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 8, 2013 Tonight's Thursday Night Live features Rebel Without a Cause at Cheapside Square. Author and MSNBC Host, Melissa Harris-Perry is hosting The Poverty Forum at the Lyric Theatre at 6 pm. Join in the conversation about poverty and take the opportunity to "fight back". Theatre goers can support New Works, Inc., a new non-profit Central Kentucky theatre company by attending a staged reading of Kevin Lane Dearinger's In Respect to Mrs. Carter; the American Bernhardt at the Downtown Arts Center Black Box Theatre. FRIDAY Aug 9, 2013 Lighten up your Friday with Sinbad at Comedy Off Broadway tonight at 7:15 pm and 9:15 pm. The show runs until Sunday. Support the fight against breast cancer by grabbing at seat at the Pink Tie Masquerade Ball at the Hilton in downtown Lexington. The night includes cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, and music. Movie lovers can see Raising Arizona as part of Free Friday Flicks at Triangle Park. SATURDAY Aug 10, 2013 Chill Saturday? Check out the Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest today at Old Morrison front lawn at the Transylvania campus. Artists include: Alex Bugnon, Cindy Bradley, and Nelson Rangell. Foodies and chefs should signup for the Advanced Flavor Wheel Class taking place at the Woodford Reserve today, 1 - 4 pm. Chef-in-Residence Ouita Michel will lead guests through a tasting of over thirty flavors, explaining how the palate discerns each. After tasting those thirty flavors, burn them off with A Midsummer Night's Run in downtown Lexington. Runners and walkers appreciated equally. The 2nd Annual Lexington Beer and Booty Trolley Tour is today, known as "the best pub crawl Lexington has to offer". The schedule spans from Tin Roof to Soundbar and Al's Bar, to many more. SUNDAY Aug 11, 2013 Tomato lovers have their day with the Arboretum Tomato Festival today at the UK Arboretum, 1 - 4 pm. Larry Correia discusses and signs his book, Warbound, today at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2 pm. "Aegean Echoes", a collection of Greek inspired paintings by Helene Steene go on display today at the Headley-Whitney Museum. The opening reception for the display runs from 5:30 pm - 7: 30 pm. A Piece of the Action is being screened tonight at the Lyric Theatre, working to encapsulate a nostalgic moment in African American cinematic history. MONDAY Aug 12, 2013 Tonight's Woodsongs features Jesse Dee, at the Lyric Theatre. TUESDAY Aug 13, 2013 Southland Jamboree has Custom Made Bluegrass lined up tonight adjacent to Collins Bowling. Tonight's Big Band and Jazz is Dan Brock at Ecton Park. Movie lovers can see Best in Show at the Farish Theater tonight. WEDNESDAY Aug 14, 2013 Tonight's Red Barn Radio features Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band at ArtsPlace. The classic Rio Bravo is playing at the Kentucky Theatre tonight at 1:30 pm and 7:15 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 8 - Aug 14, 2013 THURSDAY Aug 8 Thursday Night Live: Rebel Without a Cause, Cheapside Square Native Eloquence| Countless Others, 9 pm Al’s Bar Avery Crabtree, 7 pm Austin City Saloon Field of Kings| Ancient Warfare| The Rooster’s Crow, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Mad Anthony| All American Werewolves, Green Lantern Morgan Leigh, 8 pm Henry Clay’s Public The Whipps Horseshoes Jeff Hembree, 8 pm JDI Ben Lacy, Kevin Spears 8 pm Natasha’s Superfecta, 8:30 pm Parlay Social Lauren Mitchell, 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Grayson Capps, 8 pm Willie’s FRIDAY Aug 9 Ford Theatre Reunion| Jak Locke Rock Show| Vice Tricks, 9 pm Al’s Bar Avery Crabtree, 7 pm Austin City Saloon Beth Burden 9:30 pm Big Blue Martini Adam Blythe, 10 pm Cheapside Idiot Glee| Jovontaes, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Recipe for Gamma Rays| Hurts to Laugh, Green Lantern Jon Curtis and Lauren Wilson, 9 pm Henry Clay’s Public The Whipps, Horseshoes Masters of Karate, 9 pm JDI Radio 80, 9 pm O’Neill’s Superfecta, 10 pm Parlay Social The Killing Time Band, 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted The Johnson Brothers, 9 pm Natasha’s The Reva Dawn Salon, 8 p Willie’s SATURDAY Aug 10 Club Dub| Roots of a Rebellion| Drunk and Sailor, 9 pm Al’s Bar Avery Crabtree, Austin City Saloon Lisa Raymond 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Black Taxi, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Pawn Shop Radio, 10 pm Cheapside Sundresses| Palisades, Green Lantern Other Brothers, 9 pm Henry Clay’s House The Whipps, Horseshoes Kenny Owens, 9 pm JDI Radio 80, 9 pm O’Neill’s Superfecta, 10 pm Parlay Social Jo Jo Gunn, 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted LexJam (11 am) |The City, 8 pm Natasha’s SUNDAY Aug 11 Lost Trail| Proud Father, 9 pm Al’s Bar Howard Levy 8 pm Natasha’s MONDAY Aug 12 Woodsongs: Jesse Dee and Mandolin Orange, 6:45 pm Lyric Crown Larks, 9 pm Al’s Bar Jordan Allen & the Bellwethers, 9 pm Natasha’s TUESDAY Aug 13 Southland Jamboree: Custom Made Bluegrass, Collin’s Bowling Big Band| Jazz: Dan Brock, Ecton Park The Resolvers, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Duane Pitre, 9 pm Natasha’s WEDNESDAY Aug 14 Red Barn Radio: Great Smokey Mountain Bluegrass Band, ArtsPlace Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt Feat. Little Ruckus| Coffin Ships, 9 pm Al’s Bar Appleseed Cast, 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s NewTown, 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Greg Foresman| Warren Byrom| Tom Green, 8 pm Natasha’s The Black Lillies, 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