Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Studio Tenn Presents “Frankenstein”

Studio Tenn
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WHAT: Set to bring Mary Shelly’s original monster Frankenstein to life August 31 through September 9, Studio Tenn kicks off the 2018-2019 season with Tennessee’s newest live adaptation of the Gothic novel, taking the stage at the Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Theater.

One of the most famous novels in literature to date, Frankenstein has remained relevant in popular culture for centuries through various interpretations in film, television, and writing. The second original adaptation by Studio Tenn, Artistic Director Matt Logan re-enlists the brilliant talents of writer A.S. Peterson to bring new understanding to the timeless tale.

Learn more & purchase tickets here.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 31, 7pm. More dates here.

WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd

2. Shakespeare in the Park

a midsummer night's dream

WHAT: The Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues its 30th anniversary season with a celebratory production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This magical play, directed by Jaclynn Jutting, explores the duality of love and asks, if we are in love, are we ever in control? The show runs Aug. 9-Sept. 9 in Centennial Park!

Come, bring a blanket or chairs, the whole family (even the dog!), some snacks, or buy from the delicious local food trucks, and enjoy the show!! Shakespeare in the Park has always been FREE, but we encourage a $10 donation to help cover our costs.

Want to see the show like a VIP – or “Royalty?” The buy a Royal Package, which includes reserved parking, a comfy seat (on stage even, if you’re brave!) and a gourmet picnic dinner from Bacon And Caviar Catering – all for just $75!

The nightly schedule:
6:00pm – Talking Shakespeare Lecture Series
6:00pm – Food Trucks and Vendors open
6:30pm – Pre-show Entertainment begins
7:30pm – Performance begins

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, Aug 30 – Sunday, Sept 9

WHERE: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville

3. The Belles at Sidelines Grille

the belles

WHAT:“Driven by plucky lyrics and dreamy harmonizing, the Omaha-bred mother-daughter duo The Belles generate engaging traditional country music for the modern age. With classic-country values tossed with some pop-rock rebellion, Jaymie and Kelli Jones construct music for every country-loving generation.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 31, 7pm

WHERE: Sidelines Grille, 3011 Longford Dr, Suite 13, Spring Hill

4. Trivia at Mill Creek Brewing Co.

WHAT: Mill Creek Brewing Co hosts their weekly trivia night in the taproom. Bring your family and friends and show off your years of retaining random facts! Test your knowledge and share some laughs and sighs (“I knew that one!”) in a family and pet-friendly environment.

1st Place: $15 Gift Card
2nd Place: $10 Gift Card
3rd Place: Growler Fill

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thurs, Aug 30, 6pm

WHERE: Mill Creek Brewing Co, 2008 Johnson Industrial Blvd

5. Zoovie Night: Zootopia

WHAT: The Nashville Zoo hostsZoovie Night. Zoovie Night includes games, inflatables, music, crafts and after-hour access to the carousel and zip line! When the sun goes down in the evening, the feature film will play on a large inflatable screen, so pack a blanket and head to the Zoo!

Members – Free
Non-Members – Included with day-of admission, OR $6 per person if entering after 6pm

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, Aug 31

WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Rd, Nashville