Brr! It’s been a cold week here in Nashville and most of us are snowed/iced in! I hope that everyone is staying safe and warm! While, I’m still sharing our regularly scheduled “Weekend Happenings”, here are a few ways to share some love from home.
Join Elisabeth Hasselbeck and I for a virtual PJ Party and Storytime on Instagram Live-Monday, Feb. 22nd at 8:30 p.m. central!
Brentwood Girls Cotillion is a service group involving girls from Brentwood High School. As a group, we volunteer inside our community while fundraising for St. Jude throughout the year. Our goal is $25,000 and all of our proceeds from our fundraising go directly towards helping those at St. Jude. Check out their online auction and bid on lots of awesome local prizes here.
Send a You’ve Got a Friend gift!
Send love to a friend, neighbor, health care hero, teacher or anyone who needs some extra joy this February! You’ve Got a Friend gifts will include a small flower, treats from The Christie Cookie and other surprises. Gifts can be sent (within a 25-mile radius of Nashville) to a special someone. Sales are open now with deliveries taking place from Feb 24 – 27. This benefits Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Order here!
Learn how to cook a tasty traditional spaghetti carbonara with the experts at Nicky’s Coal Fired on Sunday, February 21st. This virtual cooking class could be the perfect belated Valentine’s evening with your family and friends, or you can make it a date night! An ingredient list and Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the session. Register here!
Picasso. Figures, an exhibition from the incomparable collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, offers an in-depth look at Pablo Picasso’s career-long fascination with the human figure as a means of expressing a range of subjects and emotions. Featuring approximately 75 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures, Picasso. Figures makes its sole U.S. appearance in Nashville in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from February 5 through May 2, 2021. Advance timed entry tickets for this exhibition are available. Reserve your tickets here.
For the third year, Cheekwood is excited to present Orchids in the Mansion, an exhibit that celebrates orchids and other tropical foliage with colorful and creative displays arranged throughout the Mansion’s historic rooms. The exhibit will be open to the public beginning Saturday, Jan. 30, and will run through Sunday, Feb. 28.
There will also be a Virtual Lecture series to discuss this year’s displays and at-home orchid care. The first, “Orchids 101 Online Workshop,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and will cover foundational information for growing common orchids year-round. The second lecture, “Orchid Repotting Online Workshop,” will take place Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and will share the essential steps for repotting orchids. Advanced registration is required for both lectures, which cost $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Learn more and register at www.cheekwood.org/calendar.
Admission to this exhibit, which will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., is included with the purchase of a “Gardens & Mansion Access” ticket, which must be purchased in advance online at cheekwood.org. Admission for members is free and must be reserved in advance online.
Winterfest is happening at Gaylord Opryland now through March 21st! Activities include: At Pinetop outdoor village, there’s plenty of space for enjoying oversized winter light displays, live performances, tubing, ice skating and lessons, ice bumper cars, winter warmer beverages plus an all-new, live Fire & Ice Skating Show featuring champion skaters, big jumps, fast spins and awe-inspiring throws and lifts. Jack Frost’s Frigid Finds Scavenger Hunt where kids and adults become real-life explorers as they navigate the resort for clues to earn a special prize. Travel down our scenic indoor river for the Winter Riverboat Ride in the 4.5 acre Delta atrium ∙ The Wildlife Rescue Experience presented by bubly™ guides guests throughout the resort to track down endangered species and help ensure that they are monitored for their protection. The free adventure highlights indigenous animals from Colorado and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before the participants’ eyes. Private carriage rides The resort’s famous Magnolia lawn holiday lights display will remain in place through March 21 for a wintry evening stroll ∙ Other free activities include a movie theatre, Winter Animal Encounters, selfie spots, and self-guided hotel tours
HQ’s Beercade Suessville on 2nd,” will take place through early March of 2021. This interactive pop-up will feature magical installations created by a set designer from Seussical the Musical. There will be a new menu of eccentric cocktails, in which HQ Beercade will donate 10% of select drinks sold to the Nashville Neighbors Fund to support the victims of the Christmas Day bombing of Downtown Nashville. The pop-up will be open Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. All ages are welcome. Admission is $5