What to do this weekend
What to do in Nashville, March 1-3, 2013
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Photographers: The Tennessean & Various
Nashville Lawn and Garden Show – February 28-March 3
The Nashville Lawn and Garden Show is a spectacle of horticultural excellence. One of the largest garden shows in the South, it will include more than 20 live gardens created by professional landscape designers, and 20 free lectures by experts. It’s a great place to stop and shop, too: more than 250 booths are expected with products and services for sale. (500 Wedgewood Avenue). Tickets online at nashvillelifestyles.com.
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale with Max Gomez – Friday, March 1, 8 p.m.
Though each is established on his own, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale make beautiful music together. The close friends have been harmonizing for so long that it’s simply intuitive. They hit the Mercy Lounge this weekend to play some old and some new off of their recent release, Buddy and Jim. (One Cannery Row). Tickets online at mercylounge.com.
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan – March 1-3
This award-winning production flies into Nashville for a weekend of family fun. The magical story about the boy who will never grow up is a childhood classic and Cathy Rigby is captivating in the musical version. (505 Deaderick Street). Tickets online at tpac.org.
Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection – March 1-June 23
Celebrate opening weekend of this Frist Center collection showcasing almost 125 ancient American art objects. The works, all made in Mesoamerica, Central America, and Andean South America, date back to 1200 B.C. and will be housed in the Frist’s Upper-Level galleries. (919 Broadway). More information at fristcenter.org.
Life of Pi Author Yann Martel – Saturday, March 2, 3 p.m.
This award-winning novel has enchanted millions of readers around the world, and the film version earned director Ang Lee an Oscar just last weekend. The lecture from Martel kicks off a second Nashville Reads campaign to encourage a citywide, shared reading experience between teenagers and adults. (615 Church Street). More information online at library.nashville.org