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THURSDAY (May, 23, 2013)
Comedian Louie Anderson begins his three day stint at comedy at Comedy Off Broadway.
Tonight’s Thursday Night Live performance is The Johnson Brothers at Cheapside Square.
FRIDAY (May, 24, 2013)
The Lexington Art League SITE installation is this week, with the opening celebration on May 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm. Various artists will each reinvent a room in the house. Food and drink by Fork in the Road and That’s How We Roll.
A Tribe Called Lex does A Tribe Called Quest at Al’s Bar tonight.
Design Your Own Revolution has selected Dakota Smith to “design his own revolution” at Land of Tomorrow Gallery with the aid of designer Paul Michael Brown. All are welcome to attend this art project’s construction, Friday (daytime).
SATURDAY (May, 25, 2013)
The 36th annual Horsey Hundred, a bike ride tour of the Bluegrass, begins today in Georgetown, Kentucky. Bikers can choose various route options with a diverse range of mileages, each offering “an opportunity to share your cycling passion with…others in Kentucky horse country.”
Pops Records holds its 17th birthday bash with food, music, and giveaways.
The Lex Made Trade Fair opens up NoLi to flea market style to showcase Lexington businesses.
Pools open for the season on Memorial day weekend with Poolapalooza at Southland Pool.
SUNDAY (May, 26, 2013)
Tour de Coops 2013 begins today from 1 pm to 4 pm, with a party to follow at 4:30 at Alfalfa on Main St. It includes a self guided tour of 9 coops, with workshops at select coop locations.
Night Beds performs tonight at Cosmic Charlie’s at 9 pm.
MONDAY (May, 27, 2013)
What’s closed and what’s open here.
TUESDAY (May, 28, 2013)
Gas Hole, a documentary about the history of oil prices, sheds light on the secrets of big oil companies and shows viable alternatives to petroleum at the Central Library.
Tonight’s Big Band Jazz Series is Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors (BAJA) at Moondance.
WEDNESDAY (May, 29, 2013)
The Holler Poets Series is celebrating its 5 year anniversary, featuring newly inducted Kentucky Poet Laureate Frank X Walker and Affrilachian Poet Mitchell Douglas at Al’s Bar.
Mrs. Lincoln’s Walking Tour of Lexington is today at 2:30 hosted by the Mary Todd Lincoln House.
GIGS and CONCERTS
Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
May 23 – May 29, 2013
THURSDAY (May 23)
Small Batch|Fire Dog|If Birds Could Fly 9 pm Al’s Bar
Rumpke Mountain Boys | David Gans 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
The Roosters Crow|Kernal The Green Lantern
Michael Chapdelaine|Trevor Gordon Hall 8 pm Natasha’s
Superfecta 10 pm Parlay Social
Derek Isaacs and Larry Williams 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
The Johnson Brothers 5 pm Thursday Night Live (Cheapside Square)
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen| Tyler Childers 7 pm Willie’s
FRIDAY (May 24)
A Tribe Called Lex, 9 pm Al’s Bar
Scorpion Child 9 pm Buster’s
One Man Train Wreck|Zebrana Bastard 8 pm The Green Lantern
Mangrenade 10 pm The Green Lantern
Ben Lacy 9:30 pm Jax
Christopher Jones 7 pm Natasha’s
See Alice 9 pm O’Neills
The Payback 10 pm Parlay Social
The Sensations 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
The Other Brothers|Stone Cold Grass 7 pm Willie’s
SATURDAY (May 25)
Cult Feature: Nemo Achida|Nativity Singers|The Recipe for Gamma Rays|Sun Street|DJ Jesse Saxxon 9 pm Al’s Bar
Thelma and the Sleaze| The Makeshifts 8 pm The Green Lantern
Fifth on the Floor 8 pm Jax
Patrick McNeese Band 8 pm Natasha’s
See Alice 9 pm O’Neills
The Other Brothers 10 pm Parlay Social
Aly’An 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Pops Record 17th Birthday Bash Pops Resale 11 am – 7 pm
Driving Rain 6 pm Willie’s
SUNDAY (May 26)
Night Beds| Jenny O. 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Shelly Rann 8 pm Natasha’s
Jamin’ 2 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
MONDAY (May 27)
TUESDAY (May 28)
The Proletarians 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Harpeth Rising 8 pm Natasha’s
Grayson Capps 8 pm Willie’s
WEDNESDAY (May 29)
Drowning Pool 9 pm Buster’s
John Mann| Greg Foresman|Tom Green, 8 pm Natasha’s
Ben Lacy 7 pm O’Neills
King’s Ransom 8 pm Parlay Social
Stone Cold Grass 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Geoff Union Band 7 pm Willie’s Locally Known
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.
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
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