WP Weekend Best Bets: March 17-19

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Enjoy the weekend with your kids at one of these family-friendly events. Pictures: American Girl Tea Party.

NIGHT HIKE (REGISTER)
Bowie Park, Fairview
Friday, March 17
Enjoy an evening stroll through the park in search of bats, owls, coyotes and frogs. FREE EVENT

TEN TENORS
Franklin Theatre, Franklin
Friday, March 17
Australia’s most successful touring group performs a night of pop music, arias and rock anthems.

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY
Towne Centre Theatre, Brentwood
Friday March 17 – Saturday, March 18
In this theatrical comedy, the Futrelle Sisters and citizens of Fayro, Texas, pull together to save their town.

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.

RIVERBEND KIDS’ CLUB
Riverbend Nurseries, Franklin
Saturday, March 18
Explore the U Pick Kids Garden and take home garden seed starters.

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.

WICKED PLANTS DAY
Adventure Science Center, Nashville
Saturday, March 18
After stepping into the macabre world where plants hold all the power, go on an exploration of more diabolical botanicals with special activities and presentations in celebration of the Wicked Plants exhibit.

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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