Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar October 25 thru October 31, 2012

Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar October 25 thru October 31, 2012


Welcome to the Halloween 2012 edition of the Ace Picks  for Lexington, Kentucky, now with the most zombies since our first list in 1989. Enjoy Ace’s highly curated and selective list of Ace Picks for the next eight days in the bluegrass zombie apocalypse  (delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning via the Ace e-dition click here to subscribe, unless your brain’s been eaten.)


How do you feel about pop-up restaurants? Never heard of them? Try the Korean Pancakes this week only at Institute 193, every day at lunch (a fundraiser for the arts non-profit).

The opening reception for Monica Pipia’s new exhibit is at Cardinal Hill; it’s international reading and eating night at the Carnegie Center; and comedian Brian Regan performs at the Singletary Center.


Before you head over to Fourth Friday at the Art League, check out the Trust(ing) adaptation at Latitude at lunchtime.

UK’s Bale Boone symposium on arts and healing will conclude tonight with The High Lonesome Sound, Photographs by John Cohen, followed by a concert with Ben Sollee and John Cohen.

There’s a Halloween Walk at Raven Run, but if your blood runs colder than that, try the Zombie 5k at Equus Run (you think you’re fast? You’ll surely beat your best time with the unDead after you.)

Have a more literary approach to Halloween? Joseph Beth will host a signing for The Appalachian Undead.

And the midnight movie, for tonight and Saturday? What else? Rocky Horror at the Kentucky Theatre.



Saturday will be tasty with the Incredible Food Show.

Kentucky author George Ella Lyon will be reading and signing with her friend Pauletta Hansel at the Wild Fig Bookstore.

LexArts will celebrate their 40th Anniversary with a fundraiser at ArtsPlace.

Beaux Arts Fall Ball is at Buster’s.

And there are two gigs we highly recommend this evening: Bill Farris Quartet if you’re in a jazzy mood, or Warren Byrom and the Fabled Canelands if you’re feeling singer/songwriter-ish.


Photographer David Toczko will sign The Ambassador of Bourbon: Maker’s Mark and the Rebirth of America’s Native Spirit at Joseph Beth.

Click through for Ace’s full Lexington, KY events calendar

The Lexington Philharmonic’s Voices of America series is at the Lexington Opera House.

Lexington’s Jewish Film Series “My Dad is Baryshnikov” continues at UK, and the 2010 French movie Heartbeats is on at the Lexington Public Library.

We have a complete list of downtown activities posted under the Thriller Parade. March Madness Marching Band plays an early show at Centrepointe field.

And tonight on HBO’s Treme, check out an episode penned by Kentucky native, screenwriter and author Chris Offutt.


Woodsongs show tonight is The Ragbirds and Amber Rubarth.


Click thru for Ace interview with Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman.

Walking Dead creator, and Kentucky native, Robert Kirkman, will speak at UK’s Memorial Hall for UK SAB’s  Behind the Lens series.

(Someone please take him to Cosmic Charlie’s afterwards for the Funkadelic tribute with a host of local all-stars.)



The number one question  we get on the phones is “What Time is Trick or Treat in Lexington?” (Starts at 6.)

West Sixth encourages costumes for their Halloween evening.

And Holler Poets will have a special Hollerween installment tonight at Al’s Bar.


Ace Picks and calendar recommendations for Lexington are  compiled from the Lexington, KY calendar by Mic Hardman, with Chris Snider. Click to submit.




Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
OCTOBER 25 – OCTOBER 31, 2012

Full Body Tones 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Radio 80 5 pm, Thursday Night Live, Cheapside Park
Lisa Raymond 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
The Swells | Ancient Warfare, Green Lantern
3rd Degree 8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
The Reminders 8.30 pm, Parlay Social
Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Devine Carama presents Brown Sugar Hip Hop Showcase 10 pm, Al’s Bar
Halloweezer III, Buster’s Billiards and Backroom
Samantha Carlson 9:30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
John Cohen | Ben Sollee 8 pm,
Pavilion A Auditorium, UK Chandler Hospital
The Throwbacks, Cheapside Bar and Grill
Ford Theatre Reunion’s Halloween show, 10 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s
Kill Baby Kill | New Bravados | All American Werewolves, Green Lantern
Puddin Howell & John McHugh 9 pm,
Henry Clay’s Public House
The Eric Cummins Band 11 pm, Lynagh’s Pub
Si Kahn 12 pm, UK’s Niles Gallery
The Payback 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Tom Constanten & Terrapin Flyer | Bluegrass Collective | Blind Corn Liquor Pickers | Tonight’s Noise 8 pm,
Willie’s Locally Known

cartRAGE: All Hallows Eve Edition 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Lisa Raymond 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini
Beaux Arts Fall Ball, Buster’s
The Throwbacks, Cheapside Bar and Grill
Bright Light Social Hour 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Slagsmiths | Knife the Symphony | Strip District | Dunebuggy Attack Battalion, Green Lantern
Von Bon Durant 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Warren Byrom and the Fabled Canelands 11 pm, Lynagh’s
Bill Farris Quartet 8 pm, Natasha’s
Ali and the Gringo 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
The Asylum Gypsies, 2 pm, POPS Resale
Worldwide Bluegrass (9 Bands playing) 2 pm,
Willie’s Locally Known

March Madness Marching Band, 7 pm, Centrepointe field
Stampede, Sonic Alter, The Mighty Auroch, 10 pm,
Cosmic Charlie’s
Relic Delic 11 pm, Lynagh’s Pub

The Ragbirds | Amber Rubarth 6.45 pm, Woodsongs, Kentucky Theatre

Funkadelic Tribute 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
The Hookers | Infected | Those Crosstown Rivals | Them
9 pm, Green Lantern

Holler Poets Series #53 7.30 pm, Al’s Bar
Members of Idiot Glee, Matt Duncan, Oh My Me,Chico Fellini, etc Cosmic Charlie’s
Matt Fassas & Tonight’s Noise 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace

Al`s Bar 601 Limestone St 859.252.9104
ArtsPlace 161 N. Mill Street
The Attic Bar 2628 Richmond Rd. 859.268.0332
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