Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar of Events Nov 22 thru Nov 29,...

Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar of Events Nov 22 thru Nov 29, 2012


Welcome to this week’s Ace Picks  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.)

If your house is packed with loved ones this holiday weekend, you might be looking for places to take them and show off our beautiful bluegrass — or, if you’re one of those people who thinks fish and houseguests stink after three days,  you might be looking for places to go to get out of that house packed with loved ones. Either way, we have you covered.


Run the Thoroughbred Classic 5k at Keeneland this morning, to avoid any Thanksgiving food coma guilt.

Click here for the rundown of what’s open and closed on Thanksgiving in Lexington (LexTran schedules, LFUCG, trash collection, even a grease recycle).


Mayo Baltimore of Sonic Deville

Looking for somewhere to take the relatives, with a bit of an eye-opening factor? Spring Awakening is this weekend at Lexington’s Downtown Arts Center.

More conservative relatives? Oliver North signs his new book at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

Oh My Me (one of the standouts on Lexington’s 10 in 20 project) plays Al’s Bar tonight.  Sonic Deville is playing at Green Lantern.


Lexington’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting is at Triangle Park this afternoon, and while you’re downtown, nothing says “Family” like the Gun and Knife Show (at Lexington Center, Heritage Hall)).

Something more kid friendly? Try the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Lexington Opera House.

For a little grown up Saturday night fun, The Swells are playing Willie’s.


If it’s Sunday, it must be time for Brunch with the Queens. Drag queens.

More theatre in the evening, with “A Condo to Kill For,” at Parlay Social.


Kentucky native Barbara Kingsolver signs her new book, Flight Behavior, at Joseph-Beth. (Click here for Heather Watson’s Ace review.)

Another community tree lighting this evening at the Isaac Murphy Park in the east end.

Moscow Ballet is at the Singletary Center.

But before you go out, set the TiVo for the Next Great Baker on TLC. Lexington’s James Brown of Brown’s Bakery (a Cupcake Wars veteran) is one of 13 contenders this season.


Tuesday is the release show for Osland/Dailey’s newest CD at Natasha’s.


Tonight’s Holler Poets series at Al’s Bar will include a first-time appearance from Lexington author and UK prof Tom Marksbury.

If you’re eating out tonight, see if your chosen restaurant is participating in Dining Out for Life, benefiting AVOL.

Wrap up the evening with Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at the Green Lantern.

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



Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings

Corey Kenton 10 pm, Austin City Saloon
Thanksgiving with The Sundown Service, Green Lantern

Oh My Me | Cross 10 pm, Al’s Bar
Corey Kenton 10 pm, Austin City Saloon
Lisa Raymond 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Houndmouth 9 pm, Buster’s
Big Maracas 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Sonic Deville | All American Werewolves | Infected | Blood Pheasant | Below, Green Lantern
The Breedings 9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Sundown Service 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s
Mitch Barrett 9 pm, Natasha’s
Still Kickin’ 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
Jordan England Band 10.30 pm, Tin Roof
The Black Lillies 9 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Big Chill’s Secret Surprise 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Corey Kenton 10 pm, Austin City Saloon
Crazy Janie 9.30 pm, Bigg Blue Martini
Five Below Band 9 pm, Bogart`s at Crowne Plaza
Matt Duncan Street Band | Street Gnar | Fanged Robot
10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Tall, Dark and Handsome 8 pm, Natasha’s
Blackfoot Gypsies | J. Marinelli 9 pm, Green Lantern
Jesse Rose Pennington and John McHugh
9 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
The Eric Cummins Band 10.30 pm, Lynagh’s
Still Kickin’ 9.30 pm, Parlay Social
David Campbell 10.30 pm, Tin Roof
Ancient Warfare | Killer Meteor | The Swells | The Other Brothers 8 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Roomrunner | 30th Century Men 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Baja Yeti’s 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
The Tall Boys 10 pm, Lynagh’s
Kennedy Dane 7 pm, Natasha’s
Yellow Dog Jazz Band 6 pm, Willie’s Locally Known

Blakeley Burger 8 pm, Natasha’s

Electric Jam-Bluegrass Funk Cooperative
8 pm, Henry Clay’s Public House
Osland/Dailey Jazztet CD Release Show 9 pm, Natasha’s
David Peterson, Willie’s Locally Known

Underhill Rose 7 pm, Red Barn Radio, ArtsPlace
Cope, Frazier Band 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Christopher Morris 9 pm, Natasha’s

George Crooney 9 pm, Al’s Bar
Mr. Gnome | Wol and Weeps 10 pm, Cosmic Charlie’s
Karma to Burn | Midnight Ghost Train | Blood Pheasant | Lava 8 pm, Green Lantern
Sue Massek & Friends 7 pm, Natasha’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.

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