Thank you for your interest in Greater Nashville's 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.  I ask that you only attend if you have either read the novel at some point in your life including school or will read it by the meetup. The reason is that, unlike some other book groups, we actually spend most of the time discussing the novel and due to limited seating (around 20 in my home), only members who can participate in our discussions should attend.  We will also get together at a restaurant on occasion just to discuss literature, what we're currently reading, and the arts in general.  Our first 3 novels were The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, and Wuthering Heights.  Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Picture of Dorian Gray, A Christmas Carol, and Emma are coming.

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 these meetup groups as well where additional arts/culture/book events are scheduled:

Book and film meetups for suspense, Sci-Fi, and horror novels are done under this meetup.  We've discussed 1984, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc.:

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 1,145 Patrons of the Arts

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:45 PM

    Visit the Frist for a Guided Tour of Art in Renaissance Italy

    28 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:00 PM

    Meetup is FULL - Dinner at Midtown Cafe before Beethoven's Seventh Symphony

    15 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 "Turkish"

    22 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, January 11, 2015 2:00 PM

    Discuss Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and watch the 2012 Keira Knightley film

    14 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Monday, January 12, 2015 6:00 PM

    Advance Beginner to Intermediate Oil Painting Classes at O’More College

    5 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:30 PM

    Twelfth Night by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival; Dinner after at Blvd.

    21 Patrons of the Arts attending
  • Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:00 PM

    Discuss Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen; watch the Emma Thompson film

    17 Patrons of the Arts attending
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