THURSDAY Sep 4, 2014 Actors Guild stages The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at 8 pm, Thursday through this weekend. Chad Deity, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been hailed by the New York Times as having "the delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire." Starring Whit Whitaker, Stakar Fripp, and Ruda Tovar. Prime Cut play at Cheapside Park for Thursday Night Live at 5 pm. Lyle Lovett and his Large Band perform at EKU Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. The Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival runs from September 4th through September 7th. More than a dozen bands perform, and this year's theme is the Wild Wild West. FRIDAY Sep 5, 2014 The Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival is this weekend. The annual festival has been recognized as a Top Ten Festival in Kentucky, and this year, Nellie "Tiger" Travis and Lakeside are the headliners. Kentucky legend Chris Knight returns to Buster’s at 9 pm. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus comes to Rupp Arena from September 5th to September 7th. The show starts at 7 pm on Friday and throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Jimmy Pardo will perform at Comedy Off Broadway September 5th and 6th. Shows begin 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm both nights. SATURDAY Sep 6, 2014 Lexington's annual Dog Paddle will run 9 am - 3 pm at Woodland Park Pool. Owners are invited to bring their dogs out for the last swim of the season (sorry humans; you'll need to stay out of the pool). UK Art Museum will feature three new art exhibits, beginning September 6. Kurt Vonnegut: Madmen and Moonbeams showcases drawings the novelist made throughout his life. Laurel Nakadate: Strangers & Relations explores casual and intimate relationships through photographs, video, and film. Take My Word For It brings together numerous text-based works to examine how language directly engages the audience. All of the exhibits will be on display until December 23rd. UK football faces off against Ohio University at Commonwealth Stadium at 3:30 pm. Black Jacket Symphony perform at the Lexington Opera House at 8 pm. They will cover Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours. SUNDAY Sep 7, 2014 There will be a performance of Jeff Stetson's one act play, "The Meeting," at the Farish Theatre at 3 pm. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room a week before MLK's fatal speech at the Audubon ballroom. Additional performances September 4th and 5th at 7pm and September 6th at 3 pm. John Wilkerson will host an afternoon tea salon at the Thomas January House (1810) from 2:30 - 5:30 pm as a part of Moveable Feast Lexington's Sunday Salons in September. As a part of the salon, Maryjean Wall will present her new book, Madam Belle, and Brooklyn-based Laura Smith will exhibit her recent Direction and Disintegration. Reservations required, call 859.252.2867. As part of the Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, the Lyric Theatre will host the Roots & Heritage Festival Gospel Show, starting at 1 pm. MONDAY Sep 8, 2014 Ellis Paul and Socks in the Frying Pan play at the Lyric Theater at 6:45 pm as a part of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. TUESDAY Sep 9, 2014 On the Verge presents an immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Central Christian Church on September 9th and 10th at 7 pm. The Farish Theatre will show Catch-22 at 7 pm as a part of the Banned Books on Film series. Coralee and The Townies will play in-store at CD Central at 7 pm, celebrating their new album Criminal Pride. WEDNESDAY Sep 10, 2014 And last, but most definitely not least, The Black Keys headline what may be the most action-packed Wednesday in a while. The Black Keys will rock the KFC Yum! Center at 8 pm along with special guests and Kentucky favorites Cage The Elephant. The inaugural Jefferson Street Soirée is scheduled for 6 - 10 pm on Jefferson Street, between Short and Second. Over a dozen locally owned businesses, from white tablecloth dining to eclectic music venues, will offer food and beverage tastings. Artists including Lexington's own Tee Dee Young will perform on a stage between The Grey Goose and Wine + Market. But that's not all: short story writer, novelist, and Dos Passos Prize recipient Jill McCorkle will read poetry at the UK Art Museum at 8 pm. Also, the Kentucky Theatre will show Alain Resnais's Last Year at Marienbad at 7:15 pm, as part of the 2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival, an annual celebration of cinema classics presented by the Kentucky Theatre. To top it off, Humble Tripe will play at ArtsPlace at 8 pm as a part of Red Barn Radio. 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 4 thru September 10 2014 THURSDAY Sep 4, 2014 Trending Now | Evan Currann | Dylan Flannery 9 pm Al’s Bar Paper Bridges | Hearts Gone South | Zen Highway 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Prime Cut 4:30 pm TNL at Cheapside Pavillion Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 7:30 pm EKU (Richmond) All the Little Pieces 9 pm Natasha’s The Smithdogs 8 pm Parlay Social Cort Carpenter 10 pm Tin Roof FRIDAY Sep 5, 2014 Saxon and Leroy 9 pm Al’s Bar Lisa Raymond 9:30 Bigg Blue Martini Chris Knight 9 pm Buster’s Gabe Close 10 pm Cheapside White Reaper 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Nizhoni Sky 6 pm Joseph-Beth Lee Carroll C the Beat Natasha’s Encore of Lexington 9 pm O’Neill’s DeBraun Thomas Trio 9:30 pm Parlay Social Rascal Flatts | Sheryl Crow | Gloriana 7 pm Riverbend (Cinci) The Lonetones | Englishman | Josh Wright and Seth Murphy 8 pm Willie’s SATURDAY Sep 6, 2014 High Five | Solarbear | Mr Wimmer | Shadow Clone | Barbecue | Nina Lowe DJ 9 pm Al’s Bar George Molton 10 pm Austin City Saloon Wes Borden 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini Emarosa | PVRIS | The Beautiful Bodies | Too Close to Touch Buster’s Ben Lacy 10 pm Cheapside Coralee and The Townies | Small Batch 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Heiress to an Empire 9 pm Green Lantern Grayson Jenkins Henry Clay’s Pub Black Jacket Symphony 8 pm Lexington Opera House The Bats Natasha’s The Space Cowboys 9 pm O’Neill’s Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros | Jason Isbell Riverbend (Cinci) Lisa Raymond 4 pm Talon Winery SUNDAY Sep 7, 2014 The Tall Boys 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Matthew Cochran 8 pm Natasha’s Ben Lacy and Corey Cross 5 pm O’Neill’s Diana Chittester 6 pm Willis Music Company MONDAY Sep 8, 2014 Ellis Paul | Socks in the Frying Pan 6:45 pm Woodsongs at Lyric Theatre TUESDAY Sep 9, 2014 Coralee and the Townies 7 pm CD Central In-Store WEDNESDAY Sep 10, 2014 Everything’s Eventual | Damage Therapy | Last Of The Dodo 9 pm Al’s Bar Clutch | Lionize | American Sharks 8 pm Buster’s Turquoise Jeep 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Black Keys | Cage The Elephant 8 pm KFC Yum! (Louisville) Jesse Snyder EP release party Natasha’s Humble Tripe 8 pm Red Barn Radio (ArtsPlace) Frank Bang & the Secret Stash 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