Rare cars, handmade goods and fall festivals: 4 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Oct. 18-20

The Nashville International Auto Show returns to the Music City Center from Oct. 18-20.

The Nashville International Auto Show returns to the Music City Center from Oct. 18-20.

Now that fall weather has taken over Middle Tennessee, check out outdoor festivals, a production of "Babe" and other events this weekend in Southwest Nashville.


Test-drive luxury vehicles
Oct. 18-20
The Nashville International Auto Show returns to the Music City Center with more than 350 new model vehicles, including Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota as well as luxury brands Maserati, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. More than 35 vehicles will be available for test-drives, according to event organizers. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5-$9. Music City Center, 201 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. www.autoshownashville.com





See a production of "Babe"
Oct. 18-20
Purpose Players, a local theater group that donates 100% of their ticket sales to charity, will perform their final two showings of "Babe: The Sheep Pig" this weekend at Centennial Black Box Theatre. The production, based on the book by Dick King-Smith and the 1995 film, "Babe," tells the story of one pig's journey to win the top prize in a sheep-herding contest. Ticket sales benefit Patrick’s Everyday Warriors, a nonprofit dedicated to siblings of kids affected by childhood cancer. Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $10-$12. Centennial Black Box Theatre, 211 27th Ave N., Nashville. www.purposeplayers.com





Go to a fall festival at the Adventure Science Center
Oct. 19
Stop by the Adventure Science Center for a family-friendly science-themed festival. The event features hands-on activities, a costume contest and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville. 615-862-5160. www.adventuresci.org





Check out handmade goods and listen to live music
Oct. 19-20
The Centennial Craft Fest features handmade goods, live music, food trucks, craft beer and children's activities. More than 100 vendors will be in attendance, according to the Centennial Park Conservancy. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville. 615-862-6810. www.centennialcraftfest.com


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