Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. Slime Day at Learning Express Toys

WHAT: Learning Express Toys of Cools is excited to host a SLIME Day.Come create your very own slime! We will provide all of the supplies needed for a $5 supply fee. This event is limited, so please call our store at 615-771-3434 to reserve your spot today!

WHEN: Monday, July 23, 11am

WHERE: Learning Express Toys of Cool Springs, 420 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin

2. Free Kids Water Day at Pinkerton Park

WHAT: Take the kids to Free Kids Water Day at Pinkerton Park, hosted by the City of Franklin, this Tuesday. Light snacks will be provided and plenty of fun for the entire family.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Wed, July 25, 9:30am-12:30pm

WHERE: Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Rd

3. Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world and tickets are now on sale for their upcoming visit to Music City with its latest creation, Corteo this summer, July 26-29, 2018. The largest international touring production will take spectators on a magnificent journey, with 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors representing more than 15 nationalities while contrasting the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection. The show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us

Corteo, which means cortege in Italian is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown as he visualizes his own funeral taking place in a carnival-like setting, watched over quietly by caring angels. This mesmerizing production combines a theatrical world of excitement, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth making for a magical and musical experience.

Tickets are now on sale HERE.

WHEN: Show Schedule:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 29, 2018 – 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

WHERE: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville

4. Fairview Community Theater Presents “Southern Fried Funeral”

WHAT: Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces — that is if they don’t kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she’s also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family — Southern-style.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, July 26- Sunday, July 29

WHERE: 7200 Cumberland Drive, Fairview

5. Still House Sessions

WHAT: Backstage Nashville & Leiper’s Fork Distillery is proud to present Still House Sessions, an intimate night with top songwriters and their incredible music.

July 27th, Still House Sessions will feature three top Nashville songwriters, each with multiple No. 1 hits.

Dylan Atlman has written No. 1 hits for Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Jake Owen. His songs have been recorded by Chase Bryant, Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols, Eli Young Band, Will Hoge, Eric Paslay and many more.

Tim James, a Rutherford County, Tennessee native, may have been considered as a “late-comer” to songwriting, but his talent tells another story. A Grammy nominee, ACM Song of the Year nominee and a No. 1 hit songwriter, he’s doing what he loves and believing the best is yet to come. Tim has enjoyed success with King George’s 60th #1, Give It All We Got Tonight, as well as his cuts recorded by Montgomery Gentry, Toby Keith, Alabama, Chris Young, and Lee Ann Womack to name a few.

Trent Willmon is a full-time songwriter, performer, producer and publisher. Trent enjoyed a No. 1 hit with “Back When I Knew It All” by Montgomery Gentry, as well as Top 10 and Top 5 hits. Some of the many artist that have cut his songs are Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton, Julie Roberts and that only names a few.

Still House Sessions isn’t just another songwriter’s night, it’s an experience. Held in the artisan craft bourbon distillery nestled in the rolling hills of historic Leiper’s Fork, Leiper’s Fork Distillery along with Backstage Nashville brings to you Still House Sessions — an up close and an experiential musical affair with top writing Nashville songwriters.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 6:30pm-9:30pm

WHERE: Leiper’s Fork Distillery, 3381 Southall Rd, Franklin