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What Do You Wannado? Your Guide To The Nashville Weekend

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 It’s so close.

And we’re pretty pumped. The weekend is almost upon us, and it’s going to be a good one! The mild weather has put everyone in impossibly cheerful moods (we’ve passed more than one person humming Pharrell’s “Happy” under their breath this week – true story). Instead of chilling on the couch and stalking people on Instagram (we’ve all done it, y’all), we encourage you to find something great to connect to this weekend, whether it is a gallery opening, 80’s dance party, drive-in movie, or a dog wedding (yup, that’s real). You can find all the events/places your heart desires with Wannado, but we thought we’d give you some of the weekend highlights:

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See “Boyhood”

The Belcourt Theatre

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Boyhood is a movie 12 years in the making, and according to critics there’s never been anything quite like it. Featuring stellar performances from Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and newcomer Ellar Coltrane (though does he really count as a newcomer if he’s been making this movie for 12 YEARS). We’re not exaggerating – this thing has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It follows a family in real time, taking us through the adolescence of son Mason from age 5 to 18. Crazy. Make it a date night and hit up Sinema Restaurant nearby on 8th Ave. – you’ll feel like you’re in the Melrose Theater from way back when, and the menu is getting rave reviews. Just make sure you make a reservation! Oh, and get a picture with the dragon mural right outside the theatre. Boom.

Attend A Dog Wedding(!!!)

Parnassus Books

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Y’all. We’re not even kidding. These pups are getting hitched. You can just tell this couple is so fetch, even thought they might sometimes keep each other on a short leash (we could do this all day). Maggie and Sparky are tying the knot (only figuratively of course, because they do not have opposable thumbs), and YOU are invited. The celebratory soiree is hosted at our favorite independent bookstore Parnassus, and proceeds benefit the Nashville Humane Society. Wanna bring a gift for the happy couple? Check out their woof-istry. Yep. Items include milk bones, newspaper, and wild bird seed! Everyone in Nashville should be at this because it is SO CUTE. Festivities start on Saturday at 10am with story time, so make sure you bring your kiddos for all the adorable photo ops that are comin’ your way. Woooof!

Take In The City’s Art

First Saturday Art Crawl

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This monthly event makes our heART stop. Come join the downtown partnership at Tennessee Art League & Galleries and peruse some stunning art from your fellow Nashvillians with a free glass of wine in hand. To kick off your artistic weekend, don’t miss the opening of RELEASE by Beth Inglish on Friday at Main Street Gallery. It’s going to be lovely! Tip: bring walking shoes to the art crawl as you’ll be going between galleries quite a bit, and if you’re looking for some craft cocktails in the downtown scene, try Pub5 before or after your artistic excursion.

Do Yoga With Michael Franti

The Woods At Fontanel

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This is a unique event, to say the very least. Michael Franti, the dreadlocked singer with endlessly positive vibes, is giving us a concert at The Woods At Fontanel. But, oh – he does not stop there. Along with his band Spearhead, Franti and some of the top yoga instructors from around the world are leading the crowd in some outdoor group yoga at the venue. So fun! After we’ve all namaste’d together, Franti will keep the chill feels flowin’ with a live show that will have you whistling all the way to your car. Relaxing, whimsical, and super-fun!

Ride The New Bike Trail With Karl Dean

Percy Warner Park

Image courtesy of Katherine Fuller
Image courtesy of Katherine Fuller

Percy Warner is getting an upgrade, and we get to enjoy it this Saturday! Bring your wheels and join Team Green Adventure for the opening of a brand new bike trail at the East Nashville park. There will be vendors galore and most importantly: a group bike ride with Mayor Karl Dean. Yeah, that’s right. Our mayor rides bikes with us. Don’t miss it!

So get in the weekend planning game, Nashville, and make the most of a gorgeous weekend. We’ll see you out there, and to browse all the things going on this weekend (just a few things we didn’t fit on here: Tim Meadows at Zanies, Kevin Bacon & his bro playing at Franklin Theatre, a roasting class at Bongo Java, Pitch Perfect at Nashville Shores “Dive In” – whew!), grab Wannado. We’ve got you covered.

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