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Thank you for your interest in my Art, Culture, and Literature Meetup.  By joining this meetup, you will get to socialize with other arts & culture loving patrons, attend the events with a group, and participate in our literature discussions.  You’ll also have an opportunity to form some new friendships!  We hope you'll join us!

This meetup is for those who appreciate: Art, Literature, Museums, Theater & Performance Art, Musicals, Plays, Cultural attractions, Mansions and gardens, Art galleries, Classical Music, Symphony, Orchestra, Ballet, Dance, Opera, Film, Cinema, Documentaries, and Photography.  We'll also visit local parks like Radnor Lake to appreciate the beauty of nature.

We will have regular literature discussions, usually with a screening of a film adaptation.  We'll also have classic film nights at my home.  There are no membership dues for this group.  If you attend an event at my home and eat/drink, I ask you to bring a food item or give a few dollars to help with the cost of the food, drinks, and serving supplies that I provide.

To protect our members privacy and since some meetups are held in members' homes, new members are approved.  If you sign up to attend an event, please update your rsvp if you can no longer attend.

Before attending an outdoor activity such as a hike, you need to read:

The types of events we may do include TPAC, Nashville Symphony, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Opera, Nashville, Ballet, Circle Players, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Belcourt Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, The Nashville Film Festival, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Darkhorse Theatre, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Artists' Cooperative Theatre, Boiler Room Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Ensemble of Nashville, Zeitgeist Gallery, Stanford Fine Art, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Art at the Arcade, TN State Museum, The Parthenon, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Adventure Science Center, and Sudekum Planetarium.

You are encouraged to check out this meetup group as well where additional arts/culture/book events and fine dining are scheduled:

The Joy of Dining Out with Friends - I'm organizer and sometimes schedule arts related events such as the Pineapple Room Restaurant at Cheekwood:

We're 1,940 Patrons of the Arts

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 10:00 AM

    Tour Oaklands Mansion and see the "Wedding Dresses Through the Decades" exhibit

    35 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, February 14, 2016 5:00 PM

    An Alan Rickman Tribute - let's watch Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

    26 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, February 21, 2016 2:00 PM

    Discuss Persuasion by Jane Austen; watch the 2007 film

    36 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:30 PM

    Jane Austen's Emma at Springhouse Theatre

    20 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 7:00 PM

    Let's watch the 2 hour finale of Downton Abbey together at 8 pm; doors open at 7

    25 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, March 20, 2016 1:00 PM

    Phantom of the Opera at TPAC; dinner at Amerigo after

    30 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:45 PM

    The Frist - Guided Tour of Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art

    53 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, April 3, 2016 2:00 PM

    Discuss Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad; watch the adaptation Apocalypse Now

    21 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, April 24, 2016 2:00 PM

    Carmina Burana by the Nashville Ballet with the Nashville Symphony and Chorus

    4 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 PM

    Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto & Dvořák’s 7th Symphony by the Nashville Symphony

    7 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:00 PM

    Discuss Lord of the Flies by William Golding; watch the 1963 film adaptation

    2 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:00 PM

    Discuss Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; watch the 1959 film

    1 Patrons of the Arts attending
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