July 13 to 28, Youth Production: The Secret Garden, Street Theatre Company. A beautiful interpretation of a children’s classic comes to life on stage. www.streettheatrecompany.org
July 19, Nashville Ballet performs Aesop’s Fables, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art. Enjoy Cheekwood’s Family Night Out every Thursday in July. Tonight, they offer dance and drama under the stars! www.cheekwood.org
Thursday and Friday evenings through July 27, Art Making in the Lobby: The Simple Life, Frist Center. Make cardboard drawings using everyday materials inspired by the art of Bill Traylor. www.fristcenter.org
July 13 to August 4, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Nashville Public Library downtown. Older kids will enjoy this hour-long production of the Shakespeare play, performed by the Wishing Chair Productions puppet troupe. The exquisite set is inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.