Nashville Japanese Film Festival, Nashville Predators Game 5: 4 events to check out in the Greater Nashville area this weekend, April 19-21

The Nashville Predators will play this weekend at Bridgestone Arena.

The Nashville Predators will play this weekend at Bridgestone Arena.

Easter weekend is nearly here, and there is a lot to do in the Nashville area.


Celebrate cinema at the Nashville Japanese Film Festival
April 19-21
The sixth annual festival features several live action, documentary and anime films from Japanese filmmakers. Films will include English subtitles.

Held by nonprofit organization Nashville Japanese Film Festival and sponsored by the Nashville Film Festival, the Consul General of Japan at Nashville and the Japan Foundation, the films are free to attend.

Times vary by film. Free. Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. www.nashvillejapanesefilmfestival.org





Predators return to Nashville for Game 5
April 20
With the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Nashville Predators and the Dallas Stars tied at 2-2, the Predators are returning to Nashville for Game 5. The doors to Bridgestone Arena will open two hours before the game starts.

2 p.m. Tickets start at $100. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. www.bridgestonearena.com





Represent your house at a 'Game of Thrones' bar crawl
April 20
Attendees can pick from the Stark, Lannister, Targaryen or Greyjoy houses for this bar crawl commemorating the last season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."

Ticket price includes a cup and matching wristband. The event will include giveaways and raffles as well as drink discounts at select locations. The crawl begins at AJ's Good Time Bar, located at 421 Broadway, Nashville, and travels along Broadway.

5 p.m.-2 a.m. $20-$25 per person. Broadway, Nashville. For more event information, click here.





Participate in a Presidential Easter Egg Hunt
April 20
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage hosts its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of Tulip Grove. More than 5,000 eggs will be hidden, and hunts will be divided into three age groups: ages 8-10, ages 4-7 and age 3 and younger. A sensory-friendly egg hunt will also be included.

Families can also have their photo taken with the Easter bunny, decorate cookies, play games and create cards for military troops.

This year's event features a new activity this year: the Presidential Easter Egg Roll, a traditional egg roll on the front lawn.

Tickets are available online and cash only at the gate.

9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $12 (participating children), $6 (adults and nonparticipating children). The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville. 615-889-2941.  www.mythehermitage.com


By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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