Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar of Events Dec 6 thru Dec 13, 2012


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.)


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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.

Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas ExtravaganzaFRIDAY 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.


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


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.



It’s the tenth anniversary of the OUTSIDE the Spotlight series. Celebrate with WRFL at Mecca.


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.


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.


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.


Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings

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

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

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

After Hours with Embrace 5 pm, Al’s bar
What Made Milwaukee Famous 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s

Wanda Jackson | Shemekia Copeland
6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre

Alexander Taylor | Young Heirlooms
8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

We Already Are 9 pm, Al’s bar
Gunpowder Creek 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace

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

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.

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

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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