THURSDAY Sep 18, 2014 The inaugural Lex Latino Film Fest features screenings of Latino-produced films Thursday through Saturday at the historic Kentucky Theatre. Films include Rudo & Cursi, Who is Davani Cristal?, Sombras de Azul, and the centerpiece Avenues, a drama about an east L.A. man trying to integrate into his gang-centered neighborhood after a stint in prison (with a Q&A with director Dominic Martina as well as Mezcal and Mexican beer tastings). For showtimes and synopses, click here. Houndmouth play at the Kentucky Theatre at 8 pm, along with special guest Andrea Davidson. Houndmouth are an alternative country band that has performed on Letterman and Conan, as well as at Lolla and Bonnaroo. Showtime and VH1's Hal Sparks performs at Comedy Off Broadway Thursday through Saturday. The Thursday show starts at 7:15 pm; Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:15 & 9:45 pm. Blind Corn Liquor Pickers perform at Cheapside Pavillion as part of Thursday Night Live from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. FRIDAY Sep 19, 2014 The LexArts Hop, a self-guided tour of the visual arts in downtown Lexington, is 5 - 8 pm. As part of the Hop, the New Editions Gallery exhibits local artist Lynn Sweet’s Ridgeride. In addition, UK Art Museum curator Janie Welker and director Stuart Horodner cover Laurel Nakadate: Strangers & Relations at the UK Art Museum. Strangers & Relations focuses on issues of identity, confrontation, and trust. Patrons of the LexArts Hop may begin at any location and visit as many of the venues as they would like. Christ The King's annual Oktoberfest is Friday and Saturday. This year, the festival features German food, kids' games, live music, and the infamous Celebrity Cake Wheel. Headliners on Friday night are The Smithereens. Supporting acts include Johnny Conqueroo, Word For Ginger, Kenny Owens and Group Therapy, and Rebel Without a Cause. The Festival Latino de Lexington comes back to the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza on Friday and Saturday. Expect two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family, including live music and dance, cultural presentation, vendors, authentic cuisine, and more. Friday hours are 5 - 11 pm; Saturday hours are 4 - 11 pm. SATURDAY Sep 20, 2014 At 2:30, the Farish Theater hosts Joan Walsh Anglund, editor-at-large of Salon and author of more than 94 books with 45 million in sales. Special guest author/illustrator Mary Engelbreit will also speak. There is a showing of Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin at the Lyric Theatre at 1:30 pm. The film captures the life of Bayard Rustin, a crusader for racial justice and nonviolent activism in the 1940s. The Lexington Philharmonic presents Bolero & Barnatan at the Singletary Center at 7:30 pm. Featuring New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan. The Fixx headline Christ The King Oktoberfest Saturday night. Supporting acts include Frogman, Wildside, Boogie G and The Titanics, and Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits. The music begins at 5 pm. SUNDAY Sep 21, 2014 As a part of Sunday Salons in September, at 2:30 pm historian and author David Burg will open his 1920s Craftsman home, showing his collection detailing a lifelong love of art. In addition, Kentucky poet laureate Frank X Walker will read from his new fiction manuscript, The Devil Is Beating His Wife. Call Moveable Feast Lexington at 859.252-2867 for ticket info, prices, and reservations. The annual HarvestFest at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is on Saturday and Sunday, between 10 am and 5 pm on both days. Expect hay stacks, autumn recipes, farm animals, live music, and more. MONDAY Sep 22, 2014 The Farish Theatre shows The Color Purple at 7 pm. Woodsongs: Las Cafeteras and Fullset perform at the Lyric Theater at 7 pm. On the Verge presents an immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Central Christian Church. Shows start Monday through Wednesday at 7 pm. TUESDAY Sep 23, 2014 Recycled Percussion perform at Center College’s Norton Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. The athletic, humorous "America's Got Talent" performers make catchy beats on bizarre, everyday objects and have played over 4,000 shows in more than 15 countries. WEDNESDAY Sep 24, 2014 The 2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival, an annual celebration of cinema classics, presents Agnes Varda's Cleo From 5 to 7 at the Kentucky Theatre at 7:15 pm. At 8 pm, Red Barn Radio presents Fred Kearns & Nizhoni Sky 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 18 thru September 24 2014 THURSDAY Sep 18, 2014 Derek Spencer | Sam Hadfield | Debraun Thomas Trio | Country Willie Edwards 9 pm Al’s Bar Moonshine Hollar 9:30 pm Austin City Saloon Big Smo 9 pm Buster’s Houndmouth | Andrea Davidson 8 pm Kentucky Theatre Bluegrass Parkway Natasha’s Corey Kenton Pauley’s Toasted Barrel All the Little Pieces 8 pm Redmon’s Blind Corn Liquor Pickers 4:30 pm TNL (Cheapside Pavilion) FRIDAY Sep 19, 2014 Idiot Glee | Shawnthony Calypso | Rat Columns | The Stevens 9 pm Al’s Bar Squallfest 2014 Buster’s Tim Talbert 10 pm Cheapside Crystal Gale & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 7:30 pm EKU (Richmond) Ben Sollee with Justin Paul Lewis 8 pm Kentucky Theatre Boogie G & The Titanics Henry Clay’s Pub Big Fat Liars Natasha’s The Creep Classic 6 pm O’Neill’s Bridge 19 6 pm Talon Winery SATURDAY Sep 20, 2014 Sheisty Khrist 9 pm Al’s Bar Born Cross Eyed 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Donny Brook Henry Clay’s Pub The Glade City Rounders 8 pm Natasha’s The Space Cowboys 9 pm O’Neill’s Junction Creek Pauley’s Toasted Barrel The Tweak 4 pm Talon Winery SUNDAY Sep 21, 2014 The Tall Boys 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Special Session Natasha’s Ben Lacy and Corey Cross 5 pm O’Neill’s Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle 7 pm Willie’s MONDAY Sep 22, 2014 Las Cafeteras | Fullset 6:45 pm Woodsongs at Lyric Theatre A. Lorenzo Farr - the Backslider Natasha's TUESDAY Sep 23, 2014 Recycled Percussion 7:30 pm Norton Center (Danville) WEDNESDAY Sep 24, 2014 Tim Shelton Natasha’s Jordan English 11:30 pm Tin Roof Martin Harley Band 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