Alive at the Bluebird

Photo courtesy of Alive Hospice / Tickets for this weekend go on sale Jan. 7 at 8 a.m.

Have you had a chance to read Rover's January print edition? This month — from the front cover to the back — you'll read all about the top fitness trends in 2019. In the cover story, we do a deep dive into the local fitness scene in Green Hills and Belle Meade by speaking with studio owners and workout enthusiasts and visiting established options like the Green Hills Family YMCA. You can find the full cover story in the link below, or the full edition here.

Now on to this week. You'll have chances to attend a discussion by a New York Times bestselling author at Parnassus, three shows at the Bluebird Cafe benefitting Alive Hospice, live music at The Well Coffeehouse, free admission to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and more. Read on for details.

Know of something we should highlight next week? Let us know at Here's our list for the week of Jan.7-11. Enjoy.

GO TO EVENTS: What's going on near Green Hills and Belle Meade?

Holly Black at Parnassus

Young adult author event with Holly Black at Parnassus

When: Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14

Parnassus Books will welcome New York Times bestselling young adult author Holly Black for a discussion and signing of her new book, The Wicked King, the sequel to The Cruel Prince. This event is free and open to the public. To meet the author and have books signed at this event, you must purchase your copy from Parnassus Books — either in-store, over the phone or online.

Learn about volunteering at Warner Park Nature Center

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m.

Where: Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100

Join Warner Park Nature Center for an informational session all about the different volunteer roles and how you can get involved. Light refreshments will be provided. Register for the event here.

Alive at the Bluebird — A benefit for Alive Hospice

When: Friday, 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike

The 26th annual Alive at the Bluebird concert series is underway at the Bluebird Cafe through Feb. 2. This weekend you can catch performances by Gabe Dixon, J.T. Harding (songs for Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker), Marv Green (songs for Lonestar, Carrie Underwood and others). Want tickets? You'll need to act really fast. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7.

Proceeds support Alive’s community services, including grief support, financial assistance for patients, education for families and professionals, grief camps for kids and more. Find the schedule and ticket information for upcoming Alive at the Bluebird shows here.

Catch a show at The Well in Green Hills

The Well

When: Friday, 8-10 p.m.

Where: 4002 Granny White Pike

S. Grant Parker, Carly Bannister and Jac Thompson — three Nashville-based singer-songwriters — are performing 13 shows in 13 days on their Technically A Texas Tour. After success in Texas, the trio decided to extend the tour to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Coffee available at bar for purchase.

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The Hermitage

Photo courtesy of The Hermitage

Free admission to Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

When: Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: 4580 Rachels Lane

With Tuesday being the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812, The Hermitage is offering free admission for those who want to explore Andrew Jackson's home.

Capitol Stair Climb at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

When: Wednesday, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Where: 600 James Robertson Parkway

Join Ranger Wayne on the Granite Tennessee Map off James Robertson Parkway. From there, the group will start the ascent up to the Capitol. In between gasps for air, Ranger Wayne will delve into some of the area's interesting history. Bring a water bottle, wear layers, and most importantly, wear your stair climbing shoes.

School of Rock at the Ryman benefitting Oasis Center

School of Rock Nashville

When: Wednesday, 7-10 p.m.

Where: 116 5th Ave. N

Students from the Nashville and Franklin schools will be performing a selection of songs from its upcoming performance season, including the music of Led Zeppelin, Maroon 5, Rush and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. Proceeds will benefit Oasis Center, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting at-risk youth in the Nashville area. Tickets range from $10-50 and can be purchased here.

Lucy Negro Redux: Exploring Otherness discussion hosted by the Nashville Ballet

When: Thursday, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St.

Moderated by Director Beverly Watts, executive director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, this conversation is in connection with the world premiere of Lucy Negro Redux. The production by Nashville Ballet's Artistic Director Paul Vasterling will explore concepts such as otherness and belonging as they apply to ballet and society.

Guest panelists include Caroline Randall Williams, Nashville poet and author of the book Lucy Negro, Redux, as well as leaders of the social justice movement in the Nashville community.

NPT’s free screening of Rumble at Watkins College of Art

When: Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Where: 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Join Nashville Public Television and Watkins College of Art for a free screening of RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, an electrifying look at Native American influence in popular music. Following the screening, award-winning Native American musician Gareth Laffely will perform.

The event is free, but RSVP is required. Seating will be first come, first served. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.


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