1. Studio Tenn’s Beauty and the Beast
WHAT: Studio Tenn is presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast inside The Factory at Franklin at Jamison Theatre. This Saturday, December 22, is your last chance for a backstage look at the production. Following the Saturday evening show, there will be a Q&A with the cast and crew to learn what it takes to present a show.
For more information and tickets, go to Studiotenn.com.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22
WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin
2. Pickin Crows at Puckett’s Columbia
WHAT: The Pickin Crows, a Folk/Country/ Americana band with deep Tennessee roots, will play at Puckett’s in Columbia. The band members hail from Waynesboro, Tennessee led by guitarist Steve Jackson with Tony Love on the mandolin followed by Riley Jackson on the bass guitar.
Steve Jackson, the lead guitarist of the group, has been playing and performing since the age of 12, being heavily influenced by his father Lester Jackson, an accomplished musician in his own right who collaborated with country music great Melba Montgomery.
There’s no cover for the event, reservations are recommended.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 7:30 p
WHERE: Puckett’s Columbia, 15 Public Square, Columbia
3. Gingerbread House Decorating at Sugar Drop
WHAT: Looking for a fun, sweet holiday event for your family? Stop by Sugar Drop and create a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house!
Guests will receive a tray full of edible decorations including classic candy, edible lay-ons and a bag of fondant plus a bag full of buttercream in addition to receiving a pre-assembled gingerbread house. Guests can stay and play and let their imaginations run wild. Boxes will be provided for guests to take home their masterpiece.
Cost is $30. Register for a time slot here.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 10 a – 3 p
WHERE: Sugar Drop, 7020 Church Street, Brentwood
4. Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker
WHAT: Presented by Nashville Ballet, and sponsored in part by PNC Bank, Nashville Ballet’s Nutcracker will have its last weekend of performances at TPAC’s Jackson Hall. This year’s youth cast marks the organization’s largest to date with 298 dancers from School of Nashville Ballet and the community at large performing alongside Nashville Ballet and members of the Nashville Symphony in this beloved favorite.
Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased in person at the TPAC box office in downtown Nashville, by phone at (615) 782-4040 or at www.nashvilleballet.com. A complete performance schedule and more information can be found at www.nashvilleballet.com/nashvilles-nutcracker.
WHEN: Friday- Saturday, Dec. 21-22
WHERE: 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville
5. Joyous Christmas Cheer at The Purple Butterfly
WHAT: The Purple Butterfly in downtown Franklin is hosting “Joyous Christmas Cheer” with the big guy in a red suit. Children may come to the store and write letters to Santa asking for one item in the store. At the event, one lucky letter will be drawn and Santa will give you the gift you requested. Also, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for free photos, treats and more.
WHEN: Saturday, December 22, 11:30 a – 1:30 p
WHERE: The Purple Butterfly, 142 2nd Avenue North, Franklin