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Nashville Cares' Under the Big Top: Avant-Garde Redux

When: Sat., Nov. 10, 7 p.m. 2012

Extree! Extree! For one night only, Marathon Music Works opens a portal to a 19th century carnival, whisking participants back to a time when nobody else knew what “steampunk” was either! SEE fire-breathers scorch your senses with tongues aflame! WATCH stilt walkers and other athletic performers cheat death with their amazing acrobatics! OBSERVE the “live circus animals” that once were human models — part man, part beast, and ALL MYSTERY! DINE upon The Chef and I’s lavish catered spread, from mini circus dogs and lobster mac shots with Parmesan crust to golden s’mores laden with chocolate ganache! Step right up and peruse a panorama of dazzling feats, luscious sweets and heavenly treats, with all proceeds going to Nashville CARES. As part of its efforts in AIDS/HIV prevention and education and its outreach to suffering patients, the nonprofit reports that last year it “educated 10,900 teenagers about HIV prevention, provided 161,300 meals to 1,480 people with HIV/AIDS … [and] helped 1,200 clients find and keep housing.” Those are feats worth celebrating. Tickets are $100 general admission. See for more information.

Jim Ridley

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