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Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend: July 27 - 29

It’s a busy weekend in Music City; here’s your go-to guide.

Written By:  Hanna Flanagan

Photographers:  Supplied

Corteo – July 26-29, 7:30 p.m. ($40+)

Cirque Du Soleil’s latest masterpiece, Corteo, makes its Tennessee debut with a 51-person cast of acrobats, musicians, singers and actors. This world-famous circus extravaganza will light up the Bridgestone Arena stage with music, magic, and comedy. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203; bridgestonearena.com

Red, White & Zoo – July 27, 7 - 9 p.m. ($60 for members; $65 for non-members)

A ticket to this fundraiser means an after-hours pass to the Nashville Zoo and unlimited samples of wine. Red, White & Zoo is a one-of-a-kind wine tasting that allows guests to interact with both zookeepers and animals in a way that feels laidback and personal. All proceeds go to Nashville Zoo. Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pk, Nashville, TN 37211; nashvillezoo.org

Anita Baker – July 27 - 28, 8 p.m. ($98+)

Anita Baker’s well-reviewed farewell tour is making a stop at the Ryman this weekend. The legendary R&B diva is sure to evoke nostalgia with 80s chart-toppers like Giving You the Best That I GotJust Because, Sweet Love, and more.Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219; ryman.com

National Dance Day – July 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Free)

National Dance Day is this Saturday, and Nashville Ballet has big plans! The award-winning company is offering free dance classes for all ages and all skill levels. Plus, anyone in attendance will enjoy an exclusive 50 percent off discount on Nashville Ballet’s Community Division Adult class packs of 10 classes or more. Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon St, Nashville, TN 37209; nashvilleballet.com

Music City Brewer’s Festival – July 28, 5 - 9 p.m. ($49)

Aside from over 50 local, regional, national, and imported brewery samples, the 17thAnnual Music City Brewer’s Festival offers live entertainment, food vendors, aerial acrobats, dodge-ball games, a giant beer pong table, and much more. It’s no wonder Music City Brewer’s Festival is considered one of the biggest and best beer fests in the country. Get your tickets as soon as possible, because last year’s event sold out! Music City Walk of Fame Park, 121 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203; musiccitybrewersfest.com

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