SP Weekend Best Bets: March 17-19

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Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these family-friendly events. Pictured: See a sensory-friendly screening of the new "Beauty and the Beast" movie on Saturday in Gallatin.

STORYTIME
Gallatin Public Library, Gallatin
Friday, March 17
All ages can listen to stories and participate in craft activities. FREE EVENT

MARVIN’S ROOM
Lakewood Theatre Company, Old Hickory
Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19
Known for its sarcastic humor, this dark comedy provides a moving view of one woman’s commitment to family and response to despair. Ages 12 and older.

TALL TALE CIRCUS
Nashville Public Library, Nashville
Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18
In this Wishing Chair production, Pecos Bill, Calamity Jane, John Henry and Johnny Appleseed appear in a musical extravaganza for the whole family. FREE EVENT

COMMUNITY ART WORKSHOP
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville
Friday, March 17
All ages can join teaching artist Amber Lelli to create a community artwork inspired by artist Nick Cave and the five senses. It will be featured as part of the Extrasensory exhibit opening Friday, Oct. 13. FREE EVENT

CAROL BURNETT: AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER & REFLECTION
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Friday, March 17
It’s the final night for this comedy legend’s Nashville engagement. She’s showing her favorite video clips from her shows while taking questions from the audience like she did on The Carol Burnett Show from the ’70s.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST SENSORY-FRIENDLY SCREENING
NCG Cinema, Gallatin
Saturday, March 18
See the brand-new fairy tale movie with lights not as dim, sound not as loud and no previews! It’s great for children with autism or other sensory issues as they can make noise and run around the theater if they like.

CHEEKWOOD IN BLOOM KICK-OFF
Cheekwood, Nashville
Saturday, March 18
This annual spring celebration features more than 100,000 tulips across the gardens and special activities each weekend like live music, bunnies, guided tours, children’s storytimes, art activities and more.

JURASSIC QUEST
The Fairgrounds, Nashville
Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19
This family-friendly dinosaur adventure returns with more than 80 life-size animatronic creatures, including ones kids can ride. There are also fossil digs, dinosaur bounce houses, face painting, inflatable mazes, dinosaur-themed crafts and more.

CELTIC RHYTHMS ON FIRE
Texas Troubadour Theatre, Nashville
Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Nashville Irish Step Dancers present their family-friendly dance show.

AMERICAN GIRL EASTER PAINTING & TEA PARTY (REGISTER)
The American Girl Store at CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin
Sunday, March 19
Start off with tea in the bistro with sandwiches, muffins and fruit, then create an Easter-themed painting to take home. Ages 6 and older.

SEE ALL THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS!

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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