One look at our list of February happenings, and we think you’ll agree that we’re poised for quite the year! This month, Nashville celebrates the arts, music, culture and family fun. With plenty of sweet treats and wine included, these 19 events will keep your February calendar busy and oh so festive!
February 1-2, 2019: The SuperNatural Opening Reception & After Party
21c Museum Hotel Nashville invites you to kickoff its newest exhibition, The SuperNatural on February 1. Beginning at 6 p.m, enjoy a cocktail, see a special presentation from featured artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen and check out the first night of this incredible showcase. The next day, following the activities of the FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl, enjoy live music, aerial performances and light bites from Gray & Dudley at The SuperNatural After Party. This festive 21+ event is free and lasts from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. To learn more and register visit 21cmuseumhotels.com.
February 1-3, 2019: Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville
The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville is returning for its 29th year at the fabulous Music City Center in downtown Nashville. This year’s theme is “A Passion for Home” and includes an incredible lineup of speakers including Faith Hill, Ray Booth, Bobby McAlpine, Leslie Rascoe and more! With 150+ exhibitors, renowned experts and fabulous gardens, this annual show offers design inspiration, antique finds and access to top experts in the fields of garden and design. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 at antiquesandgardenshow.com.
February 1-March 3, 2019: Orchids in the Mansion
Cure all of your winter blues with the brightest journey through Cheekwood’s Orchids in the Mansion! Check out several types of gorgeous foliage and flowers in a uniquely designed exhibit lasting just over one month. Beginning February 1, visit Cheekwood from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesday through Sunday throughout the month to gaze at the beautiful display. Tickets are $20 for adults, so make your plans to visit the gardens now! cheekwood.org.
February 2, 2019: Unleashed: Dinner with your Dog
Grab your furry friend and head to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Saturday for the 9th Annual Unleashed: Dinner with your Dog event! Beginning at 6:30 p.m., enjoy dinner (yes, dinner) with your pooch (optional!), watch the runway of adorable and adoptable dogs hosted by performing artist Cassadee Pope, check out the silent auction and spend an entire night with fellow animal-lovers around Nashville! Event proceeds benefit the Nashville Humane Society. Notable Nashville locals will be walking the runway with these adoptable dogs including StyleBlueprint CEO Liza Graves! Get your ticket for $125 now! nashvillehumane.org
February 2-May 5, 2019: The Mellon Collection of French Art at Frist Art Museum
From February 2 through May 5, Frist Art Museum will feature more than seventy works by Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Henri Rousseau and Vincent van Gogh, all celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon’s extraordinary gift of French nineteenth and early twentieth-century art to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Adults enter the museum for $15, students with ID for $9 and those 18 and younger enter for free. Make your way downtown to check out this gorgeous exhibit before it’s gone! fristartmuseum.org
February 5, 2019: Nashville Fashion Week 2019 Kickoff Party
February 6, 2019: Conversations at OZ
Spend this special Wednesday night with some of the most impressive and accomplished names in Nashville at Conversations at OZ. On February 6, enjoy dinner, cocktails and interesting dialogue with this year’s hosts in a stimulating evening to support nonprofit OZ Arts Nashville. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by a meal crafted by Chef Levon Wallace at 7 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person. To learn more and reserve your seat, visit ozartsnashville.org.
February 7-10, 2019: FirstBank Pop Series ft. The Music of John Williams with the Nashville Symphony
Mark your calendar for February’s FirstBank Pop Series featuring music from one of the greatest film composers, John Williams, from the Nashville Symphony! Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez and the symphony bring you a fun evening for the whole family as they perform unforgettable music from your favorite movies like Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and more. Get your tickets starting at $40 to catch one of four spectacular performances, February 7-10! nashvillesymphony.org
February 8, 2019: Galentine’s Day
Celebrate your gals this Valentine’s Day with Galentine’s Day at Green Door Gourmet! This girly 14+ event will feature a dessert bar, hot cocoa, beauty and style bar, photoshoot booth and an essential oil station (to name a few attractions). Rosé and spiked hot cocoa will also be available for $4! Tickets are $52 person and include access to all of the glam and festive activities. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. To learn more and purchase tickets visit theperfectlittlestore.com.
February 8-10, 2019: Nashville Ballet’s Attitude: Lucy Negro Redux
Join the Nashville Ballet for the highly-anticipated world premiere by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling of Lucy Negro Redux! This piece explores the possibility that the “Dark Lady” and the “Fair Youth”—the subjects and inspiration of hundreds of Shakespeare’s love sonnets—were actually a black woman and a young man, respectively. Lucy is an imaginative drama that explores themes of love, equity and beauty as the narrator embarks on a journey to discover her own power and worth. Tickets start at $30 for the two evening and one matinee performance so don’t wait to reserve yours! cart.tpac.org.
February 9, 2019: Chinese New Year Celebration
Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Hillsboro Village! Grab a bite to eat from some of the Asian food vendors and watch or partake in the various festivities such as Chinese dancing, professional jugglers and bamboo dancing. You can even adopt a pig to welcome the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Pig! The celebration begins at noon and goes until 3 p.m on February 9. This event is free, but please register here eventbrite.com.
February 9, 2019: Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair at Marathon Music Works
Enjoy the true spirit of Valentine’s Day festivities at Lightning 100’s Chocolate Affair! Sample sweet (and savory) treats from local chefs and taste a unique selection of beer, wine and liquor, all while a Jazz Quartet brings the tunes. Ticket proceeds benefit MusiCares. The event is 21+ and starts at 7 p.m. To learn more and purchase your general admission ticket for $35 (chocolate fountain included), visit ticketfly.com.
February 9, 2019: Valentine’s Dance
Support the women of Fabulous Friends for Africa at the 12th Annual Valentine’s Dance fundraiser for African Leadership. The organization’s mission is to aid and equip local African leaders in caring for various needs in their communities. The Valentine’s Dance takes place in Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Individual tickets require a $100 minimum donation in advance, $125 at the door and $1000 for a table. To learn more and purchase tickets visit fabulousfriendsforafrica.org/
February 9, 2019: Music City Masquerade
Dance the night away during the Second Annual Music City Masquerade! Track One Nashville hosts this year’s fabulous celebration, featuring DJ Brandi Cyrus and CMT’s Marley Sherwood, dancing, craft cocktails, yummy bites, various celebrity guests, a photo booth and a silent auction. Tickets start at $75 and proceeds benefit Caring Hearts Ministry, an organization that lends a hand to those who are in need in San Luis, Mexico. The party starts at 8 p.m.! eventbrite.com
February 15, 2019: Night Market
The Nashville Farmers Market isn’t just limited to the summer months! Every third Friday of the month, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., enjoy live music, check out goods from local artisans and feast on delicious eats and fine sips at Night Market. Spend an entire evening shopping with community this February and don’t worry about freezing — the winter Night Markets take place inside the Market House. nashvillefarmersmarket.org
February 16, 2019: Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k
Bundle up and prepare for your sweetest run yet! Say goodbye to water and bananas at the finish line and say hello to piles of rich, melty chocolate. Enjoy an early morning run (hello 7 a.m.!) through Nashville and be rewarded at the post-race party with decadent fondue and live music. Pricing starts at $49 for the 5K and $69 for the 15K. Prices increase February 3 so get your group registered now! hotchocolate15k.com
February 21-April 7, 2019: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Join the Nashville Children’s Theatre as they bring Eric Carle’s beloved book to life on stage! Beginning February 21, a group of 75 colorful puppets and a talented cast from NCT present this spring’s event that your children will love. Adult tickets are $21 and youth tickets are $16. Check varying showtimes and get ready for this precious performance to premiere in Nashville! nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
February 23, 2019: Wine Women & Shoes
Sip and shop in support of YWCA at the seventh annual Wine Women & Shoes event! The event includes wine tastings from some of California’s top-rated vineyards, exclusive shopping with local and national vendors, luxurious auction items and a special luncheon program with a celebrity performance. Every dollar raised will benefit the largest emergency shelter in the state of Tennessee, providing more than 17,000 nights of safety for more than 500 women and children each year. Individual tickets are $150. Gather your gals and head to the Music City Center for this incredible fundraising event! ywcanashville.com
February 24, 2019: Our Kids Soup Sunday
Nashville’s 26th Annual Soup Sunday benefitting Our Kids returns to Nissan Stadium on February 24! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy soups from Nashville’s top 50+ restaurants as well as celebrity and culinary judges, a silent auction and tons of fun activities for kids. Proceeds will contribute to Our Kids’ efforts in providing medical evaluation and counseling to families affected by child sexual abuse. To learn more and purchase kids tickets for $5 and adults tickets for $25, visit eventbrite.com.