Thursday, August 28, 5 p.m.
Nashville Lifestyles' 9th Annual Bartender Bash
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave.
Next week, Live on the Green will launch its three-day finale, with back-to-back concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This week represents the musical calm before the storm, with a one-off performance by All Them Witches, the Features and Capital Cities. Pro-tip(s): get there early to stake a good spot, and consider riding a bike, since battling for parking spots with 20,000 other attendees is sure to sour your upcoming weekend.
Deal nearby: Piranha's Bar and Grill
Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30, midnight
Midnight Movie: "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
The Belcourt Theatre, 2102 Belcourt Ave.
One, two, Freddy's coming for you… We challenge anyone to sleep well after this midnight movie, which pits Freddy Krueger against a string of early '80s teens — including a young Johnny Depp. Bonus!
Deal nearby: Local Honey
Saturday, August 30, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Inter'NASH'ional Food Crawl
Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Pike
Some of Nashville's best food can be found on Nolensville Road, where taco stands, bibimbap restaurants, arepas carts and Greek diners loom out of the pavement like mouthwatering oases. The road is basically an international corridor of culinary delights, in other words, and hungry Nashvillians can celebrate its delicacies during this annual food crawl. Start at Casa Azafran, then let your stomach lead the way.
Deal nearby: Fat Boy's BBQ
Sunday, August 31, 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks at Nashville Shores
Nashville Shores, 4001 Bell Rd.
It's Labor Day weekend! Get yer America on by hitting up Nashville's lakeside water park — for the discounted price of $19.99, no less -- and stay late for a free fireworks show. The surface of the water reflects the pyrotechnics above, meaning you essentially get two shows in one. That's so American.
Deal nearby: Sub Depot