Welcome to November and the Ace Picks for Lexington, Kentucky -- Ace’s highly curated and selective to do list for the next eight days in the bluegrass (also delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe.) The new Ace is on stands now. Grab it first; it includes fun things that are in the print edition only -- like Free Will Astrology, Classifieds, Pet Picks, and more)! THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2012 If you thought the costumes had been put away after Halloween, you might be startled to see another brightly garbed parade of walkers downtown -- it's the annual Day of the Dead, Living Arts and Science Center. Traffic notes: what time is the UK Game? Alltech's National Horse Show is this week. The opening reception for Amended Artifiacts at Institute 193 is also this evening. UK Jazz Ensemble is at the Singletary Center. In theatre, Actors Guild's production of David Mamet's November opens tonight, and The Liar continues this weekend at Transy. Gigs include 2 Live Crew at Cosmic Charlie's and Radney Foster at Natasha's. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2012 Couldn't get enough Day of the Dead? Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents Dia de Los Muertos at Lexington Opera House and Smoke and Mirrors is at the Downtown Arts Center. Don't forget the time change! You get an extra hour of frivolity. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2012 Where else but Lexington, Kentucky could you wake up to the annual Blessing of the Hounds at the Iroquois Hunt Club and end the day with a road trip to the KFC Yum Center for Springsteen? Traffic notes: UK vs. Vandy. Comedy: Ron White performs at UK's Singletary Center. Maybach Music Group is at Rupp Arena. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2012 Longtime Ace favorite David Sedaris is at UK's Singletary Center. We do our best to lay claim to Sedaris around here as his mother-in-law is reportedly from Kentucky. From When You Are Engulfed in Flames, “When Maw Hamrick’s around, I don’t lift a finger. All my chores go automatically to her, and I just sit in a rocker, raising my feet every now and then so she can pass the vacuum. It’s incredibly relaxing, but it doesn’t make me look very good, especially if she’s doing something strenuous, carrying furniture to the basement, for instance, which again, was completely her idea. I just mentioned in passing that we rarely used the dresser, and that one of these days someone should take it downstairs. I didn’t mean her, exactly, though at age seventy-six she’s a lot stronger than Hugh gives her credit for. Coming from Kentucky, she’s used to a hard day’s work. Choppin’, totin’, all those activities with a dropped g: the way I figure it, these things are in her genes.” MONDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2012 Printmaking in the Bluegrass opens in Transy's Morlan Gallery today, featuring some of our favorite local artists (like Johnny Lackey) working in some of our favorite media. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2012 Kentucky native Barbara Kingsolver's new novel Flight Behavior is in bookstores today. (She makes an appearance at Joseph Beth later in November.) Today's the big day: VOTE! And just a friendly reminder, no liquor sales while the polls are open (6 am to 6 pm), so if you're planning a giant celebration, you might want to shop Monday. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2012 Two big chats in town tonight, wildly different. WVLK presents an Evening with Joe B. Hall as part of their 65th anniversary programming (happy birthday, folks!) UK presents Forecastle Festival founder, JK McKnight. Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are compiled from the aceweekly.com Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Chris Snider. Click to submit.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 8, 2012 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 2 Live Crew, 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Jerrold Stratton 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Radney Foster 8 pm, Natasha’s UK Jazz Ensemble 7.30 pm, UK Singletary Center Justin Townes Earle 8.30 pm, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati Barefoot Renegades 10.30 pm, Tin Roof FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 Benyarno 9 pm, The Attic Big Gigantic 9 pm, Buster’s Born Cross Eyed 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s The Violet Lights 8 pm, Green Lantern Scott Said & Backroads 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Julia Knight 9 pm, Natasha’s The Sean Rivers Band 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Holy Ghost Tent Revival 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 Daymoths | The Butchers | I Like You 8 pm, Al’s Bar Roger Creager 9 pm, Buster’s Stardeath and the Dwarves 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Bruce Springsteen 7.30 pm, KFC Yum Center, Louisville The Shanks 10pm, Green Lantern Act III 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Maybach Music Group 7.30 pm, Rupp Arena Rumpke Mountain Boys | HogMaw 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 Sick/Sea | CAVES 9 pm, Al’s Bar Dangermuffin 10.30 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Year of October 8 pm, Natasha’s MONDAY NOVEMBER 5 The Old Ceremony 9 pm, Buster’s Claire Lynch | Appalatin 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre Matthew Perryman Jones 9 pm, Natasha’s TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6 WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7 Coaltown Dixie 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace Buffy Lawson 6 pm; Dale Ann Bradley 9 pm, Natasha’s THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8 Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels 9 pm, Al’s Bar Simo 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Ford Theater Reunion | Blind Corn Liquor Pickers 8 pm, Green Lantern King’s Ransom 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Jamey Aebersold Quartet 7 pm, Lexington Central Library Buffy Lawson 6 pm; Blue Mother Tupelo 9 pm, Natasha’s Who is BC? 10.30 pm, Tin Roof VENUES Al`s Bar 601 Limestone St 859.252.9104 ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill Street The Attic Bar 2628 Richmond Rd. 859.268.0332 Atomic Café 265 Limestone St. 859-254-1969 Austin City Saloon 2350 Woodhill Drive 859.266.6891 Bar Lexington: 373 East Main St. 859-523-7694 Bigg Blue Martini 369 W. Vine St. 859.231.9000 Black Box Theater 141 E. Main St. 859.225.0370 Bogart`s at Crowne Plaza 1375 S. Broadway 859.255.4281 Buster`s Billiards & Backroom 899 Manchester St. 859.368.8871 Campus Pub 393 Waller Ave 859.231.0957 The Cellar 3256 Lansdowne Drive 859.317.8301 Cheapside 131 Cheapside 859.254.0046 Chevy Chase Inn 833 East Euclid Ave. 859.266.9422 Common Grounds 343 E. High St. 859.233.9761 Coffee Times Coffee House: 2571 Regency Rd. 859-277-9410 Cosmic Charlie`s 388 Woodland Ave. 859.309.9499 Giuseppe`s: 4456 Nicholasville Rd. 859-272-4269 Grapevine 4101 Tates Creek Rd. 859.273.7788 Green Lantern 497 W. Third St. 859.252.9539 Henry Clay’s Public House 112 N. Upper Street Horse and Barrel at DeSha`s 101 N. Broadway 859.259.3771 The Julep Cup 111 Woodland Ave 859-226-0300 Kentucky Theatre 214 East Main Street 859.231.6997 Land of Tomorrow 527 E. Third Street Lynagh`s Irish Pub 384 Woodland Ave. 859.255.1292 Malibu Pub and Grill 239 Surfside Dr. 859.278.9003 Natasha`s 112 Esplanade 859.259.2754 O`Neill`s Irish Pub 2051 Richmond Rd. 859.266.4488 Parlay Social 257 W. Short Street The Secret Bar and Grill 841 Lane Allen Road 859.317.8673 Shamrocks Bar and Grill154 N. Patchen Dr. 859.269.7621 ShowMe’s Restaurant: 1973 Bryant Rd. - 859-317-8625 Southside Pub 3650 Boston Rd. 859.223.4775 Squires Tavern 3429 Buckhorn Dr. 859.317.8887 Tee Dee's Club 266 E Second St 859.335.8440 Tin Roof 303 S. Limestone St. 859.317.9111 Two Keys Tavern 333 S. Limestone St. 859.254.5000 Vue 201 E. Main Street, 15th Floor Willie’s Locally Known 805 N. Broadway