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.)
Actors Guild of Lexington premieres William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, a comedic marriage of zombie homage and Elizabethan history (through May 19).
Studio Players grand opening of Funny Money at the Carriage House Theatre.
Chris Kattan performs his comedy act at Comedy Off Broadway (through May 12).
FRIDAY (May, 10, 2013)
Deb’s Social Stimulus presents Gen Silent at the Lyric Theatre, a documentary depicting the challenges LGBT elderly may face in discriminatory elder-care systems.
Erik Reece, a UK professor, discusses and signs his book The Embattled Wilderness at Morris Book Shop.
Lexington Humane Society hosts Mutt Strut, its annual dog-friendly 2k walk at Keeneland.
Lexington’s First Annual Crawfish Festival, including a crawfish boil with 1,500 pounds of live crawfish, will take place at The Red Mile. Live music will be played.
SUNDAY (May, 12, 2013)
Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Anita Baker will perform a Mother’s Day concert at the Singletary Center.
On the Verge presents Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Apres Vous, 2 pm matinee.
MONDAY (May, 13, 2013)
Tonight’s Woodsongs: The Willis Clan and The Church Sisters will be performing at the Lyric Theatre.
TUESDAY (May, 14, 2013)
Troubadour presents Time Jumpers with Vince Gill at the Lexington Opera House at 7:30 pm.
Mark Jensen of Fork in the Road food truck teaches a lesson on how to cook with local beer at Country Boy, part of Lexington Craft Beer Week.
WEDNESDAY (May, 15, 2013)
Tonight’s Red Barn Radio: Ana Egge performs at ArtsPlace.
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GIGS and CONCERTS
Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
May 9 – May 15, 2013
THURSDAY (May, 9)
The Pedal Stills|Absalom, Absalom| Joe Letchworth 9 pm Al’s Bar
Calvin Johnson|Street Gnar| Escape-ism 9 pm Griff’s Modern Motel
The Olive Brothers Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
The Blue Js 8 pm The Vue
Kentucky Hoss Cats Willie’s Locally Known
FRIDAY (May, 10)
The Blind Corn Liquor Pickers|Gideon’s Rifle| Bear Medicine 9 pm Al’s Bar
Nerves Junior|Best Friend Band|Cooneagle 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Jon Curtis & Lauren Wilson Henry Clay’s Pub
Bridge 19 10:30 pm Natasha’s
The Twiggenburys 10 pm Parlay Social
5 Below Band 10 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Bryan White Concert 9 pm Wild Country
Hickory Robot Willie’s Locally Known
SATURDAY (May, 11)
Lexington Lexington Block Party Al’s Bar
Springtoberfest Al’s Sidecar
Reckless Kelly 10 pm Buster’s
Born Cross Eyed 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
New Bravado 10 pm The Green Lantern
The Johnson Brothers 9 pm Natasha’s
5 Below Band 10 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
RTG Tour with Big Mini 2 pm Pops Resale
SUNDAY (May, 12)
Brett Newski & the Corruption|C2| Analog Apostles 9 pm Al’s Bar
Anita Baker 7:30 pm Singletary Center
MONDAY (May, 13)
Emily Well 8 pm Natasha’s
The Willis Clan & the Church Sisters Woodsongs at Lyric Theatre
TUESDAY (May, 14)
Young at Heart Band 7 pm Big Band/Jazz series, Moondance
The Timejumpers (Western Swing with Vince Gill) 7:30 pm, Lexington Opera House
Dillon Hodges & Adam Faucet Natasha’s
Liam’s Fancy 8 pm The Pub
The Henningsens Tin Roof
Northside Sheiks Willie’s Locally Known
WEDNESDAY (May, 15)
All Them Witches 9 pm Al’s Bar
Babysitter|White Reaper| Mote 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Mitch Barrett 8 pm Natasha’s
Ben Lacy 7 pm O’Neills
Ana Egge Red Barn Radio at ArtsPlace
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