Plus, our Great Escapes guide to Half Moon Bay, CA.
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Weekend Forecast

🌧️ Expect a chance of rain on Saturday and temps in the high 40s.

Howdy, Nashville — Skylar here. The chilly weather has me curling up inside most days. Between this and one of my 2024 goals being to learn a new craft, I’m eyeing tickets to the hand embroidery class on Sunday. Keep scrolling for eight other upcoming events.

Friday, Sept. 15
  • The Weeks: End of Summer Bash | Friday, Sept. 15 | 8 p.m. | Skydeck at Assembly Hall, 5055 Broadway | $25+ | Celebrate the end of summer with rooftop performances by The Weeks and special guest Bird and Byron.
  • African Street Festival | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17 | Times vary | Hadley Park, 1037 28th Ave. N. | Free | This annual festival hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance features dancing, music, shopping, and other activities.
  • Rhiannon Giddens | Friday, Sept. 15 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium, 116 Rep. John Lewis Way N. | $36+ | The acclaimed folk musician will be joined by Adia Victoria.
  • Full Moon Pickin’ Party | Friday, Sept. 15 | 6-10 p.m. | Percy Warner Equestrian Barn, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd. | $10+ | Enjoy live bluegrass, local food trucks, cold brews, and more at this beloved music series.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Touch-A-Truck | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd. | Free | Explore trucks and other heavy machinery and speak with the people who operate them — there will be a “quieter hour” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • TSU Tigers vs. Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 5 p.m. | Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way | $30 | It’s John A. Merritt Classic weekend — arrive early for tailgating, live performances, vendors, and more.
  • The Barbie Party | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 p.m. | Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Pl. | $21.10 | Walk the pink carpet, take photos in a life-size Barbie box, and dance the night away.
Sunday, Sept. 17
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Los Angeles Chargers | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 12 p.m. | Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way | $117+ | Cheer on the Titans at the first home game of the season.
  • Corinne Bailey Rae | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | CMA Theater, 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | $49.08+ | The singer rose to fame with the 2006 hit “Put Your Records On” and has since composed music for film, television, and more.
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From the editor
  • Check out some of the latest restaurant openings in our Reels for Steam Boys’ South Nashville location and The Iberian Pig’s swanky Gulch space. Our recs: Steamed veggie bao from Steam Boys + anything from the daily happy hour menu (4-6 p.m.) at The Iberian Pig.
  • Let’s keep the foodie news going. The 9th Annual Nashville VegFest has a new venue this year — East Park. The donation-based event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with food available for purchase, vendors, a kids zone, and more.
  • Before you book it to your local NPL branch, read up on all the library services you might be missing out on. Fun fact: You could start a band with all the free instruments available for check out. Write a song about us, would ya?
Great Escapes
Our guide to Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunset at Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay, CA.
Half Moon Bay is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the San Francisco Bay Area.|Photo by Carol Erdie Photography
Ready for a getaway? Half Moon Bay is great for a beach day, a waterfront lunch, or a walk along the Coastside trail with family and friends.
  • Why go: Half Moon Bay’s small town charm makes for a great destination year-round with beaches, surfing, local food + wine, stunning stays, and outdoor activities.
  • Wine: Grab a glass + a snack while you soak up Main Street’s charm at Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese, Barterra Winery, or Vinoteca. We recommend a wine flight for the best tasting experience.
  • Explore: Hike or bike Devil’s Slide or walk the Coastside Trail.
  • Vrbo: Seaside Haven: Modern Retreat with Breathtaking Views and Beachside Charm (~$540/night)*
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  • The internet’s favorite tumbler — the 40-oz. Stanley Quencher — is back in stock in cute colors like pool, jade, and orchid.
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