We've all been there, grew tired of the "Netflix and chill" vibes at home. Sometimes you just want to explore, be adventurous. Do something outside of your norm. Well if any of these things are striking a bell upstairs, keep reading. I'm sure I can find you something to get into this weekend. After all, Nashville doesn't have all of these nicknames for nothing.
If you're feeling artsy but want a little history...visit the Frist Art Museum. Paris 1900: City of Entertainment features iconic artwork from Pissarro and others and authentic creations from Parisian hat designers. Paris 1900: City of Entertainment transports onlookers to the City of Light during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is a great family outing. Get more details about this exhibit and admissions at Frist Art Museum. Just an FYI for active college students, you could totally wait until Thursday or Friday evening to get free admission with you college ID!
More art is on the way...the Jefferson Street Art Crawl is Saturday, Nov. 25, 2018. TheJefferson Street Art Crawl (JSAC) will feature a few of Nashville's most distinguished visual artists like XPayne (responsible for Slim & Husky's Nashville Gothic piece) and others. "Small Business Saturday" is the focus of JSAC's art crawl this month. Although this is a free event, there will be plenty of local vendors to support. So pack a few extra bucks just in case you see something you want. The Jefferson Street Art Crawl starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. For more information about the Jefferson Street Art Crawl, find them on Facebook. Did I mention you could rent bikes from Green Fleet during the crawl?
These are the two things I've got for y'all this week. In all honesty, I may wait until next week to hit up the Frist Museum but I'll definitely swing by the art crawl. If you see me there, let's chat it up. I love running into my readers in the city! Thanks for the support, y'all. Be blessed! :)
I'm back at it! Here's the start of my Christmas for the Homeless campaign I run every year during this time. As promised from the first time I did this, I'm continuing to expand my community outreach and service to Nashville's homeless population every year. For those of you who've never heard of this campaign, here's a little about what I'm doing and what I'm asking of you and your friends.
Every year on Christmas Eve, I spend my morning to afternoon with the homeless population in downtown Nashville. I purchase throw blankets, Christmas cards, food, personal hygiene items and stockings to give to them for Christmas. As of two years ago, I've started running a coat drive from my aunt's house in East Nashville to collect good condition coats for them to have before our "late" winter kicks in around here in the 615 (I love the South). I average about 60-70 stockings a year with all of the items listed included. I hope to have way more this year with your help.
So what started this? Back in December 2015, I was strolling through downtown Nashville when I noticed how everyone was cheerful but bypassing homeless men and women asking for food or money. I became irritated with how much money was being made in the downtown area from Christmas shoppers to tourists but none of it was going towards resolving our homeless issue. I thought, "At the very least, our homeless brothers and sisters should be able to enjoy Christmas, too." I thought of the most simple, yet symbolic, way to help them celebrate it. That's when I decided to make everyone I crossed paths with on a regular basis a stocking. Fast forward a couple of weeks, I handed those stockings to every homeless person downtown from 6th Ave North (by the Main library branch) and lower Broadway to the Riverfront. I vowed to make and distribute them every year on Christmas Eve.
All money donated will be used to buy throw blankets and stockings. Any donation amount is very appreciated. I can meet up with you or you can contribute on here. If you can not offer a monetary contribution, please consider my coat drive. I'll post more details about how to give those in this campaign. If those options aren't best for you, time is just as great. I'll need help passing these items out. If you are interested in joining me and my team on Christmas Eve, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't donate money, coats or time, please share this campaign on your social media pages. Thanks for the support in advance!
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