From early voting for the Aug. 1 election to a Bastille Day event in Green Hills, here are four activities in Southwest Nashville to consider adding to your calendar this weekend.
Meet ‘Game of Thrones’ actors at Con of Thrones
Fans of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and the book on which it is based, George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” will gather for the third annual Con of Thrones at Music City Center. The three-day convention will feature appearances by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Joe Dempsie (Gendry Baratheon), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) and Hannah Murray (Gilly). Times vary by day. $62-$375. 201 5th Ave. S., Nashville. www.conofthrones.net
Vote early ahead of Aug. 1 general election
July 12 and 13
Early voting for the Aug. 1 general election begins Friday, July 12, and ends Saturday, July 27. During the first week of early voting, voters can only cast their ballots at the Howard Office Building. Beginning Friday, July 19, all early voting locations will open. Find a full list of polling locations and other information at www.nashville.gov/vote. Polls are open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Sat.). Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Ave. S., Nashville. 615-862-8800.
Go to a Bastille Day event at Little Gourmand in Green Hills
Commemorate France’s national day at the fifth annual Bastille Day celebration at Little Gourmand, a French market in Green Hills. The event features food, a costume contest, live music and more. There will also be a specialty pastry available. 5-9 p.m. Free (admission). Little Gourmand, 2209 Bandywood Drive, Nashville. 615-522-7134. www.littlegourmand.us
Enjoy farm activities at annual Tennessee Agricultural Museum event
July 13 and 20
Head to the Tennessee Agricultural Museum for Farm Fun Days, a two-weekend event with demonstrations from Tennessee artisans and farmers. On Saturday, July 13, attendees can check out a working gristmill, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s wildlife trailer to see wild birds and watch a demonstration by the Metro Nashville Police Horse Mounted Patrol at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 404 Hogan Road, Nashville. The following Saturday will feature free wagon rides, beekeepers, goat milking and other activities. 615-837-5197. www.tnagmuseum.org