An Historical Evening with Eva Schloss, Stepsister of Anne Frank. Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s childhood friend and stepsister, will share the unimaginable experience of living through the fear and panic which was the Holocaust. This is a special opportunity to hear a first-hand account from someone whose life intersected with one of the most compelling figures in our history. As time passes, there will be fewer opportunities to hear from actual Holocaust survivors and one day, there won’t be any. Nashville Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $25-$150 no refunds. Information: Information


Street Eats

Enjoy a gathering of up to 20 local food trucks parked along Deaderick Street between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North every Thursday. The trucks serve lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: Information

OCT. 11-14

Nashville Oktoberfest

Attendees will enjoy four days of food, live music, vendors, beer, and entertainment. Activities will include the Oktoberfest Parade, Germantown 5k Bier Run, Bratwurst Eating Contest, Pup Parade, Dachshund Derby, Beer Slide Championship, Kids Zone, and more. Thursday, 5-8 p.m., Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Germantown @ approximately 998 5th Ave. North. Information

OCT. 12-14

Nashville International Auto Show

The 2019-Model Nashville International Auto Show featuring hundreds of all-new high-end exotics and more than 25 test drive vehicles is coming to Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue, South. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee: Adults $10, Seniors and active military $5, Children 12 and under free. Information

Southern Festival of Books

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America’s foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children’s literature among others. Free and open to the public. War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library, Friday and Sunday: 12-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information

OCT. 12-28

Boo at the Zoo

Fall Festival Field features carnival games, bounce houses, dance parties, corn pit and more. The Howl-O-Ween Hayride takes riders on a trip through the Zoo’s backroads to discover magical scenes. Trick-or-treat around the Zoo trail and uncover festive treats. Enjoy special animal, science and magic shows. Visit the Frightful Farm to take a Dying Traditions home tour or brave the Haunted Barn. Oct. 12-14, 18-21, 25-28. 5-9 p.m. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Pike. Information



Special Edition with Markus Zusak, author of Bridge of Clay. Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville. $29.50 one ticket, one book; $37.50 two tickets, one book. 6:30-8 p.m. Information

Additional upcoming Salon@615 events:

  • Nathaniel Philbrick, Oct. 22, 6:15 p.m., Main Library, Free
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin, Oct.28, 4 p.m. Montgomery Bell Academy, $34.50 one ticket, one book; $43.50 two tickets, one book
  • Pete Souza, Oct. 29, 6:15 p.m. Tennessee Performing Arts Center, $39.50 includes a signed copy of the book
  • Barbara Kingsolver, Nov. 2, 6:15 p.m., Montgomery Bell Academy, Free
  • Kate DiCamillo, Nov. 3, 615 p.m., Main Library, Free
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Damien Echols, in conversation with Sturgill Simpson, Nov. 8, 6:15, Unity of Nashville, 5125 Franklin Pike, 37220, $28.50 one ticket, one book, $34.50 two tickets, one book.
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Liane Moriarty, Fri. Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m. Lipscomb University, Collins Auditorium, 1 University Drive
  • Salon@615 Special Edition with Louise Penny, Fri. Nov. 30, 6:15 p.m. Lipscomb University, Collins Auditorium, 1 University Drive


REIN Deals, Deals, Deals Focus Group

Find where investors find and sell deals, as well as the mechanics of various deals. 6:30 p.m. REIN Center, 4525 Harding Rd, Suite 200, Nashville. Fee: members, free. Nonmembers $50. Information, registration


REIN Williamson County

Luncheon: a gathering of serious, motivated real estate investors. First Watch, 1000 Meridian Blvd. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: cost of your own lunch. Information, registration

REIN Clarksville Focus Group

In each meeting, we will enjoy a combination of networking, deal pitching and hearing from a knowledgeable speaker who can give us valuable insight into a facet of our business. As we grow together, so will our connections and ability to do great things in Clarksville. Event location: The Leaf Chronicle Building, 200 Commerce St. 6:30-8 p.m. Information, registration

Nashville Business Breakfast

Speaker: Gov. Bill Haslam. Allen Arena, Lipscomb University, One University Drive, Nashville. 6:45-8:30 a.m. Fee: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Free parking. Information:


Business Networking Breakfast

An exclusive event for Chamber members only. Newest members introduce themselves in front of a group and have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other Chamber members. Breakfast provided. Emblem, 427 Nichol Lane, Franklin. 7:30-9 a.m. Fee: free. Information

Night Market

The restaurants and shops stay open late and there are artisans, farmers, and live music. The events are free to attend and family-friendly. Beer, cocktails, and wine are available for purchase. 5-9 p.m. Nashville Farmers Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.


Jazz on the Cumberland

This summer concert series is held once a month on Sundays May through November. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy some of the best local, regional, and national jazz artists. There will be food trucks and concessions available at each concert, and $5 parking in Lot R of the LP Field. This is an alcohol-free event. 5:30-8 p.m. Cumberland Park, 592 1st Street. Information Additional date: Nov. 11.


Gallatin Chamber Networking Power Lunch

Extend your network, build relationships and break bread with fellow members of the Chamber on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. The restaurant location varies from week to week. All attendees are responsible for the cost of their own meal. Swaney Swifts, 118 North Water Ave. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 452-4000

Women in Business Luncheon

Topic: Be More Successful at Work & Life by Changing One Behavior. Speaker: Nicole Provonchee, Executive Coach & Founder, Bright Blue Consulting. Be More Successful at Work & Life by Changing One Behavior: We all have one - a behavior that gets in the way of our success: Interrupting others, talking too much/too little, emotional outbursts, avoiding conflict, poor meeting management, taking on too much, procrastination, arriving late to meetings and more. This course will teach you how to identify and then change the one behavior that is holding you back from your All-Star self. Brentwood United Methodist Church, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood. 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. Fee: Business partner- $30, Guests- $50


Williamson, Inc. Town Hall

Topic: Guest Panel: Brentwood Mayor Jill Burgin, Brentwood City Manager Kirk Bednar. Columbia State Community College Community Room, Building A, 1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin. 7:15 a.m. networking, 7:30-8:30 Program/taping Fee: no charge for Williamson, Inc. Business Partners and Guests. Open to the general public. Information

Full Moon Pickin’ Party

These Friday night parties, held at the Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center, feature bluegrass music including jam circles and main acts on a stage. Water, soft drinks and up to four beers are included with admission. Food is also available for purchase. Event held monthly through October on the Friday night closest to full moon. 7-11 p.m. Fee: adult $20 advance, $25 day of, youth (7-17) $7 advance, Fee: $10 day of, Children under 6 free. Season passes $100. Proceeds benefit Warner Parks. Warner Park Equestrian Center, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd. Information