Welcome to the work week.
Chickens, bagels, art, clothing, Todd Snider… Here’s the latest Stuff We Heard:
So, uh, anybody heard anything about chickens lately?
There has, indeed, been lots and lots of talk about the fact that we’re A-OK to raise backyard chickens now. Drawback being: Some of us newbies may think hen parenting means you get your hen a collar and a Kong, take it on a daily stroll and you’re good to go. (Just me?)
Help is on the way: Experienced, Inglewood-based chicken keeper Megan Lightell is set to host a seminar on raising urban chickens on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the University School of Nashville.
At the seminar, she’ll offer an introductory rundown of all you’ll need to know about keeping laying hens up in your yard, including designing a coop, choosing hens and keeping them healthy and disease-free. We haven’t seen any indication, however, that she’ll help with the naming of your hens, which seems pretty key. (We’re going with locally connected pop stars, prefix “Lil”; Lil Ke$ha and Lil Katy Perry will provide many delicious quiches.)
Backyard Chickens: An Introductory Workshop runs 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, and the University School is located at 2000 Edgehill Ave. Class fee: $35.
(Photo: Jayme Frye, via Flickr.)
Since eggs go quite well with bagels: Point your browser over to Scoutmob, which is offering a 50 percent off deal for Eastside bagel mavens Bagel Face Bakery.
On the savings tip: Ladies consignment shop Thrifty Threads is in the middle of a winter clearance sale — they’ll knock 30 percent off already reduced prices, and the savings run until the winter stuff’s gone.
Pop by: 1309 McGavock Pike, in the Riverside Village area.
Folks know Kustom Thrills Tattoo for providing body art; with Octane! Art Gallery inside the shop, the Thrills folks also offer an opportunity to ogle non-body art of the “low-brow” persuasion. (Their description.)
Come Feb. 12, Octane! hosts Love & Other Perversions, the debut solo show from artist Katherine Mae.
It kicks off at 8 p.m., and the shop is located at 1000 Main St., Suite 107.
A heads up on the next theBEhive benefit buffet at The Wild Cow: This week’s — on Jan. 31 — will benefit Hands on Nashville, and they’ll be serving up Mexican-style eats, including fajita veggies, plantain and avocado quinoa, churro bites and lots more.
It runs 4 to 9 p.m. for $10 at 1896 Eastland Ave.
More: TheBEhive on Facebook.
And a fun weekend side note: Drifters Facebook followers got a little Sunday heads up about a “very special surprise show” from a dude folks “at all familiar with East Nashville’s music scene” would recognize.
From WSMV: A fire destroyed a home on Neill Ave. Saturday night; folks inside were able to escape unscathed.
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