3 exhibits open this weekend at Cheekwood, 8th annual Adoption Rally at Lipscomb and more

Lipscomb Adoption Rally

Lipscomb Adoption Rally

<p><em>A Friday morning class at Neighborhood Barre (Rover/Dylan Aycock)</em></p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of A24 Films</em></p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of Cheekwood</em></p>

Is this cold weather keeping you indoors? With a high of 24 degrees on Wednesday, the last thing you may be thinking about is getting out of the house this weekend. However, those hoping for warmer weather are in luck. As temps reach the low-to-mid 60s this weekend, consider one or more of the events below.

A free screening of Oscar-winning film Moonlight at the Belcourt, three new exhibits at Cheekwood, a free barre class in Green Hills and more are on this weekend's agenda.

Know of an event we should include next week? Let us know at news@rovertoday.com. Here's our list for the weekend of Feb. 1-3. Enjoy.

8th Annual Adoption Rally at Lipscomb

When: Saturday, 4-8 p.m.

Where: 1 University Park Dr.

The 8th Annual Adoption Rally is set for the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader against North Alabama on Feb. 2. The first game is underway at 1:30 p.m. as the women’s basketball team hosts the Lions before the men’s team takes on UNA at 4 p.m.

Since its inception in 2012, the Bisons have given away more than $100,000 to families who are in the process of adoption. All tickets purchased at the game will support families currently pursuing adoption. Tickets can also be purchased online for $10 each at lipscombtickets.com.

Derived from the Decorative opening weekend at Cheekwood

When: Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: 1200 Forrest Park Drive

Cheekwood presents Derived from the Decorative, an exhibition featuring work by Faig Ahmed (Baku, Azerbaijan), Beth Lipman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Bouke de Vries (Utrecht, the Netherlands). The exhibition consists of artists and designers who take cues from decorative arts traditions yet invert the precepts by blurring the space between functional forms and art forms. The exhibit will be on view through June 9.

Other exhibits include Orchids in the Mansion (Feb. 1-March 3) and The Middle Tennessee Scholastic Art Exhibition (Feb. 1-March 3).

Get ready for Valentine's Day at Plaid Rabbit in Green Hills

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Where: 2164 Bandywood Dr.

Stop by Plaid Rabbit’s Valentine Party for fairy hair appointments, Summer's Sweet Shoppe cookies, a photo booth station, card making for Tennessee Alliance and more. Interested in fairy hair? Here's where you sign up.

Free barre class at Neighborhood Barre

When: Saturday, 11:45 a.m.

Where: 2210 Crestmoor Road

This first part of the session will cover the the basics by focusing on how to maximize your results. Following the 15-minute introduction, there will be a 45-minute barre class. All ages are welcome. Reserve your spot here.

Nashville Concerto Orchestra at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Green Hills

When: Saturday, 3-4:30 p.m.

Where: 3201 Hillsboro Pike

Cellists Kaitlyn Raitz and Joshua Dent will present a piece by Giovanni Sollima, followed by Bill Wiggins performance of an 18th century century concerto for six timpani and orchestra composed by Georg (Jiri) Druschetzky. Wiggins played timpani in the Nashville Symphony for nearly 50 years. The concert is free.

Free Moonlight screening at the Belcourt Theatre

When: Saturday, 9 a.m.

Where: 2102 Belcourt Ave.

Go to the Belcourt Saturday morning for a free screening of Moonlight (directed by Barry Jenkins), shown in collaboration with the Vanderbilt University course, Insider/Outsider: The Genealogy of Black LGBTQ Peoples. No reservations or tickets are required, but seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

And don't forget: Jenkins' latest work, If Beale Street Could Talk, is still playing at the Belcourt.

Unleashed: Dinner with your Dog benefitting Nashville Humane Association

When: Saturday, 6:30-9 p.m.

Where: Lowe's Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave.

Unleashed features a full course dinner, silent auction and the signature Available2Adopt dogs walking down the catwalk. The runway features dogs of all shapes and sizes currently available for adoption from NHA guided by Nashville celebrities, friends and supporters. Guests are encouraged to bring their dog, as well.

Funds raised by this annual event go directly to support the care of more than 4,000 dogs and cats that come through NHA’s doors each year. Find tickets here.

2019 Antiques and Garden Show

When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. S

Faith Hill will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville. Now in its 29th year, the show features antiques from more than 150 dealers, as well as the opportunity to engage with some of the nation’s leading talents in the design, antique and horticultural spheres. More info here.



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