SP Weekend Best Bets: May 26-29

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Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these festivities. Pictured: Hendersonville Performing Arts Company's "Everybody Loves Opal."

SPRING CARNIVAL
RiverGate Mall, Goodlettsville
Friday, May 26 – Saturday, May 27
Celebrate the first weekend of the summer season with rides, games, food and fun!

EVERYBODY LOVES OPAL
Hendersonville Performing Arts Company, Hendersonville
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28
In this play, a middle-aged recluse lives in a worn down mansion at the edge of the city dump.

SNOOPY AND BELLE IN FASHION
The Mall at Green Hills, Nashville
Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29
See the Peanuts pooch and his sister decked out in mini-couture from the fashion industry’s top designers. FREE!

CHINA LIGHTS
The Fairgrounds, Nashville
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28
See dozens of giant Chinese lantern designs depicting characters from panda bears to a giant dragon illuminated at night. Plus, there are Chinese dance and music performances.

HENDERSONVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET FAMILY FUN DAY
The Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville
Saturday, May 27
Live music, kids’ games, artisan vendors and more. FREE

LEGO PLAY TIME
Gallatin Public Library, Gallatin
Saturday, May 27
All ages can let their imaginations run wild while building with LEGO blocks. FREE

ZOOVIE NIGHT
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Friday, May 26
Head to the Zoo after hours for games and activities followed by an outdoor screening of Paddington on the Festival Field.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Nashville
Friday, May 26 – Sunday, May 28
This wonderful jukebox musical follows the real story of Carole King’s rise to fame. From her big break at 16 years old to all the events leading up to recording her landmark Tapestry album, it’s a fantastic musical journey. Two thumbs up!

TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Covington Glen, Arrington
Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29
It’s the final weekend of the 2017 medieval faire — including Memorial Day itself! Get your fill of giant turkey legs, man-powered rides, jousting knights and more, all with Celtic flair this weekend.

FAMILY PROGRAM: SQUARE DANCE WORKSHOP
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville
Saturday, May 27
Swing your little partners round and round and learn how to do-si-do in this fun workshop.

SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS: TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR
Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville
Saturday, May 27
Nashville Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s most beloved music, including segments from “Romeo & Juliet,” “Swan Lake,” “1812 Overture” complete with fireworks!

ARTFUL TALES: STORYTIME IN THE GALLERIES
Frist Center, Nashville
Monday, May 29
Hear a story connected to current exhibits, then enjoy hands-on creativity at art stations.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS BASEBALL
First Tennessee Park, Nashville
Monday, May 29
Cheer for the Nashville Sounds when they challenge the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The first 2,000 fans get a free Nashville Sounds T-shirt.

SEE ALL THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS!

 

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

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