Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar September 4 — September 10

Ace Picks: Lexington KY Calendar September 4 — September 10

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 4, 2014

Actors Guild stages  The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity  at 8 pm, Thursday through this weekend. Chad Deity, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist, has been hailed by the New York Times as having “the delicious crackle and pop of a galloping, honest-to-God, all-American satire.” Starring Whit Whitaker, Stakar Fripp, and Ruda Tovar.

Prime Cut play at Cheapside Park for Thursday Night Live at 5 pm.

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band perform at EKU Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm.

The Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival runs from September 4th through September 7th. More than a dozen bands perform, and this year’s theme is the Wild Wild West.

FRIDAY Sep 5, 2014

The Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival is this weekend. The annual festival has been recognized as a Top Ten Festival in Kentucky, and this year, Nellie “Tiger” Travis and Lakeside are the headliners.

Kentucky legend Chris Knight returns to Buster’s at 9 pm.

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus comes to Rupp Arena from September 5th to September 7th. The show starts at 7 pm on Friday and throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.

Jimmy Pardo will perform at Comedy Off Broadway September 5th and 6th. Shows begin 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm both nights.

SATURDAY Sep 6, 2014

The 2013 Dog Paddle.

Lexington’s annual Dog Paddle will run 9 am – 3 pm at Woodland Park Pool. Owners are invited to bring their dogs out for the last swim of the season (sorry humans; you’ll need to stay out of the pool).

UK Art Museum will feature three new art exhibits, beginning September 6. Kurt Vonnegut: Madmen and Moonbeams showcases drawings the novelist made throughout his life. Laurel Nakadate: Strangers & Relations explores casual and intimate relationships through photographs, video, and film. Take My Word For It brings together numerous text-based works to examine how language directly engages the audience. All of the exhibits will be on display until December 23rd.

UK football faces off against Ohio University at Commonwealth Stadium at 3:30 pm.

Black Jacket Symphony perform at the Lexington Opera House at 8 pm. They will cover Fleetwood Mac’s album Rumours.

SUNDAY Sep 7, 2014

There will be a performance of Jeff Stetson’s one act play, “The Meeting,” at the Farish Theatre at 3 pm. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room a week before MLK’s fatal speech at the Audubon ballroom. Additional performances September 4th and 5th at 7pm and September 6th at 3 pm.

John Wilkerson will host an afternoon tea salon at the Thomas January House (1810) from 2:30 – 5:30 pm as a part of Moveable Feast Lexington’s Sunday Salons in September. As a part of the salon, Maryjean Wall will present her new book, Madam Belle, and Brooklyn-based Laura Smith will exhibit her recent Direction and Disintegration. Reservations required, call 859.252.2867.

As part of the Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, the Lyric Theatre will host the Roots & Heritage Festival Gospel Show, starting at 1 pm.

MONDAY Sep 8, 2014

Ellis Paul and Socks in the Frying Pan play at the Lyric Theater at 6:45 pm as a part of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

TUESDAY Sep 9, 2014

On the Verge presents an immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Central Christian Church on September 9th and 10th at 7 pm.

The Farish Theatre will show Catch-22 at 7 pm as a part of the Banned Books on Film series.

Coralee and The Townies will play in-store at CD Central at 7 pm, celebrating their new album Criminal Pride.

WEDNESDAY Sep 10, 2014

And last, but most definitely not least, The Black Keys headline what may be the most action-packed Wednesday in a while. The Black Keys will rock the KFC Yum! Center at 8 pm along with special guests and Kentucky favorites Cage The Elephant.

The inaugural Jefferson Street Soirée is scheduled for 6 – 10 pm on Jefferson Street, between Short and Second. Over a dozen locally owned businesses, from white tablecloth dining to eclectic music venues, will offer food and beverage tastings. Artists including Lexington’s own Tee Dee Young will perform on a stage between The Grey Goose and Wine + Market.

Jill McCorkle photographed by Ace at Morris Bookshop.
Jill McCorkle photographed by Ace at Morris Bookshop.

But that’s not all: short story writer, novelist, and Dos Passos Prize recipient Jill McCorkle will read poetry at the UK Art Museum at 8 pm.

Also, the Kentucky Theatre will show Alain Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad at 7:15 pm, as  part of the 2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival, an annual celebration of cinema classics presented by the Kentucky Theatre.

To top it off, Humble Tripe will play at ArtsPlace at 8 pm as a part of Red Barn Radio.

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Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
September 4 thru September 10 2014 

THURSDAY Sep 4, 2014  

Trending Now | Evan Currann | Dylan Flannery 9 pm Al’s Bar
Paper Bridges | Hearts Gone South | Zen Highway 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Prime Cut 4:30 pm TNL at Cheapside Pavillion
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 7:30 pm EKU (Richmond)
All the Little Pieces 9 pm Natasha’s
The Smithdogs 8 pm Parlay Social
Cort Carpenter 10 pm Tin Roof

FRIDAY Sep 5, 2014  

Saxon and Leroy 9 pm Al’s Bar
Lisa Raymond 9:30 Bigg Blue Martini
Chris Knight 9 pm Buster’s
Gabe Close 10 pm Cheapside
White Reaper 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Nizhoni Sky 6 pm Joseph-Beth
Lee Carroll C the Beat Natasha’s
Encore of Lexington 9 pm O’Neill’s
DeBraun Thomas Trio 9:30 pm Parlay Social
Rascal Flatts | Sheryl Crow | Gloriana 7 pm Riverbend (Cinci)
The Lonetones | Englishman | Josh Wright and Seth Murphy 8 pm Willie’s

SATURDAY Sep 6, 2014 

High Five | Solarbear | Mr Wimmer | Shadow Clone | Barbecue | Nina Lowe DJ 9 pm Al’s Bar
George Molton 10 pm Austin City Saloon
Wes Borden 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini
Emarosa | PVRIS | The Beautiful Bodies | Too Close to Touch Buster’s
Ben Lacy 10 pm Cheapside
Coralee and The Townies | Small Batch 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Heiress to an Empire 9 pm Green Lantern
Grayson Jenkins Henry Clay’s Pub
Black Jacket Symphony 8 pm Lexington Opera House
The Bats Natasha’s
The Space Cowboys 9 pm O’Neill’s
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros | Jason Isbell Riverbend (Cinci)
Lisa Raymond 4 pm Talon Winery

SUNDAY Sep 7, 2014

The Tall Boys 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Matthew Cochran 8 pm Natasha’s
Ben Lacy and Corey Cross 5 pm O’Neill’s
Diana Chittester 6 pm Willis Music Company

MONDAY Sep 8, 2014  

Ellis Paul | Socks in the Frying Pan 6:45 pm Woodsongs at Lyric Theatre

TUESDAY Sep 9, 2014

Coralee and the Townies 7 pm CD Central In-Store

WEDNESDAY Sep 10, 2014

Everything’s Eventual | Damage Therapy | Last Of The Dodo 9 pm Al’s Bar
Clutch | Lionize | American Sharks 8 pm Buster’s
Turquoise Jeep 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
The Black Keys | Cage The Elephant 8 pm KFC Yum! (Louisville)
Jesse Snyder EP release party Natasha’s
Humble Tripe 8 pm Red Barn Radio (ArtsPlace)
Frank Bang & the Secret Stash 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