Very brief roundup of Stuff We Heard today — plans for tonight, potential plans for future Mondays, potential East Nashville-related music plans for Friday.
Free tonight? Allow us to direct you to a buffet-slash-benefit here in the neighborhood.
Sure, buffet can be an ugly word — after Phoebe (enjoy that dated TV reference), it tends to make us think of waterlogged rubber chicken, troughs of sawdust-dry rice, rolls you could brick a firepit out of. But in the hands of Eastside vegetarian stop The Wild Cow, it looks like it’ll be a very different thing.
On the menu for tonight’s TheBEhive Vegetarian Buffet: herb-crusted tempeh, macaroni casserole, maple-glazed squash, kale salad with mint tahini, shredded bbq tofu, chocolate peppermint cupcake bites, lots more. If you’ve tried the Cow’s concoctions, you’re well aware of the high enjoyment factor, whether or not you tend to abstain from meats.
The benefit part: TheBEhive is a local community collective that, through a weekly Wild Cow dinner buffet, raises funds for an array of causes. The cause benefiting from tonight’s holiday-focused event: Soles4Souls, Inc., which distributes shoes to people in need.
Head by the Wild Cow, 1896 Eastland Ave., from 4 to 9 p.m. to partake; cost is $10. (The Wild Cow Facebook)
We missed something yesterday, and we’re bummed. Said something: No. 308‘s first Monday Night Drink-In Movies night, a teaming with the Nashville Film Festival.
It worked like it sounds: They showed a film in the bar, which you were welcome to enjoy while imbibing. (We learned via the Listserv that the audio was streaming through the 308 website, and could be enjoyed via smartphone/headphones.)
Why do we bring this up a day after it happened? We figured it might sound as fun to you as it does to us, and according to 308, it’s threatening to be a regular thing. Support that thought? Share your feelings over at the 308 Facebook page.
We’ve always had a good time at Grand Ole Opry shows, particularly during the Ryman runs. Good excuse if you haven’t been in a while: Country favorite/famous Eastsider Elizabeth Cook is set to be part of Friday, December 23′s show.
She’ll join Jimmy Wayne, Julie Roberts, Dale Ann Bradley and others at the 7 p.m. show, which is, indeed, at the Ryman. Tickets range from $24-$55, plus fees.
Another chance to see a megatalented East Nashville musician this week: Country lovely Nikki Lane performs at Thursday’s installment of Imogene + Willie’s regular Supper + Song shindig.
In the warmer months, these free events are outdoors; Thursday, Lane’s inside, so don’t fret about the chill. (Lane’s recently released LP, Walk of Shame, is a hook-y, sultry hunk of throwback country — highly recommended.)
Things kick off at 7 p.m. (December 22), and the shop is located at 2601 12th Ave. S.