Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar of Events Dec 13 thru Dec 20, 2012

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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

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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



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