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.) Ho Ho Ho! It’s either the End-of-the-World Picks Page.... or, the festive Happy Holidays version. We’ll know for sure in next week’s issue! We have you covered either way.... with the “12 days of Acemas,” End of the World cocktails, drinking games, and doomsday movies. You can enjoy our 12 days of Christmas series here. THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 2012 Gigs tonight include the Rooster’s Crow at the Green Lantern and the Effin’ Wilders at Al’s Bar. FRIDAY DECEMBER 21, 2012 Mike Epps is at Comedy Off Broadway this weekend. Idiot Glee and friends play Land of Tomorrow (click here to read Kakie Urch's archived profile.) It's Solstice! Or it's the End of the World. Join EL and F small projects accelerator for their annual solstice conversation at Denny's. Just in case, Ford Theatre Reunion is playing an End of Everything show tonight at Cosmic Charlie's. (Click here to read Raj Ranade's archived profile.) SATURDAY DECEMBER 22, 2012 UK plays at Rupp today, so plan your holiday shopping traffic accordingly. Nick Stump (Metropolitan Blues All Stars alum) will play Natasha's with his all star band. SUNDAY DECEMBER 23, 2012 Last chance to Brunch with the Queens in 2012. Kentucky Ballet presents the last performance of The Night Before Christmas this season. Institute 193 has an evening of collaborative sound planned at the gallery on Limestone. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Happy Holidays! Movies opening on Christmas Day across Lexington include Django Unchained, Parental Guidance, West of Memphis, and Les Miserables. Silver Linings Playbook opens at the Kentucky Theatre. Additional movies now playing in Lexington, and reviewed by Ace include: Lincoln; The Hobbit; The Guilt Trip; This is 40; and Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2012 Relatives still in town? House isn't quite big enough for all of you? We know where there's a bigger one. Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate hosts an open house this evening. THURSDAY DECEMBER 27, 2012 Matt Duncan and friends at Natasha's. (Click here to read Kakie Urch's archived profile.) 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 20 – DECEMBER 27, 2012 THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 The Effin' Wilders | Small Batch | Cabrew 9 pm, Al’s Bar Rebel Riot Revue Holiday Cabaret 2012 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s The Roosters Crow | The Bad Painters | Geordan Brewer 10 pm, Green Lantern Andrea Wirth 6 pm, Twiggenburys 9 pm, Natasha’s Boogie G and The Titanics 9 pm, Parlay Social Chip McGuire 10.30 pm, Tin Roof FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 Devine Carama presents Life's Journey Unplugged 9 pm, Al’s Bar Ben Lacy 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini Ford Theatre Reunion 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Best Friends Band 10 pm, Green Lantern Scott Said and the Backroads 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Driftwood Gypsy 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s The New Now: Christmas Show 9 pm, Natasha’s Somatic 10 pm, O’Neills Superfecta 9 pm, Parlay Social Drunk With Guns 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons 9 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SATURDAY DECEMBER 22 The Tall Boys | Driftwood Gypsy 9 pm, Al’s Bar Lisa Raymond 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini Sundown Service | Big Noise | Relic Delic 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Jivehounds | The Prognosticator 10 pm, Green Lantern The Rooster's Crow 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s The Bunch Reunion | the Breedings | John Curtis 8.30 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Nick Stump’s Blues All-Stars 9 pm, Natasha’s On the Rocks 9 pm, O’Neill’s Superfecta 9 pm, Parlay Social Chip McGuire 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Bluegrass Collective | Custom Made Bluegrass 6 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SUNDAY DECEMBER 23 Scourge of the Sea Holiday Show with Warren Byrom and Friends 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Harmonica Red and the New Heard 8 pm, Natasha’s David White and Friends 9 pm, Parlay Social Woody Pines 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known MONDAY DECEMBER 24 Chris Campbell Duo Christmas Eve Bash 7.30, Parlay Social TUESDAY DECEMBER 25 Happy Holidays! WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26 Frank Rocket | Big Chill | In Mi Vida 9 pm, Al’s Bar The Effin Wilders | Bright Black 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Ann Francis Baker 8 pm, Natasha’s THURSDAY DECEMBER 27 Sun Street | Beatrice | Red Fire 9 pm, Al’s Bar Stoop Life Live 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Shozo | Garland Buckeye 10 pm, Green Lantern Jon Curtis 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Lisa Raymond 6 pm, Matt Duncan 9 pm, Natasha’s Sean Rivers Band 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