Local Living: 5 Things to do This Week in Nashville

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1. Winter Jam 2020

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WHAT: Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is coming back to Bridgestone Arena on Friday, January 31, 2020. Pre-show party begins at 6:00PM and the show begins at 7:00PM with the following acts:

Hillsong Young & Free
Andy Mineo
Building 429
Austin French
Speaker: Greg Stier
Pre-Jam Party with Riley Clemmons, Ballenger and Zauntee

Winter Jam is a ticketless event and a $15 donation at doors. For more information, visit jamtour.com

WHEN: Friday, January 31, pre-show party begins at 6:00pm and the show begins at 7:00pm

WHERE: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

2. Nashville Barbecue, Beer & Bourbon Adventure

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WHAT: Learn the stories behind three of Nashville’s most popular food and drink destinations! You’ll go behind the scenes to get a taste of the best the Music City has to offer.

Sip a frosty seasonal pint at local craft brewery Bearded Iris Brewing while relaxing in their taproom. Immerse yourself in culinary tradition with a barbecue sampling a flight of house smoked meats paired with three Tennessee whiskeys or beer and Southern sides. And sample Nashville’s best-selling bourbon (Belle Meade Bourbon) along with other award-winning whiskeys after your in-depth tour at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

WHEN: Monday, January 27 through Thursday, January 30 starting at 11:45 a.m., and Friday, January 31 through Sunday February 1 starting at 1 p.m.

WHERE: This tour experience departs daily from the Omni Nashville Hotel in downtown Nashville at 250 5th Ave. S. Tours depart Monday through Thursday at 11:45 a.m., and Friday through Sunday at 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Tour must be booked in advance. 21+. Valid ID required.

3. Rangers Caravan

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WHAT: The Rangers Winter Caravan is stopping in Music City! Head to 6th and Peabody to meet new manager Darwin Barney, and Rangers players Nick Solak and Brett Martin on Wednesday.

The event is free to the public and will include live music performed by Payton Taylor, player autographs, a Q&A session hosted by Sounds radio broadcaster Jeff Hem and Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewing Co. at 6th and Peabody’s traditional trivia Wednesday with a baseball focus.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Ole Smoky Distillery and Yee-Haw Brewing Co, 6th and Peabody, Nashville

4. Eric Carle’s Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

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WHAT: Eric Carle (b. 1929) is one of the most acclaimed and beloved illustrators of our time. The creator of more than 70 books, Carle combines winsome stories and colorful forms that appeal to young readers and adults alike. His signature artistic technique is collage, made by hand-painting many sheets of tissue paper and then cutting, assembling, and gluing the paper onto illustration board.

This exhibition presents over 100 original artworks from five decades of Carle’s picture-book career. The illustrations span in date from Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Carle’s 1967 collaboration with author Bill Martin Jr., to The Nonsense Show, Carle’s playful ode to Surrealism, published in 2015. Twenty-one other familiar titles are also represented, with a special section devoted to the golden anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

WHEN: Exhibit now open through Feb 23, 2020

WHERE: Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville

5. Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Diaries

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WHAT: Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of song. DIARIES is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018 and Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018. From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

Purchase tickets here

WHEN: Wednesday, January 29, 7:30pm

WHERE: TPAC, 505 Deaderick St, Nashville