It's not a difficult task to discover visual arts in downtown Dayton. Whether you're exploring a gallery space or admiring local products sold in downtown businesses, Dayton's rich arts amenities abound. Last year, we introduced our first event in the new Summer in the City series in May, and it was a blast. But we've got a lot more in store for art lovers at this year's event. Pack your bags, because you're in for a trip! Art in the City is the next signature event of the 2016 DP&L Summer in the City lineup, and it promises to be quite the visual feast. The Downtown Dayton Partnership … [Read more...] about Art is Everywhere During New Juried Show and Kickoff Event
It's the start of the downtown event season! This week includes the kickoff for The Square Is Where as well as First Friday and the first in the DP&L Summer in the City signature series. In preparation for the May 7 Downtown Housing Tour, the Downtown Dayton Partnership is pleased to present two more resident profiles. The "typical" downtown resident is anything but -- with ages spanning from young professionals to families to empty nesters, people are turning to downtown living not as a rite of passage but as a lifestyle choice. Residents choose urban living for its density and proximity … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? … Again?
Springtime is coming and Subterranean is preparing an incredible night of pure shenanigans to rupture your mind & thaw out your soul. Subterranean's Regional Revue is going to be one of epic proportions. This indoor festival features a unique lineup of hidden gems of amazing talent tucked throughout the region! You won't find another event that provides a cast of characters as distinct and special as this one. SubT's Regional Revue showcases explosive & funky Cincinnati natives, The Almighty Get Down, the young & vibrant Electric Orange Peel out of Columbus, and Michigan-based … [Read more...] about Subterranean’s Regional Revue is best bet for weekend entertainment!
In yet another remarkable instance of Dayton’s big-city-small-town dynamic, we witness the wealth of arts found in large metros that’s still accessible for all potential audiences. Now through March 20, the touring cast of The Bridges of Madison County will be performing at the Schuster Center in Dayton as its makes its limited run around the country. Dayton is fortunate to land one of these few performances, and tickets start at just $25. Those who are familiar with the story of Bridges will find the musical closely follows, but takes some creative departures. Here with their … [Read more...] about Take a fresh look at ‘Bridges of Madison County’
I love a good deal. I love downtown. I love our Dayton arts. So, I was pretty excited when I saw that the Dayton Ballet is inviting you to SHOW THE LOVE for the February Fantasy performances. How's it work? You shop at any downtown business from now until February 14 and bring the receipt to the Ticket Center Stage box office (at the Schuster Center, unless you're going immediately before the performance). You can get the best possible tickets available (up to a $72 value!) for only $14. Buy your tickets now to get the best seats or go right before the show and get the best that's still … [Read more...] about The Ballet invites you to Show the Love!
Hawthorne Heights presents "Dayton Is For Lovers", an all ages Gem City music festival tonight. Presale tickets available, and are $15: http://hawthorneheights.limitedrun.com/tickets/13123 The band states, "We very rarely get to play a true hometown show, and are super excited to be able to make this happen. Dayton has a lot of very special and talented musicians, so choosing the line up was a difficult process. We tried to choose old friends, new friends, and total strangers that are both talented and working hard within the scene. What we came up with was an eclectic group of … [Read more...] about Hawthorne Heights puts on a Gem City Music Festival!
The Dayton music scene has always been exciting and innovative, and it can certainly be difficult to keep up with all the great bands and musicians playing around town. This weekend offers the perfect opportunity to see a large grouping of local talent, at the 10th Annual Miami Valley Music Fest. This two day music festival based in Troy, features over 50 musical acts on four stages, over the course of just two days! The lineup is eclectic and really showcases the best of Dayton's music scene. What's more, the proceeds benefit local charities. It's a win-win for sure, making this the "don't … [Read more...] about 10th Annual Miami Valley Music Fest This Weekend!
If you are interested in the excitement and dynamic energy that comes from improv, funk, and jams, you are in for a real treat Saturday night at Jimmie's Ladder 11. Family Jam Productions is hosting one of the regular "Big Damn Jam" sessions, this time featuring Mr. Todd Stoops. Stoops was the keyboardist for the ultra popular funk fusion band, Kung Fu. Now solo and on the road, Stoops is making his first appearance in Dayton at this epic jam session. You will also see all the usual stars from the Big Damn family, including Bryan Russell, Dale Lutz, Kevin Dumont, George Stix Furman, Tracy … [Read more...] about Funk Fusion Jams at Jimmie’s
Since my car-less adventure way back in the day, I've always believed that one of the best ways to see our beautiful city is on a bike. With all the bike-love happening in Dayton these days - Link Dayton (bike share), recognition of our top ranking for the most off-street paved trails, the RiverScape bike hub, an increased number of bike lanes for commuting, our bronze ranking as a Bicycle-Friendly community and more - it's no wonder that more cycle tours and races are popping up for community members of every interest level and ability to strap on that helmet and ride. On Saturday, … [Read more...] about Bike the Arts: Exploring Downtown Dayton
Cedarville University’s production of Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s classic 1964 musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, is deflated by awkward, inadequate musicality. Barring technical difficulties, there’s no reason in the world why anybody’s staging of “Fiddler” should produce an Act 1 heading toward two hours. But this is exactly what’s happened at Cedarville due to weak music direction by conductor Carlos Elias who hasn’t mastered the timing within Bock and Harnick’s score, superbly accenting an endearing story of a poor Jewish family … [Read more...] about ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Review – Cedarville University – Prolonged Exodus