How cute are these gingham heart cookies from Best Friends From Frosting?
- January 16th
- Owl’s Hike Nature Sanctuary
- A winter hike followed by hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows. $10 per hiker
Songwriting 101: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Saturday, January 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- If you could change the world through song, what would you change and what would you say to inspire that change? Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement he led inspired songs promoting freedom and justice, including Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” and Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.” In this introductory workshop, join a museum educator on Zoom to write a song as a group. Music professional Adam Ollendorff will teach the fundamentals of songwriting, including form, theme and rhyme scheme. Via chat, participants will share ideas and write an original song. Ollendorff has toured as a member of Kacey Musgraves’s band, and his songs have been recorded by Will Hoge and Keb’ Mo’. Recommended for ages seven and up, but all are welcome. Guardian is required to be present for children under thirteen.
Takes place via Zoom. Space is limited. Registration required. Free. Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. the morning of the program.
Winterfest at Gaylord Opryland
- January 8th through March 21st
- Gaylord Opryland
- Winterfest 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.
Frist Museum: A Landmark Repurposed
- Beginning on January 8th
- Frist Museum
- A Landmark Repurposed celebrates the historic building that the Frist Art Museum is privileged to occupy—Nashville’s former main post office. Commemorating the Frist’s 20th anniversary, this reimagined exhibition with updated design and expanded narrative highlights the building’s role as a civic institution, from its creation as the city’s main post office in 1934 to its reopening as an art museum on April 8, 2001. Through archival images, architectural drawings, “Then and Now” photographs, news clippings, and original planning documents, guests will learn about the building’s distinctive architectural styles, as well as how historical events affected the construction and function of the post office. The exhibition will also address how buildings can be repurposed, making connections with American Art Deco: Designing for the People, which will be on view in the Ingram Gallery from October 8, 2021, through January 2, 2022.