Daylight Savings Time is this coming weekend. As we spring forward, we’ll all have one less hour to have fun, so that just means you’ll have to be more efficient in packing as much fun as you can into the week! To help save some time, I’ve done some of the planning for you!
On Wednesday, find out what Skype is by heading to Welcome to the World of Skype at The Learning Center at Miami Valley Research Park. This is a perfect way to connect with a friend or loved one who lives far away. Speaking of connections, if you work or volunteer for a non-profit, you will want to attend 19 Ways to Use Social Media to Connect With Your Donors at the Dayton Metro Library’s main branch. Sick of cooking the same old meatloaf? Attend the Cooking Class: Small Plates From Around the World at the Greene County Career Center to “spice” things up! Or, learn the basics at UD’s ArtStreet for Basic Cooking Skills with Jim Owens. It’s only $10 for community members! At the Trolley Stop, be sure to not drink too liberally for the Drinking Liberally – Dayton event, in which you will be able to discuss politics with others who are interested in the topic. If drinking makes you drowsy, then get some caffeine and make your way to the Victoria Theatre to see The Drowsy Chaperone.
On Thursday, head to the PNC 2nd Street Market for the Fresh Summer Wrap Demo. Afterwards, you will be able to fix your own for lunch. Make reservations to attend the Mardi Gras Creole Wine Dinner over at the delicious McCormick & Schmick’s. At A Taste of Wine, attend their 2 Cheeses & A Chocolate Fondue Wine Tasting. Join other young professionals in the Dayton region at the Generation Dayton Thirsty Thursday at Harrigan’s in Kettering. And if you would like to see some very talented young dancers, head to Wright State for their Dance Concert 2011.
On Friday, eat some of the amazing pizza at Oregon Express as part of their Half-Price Pizzas. Attend the first fish fry that is officially in Lent – the Carroll High School 26th Annual Alumni Irish Fish Fry. Looking for a historically accurate, multi-course dinner from the 19th century? Attend the Tavern Dinners: End of Winter Feast at Carillon Historical Park…I’m hoping that “historically accurate” does not mean that the food itself is well over a hundred years old. If you find that you’re tickled pink, head to Pinkalicious-The Musical at Town Hall Theatre. Other theater options include the Xenia Area Community Theatre’s Old Time Radio Show II at the Kettering Health Network Theatre, Beyond Therapy at the Dayton Playhouse, Little Women at Wright State University, Mid-Life, The Crisis Musical at Beavercreek Community Theatre, and The Drowsy Chaperone at Victoria Theatre. All you Celtic music lovers should make plans to see the band Solas as they perform at Kuss Auditorium. And if you love the Dayton Philharmonic, be sure to get tickets to see Russian Giants at the Schuster Center.
On Saturday, there will be great things going on at the PNC 2nd Street Market. Take the kids so they can enjoy the Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss celebration. Also, while there, join in the festivities as it is also St. Patrick’s Day at the Market! There will be live Irish music as well as Irish dance demonstrations. While you’re downtown, be sure to head to Fifth Third Field for the Dragons Box Office Opening so that you can get the best tickets for the season! For all those who would like to learn how to sew, register for the Workshop: Do-It-Yourself Sewing at the Dayton Art Institute. I definitely would benefit as I can’t sew worth a darn! All you artist wannabes will want to attend the Saturday Art Classes at K12 Gallery for Young People. If you know a teenager, encourage him/her to attend the Boonshoft’s shamROCK 2011, for an evening of live music, dancing, laser tag, prizes, and much more! There are a wide variety of theater options, including The Drowsy Chaperone (Victoria Theatre), Pinkalicious, The Musical at Town Hall Theatre, Old Time Radio Show II at the Kettering Health Network Theater, Beyond Therapy at Dayton Playhouse, Little Women at Wright State University, and Mid-Life, The Crisis Musical at Beavercreek Community Theatre. If you love black tie events, you will want to attend the Opera Guild of Dayton’s 2011 Opera Ball, whose theme this year Come Fly with Me. The event will take place at the Wright Brothers Airport. Have a wonderful time at Cars & Cabernet, a fundraiser to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio. It will be an evening of fine wine, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and exquisite automobiles! If you’d prefer a more low-key evening that will support a “God” cause, attend the Holy Trinity Fish Fry. Some musical options for Saturday include The Bluegrass Blowout featuring The Special Consensus at Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center and the Dayton Philharmonic’s Russian Giants at the Schuster Center. And if you love dance, be sure to attend the Dance Concert 2011 at the Schuster Center.
On Sunday, make time to catch one of the shows you didn’t have an opportunity to see earlier in the weekend: Beyond Therapy (Dayton Playhouse), Little Women (Wright State), The Drowsy Chaperone (Victoria Theatre), Mid-Life, The Crisis Musical (Beavercreek Community Theatre), Old Time Radio Show (Xenia Area Community Theatre at Kettering Health Network Theater), or Pinkalicious, The Musical (Town Hall Theatre). Want to get out in the great outdoors? Learn the Fundamentals of Skating at RiverScape. If you’re a write and prefer to stay indoors, attend Books & Co.’s Second Sunday Free Writers’ Workshop–How To Break Into Publishing. And finally, watch some amazing dance performances at Wright State’s Dance Concert 2011.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
A seamstress went to the doctor. The doctor asked her, “How are you feeling?” She replied, “Ah, so so.”
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!