Woohoo…it’s spring! That means you need to put a little spring in your step and make your way to some of these events going on this week!
On Wednesday, make your way to the Community Blood Center for Because Kerrigan Cared Week, where all blood donations will be made in memory of Steve Kerrigan, a veteran Dayton broadcaster who recently lost his battle with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. After you have donated blood, you will want to help replenish your blood supply by eating a good dinner! So be sure to head to the Bonefish Grill for their Bang Bang Shrimp Wednesdays or to Sammy’s El Pueblo for their Fajita Dinner for 2 for $19.99. All you who love debating political issues should head to the Trolley Stop for Drinking Liberally – Dayton. Even though St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, you will be able to attend the Green Drinks Dayton March at Cork & Vine Wine Market and Lounge, in which you will be able to find out about local organizations who “think green.” And if you don’t mind making a fool of yourself, head to Blind Bob’s Tavern for Karaoke with DJ Nancy. If you’re a really good singer, that’s okay too…except for the fact that you just make all of us bad singers look even worse!
On Thursday, if you want to celebrate that it is almost the weekend, head to After Work Thursdays at The Moraine Embassy for “Downtown Happy Times.” They say wine and yoga relax you, so be ultra relaxed by attending Grape and Lotus – A Wine and Yoga Practice at Metropolitan Arts Center. Love movies and art? Make your way to DAI’s Movie Night, featuring Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’. Plus, the ticket price includes admission to the new exhibit, Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection! If you are a film enthusiast, you may also head to Ajami: Dayton Jewish International Film Festival, which takes place at The Neon. There are a couple options available for young professionals who enjoy the arts, including Young Professionals Night at the DPO (Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra) or Jump into Strings (hopefully you don’t get hurt) with jumpstART. If you do decide to jump, join other jumpers at the Milano’s on Brown Street prior to the show! Or head to New Music for New Dance at Victoria Theatre. They must also enjoy jumping, as they say that you should “Jump into spring with a fusion of fresh, innovative dance and stimulating, live music!” A good friend of mine saw a preview of it and said it was AWESOME! And finally, all you car lovers must attend the Dayton Auto Show, going on through Sunday!
On Friday, if you haven’t made it to one yet this season (I’m talking about fish fry season, not spring), then make plans to attend the St. Charles Fish Fry. At the Spaghetti Warehouse, attend the Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theatre ‘Fashion Friction’. If you enjoy music, head to the Schuster Center for Daugherty: Electric Guitar Concerto – Passport Performance. All you dance lovers should plan to attend the Russian National Ballet Theatre performance at Clark State Performing Arts Center. And if you can’t decide if you like music or dance better, then I have a solution for you – attend the Dayton Ballet’s New Music for New Dance at Victoria Theatre, which will have both! Catch a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Playhouse South. If you like Buzz (not to be confused with getting buzzed), then watch Toy Story 3 as part of the ArtStreet Friday Film Series Presents at the University of Dayton. I have not seen it yet because I’ve heard it even makes grown men cry! If you love wine and Porsches (just make sure you don’t try to drive the Porsches after you’ve had a few glasses of wine), then head to the Taj Wine Tasting 2011 at Taj Ma Garaj. In addition to delicious wine and gorgeous cars, there will be yummy food from some of the area’s premier caterers, including Belmont Catering and Bernsteins.
On Saturday, start the day off right with the Dogfish Head Beer Breakfast at Spinoza’s. If you’re more of a health nut, then head to The Mall at Fairfield Commons for their 4th Annual ‘No Buts About It’ 5K Run/Walk. Over at PNC 2nd Street Market, you will be able to see Birds of Prey. Seriously. Just “pray” they don’t eat you! Before the weather gets too warm, all you chili lovers should head to the South Park Chili Cook off at South Park’s Hope Lutheran Church. Help “Big Brothers Big Sisters” by participating in their Bowl For Kids’ Sake at Woodman Lanes. And if you’re not available or have a thumb injury and can’t bowl, feel free to make a donation to support this wonderful cause! If you’re looking for a music, theater, or dance option (or perhaps some combination of these art forms!), spring over to Victoria Theatre for New Music for New Dance, Town Hall Theatre for Pinkalicious, The Musical, The Playhouse South for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, or the Schuster Center for New Worlds – Passport Performance. And finally, if you love hockey and want to support a good cause, watch as the Dayton Gems Pack the House for Kyle Terrian.
On Sunday, head to the Little Art Theatre for brunch and a movie. If you like Joseph, watch him and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Playhouse South. At Town Hall Theatre, you will still be able to see Pinkalicious, The Musical. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to see New Music for New Dance, I strongly encourage you to do so! At South Park United Methodist Church, listen to some beautiful voices as the University of Dayton Chorale performs. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out the Dayton Auto Show, remember that Sunday is the last day for it! And if you need some techniques to help you relax before heading into another busy work week, head to Practice Yoga on Fifth for their Intro to Mindfulness Meditation.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Two kangaroo moms were talking to each other and one said, “I hope it doesn’t rain today.” The other one replied, “Yeah, I just hate it when the children play inside.”
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!