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.)
This weekend’s pick road trips are Willie Nelson at the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, and Lebowski Fest in Louisville.
But it will be hard to pry yourself away from Lexington this weekend. The Blueberries reunite! Happy birthdays for Coffeetimes (30), Morris Book Shop (5), and Keeneland’s Concours d’Elegance (10). Pick up a White Elephant at UK Art Museum’s annual sale. Do the time warp again at the Kentucky… and wake up to Brunch with the Queens. Let’s get to it.
THURSDAY July 18, 2013
Tonight’s Thursday Night Live is Superfecta.
The documentary Sole Survivor will screen tonight at the Kentucky Theatre. It is being shown first in communities impacted by the aviation tragedies that are profiled in the film (including the sole survivor of Comair Flight 5191).
Studio Players’ production of Always Patsy Cline continues this weekend at the Carriage House in Bell Court.
FRIDAY July 19, 2013
Happy Birthday Coffeetimes! 30?! Not everybody gets a birthday serenade with Coralee and the Townies. 7 pm to 10 pm. There will be cake.
SATURDAY July 20, 2013
The tenth annual Concours d’Elegance at Keeneland is today. This year’s spotlight is the Mustang. Click here to check out a few photos from the Maserati Mingle preview in June. The awards presentation will be at 3, and word is there will be an actual live Shelby 67 GT 500 on site!
Happy fifth Birthday to the Morris Book Shop! They will be celebrating in Chevy Chase with live music, and Athenian Grill’s food truck parked out front.
Nearby, UK Art Museum hosts its enormously popular annual White Elephant Sale today.
The Blueberries play tonight at Willie’s. Click to read a vintage 1998 Ace coverstory interview with the Blueberries.
Tonight’s Midnight Movie is Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Kentucky Theatre.
SUNDAY July 21, 2013
Lexington’s Lyric Theatre is screening a Summer Sunday film series highlighting African American movie history. Today’s offering is Lilies of the Field.
MONDAY July 22, 2013
Tonight’s Woodsongs is Over the Rhine at the Lyric.
Love Wimbledon? The 5/3 tennis tourney is this week. Catch a few matches and be the first to be able to say, “heyyyyy, I saw them way back when.”
Off With Their Heads plays Buster’s tonight.
TUESDAY July 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY July 24, 2013
Summerfest debuts its second offering of the 2013 season, A Chorus Line, at the UK Arboretum. (The fest switched from three offerings to two this year.)
Today’s Hollywood movie classics entry at the Kentucky Theatre is The Man Who Knew Too Much.
Tonight’s Red Barn Radio is Trinity River Band at ArtsPlace.
Holler 62 (Holler Poets Series) is at Al’s Bar. Music from Bear Medicine.
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GIGS and CONCERTS
Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
July 18 – July 24, 2013
THURSDAY July 18
Ulrich Ellison and Tribe| Sun Street| Red Fire 9 pm Al’s Bar
Blood Pheasant| Dirtbag| Crucial Macabre| SORExCuse Al’s Sidecar
Superfecta, 4:30 Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Pavilion
Bass Science: Jon Dose| Derek Foreal| Arts&Crafts 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
SurfFest: Asylum Gypsies/Invisible Imposters/Future Like 8 pm Green Lantern
The Whipps Horseshoes
Ben Lacy | Alan McKenzie JDI
The Greener Band 9 pm Parlay Social
Knollywood Boys Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
The Kentucky Hoss Cats 7 pm Willie’s
FRIDAY July 19
The Baja Yetis| Marina Orchestra 9 pm Al’s Bar
Wilie Eames Blue Heron
Those Crosstown Rivals with Kentucky Knife Fight 9 pm Buster’s
Shallow Heights 10 pm Cheapside Bar
Coralee and the Townies 7 pm Coffeetimes
Daniel Kerwin Tribute: The Jive Hounds| Dunebuggy Attack Battalion| Sonic Deville 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Third Degree 9 pm Henry Clay’s Public House
The Whipps Horseshoes
Wayne Whitehouse Review JDI
Sundown Service Lynagh’s
The Bats 8 pm Natasha’s
Rock Steady 9 pm O’Neill’s
Better Off Dead Parlay Social
Small Batch 8 pm Willie’s
The Paw Paw Pickers 6 pm Windy Corner
SATURDAY July 20
Hide Your Mommas| Plastic Visions 9 pm Al’s Bar
Lisa Raymond Bigg Blue Martini
Blindside Drop 10 pm Cheapside Bar
Parallels Cosmic Charlie’s
Third Degree Henry Clay’s Public House
The Whipps Horseshoes
Exile 8 pm Natasha’s
Brother’s Keeper 9 pm O’Neill’s
The Blueberries 9:45 pm Willie’s
SUNDAY July 21
Future Islands| Chiffon| Street Gnar 9 pm Al’s Bar
The Tall Boys Lynagh’s
MONDAY July 22
Off With Their Heads! 9 pm Buster’s
Woodsongs: Over the Rhine, Lyric Theatre
TUESDAY July 23
Sean Rowe | Egon Danielson 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Luke Jackson & John Davis Natasha’s
WEDNESDAY July 24
Sound Assault Hiphop Showcase 9 pm Al’s Bar
64 West Tin Roof
THURSDAY July 25
SupaTight| Ghost Horse Comanche 9 pm Al’s Bar
Six Feet Under Decrepit Birth, Cannabis Corpse, Dealey Plaza 8 pm Buster’s
Tedo Stone 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Jon Curtis Henry Clay’s Public House
Larry Williams Band Horseshoes
Shannon Slaughter & Country Clare 9 pm Natasha’s
Superfecta 8 pm Parlay Social
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