Nashville Weekend: 5 Things to do

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1. Celebrate Chinese New Year at Zoolumination

nashville zoo zoolumination


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WHAT: Don’t miss your chance to experience the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival with more than 500 custom-made silk lanterns spread across 60 acres. Larger-than-life elaborate displays feature some of your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon! Learn more.

Plus – celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rat, this Saturday, Jan. 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm! Check out the schedule of activities.

Purchase your tickets here.

WHEN: Thursday –  Sunday (through Feb 2), 5pm – 9pm

WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, 37211

2. Yoga Under the Stars

yoga under the stars


WHAT: May the Zen be with you. 6.5 million stars, stunning views of the universe, and inner peace await at Yoga Under the Stars. While ordinary yoga practices focus on finding inner peace, Yoga Under the Stars brings an outward shift to the experience. Immersive visuals displayed across Sudekum Planetarium’s magnificent 63-foot dome inspire thought on the scale of the universe and humanity’s place within it. The session begins with breath work, continue with positions to elevate the heart, and end in savasana to relax the body and the mind. Darkness and 360-degree views of the stars may disorient some viewers. This adds a challenge to balancing. Yoga Under the Stars is recommended for intermediate yogis looking for a new, out-of-this-world experience.

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 9:30am

WHERE: Adventure Science Center, 800 Fortt Negley Blvd, Nashville, 37203

3. Nashville Margarita Festival

nashville margarita festival


WHAT: It’s the Nashville Margarita Festival at Alley Taps! Must be 21 or older.  Price: $25 General Admission Pre Sale – $45 V.I.P. Package Venue: Alley Taps Ticket Types: General Admission $25 – Includes 4 Drink Samples and Entry into the Event with LIVE Music and Giveaways. VIP Admission $45 – Includes 6 Drink Samples, Event Shirt & Giveaways and EARLY Entry into the Event with LIVE Music and 6 Raffle Tickets. Raffle Grand Prize: TBD Event is RAIN or SHINE and there are absolutely NO REFUNDS if you cannot make the event!

WHEN: Saturday, January 25, 11am

WHERE: Alley Taps, 162 Printers Alley, Nashville 37201

4. The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan

The Times They Are A-Changin The Words and Music of Bob Dylan


WHAT: Behold a brand-new, imaginative tribute to Bob Dylan’s music from visionary composer and conductor Steve Hackman. Hear the 100 voices of the Nashville Symphony Chorus alongside your Nashville Symphony as they celebrate one of the greatest songwriters of our time. This orchestral premiere will bring new life to songs such as: “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “The Times They Are A-Changin’”.

Purchase tickets here.

WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 7:30pm

WHERE: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville 37201

5. Nashville Flea Market

Nashville Flea Market


WHAT: The Nashville Flea Market at The Fairgrounds Nashville is considered one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Approximately 800 to 1200 dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public every month. With an average of 2000 booths, The Tennessee Magazine and Busy Bee Trader continue to vote the Nashville Flea Market as the #1 FLEA MARKET in Tennessee. For more than half a century, this iconic event operates monthly drawing an impressive ½ million visitors annually and growing.

Merchandise sold features antique furniture, dishware, knick knacks, specialty foods, boutique clothing, carpets, health and beauty items, jewelry, perfume, leather goods, paper goods, yard art and more. The selection is endless and the finds are superbly unique. January 24-26, 2020 Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHEN: Friday, January 24, 8am – 5pm; Saturday, January 25, 7am – 5pm and Sunday, January 26, 7am – 4pm

WHERE: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, 37203