5 Budget-Friendly Dates in Nashville

I came up with this little list with my dating friends in mind – but even us old married folks like a good date night!

Several of my friends are doing online dating. They tell me there is an art to finding Continue reading “5 Budget-Friendly Dates in Nashville”

Free January

Here are some free activities in January 2018

As promised, this edition of Sounds Like Fun – Nashville will exclusively mention activities that don’t require a ticket purchase or mandatory fee. (Which isn’t to say that you couldn’t spring for dinner or something while you’re out of the house…!) I’m already a few days behind, so let’s get started…here are some free activities in January 2018. Continue reading “Free January”

Get Out! (of the house)

The week ahead may feel abbreviated for some, but a few of us still want ideas on things to do in the Nashville area (even if only to suggest activities to get others out of your home for a few hours)

Thanksgiving is early this year – which means that, for many of us, the next week will include at least one day of meal planning and shopping, and perhaps another day cleaning, preparing, and stocking bedrooms and bathrooms to welcome visitors from out of town. Continue reading “Get Out! (of the house)”

Veterans Day Weekend in the 615

If you’re a veteran (Thank You!), or want to spend this weekend honoring American veterans, here are some options to consider

Although Veterans Day is meant to be an occasion to solemnly reflect on the sacrifices made by those men and women who have served in our nation’s military, it seems to me that this holiday has gotten caught in the rip current of Christmas. Continue reading “Veterans Day Weekend in the 615”

The Best Hot Chicken Festival In Nashville

Take heart, hot chicken fans – there is an alternative to the July 4 Nashville Hot Chicken Festival that is WAY MORE FUN

You may have checked out my previous article where I opined that the Nashville Hot Chicken Festival held each July 4 weekend in East Nashville is a colossal waste of time.

Take heart, hot chicken fans – there is an alternative event that is WAY MORE FUN – and as an added bonus, it’s a fundraiser for the Predators Foundation.

I’m referring to Hot Shots! Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival scheduled for Friday evening, October 21 at Bridgestone Arena. When I tell you that, for $70 a ticket, you get unlimited samples from the most popular Nashville Hot Chicken joints in town, and unlimited tastings (well, limited only by your sense of propriety) from regional and national distilleries – well, I really shouldn’t have to tell you anything else. But I will! Because your ticket also gets you into the exclusive Viewing Party as the Nashville Predators play the Detroit Red Wings that evening. And, if all that wasn’t enough, your ticket also gets you to pick a future Preds game to attend at Bridgestone Arena. BOOM!

If you are into Nashville Hot Chicken and Predators hockey, but want to attend this with your kids or just don’t want alcohol, you should know that there is an option for that, and it’s just $50. (These prices are “early bird” rates that just last through tomorrow – not sure how much they’ll go up after that, but I would seriously consider attending this event even if you have to pay more.)

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Last year’s inaugural Hot Shots! Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival was held the afternoon of August 1. Moving the event to an evening in October means that attendees will also get to participate in a watch party as the Predators take on the Red Wings in Detroit.

No Foolin’ – a Fun Way to Support the Ronald McDonald House

This fun event features food from some of Nashville’s eateries, live jazz performed by Nashville’s talented Denny Jiosa, an outstanding selection of silent auction items, and a selection of wine, beer and spirits tastings skillfully curated by Ed Fryer of Village Wines & Spirits in Hillsboro Village.

Some of the very best happenings in Nashville are those that benefit schools, philanthropic organizations or charities. One of my personal favorite happenings is scheduled for this Friday, April 1. Continue reading “No Foolin’ – a Fun Way to Support the Ronald McDonald House”

Plan NOW for Winter Classes in 2016

Hey, here’s a class on making sauerkraut! That’s something I’ve never tried…

Let’s face it, many of the most worthwhile things to do in Nashville require some advance planning. This is particularly true in winter Continue reading “Plan NOW for Winter Classes in 2016”

Living (with) the Wild Life in the Nashville Suburbs

I offer this summary of what is encouraged, and what is discouraged – when it comes to wildlife in your Nashville neighborhood.

A couple of weeks ago, as we were driving in our South Nashville neighborhood in broad daylight, we spied a coyote. Continue reading “Living (with) the Wild Life in the Nashville Suburbs”

Girls’ Day Out at the Tennessee Titans

Isn’t it great that I get to go to a Titans game with a bunch of girlfriends this weekend?!? Yes, indeed it is!

Gosh, it’s good to have girlfriends. Continue reading “Girls’ Day Out at the Tennessee Titans”