Check out what’s happening in Nashville this weekend May 10-12!
Friday, May 10
National Public Garden Day
Presented in Partnership by the American Public Gardens Association and Rain Bird, the event is a national day of celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education, and environmental preservation. Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art is proud to be Nashville’s public garden and is participating in this great event!
Visitors can download a free coupon for admission to Cheekwood by visiting www.bhg.com/npgd. The schedule of events for the day is:
10:00am – 2:00pm: Live Music in the Garden
10:00am – 2:00pm: Guided Garden Tours on the hour
1:00pm: On the Horizon at Cheekwood: Join Jane O. MacLeod, Cheekwood’s President & CEO, for an informal conversation about the events, exhibitions and plan in Cheekwood’s exciting future.
Saturday, May 11
The 72nd Annual Iroquois Steeplechase
Held on the second Saturday of May at Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is one of the oldest, most prestigious, and most challenging steeplechase races in the country. This year the Iroquois will celebrate 72 years as one of Middle Tennessee’s top sporting and social events, attracting the best horses and riders in America as well as the crème de la crème of Southern Society. Since 1981, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been the official charity of the Iroquois Steeplechase and has received more than $9 million from the event proceeds. Tickets are still available on their website.
Second Saturday @ Five Points
Also known as the East Nashville Art Crawl, on the second Saturday of every month several East Nashville galleries and businesses create a fun evening that celebrates the arts, small business, and the joy of a Saturday night out.
In conjunction with the Second Saturday @ Five Points, East Side Story has partnered with Metro Arts and Southern Word to present East Side Storytellin’. Located in the Idea Hatchery, this free, family-friendly, public event will feature short story readings, live poetry by the winners of Metro Arts’ 2013 Poetry in Motion contest, special appearances from Southern Word, food trucks and music by DJ VU.
Sunday, May 12
Celebrate Mom on Sunday! There are several brunch specials around town and then you can all head to…
Jazz on the Move
The Nashville Jazz Workshop and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will begin the seventh season of the popular jazz performance and education series, Jazz on the Move, Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 pm. The presentation on John Coltrane’s legendary album “Blue Train” will be presented by saxophonist and educator Don Aliquo. Those attending Jazz on the Move will be able to visit the Frist’s exhibits free of charge, and will also receive discounted parking.