 every year. it will begin saturday morning at 10:30am with a parade of fire trucks.  first 500 people in the gate at 11am get free hot chicken samples.  live music and activities all day but here are a few things to remember:

•  they do not recommend bringing pets.

•  no outside coolers or tents can be brought inside the festival grounds.

•  bring your ID if you plan to drink.


music city july 4th: let freedom sing

saturday, july 4, 12-10:30pm, riverfront

who else but martina

who else but martina “independence day” mcbride

being declared as the biggest firework display in the country this year, nashville has set a lofty reputation these days. any time you have fireworks synced up to the incomparable nashville symphony on the riverfront, it’s going to be magic though.  the night also features country vocalist martina mcbride and soulful newcomer mikky ekko (who wrote rihanna’s hit pop single “stay”).

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movies in the park in june

Hiro-Hamada-and-Baymax-Big-Hero-6-Animated-Movie-2014-Wallpaperthere is no shortage of free movies outdoors in nashville this summer.  the 21st year of movies in the park kicks off thursday june 4.  sponsored by the nashville scene with the support of the metropolitan board of parks & recreation and recognized as one of nashville’s best annual events, movies in the park is every thursday in june at elmington park and kicks off this thursday:

june 4 lego movie

june 11 big hero 6

june 18 101 dalmatians

june 25 jurassic park

games and give aways start at 5:00.  movie starts at sundown (roughly around 8:00).   a long train of food trucks will be there as well so bring a blanket and plan to settle in for the evening under the stars.

zoovies at the park, brought to you by the nashville zoo, kicked off in april but still has two more events planned.  with inflatables, games, crafts, music, and after-hours access to the carousel, it promises all the family fun you can handle.  activities begin at 6pm and movies start at sunset.  members get in free and it’s $6 for non-members after 6pm.

june 12- ice age

september 14- how to train your dragon

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broadstone on eighth south gets the green light

B9316634114Z.1_20150317222655_000_GACA8HPI5.1-0in a vote of 27-3 this week, metro council approved the revitalization plans for the old sara lee/colonial bakery site on eighth avenue.  the 6.4 acre lot will be a 328-unit mixed-use development with 800 parking spaces and 71,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space.

the property is actually right on the line of both berry hill and metro’s jurisdiction so both had to speak into the development.

two major structures will front eighth: a four-story residential building which will most likely be an apartment development although it would be awesome if they were condos, and the second will be a separate building for retail space and at-grade parking.  the rendering for the back of the lot that fronts elliott avenue appears to look more like townhomes or brownstones.screen-shot-2014-11-20-at-22916-pm*600xx973-649-0-21

the melrose neighborhood is no stranger to growth in the last year including the 266-unit 23hundred apartment development, the 220-unit melrose, and lennar’s upcoming 320-unit, four-story apartment community where the jaguar dealership once sat across the street.  with the density, comes more walkability options (although it would be fantastic if the city of berry hill focused more on intersection crosswalks and streetscapes to allow easier walkability).  new restaurants have popped up like food network top chef dale levitski’s sinema which is set in a historic theater on the strip, fenwicks300 diner, urban juicer, and the revamped saloon the sutler.

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