Iroquois Steeplechase, Musicians Corner: 4 events to check out in Southwest Nashville this weekend, May 10-12

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Despite a chance of rain this weekend, there are several outdoor events worth checking out in Southwest Nashville. From the 78th annual Iroquois Steeplechase to a free concert series at Centennial Park, here are four reasons to get out of the house this weekend.

1. Ride a zip line at night at the Adventure Park at Nashville
May 10

The Adventure Park at Nashville will host “Glow in the Park,” a night of climbing with a backdrop of glowing lights. The park, which reopened in March for its spring and summer seasons, features a combination of tree-to-tree bridges, platforms and zip lines.  Available time slots begin at 5 p.m. $39 per person. 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville. www.mynashvilleadventurepark.org

2. Get outside for Musicians Corner
May 10-11

Free summer concert series Musicians Corners kicks off this weekend at Centennial Park. On Friday night, check out a few local acoustic acts and return the next day for family-friendly events and performances by Langhorne Slim and the Law, Becca Mancari and others. In addition to music, swing by the food trucks and “Kidsville” play area. 5-9 p.m. (Fri.) and noon-6 p.m. (Sat.). Free (admission). Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. www.musicianscornernashville.com

3. Dress up for the 78th annual Iroquois Steeplechase
May 11

Iroquois Steeplechase attracts more than 25,000 attendees each year for a day of horse racing and socializing. On-site accommodations include areas for families, furnished tents and tailgates. New this year is Steeplechase Central, an infield festival area with local food truck vendors, live music, games and a photo booth. Event proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets start at $75. Percy Warner Park, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville. 800-619-4802. www.iroquoissteeplechase.org

4. See a production at The Belcourt Theatre
May 11

Local theatre company Olde World Theatre returns to The Belcourt Theatre this weekend for two family-friendly performances. Peter and the Wolf will be performed as a classical pantomime with special effects, movement and mime magic, while The Golden Goose will incorporate musical elements. 10 a.m. $8-$10. The Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 615-300-0374. www.oldeworldetheatre.com

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