Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe, Plachy Gets Real, Food for Fines and More [Newsy Bits]

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* Poe position. The Nashville Public Library will start distributing tickets for Nevermore — An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, starring actor Jeffrey Combs (whom you might recognize from the Re-Animator movies), tonight at 5:45 p.m. Read more about the show, which starts at 7 p.m. with a reception preceding at 6:15, in this week's Scene.

* Fine, then, take my food. Speaking of the library, you've only got until this Sunday, Jan. 22 to pay off your overdue fines with food instead of cash. One can of food equals $1 in library fines, with all donations going to Second Harvest Food Bank. These are the goods they're looking for: peanut butter (most needed); canned chicken or tuna; canned vegetables; canned fruit; canned soups; cereal; pasta. Oh, and the fine print: "The food drive does not include replacement fees for lost or damaged items, collection agency fees, card replacement fees and future overdue fines. Additionally, no drop-offs are allowed, no glass containers, no open packages and no repackaged or expired products will be accepted." Nashville Public Library, all locations

* Get thee to a Skillery! Or rather, to The Skillery, where on Monday, Jan. 23, they're holding a workshop on design thinking. From their own description: "Design thinking (known as d.thinking) is the basis for the courses and curriculum at Stanford University’s d.school. Drawing on methods of both engineering and design, and incorporating the arts, the social sciences, and business principles, d.thinking is a human-centered, prototype-driven process of solving real world challenges." Studio 3, 104 Woodmont Blvd Ste 300

* Real talk. Over at Art Now Nashville, Sara Estes has a nice recap of Sylvia Plachy's talk at The Arts Company as part of The South Through Eight Lenses & a Code, revealing some very candid conversation on the life of an artist. [Art Now Nashville]

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