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.) THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2012 Have a love for history, the movie Lincoln, with a dash of Oprah? Lexington’s Mary Todd Lincoln house hosts “Mrs. Lincoln’s favorite things” tour. Bourbon Women will be sponsoring a tasting at Liquor Barn. There’s Live Jazz at the Library. And beloved This Year’s Model alum, Jim Embry, will make a presentation this evening about his recent Terra Madre trip to Italy. FRIDAY DECEMBER 14, 2012 Land of Tomorrow opens two new shows this evening. Joseph Beth hosts the 12 Days of Christmas signing. Smackdown for the Christmas Crown is at the Lyric Theatre all weekend, featuring Lexington adopted son, actor Steve Zahn, in a production written and directed by his wife Robyn Peterman-Zahn (daughter of Lexington retail legend, John Peterman). The Johnson Brothers are at Natasha's. SATURDAY DECEMBER 15, 2012 Let's start with: what time is the UK game? The African-American Genealogy Group of Kentucky presents a talk, "Finding Jane: Researching One Woman's Life from Slavery to Freedom" at the northside library. Barrel House Distillery will be hosting a holiday open house at their Manchester Street digs. Tonight's big gig is (Drive By Truckers ALUM) Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Buster's. Saturday's Handel's Messiah is Lexington Philharmonic with Lexington Chamber Chorale at at Cathedral of Christ the King. SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2012 And Sunday's Handel's Messiah is with the Lexington Singers at UK's Singletary Center. Lexington Ballet continues this year's production of the Nutcracker at the Lexington Opera House. MONDAY DECEMBER 17, 2012 George Ella Lyon will sign A Kentucky Christmas at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. TUESDAY DECEMBER 18, 2012 Local popster April Edwards has a CD release party this evening at Parlay Social. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2012 Tonight is the last Holler Poets series of the year at Al's Bar. Country Boy Brewing is brewing up a Coat Drive -- just drop off a spare. Ben Sollee plays an Institute 193 benefit concert at Lexington Opera House. THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 2012 Gigs tonight include the Rooster's Crow at the Green Lantern and the Effin' Wilders at Al's Bar. 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 Music Listings DECEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 20, 2012 THURSDAY DECEMBER 13 Soul Funkin Dangerous | 2 Mello | The Manifest Station 9 pm, Al’s bar Brickmower | Best Friend Band | The Elsinores 10 pm, Al’s Sidecar Unit West 7 pm, Central Library Frank Rocket | Gnarly Love | The Infected | Sonic Deville 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Knife The Symphony | All American Werewolves 10 pm, Green Lantern John Curtis 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House The City 9 pm, Natasha’s Corey Kenton Duo, Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Who is BC? 10.30 pm, Tin Roof FRIDAY DECEMBER 14 The Pass | Shozo 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s The Barry Mando Project | D'arkestra 9 pm, Al’s bar Tom Cool (two piece) 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini Open mic series 2012 championship 9 pm, Buster’s Bringer of Light | Blood Pheasant | Motherplant 10 pm, Green Lantern Matt Woods 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s Lauren Mink 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Johnson Brothers 9 pm, Natasha’s Chris Campbell, Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Radio 80 9 pm, O’Neill’s SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 Blind Corn Liquor Pickers | Sasha Colette 9 pm, Al’s bar Tom Cool and the Cooligans 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit 9 pm, Buster’s Bad People | the One Night Standards | We Are Ready 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s The Greatest of These 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s Von Bob Durant 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Balishagg 9 pm, The Music Room Cafe, Glasgow KY Johnson Brothers 9 pm, Natasha’s Radio 80 9 pm, O’Neill’s Chris Campbell, Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Jacob Reynolds 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Don Gallardo | How Far West 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 Kurt Riefler & The Bastard Sons | Shadwick Wilde & the Quiet Hollers 9 pm, Al’s bar Derek Sabiston | Gridlock | Sneaky Dan 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Chris Campbell & Friends Trio 9 pm, Parlay Social Browan Lollar | St. Paul and the Broken Bones 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known MONDAY DECEMBER 17 Concert: A Handeful of Christmas Delights, St. Michael's TUESDAY DECEMBER 18 April Edwards Record Release Party, 7 pm Parlay Social WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 Whistlin' Rufus 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace Local H 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Ben Sollee 8 pm, Lexington Opera House THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 The Effin Wilders, Small Batch 9 pm, Al's Bar The Roosters Crow | The Bad Painters | Geordan Brewer 10 pm, Green Lantern Twiggenburys 9 pm, Natasha’s Chip McGuire 10.30 pm, Tin Roof 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