LookIn: Death of a Salesman
Come "look in" at what happens before the curtain goes up. Walk into the private world of rehearsal and learn about the creative process of the director, set designer,
"Small Things" Reception at Haynes Galleries – Friday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.
Scope out more than 160 "small works" from 51 American Realists. The salon-style event features pieces by John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, and Andrew Wyeth among others. (1600 Division St., Suite 140, (615) 430-8147). haynesgalleries.com
60th Annual Nashville Christmas Parade – Friday December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Join Mayor Karl Dean as the city's Christmas tree is lit in Public Square Plaza followed by a parade. (Public Square, Downtown). nashvillechristmasparade.com
Opry at the Ryman – Friday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Check out the Grand Ole Opry inside its former home. This week’s performance features Charley Pride, American Idol contestant Scotty McCreery, Diamond Rio, Kristen Kelly, and more. Tickets are $34-$55 (116 5th Avenue North, 615-889-3060). Ryman.com
Photos with Santa – Saturday, December 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
No matter if you’ve been naughty or nice, the big guy will greet you (and the kiddos) with a smile. Members only. Call (615) 416-2050 for reservations. (Country Music Hall of Fame, 222 5th Avenue South). Countrymusichalloffame.org
Burger Up's Sunday Farm Supper Series – Sunday, December 9, 6:30 p.m.
The jovial 12South eatery is hosting another in its “Farm Supper” series, this time featuring five courses (bacon and chickpea risotto; BLT dumplings) that will showcase Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams. Tickets are $100 with wine pairings, $75 without (2901 12th Avenue South, 615-279-3767). burger-up.com
Dickens of a Christmas – Sunday, December 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Downtown Franklin comes alive in a historical fashion during this day-long street festival inspired by and peppered with characters from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Historic Downtown Franklin, Main St.). historicfranklin.com