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 6, 2012 Everybody loves a parade? Lexington's annual Christmas Parade has always been a weekend affair, but this year relocates to a Thursday evening (just in time for... rush hour?) We'll see. Love old movies? While you’re downtown, take in the 1926 movie Sparrows at the Kentucky Theatre, with an author introduction and book signing by Christel Schmidt. Still feeling nostalgic? BCTC's Theatre program and Tim X Davis will present It's a Wonderful Life. FRIDAY DECEMBER 7, 2012 Tonight the Brian Setzer Orchestra is in town to perform their Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza at the Singletary Center. Ace's own Kakie Urch even wrote a preview about it. And if it's December, you know there's a Handel's Messiah and a Nutcracker going on somewhere. SATURDAY DECEMBER 8, 2012 What time is the UK game? There's no planning a Saturday without that. Run, run Rudolph? Time for the annual 5k Reindeer Ramble. Love Lexington's Rollergirls? Check out their Holiday Shopping Bazaar at the Bread Box (the West Sixth building). Later in the evening, Lexington's Coralee and the Townies will be at Willie's, along with Bethesda SUNDAY DECEMBER 9, 2012 This afternoon is Lexington Philharmonic's popular annual Candy Cane concert. Also this afternoon, the Wild Fig bookstore will host a poetry reading. Celebration of Song is down at Victorian Square, and for the kids: Aesop's Fables at Lexington Children's Theatre. What Made Milwaukee Famous? These guys. And they are playing tonight at Cosmic Charlie's. MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 2012 It's the tenth anniversary of the OUTSIDE the Spotlight series. Celebrate with WRFL at Mecca. TUESDAY DECEMBER 11, 2012 Join the UK prez Eli Capilouto for the lighting of the Menorah at Joseph-Beth. Downtown, Robert Cray plays the Kentucky Theatre as part of the Troubadour Concert Series. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12, 2012 It's 12.12.12! Set your phone alarms for Noon and Midnight; aim your cameras; and participate in Ace's 12.12.12 project (the Ace Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen project will all be included in Ace's upcoming 25th anniversary programming, so you don't want to be left out)! A toast to author Fred Noe as he signs his book Beam, Straight Up, the first book written about the Beam family of bourbon fame, at Joseph-Beth. 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. 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 6 - DECEMBER 13, 2012 THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 The Edifice Complex | Hotel War | Burn Hislope 8 pm, Al’s bar Brown Recluse Alpha | Live Island | Toering | Spiritual Recess 10 pm, Al’s Sidecar The Dirty Guv-nahs 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Driftwood Gypsy | Red Measure 10 pm, Green Lantern The Swells 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House The Velvet Blue 9 pm, Natasha’s Boogie G and The Titanics 9.30, Parlay Social Barefoot Renegades 10.30 pm, Tin Roof FRIDAY DECEMBER 7 Absalom, Absalom | Bluejay 9 pm, Al’s bar Prefab Rehab 9.30, Bigg Blue Martini Rocksteady 9 pm, Bogart's at Crowne Plaza Open mic series 2012 semifinals 9.30 pm, Buster’s Chris Middleton 7.30 pm, Cheapside The Other Brothers | Dylan LeBlanc 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Loaded Nuns | Them | Jivehounds 10 pm, Green Lantern 3rd Degree 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Sundown Service 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s Legna Tocado & Yoisel Concepcion 9 pm, Natasha’s See Alice 9 pm, O’Neill’s Ali and the Gringo | Fusion Fun 9.30, Parlay Social Brian Setzer Orchestra 7.30 pm UK Singletary Center Barefoot Renegades 10.30 pm, Tin Roof SATURDAY DECEMBER 8 Jollett Hollow | Triceratops Jackson | Straw & Hay 9 pm Al’s bar Crazy Janie 9.30, Bigg Blue Martini Rocksteady 9 pm, Bogart's at Crowne Plaza Open mic series 2012 semifinals 9.30 pm, Buster’s The Nativity Singers | CROSS | Cooneagle 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Exile 7 pm, EKU Center for the Arts Crazy Janie 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini R.Ring Feat. Kelly Deal | Dunebuggy Attack Battalion 10 pm, Green Lantern 3rd Degree 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House The Nick Dittmeier Band 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s The Bats 8 pm, Natasha’s See Alice 9 pm, O’Neill’s The Reminders 9.30, Parlay Social Josh London 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Bethesda | Coralee and the Townies 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 After Hours with Embrace 5 pm, Al’s bar What Made Milwaukee Famous 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s MONDAY DECEMBER 10 Wanda Jackson | Shemekia Copeland 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 Alexander Taylor | Young Heirlooms 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 12 We Already Are 9 pm, Al’s bar Gunpowder Creek 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace 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 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 Who is BC? 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