Weekend Edition: It Only Gets Better From Here

Nashville Zombie Walk

Here at Nashvillest, we think Thursday is the perfect time to bring you our weekend picks. We like to think of it as giving you a head start. Who doesn’t like a long weekend? Particularly if it includes… Zombies?


  • Films At The Frist, 7pm – The Frist Center is showing the film Lust For Life (NR) for free on Friday evening.
  • Tango By Moonlight, 7pm – Friday also kicks off Tango Nashville‘s free summer tango festivities in Centennial Park. Features live music, performances and an introductory lesson.
  • Dual Record Release: AutoVaughn & De Novo Dahl, 9pm – Local favorites AutoVaughn and De Novo Dahl are releasing new records this week. The double whammy is at The Cannery Ballroom and costs $10 at the door. Oh, and has anyone heard of The Pink Spiders? Good, because they’re opening. If you ask us, that’s quite the bit of local big-name bang for your buck.


  • Vanderbilt and Belmont Graduations, all day – We recommend you stay far away from both of these campuses and the surrounding hotels and restaurants if you’re planning a casual day on the town. May we suggest Google Maps to plot out your detour of choice? All the same, our hats are off to you, grads!
  • World Fair Trade Day, all day – Join our local Ten Thousand Villages to celebrate World Fair Trade Day. There will be free chocolate – fair trade, of course. We don’t need another reason to make it our first stop on Saturday.
  • Iroqois Steeplechase, 1pm – General Admission tickets to the annual Steeplechase are still available ($15). The hill opens at 8, but the first race isn’t until 1. Make this a group outing and pack a picnic! This year the festivities benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
  • Nashville Zombie Walk, 6pm – Ah, yes. What would a weekend list be without your everyday, typical zombie walk? If you plan on participating (we’re tempted), show up at Riverfront Park at 5. Otherwise, get down there by 6 and take some pictures for our Nashvillest flickr pool!


  • Devotchka, 9pm – Think Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack if the name doesn’t sound familiar. Devotchka will be bringing the gypsy rock to The Mercy Lounge on Sunday night. $20 at the door.

It’s a good time to be a Nashvillian.

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