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4 Things to Do in Nashville This Weekend

4 Things to Do in Nashville This Weekend
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

From StyleBluePrint

There is a LOT going on in Music City this weekend! Weather you are looking to shop or party or seeking family fun, this is a weekend to get out and enjoy your city.

NorthernGRADE American-Made Pop-Up Shop

Let’s start at the end of the weekend, May 5th, just for kicks. There is a one-time pop up shopping experience that has us all pretty excited. NorthernGRADE will be hosting a mixture of locally-made brands and similarly-minded brands from other parts of America. All offer this new yet classic Americana style that is so hot right now. With offerings mainly for men, but some some for women, this pop-up store is one that will make you linger. With coffee from Barista Parlour and tastings from Belle Meade Bourbon, as well as music by Midnight in Memphis and the fun of Smilebooth, you will be entertained while you shop among some familiar brands, as well as some new ones. Everything from boots, to bags, to clothing, to canoes and skateboards will be gathered flea market style. This is a great opportunity to actually talk to the person/people behind each brand–the new generation of “makers” in our country! Yes, it’s family friendly, as well!

After speaking with the co-founder of NorthernGRADE, Katherine McMillian, a 38 year old mom of two who startedPierrepont Hicks with her husband Mac in 2009, she promises that the inventory and atmosphere is perfect for hipsters, families and multi-generations alike. If you appreciate supporting quality and craftsmanship, this is your show. We couldn’t be more excited.

I asked Katherine to put together a quick grouping for our predominantly female readership, so here you go. Katherine’s top 5 picks that you may or may not be familiar with:

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Are you excited about this pop-up show now?! The bag with the Gray’s Sporting Journal is from Filson. The handmade and painted paddles are from Sanborn Canoe Company. (Hello, all you kayak-ers and canoe-ers! Plus, how pretty to decorate with!) The belts are unisex are from Cause and Effect. The red bag with anchor fabric lining is from Hudson Sutler. And, the blanket is scrumptious from Pierrepont Hicks.

One more thing: I have it on good authority that this is a great place to meet single guys. Single ladies, I’m just sayin… 

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Frist Fashion Friday

Another shopping experience will occur at Hill Center Green Hills on Friday May 3. Ten of the shops have banded together to support the Frist Museum as the upcoming Frist Gala approaches. 10% of all purchases on this day will be donated to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Remember how we said last week that shopping bricks and mortar gives back to the community? Here is a perfect example. With live models and fun events throughout the day, be sure to stop by and shop.


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Harding Art Show

An event we always anticipate the first weekend of May is the Harding Art Show. This year proves to be yet another show filled with incredible art representing many styles and price points. Indulging in unique art is a sure way to make your home or office unique and “you” in a way no other home accessory can achieve. The preview party kicks off the event on Thursday night, for just a $10 admission. Friday night is Fiesta Friday making a perfect date night. from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy south-of-the-border fare, wine, beer and the margarita machine as you browse the featured artists. Admission Friday night is free. Daytime hours are Friday and Saturday from 10-6. For more information, click here.

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Sevier Park Fest

Let’s hope the weather forecast changes for the first ever Sevier Park Fest that is happening on Saturday, May 4thfrom 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the street festival being held between Linden and Kirkwood. Even if it rains and is cold, these amazing businesses will offer have options to stay warm and dry! There will be live entertainment, food, fashion and art for the whole family. Come embrace the 12South neighborhood. Parking could be tricky, so check out the website for suggested transportation and parking this day. Sevier Park Fest will benefit Friends of Sevier Park. Admission is free, but VIP tickets are available for $65. More information is available at Sevier Park Fest website.

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And, this just the tip of the iceberg on what’s going on in Nashville this weekend! Check out more of our happenings, including concerts at Two Old Hippies, the showing of The Shining in 35 mm at Belcourt, the Senior Exhibition at Watkins and so much more! Click here.