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 OCTOBER 18, 2012 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. FRIDAY OCTOBER 19, 2012 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. SATURDAY OCTOBER 20, 2012 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. SUNDAY OCTOBER 21, 2012 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. MONDAY OCTOBER 22, 2012 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. TUESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2012 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. WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2012 Sports fans have two options tonight: UK's Blue White Game and ESPN's John Brenkus talk at UK's Memorial Hall. THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 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.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings OCTOBER 18 - OCTOBER 25, 2012 THURSDAY OCTOBER 18 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 FRIDAY OCTOBER 19 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 SATURDAY OCTOBER 20 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 SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 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 MONDAY OCTOBER 22 Bill Evans | Kayla Bender 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre TUESDAY OCTOBER 23 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 WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24 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 THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 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 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