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2021 is well underway … and so are Nashville’s events. This coming month features everything from musical performances to marathons and museum exhibits. Plus, we even included a few events that are perfect date ideas for Valentine’s Day. Here are the best events happening in Nashville this February!

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Celebrate a new month with these Nashville events.

25 Nashville Events & Happenings: February 2021

Through February 7, 2021: American Currents: State of the Music

If you haven’t had the chance to see American Currents: State of the Music at the Country Music Hall of Fame, now is your chance before it’s gone. The exhibit runs through February 7 and highlights artists and moments shaping country music. Featured artists include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Jenee Fleenor, Florida Georgia Line, Country Music Hall of Fame member Tom T. Hall, The Highwomen, Lil Nas X, Hillary Lindsey, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen.

Museum admission is $25.95 for adults and $15.95 for kids (ages 6-12), and museum members get in for free.

Through February 14, 2021: Straight to the Heart this Valentine’s Day

Shop one-of-a-kind jewelry at special prices at E.J. Sain Jewelers’ Valentine’s Day event. With over 60 new pieces from one estate, a special gemstone collection, Patania Sterling Silver, new arrivals from Sal Praschnik, and new pricing on Hamilton watches, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone. The event runs through February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Through March 12, 2021: Seussville on 2nd

Beginning January 29, step into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss at HQ Beercade’s latest pop-up, Seussville on 2nd. Featuring installations from a set designer from the musical Seussical, the event includes scenes from The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs & Ham. In addition, HQ Beercade offers Dr. Seuss-themed cocktails, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Nashville Neighbors Fund, which helps victims of the Christmas Day bombing. The event runs through March 12 in honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday (March 2). Admission is $5 per person.

February 4, 2021: Alive at The Bluebird

Alive Hospice and The Bluebird Cafe launched their annual songwriter series last month. For their February performance, the two organizations welcome Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally and others for a virtual concert via Tickets are $20, and the show takes place on February 4 at 5:30 p.m.

February 5, 2021 – May 2, 2021: Picasso. Figures

From February 5 through May 2, the Frist Art Museum hosts the only U.S. appearance of Picasso. Figures. The Musée Picasso-Paris collection offers an in-depth look at Pablo Picasso’s career-long fascination with the human body and figuration. The exhibit features about 75 paintings, works on paper, and sculptures. The exhibit is displayed in the museum’s Ingram Gallery and is included with general admission.

February 6, 2021 – May 2, 2021: Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

To celebrate the anniversary of women’s suffrage, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens presents Women to Watch: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage. The exhibit features Cheekwood’s works on paper collection by female artists, allowing viewers to see the impacts of these artists and the strength of their voices. The exhibit runs from February 6 through May 2, and entry is included with general admission.

February 6, 2021: Valentine’s Bazaar

What better way to celebrate the month of love than by loving on some local businesses and vendors? On February 6, head to Cheval Manor in Murfreesboro for its Valentine’s Bazaar. The event hosts over 80 handmade arts and crafts, local boutiques, food trucks and more. The event is free to attend and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

February 7 – 14, 2021: Valentine’s Day Master Class

Starting February 7, join Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership as it hosts its Valentine’s Day Master Class. The virtual class features five local experts who demonstrate all the components needed for a romantic evening. Floral designer Carry Allyn sets the mood by demonstrating how to arrange a dozen roses or a mixed floral arrangement, ENP Board Member Valeria Matlock shows you how to create the perfect cocktail, Chef Chris Rains and his wife Erica (The Chef and I) create a love-inspired dinner, and pastry chef Alyssa Gangeri (Urban Grub & Buttermilk Ranch) ends the evening with a delicious chocolate dessert. Admission is $25 and includes access to the class until February 14, a downloadable menu featuring a list of ingredients, and a curated playlist for your special evening. Proceeds support the work of ENP, and higher donation packages are also available.

February 8, 2021: Iron Tribe Fitness 6-week Challenge

Starting February 8, head to an Iron Tribe Fitness location in the greater Nashville area (Belle Meade, Belmont, Brentwood, or Cool Springs) to take part in its six-week challenge. The challenge includes a custom meal plan personalized just for you, a personal grocery list, food prep instructions, 42 recipes, a personal accountability coach, three workouts per week with Iron Tribe coaches, and access to an online support group with 24-hour accountability. For pricing and more information, sign up for a consultation appointment.

February 10 – 14, 2021: The 15th Annual Greatest Show & Auction Ever

Join The Center for Contemplative Justice (CCJ) for its 15th annual Greatest Show & Auction Ever. The virtual fundraiser is hosted by Grammy Award-winning songwriter/artist Marcus Hummon and features local musicians impersonating rock ‘n’ roll, country, pop and R&B legends. The silent auction begins February 10, and the live stream performance takes place February 14 at 6 p.m. While there is no cost to view the show, CCJ encourages participants to make a pay-what-you-can donation to support their mission.

February 10 – 20, 2021: Wine Women & Shoes

On February 20, sip on fine wine, kick up your shoes (or slippers!), shop fashionable accessories, and bid on auction items during YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee’s Wine Women & Shoes event. Over the past eight years, this annual event has raised over $2 million to help women experiencing domestic violence. The virtual marketplace opens February 10, and registration is free; however, if you donate $50 or more, you receive an exclusive Wine Women & Shoes wine glass. Group packages are also available for purchase. The Besties Package is $500, the Squad Package is $1,000, and the Girlfriends Package is $2,500.

RELATED: YWCA President & CEO Sharon K. Roberson: FACES of Nashville

February 11 – 13, 2021: The Nashville Show

From February 11 through 13, shop a unique collection of antiques at the Nashville Show. Formerly Tailgate-Music Valley Antique Show, this event hosts over 150 antique vendors offering everything from furniture to fine art and jewelry. Tickets begin at $15, and the event takes place at the Music City Center. Hours are Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday, noon to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 12, 2021: Kip More at the Ryman Auditorium

On February 12 at 8 p.m., join multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore as he takes the Ryman Auditorium stage. A portion of the event’s proceeds benefits ACM Lifting Lives, an initiative from the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. In-person tickets start at $70, and live stream tickets start at $16.

February 12 – 14, 2021: TailGate Brewery’s 6th Anniversary Celebration

Join TailGate Brewery as it celebrates its sixth anniversary with bottomless half-pints, special draft and can releases, General Tso’s pizza, an exclusive t-shirt release, and birthday cake ice cream from Sweet & Three. Celebrations take place February 12 through 14, and admission is free. However, tickets must be purchased to receive bottomless half-pints.

February 13, 2021: Nature Hike at Glen Leven Farms

Get outside, enjoy nature and recharge with a self-guided hike at Glen Leven Farms. During your venture, use your printed field guide to explore the surrounding trees and habitats. Plus, the hike includes a make-your-own bird feeder activity. Tickets are $5 per person and must be purchased in advance. The hike is about 1.4 miles and recommended for those ages 6 and up.

February 13, 2021: Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Participate in “America’s sweetest race” on February 13. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K has transitioned to a virtual format, so runners can run (or walk) wherever they choose. Each participant receives a virtual run kit that includes a zip-off hoodie, medal, personalized bib, goodie bag, and chocolate kit. Registration is $40, and proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

February 13 & 14, 2021: Valentine’s Day Dinner

Grab that special someone and head to Yolan at The Joseph for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. On February 13 and 14, Chef Tony Mantuano and wine expert Cathy Mantuano share their love for Italy with a special four-course tasting menu for two, featuring Bucatini all’Amatriciana, a 36-ounce Bistecca and more. Dinner is $220 per couple. An a la carte menu and five- and eight-course tastings are also available.

February 14, 2021: Galentine’s DIY Wood Sign Workshop

Close friends also deserve a little love on Valentine’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a DIY workshop at Board & Brush? Gather your gal pals and create your own wood sign in this instructional step-by-step class. Admission is $68 per person, and pre-registration is required.

February 14, 2021: Paint Your Own Pet

In a class hosted by Painted Paw Studio at Bluestem Wellness, learn to paint your pet on a 12-by-12-inch canvas using acrylic paints. Local artist Sarah Shearer sketches your pet’s portrait, and then you do the rest. In addition to the class, participants can enjoy a tour of Bluestem Wellness, complimentary trial services and delicious treats. The class is capped at eight attendees, and registration is $60.

February 18, 2021: Reflections: Poets on Black History in Tennessee

In honor of Black History Month, the Tennessee State Museums hosts local Black writers and poets to read their original works that are associated with or inspired by Black history. The virtual event takes place on February 18 at 6 p.m. Panelists and poets are set to be announced closer to the event date, so stay tuned.

RELATED: What 4 Black Women Want You to Know About Black History Month

February 20, 2021: TPAC 40th Anniversary Celebration

On February 20 at 7 p.m., Tennessee Performing Arts Center hosts a free, virtual celebration in honor of its 40th anniversary. The event is hosted by actor Tamiko Robinson Steele and features TPAC’s three resident companies: Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. In addition, enjoy special guest appearances from Tony Award-nominee Susan Egan, actor and recording artist Diana DeGarmo, Spotlight Award-winner Hatty King and more. The celebration is free to attend, but meal packages can be purchased for an additional cost.

February 20, 2021: 11th Annual Unleashed: Dogs at Work

Nashville Humane Association’s Unleashed event takes place from the comfort of your home this year. The event includes a three-course meal for two from Nicky’s Coal Fired and a bottle of Tito’s vodka. As you enjoy your meal, learn to make cocktails and your own three-course meal at home. The event ends with a virtual performance and presentation to raise funds for Nashville Humane Association and its animals. Tickets start at $75.

February 24, 2021: Conversations at OZ

Celebrate the art of conversation with OZ Arts Nashville on February 24 at 7 p.m. Conversations at Oz returns for another year, but now in a virtual format. This year’s table hosts include author and scholar Michael Eric Dyson with activist and writer Marcia Dyson, Oscar-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri with legendary musician and producer T-Bone Burnett, host of WPLN’s The Promise podcast Meribah Knight with Warner Elementary Principal Ricki Gibbs, and chair of Metro Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force Alex Jahangir. Tickets go on sale February 1.

February 27, 2021: Cummins Falls Marathon

A run with scenic views? Count us in. No matter your experience, the Cummins Falls Marathon offers options for every type of runner, including a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and 10K. The routes follow the Blackburn Fork State Scenic River and picturesque roads of Jackson County. The half marathon and marathon start at 8 a.m., and the 10K and 5K start at 9 a.m. Registration starts at $48 (before fees), and proceeds benefit Cummins Falls State Park.

February 27, 2021: Music City Polar Plunge 2021

Support Special Olympics Tennessee on February 27 by taking a dip in the Asurion pool at Nissan Stadium Lot R. While the in-person Polar Plunge follows COVID-19 safety measures, there is also an at-home option. A $10 registration fee is required upon sign-up, and individuals who raise $75 or more ($50 for students) receive a Polar Plunge t-shirt.

Happy February, Nashville!


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