The Dailies

Thursday, September 4

Nashville Zoo, Nashville

During this fundraiser for the zoo, adults can enjoy drinks, food and animal encounters with the theme, “Make Tracks,” celebrating the forthcoming arrival of Andean bears in 2015. Entertainment includes a show from Music City Burlesque, live music and more. Ages 21 and older.

$$$ Categories: Fundraisers Ages: Parents Only

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Jamison Hall at The Factory, Franklin

(Thu – Sun, Sept. 4 – 21) This beloved musical comedy follows a Jewish dairyman who’s raising five daughters in a tumultuous turn-of-the-century Russia. All ages. Pictured: Nan Gurley as Golde. Photo by Anthony Matula.

$$ Categories: Theater Ages: All ages

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Centennial Park Band Shell, Nashville

(Thu – Sun, Aug. 14 – Sept. 14): Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents one of the Bard’s famous comedies. All ages. Pictured: Emily Landham (Rosalind), Houston Mahoney (Orlando) and Amanda Card (Celia). Photo credit: Jeff Frazier/NSF.

Categories: Theater Ages: All ages

Friday, September 5

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Eagleville Tractor Show Grounds, Eagleville

The South’s largest antique tractor and gas engine show features more than 700 machines. The Kids’ Area introduces children to tractors and old farming methods, and they can participate in a pedal tractor race and pull. A pedal tractor will be raffled off. All ages.

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Choose your own location, Nashville

Register to participate in a 5K walk/run/bike (choose your own course and do it anytime this weekend) and raise money for Frankie’s Friends, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures and saving pets with cancer and other life-threatening pet diseases. All ages.

Categories: Fundraisers Ages: All ages

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Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Brentwood

A multi-sensory experience of Greek culture.

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

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Sports*Com, Murfreesboro

Enjoy play time while learning to follow directions and working as a team to accomplish simple goals. Ages 5 and younger.

RSVP $ Categories: Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 - 24 Months, 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Warner Parks Nature Center, Nashville

Listen to seasonal tales under the giant beech tree. Ages 3 – 5.

RSVP Categories: Nature, Storytimes Ages: 2 - 3 Years, 4 - 5 Years

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Music City Center, Nashville

Families can visit this upscale consumer show featuring products and services dealing with the home, decorating inside and out, and overall remodeling ideas. All ages.

$ Categories: Ages: All ages

Brentwood Library, Brentwood

Ages 6 – 7 can unleash their creativity and have fun building with Legos using theme’s from the library’s non-fiction collection.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: 6 - 8 Years

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Downtown Cookeville, Cookeville

Take in live music, festival food, arts and crafts vendors, storytellers, children’s activities and more. All ages.

Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

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Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville

Take a spin on one of the 25 Midway rides, see animal exhibits, participate in contests and visit the McDonald’s Kids’ Country area where little ones can learn what it’s like to be a farmer, then play on inflatables or in a giant sand pit. Other highlights this year include Hedrick’s Racing Pigs, The Flying… Read more »

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

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St. Pius X School, Nashville

Celebrate Italian culture and cuisine with live music, food, wine tastings and other activities like grape stomping and a meatball-eating contest. All ages.

$ Categories: Festivals and Fairs Ages: All ages

Rotary Soccer Park, Smyrna

Enjoy an outdoor screening of How to Train Your Dragon 2 at dusk (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). All ages.

$ Categories: Films Ages: All ages

Warner Parks Equestrian Center, Nashville

All ages can enjoy an evening of bluegrass music under the light of the full moon.

$$ Categories: Music Ages: All ages

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Murfreesboro Little Theatre, Murfreesboro

This musical with music by Cy Coleman and book by Neil Simon follows the ups and downs of an ever-hopeful dancer-for hire. Ages 12 and older.    

$ Categories: Theater Ages: 9 - 12 Years, Teens

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Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

Yee-haw! One thing’s for sure. This event is truly a bunch of bull.

$$ Categories: Sports Ages: All ages

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Watch a classic American film while the Nashville Symphony performs Leonard Bernstein’s score live. All ages.

$$ Categories: Films, Music Ages: All ages

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

Watch a classic movie musical while the Nashville Symphony performs the score live. All ages.

$$ Categories: Films, Music Ages: All ages

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Street Theatre Company, Nashville

Enjoy the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera about the last days of Jesus Christ according to the Gospels. All ages.

$$ Categories: Music, Theater Ages: All ages