Tax free weekend is this Friday through Sunday and is a great time to stock up on back to school items. Things included in tax free weekend are:
If you want to skip the lines but still take advantage of tax free weekend then you are in luck. Most online shopping will qualify for tax free, just make sure your purchases follow the above guidelines and you should not have any problems.
For a full list of tax exempt items click here
CRAZY RICH ASIANS (Warner Bros.)
Release Date: August 15, 2018
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Sonoya Mizuno, Chris Pang, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Remi Hii, Nico Santos, with Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh
Romantic Comedy. “Crazy Rich Asians” follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
Advance Screening tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis
Wednesday, July 18
at 7:30 PM.
Regal Green Hills
For tickets please use link below:
Nashville Scene's 4th Annual Burger Week kicked off yesterday here in Nashville. With over 30 restaurants in the Nashville area offering $5 burgers including: Burger Republic, Nashville Jam, The District, The Slider House, Flemings, Nashville Underground, and more.
Each restaurant will have an exclusive burger that they are offering for $5. You can view the list on Nashville Scene's website here. You will also be able to vote on your favorite burger during #SceneBurgerWeek18 by casting your vote here and the winning restaurant will receive a 2018 Burger Week Plaque and a chance to compete in the 2018 World Food Championship.
But you also have a chance to win fun prizes by posting a photo of your burger on Instagram or Twitter, tagging the location of the restaurant and @nashvillescene and using the #SceneBurgerWeek18! (full detail here)
Go out and enjoy some of the best burgers in Music City for $5!
PHOTO & INFO PROVIDED BY NASHVILLE SCENE
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Walt Disney Studios)
In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
In the next couple of weeks we will be giving away tickets for the upcoming July 31st prescreening of Christopher Robin. Please keep an eye out for special posts on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. All you will have to do is comment on those post for a chance to win tickets for you and your family.
Cat & Nat are bringing The Fun Show to Nashville!
The Canadian mom duo Cat & Nat who are known for their #MOMTRUTHS are taking their show on the road to give cities the Ultimate Girls Night Out. They are making a stop in Nashville on Sept. 28th and will be at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Polk Theater.
Cat & Nat's Fun Show will give you a behind the scenes look, and a chance to be apart of a "Chit Chat with Cat & Nat" show. You never know what to expect with this duo! They are notorious for being open, honest, and hilarious about momlife and are not afraid to say what we are all already thinking. Grab a friend and a cocktail and head out for the Ultimate Girls Night Out!
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at TPAC.org. Prices start at $25+; VIP is also available for $100 and includes great seats, a meet & greet, Q&A session, photo op, and a special Cat & Nat item.
Photos and Videos from: Cat & Nat
ShowerUp is an organization designed to build relationships, restore hope and dignity, and share love with those who need it the most by providing showers and personal care. We serve those experiencing homelessness utilizing mobile shower units, volunteer teams and shower supplies. We have 2 mobile shower units that have 3 shower suites each. We provide towels, toiletry items, privacy, and a comfortable situation for people to experience. Because we are mobile, we can go to locations when people are already at such as tent communities and locations where meals are being served to the homeless. ShowerUp is also a terrific on-ramp for people to serve and volunteer! We have a variety of opportunities for everyone especially if they have never done anything like this before. Right now we serve in 2 locations every week in Nashville, monthly in Murfreesboro, and a team will be starting in Clarksville.
What lead you to start Shower Up?
We have been working with and serving the homeless for nearly 10 years. Throughout that time, we realized that the most important thing we can offer is relationship. There's a cultural disconnect that happens with those on the margins of society so we were looking for a way to bridge that gap. We have seen the most impact in someone's life happen when we really get to know them and understand their needs. About 2 years ago, we heard about a mobile shower vehicle and started to explore ways to see how we could do something like that and serve the homeless in Nashville. We started researching available services and talking with our friends who are homeless and those who work with them and serve them. We discovered that, in Nashville, if you are experiencing homelessness, there are less than a dozen showers available to you throughout the week...not a dozen locations...less than 12 actual showers! Plus, most of the places offering showers had limited hours and were in stationary locations. About that same time, new research came out identifying Nashville as the worst city in America for chronic homelessness. 2 out of 5 of our homeless population (40%) are considered chronically (long term) homeless due to a variety of circumstances including mental health issues, health issues, addiction, etc. That study also showed that our homeless numbers had risen nearly 10% over the previous study. Today in Nashville there are anywhere between 5,000-10,000 homeless men, women and children (most of the organizations that serve the homeless put that number at nearly 20,000).
We believe that we are not in the business of making dirty people clean, but rather giving hopeless people hope.
What is your mission?
Our mission is to first and foremost, build relationships with those we serve. It's through those relationships that real life change takes place. We believe that providing a hot shower and personal care is a meaningful way to start a relationship. Through that relationship, we are then able to understand someone's story, see areas that need help, provide encouragement, offer hope, and celebrate success. It comes down to this: ShowerGrace - build a relationship on dignity, mutual respect, care, and an understanding that everyone's journey isn't the same....ShowerHope - a hot shower and personal care communicates optimism, possibilities, and forward thinking...ShowerLove - we believe that God's love is best communicated when it's actively being displayed and when we hand someone a towel, clean a shower, or provide personal care for them, we know they feel genuine love being poured out on them.
What is your vision for the future?
We just added our 2nd mobile shower unit for Nashville and later this summer we will be announcing ShowerUp's expansion into a new city that, similar to Nashville, has between 5,000-10,000 homeless. Our vision is to work with local teams to bring ShowerUp to their communities and strengthen our outreach here in Nashville so that we have ShowerUp available 7 days a week at various locations around the city.
How can people help and contribute to this great cause?
We are a 501c3 charitable non-profit and we are sustained because of the donations and generosity of individuals and families. Volunteers are the core of how we are able to operate and we love to have people join us even if they have no experience.. People can volunteer, donate, or give toiletry items to help our cause. All the info is on our website: www.showerup.org.
This organization is ran by:
Paul Schmitz - Executive Director
Rhonda Schmitz - Vice President
and Volunteers like you!
Today Build-A-Bear is hosting it's first ever Pay Your Age Day! Today only, you can pay your age for ANY furry friend. This is an offer for Bonus Club members, which is a FREE member program offered by Build-A-Bear. You may want to sign up for your membership before heading to the store to avoid any extra lines.
It’s easy – how old you are is how much your furry friend costs! It’s a Bonus Club offer, so sign up now to save time in the Workshop!
Build-A-Bear PAY YOUR AGE DAY has been a lot more popular than expected! Due to an overwhelming response Build-A-Bear closed the lines this morning!
The lines at Opry Mills are all the way back to Old Navy and this was by the time the store opened! They have now closed the lines due to demand and offered some customers $15 off vouchers!
You will be able to PAY YOUR AGE (or your child's age) during their birthday month to purchase a Birthday Treat Bear!
These photos were taken at Opry Mills this morning around 10:15; shortly after the mall opened! The line was already back to Old Navy and I heard that there was a line of similar size at CoolSprings Galleria. Things you do for your kids! Do not worry we did not stay!
Luke Brian is the next country superstar that is set to open a bar on Broadway in Downtown Nashville. Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink will be in a 30,000 sq ft building on lower Broadway featuring six levels of entertainment space with eight bars. It will also be the only multi-level rooftop bar with a sushi menu, four stages for live music and two restaurants.
Luke's 32 Bridge Food + Drink is located at 301 Broadway on the corner of Broadway and 3rd Ave. The drinks are names and inspired by some of Luke's songs: including DRUNK ON YOU (gin, cherries, simple syrup, ginger ale) and LIGHT IT UP (tequila, club soda, lime wedge. The Signature Restaurant will feature Burgers, Pizza, and more. Or you can check out their Sushi Bar. They are currently hiring bartenders, servers, kitchen staff, security, and more.
COMING SOON - JULY 2018
LUKE'S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK
PHOTO AND MENUS BY: LUKE'S 32 BRIDGE FOOD + DRINK
Reese Witherspoon is Headed to Nashville to Share her First Book
Academy Award winning actress, producer, entrepreneur and all around southern girl Reese Witherspoon has announced that her first book, "Whiskey in a Teacup" will hit shelves on September 18th followed by a book tour that will be stopping in Nashville on September 23rd at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center!
"Whiskey in a Teacup" invites you into Reese's world sharing her southern style and traditions. She shows that no matter where you live that there is always a southern side. In the book she shares everything from decorating tips to her hot roller technique and one of my favorite style tips, "if it's not moving, monogram it!"
You can pre-order the book on Amazon, which is set for release on Sept. 18th. Or if you plan on attending the book tour each ticket comes with a copy of "Whiskey in a Teacup".
Tickets for the book tour go on sale to the public via Ticketmaster on July 13th at 10am. Each ticket includes a copy of "Whiskey in a Teacup" from Parnassus Books and tickets range from $72-$171.
VIP Tickets are also available and come with preferred event seating located in the first five rows, early entry into the venue, an individual photo with Reese, Official VIP meet & greet laminate, a signed copy of "Whiskey in a Teacup" and a limited edition Draper James tote with some of Reese's favorite products. (Packages start at $400+ and can be purchased through the box office at (615) 687-6400.)
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Hi, I'm Brittany! I am a mommy, blogger, and Realtor! I look forward to connecting with you through the blog, social media channels, and our monthly Girl's Night Out events!