Top gay things to do this week

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It's Hump Day which means you only have to hang in there for two more days until the weekend is here. But when did we ever wait for the weekend? Now that Spring weather is finally popping up, we're kicking off a super-sized Top LGBT things to do this week in Nashville- or as we like to call it, our big gay agenda.

Wednesday, April 2

Pride: Nashville Pride announces Entertainment line-up

You say, we only hear what we want to . . . and what we want to hear is this year's fantastic Nashville Pride Entertainment lineup. Get all the details here.

Concert: Daniella Mason at High Watt 7 p.m.

'The Next Big Thing.' It's a moniker that's made for Nashville as this city is crawling with artists but every once in a while, we hear something that makes up stop what we're doing, start the track over and then listen to it on repeat . . . all day long. That artist is Daniella Mason.

Check out "All I Want" below:

Get show details in our Q&A with Mason here.

Thursday, April 3

Symphony: The Midtown Men in concert

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Nashville eagerly awaits four of the Broadway production's original cast members, Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer- better known as The Midtown Men- for a three-night special engagement with the Nashville Symphony April 3-5. Check out our Q&A with Michael Longoria here.

Non-Profit: Sisters' Night at Canvas

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Join April Cover Girls, The Music City Sisters, as they kick off their H8's a Drag "Love TRANSforms Fear" with a special Wildcard Audition show at Canvas Lounge starting at 7 p.m.. H8's a Drag will take place April 11 at PLAY Dance Bar. For more details about the weekend-long event, click here.

Friday, April 4

Pride: Turnabout Show

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We don't care how easy the Nashville Queens make drag look, after spending the better part of yesterday with a razor nixing body hair from EVERYWHERE, we have a whole new respect for performers. Join O&AN and Nashville Pride for their annual Turnabout fundraiser at PLAY Dance Bar. Show starts at 8.

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Theatre: Next Fall

After two wildly successful weekends, Actor's Bridge and the Nashville premiere of Next Fall comes to a close this weekend. But you still have 3 more chances to see the play. Get tickets here.

 

Next Fall from Britt Simmons on Vimeo.

Sports: HotMess Kickball T-Shirt Mixer at Tribe

Join HotMess Kickball as they kick off Season 4 of kickball with their T-Shirt Mixer at Tribe.

Saturday, April 5

Music: Antigone Rising teams with OutCentral for concert drawing

Join lesbian alt-country rockers Antigone Rising with special guest Hannah Thomas when they bring their tour in support of new EP Whiskey & Wine Vol. 1 to Douglas Corners. The bands has teamed up with OutCentral for a special drawing that night with signed merchandise. Check out the video to "Everything Changes," the second single, and find out how to get tickets below.

 

Get more show information, including tickets, here.

Theatre: Opening night for Ultrasound

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Join O&AN when Playhouse Nashville presents the world premiere staging of local playwright Garret Schneider's Ultrasound. When Maddy announces to her partner Jolene that she's pregnant, the anticipation of the baby's arrival causes Jolene to have serious doubts about her ability to be a parent. Once the bundle of joy arrives — full of demands, needs, and wants — Jolene's lifelong struggle to connect with something other than her work is literally in her hands. Get more information, including tickets, here.

Sunday, April 6

Non-Profit: GLSEN Day of Silence Kick-off Event

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According to GLSEN research, 4 out of 5 LGBT students experience verbal harassment because of their sexual orientation. GLSEN-Middle Tennessee will host their Day of Silence kick-off event on April 6 at OutCentral with community leaders coming together for the afternoon portion, entitled  "LEAD Proudly, LIVE Loudly." 

Sports: Nashville Skyline Final Four Brunch with NCLR

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​National Center for Lesbian Rights is hosting a Final Four Brunch event on Sunday, April 6. All are welcome to Pre-Game with the NCLR at their annual Final Four brunch overlooking downtown Nashville on the 28th floor of the beautiful Pinnacle Building.  Guest Sherri Murrell, the only out NCAA Division I women’s basketball coach, will speak.

Tickets are $40 at NowPlayingNashville.com and proceeds from this event go directly to NCLR Sports Project.

Sports: HotMess Kickball Season Opener

Join HotMess Sports as they kick off Season 4 of HotMess Kickball in East Park at 1 p.m..

Monday, April 7

Non-Profit: Nashville CARES' present 'Wicked After Dark'

Join Nashville CARES and members from the touring company of Wicked for an evening of song and dance, at Play Dance Bar on Monday, April 7th.  The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m.. 

General admission tickets are available for $15 at the door or online here. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and Nashville CARES. Click here for more information.

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