Events

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Wed Mar 18, 6PM

“The Accidental Pilgrim” – A Reading with Stephen Kitsakos

Kitsakos is a theater writer and journalist as well as the author of three opera librettos. He will be reading from his new book “The Accidental Pilgrim”, with a book signing to follow.

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Sat Feb 28, 8PM

John McEuen in Concert Featuring Matt Carstonis

A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen is a powerhouse, logging 8,500 concerts over 3 million miles since 1964. He’s jammed with Phish and with a herd of goats on Sesame Street. Arguably though, McEuen’s greatest legacy may be what Rolling Stone deemed “The most important record to come out of Nashville” – Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

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Wed Feb 25, 7-10pm

Through the Looking Glass Gala

Step through the looking glass into a glamorous fairytale world of mad hatters and magic, mirrors and rushing rabbits, caterpillars and chessboards, where nothing is quite what it seems!

At the magical home of Stephen Selka.

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Sun March 1, 6PM

An Evening with Kevin Kallaugher

Kevin Kallaugher is a past President of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and Cartoonists Rights Network.In 1999, The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons said of Kevin “Commanding a masterful style, Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century.”

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Fri Feb 13, 6PM

An Evening with Wayne White

Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more.Wayne has found great success as a visual artist, exhibiting extensively worldwide. Wayne’s paintings are thought-provoking and almost always humorous, with a middle finger pointed at vanity and ego.

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Jan 19-Mar 23. Mondays, 6pm

Friends of the Library Lecture Series

Join Friends of the Library Monday evenings from January 19 to March 23 for free talks by leading writers and cultural figures. Doors open 5.30pm. Lectures begin at 6pm.

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Thu Mar 26, 6:30 reception, 7pm screening

Derby Crazy Love at the Tropic Cinema

Derby Crazy Love takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women’s roller derby.
Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Bonnie Thunders and other badass warriors who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time.

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Mon Mar 23 and Wed Mar 25, 8pm

The Shoe Burnin’

The first Shoe Burnin’ occurred on a winter’s night; when the firewood ran out, a box of shoes provided the fuel that enabled a group of friends to continue swapping stories late into the night. Today, the tradition continues with the best writers in the South and the best songwriters in Nashville coming together for unique storytelling and musical events.

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Sun Mar 15, 8pm

Tennessee’s Rose – Directed by Rebecca Tomlinson

Drawn from plays, letters, and journals, this unique collection of staged readings explores the love, loss, and loyalty of the famous playwright and his sister and muse Rose. Developed and directed by Rebecca Tomlinson, Tennessee’s Rose is presented by the Tennessee Williams Exhibit as part of its annual Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration

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Thu Feb 19 - Sat Feb 21, 8pm, and Sun Feb 22, 3pm matinee

Onward! Diana Nyad

Diana inspired the world when she walked onto the shores of Key West after her epic 53-hour swim from Cuba. Now she brings her powerful story of perseverance to the stage. To kick off the show’s National Tour, Onward! will fittingly debut in the city where she finished her journey, after five attempts over 35 years.

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