Davidson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend


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

1Laser Show at Adventure Science Center

laser show


Saturday, May 25
5:30pm – 8:15pm
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville

Enjoy a night of laser shows in the Sudekum Planetarium this May! Journey into the world of some of your favorite musical artists with laser shows featuring music from Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters.

Showtimes run on Saturday, May 25 at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 pm.

Click the links below to purchase tickets:
Taylaser: Laser Taylor Swift (5:30 pm) – bit.ly/taylaser-may
Laser Foo Fighters (6:30 pm) – bit.ly/foofighters-laser
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (7:30 pm) – bit.ly/dark-side-laser


2Brick Universe Lego Fan Expo

brick universe


Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 10 am – 4 pm
Farm Bureau Exp Center
945 E Baddour Parkway, Lebanon

Lego fans can experience exhibits, art, meet professionals lego builders and more. General admission are available online. Kids under five get in free.

Find tickets here. 

3Ryman Auditorium to Host Community Day with Free Tours

photo by Jim Wood



Sunday, May 26
Ryman Auditorium
116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville

Ryman Auditorium will host its annual Ryman Community Day on May 26. Sponsored by Mid-South Ford Dealers, Farm Bureau Health Plans, Vanderbilt Health, Hiller Plumbing Heating, Cooling and Electrical, and Kroger, this special day invites Tennessee residents to enjoy the Ryman’s daytime tour experience free of charge from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a valid Tennessee state ID. Tickets may also be reserved in advance at ryman.com.

Guests will have the opportunity to experience the Ryman’s newest exhibition, “From Memphis to the Ryman,” which highlights the story of Elvis Presley’s one and only Grand Ole Opry performance through a series of recollections, photographs and artifact displays. The exhibit’s centerpiece is the dynamic storytelling surrounding Presley’s infamous appearance, narrated by Matthew Ramsey, songwriter and lead singer of ACM and CMA award-winning band Old Dominion.

As part of Ryman Community Day festivities, PNC Plaza at Ryman Auditorium will come alive with family-friendly offerings, including on-site printmaking from the iconic Hatch Show Print, free live music, food trucks, games and activities for children like face painting, balloon animals and caricatures. Once visitors enter the Ryman, they will have access to the full Ryman daytime tour experience, including other star-studded exhibits like Rock Hall at the Ryman, the Soul of Nashville immersive theater and a souvenir photo on the Ryman’s historic stage. Guests will also have access to a new video experience, “Show Day at the Ryman,” which provides a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting on a show at the iconic venue.

4TROLLS: Save the Humans

trolls at cheekwood


All weekend
1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville

TROLLS: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo, features six young trolls who have noticed that the “small people” – which is what the trolls call humans – are disconnected from nature and have started harming the planet!

The goal of the tribe is to help the humans rediscover nature and inspire them to be good stewards of earth. A unique outdoor installation, the TROLLS exhibition blends art, nature and messages of sustainability.

Six giant trolls are intertwined with Cheekwood’s unique gardens, trees and historic landscape for a one-of-a-kind storytelling experience.

Reserve your tickets: https://cheekwood.org/calendar…/trolls-save-the-humans/
Members enjoy free admission.

5Tennessee Renaissance Festival

photos by Lee Rennick/2022 Renaissance Festival


Weekends + Memorial Day, May 4 – 27, 2024
Castle Park
2135 New Castle Rd., in Arrington

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) proudly presents the 38th Annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival May 4-27, 2024.

Travel back to 16th Century England where the Village of Covington Glen comes alive with the bustle of a Renaissance Marketplace. Artisans from all over the country display their wares from silks and swords; to jewels and unique forms of art. A variety of flavors, aromas and tastes greet festivalgoers as the voices of renaissance musicians and merrymakers echo through the trees. Enjoy the revelry and pageantry of the joust, along with tea and a special visit with Her Majesty, the Queen. This year’s event features a variety of additions including new entertainers, merchants, a role-playing game experience, and a new special event, The Queen’s Promenade – an exquisite dance course designed for the distinguished few who wish to master the art of Regency Dance. In an era where a single dance could ignite a courtship, this course promises to imbue participants with the elegance and skill once reserved for the noblest of society.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in May (4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26) and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. Daily General Admission Tickets start at $25 per adult; $5 for children ages 3-12; and children ages 2 and younger are admitted for free. Season Passes, good for admission on allnine days of the event, are available for $100 through May 3; and parking is free. The festival is held at Castle

Park, 2135 New Castle Rd., in Arrington. For detailed information on this year’s festival, admission options,and to purchase tickets, visit www.tnrenfest.com.

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