Social Activities


Borderless Arts Tennessee is pleased to announce the upcoming Teapot Diplomat workshops that will take place from now through January 2020. These workshops are free of charge, but registration is required and space is limited. Please, let them know if you need accomodations. This program is supported by funding form Mark and Niki Antonini.

On September 14, Dee Kimbrel: Making Signs for the RCA event


Time for another Fall picnic and group picture!  Come on out for some good food, fun, fellowship, and games. Bring your own lawn chairs, board games, and lawn games to play!

Bring a covered dish - Please sign up in advance to let us know what you will bring. Please contact Diana Box.


Come celebrate Thanksgiving with us including turkey and all the trimmings! Please bring a covered dish -  sign up in advance to let us know what you will bring. Please contact Diana Box. A brief meeting will be held.

Come prepared to do your holiday shopping! A Silent Auction will be held after the program (Cash and Checks only). 

Please bring food for the Emmanuel Lutheran Church food pantry!  Canned meats, peanut butter, and other ready-to-eat proteins are especially needed.


The next HLAA Nashville meeting will be on June 13, 2015 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 

Come for lunch and socializing!

Lunch Theme: Healthy Eating - Salads!  Begins at 12:00 PM with the speaker following (about 1:15 PM)

Guest Speakers:  Amber Payne, RD, LDN and Natalie Hellman, RD, LDN will speak and answer your questions about proper nutrition!

Please bring: Food for the Emmanuel Food Pantry (to help people in need!)

Open Captioning and Interpreting will be provided


NO meeting in April, but we will once again be working at the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg. Choice of days to work: Saturday, April 25th or Sunday, April 26th. 

More details will be announced at upcoming meetings.


The Tennessee Performing Arts Center will provide American Sign Language and Open Captioning for the award-winning musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder on  Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets for $55 are now on hold in Jackson Hall for patrons who wish to take advantage of this special offer of $20 off.  Please buy your tickets by Friday, January 6 to receive the discount.

As some of you may be aware, TPAC has invested in new assisted listening equipment, including receivers.  If you want to use amplification, you are invited to bring your own headsets to plug into these new receivers, which are on lanyards worn around the neck. You also have the option of using the headsets provided by TPAC.

Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, among other honors, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder tells the fast-moving story of the dashing and dastardly Monty Navarro. A distant heir to a family fortune, he sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée, and the constant threat of landing behind bars. Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.  Part of the fun of the show is that Monty’s eight relatives—both male and female—are all played by the same actor, who sometimes switches characters and costumes in less than 20 seconds offstage. 

Rave reviews of the show include this from a most gentlemanly NPR critic who said he’d “Never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical.” The Chicago Sun Times wrote that the touring production is “irresistible theatrical confection… Designer Alexander Dodge’s stage-within-a-stage set (winningly animated by Aaron Rhyne’s projections) is pure, ever-shifting eye candy of the highest order. And were Lindo Cho’s ravishing costumes put on sale in the lobby, every woman in the audience would buy them.”

Running time is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Again, tickets in the lower orchestra level are $55 each, a $20 discount.  They are on hold through Friday, January 6, for patrons who use ASL and/or open captioning and their companions. Note that facility fees are not charged on purchases at the TPAC Box Office, open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (providing your promo code at time of purchase). Whatever the method, please buy your tickets by January 6 to take advantage of this special discount offer.

1.      For online purchase, click on this link to go directly to the page to buy tickets at the discount:
2.      On the “Gentleman’s Guide” page, click on the link in the upper right corner that reads “Have a promo code? Click here.” When prompted, enter the Promo Code TPACTICKET and click on “APPLY.”
3.      Click on “Buy Now” to the right of the show title, “Gentleman’s Guide.”
4.      Click on BUY TICKETS.  On the next screen you will have the option to select “BEST AVAILABLE” or “VIEW BY SECTION” (in purple on the screen) to view  seats eligible for the discount.
Headsets for A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder will be at the accessible services kiosk near the elevator in the Jackson lobby, convenient to the marquee entrance at the corner of 6th Avenue and Deaderick Street.

We hope to see you soon at TPAC!  Below is the list of captioned and interpreted performances at TPAC through our 2016-17 Season.

ASL and Open Captioning at TPAC will be offered for these 2017 Broadway tours at the 1:00 Sunday matinee performance:

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder – January 29, 2017
The Sound of Music—February 19, 2017
The Bodyguard—March 26, 2017
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time—April 30, 2017
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical—May 28, 2017
Something Rotten!—July 2, 2017


The movies will be captioned per request. It's located on the third floor in the Commons.


Partnership is having a Movie Night with Deaf & Hard of Hearing in watching A Quiet Place (PG-13: CC) 


On Thursday, May 18, we will be partnering with Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and will provide an interpreted showing of the comedic play, Beau Jest. It's play about a young woman whose overbearing mother wants her to marry a doctor. She lies and says she's dating a doctor.. So, when her mother insists on meeting him, she hires an actor to play the "perfect Jewish doctor of her mother's dreams." This actor soon realizes that he is in way over his head!

Reservations required.