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.) FRIDAY June 13, 2014 Comedian Erik Griffin—of Workaholics fame—will be appearing at Comedy Off Broadway Friday at 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm. Festival of the Bluegrass, one of the oldest of its kind in the state, is in its second day Friday, June 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. The PlayThink Fesitval is a celebration of art, sustainability, music, and performance. It is being held at Homegrown Hideaways located at 500 Floyd Branch Rd., Berea, KY. It's a big year for the Harry Dean Stanton Fest which honors Kentucky born actor—surprise—Harry Dean Stanton. Why is it so big? For the time, Stanton himself will be attending. Cool Hand Luke begins at dusk at Triangle Park. Lexington's music season is underway with the presence of It's a Grand Night for Singing at UK's Singletary Center at 7:30 pm. For the second year, Kentucky Refugee Ministries is presenting "Rockin' 'Round the World" designed to support the organization. SATURDAY June 14, 2014 The inaugural Bourbon Derby Half Marathon will take runners through at least one Paris, Kentucky horse farm and features three different race lengths. The races begin at 7:30 am. Brunch on Mars: Tasha Cotter and Iris Law, poets and Kentucky Women Writers Conference board members, celebrate Lexington Poetry Month. Downtown Winchester, KY hosts the 6th annual Beer Cheese Festival where you can listen to live music, eat, and shop with local vendors. Popular kids movie Despicable Me 2 will be showing at the Kentucky Theater and will also feature children's activities. Everything kicks-off at 9 am. The Superhero 5K is perfect for both families and comic book lovers alike. The run begins at 9:30 am at Keeneland. The Downtown Poker Stroll is just like a poker run but a bit more laid back. No experience necessary and begins at 6 pm at Cheapside Pavilion. Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival continues with a showing of Christine at the Farrish Theater. Lexington's Legends face-off against Charleston at Lexington's Whitaker Ballpark. The game gets underway just after 7 pm. SUNDAY June 15, 2014 Harry Dean Stanton Fest Continues with a showing of The Missouri Breaks at 2 pm and a showing of Escape from New York at 7 pm—both at the Farrish Theater. Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum hosts dads for a scenic train tour of the Bluegrass beginning at 1:30 pm. Lexington's Legends face-off against Charleston at Lexington's Whitaker Ballpark. The game gets underway just after 7 pm. MONDAY June 16, 2014 The Kentucky Science Center will be hosting a week-long summer camps to expand STEM education and programming throughout the state of Kentucky. Unique topics are designed to inform, engage and entertain budding scientists ages K-5. Lexington institution, Woodsongs, will be hosting Carlene Carter and Jason D. Williams at the Lyric Theatre beginning at 6:45 pm. TUESDAY June 17, 2014 Southland Jamboree will be hosting Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley at Collings Bowling Center at 205 Southland Drive. Concert: Lionel Richie will perform with Cee Lo Green at Louisville's KFC Yum Center at 7: 30 pm. Concert: Elvis Costello will perform solo at the Louisville Palace with the show beginning at 8 pm. WEDNESDAY June 18, 2014 The Kentucky Theatre will be showing Dr. Strangelove as part of its annual Summer Classic Movie series. Courtesy Fun Day Golf Outing, University Club of Kentucky Courtesy Acura and the Makenna Foundation will host a Golf Outing at the University Club of Kentucky. Lunch begins at 11 am and golfers will hit the course at 12 pm share. Every Wednesday at 5:30 pm at Triangle Park the YMCA will host a Boot Camp where a fitness instructor will push participants to new levels of fitness. Red Barn Radio will host 5 String Theory at the Performance Hall at ArtsPlace beginning at 8pm. 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 June 12 thru June 18 2014 FRIDAY June 13, 2014 Blind Corn Liquor Pickers|Buffalo Wabs|Price Hill Hustle 9pm Al’s Bar Drive-By Truckers 9 pm Busters Chris Campbell Band 10 pm Cheapside Secret Someones 10 pm Cosmic Charlies Clays Rendering|Three Legged Race|Lussuria|Dual Action 9 pm Green Lantern Groove Robbers 9 pm Henry Clay’s Pub New Bravado|Discount Guns 8 pm Lynagh's Payback 7 pm MoonDance Amphitheater See Alice 9 pm O’Neills Bobby Perry Band 9:30 Parlay Social C2 and The Reed Brothers 10 pm Paulie’s Ryan Joseph Anderson|All the Little Pieces 8 pm Willie’s SATURDAY June 14, 2014 Warren Byrom 9 pm Bour-bon (Paris) Chris Campbell Band 10 pm Cheapside Grayson Jenkins 10 pm Henry Clay’s Pub Reverend Red 8 pm Lynagh's The Johnson Brothers 9 pm Natasha’s See Alice 9 pm O’Neills Boogy G and the Titanics Parlay Social Lydia Loveless|Restless Leg String Band 8 pm Willie’s SUNDAY June 15 2014 The Tall Boys 10 pm Cosmic Charlies Alejandro Escovedo 7:30 pm Natasha’s MONDAY June 16 Woodsongs: Carlene Carter and Jason D. Williams 6:45 pm Lyric Theater Rachael Sage with Maggie Lander 8 pm Natasha’s Open Mic with Coralee 8 pm Willie’s TUESDAY June 17 Lionel Richie with special guest Cee Lo Green 7:30 pm KFC Yum Center Elvis Costello 8 pm Louisville Palace Walnut Street Ragtime Ramblers 7 pm Moondance Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley 7 pm Southland Jamboree The Hart Strings 8 pm Willie’s WEDNESDAY June 18 Great Barrier Reefs and Restless Leg String Band 9pm Al’s Bar A Mile Rising Cosmic Charlie’s Ben Lacey and Corey Cross 3 pm O’Neills 5 String Theory 8 pm Red Barn Radio (ArtsPlace) Jane Rose & The Deadend Boys 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