What Where When-sday: Creative Girls Rock Expo

This week for What Where When-sday, we discuss Creative Girls Rock Expo: Broken Crayons Still in C.O.L.O.R. at Tennessee State University with founder and CEO Charmin Bates. The mission of the Nashville-based organization is to educate and empower young girls to utilize their creative talents in unique ways. In honor of Mental Health and Wellness Month, this Saturday, it is offering a Creative Girls Rock Expo: Broken Crayons Still in C.O.L.O.R., an acronym for Cultivating Our Lives One Radiant hue at a time. The main host, along with Creative Girls Rock, is an organization called Smooth. It was founded by Sabrina Greenlee — the mother of DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans.

Additional event opportunities include OZ Arts’ third annual Brave New Works Lab happening from Thursday until Saturday. Live music this week includes Julia Gomez at Vinyl Lounge on Thursday. Check out a review of her debut album Aren’t We All So Incomplete here. Then, there’s a jam-packed Friday with Parker Millsap at The Blue Room, Cloud Nothings at Row One Stage at Cannery Hall and WNXP Presents Gustaf performing at DRKMTTR. Check out an interview with Gustaf talking about their second album, Package Pt. 2, here.