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It’s a work of art
An open room with multiple four-top tables and blown-glass light fixtures.
A café built for co-working and conversation if you ask us. | Photo by NASHtoday
The glass is haüs full with the addition of a new glassblowing studio in Berry Hill.

Artists, creatives, and coffee connoisseurs — meet Glasshaüs. The 10,000-sqft venue will be the first of its kind locally when it opens on Saturday, Nov. 18 combining the art form, a gallery, event space, and café + bar program.

A view through a window to the workshop where two artists are blowing glass.

Don’t skip our pro tip — we’re dishing the best seat inside.

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Features we love

Almost everything is made in-haüs, from the mugs and glasses your drinks are served in to the curated food menu and many decór + furniture pieces you see throughout the space.
  • Don’t miss: The café has its own cold brew tower.
  • Try this: The aged bourbon barrel cold brew
  • Pro tip: Just past the Maxwell Gallery to your right, you’ll see a small seating area — post up here and watch the resident artists at work through the window.
Small rectangular tables at varying heights stand displaying various blown glass art pieces. for sale.

Get inspired with a stroll through Maxwell Gallery.

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Photo by NASHtoday

What to expect

  • Menu | Dig into 2-3 specialty menu items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This menu will expand over time, but guests can expect pastries and breakfast sandwiches in the morning, sandwiches in the afternoon, and shared plates for dinner (think: charcuterie) to start.
  • Events | Take a class and learn how to shape molten glass under the guidance of an artisan or book a private party. Stay tuned for more upcoming events — psst, we heard there will be an ornament making experience and live music dates.
  • Shop | Browse Maxwell Gallery, which features custom glass and metal work
The grand opening event from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. will feature multiple live demonstrations, pastry and coffee samples, live music, giveaways, and more. Bookmark this link for the forthcoming schedule.
 
 
Events
 
Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Danielle Kartes Meet and Greet | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | The Bookshop, 1043 West Eastland Ave. | Free+ | Get fresh inspiration for your holiday baking from expert author, food stylist, and recipe developer Danielle Kartes.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • August Burns Red | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St. | $32.50+ | The group brings their “Rescue & Restore 10 Year Anniversary” tour to Music City with Spite, Brand of Sacrifice, and Crystal Lake.
  • The Franklin Theatre Songwriter Series | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin | $40+ | The evening features performances by Sierra Hull, Jim Lauderdale, Bobby Tomberlin, and Lillie Mae.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Guided Laurel Woods Hike | Friday, Nov. 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Beaman Park, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd. | Free | Hike the 7.5-mile Laurel Woods Trail with a naturalist and learn about the flora and fauna that you see — meet at the Highland Trailhead.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 2 p.m. | Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way | $20 | Watch the rivals go head to head — gates open at 12:30 p.m.
  • November Art Market | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 4-9 p.m. | 100 Taylor Arts Market, 100 Taylor St. | Cost of purchase | Listen to live music as you shop the works of local artisans.
Sunday, Nov. 19
  • Candle + Cocktail Making Class | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Sip Cocktail Co., 2803 Foster Ave. | $77 | Your ticket price includes ingredients and instructions on how to make two craft cocktails + a DIY candle workshop.
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Experience love at first light at Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination
several images of large silk lanterns illuminated in the night sky
Be enthralled by the beauty of larger-than-life silk lanterns illuminated against the night sky. | Photos + renderings provided by Nashville Zoo
Light up the night this holiday season at Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination — the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival opening this Friday, Nov. 17 and running through Feb. 4, 2024.

Guests will awe at 1,000+ all-new, hand-crafted silk lanterns, including towering animals, stunning florals, and beautifully reimagined scenes from Chinese folklore.

In addition to the captivating illuminated lanterns, Zoolumination also features:
  • Live entertainment: Chinese acrobats and entertainers perform nightly at the Amphitheater.
  • Animal encounters: See nocturnal animals, like the Sumatran tiger and flamingos, until 8:30 p.m., plus the Unseen New World exhibit, which is open all night.
  • Food and drinks: Sip + stroll with hot cocoa, cider (spiked available), beer, margaritas, coffee, and more, and munch on sweets and classic Zoo snacks.
  • Meet Santa: From Nov. 24-Dec. 24, meet Santa at the barn behind the Historic Home starting at 5:30 p.m.
Pro tip: Zoolumination is a popular event and can sell out, so advance-purchase tickets are encouraged.
 
News Notes
 
Open
  • This foodie news is hot, hot, hot. Hattie B’s opens at The Factory at Franklin today. The 3,058-sqft restaurant will offer the same menu as other locations + include a 24-seat patio. This is the local chain’s first expansion into Williamson County. (Nashville Lifestyles)
Coming Soon
  • Laguna Beach jewelry brand gorjana will open its second Nashville storefront at Fifth + Broadway on Saturday, Dec. 9. The 1,812-sqft store will offer the brand’s best sellers, from gold-plated pieces to fine necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more.
Travel
  • Traveling for Thanksgiving? The Nashville International Airport anticipates peak passenger volume on Nov. 19, Nov. 22, and Nov. 26 with more than 35,000 departing travelers each of these days. Be sure to check your flight status for any changes.
Concert
  • Don’t stop the party. A slew of big names are making Music City stops, but you won’t want to miss this one. Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin bring their “The Trilogy” tour to Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m.
Watch
  • Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood are set to host this year’s “CMA Country Christmas,” which premieres on ABC Thursday, Dec. 14. The holiday special filmed in Nashville features performances by Jordan Davis, Lady A, Jon Pardi, and more. See it next day on Disney+ and Hulu.
Plan Ahead
  • Play ball. The Nashville Sounds will host their first-ever Sound Check Fan Fest on Saturday, Feb. 3. The event highlights the team’s “Holiday Bundle,” which includes six game tickets, a hat, and a holiday ornament. Expect player meet-and-greets, food trucks, entertainment, and live music.
Pets
  • Say goodbye to fillers and weird ingredients in your dog’s food. Get 50% off your pup’s first order of Nom Nom for fresh, recognizable ingredients they’ll love.*
 
 
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👟 On your mark, get set...
A runner prepares to cross the finish line, which is an inflatable arch.
That finish line feeling. | Photo via Animal Rescue Corps
Strut your stuff before you stuff your stomach: Turkey Trot season is around the corner.

If you’re inspired to run, walk, or trot while your family and friends are visiting this holiday, check out this list of five Thanksgiving Day races happening around Nashville.

Music City Turkey Trot

Kick off your holiday with a 5K run/walk or 1-Mile Waddle. The race includes a costume contest, largest teams competition, entertainment on the course, and finisher medals for all participants.
  • Time: First race at 8 a.m.
  • Place: Nissan Stadium and downtown
  • Tickets: $30+
Nashville Turkey Trot

This family-friendly event features a kid’s dash, fun run, 5K, and 10-mile races. Bonus: Fox’s Donut Den donuts will be waiting for you at the finish line.
  • Time: First race at 8:15 a.m.
  • Place: Wave Country, 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy.
  • Tickets: Kids, free+ and adults, $38+
 
The Buy
 
The cutest to-go containers to make sure everyone walks away with leftovers this Thanksgiving. Pro tip: Remove the lid and heat them right in the oven.
 
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Shop ‘til ya drop without worrying about the meter. Various lots and garages throughout the Gulch will offer free parking on Black Friday this year. Check this map for participating locations.
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