February 2

RACE: Jesse Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Rated PG-13. 134 min. 2016. Nashville Public Library, Bordeaux Branch Library 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville.

February 4

Fashion for a Fraction. Bringing Nashville’s best designer boutiques together under one roof where fashionistas and bargain hunters alike can take home deeply-discounted apparel, handbags, jewelry, accessories and much more. Ten percent of proceeds from this savvy chic shopping event benefits The American Heart Association.  10 am-2 pm.

February 7

The Legend of John Henry. Come for storytelling with Michael Diallo McLendon to hear The Legend of John Henry, a “steel driving man” whose prowess was measured in a race against a steam-powered hammer. Show time begins at 10:30am at the Nashville Public Library – Bordeaux Branch Library 4000 Clarksville Pike, Nashville.

February 11

Music City Burlesque. This fun and entertaining event features burlesque entertainment from 7 talented ladies who’ve performed at burlesque events, concerts and festivals throughout the country. LOCATION: Marathon Music Works 1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, Show time starts at 9 pm. Must be 18 or over to attend. Contact: 1-877-987-6487.

Researching African-American Family History & Genealogy. Interested in discovering your family’s roots? Join Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage for a FREE afternoon workshop on genealogy and preservation at The Nashville Public Library! The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society (AAHGS) will be discussing how to get started with your genealogy research and some of the resources available.

Poetry in the Brew. February’s Second Saturday Open Mic Poetry Reading.Located at Portland Brew East, 1921 Eastland Avenue, Nashville. Sign-up at 5:30 pm, Reading starts at 6 pm.

February 19

Salon@615 Special Edition | Zadie Smith | Swing Time 6:30 pm. Location: Belmont University, McAfee Concert Hall, 2100 Belmont Blvd. Nashville. Join acclaimed author Zadie Smith as she discusses her latest book “Swing Time” with the audience.

February 26

A Red Carpet Evening at the Belcourt Theatre: Join film fans on Hollywood’s biggest night to watch on the Belcourt’s big screens! Walk the red carpet, and enjoy a sumptuous spread of food and drink, a fun silent auction, a glamorous VIP lounge—and lots of movie buzz! Your ticket purchases for A Red Carpet Evening support the nonprofit Belcourt Theatre (and are tax-deductible) Event starts at 7 pm. www.belcourt.org