EVENTS

February 1, 3, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22, 25 – Nashville Predators Games

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on February 1 vs. Los Angeles Kings at 7:30 pm; February 3 vs. NY Rangers; February 13 vs. St. Louis Blues; February 15 vs. Calgary Flames; February 17 vs. Detroit Red Wings; February 19 vs. Ottawa Senators; February 22 vs. San Jose Sharks; February 25 vs. St. Louis Blues at 5 pm. All games start at 7 pm unless indicated. predators.nhl.com

February 2-4 – Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville

Music City Center, 201 Fifth Avenue South. More than 150 vendors will show magnificent garden spaces, fine antiques, horticultural items, informative lectures, and more. This year’s show will be celebrating its 28th glorious year, making it the longest-running, largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the country. The theme, “A Sense of Place…” has attracted an impressive and entertaining lineup of speakers including British aristocracy, authors, designers, media personalities, a master floral design expert and keep your eyes open for local Nashville celebrities. Friday’s keynote lecture “Althorp: The Story of an English House” will be given by Charles, 9th Earl Spencer. Hear the story of Althorp and the family whose driving passions have included art and priceless antiquities, culminating in one of the finest collections in the world. In addition to the main show, there will be several special events. Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 am–7 pm; Sunday 11 am–4 pm. antiquesandgardenshow.com

February 2-4 – Tennessee Boat & Fishing Expo

Wilson County Expo Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon. The top boat and tackles dealers will be on hand with something for everyone! Check out all the hottest new boats with dealer incentives and load up on tons of tackle with discount pricing. Stick around for hourly door prizes and enjoy a walk down memory lane viewing the antique lure display. Admission: $10 adults, 12 and younger free. Hours: Friday 12–8 pm, Saturday 9 am–7 pm, Sunday 10 am–4 pm. tnboatexpo.com

February 3 – Nashville Rollergirls

Nashville Expo Center, Sports Arena, 625 Smith Avenue. The Rollergirls begin the season with their first pre-season doubleheader game of the year! Doors open at 4:30 pm; Bouts begin at 5:30 pm and 7:15 pm. Admission: $15 ages 13+; $7 seniors 62+; military and children 7-12; free for children 6 and under; $5 parking. nashvillerollergirls.com

February 9 – Night Hike

Bells Bend Outdoor Center, 4187 Old Hickory Boulevard. Hear the call of the wild as we explore and listen for animals of the night. 8–10 pm. All ages are welcome. Call to register (615) 862-4187.

February 9 – Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair

Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton Street. Celebrate some of the greatest things in life – food, drinks, music and chocolate! Nashville food artisans will be sampling their flagship creations, sweet to savory. Experience flavors from the best chocolatiers, candy creators, bakers and food makers all in one place! Jazz singer Rebecca Sayre will be setting the mood. Unique beer and liquor selections, decadent chocolate river and fountain. Tickets: $25–$60. Ages 21 and over. 7 pm. marathonmusicworks.com

February 9-10 – Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Witness bulls, broncs and a whole lot more as the gates swing open on fan favorite events. The nation’s top professional cowboys will face off against some of the nation’s most decorated bucking horses and bulls. Expect edge of your seat action, eight seconds at a time. Back by popular demand is world famous professional bull jumper Manu Lataste, and new this year is world champion trick roper, gun spinner, whip artist gone funnyman Rider Kiesner. Come early for pony rides, meet the cowboys, hop in the clown’s barrel for photos, sit on Midnight the bull in the bucking chutes, or get up close and personal in behind the chutes tours. bridgestonearena.com

February 10 – Second Saturday Planetarium Show

Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. Fantastic Fractals is a spectacular, award-winning full-dome show that takes you on a tour of fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Featuring original music, the show is educational and highly entertaining. 7:30 pm. adventuresci.org

February 16 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with various local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more! 5–9 pm. Free admission. ?nashvillefarmersmarket.org

February 23 – Winter Night Hike

Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 Old Hickory Blvd. Bundle up and bring a light for a brisk night hike out on the Henry Hollow loop, starting at the nature center. 6–8 pm. All ages. Register (615) 642-9745.

February 23 – Preds & Threads

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Nashville Predators hockey players will be dressed to the nines as they walk down the Smashville catwalk. This exclusive event will feature the season’s latest trends courtesy of Green Hills Dillard’s and King Jewelers. Guests will attend a cocktail reception with Predators coaching staff, broadcasters and alumni, while bidding on an extensive silent auction. VIP guests will be invited to the Lexus Lounge after the fashion show for an after party with the Nashville Predators team. predators.nhl.com

February 23-25 – Nashville Flea Market

Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month, at one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Dealers and vendors from 30 states. Free admission; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

February 24 – Public Star Party

Edwin Warner Park, 61 Vaughn Road. Join the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society as they set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy the view of the winter night sky! (Cancelled for clouds or inclement weather.) bsasnashville.com

Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive. Grand Ole Opry shows are performed every Friday and Saturday in February, plus Tuesdays beginning February 13. Since 1925, country’s best have mesmerized audiences at the Opry, the show that made country music famous. While performances from both legendary entertainers and the latest country music acts are the norm, when you go to the Opry, you’ll also enjoy bluegrass bands, comedy, and more. See the new stars, superstars, and legends of country music on the stage where many of them got their start and some are experiencing the thrill for the very first time. Artists scheduled to appear this month include Rascal Flatts, Josh Turner, Ronnie Milsap, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Charlie Daniels Band, Dustin Lynch, LANCO, and more! For Opry tickets and information visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

Thursdays – Opry Country Classics

Emanating from the historic Ryman Auditorium during the spring and fall season, Opry Country Classics is hosted by Opry member Larry Gatlin and features the country music the world knows best, performed by legends of the genre and the rising stars those legends have influenced. The spring run continues Thursdays through May 31. Among those appearing: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Chris Young, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, and more! For tickets and information, visit opry.com or call (615) 871-OPRY.

March 1-4 – 2018 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Nashville holds the record for the top two attended SEC women’s tournaments with 51,036 fans enjoying the action in 2008 and 46,130 in 2012. The winner of this year’s 11-game tournament will receive the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. bridgestonearena.com

March 1-4 – Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

The Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue. Escape the end of winter and walk through interactive displays from some of middle Tennessee’s top landscape and gardening companies at the state’s largest and most popular annual gardening event. This year’s theme, Guerilla Gardening and the Urban Jungle, welcomes special guest speaker Brie Arthur. Home décor, gardening equipment, variety of plants, seeds, books, lectures, and advice for your next gardening project will be available. Saturday offers a One Day Wine Festival for ages 21+ in an area separated from the gardens. A wrist band will allow the purchaser a complimentary wine glass to enjoy wine tastings and the opportunity to purchase wine produced in Tennessee from a variety of vineyards. nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com

March 6, 8, 10, 13, 22, 29, 31 – Nashville Predators Games

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on March 6 vs. Dallas Stars; March 8 vs. Anaheim Ducks; March 10 vs. New Jersey Devils; March 13 vs. Winnipeg Jets; March 22 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs; March 29 vs. San Jose Sharks; March 31 vs. Buffalo Sabres. All games start at 7 pm. predators.nhl.com

March 10 – Nashville Rollergirls

Nashville Expo Center, Sports Arena, 625 Smith Avenue. Doors open at 4:30 pm for the Music City All Stars vs. Demolition City Roller Derby bout at 5:30 pm and a second game vs. Western Kentucky Rockin Rollers at 7:15 pm. nashvillerollergirls.com

March 10 – Whiskey Warmer

1001 Westhaven Boulevard, Franklin. Cozy up with friends over a glass of whiskey, local food, and live music from 6–9 pm. Learn about over thirty types of whiskey with tastings from some of the best in the country. Enjoy sampling and discussion with master distillers. This is an outdoor event, so bundle up! whiskeywarmer.com

March 15 – President Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration

The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Join us to celebrate President Jackson’s 251st Birthday and receive half-price general admission for the day! The celebration will include our annual wreath-laying ceremony with the Tennessee National Guard at 11 am at the President’s Tomb. In addition guests will get to play 19th-century Cricket games on the lawn, interact with General Jackson and his fellow War of 1812 soldiers, enjoy period music on the back porch, and get a birthday treat! thehermitage.com

March 16 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with various local artisans, restaurants and shops, locally raised meats, freshly baked desserts, seasonal cocktails, craft beer, local wine, and more! All are welcome for live music and family-friendly activities. 5–9 pm. Free admission. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

March 16-18 – Vintage Market Days of Nashville

Nashville Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Avenue. This fun-filled weekend is an upscale vintage-inspired event featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, food and more! Friday and Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 10 am–4 pm. Admission $5–$10; $5 parking. vintagemarketdays.com

March 17 – Music City Half Marathon

East Bank Landing, Nashville Riverfront. This year’s event will take you along the banks of the winding Cumberland River that flows through and around downtown Nashville. Then reward your efforts with delicious post-race food and drinks. Bring the whole family for an active day! team-magic.com

March 17 – Main Street Brewfest

Downtown Franklin. Beer lovers will have the opportunity to taste some of the latest local, national and international additions to an exploding micro-brewery market while exploring downtown Franklin’s historic retail district. Expect (lots) of beer, live music, food trucks, merriment and more! This is a rain-or-shine event, 5–8 pm! downtownfranklintn.com

March 17-18 – Music City Irish Fest

Riverfront Park, downtown. Two full days of music, dance, food and more! Don’t miss Nashville’s biggest St. Patrick’s Day Celebration ever! And it’s all free! musiccityirishfest.com

March 17-April 15 – Cheekwood in Bloom

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. 11200 Forrest Park Drive. Celebrate all things spring as warmer weather and longer days arrive in Nashville. With more than 150,000 blooming bulbs, a new flower house, the return of the Beer Garden, plus five weekends of family fun, we can’t think of a better way to welcome the season. cheekwood.org

March 23-25 – Nashville Flea Market

Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Indoors and outdoors! You’ll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, housewares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each month, at one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Dealers and vendors from 30 states. Free admission; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

March 24 – Southeast Nashville Easter Egg Hunt & Festival

5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy. A group of community leaders plan this all-day multi-cultural event that includes egg hunts for all ages, vendor booths, a character parade, live entertainment, inflatables and special prizes. southeasteasterevent.com

March 24 – Nashville Soccer Club

Nissan Stadium, 1 Titans Way. Be a part of Nashville soccer history as the Nashville SC plays their first United Soccer League (USL) home match at 5 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Tickets start at $15. nashvillesc.com

March 24 – Public Star Party

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 900 Davidson Street. Join the Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society from 8–10 pm as they set up telescopes for everyone to enjoy the view of the winter night sky! Cancelled for clouds or inclement weather. bsasnashville.com

March 25 – Fairgrounds Speedway

Fairgrounds Speedway, 625 Smith Avenue. Come out and join us for our 61st Season Opener! fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

March 31 – Easter Egg Hunt

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane. Over 4,000 stuffed eggs will be hidden at the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. At both the 10 am and 1 pm start times, kids will be divided into two hunts for ages 1-6 and 7-12. Families can have a special photo with the Easter Bunny, decorate cookies, make springtime crafts, play historic lawn games, and enjoy story time! Tickets: online, or cash only at the gate; $10 participating kids and $5 adults. Infants free. Event admission does not include general admission to The Hermitage. thehermitage.com