Plus, what to know about local crawfish boils.
 
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51º | Cloudy | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:58 a.m. | Sunset 4:48 p.m.

 
Brighten up a Nashvillian’s day
A faint rainbow over the Ryman Auditorium, a music venue that was originally constructed as a church in the late 1800s.
A rainbow over the Ryman will put a smile on your face. | Photo by @susie_saladino
February is the season of love, but we’re adding kindness to the mix. Next week is Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb. 11-17), but these eight acts can be performed any time of year.

Bring treats to work

The next time you’re on the way to work, grab your coworkers some coffee or pastries. Bonus: Visit one of these coffee shops that gives back to the community and beyond. Win, win.

Show local businesses some love

It’s no secret that we love our small businesses. Consider writing a positive review after your shopping trip, lunch, or date night.

And local musicians, too

“Support Nashville artists by buying their music and tipping if there’s a way. And getting merch from the show!” — Hillary J.

Get involved with Adopt-a-Street

Show your street some love through the city’s Adopt-a-Street program. Get a group together (your neighborhood, family, or friends) or adopt as an individual. Pro tip: You can adopt as little as four blocks, or as much as you’d like.

A person holds a "Greetings from Nashville" postcard on the Pedestrian Bridge with the Nashville skyline in the background.

Greetings from Music City.

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Photo by @sarahkleephotography + @alittlesomethingalotoflove

Write a letter or send a postcard

“Does anyone send snail mail anymore? Opening the mailbox and seeing something that’s not junk mail or bills always makes me feel good.” — Suzanne G.

Help our furry friends

Consider fostering or adopting pets in need of a home, or volunteer at local shelters like NHA and MACC. You can also donate monetarily or drop off blankets, toys, food, and supplies.

Volunteer with local organizations

Check out our growing list of 50+ local volunteer opportunities. Plus, find immediate volunteer needs via Hands on Nashville’s calendar or learn how you can help keep the Nashville Community Fridge stocked.

Gift something just because

To brighten up your loved one’s day, we suggest gifting a card or something colorful from shops like Gift Horse, Electric Mixer, and A Shop of Things. Oh, and don’t forget Valentine’s Day (we have gift recommendations for that, too).
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Feb. 9
  • ABLE’s Spring Warehouse Sale | Friday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 10 | Times vary | 7335 Cockrill Bend Blvd. | Cost of purchase | Shop discounted clothing at the fashion brand’s semi-annual spring warehouse sale.
  • Grace Potter | Friday, Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way N. | $63+ | The rock singer-songwriter will be joined by special guest Brittney Spencer.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Valenshines Moonshine Sippin’ Excursion Train | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 1 p.m. | Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St. | $85+ | Sip four Ole Smoky moonshine samples while you enjoy a snack bag courtesy of Smith’s Catering on this three-hour excursion.
  • 12 South Farmers Market Valentine’s Pop-Up | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 12-4 p.m. | Saint Elle, 1420 3rd Ave. S. | Cost of purchase | Enjoy live music, local food and drinks, and Nashville-based small business vendors.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • Box for the Pups | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 12-2 p.m. | HOTBOX Fitness, 1006 Nelson Merry St. | $25 | This boxing class is followed by complimentary tea and bites + a FurEver Friends pop-up — ticket sales will be donated to Wags & Walks Nashville.
  • Super Bowl Watch Party | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 5-10 p.m. | Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway | Cost of purchase | Head to the restaurant’s second floor for hot wings and other bites, drink specials, and the chance to win prizes.
Monday, Feb. 12
  • Latte Art Throwdown | Monday, Feb. 12 | 6 p.m. | Bagelshop, 2708 Old Lebanon Rd. | Free+ | Bring $10 cash to participate in the shop’s first-ever latte art throwdown or cheer on the competition at no cost.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
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This Valentine’s Day special from Woodhouse Spa features a sweet treat
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From now-Thursday, Feb. 15 you can get your loved one a trip to the spa, plus a box of artisan chocolates. | Photo provided by Louis Sherry
Sweep your sweetheart off their feet with a day of pampering at Woodhouse Spa — with a special, seasonal touch.

To celebrate the day of love, Woodhouse Spa is including a free 12-piece box of luxurious Louis Sherry Chocolates with the purchase of a $250 gift card (limit one gift purchase per customer).

Your sweetie will enjoy a day of relaxation (think: a massage, body treatment, facial + more) and savor premium, high-quality chocolates presented in Louis Sherry’s iconic signature packaging.
 
News Notes
 
Coming Soon
  • Sperry’s Restaurant is launching a duel concept in Bellevue next month at 7745 Hwy 70 S. Cafe Sperry’s will be open daily for coffee, pastries, and grab-and-go items. Similar to the Belle Meade location, Sperry’s Mercantile will offer meats/seafood, curated grocery items, and more.
Open
  • Nashville’s Whiskey Hound, a business that infuses local spirits into its products, is opening a shop inside the Nashville Farmers Market today, Feb. 9. Get to know the company’s offerings, including seasonings and barrel-aged honey and hot sauces.
Development
  • Forthcoming Gulch hotel Caption by Hyatt Nashville is expected to open early next year after “topping out” recently. The 210-room hotel will feature indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a fitness center + food and beverage concept Talk Shop.
List
  • Forbes Travel Guide released its list of top hotels, restaurants, and spas as part of the 2024 Star Awards, and a few Nashville spots made the cut. The Joseph and its fine dining concept Yolan received the second-highest ranking of four stars. Four other local properties are “recommended.”
Drink
  • The Fainting Goat Coffee Co. opened a second location, this time in downtown Franklin. The shop at 1143 Columbia Ave. offers coffee, food, and indoor and outdoor seating.
Seasonal
  • Fun in the trees awaits. The Adventure Park at Nashville reopens for the season on Friday, March 1. The zipline and climbing experience will celebrate opening weekend with its signature “Glow in the Park” event. View the schedule.
Weather
  • NWS Nashville will host a free event on Severe Weather Awareness Day (Saturday, Feb. 24) at Trevecca Nazarene University. Participants will have the chance to meet local meteorologists and hear from keynote speaker James Spann. Registration is open.
Travel
Eat
  • This is usually the time of year when New Year’s resolutions start to slip. Keep those healthy habits intact with nutrient-dense + ready-to-eat meals from Vibrant Meals, delivered to your door as often as you’d like. See the seasonal menu + snag 20% off your first order with code YOUSAVE20.*
Sports
  • Planning to watch the Super Bowl this Sunday? Stream it with a Paramount+ with Showtime subscription — get 30 days free with code GOAT.*
Announced
  • We’re excited to share that 6AM City, our parent company, closed its Series A funding round led by the media company, TEGNA. This partnership means continuing to deliver the same hyper-local news and events while expanding our reach to new readers and communities. Learn more.
 
 
Eat
 
🦞 Where have all the crawfish gone?
A spread of red crawfish surrounded by small potatoes and ears of corn with a couple hands picking up crawfish to eat.
If you love crawfish boils, get ‘em while you can this season. | Photo by Logan Ellzey via Unsplash
Crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, and mudbugs — whatever you call them, Nashville buzzes with all-you-can eat boils every spring. However, this year may see fewer events due to challenging conditions affecting the Louisiana crawfish population.

The peak season runs from March to May, and with Louisiana’s ongoing exceptional drought, industry experts are warning of shortages and higher prices.

As of now, Nashvillians still have opportunities to pinch tails this season. Bringle’s Smoking Oasis announced its annual crawfish boil is on for Sunday, April 7. And if you really want to get your hands dirty, check out The Chef and I’s cooking class and dinner on Sunday, March 10.

Meanwhile, Tennessee Brew Works is pivoting to a shrimp boil on Saturday, March 2-Sunday, March 3 with 1,300 pounds of Gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes.
 
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