Willie Nelson

Need something to do this weekend? We have a few events lined up for your consideration. For those who enjoy theatre, music and the great outdoors: You can catch a production of Julius Caesar presented by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, see a star-studded tribute concert for Willie Nelson or bundle up for a Saturday morning event at Warner Park Nature Center. What else is going on? Keep reading for more ideas.

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Here's our list for the weekend of Jan. 11-13. Enjoy.

Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Where: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway

This historic event honors Willie Nelson and his music with performances by George Strait, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, the Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Vince Gill and others. Willie is also slated to perform. Late additions include Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Emmylou Harris and Jimmy Buffett. Tickets are now $149 and up.

Winter Shakespeare 2019 presents ‘Julius Caesar’

Nashville Shakespeare Festival

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Belmont University’s Troutt Theatre, 2100 Belmont Blvd.

The group's 2019 winter production is Shakespeare’s political thriller, Julius Caesar, an edgy, fast-paced show that tells the story of the assassination of the charismatic Roman dictator. The production runs through Jan. 27. General admission is $30.

Nashville Country Dancers at Second Presbyterian Church

When: Friday, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Where: 3511 Belmont Blvd.

Dance along with the sounds of fiddle and guitar as instructor Rachel Bergin teaches participants how to move on the dance floor. The event is $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Children under 10 are free.

Transom Listening Event at WPLN

When: Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: 630 Mainstream Dr.

Hear 10 new radio stories produced by emerging radio producers. All stories are set in Nashville and feature curious, interesting people who live here: an Abe Lincoln impersonator, a country singer from the Ivory Coast, a river activist, an adult learning to read for the first time and more. The pieces were produced at the Transom Traveling Workshop, a week-long audio storytelling course. Admission is free.

Tribute to Chet Baker at the Frist Museum

When: Sunday, 3 p.m.

Where: 919 Broadway

The Nashville Jazz Workshop, in collaboration with the Frist Art Museum, presents the 13th season of the performance and education series Jazz on the Move. This month's presentation by George Tidwell and Jim Ferguson will cover Chet Baker, one of the pioneers of the West Coast jazz sound of the 1950s. Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Stan Getz will be discussed in future events.

Organ Concert & Choral Evensong at St. George's in Belle Meade

St. George's

When: Sunday, 4:30-6 p.m.

Where: 4715 Harding Pike

Join St. George's Episcopal Church for a 30-minute organ recital followed by choral evensong. Anthony Williams, a professor at Fisk University, will present organ works by Franck, Vierne and Fax. The staff singers of St. George's will present music from the Tudor period by Gibbons, Tallis and more.

iSpy: Sunchokes at Warner Park Nature Center

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon

Where: 7311 Highway 100

The yellow flowers of the Jerusalem Artichoke have faded but the energy from the sun remains. Join the folks at Warner Park Nature Center to roast the edible tubers of this plant in the fire pit. Registration is not required.


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