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. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2012 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.) FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2012 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. SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2012 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 NOVEMBER 18, 2012 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.) MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2012 Feminist/philsopher/educator Bell Hooks will sign her latest poetry collection at Wild Fig Bookstore. TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2012 Lexington fan fic favorite Tiffany Reisz will sign at Joseph-Beth. (Will she do a reading? Cover the little ones' ears, and then enjoy!) WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2012 UK Basketball takes on Morehead State, downtown. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2012 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.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Live Music Listings NOVEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 22, 2012 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 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 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 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 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 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 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18 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 MONDAY NOVEMBER 19 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 TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 Electric Jam-Bluegrass Funk Cooperative 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Jake Ousley 8 pm, Natasha’s WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21 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 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! VENUES 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. 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