Apr 5, 2024 - Things to Do

Nashville weekender: Book talk, brewery birthday, baseball game

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We survived a tornado scare and some really cold weather, and now we've earned a fun weekend.

  • Here are a few things to do.

💬 A provocative lunchtime discussion: Nashville journalist Steven Hale will discuss his new book "Death Row Welcomes You: Visiting Hours in the Shadow of the Execution Chamber."

🥳 Sing happy birthday to a brewery: Bearded Iris Brewing Company is celebrating its 8th anniversary Saturday at its Germantown taproom. There will be music, smash burgers, a special beer release and tattoos. (Editor's note: Drinking and tattoos is a timeless and infallible combination.)

  • To celebrate the anniversary, BIBC is releasing a double IPA called Replay, which the brewery calls a "hoppy masterpiece."
  • Sunrise Tattoos will also be on hand for the festivities. "We've got this year's flash designs ready, and they're nothing short of spectacular," the brewery said in a press release.
  • The vinyl DJ collective the Deli Shop Boys will handle the music. The Cabin Attic food truck will sell smashed patty burgers.

Go deeper: Read why BIBC joined a collective with other independent breweries.

⚾ Catch a ballgame: We were all glued to NashSevereWX on Tuesday as severe storms passed through during the Sounds' home opener.

  • Better weather is expected this weekend with the St. Paul Saints in town.
  • Bonus: As with all Friday evening games, fireworks are planned following the matchup.

Go deeper: Read our coverage of promotions and other highlights for the Sounds' 2024 season.

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