Thursday, August 7, noon
Curator's Tour: "Watch Me Move: The Animation Show"
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway
Get the inside scoop on the Frist's new exhibit — a look at the 120-year history of movie animation, from Betty Boop to Buzz Lightyear— by hopping on this tour with Frist curator Mark Scala and former Disney animator Tom Bancroft. 86 films are included in the exhibit, along with clips from Southpark, Futurama, and the old-school shows we grew up watching on Saturday morning.
Deal nearby: Peg Leg Porker
Friday, August 8, 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Snacks for Snacks
Events on Third, 209 3rd Ave N.
Gourmet cocktails. Craft beer. Wine. A biscuit bar. (!) This evening of adult-approved snacks will help raise money for the snack programs at Boys & Girls Clubs after-school programs, meaning your attendance will do wonders for your karma and your stomach.
Deal nearby: Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
Saturday, August 9, 9 a.m.
2014 Tomato Art Festival
5 Points, East Nashville
It's time to raise a Bloody Mary to the only fruit we'll ever allow on top of our pizza: the tomato. Starting with a 9 a.m. parade and running for the rest of the day, the Tomato Art Festival will fill the streets of 5 Points with live music, salsa-making contests, cornhole tournaments, food trucks, art exhibits, Bloody Mary recipe competitions and doggie fashion shows. Sounds pretty juicy to us.
Deal nearby: Fond Object
Sunday, August 10, 12 p.m.
Crying Wolf, 823 Woodland St.
Timing is everything, and this popup pool party couldn't have picked a better weekend to take over the parking lot beside Crying Wolf. August is hot! August is sweaty! Cool off with an ice-cold combo of live music, water slides, above-ground pools, bikini yoga, specialty drinks and DJ sets. You can leave your wallet in your other swimsuit, too, because this summer fest is free.
Deal nearby: Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes