EVENTS

Tuesdays Through Sundays – TN State Museum Highlights Tours

TN State Museum, 1000 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard. Our free Museum Highlights tour is a great way to see some never-before-seen artifacts and hear some of the great stories of Tennessee history. Meet on the second level lobby area near the stairs every Tuesday through Sunday from 2–2:45 pm (except for holidays). tnmuseum.org

Tuesdays Through Sundays – Orchids in the Mansion

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive. Orchids will be displayed throughout the historically redecorated mansion and present a series of period room interventions to explore how the Cheek family likely brought nature indoors and decorated their home. Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids will be featured, among others. Closed Mondays. cheekwood.org

Saturdays in February – Black History Month from The Hermitage

Various Locations. Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host a weekly free event in Nashville as a part of our 2019 Black History Month community programming. On Feb. 2 The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society will offer guidance on how to get started with your genealogy research. Join Dr. Naima Bush on Feb. 9 for an intriguing program that explores the lives of women trapped by the bondage of slavery in “Echoes of My Sister’s Voices.” Using music, poetry, storytelling and narrative, Dr. Bush weaves a masterful historical offering that brings these women’s voices to life. On Feb. 16 “Uncovering the Ancestors: Archaeology and Enslaved Communities in the Southeast” will explore the role of archaeology in the interpretation of enslaved communities at the Hermitage and in the southeastern region of the United States. The annual commemoration of those enslaved at The Hermitage and throughout the country will take place on Feb. 23, where 150 flowers will be laid, marked with the names of all those known to have been enslaved at The Hermitage. Check the website for locations and hours. thehermitage.com

February 1-3 – 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. Celebrating its 29th glorious year, the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville is longest-running, largest and most prestigious event of its kind in the country. Hours: Friday and Saturday 9 am–6 pm; Sunday 11 am–4 pm. antiquesandgardenshow.com

February 1-3 – 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 the newest boats and load up on 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; $5 Military and Seniors (age 65 and older). Hours: Friday 12–8 pm, Saturday 10 am–7 pm, Sunday 12–4 pm. tnboatexpo.com

February 1, 7, 20 – The Huckabee Show

30 Music Village Boulevard, Hendersonville. Be part of a live studio audience and enjoy news, music, entertainment and fun with former Governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee and his special guests! Tickets are free. For ages 16+. Seating at 6:30 pm. Walk-ins welcome! Register online or call 833-HUCKABEE for more info. huckabeetix.tv

February 2 – Nashville Rollergirls

The Fairgrounds Nashville, Sports Arena, 500 Wedgewood 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: $7-15; $5 parking. nashvillerollergirls.com

February 2, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 21, 23, 25 – Nashville Predators Home Games

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. Enjoy NHL hockey in Smashville on Feb. 2 vs. Detroit Stars; Feb. 5 vs. Phoenix Coyotes; Feb. 7 vs. Detroit Stars; Feb. 10 vs. St. Louis Blues at 11:30 am; Feb. 12 vs. Detroit Red Wings; Feb. 14 vs. Montreal Canadiens; Feb. 21 vs. Los Angeles Kings; Feb. 23 vs. Colorado Avalanche at 4:30 pm; Feb. 25 vs. Edmonton Oilers. All games at 7 pm unless noted.

February 9 – Chinese New Year Celebration

Hillsboro Village, 21st Avenue South and Blakemore Avenue. The cultural celebration will include arts and crafts for children, Chinese dance, martial arts, bamboo dance, Chinese Yo-Yo, juggling act, Chinese music and songs, in addition to Chinese lion dance and dragon dance. The finale will be a Dragon parade with families through the village. We dance with red streamers and make noise to bring blessing to everyone. Free parking provided by Cornerstone Credit Union. In case of rain, the event will be held at Vanderbilt’s Recreation Center. chineseartsalliance.org

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: $35–$60. Ages 21 and over. 7–10 pm. ?marathonmusicworks.com

February 9 – Second Saturday Planetarium Laser Shows

Sudekum Planetarium, Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard. A beloved tradition for many planetarium-goers, we offer laser shows all year round with extended evening hours on the Second Saturday of each month! Enjoy watching a wide array of music brought to life with incredible fulldome digital imagery, brilliant lasers and millions of stars! Three laser shows feature a different soundtrack. See a single show or make it a full evening and buy tickets for all three shows! The Beatles Twist and Shout at 7:30 pm; Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven at 8:30 pm; Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon at 9:30 pm. adventuresci.org

February 10 – NWHL All-Star Weekend

Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway. The Nashville Predators and National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) are partnering to showcase some of the best women hockey players in the world. The All-Star Game will consist of two 25-minute halves, with teams of 14 skaters and two goaltenders. The captains of the teams will be Buffalo Beauts goaltender Shannon Szabados, a three-time Olympian with Team Canada, and Minnesota Whitecaps defender Lee Stecklein, who won the gold medal with Team USA in the Olympics. predators.nhl.com

February 14-16 – The Nashville Show: Antiques, Art, and Vintage

Creative Arts Building, The Fairgrounds Nashville. This show of over 30 years will feature furniture, folk art, primitives, industrial artifacts, linens, quilts, jewelry, pottery, china, holiday memorabilia, and unusual galore. Decorators, antiques dealers, home decorators, collectors, and novices alike will be thrilled with the treasures they find at The Nashville Show. General Admission: $12. Hours: Friday 9 am–5 pm, Saturday 10 am–4 pm, $5 parking. thefairgrounds.com

February 15-17 – Nashville Golf Show

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Avenue. Activities will include putting contests and chipping challenges, and experts will be providing instruction, fitness programs, equipment reviews, golf history and more. The Kids Zone will feature fun activities for junior golfers. General Admission, good for all days: $12; Seniors 65+ $10; Children under 12 and PGA holders free. Hours: Friday 12–6 pm, Saturday 10 am–6 pm, Sunday 10 am–4 pm, $5 parking. nashvillegolfshow.com

February 21 – Nashville Farmers’ Market Night Market

900 Rosa Parks Boulevard. Shop and dine with 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. Free admission, 5–9 pm. nashvillefarmersmarket.org

February 22-24 – Nashville Flea Market

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 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. Free admission; parking $5. nashvilleexpocenter.org

February 28 – Early Signs of Spring Nature Hike

Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, 1900 Davidson Street. Take a walk with a naturalist and use different senses to discover the early signs of Spring! Bring your Naturalist Notebook if you have one. No registration required. For all ages, 1–2 pm.

February 28-March 3 – Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

The Fairgrounds Nashville, 500 Wedgewood Avenue. Nashville’s most beloved gardening event will celebrate 30 years with “Changing Times, Changing Gardens,” a show designed to reflect the changing landscapes of Middle Tennessee. The show will have something for everyone of all ages, “from animals to zinnias.” More than 250 vendor booths will be filled with garden décor, plants, flowers, lawn equipment, farmhouse crafts, and more. Creatively constructed patios, pergolas, water features, landscapes and containers of bright flowers will cover nearly an acre of space indoors, bringing an early taste of spring to Nashville. The free daily lectures will offer advice and inspiration from experts on how to grow your favorite flowers, floral arranging, organic gardening techniques, and so much more. Animal ambassadors from Walden’s Puddle will be on hand, along with a butterfly house with more than 200 live butterflies, farm animals from Safe Harbor Sanctuary, and a tea party for the children. Food trucks onsite. Admission: $12, Military with ID and Seniors $11, Children 12 and under $2, 4-day show pass available for $25. Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10 am–7 pm, Sunday 10 am–5 pm, $5 parking. nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com