Weekender: Feb. 27-28

•Trampled By Turtles

Saturday, Feb. 27

Headliners
1386 Lexington Road
584-8088
trampledbyturtles.com
$20; 7 p.m., 18+

Dave Simonett says Trampled By Turtles owes its career to college and public radio. “Throughout the whole time we’ve been playing, it’s been the only radio support that we’ve gotten,” says Simonett, the band’s producer and main songwriter. “I find that not just for us but for other bands in similar situations as ours.” The group’s rousing new-grass takes shape in Duluth, Minn. Palomino, their latest album, opens with a drag-racer called “Wait So Long,” and from there, the Turtles rarely downshift. “Our band has always been best live. That’s where we’re able to tap into something that has been a challenge in the studio.” Del McCoury Band headlines the WFPK fundraiser. —Mat Herron

•Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Saturday, Feb. 27

Clifton Center
2117 Payne St. • 896-8480
www.kwalliance.org
$30; 8 p.m.

In 1999, the South Yuba River Citizens League convinced California’s governor to designate 39 miles of the South Yuba River “wild and scenic,” depriving the local flora and fauna of a riverside Tumbleweed. A few years later, they decided to celebrate the victory by throwing a big party and watching some movies. Continuing this tradition, The Kentucky Waterways Alliance is hosting the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival Saturday with the theme “Water Connects Us All.” Several documentaries will be screened, including “Living Lightly,” a zero-impact parable by Louisville filmmaker Robin Burke. WFPK’s John Gage will emcee the event, and Wiltshire Pantry, Riverbend Winery and the Bluegrass Brewing Company will provide food and drink. —Jonathan Meador

•Derby City Rollergirls

Saturday, Feb. 27

Manslick Rollerdome

721 Gagel Ave.

dcrg.wordpress.com

$11; 7 p.m.

The Rollergirls open their new season against the Demolition City Roller Derby. Music by DJ Kim Sorise.

•Author Cynthia Proffitt @ A Reader’s Corner

Saturday, Feb. 27

A Reader’s Corner

138 Breckenridge Lane

info@areaderscorner.com

Free; 1-3 p.m.

Local author Cynthia Proffitt will sign her book “Intimate Encounters of the Bipolar Kind” on Saturday.

•Blue’s Clues Live!

Feb. 27, March 6, 13 & 20

Derby Dinner Playhouse

525 Marriott Drive

Clarksville, Ind.

812-288-2632

www.derbydinner.com

Based on the very popular Nickelodeon television show, this musical takes the audience to Blues birthday party. Blues friend Joe (with the help of the audience) plays Blues Clues and searches for the three clues that will tell him what Blue wants for her birthday. While on the search, we meet all Blues friends, help Joe play games like freeze dance and musical chairs, travel under the sea to find treasure, and finally solve the puzzle and give Blue the best birthday present ever.

•Sunday Tea

Sunday, Feb. 28

Brown Hotel, Grand Lobby

Fourth & Broadway

Free ($15 if having the prix fixe tea menu); 4-5 p.m.

The Brown Hotel invites classical music lovers to enjoy Sunday Tea in the Grand Lobby beginning February 28. A weekly tradition at The Brown Hotel, the Sunday Classical Hour is free to the public from 4-5 p.m. and features Ms. Nada Loutfi playing the music of the greatest piano composers.

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