Davidson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Davidson County!

1Monster Jam

Photo courtesy of Bridgestone Arena

Saturday, January 7 to Sunday, January 8, various times

501 Broadway Ave, Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena

The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Nashville for an adrenaline-charged weekend at Bridgestone Arena! Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Experience full-throttle fun as athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt. You will be on the edge of your seat watching the legendary Grave Digger, snarling El Toro Loco, mighty Megalodon, and more push the limits in Freestyle, Skills, and Racing competitions.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

2Chopin & Rachmaninoff

Photo courtesy of Nashville Symphony Center

Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 8, various times

1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN
Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Ring in the new year with treasured classics by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. Jan Lisiecki is one of the most astounding, in-demand young pianists in the world today, and his interpretation of Chopin’s brilliant and virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1 will be nothing short of spectacular. Rachmaninoff is beloved for achingly beautiful melodies that melt the heart, and you will hear plenty in his ravishing final masterpiece, Symphonic Dances.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

3Craft A New Year Art Class

Photo courtesy of Tennessee State Museum Facebook page

Saturday, January 7, 9:00am-4:00pm

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN
Tennessee State Museum

Baskets were not only used for functional purposes such as catching and storing food and other items. Baskets were used in ceremonies and served as displays of Cherokee culture and tradition. They were also vessels for artistic expression. In this class, participants will learn about the craft of Cherokee basketry and practice weaving techniques. Participants will leave with a traditionally-designed woven mat. Sarah Thompson is a third-generation basket maker, and enrolled member of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians. She has worked for both the Cherokee Historical Society and the Museum of Cherokee Indians. All materials are included for the workshop.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

4Guitar Build Workshop

Photo courtesy of Guitar Build Workshop Facebook page

Saturday, January 7, 9:00am-5:00pm

1606 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN

Guitar Build Workshop

Come join the team of Guitar Build for a workshop where they will teach you the art of guitar building. Their staff has a combined 75 years experience in instrument design and manufacturing. This is a recreational approach to a truly unique Nashville experience in the heart of Music City at their studio in Historic Germantown. Join them for the full workshop (up to 8 hours) where you build the guitar from start to finish and take home the same day, or attend their finishing workshop where you create the finish, choose the hardware and they will assemble it. The finishing workshop is 2.5 hours and once assembled they will ship directly to you. Bring nothing but comfortable “working” clothes and a pair of closed toed shoes, we provide all tools and safety gear. The full workshop starts at 9:00am (lunch included), and the finishing workshop runs from 9:30am to 12:00pm.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

5Matthew Ritchie: A Garden in the Flood

Photo courtesy of Frist Art Museum Facebook page

Saturday, January 7, 10:00am-5:30pm, recurring until March 5, 2023

919 Broadway Ave, Nashville, TN
Frist Art Museum

Renowned transmedia artist Matthew Ritchie invites viewers to experience the richness and fragility of the world in his new exhibit A Garden in the Flood, where he connects fields like philosophy, mythology, epic poetry, science fiction, history, and physics. The exhibition features paintings, architectural structures, elaborate diagrams, and a hallucinatory animation made through artificial intelligence. Plus, a new video work with a sound bed specially commissioned from renowned composer Hanna Benn in collaboration with the Grammy Award-winning Fisk Jubilee Singers is also featured in the exhibit.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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