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

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.

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.

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.

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.