Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival, Mocktails and Midwives at Saint Thomas Midtown: 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Oct. 4-6


It is shaping up to be a sunny weekend in Nashville before a chance of rain and cooler temperatures move in on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Get out of the house and enjoy these five events in Southwest Nashville.

See a movie at the 50th annual Nashville Film Festival
Oct. 3-12

The Nashville Film Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary with ten days of film premieres, informational sessions and red-carpet events. The festival, which is the only Academy Award-qualifying event in Tennessee, features more than 250 films with a greater focus on music-based films, films directed by women and independent feature films, according to event organizers. Showtimes vary. $15-$495. Regal Hollywood Stadium 27, 719 Thompson Lane, Nashville. 615-742-2500.

Support literacy programs at annual relay
Oct. 5

In addition to a team relay walk and 300-meter dash, Lace Up for Literacy features children’s activities, vendors and live entertainment. The third annual event benefits Learning Matters Inc., a Green Hills-based nonprofit offering remediation and academic mentoring to K-12 students. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 (adult), $10 (youth). Vanderbilt University Field House, 2700 Children’s Way, Nashville. 615-739-0547.

Tour homes in the Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood
Oct. 5

The Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors group is hosting its annual home tour with 11 featured homes. The types of residences on display range from restored historic homes to new builds, according to the group. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. Tickets are available online and on the day of the event at the corner of Belmont Boulevard and Dallas Avenue. www.belmont-hillsboro.com

Go to the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Oct. 5

This annual festival encourages cross-cultural awareness through food,
dancing, music, children’s activities and educational exhibits. The event draws more than 50,000 people annually, according to Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 615-955-0881. www.celebratenashville.org

Learn about birthing options at Saint Thomas Midtown event
Oct. 6

At Mocktails and Midwives, an event hosted by Saint Thomas, attendees will learn about unmedicated delivery options from a panel of midwives, specialized nurses and OBGYNs, according to a news release. The event coincides with National Midwifery Week, which runs through Oct. 5. 2-4 p.m. Free. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Gladys Stringfield Owen Education Center, 2000 Church St., Nashville. www.sthealth.com

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