Art, theater and shopping all take center stage this weekend in Nashville. While we know that Christmas is still more than a month away (and Thanksgiving even sooner), there are some fantastic holiday-themed events this weekend we just couldn’t pass up. Check out those and more below.
If you’re the type to get your Christmas shopping done early, the annual Christmas Village is sure to help you accomplish that goal. For three days, the Nashville Fairgrounds becomes home to 260 merchants offering a variety of seasonal items and gifts from toys and jewelry to pottery. And with the giving season in mind, a portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center that helps treat conditions related to hearing and language. You’ll avoid the overwhelming shopping malls while helping out local and regional vendors – and a worthy cause.
When: Fri., Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 15, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Nashville Fairgrounds
The holiday season is upon us and with it comes Adventure Science Center’s “All Aboard for Trains” exhibit. To kick off the three-month display is the 29th annual Whistlestop Weekend where you get a first hand look at this “model train extravaganza,” along with a bevy of train-themed activities. Learn about how whistles work (and even make one of your own), explore the various types of train engines, and even the magic of magnets and how they make these locomotives move. And, of course, you’ll see an actual model train travel throughout a village replica where visitors can alter parts of the display.
When: Sat., Nov. 13 – Sun., Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Adventure Science Center
Tickets: Price of admission, $11-$14
If you’re looking for good food, music and shopping, Nashvember has you covered. Lightning 100 and Project 615 team up to present this 2nd annual event featuring more than 60 vendors and food trucks. Check out goods from Bohemian Seed, Born in the Nash, Everyday Eclectic, Top Knot Vintage and more while grabbing a bite at one of the fabulous food trucks ranging from The Grilled Cheeserie to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. In true Nashville style, the event benefits Project 615’s mission to help the homeless in our community.
Where: Track One, 1211 4th Ave South
When: Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
If you’re in the mood for some theater, this weekend is your last chance to check out “Bullets Over Broadway” at TPAC. This Woody Allen-composed musical comically details the making of a Broadway show. Get lost in the hilarious story of a young playwright desperate to find funding for his next production and is presented with an irrefutable offer from a member of the mob.
When: Fri., Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 15, 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Where: Andrew Jackson Hall
Tickets: $25 – $75
While the ever popular Art Crawl takes place the first Saturday of every month, East Nashville has an art showcase all its own. This Saturday, explore all the talented and creative artists that call East Nashville and Inglewood home at the East Side Art Stumble. Just some of the amazing venues participating this month include Modern East Gallery, Sawtooth Print Shop, The Idea Hatchery and more. Visitors are sure to get a taste of the creativity taking over one of Nashville’s fastest growing neighborhoods.
When: Sat., Nov. 14, 6-9 p.m.
Where: East Nashville