Local Living: 5 Things to do This Week

1. Smyrna Tree Lighting

WHAT: Join the fun as the Town of Smyrna turns on the Christmas Lights around town. The Smyrna Event Center is the place to be for Christmas music and fun!

WHEN: Monday, November 25, 6pm

WHERE: 100 Sam Ridley Pkwy E, Smyrna

2. Turkey Day at Discovery Center

WHAT: Gobble! Gobble! Explore a cornucopia of fall foods and science experiments on this special day, including “dancing corn,” cranberries, animal pelts, a turkey headband craft, and more! Included with admission.

WHEN: Friday, November 29, 10am

WHERE: Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, 502 South East Broad Street, Murfreesboro

3. Jason Aldean 9 at 9 Concert Watch Party at Bar Louie

WHAT:  Join Bar Louie on Thanksgiving Eve for an exclusive, for the first-of-its-kind concert event, “9 at 9” – Grab an ice cold Corona Light and get a front row seat to a special 9-song performance filmed from Jason Aldean’s Restaurant + Rooftop Bar airing at 9 PM.

Fans will have the chance to hear the “ambitious textures” (New York Times) behind Aldean’s new music in an upbeat, fun atmosphere that has made Bar Louie the bar of choice in many local neighborhoods across the country!

Starting at 10pm enjoy
$3.50 all 14 ounce drafts
½ priced select appetizers and flatbreads

Learn more at barlouie.com/jasonaldean

WHEN: Wednesday, November 27, 9pm – 2am

WHERE: Bar Louie, 2615 Medical Center Parkway, Suite 2395, Murfreesboro

4. Black Friday Brewstravaganza

WHAT: It’s a Brewstravaganza at Hop Springs this Black Friday! You’ll enjoy a day full of fun for the whole family, including those with paws! Come get your picture with Santa and decorate some cookies, get your caricature drawing while your gifts are being wrapped and enjoy a pizza with a cold pint.

– Gift Wrapping 12pm – 5pm (FREE!)
– Photos with Santa 1pm – 3 pm (FREE!)
– Cookie Decorating Bundle 1pm – 2:30pm ($30)
sign up here to reserve your spot
– Pop-up Art Show!
– Pizza and Pint Deals!
– Package and Gift Card Deals!
– and more!

WHEN: Friday, November 29, 12pm – 5pm

WHERE: Hop Springs, 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro

5. Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights

WHAT: See Nashville Zoo in a whole new light at Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights, open now through February 2. This massive event will be the largest lantern show in the country spanning more than 60 acres and featuring more than 500 custom-designed lanterns, a life-size holiday village, entertainment and specialty food options, along with the ability to see some of the Zoo’s live animals up close in award-winning exhibits.

This 63-night event will also include “North Pole Village,” a life-size recreation of the village where Santa and his elves live. The village will be comprised of multiple two-story buildings, made entirely of lanterns, a life-size train, holiday trees, light displays and music. Kids can visit Santa nightly until Dec. 23 and local bands and choirs will play traditional Christmas music on select nights.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Zoolumination is 5-9 p.m. every night, closed on Thanksgiving,

WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville