THURSDAY Sep 11, 2014 Sommore, whom Oprah Winfrey proclaimed "a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium," will perform at Comedy Off Broadway Thursday through Saturday. The Thursday show starts at 7:15 pm. At 7 pm, the Lyric Theatre will host a Sonia Sanchez Series community lecture. The keynote address by Asha Bandele will cover racial and social justice, poetry, and Lexington. Chaired by Patrice Muhammad. New York Times bestselling author, Hugo Award winner, and author of Lock In John Scalzi will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm. Born Cross Eyed will perform at Cheapside Pavillion as part of Thursday Night Live from 4:30 - 7:30 pm. FRIDAY Sep 12, 2014 The UK Singletary Center presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 7:30 pm. Trombone Shorty and his ensemble play with a mix rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, and soul. They have toured across five continents and were nominated for a Grammy for “Backatown." Marcus Roberts Trio: A Grand Celebration will highlight the return of the Steinway Grand to the Lexington Opera House stage after a complete restoration. At age 21, Roberts began touring with Wynton Marsalis and has stayed with the group for over six years. His work has reached critical acclaim, having reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s traditional jazz chart. The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will take place September 12-13. Launched by UK in 1979, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest actively running women’s literary festival in the nation. On September 12, the Carnegie Center will host a number of readings, discussions, and workshops starting at 8 am. At 7:30 pm, Tracy K. Smith and Tina Chang will present a keynote speech at Memorial Hall. SATURDAY Sep 13, 2014 The 29th Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown will take place September 13-15. The three-day trek features an overnight stay at the historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. The round-trip route begins and ends in Harrodsburg with a Saturday overnight at Danville’s famous Pioneer Playhouse. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association in the fight against lung disease. Bluegrass, Bourbon & BBQ: A Bicentennial Celebration will go from 5-9 pm at Gratz Park. The event will feature live bluegrass music, tours of the Hunt-Morgan House and the Bodley-Bullock House, barbeque, and bourbon. Transylvania University’s Carrick Theatre will host the Wild Women of Poetry Slam as a part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. The Slam will start at 6:30 pm and will include headliner and celebrity judge Ellen Hagan and emcee Bianca Spriggs. The Japan Summer Fest that drew more than 12,000 people in 2013 will be back at the Courthouse Plaza this year. There will be games, food, performances, and Japanese culture. SUNDAY Sep 14, 2014 The Lexington Children's Theatre presents Miss Nelson is Missing at 2 pm. The 8th Annual Rain Garden Tour will take place at the Meadowthorpe community center from 2 - 5 pm. Participants will tour several residential rain gardens. There will be speakers, booths, and refreshments at the community center. At 7 pm, the Carnegie Center will host Stars with Accents readings by Leatha Kendrick, Paulette Livers, and Lisa Williams. Katerina Stoykova-Klemer will moderate. ScareFest 2014 will be in the Lexington Convention Center the weekend of September 12 – September 14. Sunday times are 11 am - 4 pm. MONDAY Sep 15, 2014 There will be a film screening and discussion of Inequality For All at the Farish Theater at 6 pm, sponsored by Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice. Woodsongs: Joshua James and Neulore perform at the Lyric Theater at 7 pm. TUESDAY Sep 16, 2014 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison discusses and signs The Witch with No Name at Joseph-Beth at noon. The Farish Theatre at the Central Library will show The Perks of Being a Wallflower at 7 pm. WEDNESDAY Sep 17, 2014 The Farish Theater at the Central Library presents Balagula Theater’s Drinking in America. Performances are scheduled to begin at 7 pm September 17-19. The 2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival, an annual celebration of cinema classics, presents Jaromil Jires’s Valerie and Her Week of Wonders at the Kentucky Theatre at 7:15 pm. Gaelic Storm perform at EKU Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. At 8 pm, Red Barn Radio presents Australian band Bluegrass Parkway’s US Tour at ArtsPlace. Click to subscribe to the Ace e-dition (delivered to your inbox every Thursday), for everything to do in Lexington for the next seven days in the bluegrass.
GIGS and CONCERTS Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings September 11 thru September 17 2014 THURSDAY Sep 11, 2014 Naan Violence | Jovontaes 9 pm Al’s Bar Sundy Best 7 pm Castle Hill Winery (Versailles) Mike Tracy’s Brazilian Quintet 7 pm Farish Theatre Born Cross Eyed 4:30 pm TNL at Cheapside Pavillion King’s Ransom 8 pm Parlay Social Hashtag Pauley’s Toasted Barrel Kris Hitchcock 10:30 pm Tin Roof The Urban Pioneers | Giant Rooster Sideshow 8 pm Willie’s FRIDAY Sep 12, 2014 Royal Illness 9 pm Al’s Bar Matt Persin 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Yellow Belts | Raw Soul 10 pm The Green Lantern Marcus Roberts Trio 8 pm Lexington Opera House RC and the Nightshades Natasha’s Kung Fu Grip 9 pm O’Neill’s Stephen Kelly Hunt 9:30 pm Parlay Social The New Busy 10 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue 7:30 pm Singletary Center Jeff Carter Duo 6 pm Talon Winery Tim Easton | The Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm Willie’s SATURDAY Sep 13, 2014 Dot | Ellie Herring | DJ Jamples 9 pm Al’s Bar Matt Persin 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini HEAVY SOLE 8 pm Green Lantern Other Brothers Henry Clay’s Pub Jam Brunch | The Mojo Tones Natasha’s Kung Fu Grip 9 pm O’Neill’s Kenny Owens Band 9:30 pm Parlay Social Moonshine Hollar 10 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel Jason Aldean | Florida Georgia Line 7:30 pm Rupp Arena Jas Patrick 4 pm Talon Winery Andrew Velez 10:30 pm Tin Roof Jacob 8 pm The Twisted Cork SUNDAY Sep 14, 2014 Restless Leg String Band 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Argo Lynn| The Rounders Steve Riggs 9 pm Natasha’s Needtobreathe 8 pm UK Singletary Center MONDAY Sep 15, 2014 Artist Collective Natasha’s Joshua James | Neulore 6:45 pm Woodsongs at Lyric Theatre TUESDAY Sep 16, 2014 Ethan Samuel Brown, Jordan Hull, and Dylan Lancaster Natasha’s The Two Man Gentlemen Band 7 pm Willie’s WEDNESDAY Sep 17, 2014 If And It | Doc Feldman 9 pm Al’s Bar SIMO 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Gaelic Storm 7:15 pm EKU (Richmond) Bros. Landreth 7 pm Natasha’s Ben Lacy and Corey Cross 5 pm O’Neill’s Bluegrass Parkway 8 pm Red Barn Radio at ArtsPlace Jordan English 11:30 pm Tin Roof 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