Thursday, July 10, 6:30 p.m.
Salon@615 with David Baldalcci
Nashville Public Library, Main Branch, 615 Church St.
Got writer’s block? Blow it to bits with help from David Baldalcci, the best-selling author whose most popular title, Absolute Power, sold 110 million copies while being adapted into a Clint Eastwood movie. He’ll be talking about his new book at this free event, as well as giving tips to aspiring novelists. The best part? It’s free.
Deal nearby: Piranha's Bar and Grill
Friday, July 11, to Sunday, Friday 13, 10 a.m.
Uncle Macon Days
312 S. Front St. (Murfreesboro)
Like the real-life version of Back to the Future III, this old-time festival whisks people off into the dusty past. Where else can we have the rare (and rad) pleasure of watching a bluegrass band, catching a blacksmithing lesson, cheering a group of competition-level cloggers and ogling at the world’s largest cedar bucket (which is a real thing!) during the same afternoon? It’s enough to make us say Great Scott!
Deal nearby: Cottage Cafe
Saturday, July 12, 8:05 p.m.
Second Saturday Outdoor Cinema: “The Outsiders”
Parking lot beside the Belcourt,Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave.
Calling all Greasers and Socs! The Belcourt will be turning its parking lot into a drive-in movie theater on Saturday night, with a free showing of The Outsiders around sundown. No cars are allowed, so bring your blanket or lawn chair instead. Stay gold, Nashville.
Deal nearby: Local Honey
Sunday, July 13, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
”Mary Poppins” Sing-a-long
The Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St. (Franklin)
We’re big fans of old-school Disney movies. At the Franklin Theater, the 1964 classic “Mary Poppins” will be broadcast on the big screen. It’s an interactive showing, meaning audience members are encouraged to sing along. (They’ll have subtitles during each song, just in case you forget how to say ‘supercalifragilistic,’)
Deal nearby: Olivia Olive Oil