Dayton area musicians and fans are gathering at Therapy Cafe on Wednesday December 21st for the Big Damn Holiday Jam, a special homecoming jam session for the holidays. This unique event includes touring local musicians we don't get to see too often, so this is definitely a "don't miss" event! Not only is there amazing music provided, there's delicious food provided as well. The theme for this week is holiday appetizers. Feel free to bring a dish if you'd like! It's a family gathering vibe, which is what makes it extra special. You can even get some holiday shopping done! Abyss … [Read more...] about Big Damn Holiday Jam at Therapy Cafe
Hello DaytonMostMetro Fans, I've got good news. WHIPLASH and BIRDMAN will be able to share a screen starting this Wednesday. That said, if you need to see either of these films, I'd suggest hurrying down. They may not last more than one more week. Tomorrow (Wed, Nov. 26), we will open a film that I know many of you will embrace - THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. When I saw this film at the World Premiere in Toronto, the auditorium was packed with stars who were anxious to see the film - including Jon Stewart, Julie Taymor and Andrew Garfield. The standing ovation was remarkable, and hearing Eddie … [Read more...] about Oscar Hopeful THEORY OF EVERYTHING Opens at THE NEON!
Run, eat and watch fireworks in the street. The Americana Festival is celebrating 41 years strong with this year's event in downtown Centerville. This year we have the star spangled scoop on some new Food Adventure attractions and happenings. The Big Ragu is a lifelong Centerville guy, so this festival is close to our homes and our hearts. We cant think of a better way to celebrate freedom and the good ole' USA, than this event. Here is a day in the life of a 4th of July Food Adventurer at the Americana Festival: 7:30am: 5K RUN at Centerville Stadium. Why? So we can … [Read more...] about Americana Festival: 5k, FOOD, Fireworks & Fox
Hello Everyone, For the second week in a row - Wow!! We had one of our best Thanksgiving Weekends ever at THE NEON! Audiences are loving both DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and PHILOMENA, and I want to Thank YOU for being such loyal and wonderful patrons at THE NEON. Even though other theaters jumped in on PHILOMENA, you made us come out on top! Thank You! (To visit the official site for each of our current titles (which we will hold), click on the titles above.) Though we are doing well with our current titles, I'd suggest hurrying down if you still need to see them. We have other titles we need … [Read more...] about PHILOMENA and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB Are Hits at THE NEON!
The Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights kicked off the Dayton Holiday Festival this past Friday, but events continue throughout the season as part of this month-long celebration that has been kindling the holiday spirit downtown for 41 years. In addition, a special holiday edition of First Friday will be held throughout downtown from 5 to 10 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 6. Shop for unique and locally made items, view festive window displays that are part of the first Downtown Holiday Decorating Contest, enjoy live holiday-themed entertainment, and take advantage … [Read more...] about 2013 Dayton Holiday Festival Continues Downtown Throughout December
Downtown’s next free First Friday event will be held from 5 to 10 pm Friday, Dec. 6. During this special holiday edition of the event, visitors can shop for unique and one-of-kind items, view festive window displays that are part of the first Downtown Holiday Decorating Contest, enjoy live entertainment and take advantage of discounts and special deals. Roaming performers — drummer Joseph Glenn, choir Girls Inc. and juggler Tony Steinbach — will entertain throughout downtown, while performers on stilts and dressed as candy canes and holiday trees will walk through the streets. A stage area … [Read more...] about Special Holiday Dec. 6 First Friday
The month-long Dayton Holiday Festival begins Nov. 29 with the Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights from 4 to 9 p.m. on Courthouse Square, on the corner of Third and Main streets. The tree-lighting ceremony will start at 7:45 p.m. with the parade immediately following. Holiday events will continue into late December. This will be the 41st year for the holiday celebration. On the Friday after Thanksgiving beginning at 4 p.m., an array of family-friendly activities will be available to enjoy all evening. Activities on Courthouse Square include live music on … [Read more...] about Downtown Dayton: The Hub of Holiday Spirit
Champagne is a beverage that we bring out only at special celebrations. It was the French royalty at the beginning of the 18th century that popularized the trend of drinking this sparkling beverage. It became perceived (with marketing help from the grape growers in the Champagne region of France) as a drink of the affluent, so the people of the middle and working classes only would drink it for special occasions. Even though champagne and other sparkling wines have become fairly easy to find and purchase at a modest price, it is still something we associate with infrequent celebrations and … [Read more...] about Waiter, There is Champagne in my Cocktail…
Europe is a culture always on the move. In the 1600’s, coffee was introduced to Europe, allowing people to stay up longer to get more done. After it was given the blessing of Pope Clement VIII, it spread like wildfire through the continent, allowing people to stay up longer, be sharper, and get even more done. It overtook beer as a breakfast drink in New York by the 1670’s, and just kept getting more and more popular. Things moved really fast for coffee. The only thing that was not moving fast for coffee was how it was made. There were some innovations, like the French press and the vacuum … [Read more...] about Short, Dark, and Strong – National Espresso Day
Just in time for the holidays, Henrique Couto and Flannel Bear have released a new ep called Yule Be Sorry. Not for faint of holiday heart, it's a very look at the season set to some fantastic music. Here's the first music video: [yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PA8uiyOgcI'] Henrique Couto and Flannel Bear will be joined by Todd the Fox at South Park Tavern this Thursday, December 22nd for a holiday show. … [Read more...] about Music Video Monday: December 19, 2011