It is the end of March…although the madness continues, of course! This also means that it’s the beginning of April showers. However, instead of gifts, I’m going to shower you with things to do!
On Wednesday, make your way to the fabulous Jay’s Seafood Restaurant for their Groth Vineyards Tasting or to Bruning’s Wine Cellar for their Special Edition Tasting: All White Wines from Germany and Austria. Although Sammy’s El Pueblo in Springboro has been open for a little while, head to their Grand Opening Celebration, which will feature a live mariachi band and buy one get one lunch or dinner! Hopefully you’re like me and have your tickets to Avenue Q at Victoria Theatre (which is actually on Main Street). Entertainment Weekly called it “one of the funniest shows you’re ever likely to see,” so I am so ready to get my laugh on and I hope you are too! Just be sure to get your tickets ASAP as I have been told that there are only a few tickets remaining! (For more info on this show, check out Shane Anderson’s article on DMM.) And if you’re feeling like grabbing a beer and listening to some acoustic music, head to the Trolley Stop for the Old Time Acoustic Jam.
On Thursday, make your way to the PNC 2nd Street Market for Maple Syrup Maestro. Over at Coco’s Bistro, enjoy their delicious food and 1/2 Price Wine by the Bottle. Make your way to the Dayton Art Institute for DAI Movie Night: Steve McQueen in ‘Bullitt’. FYI – “Bullit” doesn’t look like it’s speled corectlee, but when I looked it up, it waz acshually correctt. If you love live music, make your way to the Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center to watch as The Centerville Orchestra presents, Mark Wood, a musician with an impressive resume! Or, combine your love for video games with music by attending the Dayton Philharmonic’s The Return of Play! A Video Game Symphony at the Schuster Center.
On Friday, don’t go out and do anything. Just be lazy, stay at home, and relax on the couch. April Fool! Of course you better not be doing that or else I’d have to try to drag you off the couch! Instead, you can make your way to the Dayton Visual Arts Center for their Auction Preview Exhibition. If you love cows and want to protect them, head to the Dayton Mall Chick-fil-A for their customer appreciation day, in which you will get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich(offered 4-7PM). I have to be honest – I am so disappointed because I LOVE Chick-fil-A but do the “no meat on Fridays in Lent” thing…I wish they had a Fish-fil-A Sandwich! Help raise money for music scholarships at Cedarville University by attending the ‘Musical Chairs’ performance. If you’re downtown, be sure to participate in First Friday, the art hop that happens the first Friday of each month. Kristen Wicker does a fantastic job telling you all about the events going on as part of First Friday, so I’ll shut my mouth (or stop typing) and encourage you to check out her article yourself…it’s really not a joke!
On Saturday, all you 5K lovers should head to Eastwood MetroPark for Celtic Academy’s Inaugural 5K Race for the Worlds Run/Walk. All you art lovers should attend the Auction Preview Exhibition at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Some theater options include Beauty and the Beast at Victoria Theatre, Bill W. & Dr. Bob at Dayton Playhouse, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Playhouse South, The Boys Next Door at the Dayton Theatre Guild, and Smoke on the Mountain at the University of Dayton. Also at the University of Dayton, listen to the sounds of the Ebony Heritage Singers, Dayton’s gospel choir which will perform music from the African-American sacred music tradition. Take the stairway to the Schuster Center, which will seem like heaven as you see the Dayton Philharmonic’s performance, The Symphony Rocks: Music of Led Zeppelin. If you love football but hate to sit out in the cold, head to Hara Arena to watch as the Dayton Silverbacks play the Cincinnati Commandos. And if you love black tie events and supporting great causes, head to the Wright State University ArtsGala. I have heard that this is always an amazing event!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
How does a cow keep track of all her appointments?
She checks her COWander.
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!