The Weekendist: Are Those Leaves On The Ground Edition

TGIF, Nashville. There are lots of options for your weekend and the weather is beautiful, so get out and about, no excuses! We’ll be trying to hit up every single thing on this list, and making a few last minute Restaurant Week stops in between. Got any other recommendations for the weekend? Leave them in the comments.

Nashville Greek Festival. Friday – Sunday, September 9-11 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (4905 Franklin Pike), $2 or free with these online tickets. After many years of scrounging around the internet for info, the Nashville Greek Festival finally has a shiny new website, which we’re pretty excited about. You can go there for all the details on food, performers and vendors at the fest. Also excited about: Baklava! Falafel! Etc. And we almost feel bad printing out these free admission tickets to save two bucks, but they’re on the shiny new website so they must really want us to use them, right?

Nashville Rollergirls vs. Naptown Rollergirls. Saturday, September 10 at 5:30pm at Municipal Auditorium, $10 advance/$15 door/$7 for the wee ones. After wiping the floor with Carolina in last month’s home bout, the All Stars will play their final hometown bout of this season against Naptown, a just-barely higher-ranked team. Come at 5:30 to watch the Brawl Stars vs. Chattanooga – two bouts for the price of one!

12 South Concert Series. Saturday, September 10 from 6-9pm at Sevier Park, free. Bring a blanket and enjoy the cooler temperatures at this week’s 12 South Concert Series. The lineup, put together by everyone’s favorite local record store (Grimey’s, duh) includes The Coolin’ System and Turkeys with D. Watusi. As you might guess, there will be food trucks. And raffle prizes! Not too shabby for a free event.

Grassy Knoll Movie Night: Cool Hand Luke. Sunday, September 11 at 8pm in the grass lot next to Bongo Java East, $5 adults/$1 kids. This week’s movie on the grassy knoll is Cool Hand Luke, and in practically mandatory tribute to the film, there will be a hard boiled egg eating contest (come for that comedy, stay for the movie). Bring a canned food to donate to Second Harvest and get a buck off the price of admission, then spend your saved buck at one of the many delightful food vendors that plan to wheel up to the curb.

Photo by Denise Mattox.

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