Nashville Spotlight: August 2019 | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Spotlight: August 2019

Aug 1, 2019

A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye.

Kindling Arts Festival

  • August 1-4
  • Track One, Flamingo Cocktail Club, Royal Circus
  • ticketed
  • website

This weekend of performance art experiences features groups like Found Movement and Suspended Gravity. It also includes a showcase of dance pieces celebrating women in choreography.

The Last Five Years

  • August 5-11
  • Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
  • ticketed
  • website

The story of the rise and fall of the relationship of a novelist and an actress. One side is told chronologically and the other side of the story is told in reverse. 

Nashville Shakespeare Festival: Summer Shakespeare

  • weekly August 15-September 22
  • oneC1ty
  • free, $10 donation encouraged
  • website

This six-week long festival includes performances of Pericles and The Tempest, preceded by local musicians, scholarly talks, and Shakespearean performances by kids in Elf and Fairy Camp.

Birthday Bash and Ugly Pot Throw

  • August 17
  • The Clay Lady Campus
  • free
  • website

The Artist Co-op on Clay Lady's Campus is celebrating 9 years with its annual pot-throwing event. In addition to the opportunity to smash a piece of pottery, guests also will enjoy cupcakes, balloon sculptures, magic, and karaoke.

OZ Arts: Family Day

  • August 17
  • OZ 
  • ticketed: $5
  • website

Children and parents alike can engage with a host of inventive technology and science-based activities that explore how we are connected across the globe.

Invisible: An Evening of Spoken Word

An evening of jazz music and spoken word poetry in downtown Nashville. Guests will leave with a book of poetry rented from the Nashville Poetry Library.

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