The South Through Eight Lenses & A Code. The Arts Company presents through Friday a two-month celebration of photography, featuring eight photographers from the South Light Salon. The exhibition will be accompanied by Festival of Salon Saturdays at The Arts Company designed to expand the gallery experience through poetry, film, photography, QR codes, and multiple events hosted by art photographers and special guests. Visitors are encouraged to use smart phones and plan to scan the artwork through the 21st-Century technology of QR Codes. The exhibition will open during First Saturday Art Crawl on Jan. 7. Information:


Oscar Night America at Belcourt Theatre

Fans of film and fashion celebrate and watch the Academy Awards at a benefit for the historic Nashville theatre. Guests will enjoy a red carpet entrance, silent auction and more. Tickets and information are available at


Chamber West Wine & Cheese

Informal meet and greet event with Mayor Karl Dean, Chamber CEO Ralph Schulz and the Metro Council and council-at-large members who represent the Chamber West Advisory Council area. The mayor will discuss the issues that impact the Belle Meade and Green Hills areas. 5-6:30 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites-Green Hills, 2324 Crestmoor Rd. Information: 743-3063,


Nashville Lawn & Garden Show

The 23rd annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show will celebrate the timeless appeal, importance and fun of gardening. Gardens Past, Present & Future is the theme in 2012 for Tennessee’s largest and most popular annual gardening event, staged at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. More than 250 exhibit booths will offer horticultural products and services, outdoor living décor, gardening equipment, plants, flowers and more. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Information:


Interactive Media Meet-up

Chamber members with similar interests meet to discuss trends, challenges, ideas and thoughts. These meet-ups give members the opportunity to learn, network and develop long-term, meaningful relationships in a casual setting that promotes conversation and camaraderie. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Lifsey Building, Room 120. Information: 743-3063,

Women. Leadership. Faith.

Sophia A. Nelson, author of “Black Women Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama” and one of only a handful of African American female national opinion writers, will be one of two featured speakers at “Women. Leadership. Faith.,” Lipscomb University’s second women’s conference. 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Swang Chapel on campus. Information:, 966-.6146.


Outlook Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam addresses Outlook Tennessee, sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Haslam will share insights about the state’s economy and business environment. Breakfast event serves as an opportunity for Chamber members to share their thoughts about what state government can do to help grow jobs. 7:30 a.m., Sheraton Nashville Downtown 623 Union Street. Information: 743-3063,

MARCH 11-12

Independent Community Bankers of America National Convention

Attendees will hear from top national policymakers and learn the latest community banking issues in more than 60 educational workshops. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Information: