It’s been a while since I last posted about Nashville events, so I’ve constructed a list of different outings you may enjoy this month!
1. I Am Not Your Negro @ Belcourt Theatre
Last month, I acknowledged a couple of civil rights activists behind several historical movements in Nashville. I may continue to do so throughout the year. I feel it is important to learn as much as we can from our past in order to make a real difference in our present to build an inclusive future. With that being stated, I Am Not Your Negro couldn’t have premiered at a better time.
From the only 30 completed pages of his final manuscript, James Baldwin calls for us to examine gender and race issues in America. If you’d like to know more about these issues, this film would be a great start. It’s never too late to get educated about deeply-rooted systematic racism and gender deprivations affecting America. I plan to see I Am Not Your Negro this week. I hope to see some of my readers there. Visit the Belcourt Theatre for I Am Not Your Negro screening and ticket information.
2. Tabu, International Lens Film Series @ Vanderbilt University, Sarratt Cinema on March 15 @ 7:30 pm
Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Art Center continues it’s International Lens Film Series with Tabu, a Portuguese remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1931 film of the same name. The International Lens Film Series aim to start conversations and understand international culture through films. Last week’s film was Embrace, a film about body dissatisfaction and embracing one’s body image. This film series is free and open to the public. For more information about International Lens, visit Sarratt Art Center or call 615-322-6400.
3. Stop Me Feeling by Claire Morgan and Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea @ First Museum, both ends May 7th
As someone who visits the Frist Center once or twice a month, I can tell you a single Instagram picture of one of their exhibits doesn’t capture its entirety. You must experience Frist’s profound collections in person.
When I saw the cube of flies, I knew I was in for something odd! Stop Me Feeling by Claire Morgan is an eccentric exhibit. It’s full of insects and creatures that we may not see as multi-dimensional as this artist did. Please set aside plenty of time to take it all in. Be sure to watch the video on the artist and her artwork to get a better understanding of her creativity.
Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan and Korea features rare Buddhist art from the Newark Museum collection and regional aesthetics unique to Tibet, Japan and Korea. From divine figures to motifs, get ready to see the complexity of Buddhist worldview. Be sure to check out the Tibetan sand mandala!
From 5 pm to 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, college students are free. College students, just bring your college identification and you’re good to go! Also, the First Center will have American Sign Language (ASL) Tours by certified ASL interpreters on the first Saturday of each month. Visit the First Center to arrange a tour.
4. Nashville Public Library events
The Nashville Public Library (NPL) will host several live theatrical productions for kids this month. Head to the Children’s Theater in the Children’s Room to see Tall Tale Circus and The Stonecutter. Visit Nashville Public Library for more details on show dates and times. Also, NPL will have hundreds of free classes and other events all spring long. Visit your local library to find out about upcoming events. Being a library patron gives you access to more than books so take advantage!
Don’t let your March be a drag. Get out and enjoy yourself, because Nashville is the right place to do just that!
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