The Weekendist: Look At The Stars Edition

So what if you didn’t get tickets to see Amos Lee at the Ryman or to the East Nashville Beer Festival? There’s plenty to do in Nashville this weekend, so stop moping around and take a trip to the Frist, the Adventure Science Center or check out a sports game. Here are our picks for this weekend:


  • Amos Lee Grimey’s Instore. 12pm, free. Tonight’s Amos Lee show at the Ryman may be sold out, but if you’re not tethered to a desk all day, you’ve got a shot to see an intimate Amos Lee acoustic performance for free! We’re not really big fans of this whole new “instores at noon” thing that Grimey’s has got up their sleeves (you know, day jobs and all that), but we won’t begrudge the rest of you your joy. Line up early and all that jazz.
  • The Frist Center’s 10th Birthday. April 8-9, free! The Frist is turning ten and everyone is invited to come to the party. Enjoy free admission all day Friday (10am-9pm) and Saturday (10am-5:30pm), and take part in all of the birthday festivities.
  • Preds vs. Blue Jackets. Bridgestone Arena, 7pm, ticket prices vary. The Preds’ final home game of the regular season is here. Send ’em out in style with a sold out crowd!


  • Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem. Exit/In, 8pm, free. If you’ve tuned in to Lightning 100 at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard local bands battling, bracket style, for the title of Music City Mayhem Champ! The Final Four – Eastern Block, Ravello, The Cold Stares, Newmatic – will be facing off this Saturday at the Exit/In. It’s a free show, and attendees choose the winner.
  • Second Saturday at the Adventure Science Center. 6pm-12am, $4-8. The Adventure Science Center rarely stays open late, but when they do, you know it’s something good. This weekend they’re keeping the planetarium open for a full night of planetarium programs and laser shows, so get ready to star-gaze (or listen to Pink Floyd, whatever). And the best part? There’s no general admission charge, so you just pay for the planetarium show ($4 members/$6 non-members) or laser show ($6 members/$8 non-members). There’s five shows to choose from, plus a free outdoor Star Party at 8!


  • Nashville Sounds vs. New Orleans Zephyrs. Greer Stadium, 2:05pm, ticket prices vary. The Sounds will wrap up their first series of the season this Sunday, and while you can catch other games on Friday or Saturday, Sunday is our pick. Why? It’s Purity Sundae Sunday, that’s why. Ice cream sundaes for $1 at a baseball stadium, it doesn’t get much better than that.

Photo by laserbub.