Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar September 18 — 24

Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar September 18 — 24

Welcome to this week’s Ace Picks Events Calendar for Lexington, Kentucky — Ace’s highly curated and selective to do list for the next seven days in the bluegrass (also delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe.)


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.

The inaugural Lex Latino Film Fest is September 19-20 at the Kentucky Theatre.
The inaugural Lex Latino Film Fest is at the Kentucky Theatre on September 19-20.

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.

Bolero and Barnatan
Bolero and Barnatan

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.

Recycled Percussion
Recycled Percussion will perform at the Norton Center.

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.

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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

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