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As the official store of the Tennesse Titans, Titans Locker Room is a one-stop shop for apparel and accessories. Don a Pro-Bowler guise with a personalized jersey ($79-$99) or other authentic player apparel for men, women and Titan tykes. Get in the game with second-season sideline gear like hats ($22–$25) and sweatshirts ($89). Couch coaches can dress like head football guru Jeff Fisher sans his usual chainmail and astronaut boots with the basic polo($39) or travel back in time with the ladies’ retro hooded tee ($42). Outfit tiny Titanites in the infant Chris Johnson jersey ($40), and watch them produce the game-winning snore during this afternoon’s nap.

4514 Harding Pike
Nashville,
TN
US

On October 7, 2000, the Predators opened the season with a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Penguins just outside Tokyo, Japan. The series drew the largest crowds ever to witness hockey in the nation's history. But just two years prior, Nashville was the new kid on the NHL block. One of the final pieces of a massive expansion effort during the 1990s, the Predators became the 27th franchise in NHL history when they skated to a 1–0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on October 10, 1998. Like many new organizations and racehorses with four left hooves, Nashville stumbled out of the gate, missing the playoffs in each of its first five seasons. That futility came to a sudden halt in 2003-04, when the Predators made their first of four straight postseason appearances.

501 Broadway
Nashville,
TN
US

• For $8, you get one upper-level seat in the green section (a $17 value, including a $2 facility fee). • For $21, you get one lower-level seat in the yellow section (a $42 value, including a $2 facility fee).

417 4th Avenue North
Nashville,
TN
US

Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five

Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.

417 4th Ave. N
Nashville,
TN
US

In its third year, the Don Meyer Evening of Excellence is featuring award-winning coach Krzyzewski as its keynote speaker. Often called Coach K because of his former career as potassium, Krzyzewski has won four NCAA national titles and eight National Coach of the Year awards in his 31 years at Duke. He recently reached the 900-win career mark, which includes a record 79 NCAA tournament victories and earned him a much-coveted permanent spot at the front of the concession stand line during any game. Since being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, Coach K was able to take his game international, coaching Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and a fleet of basketball-playing passport-wielders to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Coach K is involved in many community programs and is the current chairman of the Duke Children's Miracle Network Telethon, president of the NABC Foundation, and participant in the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research.

1 University Park Dr
Nashville,
TN
US

Without transcendent classical music, Nashville's top cultural event would be a polka band performing a 58-minute "Yakety Sax" jam session instead of today's Groupon to the Nashville Symphony. For $30, you get one ticket to see Thibaudet Returns at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Concerts take place on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. and April 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. All seating is in the $75 orchestra level.

417 4th Ave N
Nashville,
TN
US