Entertainment, On A High Note

S&E Nashville recommends for this weekend

Super-Bowl-2011-Official-LogoLooming large on many household’s events this weekend will be the pinnacle of professional football – the Super Bowl. Super Bowl XLIX, which will be broadcast on NBC Sunday at 5:30 p.m., will decide the victor between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

If your Sunday afternoon is dedicated to the game, we have a great place to catch it!  You’ll be doing a good deed and watching the game on “Tennessee’s largest video screen” – 20ft x 30 ft, no less – at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  Proceeds of the ticket sales, as well as exceptional items in the silent auction, will go to support this worthy cause.  Buy tickets online, but hurry! What a great way to enjoy this year’s big game!

If you’d rather enjoy sports of a different variety, a great Tennessee college sporting event is right here at home.  Belmont University men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting Tennessee Tech today at the Curb Event Center. During the women’s game, the Bruins are teaming up with local favorite, Goo Goo Clusters, in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most people opening a candy simultaneously. All fans in attendance will receive a free Goo Goo Cluster too! Tipoff for the men’s game is at 2 p.m., with the women’s game scheduled for 4 p.m.  This will be a great way to support our local college teams!

Photo Courtesy of the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

Photo Courtesy of the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

If sports are not on your radar this weekend, you’re in luck.  One of the South’s premier garden shows, the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is occurring this weekend as well.

Held this year at the Music City Center, the show will continue through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a full day of activities and browsing available Saturday 10 a.m. through 7 p.m. In its 25th year, the Antiques & Garden Show offers over 150 booths and excellent speakers, including actor, producer and author Diane Keaton, this year’s keynote speaker,  among many other fine speakers.  Be sure to catch Kreiss Beall and Suzanne Kasler of Walland’s Blackberry Farm and flower magazine’s editor, Margot Shaw.

Photo Courtesy of the Nashville Jazz Workshop

Photo Courtesy of the Nashville Jazz Workshop

A weekend in Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a musical event to attend, and, as always, offerings abound.  Our recommendation this weekend would be to attend the “Jazz by the Book” concert series, held at Parnassus Books.  One of Nashville’s points of pride, Parnassus Books is our leading independent bookstore, shepherded sagely by owners Karen Hayes and celebrated author Ann Patchett.

This engaging monthly series is offering music by the renowned composer Jerome Kern, performed by musicians from the Nashville Jazz Workshop, another of Nashville’s treasures. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than listening to live jazz and perusing shelf after shelf of books?  A little slice of heaven, right here in Nashville.  The concert begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, so hurry down to Parnassus Books!

We hope you have an exciting weekend, full of cheer and relaxation.  Whether your weekend is filled with sports or entertainment or both, we hope you have a safe, enjoyable time!