There is plenty of free music on this week’s calendar, plus other free fun coming up.
Night Market at Farmers’ Market
The Nashville Farmers’ Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., not only has local and regional produce and Tennessee products, but also themed Night Markets from 5-9 p.m. the third Friday each month.
This Friday, the “Shop. Sip. Give.” indoor Night Market will benefit Room in the Inn. There will be music, food and drinks, and attendees are asked to bring socks, gloves, hats and scarves to donate. Admission and parking are free.
The Nashville Farmers’ Market’s November Night Market theme is “Sip. Shop. Give.” and benefits Room at the Inn. (Photo: Jae S. Lee / The Tennessean)
A reception and opening for the annual holiday art exhibition and sale of works by Centennial Art Center students and staff is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the center, 301 25th Ave. N. in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 13.
Details: nashville.gov/cac or 615-862-8442
Kidsville at the Parthenon
Kidsville at the Parthenon story times take place at 11 a.m. on Saturdays at Centennial Park, inside the Parthenon at the foot of Athena. Designed for children 2-12 and their families, this week’s event’s theme is “Bee my Neighbor.”
Kidsville celebrates Mr. Rogers and the release of the film “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” with music by Intersection, a bee sounds craft and friendship bracelet making station. The celebration continues as Kidsville moves to the Ellipse outside the Parthenon’s front door with free crafts and service projects, including honey and bee activities, 615Rocks! and neighbor gift making.
Details: kidsvilleonline.org or 615-862-8431
The Vanderbilt Commodore Orchestra, composed of students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, 2400 Blakemore Ave. Admission is free.
The Vanderbilt University Orchestra, along with Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir, and Blair Children’s Chorus, will present “Carmina Burana” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Blair School of Music. The concert will feature more than 120 singers, including Blair alumnus Ben Edquist and voice professor Tyler Nelson. Carl Orff’s setting of 24 poems is a staple of classical music performances, book-ended by the iconic “Oh Fortuna,” one of the more famous pieces of music from the 20th century.
Nashville Community Band
The Nashville Community Band, which has about 70 volunteer members, will play a free concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Belle Meade United Methodist Church, 121 Davidson Road. The program will include a variety of classical music, marches, movie themes and patriotic music.
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Bellevue Chorus and more
The Bellevue Community Chorus has teamed up with the South Cheatham Chorale Society for a free performance at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bellevue Church of Christ at 7401 Highway 70 S. The combined group, The Collective Chorus, will perform “The Peaceable Kingdom.”
Music for Seniors
The Music for Seniors free daytime concert series, which offers monthly performances for seniors at various locations, will feature the Gypsy Hombres at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Road. It’s free, but you need to make an online reservation.
Details: musicforseniors.org or 615-330-1937
Belmont Pops has a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in Massey Concert Hall.
The HCI $6 sales offer all sorts of gift items, all priced at $6. (Photo: Jae S. Lee / The Tennessean)
The HCI Fundraising “Everything $6 Sale” where everything — including jewelry, scarves and gift items — is $6, is Tuesday through Thursday at Summit Medical Center, 5655 Frist Blvd. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
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