Holiday lights, live music: 5 things to do in Southwest Nashville this weekend, Nov. 23-24

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Holiday Lights begins Nov. 23 at Cheekwood. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Gardens)

Holiday Lights begins Nov. 23 at Cheekwood. (Courtesy Cheekwood Estate and Gardens)

Take the family to see holiday lights

Nov. 23-Jan. 5

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens will showcase one million lights along a one-mile walking path at this annual holiday event. In addition to the lights on display, the ongoing event features carolers, gingerbread workshops, live reindeer, a s’mores pit and other activities. 5-10 p.m. $10-$22. Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville. 615-356-8000. www.cheekwood.org

Head to Bridgestone to hear a tribute to The Band

Nov. 23


See an evening of live music from Robbie Robertson as well as Darius Rucker, Michael McDonald, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and more in honor of "The Last Waltz," The Band’s historic farewell concert. 7 p.m. $21-$350. Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. 615-770-2040. www.bridgestonearena.com

Learn how to compost at a workshop in Wedgewood-Houston

Nov. 23

The Turnip Green Creative Reuse hosts a class on the basics of composting, including backyard composting and other options, in Davidson County. This program is open to attendees of all ages. Registration is required. 2-3 p.m. Free. 407 Houston St., Nashville. 615-720-7480. www.turnipgreencreativereuse.org

Go to a grand opening event at Fat Kat Slims

Nov. 23

Now open on Eighth Avenue South in Nashville, Fat Kat Slim’s hosts a grand opening celebration, featuring live music, a tattoo pop-up shop, food and motorcycles and classic cars on display. This event is open only to guests 21 years or older after 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 a.m. 730 Eighth Ave. S, Nashville. 615-739-6953. www.fatkatslims.com

Listen to live music inspired by art

Nov. 24

Bennett Galleries in Green Hills hosts an afternoon with the Nashville Composer Collective, featuring six compositions inspired by art on display in the gallery. 3-5 p.m. Free. Bennett Galleries, 2104 Crestmoor Road, Nashville. 615-297-3201. www.bennettgalleriesnashville.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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