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Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar Oct 18 thru October 25


Welcome to Homecoming weekend in Lexington, Kentucky and Ace’s highly curated and selective list of Ace Picks for the next eight days in the beautiful bluegrass (delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe).

Movies now playing in Lexington, Kentucky  (click through for Ace Reviews) include: Arbitrage, The Master, and Taken 2. Not that you’ll have time.


Thursday Night Live is winding down soon. Don’t miss tonight’s band the Payback. 

Also tonight, Jason Howard signs A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music. Click to read Heather C. Watson’s recap of last weekend’s Southern Festival of Books, including a sterling appearance by Jason with Naomi Judd.

Oh My Me rounds out the evening at the Green Lantern.


You don’t have to be able to pronounce it to attend this group art exhibit (at the corner of Loudon and Maple). Just go. 100 artists, each contributing two pieces.

Factor in the UK Homecoming Parade when driving downtown tonight.


It might get loud. Drive By Truckers at Buster’s and Blocktoberfest at Al’s Bar.

UK Homecoming and Keeneland on the same day require judicious traffic planning.

Live at Birdland tonight at UK’s Singletary Center.



Have you been to the Friends of the Library Book Sale? It’s practically stealing — but it isn’t. And it benefits a great cause.

Election politics got you down? For a lighter touch, Capitol Steps at UK’s Singletary Center.


You can’t be ready for Halloween, much less Day of the Dead, without seeing Bob Morgan’s show at the Living Arts and Science Center.


Shipley makes a sandwich.

Lexington’s growing to embrace a burgeoning food truck culture (not without controversy), but pop-up restaurants are still a new idea. Chef Johnny Shipley will be serving up Korean pancakes for lunch all week at Institute 193, as a fundraiser for the non profit — a tasty, tasty fundraiser.


Sports fans have two options tonight: UK’s Blue White Game and ESPN’s John Brenkus talk at UK’s Memorial Hall.


If there’s two things we love at Ace, it’s reading and eating. International Eating and Reading night at the Carnegie Center seems like the perfect marriage of the two.

Comedian Brian Regan will perform at UK’s Singletary Center.

And last, but not least, Idiot Glee at Al’s Bar. (Click for a 2010 Ace coverstory.)


Ace Picks and calendar recs compiled from the aceweekly.com Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Chris Snider. Click to submit.

Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
OCTOBER 18 – OCTOBER 25, 2012

Hurley Ridge | Lookin’ Mighty Squirrel! | CAVES 8 pm, Al’s Bar
Bad People 10 pm, The Attic
Puddin Howell 9.30 pm, Austin City Saloon
Here Come the Mummies! 9 pm, Buster’s
The Payback 5 pm, Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Park
Paul Burch and the WPA Ballclub 10 pm,
Cosmic Charlie’s
Vince Gill 8 pm, EKU Center
Cooneagle | Red Measure | Thunderhawk 10 pm,
Green Lantern
Doc Steffey 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
The Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Sun Street | Driftwood Gypsy 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Creature of Exile | Kentucky Ugly | Graffiti Mouth | Nine Fathom Grave 8 pm, The Attic
Tom Cool and the Cooligans 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Corey Smith 9 pm, Buster’s
Bill Sallee, The Cellar
The Twiggenberrys, Cheapside Bar
El Ten Eleven | Beacon | C2 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Big Fresh | Palisades 10 pm, Green Lantern
Plan B 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Sasha Colette & the Magnolias 11 pm, Lynagh’s Pub
Chuck Cannon 9 pm, Natasha’s
Huey Lewis and the News 8 pm, Norton Center, Danville
The Swells 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Superfecta, Southside Pub
Full Body Tones 9 pm, Squires Tavern

Blocktoberfest 8 pm, Al’s Bar
Tom Cool and the Cooligans 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Drive-By Truckers 8 pm, Buster’s
Solidago, The Cellar
Greener, Cheapside Bar
Tom Petty Tribute with the Other Brothers 10 pm, Green Lantern
Plan B 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Sundown Service 11 pm, Lynagh’s
Joel Henderson 9 pm, Natasha’s
Tee Dee Young | The Beale Street Blues King 10 pm, Parlay Social
Live at Birdland 7.30, Singletary Center
Superfecta, Southside Pub
Flickertail Holler 8 pm; Killer Meteor 10 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Embrace After Hours 6 pm; Chris Darby | Small Batch | Big Disaster 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Micky & The Motorcars 8 pm, Buster’s
Crushed Out 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Infected | Capitalist Kids | Nato Coles | Hey Driver 10 pm, Green Lantern
Relic Delic 11 pm, Lynagh’s Pub

Bill Evans | Kayla Bender 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre

Dent May | Idiot Glee 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Shadows Fall | God Forbid | Trumpet the Harlot | Howitzer | Thy Will Be Done 8 pm, Buster’s
Jimkata | Dopapod 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons | David Ramirez | Noah Gundersen 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Garland Buckeye; Out of the Ashes 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Town Mountain 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace
The Polish Ambassador 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s

Full Body Tone 9 pm, Al’s Bar
The Edifice Complex | Trampoline Death Kick | Dissonance 8 pm, The Attic
Radio 80 5 pm, Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Park
3rd Degree 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Crazy Janie 9 pm, Squires Tavern

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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