Watch a play, pick a summer camp, celebrate Mardi Gras: 5 things to do in Williamson County this weekend, Feb. 21-23

Studio Tenn will put on a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin this weekend. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Studio Tenn will put on a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin this weekend. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Studio Tenn will put on a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin this weekend. (Alex Hosey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Feb. 21-23



Watch a live production of 'Steel Magnolias'



Studio Tenn will host its final showings of “Steel Magnolias,” Robert Harling’s comedy-drama about the bonds a group of Louisiana women shares as they deal with loss, at the Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. Showing times vary. $30-$85. 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 615-541-8200. www.studiotenn.com



Feb. 21



See a country music parody show



The Franklin Theatre will host The Doyle and Debbie Show, a live parody that both idolizes and makes fun of the tradition of iconic duos in country music. 8 p.m. $29.50-$47.50. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 615-538-2076. www.franklintheatre.com



Feb. 22



Explore wedding ideas with experts



The Harpeth Hotel will host the Distinctively Southern Wedding Experience 2020 event, where local and regional brides to be are invited to learn from Southern wedding experts. 1-4 p.m. Free (admission with registration). 130 Second Ave. N., Franklin./ 615-236-9961. www.facebook.com/DistinctivelySouthernWedding



Feb. 22



Go to a fair to pick out the best summer camp for your children



The Nashville Parent Magazine will host its 24th annual Summer Camp Adventure Fair at the CoolSprings Galleria, where parents and children can learn more about all of the different summer camp options in the area. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 1800 Galleria Blvd., Franklin. 615-256-2158. www.nashvilleparent.com



Feb. 22



Worth the trip: Celebrate Mardi Gras in downtown Nashville



A Mardi Gras bar crawl will take place in downtown Nashville complete with beads, drink specials at participating bars, masks and more. The crawl will begin at the Dawghouse Saloon on Demonbreun Street and include specials from the Kung Fu Saloon, Live Oak, Winners Bar & Grill and more. 3-10 p.m. $16-$18. 1522 Demonbreun St., Nashville. www.mardibarcrawl.com/nashville



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