Wednesday

Hell’s Kitchen Viewing Party at The Slider House

“Hell’s Kitchen” Viewing Party Every Wednesday Night at The Slider House
Sterling Wright is Nashville’s First Contestant on Fox TV’s “Hell’s Kitchen”

Nashville native and Slider House grill cook, Sterling Wright is competing in the 13th season of the Fox reality show “Hell’s Kitchen.” He is the first contestant on the show to represent Nashville. Called the “chef with a smile” by those who know him, Wright embraced the challenge of the show and did not let the famous hot-tempered outbursts of Chef Gordon Ramsay get to him.

Throughout the show, contestants battle to please the chef, and cook the best dishes to stay in the competition.Wright hopes through the competition, he'll be able to inspire others to be positive - especially the young people who live in the community he grew up in.

Sterling Wright grew up in the J.C. Napier Homes, a housing project in South Nashville. While attending McGavock High School, a teacher introduced him to cooking and through her class, he realized that cooking was his passion. He spent the next 20 years working in various Nashville restaurants.

He currently works as a grill cook at The Slider House. He views the competition not only as a challenge, but as an opportunity to inspire children in the community where he was raised. When not cooking, Wright can be found counseling young people in the housing complex.

When: Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. while Sterling Wright remains on the show.
Where: The Slider House, 1907 Division Street, Nashville

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Tuesday

Lipscomb University Theatre Presents Medea

Lipscomb University Theatre presents ‘Medea,’ performed in outdoor amphitheater, beginning Sept. 19

Lipscomb University’s Department of Theatre kicks off the 2014-15 season with a production of the Greek tragedy “Medea,” beginning Friday, Sept. 19, performed in the Flatt Amphitheater on campus.

This modern adaptation of Euripides’ age-old tale retells the classical Greek myth of Medea, a powerful enchantress, and her husband, Jason, a renowned war hero. Even though the pair have children together, Jason's financial and political desires push him to pursue a new wife, leaving Medea in danger of both losing her family and exile. As this stirring play unfolds, Medea’s desperation leads to brutal revenge on her husband.

First produced in 431 B.C., “Medea” features themes we still face today, including the value of communication, the importance of forgiveness and the downfall of vengeance.

Lipscomb’s production of “Medea” is set in 1950s America and is directed by student Tessa Bryant. The all-student cast will perform in a modern translation of the ancient verse. “Medea” will be performed in an outdoor amphitheater, located adjacent to the Bennett Campus Center. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be canceled just 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Lipscomb’s “Medea,” will be performed Friday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 21; and Friday, Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Tickets are available at the Lipscomb Box Office at 615.966.7075 or at lipscomb.edu/theater. Cost is $17 for the general public, $12 for university faculty and staff and $5 for students of any age.

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Monday

Tennessee Land Trust Hosting Eat Green For Tennessee

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, a group of 25 community-minded Nashville restaurants and bars will donate a percentage of the day's sales to The Land Trust for Tennessee in support of its work protecting and raising awareness for local farms and Tennessee's natural landscapes.

With recent attention from the food community, The Land Trust for Tennessee is thrilled to help keep the "FARM" in the current trend of "Farm to Table" cuisine. Having protected nearly 100,000 acres of green space in Tennessee, from public parks to viewsheds on The Natchez Trace Parkway to private family farms, The Land Trust for Tennessee promotes tourism, recreation and local food through permanent conservation.

In the spirit of building community, the entire city is invited to join The Land Trust for Tennessee and local food proprietors to "EAT GREEN FOR TENNESSEE" in support of The Land Trust for Tennessee's mission to preserve the unique character of Tennessee's natural and historic landscapes and sites for future generations. For the entire day, with no added fees, you can buy gift certificates, eat a meal, grab a snack, drink a beer, buy local meat and cheese for a dinner party… and it will all be in support of all the Tennessee farmland that gives us seasonal, fresh produce only miles away from where we live.

You might ask why these restaurants are being so kind to donate a percentage of their profits to The Land Trust. It's because these businesses care about food and where it comes from, and they know local produce is healthier and better for our local economy. Protecting all of our natural green space helps keeps Nashville in its position as one of the best cities to live, work and play.

Restaurants include:
The Capitol Grille, City House, Rolf & Daughters, Arnold's, Pub5, Miel, Merchant's, Paradise Park, M.L. Rose (all locations), The 404 Kitchen, Yazoo Brewery, The Stone Fox, The 12 South Tap Room, Las Paletas, Sinema, Chago's Cantina, 360 Bistro, Gray's on Main, Frothy Monkey (all locations), Lockeland Table, Two Ten Jack, Porter Road Butchers, Bagel Face Bakery, The Perch (all locations)

Visit www.landtrusttn.org/egt for more information and to join us for this event to eat, drink, and conserve land for now and future generations!  To learn more and to support The Land Trust for Tennessee, visit www.landtrusttn.org.

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Friday

Henry Horton State Park Hosting 11th Annual Step Back in Time Festival

Henry Horton State Park will host the 11th Annual Step Back in Time Festival Sept. 19-20, featuring two days of music, food, storytellers, re-enactors and demonstrations.

“We are very excited about this year’s Step Back in Time Festival, including the lineup of very talented artisans and entertainers,” Tennessee State Parks Chief Ranger Shane Petty said. “This is a fun, family-friendly festival and we encourage everyone to come out and join us.”

The festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. and will conclude Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. Chief Ranger Petty added that while both days are open to the public, Friday is being billed as a special school day. “We encourage local teachers and schools to take advantage of this educational opportunity to see history in action.”

There will be live entertainment at the festival each day. Other festival activities will include sheep dog demonstrations, horse-mounted shooters, old-time children’s games, bee keeping and primitive weapons. In addition, competitions will be held for cross cut saw, watermelon seed spitting and animal calling. Over 40 craft vendors will also be on hand at the festival.

Henry Horton is a 1,532-acre state park with four hiking trails, featuring an abundance of wildlife such as wild turkey, deer and many kinds of wildflowers. The park offers hours of family enjoyment whether it's swimming, fishing along the Duck River, playing volleyball or basketball or just having a picnic. Henry Horton State Park also is well known for its championship 18-hole golf course, inn and cabins, campgrounds and trap and skeet range.

For more information about the park, please call the park office at (931) 364-2222
or visit them online at http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/henry-horton

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Thursday

The Stomp Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight in Nashville

The Stomp Concert Series to Kick-Off September 11th
Get a First Look into the Series

Set to debut Thursday, September 11th at Soulshine Pizza Factory, The Stomp is poised to highlight Nashville’s emerging females.

The kick-off show will begin at 8:30 PM and feature performances from Angie Johnson, Hailey Steele and creator of The Stomp, Lyndsey Highlander.

A large crowd gathered for the live audience taping of The Stomp on August 25th where the ladies on the bill through December performed a few songs. Click HERE to get a sneak peek into The Stomp and see the reason Nashville is taking notice.

Sponsored by Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment and Boot Daddy, The Stomp will take place every 2nd Thursday of the month at Soulshine Pizza Factory.

Line-up by date is as follows:
  • September, 11th: Angie Johnson, Hailey Steele, Lyndsey Highlander
  • October 9th: Sarah Darling, Samantha Landrum, Lyndsey Highlander
  • November 13th: Sonia Leigh, Morgan Frazier, Lyndsey Highlander
  • December 11th: Gwen Sebastian, McKenna Medley, Lyndsey Highlander
For more information on The Stomp, visit www.thestompnashville.com.

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