Louisville.com's Weekender: Events for Feb. 7-10, 2013

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We Sing America II at the Frazier History Museum

Presented in partnership with the Kentucky Opera and Fund for the Arts, We Sing America is a free happy hour event that includes gallery access at the Frazier History Museum. A Frazier Museum interpreter will perform in conjunction with Kentucky Opera studio artists to provide a vivid tour of our country’s history through American folk songs.

Feb. 7, 5 p.m.
Frazier History Museum
829 W. Main St.
502-753-5663
FrazierMuseum.org
Free


Citizen Cope at Headliners Music Hall

Dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope’s roots are complex You may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green. Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart. Doors open at 8 p.m. for this 18 and over show.

Feb. 7, 9 p.m.
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
502-584-8088
headlinerslouisville.com
$30/VIP package $125


Young Playwrights Festival 2013 at Walden Theater

A fully produced festival of short plays celebrating the talents of Walden Theatre's student playwrights, featuring actors from Walden's Conservatory acting program.

Through Feb. 9
Walden Theatre
1123 Payne St.
502-589-0084
waldentheatre.org
$8

 

A Slice of Life at the Clifton Center

Local restaurants, wineries and distilleries will provide samples to guests. Local businesses are donating gift certificates and items to be used in silent auction and teal grab bags. This is a 21 and over event. All proceeds benefit local Ovarian Cancer programs.

Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.
Clifton Center
2117 Payne St.
502-708-1625
oakky.org
$50 in advance, $60.00 at the door


Mardi Gras Festival at Fourth Street Live

Fourth Street Live! presents the annual Mardi Gras Festival. This is Louisville's biggest Mardi Gras Party, with live music by The Jordan English Band and live DJs—and lots of beads beads beads. Plus, there's a costume contest, a King Cake eating contest and the person with the most beads contest. Contest winners will receive $500 in cash.

Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Fourth Street Live!
502-584-7170
4thstlive.com
Free

 

Thomas Edison's 166th Birthday Party at the Thomas Edison House

Thomas Edison turns 166 this month—and Louisville is throwing a birthday party for the celebrated inventor and scientist. The historic Thomas Edison House in Butchertown will host a day-long birthday party that includes a cake shaped like a light bulb.

Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thomas Edison House
729 E. Washington St.
502-899-5079
edisonhouse.org
Admission is half price for adults and children under 12 are free


Derby City Roller Girls vs. Glass City Rollers at Champs Rollerdome

The Derby City Roller Girls are back in action and are set to host the Glass City Rollers at the Rollerdrome. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the bout starts at 8 p.m.. Music by DJ Kim Sorise.

Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Champs Rollerdrome
9851 Lagrange Road
502-425-1717
derbycityrollergirls.com
$9 advanced, $11 door


2013 Jewish Film Festival at Village 8 Theatre

The 15th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival strives to show the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience by presenting the best contemporary international films. Through feature films, shorts, documentaries and student films, as well as conversations with guest speakers, the festival explores Jewish identity with the hope of increasing tolerance and educating its audiences. Some of the films shown have gone on to be nominated for Academy Awards and remade into Hollywood films. Many of them have received Israel’s highest awards for films. Since our beginning over 100 outstanding films have been shown at a variety of venues accompanied by exciting speakers and receptions.

Feb. 9-21
Village 8 Theatre
4014 Dutchmans Lane
502-459-0660
jewishlouisville.org/filmfestival
$8.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $6 students

 

Grammy Viewing Party: Music’s Most Exciting Night

Louisville Public Media is rolling out the red carpet for a live viewing party of music's most esteemed annual awards ceremony. Join them Sunday for music, trivia and of course, the 55th annual presentation of the awards. This exclusive event is available to Public Radio members only. To become a member, please contact 502-814-6565. Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a space for you and a friend, email your name and number of seats (1 or 2) to membership@louisvillepublicmedia.org.

Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
502-814-6565
membership@louisvillepublicmedia.org
Free


WWE Road to WrestleMania SmackDown at the KFC Yum! Center

WWE SmackDown, the epitome of professional wresting entertainment, is bringing its 2013 World Tour to Louisville! Wrestling fans, don’t miss seeing your favorite Superstars in action, including Sheamus, Randy Orton, Big Show, Kane, Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, The Diva’s, and many more. Wrestling line-up subject to change.

Feb. 10, 5 p.m.
KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
502-562-0157
kentuckycenter.org
$18-28

  

 

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