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 24, 2013 Lexington's Carnegie Center presents the inaugural Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Jonathan at Gratz Park hosts a Wild Turkey bourbon dinner. FRIDAY January 25, 2013 On exhibit at tonight's Fourth Friday at Lexington Art League is Nude 2013. Comedian/writer Paul Reiser is at Comedy Off Broadway on Friday and Saturday. SATURDAY January 26, 2013 The annual Chinese New Year celebration is at Lexington Opera House, presented by KYCAA. For theatre lovers, Southern Comforts is at Studio Players and Red is at Actors Guild all weekend. SUNDAY January 27, 2013 Sundays a drag? Have Brunch with the Queens and Chelsea Pearl. MONDAY January 28, 2013 Woodsongs settles into its new home at Lexington's Lyric Theatre with its 700th broadcast and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. ideaFestival Lexington presents Wonder: The Lives of Anna and Harlan Hubbard at the Kentucky Theatre. TUESDAY January 29, 2013 You might know Scott H. Biram’s music from FX’s Sons of Anarchy, or you might’ve read about him in Paste Magazine. See him live at Willie’s Locally Known. WEDNESDAY January 30, 2013 For a full story about tonight's evening of short films downtown, click here. THURSDAY January 31, 2013 Umphrey's McGee is at Buster's. The Lexington Philharmonic presents Kicked Back Classics: Essence of Tango, 7 pm, Downtown Arts Center. The Broadway Live series kicks off Catch Me If You Can tonight at the Lexington Opera House 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 Jan 24 thru Jan 31, 2013 THURSDAY Jan 24 Chris Sullivan: Hannah Aldridge; Tyler Childers Al’s Bar David Hall (jazz) Giuseppe’s Restaurant Eumatic; Booty Sweat 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Andrea Wirth 6:30 pm, Natasha’s Woodsongs Coffee House 7:30 pm O’Neills Danny Williams Quartet (Jazz) Parlay Social Terrapin Flyer at Willie’s FRIDAY Jan 25 Frank Rocket; The Royal Hounds 9 pm Al’s Bar Lisa Raymond 9 pm Bigg Blue Martini Rocksteady 9 pm Bogart’s at Crowne Plaza Ben Lacy and friends, Cheapside Relic Delic 10 pm, Lynaghs Tin Can Buddha presents The Robert Frahm Band 9 pm Natasha’s Superfecta 10 pm, Parlay Social SATURDAY Jan 26 Ford Theatre Reunion; Qiet; Onward Pilgrim 9 pm, Al’s Bar Ben Lacy, Bigg Blue Martini Rocksteady 9 pm, Bogart’s at Crowne Plaza Chris Middleton Duo, Cheapside Natural Child; Archie Powell and the Exports 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Yellow Belts; Cross; Savage Cactus, Green Lantern Patrick McNeese Band 8 pm Natasha’s Superfecta 10 pm, Parlay Social The Royal Hounds 9 pm, The Paddy Wagon (Richmond) Argo-Lynn 2 pm, Pops Resale Newtown, Willie’s SUNDAY Jan 27 J String (chamber pop) 8 pm, Natasha’s The Tall Boys, Parlay Social MONDAY Jan 28 Jesse Lafser & Josh Farrow Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 6:45 pm, Woodsongs at Lyric Theatre TUESDAY Jan 29 Pomegranates; Absalom Absalom 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Scott H. Biram, Willie’s WEDNESDAY Jan 30 Grandview Junction Bluegrass Gospel, RedBarn Radio, ArtsPlace David Gillespie Trio 9 pm, Parlay Social THURSDAY 31 Umphrey’s McGee Buster’s Afro, Cosmic Charlie’s Carrie Rodriguez 8 pm, Natasha’s Boogie G and the Titanics, Parlay Social 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