For a cold, brisk weekend, S&E Nashville has plenty of activities that will keep you entertained, warm and wishing for warmer weather! Here is just a sampling of activities that are happening around town this weekend. You can’t go wrong if you pick one of these!
One event the family will certainly enjoy is the Nashville Boat & Sportshow, sponsored by Progressive Insurance. Held at the Music City Center, this weekend-long event is a paradise to boat owners and to those who merely dream of owning a watercraft. Did you know that 1 out of 9 households in Tennessee owns a boat? I sure didn’t! There are activities and events that will interest everyone in the family – from the Progressive Boat School and Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, teaching fundaments of fishing and water safety to the “Be a Diver Pool,” where scuba equipment will be available for attendees to try out. No fooling! Wetsuits will be provided, so come ready to scuba! The small fry will love the Kids Trout Pond, where they can try their hand at catching “the big one,” and everyone will love seeing Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel, performing daily in her teeny little life jacket and her teeny little RC boat!
While Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel may be hard to beat, comedian Jon Reep will be doing his best to entertain the crowds this weekend down at Zanies. The winner of NBC’s fifth season of “Last Comic Standing,” Reep is a comedian not to be missed! You may recognize him as the redheaded redneck who asks in the Dodge truck commercials, “That thing gotta HEMI?” Reep is performing multiple shows at Zanies this weekend. Come on down and see the show!
And for the throwback event of the weekend, the Belcourt Theatre is showing “The Graduate,” a film by famed director Mike Nichols. Filmed in 1967, this is a rare chance to see this iconic film on the silver screen. An homage to Nichols, whose passing in November 2014 left the world of film remarkably bereft without his presence, Nashville’s filmgoers can enjoy one of Nichols’ remarkable projects. Nichols won an Academy Award for his direction of this film, which is reported to have been the highest-grossing film of the year. A big risk at the time, “The Graduate” was one of Nichols’ earliest films and starred a then-unknown actor by the name of Dustin Hoffman. It also featured the now-iconic music of Simon & Garfunkel, whose tune “Mrs. Robinson” will be forever linked to this film. Take the time to visit the Belcourt, and you will not be disappointed in this screening.
We hope you have an enjoyable weekend, and we hope that you take in one of our recommendations. From Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel to “The Graduate,” you just simply can’t go wrong!