This is the first installment of All in the Family, Out & About Nashville’s monthly events and entertainment column, spotlighting performances, productions and presentations by artists in our LGBTQ family. February offers several fantastic opportunities for Nashville-area folks to experience and enjoy. Here are the highlights:
2/3 – 2/8 – Kinky Boots plays at Andrew Jackson Hall
Tony-Award-winning musical Kinky Boots centers on a drag queen and her unlikely business partner. With music and lyrics penned by Cyndi Lauper, it’s no wonder it’s a smash hit.
2/12 – Janet Mock speaks at Vanderbilt University
Activist/author Janet Mock will speak and sign copies of her New York Times best-selling memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall just before Valentine’s Day. The event is a part of Vanderbilt Divinity School’s second annual Art, Advocacy, and Action symposium.
The B-52s’ resident redhead, singer/songwriter Kate Pierson, will release her solo debut in mid-February. The album features cowrites with Aussie pop songstress Sia.
Whether or not you noticed her on this year’s Golden Globe Awards show during the Fey/Poehler bits, you will have a chance to catch comedian Margaret Cho live at Zanies toward the end of the month.
2/26 – David Sedaris appears at Andrew Jackson Hall
New York Times best-selling humorist David Sedaris, author of nine books, will bring his sometimes-snarky, sometimes-larky storytelling to TPAC at the end of February.
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