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Top 5 Things to Do this Weekend: January 6-8

Cultivate your creative side this weekend in Nashville with literature, dance, art and comedy.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean & Supplied

Author Event: Lydia Peelle — Friday, January 6. 6:30 p.m. Free
Author Lydia Peelle makes an oh-so-Nashville choice for her Parnassus Books reading event, inviting Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show to perform a live musical review of her book, The Midnight Cool. Set in a small Tennessee town, Peelle’s pre-World War I tale follows traveling horse traders as they attempt to improve their fortunes. (3900 Hillsboro Pk, Nashville, TN 37215) parnassusbooks.net
Photo by Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean

Shen Yun Performing Arts — January 6-8. Times vary. $50-150
This annual performance transports audiences from their day and time to the ‘Land of the Divine.’ A cultural wonder of Chinese dance and colorful costuming tells a beautiful story with a mesmerizing orchestral score to match. (TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall, 505 Deaderick St, Nashville, TN 37243) shenyunperformingarts.org
Photo by DAIBING

Sinbad — January 6-8. Times vary. $30
Zanies Comedy Club welcomes mega-comic Sinbad for five performances in Music City. The “A Different World” and “The Sinbad Show” star is ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, using the trials and tribulations of every day life to draw out humor. (2025 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204) zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
Photo by Shahar Azran

>>> January Concert Calendar


The Edible Kitchen with Maneet Chauhan — Saturday, January 7. 11 a.m.
Join the Chopped judge, chef Maneet Chauhan at Nashville Farmers' Market for a food demo in The Edible Kitchen. Using seasonal ingredients from local farmers' within the market, Chauhan will prepare her Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Croquettes with Black-Eyed Pea Collard Curry and Pickled Apple Slaw. Stick around for samples and to pepper the chef with your burning culinary questions. (900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208) nashvillefarmersmarket.org

First Saturday Art Crawl — Saturday, January 7. 6-9 p.m. Free
Make it a 2017 tradition to visit 5th Avenue of the Arts during Nashville’s monthly art crawl. The first Saturday of every month local art galleries open their doors for an inspiring evening of new work in all mediums. Follow the crowd from gallery to gallery where local and world-renowned artists display their creations. (5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219) facebook.com

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