East Nashville News: Porter East, Porter Flea, Pony Show and more


This week, Pony Show gallops back to Porter East, Porter Flea decks the halls, an East Nashvillian photographer’s snapshots from Cuba go on display and so much more.    


On to the latest East Nashville News:




Show goes on at Pony Show


After briefly closing up shop last week, vintage shop Pony Show is kicking open the doors again with a brand spankin’ new look and logo.


Pony Show owner Pippin Chapman has given the store a makeover with pops of bright colors and a new line of merch since she temporarily closed it last the week in order to prepare for the reopening and unveiling.


You can see the new Pony Show in all of its glory for yourself when Chapman reopens her shop this weekend at 723 Porter Road - just in time for the Shops at Porter East monthly party. More at the Pony Show Instagram page.




Sunday funday at Porter East


And speaking of the Shops at Porter East monthly party, come by this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and pay a visit to the shops for their Sunday party, which includes the oh-so cute mobile flower shop Amelia’s Flower Truck, Parnassus Books and Ranger Stitch.


Along with plenty of deals and discounts, you can come by and cool off with ice cream filled cupcakes (yes, please) from Sweet Jane and shaved ice from the Blue Monkey Shaved Ice truck.


T-shirt and apparel shop DCXV will also be holding their End of Summer Sale this Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled for tanks and tees starting at $10. More at the Shops at Porter East Facebook page.




Deck the halls with Porter Flea


It’s still humid and muggy outside, but Porter Flea has our minds on a cozy fire, plenty of handmade blankets and some holiday cheer.


Nashville’s hand-crafted market highlighting local makers, artists and artisans just announced its return to the East Side this winter for its annual Holiday Market. This year’s Porter Flea Holiday Market will take place Dec. 9 and 10 at Skyway Studios, 3201 Dickerson Pike.


Want to be a vendor? Holiday Market applications open on Sept. 19. Visit http://www.porterflea.com for more information.


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East Sider’s documentary makes world premiere


Filmmaker and East Nashville local SueAnn Shiah will premiere her upcoming feature-length documentary, HuanDao, at Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center this fall.   


In the film, Shiah, the daughter of immigrants from Taiwan, returns to the island in the hope of learning more about her place in the world as well as the journeys of others.


”...HuanDao confronts the ongoing struggle between reconciling conflicting identities and the intersection of the past with the present, all too familiar in this day and age,” according to the film’s director and producer, Shiah. The film’s aim is to spur conversation about race and identity.


Tickets for the premiere of HuanDao are available at http://bit.ly/HuanDaoNashville. HuanDao premieres at the Scarritt Bennett Center, 1008 19th Ave S, Nashville, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. (Doors at 6:30 p.m.) in the Harambee Auditorium followed by a Q&A with director/producer, SueAnn Shiah.


To view a trailer and to find out more about the film go to http://www.huandaofilm.com.  




An East Nashvillian In Cuba


Join award-winning photographer and East Nashvillian contributor John Partipilio to see his images of life in Cuba. Partipilio recently documented his journey in a photo essay featured in The East Nashvillian and his work will now be on display at Randy and Sonata Rayburn’s East Nashville home, 1402 Ordway Place, on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 5 - 8 p.m.


The show entitled, “My World Ends Here,” will showcase Partipilo’s work and feature an artist talk with the photographer at 7 p.m.


The event is in collaboration with the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber. Bruce and Linda Zettler, East Nashvillians and owners of Nashville Craft distillery, will serve up craft cocktails during the event.


You can register to attend at imagesofcuba.eventbrite.com


Turnip Truck launches limited-edition sustainable shopping bags


Healthy local grocer Turnip Truck is giving shoppers a new way to carry all those fresh fruits and veggies. The store has partnered with Catholic Charities Sewing Training Academy to produce 200 limited-edition bags, which were hand-sewn by refugee students in sewing classes.


Turnip Truck partnered with the school to design and produce the bags, which will retail for $18.99. Phillip Hill, store director of the East Nashville Turnip Truck store director Phillip Hill says the store is excited about the custom bags and the community-drive collaboration.


“Our hope is that our customers enjoy these well made bags for years to come, and that this partnership inspires other businesses to follow suit,” Hill says.


Supplies are limited for the hand-sewn bags, so get your hands on them while you can at Turnip Truck’s East Nashville or The Gulch locations.  


Quick Bits


— Chow down on some beer and brats while soaking up the sun on the outdoor deck at East Nashville Beer Works this Labor Day. The new brewery will be open at noon on Labor Day for pint and brat specials, pizza, giveaways and games.


— Swing by The 5 Spot for broads, brews and laughs this Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. The 5 Spot hosts “Broads and Brews Comedy Show” featuring comedy, music, and tarot card readings, which will all benefit Thistle Farms.  


— Come say “hey” to Hey Rooster General Store for a fall pop featuring online baby store SCOUT’s super cute collection of baby clothes, gifts, accessories and nursery decor. The fall pop up event takes place from Sept. 9 - 10 at Hey Rooster, 1106 Gallatin Avenue.  

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