Plus, a Johnny Cash concert experience.
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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.

From the editor
Multiple red and green lit tree structures are scattered across the Cheekwood grounds.
Did someone hit the lights? | Photo by Howard Ezell via Cheekwood
What’s going on, Nashville? Pssst — keep reading to find out.

City Editor Skylar here with your friendly reminder that, in addition to the fun happenings we’ve outlined below, two holiday light displays are also celebrating their opening weekends. Read more about what you can expect from the Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination and Cheekwood’s Holiday LIGHTS.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Happy Hour | Friday, Nov. 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Killjoy Booze-free Beverage Shop, 2020 Lindell Ave. | Free | Taste test Curious Elixirs, unique alcohol-free cocktails loaded with adaptogens aimed to improve your mood and tickle your taste buds.
  • Luther Dickinson After School Special In-Store Performance & Album Signing | Friday, Nov. 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Grimey’s, 1060 E. Trinity Ln. | Free | Luther Dickinson will celebrate the release of his new children’s record, “Magic Music for Family Folk.”
  • A Dolly Good Time: A Benefit for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library | Friday, Nov. 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Love and Exile Winery and Bar, 715 Main St. #A | Free+ | Come dressed in your best Dolly shirts and swag, listen to the artist’s music, and sip on discounted event-branded cocktails — a suggested $20 donation will be taken at the door.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Santa’s Arrival Holiday Kick-Off Party | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 9-10 a.m. | The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd. | Free | Visit the mall’s Main Atrium on the Lower Level for games, crafts, snacks, music, and jolly good fun for the whole family. Plus, a special appearance by Santa.
  • Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 1 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway | $117+ | Watch the Preds take the ice on Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
  • November Art Market | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 4-9 p.m. | 100 Taylor Arts Market, 100 Taylor St. | Cost of purchase | Listen to live music as you shop the works of local artisans.
Sunday, Nov. 19
  • The “Twilight” Saga | Sunday, Nov. 19-Tuesday, Nov. 21 | Times vary | The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin | $10.50+ | Celebrate Twilight’s 15th anniversary with a three-day movie marathon and themed cocktails.
  • Cooking Class Experience | Sunday, Nov. 19 | 3-5 p.m. | The Chef and I, 1922 Adelicia St., Nashville | $84 | In this class, you will learn how to prepare a three-course meal focused on vegetarian holiday creations.
Plan Ahead
  • Johnny Cash: The Official Concert Experience | Friday, Nov. 24 | 8 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St. | $58.60+ | With video of Johnny from episodes of “The Johnny Cash Show” projected on a screen above the stage, a live band and singers will accompany him in perfect sync.
  • Full Belly 5K and Fun Run | Saturday, Nov. 25 | 8:30 a.m. | Shelby Park, 1601 Davidson St. | $10+ | Walk or run around the park after your Thanksgiving meals.
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Great Escapes
Our Guide to Syracuse, NY
Fall foliage in Syracuse, NY
City Editor Lexa loved walking around town + admiring the leaves changing. | Photo by @chstoday
There is just something special about fall in Syracuse. The crisp, cool air, the leaves changing, the fall traditions — you can really feel the seasons changing + the significance of new beginnings. Plan a last-minute trip or start looking ahead to next year.
  • Why go: Visit Green Lakes State Park featuring two glacial lakes + 10 miles of trails. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, speaking from experience.
  • Drink: Visit the speakeasy lounge Gilded Club. Fill out the form for the access code beforehand.
  • Listen: Catch a live performance at Funk ‘n Waffles while you enjoy your breakfast.
  • Vrbo: Stone House, located right on Oneida Lake (~$192/night).*
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