The Frist Art Museum's Free Family Festival Day Sunday, Oct. 21 to celebrate the opening of "Paris 1900: City of Entertainment". There will be free gallery admission, and performances and activities inspired by the exhibit, which features more than 300 works (including from Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Pissarro) from several Paris museums.
Another good bet for seeing the Paris art is the "Frist Friday" event from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26, when they will have live performances, including a suspended gravity circus, artist-led activities and string quartet music. Admission to Frist Friday is free for those 18 and under and college students with ID, but $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for military. Details: www.FristArtMuseum.org/familyday
"Tennessee Timeline: DeSoto to Desert Storm" will be at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park from 10 a.m. – 4p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The free event, which will take place along the park's history wall, focuses on the stories of the people of Tennessee from the days of Hernando de Soto to the Gulf War, and includes re-enactments, living history, weapon firing demonstrations, children's activities and historical talks. Details: 615-741-5280 and www.tnstateparks.com
The October Night Market Monster Mash at the Nashville Farmers’ Market is 5-9 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Details: https://www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org For more of Ms. Cheap's money-saving ideas, visit her website www.tennessean.com/cheap and follow her on Twitter @Ms_Cheap.