Welcome to this week's Ace Picks Events 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.) THURSDAY Aug 1, 2013 Summerfest: A Chorus Line shows today, wrapping up on Sunday. Enjoy a ballet in the casual setting of a park with Ballet Under the Stars this Thursday at Woodland Park. Tonight's Thursday Night Live features Conch Repbulic at Cheapside Square. The Bastard Child Tour is at Al's Bar tonight, starring Young Dirty Bastard. FRIDAY Aug 2, 2013 Rob Schneider is performing at Comedy Off Broadway today until Sunday. Head on down to Cheapside Pavilion for Food Truck Friday between 11 am and 2 pm for some tasty, local food. Ten percent of all sales go to God's Pantry Food Bank. Want to listen to some live music? Do it for a cause by attending the Mad Anthony Benefit Concert at The Green Lantern today. SATURDAY Aug 3, 2013 Master the art of the culinary cocktail with a Cocktail Class today at the Woodford Reserve. Participants will get to taste various cocktail ingredients, sample new summer hor d'oeuvres, and tour the Woodford Reserve Distillery. Tiffany Reisz will discuss and sign her book, The Mistress, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm. Randy Westbrook signs his work, 50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition, at The Morris Book Shop, 4 pm. SUNDAY Aug 4, 2013 Movie lovers can see Let's Do It Again at the Lyric Theatre from 3 pm - 5 pm. Ballet Under the Stars and Summerfest: A Chorus Line wrap up today, so if you haven't already been, tonight's the night. MONDAY Aug 5, 2013 Tonight's Woodsongs features a tribute to Ralph Stanley at the Lyric Theatre. Click here to read an Ace 2001 cover story about Ralph Stanley here. TUESDAY Aug 6, 2013 Tonight's Big Band & Jazz is Jay Flippin at Ecton Park. Southland Jamboree is featuring Sons of the Bluegrass adjacent to Collins Bowling Center. Classic Horror Film Club is showing Incubus (1966) at 6:30, Lexington Public Library, Takes Creek Branch. WEDNESDAY Aug 7, 2013 Tonight's Red Barn Radio is Bluegrass Mafia at ArtsPlace. New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box will discuss and sign his book, The Highway, today at 7 pm, Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Get in on the movie classics with Apocalypse Now(original theatrical version) play at the Kentucky Theatre tonight. Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are compiled from the Ace Calendar Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Ryan Winstead and Adeel Ahmed. Click to submit. Click to subscribe to the Ace e-dition (delivered to your inbox every Thursday), for everything to do in Lexington for the next eight days in the bluegrass.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings Aug 1 - Aug 7, 2013 THURSDAY Aug 1 Young Dirty Bastard, Al’s Bar Arpetrio| Archie, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Scott Said & Backroads Horseshoes Brandon Coleman’s Hard Quartet 9 pm Natasha’s Boot Legg, 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Thursday Night Live: Conch Republic, 5 pm Cheapside Square Concrete Lillies 8:30 pm Skybar The Kentucky Hoss Cats, 8 pm Willie’s FRIDAY Aug 2 BKR Fest, Al’s Bar Beth Burden 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Bad People| Mangrenade| We Already Are, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Mad Anthony Benefit, Green Lantern Silky Jones, 9 pm Henry Clay’s Public House Scott Said & Backroads Horseshoes Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line 8 pm Natasha’s Encore of Lexington, 9 pm O’Neill’s Boogie G & The Titanics, 10 pm Parlay Social The Red Harmonica Band, 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Thaddeus Greer Benefit 7 pm Willie’s SATURDAY Aug 3 BRK Fest, Al’s Bar Ben Lacy 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini The Rouge| Tesla Rossa| Sonic Deville| Damage Therapy| Galaxies, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Swells| Bear Medicine, Green Lantern Rick Huckaby w/ The Beagles (6:30 pm)| Chris Campbell (9 pm), Henry Clay’s Scott Said & Backroads Horseshoes The Pedal Stills, 10 pm Lynagh’s The Project859, 9pm O’Neill’s Boogie G & The Titanics 10 pm Parlay Social Churchill Jax, 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Custom Made Bluegrass, 7 pm Willie’s Driftwood Gypsy 10 pm Willie’s SUNDAY Aug 4 BRK Fest, Al’s Bar Hank & Cupcakes, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Tall Boys, 10pm Lynagh’s Northside Sheiks Noon Willie’s (Blues Brunch) MONDAY Aug 5 Woodsongs: Ralph Stanley Tribute, Lyric Theatre TUESDAY Aug 6 Big Band & Jazz: Jay Flippin, 7 pm Ecton Park Southland Jamboree: Sons of the Bluegrass, 7 pm Collins Bowling Jessie Laine Powell 8 pm Natasha’s WEDNESDAY Aug 7 Insomniac Folklore, 9:30 pm Al’s Bar Red Barn Radio: Bluegrass Mafia, ArtsPlace Magnets & Ghosts, 8pm 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