It’s week’s end yet again here in Nashville and we hope you’ve had an easy transition back into your normal routine after this hectic holiday season. As for us, we’re here to provide you with suggestions for the upcoming weekend. Check them out below.
In what is sure to be a unique and entertaining production, Nashville native Chambers Stevens puts on a non-stop 90-minute show where he recreates actual celebrity encounters he’s had as a Hollywood insider for more than two decades. Randomly picking from a set of 100 cards, each containing a celebrity’s name, Stevens hilariously dictates personal anecdotes he’s had with said star. There’s no doubt audience members will be enamored by his quick comedic skills and truly unique encounters.
When: Fri., Jan. 8 & Sat., Jan.9, 7:30 pm
Where: TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theatre
For the ninth year in a row, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival kicks off its winter season this weekend with one of Shakespeare’s classic tragedies, King Lear. This in-depth production looks at the full spectrum of human behavior, ranging from cruelty to innocent love, in addition to showcasing elements of mental illness and parental relationships. It also marks the first time Nashville has hosted a full-on professional production of the play in more than a century.
When: Fri., Jan. 8 – Sun., Jan. 31; Fridays & Saturdays, 7pm; Sundays, 2:30pm
Where: Belmont’s Troutt Theatre
Admission: $15 – $27
All this weekend, the Nashville Symphony & Chorus brings to life Mozart’s final composition. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be filled with the sound of the famed composer’s dramatic masterpiece with an emotional range of hopefulness to redemption. The Symphony’s principal oboist James Button and clarinetist James Zimmermann will also perform live recordings of Jennifer Higdon’s “Oboe Concerto” and Frank Ticheli’s “Clarinet Concerto.” It is sure to be an unforgettable night of music.
When: Fri., Jan. 8 & Sat., Jan. 9, 8pm
Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Admission: $27 – $143
If you hear the sound of roaring engines downtown this weekend, it’s probably coming from Bridgestone Arena. Tomorrow and Sunday, Monster Jam takes over the arena with ten-thousand-pound vehicles tearing through a custom-designed track full of leaps and bounds for these colorful machines to jump over – or even crash and smash through. Bring the whole family to this larger-than-life event.
When: Sat., Jan. 9, 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun., Jan. 10, 2pm
Where: Bridgestone Arena
Admission: $25 – $60
Whether you’re a local or a tourist, everyone in Music City loves the historic Frist Center. This weekend marks the launch a weekly Saturday event where you can experience a guided tour of the renowned establishment. Learn all about its origins and the architectural style created during the art deco period from a knowledgeable tour guide.
When: Sat., Jan. 9, 4:30pm
Where: Frist Center
Admission: $7 – $12