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 3, 2013 Paul K plays at Cosmic Charlie's. (Read Kakie Urch's recent coverstory here.) FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2013 Joseph G. Anthony will discuss and sign Bluegrass Funeral at Joseph Beth Booksellers, short stories about Kentucky's bluegrass region from the 1800s to the present. SATURDAY JANUARY 5, 2013 Preservation Kentucky is this month's cause at West Sixth on Saturday. The brewery will donate six percent of their profits that afternoon, 4 pm to 8 pm, to Preservation Kentucky. Other activities will include a short bike tour of the neighborhood (weather depending) and craft training demonstrations. 'Ballroom with a Twist' is at the Lexington Opera House this weekend, featuring dancers from Dancing with the Stars. SUNDAY JANUARY 6, 2013 It was a year ago this week that perennial candidate and activist Gatewood Galbraith died. Friends and fans will gather at Natasha's Sunday evening for a remembrance. Blind Corn Liquor Pickers will play to close out the evening. Galbraith famously told Ace in a 2000 interview about industrial hemp's potential as a crop for Kentucky, “Cannabis is to hemp as Dennis Rodman is to Danny DeVito. They’re both adult males, but if you can’t distinguish between the two you don’t belong in law enforcement.” Read the January 2012 essay from John Y Brown III on Gatewood's passing here. MONDAY JANUARY 7, 2013
Woodsongs arrives at its new home at Lexington's Lyric Theatre with what is sure to be an incredible performance by Victor Wooten and family. (The uninitiated might know the virtuoso bassist from his longtime work with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.)
This show has been rescheduled to February.
TUESDAY JANUARY 8, 2013
Exile ("I Wanna Kiss you all over...and over again...") will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts this evening.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9, 2013
Tonight's Red Barn Radio, the first of 2013, is Mike Mitchell.
THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2013
Studio Players will premiere their first show of 2013, Southern Comforts.
Tonight's Jazz Live at the Library is a Tribute to Norman Higgins, featuring the Jay Flippin Trio.
Fantastical Theatricals will present "Murder at the Shell Cafe," at the Chop House on Richmond Road. (6:30 pm on January 10 and on January 17, 2013). From their invitation, "The year is 1940, and Orson Welles is on his way to Hearst Castle with a gun in his pocket, followed by his jealous lover, Dolores del Rio. At the Shell Café in Pismo Beach, California, they encounter Marion Davies, Charlie Chaplin, and Louella Parsons. Two Hollywood scandals collide with hilarious and murderous results in this fictional blend of history, mystery and comedy."
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 JANUARY 3 - JANUARY 10, 2013 THURSDAY JANUARY 3 Petey | White Reaper 9 pm, Al’s Bar Paul K | Oldman Lowdown 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Jivehounds | The Speed Hearts 10 pm, Green Lantern Be Square 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House The Greener Band 9 pm, Parlay Social Chip McGuire 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Kentucky Hoss Cats 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known FRIDAY JANUARY 4 Straw & Hay | Dillon Hodges 9 pm, Al’s Bar Beth Burden 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini Impending Lies 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Boot Legg 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Driftwood Gypsy | Shozo, Green Lantern Nellie McKay 8 pm, Natasha’s Still Kickin' Band 9.30 pm, Parlay Social Chip McGuire 10.30 pm, Tin Roof The Northside Sheiks 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SATURDAY JANUARY 5 Astor Place Riot | Sundog Revival | Steve Zunker & The Vaticans 9 pm, Al’s Bar Crazy Janie 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini Born Cross Eyed feat Dino English 8 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Infected | Middle Class Mischief, Green Lantern Scott Said and the Backroads 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Julia Knight 8 pm, Natasha’s Still Kickin' Band 9.30 pm, Parlay Social David Campbell 10.30 pm, Tin Roof Johnny Cash Tribute: Ralph Curtis and his All-American Band 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known SUNDAY JANUARY 6 Sun Street | Driftwood Gypsy | Red Fire 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Blind Corn Liquor Pickers: Gatewood's Army 6 pm, Natasha’s MONDAY JANUARY 7 Victor Wooten and Family 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Lyric Theatre RC and the Nightshades 9 pm, Natasha’s TUESDAY JANUARY 8 Greg Foresman | Dan Hill | Tom Green 8 pm, Natasha’s The Yonders 8 pm, Parlay Social The Northside Sheiks 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 The Brink of Bliss | Nothing Official 9 pm, Al’s Bar Mike Mitchell 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, Artsplace The Delta Saints 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s Woody Pines | The Appleseed Collective 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known THURSDAY JANUARY 10 C2 | Third Seven | Fable Cry 9 pm, Al’s Bar Higgins Brothers 7 pm, Central Library The Twin Cats | Barry Mando Project 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s CoonEagle | The Kickaways, Green Lantern Jon Curtis 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House Kentucky Hoss Cats 7 pm, Willie’s Locally Known 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