Welcome to this week's Ace Picks Calendar 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.) The to-do list in Lexington this weekend is diverse and a little spread out. You will need to hydrate frequently and keep moving. It includes: the 3rd Annual Harry Dean Stanton Festival, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Fair, the Kenwick Bungalow Tour, the Bluegrass Living Garden Tour, and the kickoff for the Best of the Bluegrass, Bluegrass Festival. This is just a taste. View Ace's full Lexington Events Calendar here. THURSDAY May 30, 2013 The Lexington Film League's third annual Harry Dean Stanton festival kicks off this evening with the screening of David Lynch's Wild at Heart at the Kentucky Theatre, followed by a Q and A kickin' it with actor Crispin Glover. Everything you wanted to know about Lexington's Town Branch Trail but were afraid to ask? Oldsmobile plays tonight at Natasha's in support of the Trail, and Van Meter Pettit will be on hand with a little presentation and Q and A. FRIDAY May 31, 2013 Sturgill Simpson returns to Lexington as a solo act, for the first time without Sunday Valley. In a 2011 Ace interview, he said, "I think the thing that grounds our sound more than anything, is as soon as I open my mouth it’s gonna sound country or hillbilly…so there’s always a core root country sound.” His new album doesn't stray from that, and doesn't disappoint. Red Dawn is tonight's Fountain Films series downtown, as part of the Harry Dean Stanton fest. SATURDAY June 1, 2013 The followup to Lexington Art League's SITE exhibit includes an offSITE tour today of mini-installations beginning with a map pickup at the Lexington Farmers Market and wrapping up with a reception at Village Idiot. Funnelcake season opens this weekend with the annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton country fair. There will be rides, a monster rummage sale, and this being Catholicism: plenty of beer and games of chance. SUNDAY June 2, 2013 If you love Lexington house and garden porn, put on your comfortable shoes and get moving: you have a lot of ground to cover today. The Lexington Council of Garden Clubs open the gates into some of Lexington's greatest gardens on Saturday and Sunday with the annual Bluegrass Living Garden Tour. Competing for your Lexington home and garden fantasy attention today will be the annual Kenwick Bungalow Tour. MONDAY June 3, 2013 Gangstagrass will perform at Natasha's as part of the kickoff festivities for the 2013 Best of the week-long Best of the Bluegrass fest. You know their sound already -- they were Emmy-nominated for the Justified theme song. (Justified archives here, if you need a refresher.) Tonight's Woodsongs also celebrates the beginning of the Best of the Bluegrass with The Cleverlys and Moore Brothers at the Lyric Theatre. TUESDAY June 4, 2013 The Featured Authors for tonight's Kentucky great writers series at the Carnegie Centre are Sarah Gorham, Brian Leung, and Kim Huston. Tonight's Southland Jamboree is Newtown in conjunction with the Festival of the Bluegrass. WEDNESDAY June 5, 2013 Tonight's Summer Movie Classics series is Singin' in the Rain at the Kentucky Theatre. Appalatin will play Red Barn Radio, and then there will be an Appalatin after party at Natasha's. Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are compiled from the Ace Calendar Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Ryan Winstead. Click to submit.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings May 30- June 5, 2013 THURSDAY (May 30) There is No Mountain| Buffalo Rodeo| Between the Tide 9 pm Al’s Bar Turnpike Troubadours| Dirty River Boys10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Middle Class Mischief 10 pm The Green Lantern Scott Said & Backroads 8 pm Henry Clay’s Erica Martin & Kickstart 9 pm Horseshoes Olsmobile 8 pm Natasha’s Boogie G and the Titanics 8:30 Parlay Social Ron Crowdder 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Kentucky Hoss Cats 7 pm Willie’s FRIDAY (May 31) Devine Carama presents Boom Bat Legacy 9 pm Al’s Bar The Mean Time 10 pm Cheapside Sturgill Simpson 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Krank Daddies 10 pm The Green Lantern Scott Said & Backroads 8 pm Henry Clay’s Pub Erica Martin & Kickstart 9 pm Horseshoes Sydney Cubit 8 pm Natasha’s King’s Ransom 9 pm O’Neills The Rezonators 10 pm Parlay Social The Throwbacks 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Rockin Round the World 7 pm Red Mile Round Barn Brandon Stiles 10:30 pm Tin Roof Matt Duncan 8 pm Willie’s The Rezonators 10 pm Parlay Social SATURDAY (June 1) Reggae Relief 7 pm Al’s Bar Adam Blythe 10 pm Cheapside Bloodroots Barter| The Galt Line 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Big Fresh| Palisides 10 pm Green Lantern (Harry Dean Stanton Fest) Silky Jones Henry Clay’s Erica Martin & Kickstart 9 pm Horseshoes The Bats 8 pm Natasha’s The Rezonators 10 pm Parlay Social Travis Wayne & Co. 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Joey and The Cruisers 9 pm O’Neil’s Kung Fu Grip 9 pm Riptide on the River Mandolin Orange 8 pm Willie’s SUNDAY (June 2) Creature of Exile|Autocrat| The Edifice Complex 9 pm Al’s Bar MONDAY (June 3) The Cleverlys| The Moore Brothers Woodsongs 6:45 pm Lyric Gangstagrass 8 pm Natasha’s TUESDAY (June 4) The Men 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Newtown 7 pm Southland Jamboree (festival of the bluegrass) Hank Smith 9 pm Natasha’s Allison Brown 9 pm Willie’s WEDNESDAY (June 5) Everything’s Eventual| Mysteries and Machines 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Appalatin & Flint Ridge Millers 9pm Natasha’s Ben Lacy 7 pm O’Neil’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival 7 pm 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