Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar November 1 thru November 8, 2012


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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.)

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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.


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.


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.


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.”


Artwork by Derrick Riley

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.


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.


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 Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Chris Snider. Click to submit.


Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings

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

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

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

Sick/Sea | CAVES 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Dangermuffin 10.30 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Year of October 8 pm, Natasha’s

The Old Ceremony 9 pm, Buster’s
Claire Lynch | Appalatin 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre
Matthew Perryman Jones 9 pm, Natasha’s


Coaltown Dixie 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace
Buffy Lawson 6 pm; Dale Ann Bradley 9 pm, Natasha’s

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

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.

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

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

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