Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar June 27 thru July 4, 2013

Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar June 27 thru July 4, 2013


Welcome to this week’s Ace Picks Calendar of Events 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.)

THURSDAY June 27, 2013

Tonight’s Thursday Night Live is Ralph Curtis at Cheapside Square.

Up for a little drive after work? Try the Sixth Annual Taste of Georgetown with food, wine, music, and an art auction.

My Name is Faith is playing at the Lyric Theater with a followup Q&A with film producer and Faith’s mother, Tiffany Sudela-Junker.

Life is Sweet,  is being screened at the Farish Theater as part of their World Classic Cinema series.


FRIDAY June 28, 2013

Fountain Films is showing The Princess Bride tonight at Triangle Park.  Out at Jacobson Park, Free Friday Flicks is showing The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

Cheyenne Marie MizeCheyenne Marie Mize and Ancient Warfare are playing at Willie’s.  Read a 2012 Ace interview with Cheyenne Mize here.

Ben Lacy is playing at The Jax tonight.

Kelley Richey is performing at Natasha’s as part of the Pre-Pride Party for the Lexington Pride Festival.


SATURDAY June 29, 2013

The 8th annual Walk for Wishes® is today, raising funds for Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  Choose between a 1 or 3 mile walk.

Pride 2012. Ace photo by Kakie Urch.

Lexington’s annual festival to raise awareness for the LGBT community, Pride, is today at the Robert F. Stephens Court House Plaza.

If you’re on UK’s campus, watch out for traffic related to the Miss Kentucky Pageant at the Singletary Center at 7 pm.

Wes Berry will be signing his Kentucky BBQ Book at Joseph Beth Sellers today at 2 pm.  Read an excerpt from Ace Weekly’s April 11, 2013 edition here.

Chevy Chase Business Owners (CCBO) are organizing a showcase at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and East High Street on Saturday, June 29, to promote and fundraise for the upcoming annual Chevy Chase Street Fair on August 27.

Coralee and the Townie’s will be playing at 7 pm tonight at Willie’s.


SUNDAY June 30, 2013

Sundays a drag?  Natasha’s has  Brunch with the Queens, hosted by Chelsea Pearl and her special guests.

Affrilachian poet and Kentucky’s Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker, will read and sign his latest collection at Morris Book Shop today.

Kim Richey will be performing at Natasha’s  tonight at 8 pm.


MONDAY July 1, 2013

Tonight’s Woodsongs is The Deadly Gentleman, a folk and grass band out of Boston, at the Lyric Theatre.


TUESDAY July 2, 2013

Tonight’s Southland Jamboree features The Velvet Blue at 7 pm.

Big Band Jazz Series is showcasing the Lexington Concert Band at Ecton Park tonight.

Lexington’s July 4 holiday festivities kick off with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social at Cheapside Square at lunchtime.

Today’s road trip is to Louisville, for a David Byrne and St. Vincent concert.

WEDNESDAY July 3, 2013

Tonight’s Red Barn Radio is Robinson Treacher, at ArtsPlace.

Movie lovers can go see Two For The Road, part of the movie classics series, at the Kentucky Theatre.

 Get the Led Out, which features members of Chico Fellini, Fanged Robot, Coralee and the Townies, and Killer Meteor, will be playing at Cosmic Charlie’s tonight.

Transy is hosting the annual Free Patriotic Concert at 8 pm on the lawn of the Old Morrison building as part of the Lexington July 4 festivities.


THURSDAY July 4, 2013

The day of  festivities begins with a good workout, the Bluegrass 10,000 Run at 7:30 am.

After you win the 10 K, consider stopping by the Lexington downtown street festival, featuring arts and crafts, food and beverages, and commercial vendors, from 9 am to 6 pm.  The Lexington Parade lines up on Midland Avenue and begins at 2 pm.

Finish the national holiday with the classic fireworks display at 10 pm downtown.

For a complete guide of the July 4th holiday, click here.


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Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
June 27 – July 4, 2013

THURSDAY (June 27)
Southern Ivy League| Wol and Weeps| Happy Chichester 9 pm Al’s Bar
Avery Crabtree 7 pm Austin City Saloon
A Tribute to Johnny Cash 4:30 Thursday Night Live, Cheapside
Mobile Deathcamp 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Hero Jr.| Veseria| Pucket Electric Green Lantern
Suitcase to Vegas Henry Clay’s Public House
Eric Martin & Kickstart Horseshoes
Coaltown Dixie 9 pm Natasha’s
Boogie G and the Titanics 8:30 pm Parlay Social
The Greener Band 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Kentucky Hoss Cats 8 pm Willie’s

FRIDAY (June 28)

Devine Carama presents No Child Left Behind Album Release Party 9 pm Al’s Bar
Avery Crabtree 7 pm Austin City Saloon
The Great Shoes 10 pm Cheapside
The Prognosticator| Jivehounds| Bad people Green Lantern
Third Degree Henry Clay’s Public House
Eric Martin & Kickstart Horseshoes
Ben Lacy The Jax
Sean Meadows 10 pm JDI
Kelly Richey 9 pm Natasha’s
King’s Ransom 9 pm O’Neill’s
Better of Dead 10 pm Parlay Social
Churchill Jax 8 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Beth Burden 9 pm The Pub
Kris Hitchcock 10 pm Tin Roof
Cheyenne Marie Mize| Ancient Warfare, Willie’s

SATURDAY (June 29)

Dream the Electric Sleep| Goliathon| SHOZO 9 pm Al’s Bar
Widowspeak; Beat Awfuls; Dr Paul + Neon Nightrider Al’s Sidecar
Avery Crabtree Austin City Saloon
Jollett Hollow 9 pm Buster’s
Broken Rails Band Cheapside 10 pm
New Bravado| Recipe For Gamma Rays| Frontier Folk Nebraska 9 pm Green Lantern
Third Degree Henry Clay’s Public House
Eric Martin & Kickstart Horseshoes
Bahama Brothers 10 pm JDI
Zed’s Dead 9 pm O’Neill’s
Better off Dead 10 pm Parlay Social
Branded Blue 6 pm Paulie’s Toasted Barrel
Coralee and the Townies Willie’s

SUNDAY (June 30)

Samantha Harlow| Warren Byrom 8 pm Al’s Bar
Kim Richey 8 pm Natasha’s

MONDAY (July 1)

The Fontaine Classic 9 pm Al’s Bar
Woodsongs: The Deadly Gentleman 6:45 Lyric Theatre

TUESDAY (July 2)

Thomas Bensberg w/ Stephanie Hurt 8 pm Natasha’s
The Velvet Blue, 7 pm Southland Jamboree, Collin’s Bowling Center
Chris Sullivan 8 pm The Pub
Northside Sheiks 7 pm Willie’s


The Birdwings| Wyldlife 9:30 pm Al’s Bar
Get the Led Out 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Mad Anthony Green Lantern
The Rezonators 8 pm Parlay Social
Johnny Cash Tribute artist 7 pm Willie’s


Brian K 10 pm Cheapside
Catch 22, 4:30 Thursday Night Live, Cheapside
Larry Williams Band Horseshoes
Closed for Holiday Natasha’s
The Rezonators 8:30 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
Horseshoes Saloon 1987 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
Paulie’s Toasted Barrell 517 W Main St
Shamrocks Bar and Grill 154 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