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Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend: August 11-13

Cars, costumes, and cocktails — all this weekend in Nashville, TN.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean & Supplied

Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale — August 10-13. 6-10 p.m. Free ($10 suggested donation)
Settle in for a new summer season as the Nashville Shakespeare Festival offers a double-dose of Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale and Antony & Cleopatra. Resuming its corner spot at Centennial Park’s band shell, the thespians will delight, inform, and entertain audiences of all ages. (2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203) nashvilleshakes.org


Tomato Art Festival — August 11-12. Times vary. Free
Uniting fruits and vegetables, the Tomato Art Fest is back for another year of quirky good times in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood. Enjoy live music on four stages, the Tomato 5K, a tomato-centric parade, and plenty of family-friendly activities. Come out for the creative costumes and stay for Saturday's Bloody Mary Competition. (1006 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206) tomatoartfest.com


Tough Mudder 5K — Saturday, August 12. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $79/69
Are you tough enough to tackle Everest 2.0, the Berlin Walls, or Devil’s Beard? Find out during this weekend’s Tough Mudder 5K. The innovative obstacle course designed around Nissan Stadium will challenge your strength, stamina, and sportsmanship with both morning and late afternoon time slots. (1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213) toughmudder.com


An Art Deco Affair — Saturday, August 12. 7 p.m. $65
Glam up for this Old Hollywood party! The Frist Center will be swinging with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Get a view of the latest installations: State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now and Vadis Turner: Tempest while you're visiting. All proceeds of the event go to help care for the Frist Center’s historic art deco building. (919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203) fristcenter.org


Jay Leno — Sunday, August 13. 7:30 p.m. $30-68
Best-selling author, car-enthusiast and former host of The Tonight Show, comedian Jay Leno brings his wit and wisdom to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Lane Motor Museum and local collectors rev up for Leno’s appearance with a free display of more than a dozen rare vehicles at the Symphony Center beginning at 3 p.m. (1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN 37201-2031) nashvillesymphony.org

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