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.) This weekend’s pick road trips are Willie Nelson at the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, and Lebowski Fest in Louisville. But it will be hard to pry yourself away from Lexington this weekend. The Blueberries reunite! Happy birthdays for Coffeetimes (30), Morris Book Shop (5), and Keeneland's Concours d'Elegance (10). Pick up a White Elephant at UK Art Museum's annual sale. Do the time warp again at the Kentucky... and wake up to Brunch with the Queens. Let's get to it. THURSDAY July 18, 2013 Tonight's Thursday Night Live is Superfecta. The documentary Sole Survivor will screen tonight at the Kentucky Theatre. It is being shown first in communities impacted by the aviation tragedies that are profiled in the film (including the sole survivor of Comair Flight 5191). Studio Players' production of Always Patsy Cline continues this weekend at the Carriage House in Bell Court. FRIDAY July 19, 2013 Happy Birthday Coffeetimes! 30?! Not everybody gets a birthday serenade with Coralee and the Townies. 7 pm to 10 pm. There will be cake. SATURDAY July 20, 2013 The tenth annual Concours d'Elegance at Keeneland is today. This year's spotlight is the Mustang. Click here to check out a few photos from the Maserati Mingle preview in June. The awards presentation will be at 3, and word is there will be an actual live Shelby 67 GT 500 on site! Happy fifth Birthday to the Morris Book Shop! They will be celebrating in Chevy Chase with live music, and Athenian Grill's food truck parked out front. Nearby, UK Art Museum hosts its enormously popular annual White Elephant Sale today. The Blueberries play tonight at Willie's. Click to read a vintage 1998 Ace coverstory interview with the Blueberries. Tonight's Midnight Movie is Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Kentucky Theatre. SUNDAY July 21, 2013 You can kick off the morning at Brunch with the Queens at Natasha's, and for something completely different, Shrek! The Musical plays all weekend at the Lexington Children's Theatre. Lexington's Lyric Theatre is screening a Summer Sunday film series highlighting African American movie history. Today's offering is Lilies of the Field. MONDAY July 22, 2013 Tonight's Woodsongs is Over the Rhine at the Lyric. Love Wimbledon? The 5/3 tennis tourney is this week. Catch a few matches and be the first to be able to say, "heyyyyy, I saw them way back when." Off With Their Heads plays Buster's tonight. TUESDAY July 23, 2013 Tonight's Southland Jamboree is Laurel River Line. Tonight's Big Band/Jazz series at Ecton Park is Colonel's Choice. WEDNESDAY July 24, 2013 Summerfest debuts its second offering of the 2013 season, A Chorus Line, at the UK Arboretum. (The fest switched from three offerings to two this year.) Today's Hollywood movie classics entry at the Kentucky Theatre is The Man Who Knew Too Much. Tonight's Red Barn Radio is Trinity River Band at ArtsPlace. Holler 62 (Holler Poets Series) is at Al's Bar. Music from Bear Medicine. 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 July 18 - July 24, 2013 THURSDAY July 18 Ulrich Ellison and Tribe| Sun Street| Red Fire 9 pm Al’s Bar Blood Pheasant| Dirtbag| Crucial Macabre| SORExCuse Al’s Sidecar Superfecta, 4:30 Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Pavilion Bass Science: Jon Dose| Derek Foreal| Arts&Crafts 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s SurfFest: Asylum Gypsies/Invisible Imposters/Future Like 8 pm Green Lantern The Whipps Horseshoes Ben Lacy | Alan McKenzie JDI The Greener Band 9 pm Parlay Social Knollywood Boys Paulie’s Toasted Barrel The Kentucky Hoss Cats 7 pm Willie’s FRIDAY July 19 The Baja Yetis| Marina Orchestra 9 pm Al’s Bar Wilie Eames Blue Heron Those Crosstown Rivals with Kentucky Knife Fight 9 pm Buster’s Shallow Heights 10 pm Cheapside Bar Coralee and the Townies 7 pm Coffeetimes Daniel Kerwin Tribute: The Jive Hounds| Dunebuggy Attack Battalion| Sonic Deville 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Third Degree 9 pm Henry Clay’s Public House The Whipps Horseshoes Wayne Whitehouse Review JDI Sundown Service Lynagh’s The Bats 8 pm Natasha’s Rock Steady 9 pm O’Neill’s Better Off Dead Parlay Social Small Batch 8 pm Willie’s The Paw Paw Pickers 6 pm Windy Corner SATURDAY July 20 Hide Your Mommas| Plastic Visions 9 pm Al’s Bar Lisa Raymond Bigg Blue Martini Blindside Drop 10 pm Cheapside Bar Parallels Cosmic Charlie’s Third Degree Henry Clay’s Public House The Whipps Horseshoes Exile 8 pm Natasha’s Brother’s Keeper 9 pm O’Neill’s The Blueberries 9:45 pm Willie’s SUNDAY July 21 Future Islands| Chiffon| Street Gnar 9 pm Al’s Bar The Tall Boys Lynagh’s MONDAY July 22 Off With Their Heads! 9 pm Buster’s Woodsongs: Over the Rhine, Lyric Theatre TUESDAY July 23 Sean Rowe | Egon Danielson 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Luke Jackson & John Davis Natasha’s WEDNESDAY July 24 Sound Assault Hiphop Showcase 9 pm Al’s Bar 64 West Tin Roof THURSDAY July 25 SupaTight| Ghost Horse Comanche 9 pm Al’s Bar Six Feet Under Decrepit Birth, Cannabis Corpse, Dealey Plaza 8 pm Buster’s Tedo Stone 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Jon Curtis Henry Clay’s Public House Larry Williams Band Horseshoes Shannon Slaughter & Country Clare 9 pm Natasha’s Superfecta 8 pm 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