Tennessee Tourism Round Up: Valentine's Day Outings

Friday, January 31, 2014 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism events:

Ongoing

Huntingdon – “The Ballerina” – See Joseph Routon’s photographs of ballerinas from the Washington ballet through April 26 at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center.

Jan. 31

Jackson – Ronnie McDowell – The Jackson Symphony performer will be inducted 7 p.m. into the International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame.

Feb. 1

McMinnville – Missy Raines – The instrumental powerhouse will perform 333 feet underground 1 p.m. in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.

Nashville – African American Genealogy Workshop – Virginia Watson of the Friends of Tennessee State Library and Archives will be on hand to guide attendees through matters of genealogical research 10 a.m. to noon at Cabin by the Spring.

Feb. 6-8

Huntingdon – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – See Shakespeare’s most imaginative comedy, an enchanting celebration of love, innocence and imagination at The Dixie. Tickets are $15.

Feb. 6-7, 13-14

Granville – “Love in Mayberry” dinner play – With loveable characters and a great love story, this play will get guests in the Valentine’s Day spirit at The Sutton Store.

Feb. 7-9

Nashville – Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville – Special world-renowned designers, more than 150 antique and horticultural dealers and The Right Honorable Countess of Carnarvon will be in attendance at the Music City Center.

Feb. 8

Portland – Valentine’s Daddy Daughter Dance – Enjoy two hours of interactive entertainment with hors d’oeuvres and dancing 7 p.m. at the Richland Gym. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

Jackson – Laurice Lanier at the Pops! – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with smoky and romantic sounds of Etta James and blues to popular songs of today 7:30 p.m. at the Carl Perkins Civic Center.

Feb. 10

Nashville – Summer Art Camp – Registration is now open for summer classes where young artists 5-13 years-old can discover a world of inspiration and creativity at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Feb. 11

Nashville – Exhibitions opening – See the groundbreaking exhibits “Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation” and “A Creative Legacy: African American Arts in Tennessee” through Aug. 31 at the Tennessee State Museum. 

Feb. 13-15

Nashville – Heart of Country Antiques Show – Enjoy special exhibits, daily talks, the popular pre-show, walking tours and the return of the famous Under $200 Booth at “The Grand-daddy of Antiques Shows” at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.

Feb. 14

Memphis – Kid’s Night Out – Children can have fun with educational games, crafts, movies, popcorn and pizza 6:30 p.m. at The children’s Museum of Memphis. For reservations, call 901-458-2678.

Feb. 14-15

Nashville – Kenny Rogers and the Nashville Symphony – Join Kenny Rogers as he celebrates the most romantic day of the year with the Nashville Symphony 8 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.


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