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 The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be observed in Lexington with a march, movies, and more. 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. 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 Deadlines are every Thursday at Noon for Bands and Venues to submit their Live Music, Gigs, and Concerts to Ace's Lexington calendar. Click to submit. To get weekly Gigs and Concert listings delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning, click here to subscribe to the Ace e-dition. 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 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