Welcome to the Halloween 2012 edition of the Ace Picks for Lexington, Kentucky, now with the most zombies since our first list in 1989. Enjoy Ace’s highly curated and selective list of Ace Picks for the next eight days in the bluegrass zombie apocalypse (delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe, unless your brain's been eaten.) THURSDAY OCTOBER 25, 2012 How do you feel about pop-up restaurants? Never heard of them? Try the Korean Pancakes this week only at Institute 193, every day at lunch (a fundraiser for the arts non-profit). The opening reception for Monica Pipia's new exhibit is at Cardinal Hill; it's international reading and eating night at the Carnegie Center; and comedian Brian Regan performs at the Singletary Center. FRIDAY OCTOBER 26, 2012 Before you head over to Fourth Friday at the Art League, check out the Trust(ing) adaptation at Latitude at lunchtime. UK's Bale Boone symposium on arts and healing will conclude tonight with The High Lonesome Sound, Photographs by John Cohen, followed by a concert with Ben Sollee and John Cohen. There's a Halloween Walk at Raven Run, but if your blood runs colder than that, try the Zombie 5k at Equus Run (you think you're fast? You'll surely beat your best time with the unDead after you.) Have a more literary approach to Halloween? Joseph Beth will host a signing for The Appalachian Undead. And the midnight movie, for tonight and Saturday? What else? Rocky Horror at the Kentucky Theatre. SATURDAY OCTOBER 27, 2012 Saturday will be tasty with the Incredible Food Show.
Kentucky author George Ella Lyon will be reading and signing with her friend Pauletta Hansel at the Wild Fig Bookstore.LexArts will celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a fundraiser at ArtsPlace. Beaux Arts Fall Ball is at Buster's. And there are two gigs we highly recommend this evening: Bill Farris Quartet if you're in a jazzy mood, or Warren Byrom and the Fabled Canelands if you're feeling singer/songwriter-ish. SUNDAY OCTOBER 28, 2012 Photographer David Toczko will sign The Ambassador of Bourbon: Maker's Mark and the Rebirth of America's Native Spirit at Joseph Beth. The Lexington Philharmonic's Voices of America series is at the Lexington Opera House. Lexington's Jewish Film Series "My Dad is Baryshnikov" continues at UK, and the 2010 French movie Heartbeats is on at the Lexington Public Library. We have a complete list of downtown activities posted under the Thriller Parade. March Madness Marching Band plays an early show at Centrepointe field. And tonight on HBO's Treme, check out an episode penned by Kentucky native, screenwriter and author Chris Offutt. MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012 Woodsongs show tonight is The Ragbirds and Amber Rubarth. TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012 Walking Dead creator, and Kentucky native, Robert Kirkman, will speak at UK's Memorial Hall for UK SAB's Behind the Lens series. (Someone please take him to Cosmic Charlie's afterwards for the Funkadelic tribute with a host of local all-stars.) WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31, 2012 The number one question we get on the phones is "What Time is Trick or Treat in Lexington?" (Starts at 6.) West Sixth encourages costumes for their Halloween evening. And Holler Poets will have a special Hollerween installment tonight at Al's Bar. 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 OCTOBER 25 - OCTOBER 31, 2012 THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 Full Body Tones 9 pm, Al’s Bar Radio 80 5 pm, Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Park Lisa Raymond 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini The Swells | Ancient Warfare, Green Lantern 3rd Degree 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House The Reminders 8.30 pm, Parlay Social Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 Devine Carama presents Brown Sugar Hip Hop Showcase 10 pm, Al’s Bar Halloweezer III, Buster’s Billiards and Backroom Samantha Carlson 9:30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini John Cohen | Ben Sollee 8 pm, Pavilion A Auditorium, UK Chandler Hospital The Throwbacks, Cheapside Bar and Grill Ford Theatre Reunion’s Halloween show, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Kill Baby Kill | New Bravados | All American Werewolves, Green Lantern Puddin Howell & John McHugh 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House The Eric Cummins Band 11 pm, Lynagh’s Pub Si Kahn 12 pm, UK’s Niles Gallery The Payback 9.30 pm, Parlay Social Tom Constanten & Terrapin Flyer | Bluegrass Collective | Blind Corn Liquor Pickers | Tonight’s Noise 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 cartRAGE: All Hallows Eve Edition 9 pm, Al’s Bar Lisa Raymond 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Beaux Arts Fall Ball, Buster’s The Throwbacks, Cheapside Bar and Grill Bright Light Social Hour 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Slagsmiths | Knife the Symphony | Strip District | Dunebuggy Attack Battalion, Green Lantern Von Bon Durant 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Warren Byrom and the Fabled Canelands 11 pm, Lynagh’s Bill Farris Quartet 8 pm, Natasha’s Ali and the Gringo 9.30 pm, Parlay Social The Asylum Gypsies, 2 pm, POPS Resale Worldwide Bluegrass (9 Bands playing) 2 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 March Madness Marching Band, 7 pm, Centrepointe field Stampede, Sonic Alter, The Mighty Auroch, 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Relic Delic 11 pm, Lynagh’s Pub MONDAY OCTOBER 29 The Ragbirds | Amber Rubarth 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre TUESDAY OCTOBER 30 Funkadelic Tribute 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s The Hookers | Infected | Those Crosstown Rivals | Them 9 pm, Green Lantern WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 Holler Poets Series #53 7.30 pm, Al’s Bar Members of Idiot Glee, Matt Duncan, Oh My Me,Chico Fellini, etc Cosmic Charlie’s Matt Fassas & Tonight’s Noise 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace 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