Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar of Events Nov 15 thru Nov 22, 2012


Welcome to this week’s 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.)

Reminder: deadline to submit Lexington events for Thanksgiving weekend (gigs, concerts, tastings etc) is Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Noon.

Just use the handy submit form at the Ace online calendar (top right of the Menu bar).

Click here for the full Ace calendar. These Picks are just a taste of what’s happening this weekend in Lexington.


Lexington Catholic and Sayre School are teaming up for a hunger awareness Empty Bowls project.

Tonight is the opening reception for the Warhol exhibit at EKU — well worth a little drive.

The Night of Hope benefits the Hope Center at Lexington Opera House.

The long-awaited Paul K movie premieres at the Kentucky Theatre.  (Read Ace coverstory here.)


Whatever you have planned this evening, the first question that must be answered: What time is the UK Game? Mind the traffic!

Tonight is the last Lexington Gallery Hop of 2012 and it will close out the season with a bang. We are partial to checking out the Rodney Hatfield Retrospective at New Editions. He has provided the artwork for dozens of Ace covers over the years — including the very first Ace in 1989.

The closing reception for Sara Turner’s Tiny Ghost Stories is also this evening.And  SCAPA is showing student work at Milward Funeral Home.

Wrap up the evening with the guys we practically consider the Ace house band, Rebel at Willie’s.


Awesome Inc. hosts StartUp Weekend.  (Got your elevator pitch? Get it ready.)

Saturday is senior day for UK football, the last home game for this team, and the last home game for Joker Phillips.

Journalism icon Al Smith and Al Toby will sign their books at Morris Book Shop.

At long last, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln opens this weekend. Read Raj’s review here. Wanted to see it, but don’t have anybody to go with? The Mary Todd Lincoln House is hosting a meetup at Cinemark Fayette Mall, followed by a trip to the Pub for some Lincoln-inspired craft cocktails.

Broke Spoke Bike Shop is hosting a combination food drive and bike ride, just in time for “Cranksgiving.”

Chris Isaak is at the Singletary Center.

The Beastie Ball is tonight, benefiting Lexington Humane Society.


Sunday wraps up the Lexington Arts and Crafts Show downtown.

Broadway Live presents West Side Story this weekend, and Sunday’s programming has a special treat. Chef Tom‘s Arts & Apps menu for ticketholders. Spoiler alert: He’s given us a little hot spicy Sharks and cool Jets tasting preview: albondigas (meatballs in sofrito with capers, olives, peppers); fried chicharrones with creamy lime dip; pear chips with bleu cheese mousse; and more. (Michael Jansen Miller calls this production Fight Club: the Musical.)

Mecca Dance presents 1001 Nights at the Downtown Arts Center. (Click here to read an Ace archive about the history of Mecca Dance.)


Feminist/philsopher/educator Bell Hooks will sign her latest poetry collection at Wild Fig Bookstore.


Lexington fan fic favorite Tiffany Reisz will sign at Joseph-Beth. (Will she do a reading? Cover the little ones’ ears, and then enjoy!)


UK Basketball takes on Morehead State, downtown.


Happy Thanksgiving!

If you run the 5k Thanksgiving morning at Keeneland, imagine how hungry you’ll be for the Thanksgiving feast.

Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are compiled from the Ace Calendar Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Chris Snider. Click to submit.


Lexington, Kentucky Live Music Listings

Stoop Life Live 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Slagsmiths | Garland Buckeye | Jivehounds, Green Lantern
Chris Campbell 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
James McMurtry 8 pm, Natasha’s
Boogie G & The Titanics 8 pm, Parlay Social
Charity 10.30 pm, Tin Roof
The Kentucky Hoss Cats | MATUTO 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Devine Carama presents The Slow Dance 10 pm, Al’s Bar
Wax Fang | Old Baby | The Nativity Singers 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
New Bravados | Dunebuggy Attack Battalion | To Light a fire, Green Lantern
Lauren Mink 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
The Rudies Lonely Sons 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s
The Johnson Brothers 9 pm, Natasha’s
The Twiggenburys 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Brinley Addington 10.30 pm, Tin Roof
Rebel Without A Cause | Mark Knight 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Alley Cat After Party 7 pm, Al’s Bar
Eliot Lipp 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Palisades | Ancient Warfare | Beth Bombora, Green Lantern
Von Bon Durant 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
MV&EE | Jovontaes 9 pm, Land of Tomorrow
Barry Mando Project 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s
Bridge 19 10 pm, Natasha’s
The Mojos 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Chris Isaak 7.30 pm, Singletary Center
The Other Brothers | Of An Empire 9 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Corrosion of Conformity | Zoroaster | Royal Thunder 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
The Tall Boys 10 pm, Lynagh’s
Lexington Music Academy: Beyond Doubt | HammerMil 2 pm, Natasha’s

Caravan of Thieves | Molasses Creek 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre
Julia Knight | Tim Fowler | Luke Jackson | Chris Weiss 8 pm, Natasha’s
Jerrod Niemann 7 pm, Tin Roof

Electric Jam-Bluegrass Funk Cooperative 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Jake Ousley 8 pm, Natasha’s

Grits and Soul Band 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Grits and Soul Band 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace
Municipal Waste and Napalm Death 8 pm, Buster’s
Adam Arcuragi | The Fabled Canelands 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Mike Cook with The Dr. Dirk Franzen 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House


Al`s Bar 601 Limestone St 859.252.9104
ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill Street
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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