Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Southern Women’s Show

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WHAT: The Southern Women’s Show is Nashville’s favorite event for women! Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Highlights of the show include Savannah Chrisley from Chrisley Knows Best on USA will be appearing Saturday, March 9 at 1 pm on the Main Fashion Stage.  Actor and producer Tyson Beckford appear Sunday, March 10 on the Main Fashion Stage. #TDOTHottie will be hanging out at the Selfie Station by the Main Fashion Stage on Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Chefs Yachecia Holston and Ashley Mincey, from Seasons 8 & 9 of Masterchef, will be sharing their favorite recipes on the Kroger Cooking Stage. Inspirational speaker Kendall Boysen will share her practice of Encouragementology daily on the Spotlight Stage.

Purchase tickets here. 

WHEN: Friday – Sunday, March 8-10

WHERE: Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville

2. Bethlehem Players Presents “War of the Worlds”

 

WHAT: Recreating the infamous and historical radio evening of Halloween night 1938, “War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast” is being presented by the community theatre troupe, the Bethlehem Players, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in the Grassland area of Franklin, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road, selected dates and times March 8 – 16.

Written by Joe Landry and directed locally by Johnny Peppers with assistant director Debbie Robinson, the stage production is inspired by the real-life events surrounding Orson Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’s sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds and the Bethlehem Players will be performing it as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a “studio audience.”

The large cast for the talented production includes three area radio veterans: Pat Reilly as Professor Pierson, Harry Robinson as the Studio Announcer, and Mark McNulty as Orson Welles. The other cast members include: Art Ankrum, Sharon Brugman, Steve Brugman, W. Preston Crook, Scott Dannemiller, Taylor Foster, Pam Funderburg, Elizabeth Hayes, Beth Henderson, Jim Maden, Jim Melrose, Ginny Welles, Lynn Yates, Brian Zimmerman, and production musical director Kandace Peppers.

With limited seating, $15 per person general admission tickets are available online via Bethlehemumc.com/drama or 615-669-BPAC (2722).

WHEN: Friday, March 8th 7 p ; Saturday, March 9th 7 p; Sunday, March 10th 2 p

WHERE: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2419 Bethlehem Loop, Franklin

3. Mardi Gras Masquerade at Kimbro’s

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WHAT:  it’s the third annual celebration, with all the tradition and a little unconventional touch. Bring Your Own Mask contest, king cake, cool prizes, and groovacious live music from Little Raven, Cody Brooks, The Rumba Madre, and The Blam Blams. Let the Masquerade begin!

Buy tickets here. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 7 p

WHERE: Kimbro’s Pickin Parlor, 214 South Margin Street, Franklin

4. Sur La Table

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WHAT:  Just this week, Jason Aldean and wife Brittany took a class at Sur La Table in Brentwood. This weekend, they are offering date night cooking classes where they take you on a trip to Thailand. You’ll practice stir-frying in a wok, simmering curry and creating everybody’s favorite noodle dish.

See class options here. 

WHEN: Saturday, March 8

WHERE: Sur La Table, 211 Franklin Road, Brentwood

5. The Building Block School of Arts Presents “Wizard of Oz”

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WHAT: Come join The Building Blocks School of Arts as they journey through the wonderful and enchanted land of Oz and help Dorothy find her way home! This is a 45 min show, perfect for young audiences. Theatre is important for kids; to help them empathize, encourage them to read by seeing their favorite characters come to life and believe that they can do this too.

Tickets are $7 at the door.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 7 p

WHERE: 1309 South Main Street, Columbia