Third annual Arts Immersion, presented Thursday by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville in partnership with The Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, showcases dance and theater, surprise musical guests and film reels from the Nashville Film Festival, as well as visual art from some of Nashville’s finest painters and photographers. The evening is topped off with a unique silent auction including tickets and wristbands to the Americana Music Festival, tickets to see the Avett Brothers, Nashville staycation packages, and a six-week acting class in the Meisner technique from Actors Bridge Ensemble. 6:30 p.m., Nashville Farmers Market. Tickets: $40, available at the door or through

Viacom v. YouTube/Google
Baker Donelson shareholder Edward Ramage, chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Group, will lead a discussion on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its effect on those who use social media and social networking to communicate and share experiences. This is a part of Baker Donelson's ABA Intellectual Property Litigation Roundtable Series. Noon-1 p.m. No fee, lunch included. Advance registration is required: 726-5705,

Book Signing
Telia Galloway will be available to sign copies of her Christian children's book, Servant of the King.5-7 p.m., Frothy Monkey Coffee House, 2509 12th Ave. S. Information: 888 361-9473,

Cheekwood Nights
Cheekwood will be the setting for a series of Friday night events this summer, each taking place on the first Friday of each month through October. Kicking off the series will be alternative country band Lambchop, with front man Kurt Wagner, taking the stage at 9 p.m. Additional performers/activities include:

•Trains! Tennessee in G illuminated for one-of-a-kind nighttime viewing

•Live music and cash bars in several locations throughout the Garden

•Singer/songwriter Rick Orcutt on the Pineapple Room deck

•Jazz on the Rose Terrace with Debbie Cunningham

•Pianist Danny Smith playing from the Museum of Art drawing room to the Wisteria Lounge

•Dinner at the Pineapple Room (reservation required 352-4859)

•Specialty dessert items available for purchase at the Wisteria Lounge

•Museum of Art exhibitions including Fabergé (final weekend) and Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum

•Parents’ Night Out for children 5 and older, 6-9 p.m. (reservation required 353-9827)

Admission: $5 for members (member children are free). Non-member adults: $15, seniors $12 and children 6-17 $8. Gates open: 5-10 p.m. Information: 356-8000,

Shapes & Colors of Brother Mel
Reception and 83rd birthday celebration for artist Brother Mel at The Arts Company, 215 Fifth Avenue N., during the First Saturday Art Crawl. 6-9 p.m. On display will be small sculptures commissioned by the gallery for this exhibit, plus paintings and more. Exhibition continues through July 23. Information: 254.2040,

11th annual Children's Picnic
Friends of Warner Park will host the 11th annual Children's Picnic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Warner Park Nature Center on Highway 100. The event will feature live music, arts and crafts, as well as nature-related fun and games targeted toward families with preschool and younger elementary children. Activities include face painting, puppet shows, nature related crafts, live bee demonstrations, scavenger hunt and hikes. Children will also have an opportunity to take seeds to plant at home. This year's event features bluegrass music from Youngtown, a band composed of 5 teens, and music from Some Day Soon, a bluegrass band that includes two young sisters. Families may bring their own picnics or purchase picnic lunches and ice cream. Suggested donation of $5 per child or $20 maximum per family. Information:

Cheekwood Teacher Appreciation Day
K-12 teachers admitted Free with school ID or recent paystub/DL. Information: 356-8000,

African Violet Club
The Nashville African Violet Club will meet at 1:45 at the Green Hill Women’s Center, 10905 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet. Information,, 364-8459.

NBA/NBF Golf Tournament
Nashville Bar Association and Nashville Bar Foundation event is scheduled for the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. Cookout at noon, shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Team prizes and individual contests (longest drive, longest putt, etc.). Information: 242-9272,

Business After Hours
An evening of networking and exploring the improved amenities of the Farmer’s Market, hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information:, 743-3063.

Regions Free Day of Music
Nashville Symphony Summer Festival concert series continues at Nashville’s East Park with “A Salute to Boston Pops,” beginning at 8 p.m. Additional performances in the series include:

•Friday, June 10, 8 p.m., Bicentennial Mall. “A Salute to Boston Pops”

•Sunday, June 12, 7 p.m., Crockett Park, Brentwood. “A Salute to Boston Pops”

•Tuesday, June 14 7:30 p.m., Cumberland University, Lebanon. Admission: $5. Free bookmarks for kids.

•Wednesday, June 15, 7:30 p.m., Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville. “Hoe-Down”

•Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park. “Hoe-Down.” Bring your dog to the concert.

•Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Park. “Russian Fireworks” Children’s costume contest for best-dressed Romeo or Juliet.

Information:, 687.6500.

Tennessee Gesneriad Society
The Tennessee Gesneriad Society will have a field trip to a member’s home. Information:, 364-8459.

JUNE 17-18
The Andersonville Trial
Lamplighter’s Theatre Company and The Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, Inc. presents “The Andersonville Trial” in the sanctuary at the historic Downtown Presbyterian Church, 154 5th Avenue North, as part of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War. The play is based on the actual trial of Captain Henry Wirz, commander of the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, Ga. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in advance at or may be purchased at the door. Group pricing: 969-9273. Information:,

Dodgeball Tournament
Tournament benefiting the American Lung Association will be held at The D1 Sports Training, 7115 South Springs Drive in Franklin. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m., with competition beginning at 9. Participants must be 18 or older. There is a 20-team limit, 10 players each. Registration is $50 per person. Information:, 778-0000.

Genealogy Workshop
J. Mark Lowe will explain DNA fundamentals, INCLUDING how to use DNA to conduct research and how to confirm results, in his class “Understanding the Basics of DNA Testing for Genealogical Research” at the State Library and Archives building, 403 7th Avenue N. Two sessions: 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Information and reservations: 741-2764,

June 27
GNAR New Member Orientation
Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, 4540 Trousdale Drive. For GNAR applicants only. Applicants for GNAR membership must attend new member orientation in the GNAR classroom within three months of application. The GNAR orientation program is approved for continuing education credit – three hours of ethics and three hours of risk management. Instructor: Dave Floyd, GRI, ITI. Lunch provided. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information,, 254-7516.

Moving Towards a Cure 5K
Miles For Hope, Inc., an organization dedicated to funding cutting-edge brain tumor research, is holding its Moving Towards a Cure 5K Brain Tumor Awareness Walk at Edwin Warner Park at 9 a.m. (on-site registration 8 a.m.). Information:

JULY 16-17
Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair
More than 50 booksellers from more than 12 states are expected to participate in the fair, which will include lectures by authors and scholars. The keynote speaker will be bestselling author Nicholas Basbanes, best known for A Gentle Madness in which he relates stories about book collectors from antiquity to the 1980’s. Children’s literacy, the War Between the States in Tennessee, and book collecting 101 are some of the other scheduled lectures. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, free for 18 and younger. Information:

JULY 29-31
Creative Capital Workshop
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville presents the Creative Capital Workshop for artists in the Nashville region at Belmont University. Partially subsidized by a grant from the Kresge Foundation, the workshop is an intensive two and one-half day retreat led by nationally renowned arts professionals that has been described as a “crash course in self-management, strategic planning, fundraising and promotion” for artists of all creative genres. Information:


Through Aug. 21
Shaker Collection at Frist
Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection, an exhibition featuring more than 200 objects, including furniture, drawings, household objects, textiles and baskets from one of the country’s most renowned Shaker collections, will be on view at the Frist Center’s for the Visual Arts. The exhibition is the largest, most comprehensive collection of Shaker material ever assembled. Information: 244-3340,

Through Oct. 21
Wood ‘Twinstallation’
Local earth artist David Wood is featured in a special ‘twinstallation’ at Cheekwood. Double Heliotrope consists of two pieces, one on land, and one on water - each part of a broader heliotrope series of horizontal radial wooden sculptures. One of these pieces, entitled Awakening, has a long modernist poem written by the artist inscribed on it. The other work, Reflection, will sport reflective Mylar circles and nocturnal solar illumination. Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Information: 356-8000,