What’s going on in Lexington this weekend? Live music? Gigs? Concerts? Plays? What time is the UK game? 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 January 17, 2013
Matt Duncan’s CD release party for Soft Times is tonight at Al’s Bar. (Related archive here.) You can get a tasty little preview the night before on WRFL.
FRIDAY January 18, 2013
Idiot Glee has added on for tonight’s show featuring Idiot Glee Four at Al’s Sidecar.
At Al’s Bar, Sheisty Khrist (you might know him as Third Street’s force of nature barista) presents an I Heart the 80s night.
Is Lexington’s east end the new north end? Land of Tomorrow gives NoLi a run for its money tonight with the opening of Mannish, and EnVaGe.
SATURDAY January 19, 2013
The Lexington Legends present the Winter Bash at the Kentucky Ale Taproom.
Tonight’s Midnight Movie is the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
UK Basketball is an away game, UK at Auburn.
SUNDAY January 20, 2013
Watch note: Premiering on KET tonight is the Muse series, Frank X. Walker on Isaac Murphy, I Dedicate this Ride.
MONDAY January 21, 2013
TUESDAY January 22, 2013
The Lexington Public Library will show a screening of Peaceable Kingdom (appropriate for 13 and up).
Holler Poets switches to a Tuesday this month.
Holler 56 features the debuts of John James, Academy of American Poets Prize winner and Bellarmine professor and J. Kates, poet, literary translator and the president and co-director of Zephyr Press (his chapbook Metes and Bounds was published by Lexington’s Accents Publishing). Scott Whiddon, the front man for Lexington rock band Palisades, will provide the music. Open mic starts at 8pm, signups begin at 7pm.
UK basketball is an away game.
WEDNESDAY January 23, 2013
The Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University presents The Thirteen, a visual art exhibit and live musical/spoken word performance paying homage to thirteen black women and girls who were lynched or otherwise violently murdered in Kentucky. The Thirteen production is in the Carrick Theater, located in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center at Transy. The Thirteen will feature performances by an ensemble of Kentucky musicians and vocalists paired with spoken word poetry by Bianca Spriggs. Musicians include: Willie Eames, David Farris, Jami Shumake-Young, Michelle Hollis, Paul Michael Brown, Caleb Ritchie, Sheisty Khrist, JustMe, Heather, Victoria Heim, Jeremiah Muwanga, The Jarflies (Mason Colby & Art Mize), Marcus Wilkerson.
THURSDAY January 24, 2013
Red opens at Actors Guild of Lexington.
Tonight is the inaugural Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Carnegie Center.
GIGS and CONCERTS
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January 17 – January 24, 2013
THURSDAY January 17
Matt Duncan Album Release 10 pm Al’s Bar
The Weeks; Junior Astronomer; Violet Knives 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
The Slams; Middle Class Mischief at Green Lantern
Chris Campbell 8 pm Henry Clay’s Public House
Bruce Lewis 9 pm Natasha’s
Boogie G and the Titanics Parlay Social
Kentucky Hoss Cats, Willie’s
FRIDAY January 18
Sheisty Krist 80s party Al’s Bar
Idiot Glee Four; Murals; Soft Vision; Dj Dave Farris Al’s Sidecar
Tom Cool 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini
Jason England, 10 pm Cheapside Bar
Jompson Brothers; Switchmen Cosmic Charlie’s
The New Bravados; Cooneagle; Blood Pheasant at Green Lantern
Third Degree Henry Clay Public House
EnVaGe at Land of Tomorrow
Justin Paul Lewis and Patrick Dethlefs 9 pm Natasha’s
Solihull 9:30 pm O’Neills
Patrick McNeese Band at Willie’s
SATURDAY January 19
Relic Delic; Marbin Al’s Bar
Tom Cool and the Cooligans 9:30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Derek Payne Duo 10 pm, Cheapside Bar
American Aquarium; Blackfoot Gypsies; Delta Saints 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Sundresses; Buenos Crotches at Green Lantern
O-Zone (jazz) 9 pm Natasha’s
Jordan English at Parlay Social
Very Garcia Band at Willie’s
Dale Pyatt & the Chicken Grease Band, 7 pm, Woodsongs Coffee House at Kentucky Green Art Studio
SUNDAY January 20
Lazy Magnet; Wretched Worst; Live Island; Villages at Al’s Bar
Shelly Rann; Julia Knight 8 pm Natasha’s
Chris Campbell at Parlay Social
MONDAY January 21
All the Little Pieces (covers) 8 pm Natasha’s
Bobby Rush at Woodsongs, 6:45 pm Lyric Theatre
TUESDAY January 22
Mountain Station 8 pm 8 pm Natasha’s
WEDNESDAY January 23
Cooneagle; The Saturday Giant 9 pm Al’s Bar
Custom Made Bluegrass at Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace
Diana Chittester 9 pm Natasha’s
THURSDAY January 24
Eumatic; Booty Sweat 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
David Hall (jazz) Giuseppe’s Restaurant
Terrapin Flyer at Willie’s
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