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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 30th from 11:00-11:45
It's the beginning of Hummingbird Migration season. Why are hummingbirds in the myths and fairy tales of some cultures and not others? What do their travels have to do with it?
Master Hummingbird Bander and President of the TN Ornithological Society, Cyndi Routledge will share about studying Hummingbirds and their migration through Middle Tennessee.
Craft: Make pipe cleaner hummingbirds
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Architecture Tours

Free with Parthenon Admission
Sunday, July 24th at 2:00 P.M.
Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.
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The Acropolis of Athens: The Photography of William James Stillman

FREE WITH PARTHENON ADMISSION
Opening Saturday, July 23rd - January 14th
The Parthenon announces a return installation of The Acropolis of Athens: The Photography of William James Stillman in the West Gallery, beginning July 23.
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Architecture Tours

Parthenon Admission
Saturday July 23rd at 10:00 A.M.
Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 23rd from 11:00-11:45 a.m.
The Panathanaeic festival depicted on the outside frieze of The Parthenon had contests of athleticism and music every four years with prizes awarded to the winners.
Come participate in some festival themed games as we explore the differences of the Panathanaeic Festival and The Olympics.
Craft: Make replica olive oil jars like the ones given to contest winners of the festival.
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 16th from 11:00-11:45
Musicians from Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears!
Craft: Make a music maker
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 9th from 11:00-11:45 pm
The myth of Odysseus tells of a clever man who has a great victory and then loses everything and tries to make his way back home. Our story time looks at Odysseus as he gets travel advice from Athena and takes refuge at different places along the way.
Craft: Make your own laminated luggage tag
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Kidsville at The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, July 2nd from 11:00-11:45 pm.
Dancing tells stories and makes connections. Music educator, Emma Supica will guide us in a story time adventure of dancing to celebrate cultures and make friends.
Craft: Draw a postcard picture about the dance to share with a friend
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, June 25 from 11-11:45
World Refugee Day - come hear a story told through the eyes of a Kurdish refugee. Craft: decorate and fill welcome bags for refugees that come to Siloam Family Health Center.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, June 25 from 12-5 PM
Season Closer with The Jayhawks, Griffin House, Hope Country and the WO Smith Music School Camp Backbeat Bands.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Friday, June 24 from 9-5 PM
Acoustic Friday Night with Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Damien Horne, Tristan McIntosh, Charlie Oxford and Jilian Linklater. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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David Ewing's Exhibit: "A Day At The Fair"

MEMBERS: FREE NON-MEMBERS: PARTHENON ADMISSION
Going On Now Through July 10th
The Parthenon Museum welcomes the return of the Day at the Fair, a celebration of the Tennessee Centennial Exhibition with artifacts chosen from the David Ewing collection.
The exhibit gives modern-day travelers a feel for what it must have been like to visit the Tennessee Centennial Exposition over a hundred years ago.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, June 18 from 11-11:45
 Intersection, Nashville's contemporary classical music ensemble, will interact with kids and explore how new music can expand our minds and ears. Craft: make your own rhythm instruments.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, June 18 from 12-5 PM
Featuring Hurray for the Riff Raff, River Whyless, Justin Klump, Marie Miller. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Friday, June 17 from 5-9 PM
Acoustic Friday Night with Steve Forbert, Leigh Nash, Angel Snow, Dara Tucker and Natalie Lurie. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, June 11 from 11-11:45
Storytime with Parthenon docent John Taylor - learn about the authentic armor of ancient Greece, and find out why the Athena sculpture is placed in a position of peace. Craft: make Greek arm cuff bracelets
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, June 11 from 12-5 PM
With Matthew Perryman Jones and Friends, John Fullbright, Mike Hicks, Slings & Arrows and more. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, June 4 from 11-11:45
Mars Molecule Project artist Mario Martinez will explain the techniques used to create his sculptures on display in Centennial Park. Craft: make molecule models out of marshmallows. 
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
SATURDAY, JUNE 4 from 12-5 PM
With The Mowgli's, AJ and the Jiggawatts, Rashad Tha Poet, Kyshona and more. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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Images Of Centennial Park in The Twentieth Century

MEMBERS: FREE NON-MEMBERS: PARTHENON ADMISSION
Going On Now Through Oct. 26th
The Parthenon Museum is pleased to open an exhibition of 20th century images of Centennial Park. Postcards from the Ridley Wills II Collection anchor the show with pastoral scenes from the early 1900s through a late twentieth century image of the Parthenon's west end framed against the skyscrapers of the city.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
Saturday, May 28 from 12-5 PM
With Family of the Year, The Black Cadillacs, Cordovas, Spoken Southern Word Artists and more. With Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, May 28 from 11-11:45 AM
Wish You Were Here - we'll write a giant postcard story together, and use the card as part of our activity stations for the rest of the summer. Craft: make your own postmark stamp.
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Musicians Corner presents Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Documentary/Live

$25
Monday, May 23 at City Winery Nashville
From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa's top touring and recording bands. They also now play an important diplomatic role as spokespersons and for the ever-increasing millions of refugees worldwide. Screen their documentary film and watch them work their magic live next Monday at City Winery Nashville. Buy tickets here.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

Free
12-9 PM
Featuring Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Myzica, Zeke Duhon, Edward & Jane, Marc Scibilia, Birdtalker, Austin Jenckes, Shannon Labrie and more. Plus Kidsville, Dogville, Food Trucks, MC Pub, and Local Artisans.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, May 21 from 11-1145 AM
A Day at the Fair - an imagined day at the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition, inspired by the children's book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt will be providing a visit from the book's main character...the mouse! Craft: Make a souvenir pin like the ones in the 1897 Fair.
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MUSICIANS CORNER

FREE
Saturday, May 14 from 12-5
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Andy Davis, Caroline Glaser, Halfbrass, plus Kidsville, Dogville, food trucks, the MC Pub, and local artisans. More details
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, May 14 from 11-1145 AM
Hear the Grimm's Fairy Tale Fitcher's Feathered Bird to go with the Katherine Ace art exhibit on display until mid-May. Craft: Create your own bird to take with you.
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Musicians Corner - Acoustic Friday Night

Free
Friday, May 13 from 5-9 PM
Emerson Hart (of Tonic), Fairfield Four, Jason Eskridge, plus Kidsville, Dogville, food trucks, the MC Pub, and local artisans. More details
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

Free
Saturday, May 7 from 11-1145 AM
Hear the Grimm's Fairy Tale Six Swans, to go with the Katherine Ace art exhibit on display until mid-May. Craft: paint Mother's Day Cards with watercolors and feathers.
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Kidsville At The Parthenon

FREE
Saturday, April 30 from 11-11:45 AM
Rapunzel - Did you know that the name "Rapunzel" is also the name of rampion, a tasty vegetable? In this story, a family foolishly wanted a salad of "rampion" that grew in a witch's garden. Craft: make our own self portrait with vegetable stamps.
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