Entertainment, On A High Note

S&EN weekend recommendations

This weekend serves as the perfect blend of sports and entertainment here in Nashville. From a running race to an energetic Broadway musical, Music City is buzzing with activity this weekend. Here are a few suggestions.

Chicago

Chicago the Musical

 Nashville Repertory Theatre brings the vibrant musical “Chicago” to the Nashville stage. This weekend marks the opening of the show at TPAC, bringing with it catchy numbers like “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz.” The tale of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who blames the murder of her lover on her husband, sassy Velma Kelly and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn comes to life through lively song and dance, showcasing the sensationalism of shock value stories in the media.

When: Fri., March 18 & Sat., March 19, 7:30pm *(runs various dates through Sat., April 16)

Where: TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theatre

Admission: $25 – $75

StPattysRun

St. Patty’s Day Kegs & Eggs 5K/10K

 Just because St. Patrick’s Day is over doesn’t mean the celebrating has to stop. Run through the streets of Nashville donning your finest green attire or costume, with the option of choosing between two different running distances. After the race, wind down at Tin Roof for a festive after party that includes beer, egg burritos and music.

When: Sat., March 19, 9am (race time)

Where: Tin Roof

Admission: $40

SpringMarket

Spring Night Market

 Spring has sprung in Nashville and the Nashville Farmers Market is celebrating with their Spring Night Market. In addition to a variety of on-hand artisans, farmers, crafters and live music, both the shops and restaurants inside the market will stay open later hours. Wine from Arrington Vineyards will be for sale, along with cocktails and craft beer to delight in.

When: Fri., March 18, 5pm 

Where: Nashville Farmers Market

Admission: Free

SportsFest

SportsFest

 An all-day sports festival is taking over Nissan Stadium this weekend. A family-friendly event that is sure to thrill any and all sports enthusiasts, parents and kids have the opportunity to learn, play and explore all things sports. On hand will be athletes, sports experts and leaders in the industry, including a speakers series that includes appearances from Titans General Manager Jon Robinson, Predators President/CEO Sean Henry and more.

When: Sat., March 19, 10am 

Where: Nissan Stadium

Admission: $5, free for children 12 and under