Local Living: 5 Things to Do This Week

1. An Evening with Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

WHAT: Carol Burnett, award-winning actress and best-selling author is widely recognized by the public and her peers for her work on stage and screen, most notably “The Carol Burnett Show.” Named in 2007 by TIME magazine as one of “100 Best Television Shows of All Time,” “The Carol Burnett Show” ran for 11 years, averaged 30 million viewers per week and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history. But it is Burnett’s artistic brilliance, her respect, and appreciation of her fans and her graciousness, integrity, warmth, and humor on and off screen that have made her one of the most beloved performers in entertainment and one of the most admired women in America.

During “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection,” Burnett will take questions from the audience and show video clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of “The Carol Burnett Show” where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage her with questions and receive spontaneous answers.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 7:30pm

WHERE: Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave North, Nashville

2. Backyard Astronomy Petting Zoo

Backyard Astronomy Petting Zoo, Williamson County Library

WHAT: Have you ever looked up at the stars from your backyard and wanted to know more about what you are looking at? Join the Williamson County Library and their NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to get a chance to look through some tools for backyard astronomy and learn about some great apps that can help you find your way in the night sky.

All Library programs are free and open to the public. Call the Library at 615-595-1243 or email reference.library@williamsoncounty-tn.gov if you have questions.

This program is provided as part of the library’s adult summer reading program, A Universe of Stories. The Williamson County Public Library System’s summer reading program encourages reading by people of all ages during June and July and to set a good reading example to our youth who need to maintain their learning progress when area schools are out. Adults submit book reviews to be entered in drawings for prizes in the adult summer reading program.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 6pm – 7:45pm

WHERE: Williamson County Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin

3. Woodford Reserve Whiskey Dinner

Woodford Reserve Whiskey Dinner, Del Frisco's Brentwood

WHAT: Del Frisco’s is hosting an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by their Executive Chef with whiskey pairings from Woodford Reserve.

Call (615) 928-6159 for more information and reservations.
$80 Per Guest plus gratuity

The courses include items such as pulled bbq crostini, habanero & apple-smoked ribs, fire-roasted corn, cinnamon apple pie and much more.

Get the entire menu here.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Del Frisco’s Grille, 207 Franklin Rd, Brentwood

4. Boombozz Trivia Night – Win 6 Passes to Pilgrimage Festival

Win 6 Passes at Boombozz Trivia Night in Spring Hill

WHAT: Pilgrimage Music Festival is giving out six 2-Day Passes to the winning teams at trivia at Boombozz in Spring Hill on May 22nd at 7pm!

Trivia is free to play and family friendly. Come out and win yourself passes to Pilgrimage!

Learn more here.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 7pm – 8:30pm

WHERE: Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse, 2044 Crossings Circle, Spring Hill

5. School’s Out Ice Cream Social

school's out ice cream social at the purple butterfly

WHAT: After the final half-day of classes, pick up the children and swing by The Purple Butterfly to enjoy ice cream and King of Pops treats to celebrate the start of summer vacation. This event is free.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 2pm – 4pm

WHERE: The Purple Butterfly, 142 2nd Ave North, Franklin