Ace Picks: Lexington KY Events Calendar May 7 – May 13

Ace Picks: Lexington KY Events Calendar May 7 – May 13

Wondering what to do in Lexington? 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 May 7, 2015

Theatre: Studio Players’ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Carriage House Theatre at 8 pm. Shows through Sunday.

Concert: Eric Church at Rupp Arena at 7:30 pm.

Film: Lunafest Lexington at the Kentucky Theatre at 7 pm.

Thursday Night Live: The Swells at Cheapside Pavilion at 5 pm.

Comedy: Tom Green at Comedy Off Broadway at 7:15 pm. Shows through Sunday.

FRIDAY May 8, 2015

Art: Lexington Guild of Printmakers Members’ Exhibition at The Bread Box from 6 pm – 10 pm.

Music: Pajama Jammy Jam with Bianca Spriggs and DJ JustMe at Al’s Bar at 8 pm.

Fundraiser: American Cancer Society’s Purses Pouts and Pearls at The Carrick House at 6 pm.

Film: Rio at the Farish Theatre at 5:30 pm.

SATURDAY May 9, 2015

Art: Mayfest Arts Fair at Gratz Park & Transy from 10 am – 6 pm. Through Sunday.

Fair: Southland Street Fair on Southland Drive from 3 pm – 8 pm includes food, drinks, talks, activities, and music.

Drink: Coffee Beer Day at Country Boy Brewing from 8 am to noon.

Dance: Beauty of Jasmine at the UK Singletary Center at 2 pm.

Drink: Drunk & Sailor’s Beer and Booty Tour returns to Lexington’s downtown area.

SUNDAY May 10, 2015 

Eat: Lee Carroll’s Soul Jazz Summit Mother’s Day Brunch at Willie’s at 11 am.

Dance: Shree School of Dance at the Farish Theatre at 2 pm.

WWE Live at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

MONDAY May 11, 2015

WoodSongs: HillBenders at the Lyric Theatre at 6:45 pm.

Read: Charlaine Harris’ Day Shift at Joseph-Beth at 7 pm.

TUESDAY May 12, 2015

Theatre: Menopause the Musical at Lexington Opera House at 7 pm. Shows through Wednesday.

Film: Good Foods Film Series presents Seeds of Freedom at the Farish Theatre at 6:30 pm.

Eat: West Sixth Beer Dinner at Winchell’s at 5 pm.

WEDNESDAY May 13, 2015

Gigs: The Underhills, ATTEMPT, and Warren Byron at Al’s Bar at 9 pm.

Red Barn Radio: Linda Jean Stokley & Friends at Artsplace at 8 pm.

Comedy: Ian Bagg at Comedy Off Broadway at 7:15 pm. Shows through Saturday.

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Lexington, Kentucky Music Listings
May 7 thru May 13 2015

THURSDAY May 7, 2015

The Tallboys | Shock Theatre 9 pm Al’s Bar
Hank Smith Band 7 pm Austin City Saloon
Thursday Night Live: The Swells 5 pm Cheapside Pavilion
Grayson Jenkins 9 pm Henry Clay’s
RiFF RAFF 9 pm James Pepper Distillery
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley 9 pm Natasha’s
Prince Tone 8 pm Royal Lounge
Eric Church 7:30 pm Rupp Arena
Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons 8 pm Willie’s

FRIDAY May 8, 2015

Mike Archer 8 pm Azur
Tyler, the Creator 8 pm Bogart’s (Cincinnati)
Warhammer | The Elsinores Best Friend Bar
5 Jazz (Band) 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini
Brian Himes 10 pm Cheapside
Vessel 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
Jason Aldean 7:30 pm KFC Yum Center (Louisville)
Big Fat Liars 9 pm Natasha’s
WildSide 9 pm O’Neill’s
David and Whitney 10 pm Tin Roof
All the Little Pieces | Chris Carpenter 8 pm Willie’s

SATURDAY May 9, 2015 

JACT 9 pm Al’s Bar
The Whitehall Bear | Dirtbag Best Friend Bar
5 Jazz (Band) 9:30 pm Bigg Blue Martini
Custom Made Bluegrass 5 pm Good Foods
Drunk & Sailor | Greg Austin 9 pm Henry Clay’s
Les McCann Juke Joint 7 pm Lyric Theatre
The Bats 8 pm Natasha’s
WildSide 9 pm O’Neill’s
The Velvet Blue 7 pm Southland Street Fair

SUNDAY May 10, 2015

Restless Leg String Band 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s
The Ohio Players Tribute Band 7 pm Lyric Theatre
Lee Carroll’s Soul Jazz Summit Mother’s Day Brunch: Willie Eames, David Farris, Smith Donaldson, Jay Crutcher Crutcher, Tripp Bratton, Chase Fleming 11 am Willie’s

MONDAY May 11, 2015

Woodsongs: HillBenders 6:45 pm Lyric Theatre
Milky Chance 8 pm Headliners (Louisville)

TUESDAY May 12, 2015

Not Half Bad | Secret Stuff | Middle Class Mischief Best Friend Bar
The Northside Sheiks 8 pm Henry Clay’s
Paramore 8 pm Louisville Palace (Louisville)
The Metrognomes 7 pm Moondance Amphitheatre

WEDNESDAY May 13, 2015

The Underhills | ATTEMPT | Warren Byrom 9 pm Al’s Bar
Red Barn Radio: Linda Jean Stokley & Friends 8 pm Artsplace
The Swells 8 pm Blue Stallion
DeBraun Thomas 8 pm Parlay Social
Hello There | Zen Highway 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues 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. 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