The one true King of blues comes to Lexington
Blues legend B.B. King performs at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Troubadour Concert Series. Tickets are sold out. For more info, go to Troubashow.com.
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Disney characters strap on skates
Disney on Ice presents Rockin' Ever After, a musical showcase featuring such Disney stars as Merida of Brave, Sebastian and Ariel of The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel and Flynn of Tangled, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Shows are through April 13 at Rupp Arena. ($15-$69; Ticketmaster.com).
Come on down for Food Truck Friday
Head to the Herald-Leader for Food Truck Friday. Vendors with the Bluegrass Food Truck Association will serve food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot at 100 Midland Avenue. A portion of proceeds will go to local charities.
As they say in 'Mary Poppins' ...
Oh, oh, oh! Let's go fly a kite (at Kite Fest).
Up to the highest height (be sure to bring your own kite).
Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring (from noon to 4 p.m.).
Up through the atmosphere (at Jacobson Park).
Up where the air is clear (Best part? It's free).
Oh, let's go fly a kite!
90th running of Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
It's a good bet that Keeneland's top race of the spring meet, a $750,000 Kentucky Derby prep, packs the grandstand. (5:45 p.m., Fox Sports 1)
Take time to plant a tree
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., volunteers will gather at Hisle Park, 3551 Briar Hill Road, for the 16th Reforest the Bluegrass. The mission: re-create streamside forests once native to the inner Bluegrass region. Register at Reforest2014.eventbrite.com.
Honey, did you just hear a loud boom?
Oh, that must be Thunder Over Louisville, the official start of the Derby Festival. The largest annual fireworks display in North America will take place at Waterfront Park in downtown Louisville. FoodFest and entertainment start at 11 a.m., the air show is at 3 p.m., and the fireworks begin at 9:30. (Thunderoverlouisville.org)