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 22, 2013 Tonight's Thursday Night Live features Kenny Owens and Group Therapy at Cheapside Square. Kentucky author George Ella Lyon is discussing and signing her book, Many-Storied House: Poems today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Music lovers can attend Kentucky on Stage 2013 at the Farish Theater today, for a long lineup of artists. FRIDAY Aug 23, 2013 Want to enjoy and support local theatre? See The Actors Guild of Lexington's final show of the season, Gone Astray, today. For a few laughs over the weekend, stop by Comedy Off Broadway to see D.L. Hughley, running today and tomorrow. Opera connoisseurs can see the world premiere of the musical, "Lady Windermere's Fan", put on by The Bluegrass Opera. The Chamber Music Festival is featuring special performances all weekend, with Beethoven and Vaughn-Williams tonight at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion (7:30 pm). Free Friday flicks is showing Young Frankenstein tonight, at Triangle Park. SATURDAY Aug 24, 2013 Make your way to Chevy Chase this Saturday for the street fair, running 4 pm to 10 pm. Celebrate local business with Rincon, Athenian Grill, Graeter's Ice Cream, live music, and many more. Have a good time and fund raise with Taste of Grace today at the Ballroom House Dance Studio on Brannon Rd, 7 pm - 10 pm. There will be an open bar, food, a silent auction, music, and a "wall of wine". Proceeds go to Moveable Feast. The Chamber Music Festival has two Frank Schubert pieces and one Maurice Ravel string quartet lined up for tonight's performance. Tonight is the last showing of "Lady Windermere's Fan". SUNDAY Aug 25, 2013 Jeff Dunham is performing an act from his "Disorderly Conduct Tour" in the Kentucky Fair today, in Freedom Hall at 7:30 pm. If you haven't already caught Actors Guild's Gone Astray, today is your last day. The Chamber Music Festival wraps up today with pieces from Schubert, Shostakovich, and Brahms at 2 pm. Slow Sunday? Pop by the Lyric Theatre to watch Lackawanna Blues at 3 pm. MONDAY Aug 26, 2013 Take the Monday to enjoy a screening of Makers: Women Who Make America at the Farish Theater at 7 pm. TUESDAY Aug 27, 2013 Tonight's Big Band and Jazz is Jazzberry Jam at Ecton Park. Southland Jamboree is featuring Michael Cleveland, adjacent to Collins Bowling. To top off musical Tuesday, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band are playing at the Lexington Opera House tonight at 7:30 pm, presented by the Troubadour concert series. WEDNESDAY Aug 28, 2013 For your poetry fix, go to Holler Poet Series #63 tonight at Al's Bar. If movies are more your thing, the Kentucky has you covered with Some Like it Hot, a summer movie classic. Enjoy a "Dinner and Drama" at Malone's Banquets tonight. "Mary Todd Lincoln: A House Divided" will be performed at 7:15 pm, after dinner which begins at 6 pm. 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 22 - Aug 28, 2013 THURSDAY Aug 22 Thursday Night Live: Kenny Owens and Group Therapy, Cheapside Square Avery Crabtree, 7 pm Austin City Saloon Jason Isbell, Buster’s Radiolaire| Alcatraz Shakedown, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s We Already Are| Black Rabbits 10 pm Green Lantern Jon Curtis, 8 pm Henry Clay’s House Jeremy Curtis | Switchback, Horseshoes Ryne Brashear, 8 pm JDI Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, 7:30 pm Natasha’s The Stella Vees, 8:30 pm Parlay Social Larry Williams and Derek Issacs, 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Who is BC? 10:30 pm Tin Roof The Kentucky Hoss Cats | Tim Easton, 8 pm Willie’s FRIDAY Aug 23 Chamber Music Festival, Fasig-Tipton Pavilion The Fabled Canelands| Benanthrope| Dave Cave, 9 pm Al’s Bar Avery Crabtree, 7 pm Austin City Saloon Crazy Janie 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Jason England, 10 pm Cheapside Bigear| The Baja Yetis, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Ohlm| Lurking| Creature of Exile, Green Lantern Lauren Mink, 9 pm Henry Clay’s House Jeremy Curtis | Switchback, Horseshoes Sean Meadows, 9 pm JDI Kung Fu Grip, 9 pm O’Neill’s The Ark Band, 10 pm Parlay Social The Other Brothers, 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Kent Blazy, 8 pm Natasha’s 64 West | Jordan English, 10:30 pm Tin Roof Tim Easton| Bluegrass Collective 8 pm Willie’s SATURDAY Aug 24 Chamber Music Festival, 7:30 pm Fasig-Tipton The Deluge| Year of October, 9 pm Al’s Bar Avery Crabtree, Austin City Saloon Ben Lacy 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Eric Cummings, 10 pm Cheapside Carolina Still| Bombadil | The Rooster’s Crow, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Sonic Deville| Barnyard Stompers, Green Lantern Catch 22, 9 pm Henry Clay’s House Jeremy Curtis | Switchback, Horseshoes HashTag, 9 pm JDI Kung Fu Grip, 9 pm O’Neill’s The Other Brothers, 10 pm Parlay Social Moonshine Millionaires, 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Coralee and the Townies, 8 pm Willie’s SUNDAY Aug 25 Mammoth Indigo| Problematique| Farms| Vacation Dad| Merlin Monroe, 9 pm Al’s Bar George Burdette, 5 pm O’Neill’s Steve Forbert, 8 pm Natasha’s Andy Mason | Ben Lacy, 12 pm Willie’s MONDAY Aug 26 Woodsongs: Annie Moses Band| Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers Holy Carp presenting Old You, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Artist Collective with Kim Smith, 7 pm Natasha’s TUESDAY Aug 27 Southland Jamboree: Michael Cleveland, Collin’s Bowling Big Band| Jazz: Jazzberry Jam, Ecton Par Carper Family, 9 pm Natasha’s Bob Dylan Record Release Party | Get Born, 8 pm Willie’s WEDNESDAY Aug 28 Red Barn Radio: Fred Keams and the Native American Flute Dan Brock and Friends, 9 pm Natasha’s The Memory Lane Gang, 8 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