The Weekendist: Yes, That’s A Super Colon Edition

What do podcasts, Bach, hockey, cherry blossoms and a Super Colon have in common? Well, nothing really, except that you can experience all of these things (and more!) this weekend in Nashville. Here are our picks for the weekend.

(We really  just wanted an excuse to talk about that Super Colon. How often do you get to blog about a Super Colon?)


  • 5th Annual BACHanalia. Christ Church Cathedral (900 Broadway), 5-11pm, free. As a gift to the community, Christ Church Cathedral presents BACHanalia, a 6-hour musical celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach. Yes, that says 6 hours – but you don’t have to stay for it all! Visitors are encouraged to come and go as they please, and refreshments are available for purchase if you want to brave the whole evening. Expect to hear a variety of both traditional and unusual interpretations of Bach’s masterpieces from over 100 Nashville musicians.
  • Party at the Gerst Haus! Gerst Haus, 6-9pm, cost of beer & food will vary depending on how much you want to consume. Yazoo is bringing Gerst back to Nashville, so come celebrate with the Gerst Haus’ famous fishbowls of beer, and raise a toast with the mayor as the commemorative cask of the new Gerst is tapped. Also, we read something about a chicken dance?


  • PodCamp. Cadillac Ranch, 9am-4pm, free. If you’ve been reading Nashvillest for a while, you probably keep seeing us talk about these things called “PodCamp” and “BarCamp,” and you may have even attended one with us in the past. If you’re new, here’s the low-down. PodCamp is an “unconference” for anyone interested in online communication (which, let’s face it, is everyone these days). It’s a free day of learning from your local peers who wear a bunch of different hats in the online world – Everyone from bloggers to marketers to podcasters and more. Got some expertise to share? Sign up to lead your own session in the Impromptu room! That’s the beauty of an unconference (that and the whole “free” pricetag). On top of all that, there’s a free afterparty at the Big Bang Dueling Piano Bar. Don’t take that as us suggesting you wait until 4 to imbibe, though. The bar’s open all day.
  • Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ Walk-Through. Nashville Farmer’s Market, 8am-3pm, free. So a Super Colon (, of course) is a thing, and it’s going to be at the farmer’s market for all to see this Saturday. Touted as an “inflatable, interactive model of the interior of a human colon,” it’s big enough for the whole family to walk through! We know you can’t resist.
  • Nashville Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event. Public Square Park, 9am-4pm, free. This year’s Cherry Blossom Festival has become a relief event for Japan, and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee will be accepting donations for the Tennessee Tomodachi Fund for disaster relief. At 9am, Mayor Dean will lead the 2.5 mile Cherry Blossom Solidarity Walk, followed by  day of music, performances, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities and Japanese food.
  • Nashville Preds vs. Dallas Stars. Bridgestone Arena, 7pm, ticket prices vary. The Preds are riding on a five-game winning streak, so come cheer them on to a sixth victory as they near the end of the regular season.


  • Reflections in a Golden Eye. The Belcourt, 12:20pm and 7pm, regular ticket price. As a tribute to the late Elizabeth Taylor, the Belcourt will screen Reflections in a Golden Eye this Sunday. If you can’t make it this weekend, they’re screening it again on Thursday evening.
  • Free Family Day. Frist Center, 1-5:30pm, free. If you’re anything like us, you probably had all the best intentions to visit the Frist every weekend when they offered almost a month of free admission earlier this year. And then life got in the way. So here’s your second chance to experience the Frist for free. Even if you did visit every weekend earlier this year, they’ve opened a few new exhibitions since then. Don’t miss Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior and Simen Johan: Until The Kingdom Comes.

Photo by us.