It has rained all week it seems and if you are like us here at S&E Nashville, you are ready get outside this weekend. Luckily, there is a ton going on this weekend that will allow you to enjoy the sunshine, have fun with the kids, explore the city, catch a great new movie and hear some great music!
Friday night is a great night for Nashville sports fans as the Nashville Sounds open an eight-game home stand at the brand new First Tennessee Park, and the Nashville Predators take the ice at Bridgestone Arena for Game Two of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sounds opening game Friday night is sold out, but tickets are still available to Saturday and Sunday’s games. We here at S&E Nashville can’t wait to see First Tennessee Park up close and check out all the features along with getting to know all the new Sounds who are now the AAA affiliate of the Oakland A’s.
For Preds fans, there are a limited number of tickets still available. If you want to go, grab them up quick – before a bunch of Blackhawks fans do! After you have your tickets, get ready for the game by reading up on what happened in Game One and what the Preds need to do tonight to even the series.
If sports aren’t your thing, how about catching a great new movie instead! The Nashville Film Festival started Thursday and runs through next weekend. There are almost a 100 different movies to choose from, this weekend alone so finding something for anyone’s taste should be possible. All of the films are being shown at the Green Hills Cinema so if you find more than one movie you want to catch, you could easily spend a whole day there! You can check the full schedule of films for the weekend here, and buy tickets for each in the same place.
If something for the kids (or kids at heart) is more up your alley, head downtown to the Music City Center this weekend for the LEGO KIDSFEST! This Lego event travels around the nation and brings all things LEGO into one place, where kids can build their own creation, build something with the whole family in the challenge zone, or just look at some of the amazing LEGO creations in the LEGO Model Museum. Tickets for this popular event are going fast, so if walking into a LEGO wonderland sounds like a dream day for you or your kids, you might want to grab tickets in a hurry… unless your child is under two – they get to enjoy it all for FREE!
If the kids aren’t into LEGOs but want to see one of their favorite stories come to life, the Nashville Children’s Theater will be performing Dr. Seuss’ classic The Cat in the Hat at 11 a.m., Saturday and again at 2 p.m., Sunday. Adults get in for $20, while kids can see the Cat, his famous hat and all his antics for only $14.
For those who just want to get outside and enjoy the weather, the Nashville Earth Day Festival is going on all day at Centennial Park. You can dispose of any household environmentally harmful stuff that’s been lingering around the house, while also checking out various music performers, artisans and vendors set up all over the park.
For those even more adventurous, head out on a Nashville Urbanquest! For just $10 per person, you will go on a scavenger hunt around Nashville where you are guaranteed to see famous musicians and learn more about Music City, USA. The urbanquest is a 1-3 mile walk around downtown, depending on how many times you get turned around! After you finish your quest you then have a great reason to find one of the many great patios around town and enjoy celebratory drink with friends.