Brixx

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Whether you want to stick close to Green Hills and Belle Meade this week or explore events across Nashville, we have you covered. But before we get into things to do, there's a new restaurant to put on your dining radar. Brixx starts tossing pizza pies and serving local brews Monday on the first floor of mixed-use development Vertis Green Hills.

Later this week, go to an opening reception for Gordon JCC's monthly art gallery, attend a fundraising event at Montgomery Bell Academy or check out a sushi making class in the Gulch. We've also gathered info on two ongoing food drives in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

Know of something we should highlight next week? Let us know at news@rovertoday.com. Here's our list for the week of Feb. 4-8. Enjoy.

WHAT'S OPEN: Brixx opens Monday at Vertis Green Hills

Brixx interior

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Brixx opens its first Nashville proper location Monday at Vertis Green Hills. If the name sounds familiar, the Charlotte-based pizza company operates nearby spaces in Hendersonville and Franklin. Unlike its other locations, this Brixx features fire-roasted dishes cooked without wood due to building fire regulations.

The chain serves 10-inch pizzas, pastas, salads, sandwiches, wings and sandwiches. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan offerings are available. Similar to other Vertis restaurants like Char, True Food Kitchen, Brixx will also serve brunch 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday.

The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. daily and will close at 12 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday.

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

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Food Drive kicks off at Monroe Harding in Green Hills

When: Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: 1120 Glendale Lane

Green Hills-based foster care organization Monroe Harding is hosting a food drive this month. If you'd like to lend a hand, the organization is accepting donations of non-perishable or canned goods, simple balanced meals or monetary donations. The food drive helps the children and young adults in foster care Monroe Harding serves throughout the year.

Click here for a list of what items are accepted.

Opening reception and gallery show at Gordon JCC

Gordon JCC opening reception

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When: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: 801 Percy Warner Blvd.

Galleries at the Gordon JCC feature rotating monthly exhibits. With each show there is an artist’s reception with complimentary food, drinks and wine. All work is for sale unless otherwise marked. Stop by to see the work of Helen LeFrance (Janet Levine March Gallery), Whitney Bogard (JLMG2 Gallery) and Harry Whitver (Sig Held Gallery).

Paint the Town Red at Montgomery Bell Academy

When: Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Where: 4001 Harding Pike

Join Montgomery Bell Academy for Paint the Town Red, an evening of friends, wine and painting in support of the school's upcoming Endada Music and Arts Festival. Artist Kelley Dillon will be onsite to help you create your masterpiece. Register for Paint the Town Red here by Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Endada is slated for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27.

Spread the Love PB drive at Magpies Nashville

Magpies Spread the Love

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When: Tuesday-Saturday until Feb. 28

Where: 6019 Highway 100

Throughout February, Magpies is participating in the Spread The Love food drive in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. All three locations will be accepting peanut butter donations with a goal to donate 200 lbs. to Second Harvest so they can feed those in need.

Girls Night Out at Alex and Ani in Green Hills

When: Thursday, 5-8 p.m.

Where: 2126 Abbott Martin Road

Grab your gal friends for a Girl’s Night Out at Alex and Ani inside the Mall at Green Hills. Enter giveaways, enjoy sweet treats and more while browsing the shop's Valentine’s Day collection. The first 25 people in line get a free gift.

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GO TO EVENTS: What's going on in Nashville?

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Sushi rolling class at Sunda Nashville

When: Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: 592 12th Ave. S

Try your hand at maki making using seaweed wraps, sticky rice, spicy tuna and more. Sunda's chef team provides personal instruction on the delicate creation of this traditional dish. Can't make it? Sunda hosts the class on the first Tuesday of each month. Find tickets here.

Harry Potter book night at McKay's

When: Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: 636 Old Hickory Blvd.

Stop by McKay's Books for its fifth annual Harry Potter Night. You'll find games, activities and prizes, as well as have the chance to be sorted by the Sorting Hat. There will also be a costume contest with one winner chosen from each age group (kids, teens, and adults).

Meet Karen Kingsbury at Barnes & Noble in Cool Springs

When: Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Where: 1701 Mallory Lane, Cool Springs

While it's technically out of Davidson County lines, fans of Karen Kingsbury may want to drive south for this event. The New York Times bestselling author will be joined by her son Tyler Russell to sign their new Baxter Family Children Story, Best Family Ever.

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