Thursday, February 20, 6:00 p.m.
Dre Day 2014
The Groove Nashville, 1103 Calvin Ave.
It’s Dr. Dre’s birthday, and the Groove is throwing a massive party to celebrate. Expect plenty of live music, malt liquor, a photo booth and Dre-related merchandise. (40 ounce beer koozies, anyone?) Get there on time – Doctor’s orders.
Deal nearby: Fond Object
Friday, February 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nashville Predators Winter Wonderland
Bridgestone Arena Rehearsal Hall, Demonbreun St. and 5th Ave. S.
The Nashville Predators are taking a two-week break during the Olympics, but the Bridgestone Arena is still going strong. This weekend, locals can show up to the arena during evening hours and hit up the ice for free. There’ll be skating, hockey puck shooting and even a curling lane for any aspiring Olympians.
Deal nearby: Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
Saturday, February 22
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014
The Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave.
The Oscars are one week away, and the Belcourt wants to prepare you for Hollywood’s swankiest night. Hit up your local art house theater on Saturday to watch the short films nominated in three different categories: documentary, live action and animation.
Deal nearby: Local Honey
Sunday, February 23, 9 p.m.
Country Sundays with Derek Hoke
The Stone Fox, 712 51st Ave. N.
Stone Fox may have a killer Sunday brunch, but we’d argue that the twang sounds emanating from the stage every Sunday evening are even tastier. Starting at 9 p.m., Derek Hoke will croon away the final hours of the weekend with a voice that’s smoother and sweeter than apple butter. Also, if the brunch didn’t fill you up, you’re in luck -- the kitchen stays open until 11 p.m.
Deal nearby: Coco’s Italian Market and Kitchen