Madonna, Cher, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton- who is your favorite diva?
The DGMC will be honoring our cherished Divas, who have given so much to the LGBTQ community with their music, their strength and their hair!
Madonna, Cher, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton- who is your favorite diva?
The DGMC will be honoring our cherished Divas, who have given so much to the LGBTQ community with their music, their strength and their hair!
What do Bette Midler, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, Laura Linney, Ian McKellen and Laverne Cox all have in common? They all have films playing at The Dayton LGBT Film Festival this year!
Titles are locked down, marketing materials are ready to go, and visiting artists are securing their travel plans for The 12th Annual Dayton LGBT Film Fest – taking place next month at THE NEON in Downtown Dayton.
During the weekend of Oct. 13-15, the festival will screen 17 films (a combination of shorts and features) with ties to the LGBT community – ranging from American comedies to International dramas…from narratives to documentaries. Directors, stars and other creative individuals from a handful of the selections are slated to attend.
One special guest will be Jill Alexander, an accomplished actress and co-star of SENSITIVITY TRAINING (pictured above on the left). The committee selected the film from over 100 submissions this year and was unaware (until after booking the film) that Alexander grew up right here in the Miami Valley and attended Beavercreek High School. The festival is thrilled to bring Alexander back home to share her work with the community and her family.
On Friday, October 13, attendees of the Opening Night Film FREAK SHOW will be invited to the Opening Night Party at The Mudlick Tavern – just a few blocks from THE NEON. For $8, guests will see the movie and then enjoy a complimentary cocktail and appetizers – this is certain to be a very hot ticket.
Though festival passes sold out in record time this year, patrons will have a chance to get single tickets for each of the screenings beginning Friday, September 8. Details about the films and how to get tickets can be found on the official site – www.daytonlgbt.com
Sponsors for this year’s festival include PFLAG Dayton, The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, Sue Spiegel & Lisa Hanauer, The Human Race Theatre Company, Miami Valley Fair Housing, AARP Ohio, The Greater Dayton LGBT Center, MJ’s On Jefferson, Johnny Dangerously, Equitas Health, David Lauri, Square Once Salon & Spa, Marion’s Piazza, Ken Byers, Kurt Fleagel & Warren Riffle, and Westminster Financial.
THE NEON is located at 130 E. 5th St in downtown Dayton. For additional information, visit the official site – www.daytonlgbt.com – or call THE NEON at (937)222-8452.
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce their annual Holiday Concert, A Modern Monk Holiday. Celebrating over 14 years of holiday performances and outreach into the community to provide a “gay affirming presence in the Greater Miami Valley,” this holiday concert will be an enCHANTing way to get in the holiday spirit.
Set in the historic Westminster Presbyterian Church under the recently restored Louis Comfort Tiffany Te Deum window, the DGMC will be singing sounds through the centuries guaranteed to get your toes tapping. From Gregorian Chant to new contemporary favorites, the DGMC annual holiday concert is a tradition for many Miami Valley residents. The DGMC will be hosting a cookie mixer after the concert in the social hall of the church and will have several baskets to raffle off, each worth in excess of $150.
The DGMC mission is to sing to inspire, encourage, and sustain excellence in the choral arts and to achieve a gay- affirming presence in the greater Miami Valley. We are committed to living our mission by challenging ourselves to continually reach for excellence in choral music. We offer a broad repertoire in a variety of visible and accessible venues. We forge community partnerships. We educate the community at large about the value of diversity. We believe in the inherent worth of all humanity. We build bridges of understating through our collaborative community partnerships. We create an enjoyable social environment for our membership through fellowship and brotherhood. We seek to open minds and eliminate prejudice by honoring and celebrating our differences.
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus
DGMC’s Annual Holiday Concert: “A Modern Monk Holiday:”
Saturday December 3rd, 2016, 6 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N Wilkinson St., Dayton, OH 45402
Tickets may be purchased from any chorus member, online at www.daytongaymenschorus.org, by phone at (937) 530-0642 or at the door. General Admission is $20
It’s now time to bid adieu to our 3rd highest grossing film ever – THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Many thanks to all of you who helped make this film such a success. Thursday will be its last day at THE NEON. In addition, Thursday will be the last day for UNDER THE SKIN. Hurry down if you still need to see these films. (Showtimes for this week can still be found on our website at www.neonmovies.com )
Last weekend didn’t go as well as we had hoped for THE RAILWAY MAN. Though mediocre reviews may have kept some folks away, many of our regulars agreed that the film is actually quite powerful…and the performances from Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are worth the price of admission. We will hold the film for another week. In addition, we will open the film GOD’S POCKET – one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films.
Synopsis for GOD’S POCKET: Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks and Richard Jenkins star in the directorial debut from John Slattery (known for his work on MAD MEN). “In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God’s Pocket, Mickey Scarpato’s crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction ‘accident,’ and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse. Mickey finds himself stuck in a life-and-death struggle compounded by a body he can’t bury, a wife he can’t please, and a debt he can’t pay. Acclaimed actor John Slattery makes an impressive jump behind the camera with an assured directorial debut that shows he has a razor-sharp eye for conveying the absurdity, cruelty, desperation, and tragic optimism of the people he portrays.” (taken from IFC Films)
The 2014 Dayton Jewish Film Festival is already winding down. Only 2 films are left. Click this LINK to visit the festival’s official site…details for buying advanced tickets can be found there. Here is a list of remaining films that are screening at THE NEON:
Thursday, May 15 at 7:15 – WHITE PANTHER
Sunday, May 18 at 7:15 – THE THIRD HALF
Program guides are currently available in our lobby!
Don’t forget about tomorrow evening’s special presentation in celebration of National Architecture Week. The American Institute of Architects Dayton will present 2 special films on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:30. PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES (45 Minutes) celebrates the mid-century modern homes designed by Joseph Eichler in California between 1949 and 1974 and MONUMENT TO A DREAM (30 Minutes) traces the adventure of the St. Louis Arch’s evolution, from early concepts on the drawing boards to the fabrication of its stainless steel sections, and the triumphant placement, in a race against the sun, of its final section in the fall of 1965. Tickets, just $5 each, are now available at THE NEON’s box office.
“Stivers School for the Arts presents THE SHOWCASE 2014. This eclectic compilation of short films includes absurdly comedic work as well as hard hitting documentaries. Some of these films have already won national and regional awards. Following the show will be a Q & A with the student filmmakers. All proceeds go toward updating equipment in the Stivers video and animation studio. Tickets are $5.00 during the pre-sale and will be $7.00 the night of the screening. This presentation will screen on Tuesday, May 20 at 7:30. Tickets are available at THE NEON box office and Stivers School of the Arts.” (taken from press notes)
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is celebrating the life and legacy of gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk with a 2 1/2 week celebration. Over that time, the chorus will screen THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK at THE NEON as well as premiere a new work – I AM HARVEY MILK – at The Victoria Theatre. They will additionally host a brunch at Wheat Penny. More information on all these events (including ticketing details) can be found on the DGMC official site. If you’re only able to see the film (which includes the screening at THE NEON, a post-screening discussion with community leaders, and a reception at Serendipity Bistro), those tickets can be purchased at THE NEON’s box office for $15 each. This documentary from 1984 played a big part in the creation of the screenplay for the MILK biopic from 2008. It screens Thursday, May 22 at 7:15.
“On a fall afternoon in 1976, young Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) loses everything a person can lose, including her family. Through the years, Annie continues her fight, even after she is diagnosed with breast cancer herself. Meanwhile, far away, brilliant research scientist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt), contrary to the advice of her colleagues, is embarking on a journey that will touch millions of lives – one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century: the BRCA1 gene. This film premier of DECODING ANNIE PARKER, taking place Thursday June 12 at 7:30pm at THE NEON, is hosted by Cancer Support Community Western Ohio. Tickets cost $35 and include admission, concessions, a red carpet with photographers, complimentary wine and cheese, a Q&A with a panel of local experts, and a tax-deductible charitable donation to CSCWO. Tickets can be obtained by calling CSCWO at 937-223-4117 or visiting cancersupportwesternohio.org or visiting dineoutdayton.com.”
Many thanks for your continued interest in THE NEON.
We hope to see you soon!
All the best,
SHOWTIMES for Friday, May 16 – Thursday, May 22:
GOD’S POCKET (R) 1 Hr 28 Min
Friday, Saturday: 1:00, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30
Sunday: 1:00, 3:00, 5:10, 7:20
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:10, 7:20
THE RAILWAY MAN (R) 1 Hr 56 Min
Friday, Saturday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50
Sunday: 12:15, 2:40, 5:00
Monday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:30
Tuesday: 2:40, 5:00
Wednesday: 2:40, 5:00, 7:30
Thursday: 2:40, 5:00
DAYTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
THE THIRD HALF (NR) 1 Hr 55 Min – Sunday at 7:15
STIVERS: THE SHOWCASE 2014 (NR)
THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK (NR) 1 Hr 28 Min
(All Dates Are Tentative. Dates Often Move And Sometimes Disappear.)
May 23 – BELLE
May 30 – ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE
May 30 – JODOROWSKI’S DUNE
June 13 – FOR NO GOOD REASON
TBD – DOM HEMINGWAY
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce the return of their annual benefit, “Benefit Musicale 6: A Night at the Castro.” Celebrating over 10 years of performances and outreach into the community to provide a “gay affirming presence in the Greater Miami Valley,” this year’s benefit promises to be the largest and most anticipated event to date.
Get out your bell bottoms and platform shoes as the DGMC transforms Dayton’s historical Top of the Market into the 1970’s Castro District of San Francisco. On Saturday, March 15, 2014 they will transport you to a time of the disco era complete with live entertainment courtesy of the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and multiple special guests, amazing food, cash bar, silent auctions and of course… Dancing courtesy of LiftOff entertainment!!
Special Auction: I Dreamed of Africa! A trip for two to the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge in South Africa on a 6 day/6 night, 3 meal, 2 excursion per day adventure with a total value of $4,950!
The DGMC’s annual Benefit Musicale directly support the DGMC and its mission to sustain choral excellence and promote a gay affirming presence in the Greater Miami Valley. This year’s proceeds will directly enable the chorus to stage an original oratorio titled “I am Harvey Milk” (www.IamHarveyMilk.com). This work, co-commissioned by the chorus and written by Tony Award nominated composer Andrew Lippa, depicts the life of one of the nation’s greatest icons in social equality.
The chorus’s goal is to exceed $18,000 in revenue from this year’s benefit, enabling them to be joined on stage at the Victoria Theatre by members of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Please join them, Saturday, March 15, 2014 for this extraordinary fundraiser! 70’s attire is ENCOURAGED but not required.
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is a 501c3 not for Profit Arts Organizations, and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extend allowed by law.
Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, P.O. Box 642 Dayton OH 45401-0642, www.daytongaymenschorus.org, Find us on Facebook
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to once again be filling the stage at Dayton’s Victoria Theatre for their June 1st concert, “Turn it UP!”, which will celebrate the DGMC’s ten year anniversary of choral performance in the Greater Miami Valley.
This year’s concert features audience and chorus favorites from the past ten years, as well as new compositions, which have been specifically commissioned for Gay Men’s Choruses across the country.
DGMC Artistic Director, Jason Coatney-Schuler, has weaved a thought-provoking historical tapestry, which takes the audience on a journey from the chorus’s appearance on the stairs of the Schuster Center, when it opened its doors ten years ago, into the world of Americana, Broadway, Cole Porter, Queen, Village People, and ABBA.
“Turn it UP!” completes the DGMC’s 2012-2013 season, “TEN: Then and Now”, and promises to entertain, inspire, and “rock” the audience of all generations. Board President David Moyer applauds the chorus and its director for celebrating not only their past success, but also projecting a compelling future for the DGMC. “Jason continues to lead the chorus to new levels of choral excellence. No emotion will be left untouched for this special concert, as the chorus soothes the soul, then rocks the house!” This will also be Dayton’s first chance to “glimpse” into what the DGMC has in store for their 2013-2014 season, including the commission of a world premiere choral work.
In the Spring of 2012, Emmy-winning, Oscar nominated filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, along with about 15 other media artists, hit the streets of Dayton asking the question, “How is Dayton doing?” Engaging subjects in thoughtful interviews and creating compelling, non-fiction stories is nothing new for Reichert and Bognar – but it turns out that this project was much more difficult than anticipated.
“This was a really ambitious project,” said Bognar. “We were attempting to take the pulse of the whole city. And we did not know what the answers would be.”
After identifying a handful of focus neighborhoods, the group—which was a collaboration with WYSO 91.3 FM— split into teams. They began to find and interview people who were in the process of reinventing themselves. In addition, the group documented over 35 events throughout the city. After weeks and months of sifting through hundreds of hours of material (not to mention a whole different language of web design), the resulting efforts can now be seen on an interactive website – ReinventionStories.Org.
Upon logging on the site, the first thing you’ll see is a beautifully animated introduction featuring a vintage postcard of the city and various soundbytes from numerous interviews. This introduction leads into an 18-minute documentary featuring 7 individuals from various neighborhoods. Using a combination of still photography, audio interviews and video footage, users get a sense for who these people are and how they are in the process of reinventing themselves. Each piece ends with a sort of cliffhanger. This 18-minute piece is merely Act One of three. In the coming weeks, each of the seven characters’ stories will continue in Act Two and Three. Reichert says that as the stories unfold, more dramatic material will reveal itself. She said, “These stories fit together to tell a bigger story about the city. We wanted to capture our City’s life and diversity and to show that we’re not all that far from each other. We’re all in this together.”
Those ideas are conveyed even more as we “Drive the Road.” This section of the website takes the viewer down East 3rd Street. The voice of Carol Coffey, teller of one of the stories, asks: “ What signs of life do you see in Dayton?” While passing storefronts and houses, a series of bubbles appear that allow the user to watch short stories about events from over the summer, prompting the viewer to think about that question. One story is about the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus, another is about the Blessing of the Bikes, another, the World Soccer Tournament, sponsored by Welcome Dayton.
The storytellers want us to think about the fabric of the city…that all these very different events are happening in the same town.
In a third section of the site, the user is asked questions like “Where do you see signs of life in Dayton?” or “What city event do you most look forward to each year?” Once answered, the responses are broadcast via twitter. @ReinventDayton
In addition to new sections of the documentary, the coming months will see more coverage of events while “Driving Down the Road” and additional questions posed to users. The team also noted that “treasures have yet to be unveiled.”
The website went live in late February, but the idea is to let the website become a living, breathing site that will reveal more elements in time. The interactive part will rely on users to keep it fresh and alive. By April, Daytonians can upload their own stories of reinvention.
This project came about when WYSO director Neenah Ellis approached Reichert and Bognar regarding a national competition called LOCALORE – a new initiative of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), in collaboration with Zeega (a group of people who want to push non-fiction storytelling into unchartered territory*). Hundreds of organizations applied for the competition – only 10 were selected.
Bognar said he had so much fun running around the city over the summer. He noted that there was so much to do and that events were all always well attended. “When we started, we weren’t really sure how the city was doing. But luckily for the project and for the community, a corner was turning as we hit the streets. People were taking risks, opening new businesses, forming groups,and we caught the wave.” Reichert added, “A year later, we can answer with certainty. Yes. The city is very much alive and growing.
*AUTHOR’S BONUS NOTE FOR CINEASTES – Bognar told me that Zeega is named after Dziga Vertov – director of the masterpiece MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA. This is a great treat for film lovers. Vertov’s films and theories influenced the cinema verite movement…which pushed “non-fiction storytelling into unchartered territory.”
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce the return of their annual benefit, “Benefit Musicale V.” Celebrating 10 years of performances and outreach into the community to provide a “gay affirming presence in the Greater Miami Valley,” this year’s benefit promises to be the largest and most anticipated event to date.
The DGMC will offer their classic and wildly entertaining vocal performances during the evening and will this year be joined once again by the incomparable Rubi Girls. (www.rubigirls.com) The Rubi’s have been providing entertainment to thousands in the Midwest for years and continue to be shining stars in the Greater Dayton area, drawing crowds from all over with each and every single performance announcement.
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary season, entitled “TEN: Then and Now”, the chorus is pleased to announce its new venue as well for this year, Top of the Market. Dipping deep into the rich history of Downtown Dayton, Top of the Market exists as a premier venue in Dayton, standing as a fully renovated train station, offering an atmosphere you simply will not find anywhere else.
From fine food and drink, a lively atmosphere fit for any “Birthday Party,” and entertainment to die for, the evening will be surrounded by opportunities to take part in big cash drawings, bid on local artisan treasures and donations, as well as a multitude of other silent auction items. Finally the evening will draw to a close with the live auction stylings of nationally recognized auctioneer Doug Sorrell with the chance to bid on trips such as, a ski trip for two to Alberta Canada, a Celebrity Cruise to Alaska or Bermuda, a shopping get-away to Bloomingdales NYC, a New Orleans Jazz & Dining
Experience with Renaissance Pere Marquette, and even a trip to Television’s 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Show in Los Angeles MEZZANINE Level. All trips include airfare.
The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus is pleased to once again be performing their annual Holiday Concert entitled “Celebrate” on Saturday December 1, 2012 6pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church (125 N. Wilkinson Street in Downtown Dayton), which will kick off their 10 Year Anniversary Season. This year’s concert will feature audience and chorus favorites from the past ten years, as well as new compositions, which have been specifically written for Gay Men’s Choruses across the country.
DGMC Artistic Director, Jason Coatney-Schuler, has programmed a whimsical journey down memory lane, celebrating everyone’s favorite part of the holidays…food! Classics like “Fruitcake”, “Frim Fram Sauce”, and “Hard Candy Christmas”, are sure to leave the audience with a smile on their face and a belly full of Christmas cheer.
In celebration of their 10 year anniversary season, entitled “TEN: Then and Now”, the chorus is also pleased to partner with the historic Westminster Presbyterian for their first performance in this venue. The stunning grandeur of this magnificent building, combined with the elegant harmonies of the DGMC, sublime pipe organ talents of David Comer, and the incomparable piano styling of Raymonde Rougier, is sure be the largest holiday concert for them to date. Although seating is general admission, patrons are highly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here.
The DGMC organized in 2003, under the leadership and guidance of former Managing Director, Fred Poland. Mr. Poland set the chorus in motion for success by accomplishing 501(C)3 non-profit status, drafting the chorus’s by-laws and constitution, and developing the infrastructure and standards for the chorus to follow. Local and regional appearances have included the community-based Dayton LGBT Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church, Christ Episcopal Church of Springfield, Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Annual Holiday gathering, Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Miamisburg, and the Community Holiday Home Tour in McPherson Town (for which they will be appearing once again this season), and the Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting. These community outreach performances help the DGMC achieve its vision “to offer a broad repertoire of music in a variety of visible and accessible venues, to forge active community partnerships, and to educate the community at large about the value of diversity.”
We have THREE PAIRS OF TICKETS to the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus “Celebrate!” concert to give away – simply fill out the form below and leave a comment telling us that you want to see the show. We’ll announce winners on Thursday 11/29 after 1pm – GOOD LUCK!
Congratulations to our winners!
The Miami Valley Pride Partnership is planning a weeklong celebration of Pride for 2011. According to their website: “As we celebrate pride we are ever mindful of our friends and allies that have helped us to achieve the rights and freedoms we now enjoy. It is to our friends and allies that we offer our theme for our 2011 pride celebration: Thank You For Being A Friend”.
The 2011 Dayton Pride Festivities will begin on Memorial Day, May 30th, with a celebration at The Stage Door. On Tuesday May 31st the party moves to The Right Corner. On Wednesday June 1st the fun and frivolity extends to Club Masque for a night of exciting Drag. Thursday the celebration continues at MJ’s Cafe for an exhilarating evening of fun and entertainment. And as the weekend approaches the events get bigger:
Join Ann Roberts & John Smith as they host RoofTop Rubi benefit for The Miami Valley LGBT Pride Partnership. The evening will begin with drinks and food provided by The Dayton Women’s Club. Throughout the evening enjoy our fun filled Monte Carlo games and bid on our array of fabulous items during the silent auction.
$15.00 General Admission
$100.00 VIP Admission (Includes Admission for 2, Swap Bag and Sponsorship Listing)
For Ticket Information email: [email protected] or call (937) 697-1190
Noon: The Parade:
The Dayton chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has been selected as Grand Marshalls of the 2011 LGBT Pride Parade and Festival on June 4th 2011. PFLAG will feature, in the grand marshall’s car, the family of Mary and Kevin Kirkendall along with their daughter Lillie and Elizabeth Gillespie, a proud PFLAG family who support their gay son and big brother, Noah. PFLAG Dayton has been active in the Miami Valley since 1989 offering support, education and advocacy. PFLAG seeks to promote health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families. They offer support to help families cope with an adverse society. PFLAG offers education to enlighten an ill-informed public all the while advocating to end discrimination and secure equal civil rights.
12:30 – 1:00 Parade arrives at Courthouse Square
1:00 – 1:30 BLESSING OF THE DAY: Liz Stutzman
1:00 – 1:30 READING OF THE PROCLAMATION: Josh West and Bret Wendell
1:30 – 1:45 Ohio Royalty: Alexis O’Hara, Brent Fabian, Sinthia D’Meanor, Rob Austin
1:45 – 2:00 Sashay Lorez, Elegance Black Lourdes, Aleksandra Grimm, Summer Day, Daray Lorez
2:00 – 2:15 MJ’s Café
2:15 – 2:30 MJ’s Café
2:30 – 2:45 AWARDS: Kris Jackson
The 2011 Theme Award Recipient is The Honorable Rhine McLin
The 2011 Frontier Award: Recipient is The Honorable Lt. Wendy Stivers.
2:45 – 3:00 Host: Amaya Sexton, Macy Kirkland, Justin Pryde, Endurance, Queen B, Claudia Cruiz
3:00 – 3:30 TBA
3:30 – 3:45 Cherry Poppins, Jenni Hoag, Foxxie Lane, Tasha Salad, Tramp Towers
3:45 – 4:00 Sky Black and The Kings of Dayton
4:00 – 4:15 Delta Blake, Shampaine Lopez, Maqualia Jaa, Arykah Alvarez, Howard Wayne
4:15 – 4:30 Jackie O’Toole, JJ Lopez, Rachel Torrez Kolbe, Niomi Necoll Onassis,
4:30 – 4:45 Diamond Black, Daray Lorez, Ashton Brooke, Patterson Michaels
4:45 – 5:00 TBA
Special appearance by recording artist Pepper Mashay! A family friendly event with entertainment, food, games, and more!! Plus Pepper and the Masque Hostess show that night!!!
THE ULTIMATE BOY BAND REVIEW
Get ready to scream and faint with excitement as the DGMC thrills fans of all generations with a musical look at America’s singing heartthrobs – the boy bands! The chorus has scanned the decades from the ’50s to the ’00s and everything in between to find your favorite songs; you know, the songs you crank up and sing along to while you’re in the car. They are all here for you from Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to the Beatles, the Osmonds, Crosby Still Nash & Young, the Village People, the Bee Gees, the Temptations.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased through www.ticketcenterstage.com or from a chorus member.
Pride Night At The Neon
Ernst Park at 1030 E David Road will be the location for the family friendly cookout. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Bring along a side dish or dessert. Fun and games will be planned for all ages to have a blast.
We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that calamitous epidemic.
Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.
The Greater Dayton LGBT Center is celebrating its 35th anniversary by hosting the annual Pride Dinner. Featuring bawdy comic Suzanne Westenhoefer and Dayton Police LGBT liaison Sgt. Wendy Stiver to act as key note speaker. In both serious and light hearted ways, these two women will help the Pride Dinner celebrate Pride 2011. The evening begins at 5 PM with an impressive business and non-profit exposition with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. At 7 PM dinner begins and is followed by awards and recognitions, Sgt. Wendy Stiver’s keynote speech, and Suzanne comedy show. The evening ends with the annual Big Gay raffle drawing for many prizes.
Tickets are $45.00 with an early bird special of $40 per person or $400.00 per table of 10 if purchased by May 1, 2011. Contact the Center for more info at 274-1776