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VOL. 43 | NO. 14 | Friday, April 5, 2019

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Nashville Comedy Festival. The festival, which runs through Sunday, features some of the funniest comedians in the world at different locations around the city. The 2019 line-up includes popular comedians like Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ali Wong, Jim Jefferies, Rhett & Link, Tom Segura, John Crist, Nate Bargatze, Doug Loves Movies, Cody Ko, Noel Miller, Janeane Garofalo, Rita Rudner and 85 South. Information

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Street Eats

A gathering of up to 20 local food trucks along Deaderick Street between Fourth Avenue North and Fifth Avenue North. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

Business Studio: The Art of Decision Making

A collaborative workshop unpacking how we make business decisions and how to apply innovative strategies to ensure actions and approaches best support initiatives and goals. Led by Paula Roberts, Belmont University Fellow. The Cordelle, 45 Lindsley Avenue. 3-5 p.m. Information

THROUGH APRIL 13

Japan Week

Features a series of open-to-the-public events highlighting traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, culminates in a grand finale April 13 with the 11 annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, a family-friendly, admission-free festival at Nashville’s Public Square. Among this year’s offerings, area residents have the opportunity to explore activities for all ages, both indoors and out. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Cherry Blossom Festival

Nashville’s annual festival is a family-friendly, admission-free celebration of spring and Japanese culture. The festival officially begins with the Cherry Blossom Walk, hosted by Sister Cities of Nashville and led by Mayor David Briley and Consul-General Hiroyuki Kobayashi, at 9:30 a.m. Nashville Public Square until 5 p.m. Information

Pinwheel Festival

This celebration of childhood will be held at Sevier Park. Family fun includes crafts, games, food and face painting. Fee: Free and open to public. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Information

Spring Gardening Classes at Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo and the Davidson County Master Gardeners are hosting gardening classes at the Grassmere Historic Farm gardens located behind the house. Classes are free with zoo admission. 11 a.m.

April 6, And Sow it Begins: Seed Starting and Composting

April 13, Can You Identify That Plant?

April 27, Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

May 4, Planting Seeds in the Children’s Garden

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SUNDAY, APRIL 14

16th annual Downtown Home Tour

The Nashville Downtown Partnership’s 16th Annual Downtown Home Tour is where historic and modern mingle to deliver a neighborhood like no other. The tour showcases living spaces in historic and rehabbed buildings along with homes in new projects. Get home decor ideas, see amazing views, shop for condos, check out apartments and get an idea of what it’s like to live downtown during the self-guided tour featuring nine buildings. Noon-5 p.m. $10. Information

Fairview Recreation Complex Easter Egg Hunt

This annual Egg Hunt is free and open to the community. 2 p.m. 2714 Fairview Blvd. Children ages 10 and younger are invited to attend with their parents. Hundreds of eggs will be scattered and some eggs will contain special prizes. Bring a basket or sack for gathering eggs. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos, so bring your cameras. Information: 615 799-3991, ext. 2315.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

REIN’s Williamson County Lunch

Rehabbers, new construction builders, commercial, mini-storage, wholesalers, private lenders, transaction funders, hard-money lenders, bankers, title attorneys, Realtors and vendors discuss deals, the state of the market, and how they can help each other prosper. Elliston Place Soda Shop, 330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. 5. Franklin. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Information

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Chamber North Meet-Up

Join North Nashville business and community leaders after work to mingle and talk about news relevant to the North Nashville region. Registration for this monthly event is requested. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks available from Market House vendors. Nashville Farmers’ Market, The Picnic Tap, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. 4:30-6 p.m. Information

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Earth Day

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival will feature exhibits and hand-on activities aimed to educate everyone on protecting the environment and living green. With over one hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day is a fun festival for all ages. Fee: Free. Centennial Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Information

EGGSTRAVAGANZOO

The Nashville Zoo is hosting their annual egg hunts and Easter activities. There are scheduled egg hunts, games, bounce houses, face painting and more. The Easter Bunny and Zoo mascot, Twiga, will be there. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. This event is included with your Zoo admission or membership. Information

APRIL 25-27

NFL Draft

Family and fans of all ages are invited to the free three-day football festival held at Nissan Stadium. There will be interactive exhibits, immersive games, virtual reality experiences, a player autograph session, and more. Lower Broadway and the areas around Nissan Stadium will host free, public activities throughout the weekend. This is the NFL’s largest festival footprint ever created for the draft. Information

APRIL 25-28

St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and ½ Marathon

Local bands perform live throughout the course, making it one of the most popular runs in Music City. There is also a two-day Health & Fitness Expo leading up to the main race, as well as a post-race concert featuring some of the top acts in country music. Information

APRIL 27-28

Main Street Festival – Historic Downtown Franklin

Attendees can expect a weekend full of music, arts, crafts, rides, food and children’s activities. Admission is free and open to all ages. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information

MONDAY, APRIL 29

30th Annual Golf Classic

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce will host annual golf classic at Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, 550 Johnny Cash Parkway. Tee time: 11 a.m. Space for 144 golfers. Information: Kendell Sinks, 615-824-2818.

Wednesday, May 1

Salon@615

Special Edition presents An Evening with Melinda Gates, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Fee: $37.50, includes a signed copy of the book, The Moment of Lift. Information

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