Whether you’re dressing down from last night or dressing up for belated bashes across the city, the post-Halloween calendar is just as busy as last week’s. Last week the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce successfully hosted its second annual Tastefully Unpredictable, OutCentral celebrated with Autumn Honors (and a renewed membership campaign) and of course Jessi Coggins caught all the awesome costumes at Tribe for their Halloween party.
Welcome to the first November Your Gay Week(end) and it's a bonus sized post because we're wrapping up World Series fever and a Nashville baseball meets queer art senior thesis exhibit at Watkins caught our eye.
Friday November 1
The weather may have scared us away last night but we’ll be front and center tonight for Cake or Death from Kirk-Burgess Productions at the Darkhorse Theatre. The locally written play boasts hippie and sexually revolutionized ghosts, a devilishly handsome (gay) cop and Memory Strong, who proved to be a bright ball of energy when the cast performed scenes last month at OutCentral. Performances are both Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Already have plans? Catch the show November 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.. Get tickets here.
We know how everyone loves their showtunes at Tribe on Sundays. Get an extra dose and sing along with all of your favorite Four Seasons songs from “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)” to “Big Girls Don’t Cry” when Jersey Boys serenades TPAC all weekend long. Get tickets here.
In addition to their 30 Americans exhibit, The Frist also welcomes the artwork of Norman Rockwell beginning Friday. Rockwell’s art documented a generation and even inspired the O&AN cover this month (get a sneak peek). Plus the Frist kicks off its holiday tradition of free admission on Mondays with a non-perishable food donation for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
And don’t forget more than 40,000 total votes have been cast and today marks the last day to vote for Gay Faves.
Saturday November 2
The weather is crisp, the leaves are changing color and what better way (other than sleeping in) is there to enjoy a Tennessee Saturday morning but with a bit of nature? Join the Middle Tennessee OUTsiders Saturday morning with their Obed Wild and Scenic River trip. For more details on this trip and so many more MTO events, ‘like’ their Facebook page.
The Red Dress Rampagin’ Grizzlies covered our October cover and this weekend they take on the Charleston Blockade at 1 p.m. in Shelby Park. Also mark your calendars for their calendar release on Friday November 15.
Sunday November 3
Looking for laughter with a side of faith? How about Humor Sunday? On Sunday November 3, Unity of Nashville will be celebrating the divine spirit of joy and laughter at their annual Humor Sunday. Both the 9:00am and 11:00am services will offer a positive message, music, video, audience participation and hilarious skits that are written, directed and produced by the Not Ready For Saturday Night Players.
Laughing & praying for more than 97 years in Nashville, Unity offers practical spiritual teachings to help people live healthy, prosperous and meaningful lives. Unity of Nashville is located at 5125 Franklin Pike.
Monday November 4
After the busy weekend and an inevitable case of the Mondays, sign up here to make sure you’re the first to hear the special announcement from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Also The Actors' Reading Room & SOAPIFF invite you to join them in Nashville for a special film event and an industry happy hour mixer. Grab a drink beginning at 6 p.m. at Canvas in preparation for 7:30 films being shown at OutCentral: Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (Leslie Jordan's edgy look at Atlanta gay life in the 1970s) and The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill (a new millennium look at gay marriage with a cast of kids). RSVP by calling 615-915-0891.
Tuesday November 5
Whether you want to “She Bop” or you just wanna have fun, Cyndi Lauper has the night for you when she celebrates the 30 year anniversary of her debut album She’s So Unusual at TPAC. Tickets are still available here.
Yoga is back at OutCentral. Get your stretch on with Mary Irby for $15 drop-in classes or purchase a 6 class card for $60. Yoga happens every Tuesday beginning at 5:45.
Don’t forget Drag Bingo tonight with Paige Turner at Mad Donna’s. Balls drop at 8:30 p.m..
Wednesday November 6
There’s a new night for ladies in East Nashville as Bad Girl’s Social Club starts it weekly descent upon Antica (507 Main St.). This is a new weekly gathering for riot grrl fans, lady lovers, tuff chics, and cool women. Check it out and get more details here.
What is this? A weekday outing with Middle Tennessee OUTsiders? It sure is. MTO takes on Mousetail Landing & Lady’s Bluff Hikes on this humpday. For more details on this trip and so many more MTO events, ‘like’ their Facebook page.
It’s that time of year again as the CMA Awards roll into town. We’re crossing our fingers that Kacey Musgraves sweeps and takes the stage to belt out her anthemic “Follow Your Arrow” complete with its LGBT friendly chorus. We'll be live tweeting the entire CMA Awards so if you aren't already following us, do so here.
Thursday November 7
Nuns + Bar + Charity= A damn good time with the Music City Sisters at their monthly fundraising night at Canvas Lounge. Find out more about the Music City Sisters and all their events here.
Concert alert: Fitz and the Tantrums / Capital Cities at Marathon Music Works. Check out the mashup of their hit songs "Out of My League" and "Kangaroo Court" below.
We first told you about this Memphis musician in September when she released the delicious Hiding Places record. Now you can catch Myla Smith once again in Nashville on Thursday November 7 at Belcourt Taps or even enter her fan contest for her next video.
Bonus: Friday November 8
Art Alert: Watkins EDU seniors Robert Grand and Jessica Clay reveal their senior thesis projects beginning Friday through November 12. Grand’s Fantasy Team seeks to make a place for the queer viewer in relation to baseball culture. By “queering up” common memorabilia objects and reinterpreting their intended meanings and uses, Grand emphasizes where queer culture and baseball fandom intersect. In My House has 351 Beds, Clay investigates her childhood home, The Calvary Life Fellowship, a Christian commune in southern Alaska. Through the manipulation of found sculptural objects and painterly materials, she traces the history of this place via her memories, found photographs and memorabilia. For more information, click here.
This weekend explore the mysteries of the human brain, love, and the power of music over both with Michael Nyman’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and the Nashville Opera. Tickets are on sale here for the production’s November 8-10 performances.
The Grizzlies aren’t the only Rugby Club in town that needs a little love. Join the Post Office Party for the Nashville Women’s Rugby Club at Tribe.
Experience the music of Queen when We Will Rock You rolls onto the stages at TPAC.