Friday evening can get overwhelming. If you want to fight the urge to spend tonight with Netflix, surrender now. Let us plan your weekend for you.
First of all, Nightfall is kicking off is kicking off for the season, featuring groovy Brazilian group Forro in the Dark.
TerraMae's serving srix frixe pork-centric grub at Pick Your Pig, Pick Your Poison - with a whole roasted pig and treats like whiskey snow cones. That's walkable to and from Nightfall.
Celebrate the Southside Neighborhood's Latino community with Sangria on the Southside (though tickets are 50 bones).
Feeling angsty? Sulk and celebrate at Rhythm & Brews with a tribute to Nirvana and Oasis featuring local fave Jordan Halquist & The Outfit.
Later in the evening (don't show up before 10 p.m. or be square), it's an indie rock freakout at JJ's Bohemia with Nashville group The Features. Be sure to Google their very catchy song "This Disorder."
Prep for the night or hole up at The Foundry complimented by the sounds of danceable party band Scenic City Soul Revue, playing Friday and Saturday nights.
Oh, and who got tickets to The American Dream Concert at Engel Stadium Here Come the Mummies?
Saturday morning you'll want to get outside, so take a drive up to Lookout Mountain for Market Above the Clouds. (Mother's Day is next weekend, bro.)
Maybe you'll head to the Boxcar Pinion Forever Bluegrass Festival on Raccoon Mountain, so you won't be a poseur for having that "Forever Bluegrass" bumper sticker on your car.
The cutest race ever, and maybe one of the weirder events our fine city enjoys, the Running of the Chihuahuas, picks up speed at the First Tennessee Pavilion. The race starts at 6.
Get your burger and beer on for $15, which also includes a bunch of stuff including a fire pit (s'mores!) at a benefit for Friends of Stringer's Ridge Burger-Pint Night at the Gear Closet on Cherokee Boulevard. Just trying to fit in your food, drink and charity needs in one stop.
If you're prepared for it, The Black Jacket Symphony's tribute to Prince's "Purple Rain" is on at the Tivoli. Where's the after party for that? Alan Golds? And Fly-By Radio brings female-fronted rage to the stage at Rhythm & Brews.