Social Events in Nashville, Tennessee This Week

Let’s explore social events in Nashville, TN happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Nashville where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Nashville

Philosophies of the Art of Living (discussion/reading group)

Philosophies of the Art of Living (discussion/reading group)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Monday Night Preservation Co.

This weekly meetup group seeks to explore philosophies and theories from all ages concerning the “art of living.” This includes classics like Aristotle’s virtue ethics and the Stoics, modern approaches like Nietzsche’s self-creation or self-overcoming, as well as contemporary “self-growth” authors such as Tony Robbins, Robert Greene, Jay Shetty, or James Clear. We will consult these texts with reg(…)

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Wyzr Friends Happy Hour Launch at Crazy Gnome Brewery in East Nashville

Wyzr Friends Happy Hour Launch at Crazy Gnome Brewery in East Nashville

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Crazy Gnome Brewery

Join Wyzr Friends over 40s for its launch event at Crazy Gnome Brewery in East Nashville. Discounted beers and good times meeting new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment!(…)

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Art+Wellness Workshop Series Sponsored by Metro Arts

Art+Wellness Workshop Series Sponsored by Metro Arts

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Forge

Art+Wellness Workshop Series sponsored by Metro Arts. In this weeks workshop we will explore how to have a vision for your life by making a passport filled with your handmade prints. You will learn basic book making and printmaking skills. $20 all materials included. Beginners welcome!(…)

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Travel Lemming Nashville Meetup at Jackalope Brewing

Travel Lemming Nashville Meetup at Jackalope Brewing

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Jackalope Brewing Company – The Ranch

**Calling all travelers! You’re officially invited to [Travel Lemming](https://travellemming.com/)’s Nashville meetup at Jackalope Brewing. Come on down for a night of travel conversation & new connections!**

**WHERE:** Jackalope Brewing (The Ranch) at 429B Houston St, Nashville, TN 37203 [[Google Map](https://maps.app.goo.gl/W3ctDgbrcSvKwbEz9)]

**WHEN:** Wednesday May 22nd, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

**W(…)

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Wednesday – lunchtime basketball

Wednesday - lunchtime basketball

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Nashville First Church of the Nazarene

Pay $3 BEFORE you come to play Venmo: @zev-goering

CashApp: $zevgoering

Bring a white shirt and a dark shirt(…)

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Skip the Small Talk at Crazy Gnome Brewery: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Skip the Small Talk at Crazy Gnome Brewery: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Crazy Gnome Brewery

**###PLEASE NOTE: Even if you RSVP on Meetup, you will need to grab a ticket here [https://www.skipthesmalltalk.com/store/skip-the-small-talk-at-crazy-gnome-brewery-tuesday-may-21-2024](https://www.skipthesmalltalk.com/store/skip-the-small-talk-at-crazy-gnome-brewery-tuesday-may-21-2024) in order to attend###** This event is cross-posted so Meetup RSVPs won’t accurately reflect the actual number o(…)

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Anti-Social Meetup – A gathering of data enthusiasts

Anti-Social Meetup - A gathering of data enthusiasts

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Tech Hill Commons

Our speaker, Rebecca Ransom, was unable to join us last minute, we so are flipping this month’s meetup to an Anti-Social. Join us at 6:00 at Tech Hill Commons – 500 Interstate Blvd for refreshments, food, and conversations. Sponsored by DDN Storage and Greater Nashville Technology Council.(…)

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Lessons I Learned from DRAGOT, My First Commercial Game

Lessons I Learned from DRAGOT, My First Commercial Game

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Tech Hill Commons

This presentation will be about lessons learned while developing DRAGOT, the top-down roguelike dungeon crawler released last year in October.

Pick up the game on Steam:
[https://store.steampowered.com/app/2426840/DRAGOT/](https://store.steampowered.com/app/2426840/DRAGOT/)

**Schedule**
6:00 – doors open, pizza, networking
6:30 – presentation
After the presentation until 8:30 – more networking a(…)

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Wine Tasting at Belle Meade (National Wine Day)

Wine Tasting at Belle Meade (National Wine Day)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery

Join me for a Wine Tasting at Belle Meade for National Wine Day!

Book here: https://www.bellemeadewinery.com/book-a-tasting

\*\*\*IMPORTANT\*\*\*

* I booked the “**Wine, Bourbon and Food Pairing**”.

* **This is not a private event.** You must book your individual wine tasting while spots are available.

I look forward to seeing you ladies :)(…)

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Trivia

Trivia

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: M L Rose Craft Beer & Burgers

Nerdy Talk Trivia at ML Rose 8th Avenue

Let’s put our brains together and try to win trivia! The top 3 teams win a gift card to the restaurant. We need to get there early to snag a seat so I have the event starting at 6pm with trivia starting at 7pm.

Their waffle fries and burger options are amazing. Please join us!

https://mlrose.com/specials/(…)

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Profs & Pints Nashville: The Cannabis Legalization Debate

Profs & Pints Nashville: The Cannabis Legalization Debate

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Fait la Force Brewing

[Profs and Pints Nashville](https://www.profsandpints.com/nashville) presents: **“The Cannabis Legalization Debate,”** an in-depth look at Tennesseans’ fight for the right to party in the context of the national movement for medical and recreational cannabis, with Carrie Archie Russell, principal senior lecturer and assistant dean at Vanderbilt University and scholar of state laws and politics.

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May Humanist Meeting: Aleta Ledendecker

May Humanist Meeting: Aleta Ledendecker

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Global Education Center

3:00 Meet, hangout, set up
About 3:30 Begin meeting
A joke, maybe, introduce key players.
Welcome new folks – Kalai
Maybe introduction of the folks – Kalai
A song – Steven P
Announcements Steve T
Future Event – Maybe?
Introduce Speaker
Speakers Speaks
5:30
Hang Out –
Break Down
6:00
Close Shop
Go for Dinner – wherever Georgia Picks

“What does the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) do?
FFRF l(…)

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Nashville Tech Happy Hour

Nashville Tech Happy Hour

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Up-Down Nashville

Come grab some cool tech chatter while holding a drink (water counts). Meet people in tech OR people looking to get into tech. Let’s build something together, or get together with others to help you build. There is no hotter market for this to happen than Nashville. See you there!(…)

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Breakfast at Fido with Nashville Data Nerds

Breakfast at Fido with Nashville Data Nerds

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Fido

Join **Glenn Acree** on **Tuesday, May 21, 2023** and the **Third Tuesday** of each month **from 8:30-10:00am** for **Breakfast with Data Nerds**.

**We’ll meet at:**
Fido in Hillsboro Village
1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
[https://goo.gl/maps/uWrwvyxGxRvaz1WQ7](https://goo.gl/maps/uWrwvyxGxRvaz1WQ7)
(There is parking at the rear of the building.)

**Feel free to drop in anytime between 8:3(…)

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Artist Night/Open Mic

Artist Night/Open Mic

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Vinyl Lounge

Welcome to Artist Night/Open Mic Jam, where creative individuals from all walks of life come together to showcase their talents in a supportive and inclusive environment. Whether you’re an aspiring artist, a seasoned professional, or just a music enjoyer, this meetup is perfect for those interested in connecting with like-minded individuals in the community. The night is all about getting to try n(…)

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Your Career in Java + TestContainers

Your Career in Java + TestContainers

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Vaco Nashville

Career + TestContainers? That seems random… It’s because it is! We opportunistically get Sergei Egorov, the TestContainers guy at Docker Inc, and that’s at the top of the main focus of our meeting: Your Career In Java. The abstracts of all three talks are below:

**How to Advance Your Technical Career**
What if you could devise a clear plan for your developer career to reach senior levels and be(…)

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Dinner & Trivia!

Dinner & Trivia!

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Party Fowl

Let’s meet for dinner at Party Fowl in Donelson at 6pm and stay for Trivia at 7pm! The reservation is under Heather.(…)

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Sci Fi/Fantasy May Meet Up

Sci Fi/Fantasy May Meet Up

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse – East Nashville

In May, join the group for a lively conversation about “Guns of the Dawn” by Adrian Tchaikovsky. In this book, meet Jane Austen-style heroine Emily Marshwic as she navigates a Napoleonic fantasy world of revolution, women soliders, war and . . . magic! This is an entertaining read for a few reasons, including that Tchaikovsky has won multiple writing awards and currently has a couple of books on t(…)

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FaithTech Nashville – Monthly Lab

FaithTech Nashville - Monthly Lab

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Greater Nashville Technology Council

Meet. Learn. Build.
Each month we will gather to build relationships and projects for the Kingdom. We will dive into the principles of Redemptive technology that goes beyond just being responsible, and discover ways to be more intentionally focused on building tech that edifies people and glorifies God. You will have an opportunity to connect with teams that are working on local Nashville projects(…)

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Art+Wellness Workshop Series Sponsored by Metro Arts

Art+Wellness Workshop Series Sponsored by Metro Arts

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: The Forge

Art+Wellness Workshop Series sponsored by Metro Arts. In this weeks workshop we will explore how to have a vision for your life by making a passport filled with your handmade prints. You will learn basic book making and printmaking skills. $20 all materials included. Beginners welcome!(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Nashville, you can try out Nashvilledowntown.com, Nashville.com, or Tickeri.com.

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