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Ace Picks: Lexington KY Events May 16 thru May 22, 2013


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.)

Three popular Lexington theatre productions continue this weekend,  William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead by Actors Guild of Lexington, Funny Money, by Studio Players, and On the Verge’s  Love, Loss and What  I Wore, at Apres Vous.

THURSDAY (May, 16, 2013)

Tonight is the Release Party of artist JT Dockery’s work ‘Despair Vol. 1’ at Institute 193.  The event will also feature a musical performance by Dockery’s band The Smacks!, and a multi-media puppet performance by the Baltimore artists Eamon Espey and Lisa Krause titled “Ishi’s Brain.”

The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting a Pop-up preview and art party at the former Henry Faulkner House featuring over 40 works of art by Henry Faulkner.

FRIDAY (May, 17, 2013)

Vandaveer’s at Willie’s Locally Known tonight.

Popular annual fundraiser, Taste of the Bluegrass is at Keeneland’s Keene Barn with more than 60 food and beverage booths to serve.  There will be live music and a silent auction benefiting God’s Pantry Food Bank and The Kentucky Restaurant Association’s Scholarship fund.

Fountain Films on Friday kicks off the summer downtown series with its first film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at Triangle Park, 8:45 pm.

 SATURDAY (May, 18, 2013)

Bike Lexington family fun ride event begins at 10 am with thousands of cyclists reclaiming the streets.  The Sprout Sprint, a bike race coordinated by the YMCA starts at 8:30 am.

Crankworks hosted a 10th District bike infrastructure meeting on May 14 on Southland Drive  (May is Bike Month.)


The 19th annual Founders’ Day Celebration at McConnell Springs  is a family event that commemorates Lexington’s history with pioneers reenacting the 1775 era, historic music, exhibits, and Native American programs.

Craft Beer Week  is winding down with Brewer Bonanza at the Wine Market on W. Second Street, with several specialty kegs being tapped hourly.  Each ticket includes ten 4 oz pours of beer to enjoy.  A few blocks north on Jefferson is the Think Local, Drink Local #2 event at Lexington’s West Sixth Brewery.

artist, activist, advocate Bruce Burris

SUNDAY (May, 19, 2013)

Local artist and activist Bruce Burris will soon be leaving Lexington for Oregon. The ElandF Revival at Third Street Coffee is a going-away celebration weekend of  live music, food, art, and surprise appearances.  On Sunday at 4 pm, the March Madness Marching Band will perform and there will be a very special celebratory cake.  The full story on Bruce here.

Northside Neighborhood Association’s Historic House and Garden Tour will be a self-guided tour of approximately 15 historic homes and/or gardens all located in the historic Northside Neighborhood.

The Dalai Lama will  speak in Louisville Sunday and Monday, beginning today at the Yum Center.

Ford Theatre Reunion plays at Al’s Bar tonight.

MONDAY (May, 20, 2013)

The Dalai Lama will conclude his stay in Louisville with a two-part public Buddhist teaching in the morning and afternoon.

Tonight’s Woodsongs performance is with Joe Lewis Walker and Aoife O’Donovan at the Lyric Theatre.

TUESDAY (May, 21, 2013)

Troubadour Concert series presents  The Wailers  at the Lyric Theatre.

WEDNESDAY (May, 22, 2013)

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Tonight’s Red Barn Radio features Driving Rain at ArtsPlace.

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Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
May 16 – May 22, 2013

THURSDAY (May, 16)
Josh Nolan and the Bad Painters 9 pm Al’s Bar
Space Capone 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Jon Curtis 8 pm Henry Clay’s Public House
Tim Easton 8 pm Willie’s
Rachel Hannah 8 pm at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

FRIDAY (May, 17) 
The Fabled Canelands|Joan Shelley 9 pm Al’s Bar
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound 9 pm Buster’s
Andrew Belle|Neulore|Trouvere 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Ana Egge 9 pm, Natasha’s
Steve Sizemore Group 9 pm O’Neills
Boogie G and the Titanics 10 pm Parlay Social
Kris Hitchcock 10 pm Tin Roof
Girls, Guns and Glory|Amy Black 8 pm at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Chris Campbell 9 pm at Henry Clay’s Public House
Vandaveer 8 pm at Willie’s Locally Known

SATURDAY (May, 18) 
The Loaded Nuns 10 pm The Green Lantern
Rich Fagan 8 pm Natasha’s
The Handsome Devils 9 pm O’Neills
Boogie G and the Titanics 10 pm Parlay Social
Carl Calm|Okay Deejays|Fleece 9 pm at Al’s Bar
Girls, Guns and Glory|Amy Black 8 pm at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Third Degree 9 pm at Henry Clay’s Public House
Ancient Warefare 8 pm at Willie’s Locally Known

SUNDAY (May, 19) 
Ford Theatre Reunion|The Swells 9 pm Al’s Bar
Groove Robbers 8 pm Natasha’s
Howlin’ Brothers 8 pm at Willie’s Locally Known

MONDAY (May, 20) 
Montana Skies 8 pm Natasha’s
The Willis Clan|The Church Sisters 6:45 pm at the Lyric Theatre

TUESDAY (May, 21) 
The Wailers, Troubadour Series 7:30 pm at Lyric Theatre

WEDNESDAY (May, 22) 
Amerigo Gazaway| Bitch Please 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Nikki Talley 9 pm Natasha’s
Ben Lacy 7 pm O’Neills
We Already Are|The Jive Hounds|Damage Therapy 9 pm at Al’s Bar

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