See a production of 'CATS,' attend a holiday shopping crawl: 5 things to do this weekend in Southwest Nashville, Nov. 14-17

Franklin Road Academy Cats
A production of "CATS" presented by students at Franklin Road Academy runs Nov. 14-16. (Photo courtesy Franklin Road Academy)

A production of "CATS" presented by students at Franklin Road Academy runs Nov. 14-16. (Photo courtesy Franklin Road Academy)

For those who are looking for something to do this weekend, check out these five events happening in Southwest Nashville.

Attend a shopping crawl in Green Hills

Nov. 14-16

More than 15 locally owned stores in Green Hills are joining together for the Green Hills Christmas Crawl, a three-day shopping event. Shoppers who visit at least 15 shops will be entered to win a prize, according to event organizers. Residents who are interested in the event can find a map of participating stores created by the organizers. Store hours vary. Free (admission).

See a production of CATS at Franklin Road Academy

Nov. 14-16

Students at Franklin Road Academy will take the stage this weekend for a production of CATS, a musical based on “Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. The musical, directed by FRA drama teacher and theater manager Ross Bolen, features roles made famous by the Broadway production. FRA students also contributed to the show’s make-up, stage design, and wardrobe, according to the school. 7 p.m. (Thu.), 7 p.m. (Fri.), 2 p.m., 7 p.m. (Sat.). $5-$10. Franklin Road Academy, FRA Theatre, 4700 Franklin Pike, Nashville. 615-832-8845.

Sing along to Hamilton tunes at Centennial Black Box Theatre

Nov. 15-16

Centennial Black Box Theatre invites fans of Tony award-winning play Hamilton to sing along as the cast performs songs from the production. Due to special licensing, event organizers said recording of any kind is prohibited. $5 (adults), $2 (ages 12-17), free (children under 12). 211 27th Ave N., Nashville. (615) 880-2281.

Shop for holiday gifts

Nov. 15-17

With more than 200 merchants at Christmas Village, an annual holiday shopping event, shoppers can find clothing, jewelry, pottery, toys and collectibles. Proceeds benefit programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (sun.) $10. The Fairgrounds Nashville, 401 Wingrove St., Nashville. 615-256-2726.

Go to a poetry reading at Third Man Records

Nov. 17

Third Man Records, in partnership with the Vanderbilt University literary magazine Nashville Review, is hosting a night of poetry reading to celebrate the Nashville Review's 30th issue. The event also features the debut of a collection of poems by Nashville Youth Poet Laureate Haviland Whiting. 5 p.m. Free. Third Man Records, 623 7th Ave. S., Nashville. 615-891-4393.


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