Things to Do: Feb. 19-21


Olivia Dawson

Blues Night
Feb. 19 at 7p.m.
The Library at Oxmoor Farm
720 Oxmoor Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 40222

The Filson Historical Society presents this event featuring classic blues hits from the 1950s and 60s performed by local blues legends, such as Sylvester Weaver and Bill Gaither. There will also be an overview of the history of blues for patrons who are less familiar. With refreshments and older music, this is a great event for anyone who wants to feel nostalgic.

Floetic Friday Youth Poetry Slam
Feb. 19 at 7p.m.
Local Speed
822 E Market St., Louisville, Ky. 40206

Express yourself and support the Young Poets of Louisville, an organization founded by Manual senior Mackenzie Berry, at this poetry slam. Hear the words of your peers and get inspired. This is a cheap way to spend two hours engaging in creative fun. The Young Poets of Louisville is for writers age 13-19.

Helen Keller: This is Your Life
Feb. 20 at 1p.m.
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 40206

Learn more about Helen Keller’s life and achievements through interviews with people who knew her well. See how she was influential in human rights, pacifism, and unionism, and what she did to change the lives of disabled people. This program is expected to be popular and may fill up. Call (502) 899-2213 by noon on Feb. 19 to make reservations.

The House of Worth: Fashions Sketches 1916-1918
Feb. 21 at 1p.m.
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
1402 St James Ct., Louisville, Ky. 40208

History buffs and fashion lovers alike would enjoy this lecture on the type of fashion in time period of World War I. Learn about the start of couture and how it and the war influenced each other. Fashion and history authors Jessica Jenkins and Karen DePauw will be leading the program.

Kentucky Opera presents Show Boat
Through Feb. 21. Times vary.
Prices vary
Brown Theatre
315 W Broadway, Louisville, Ky. 40202

This Broadway staple is coming to life in Louisville’s more intimate Brown Theatre. “Show Boat” is a two-act musical about life and love on a Mississippi boat, portrayed in grand opera style. This is all ages and a perfect show to see with the family, or on a date.

Naughty by Nature
Feb. 21 at 8p.m.
The Mercury Ballroom
611 South Fourth St., Louisville, Ky 40202

This Grammy-winning hip hop trio is having their 25th Anniversary Tour. Hear their various 90s hits, exemplifying the early days of hip hop. Queen Latifah, who was a rapper at the time, mentored the group and helped with their success. Fans of LL Cool J or EPMD would like this show.

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30p.m. through Mar. 12
The Alley Theatre
633 W Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40202

Catch a show during the opening weekend of this innovative and charismatic production that meshes two important cultural influences. The play retells Star Wars through Shakespearian language, offering something for fans of the new and the old.WSSW