I hope you were able to find many Easter eggs, and that they had some good things inside! I just found a bunch of empty ones (true story, just ask the Easter Bunny). Regardless of what was in or not in your Easter eggs, I’d like to provide you with an “inside” look at what is going on in Dayton this week!
On Wednesday, watch the Dragons as they play the West Michigan Whitecaps. If you enjoy opera, make your way to the UD Opera Workshop Performance. Get those dirty little secrets out of the closet at Wiley’s with the Dirty Little Secret Speakeasy. Don’t worry, it’s a variety show featuring many different types of performers, so you really don’t have to reveal anything about yourself! Hungry AND thirsty? Participate in the Belgian & Euro Craft Beer Dinner at Spinoza’s. At the Loft Theatre, catch Permanent Collection. And finally, make sure you stop at Baskin Robbins for their 31 Cent Scoop Night! For those of you who don’t like to do math, that means date night will only cost you 62 cents…or, ice cream for a family four will only cost $1.24!
On Thursday, have a Girls Night Out at The Melting Pot. If you’re a boy, then don’t go there…well, on second thought, you may want to go since there will be a pretty good ratio for you! Since the weather is getting warmer, you may want to attend Five Rivers MetroParks’ Intro to Smart Cycling. Head to Oregon Express for a wonderful combination of beer and theology (and their amazing pizza too!) for Dayton Theology on Tap. If you don’t feel like cooking dinner, head to the Dayton Canoe Club for their Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. At the Dayton Art Institute, you can listen to the sounds of the DPO Concertmaster & Friends. Permanent Collection, although not permanent, will still be playing at The Loft Theatre. And over at Fifth Third Field, see some Dragons and “Tin Men,” as the Dragons play the Fort Wayne Tincaps.
On Friday, get up bright and early and head to The Pub for a Royal Wedding Brunch. If you love horse racing and beer, you won’t want to miss The Kentucky Ale Trail: Horses & Hops, which will start at Jungle Jim’s. I just found out that another specialty grocery store, Trader Joe’s, discontinued one of my favorite items (salmon and spinach crepes), so I would be very much interested in going to the Kids Crepe Making Demo which will be going on at the PNC 2nd Street Market. Bid on some wonderful, one-of-a-kind pieces of art at the DVAC Annual Art Auction. If you’re out in the Oregon District, head to Oregon Express for Half-Price Happy Hour Pizzas and Old Skool Acoustic Duo…featuring cover tunes by some great artists including Journey! Or make a stop at the Trolley Stop to listen to The Eric Jerardi Band. Some other musical options include Encore Theatre Company’s BIG fat CONCERT SERIES, vol. II – ‘I Feel So Much Spring’ and the University of Dayton Jazz Ensembles. Wear your green and take the kids to watch the Dragons vs. Fort Wayne Tincaps…which is also McDonald’s Friends & Family Night. At the Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club, you will be able to celebrate Spring Bierfest. And finally, some Friday theater options include Centerville’s Hello, Dolly!, Permanent Collection at The Loft Theatre, The Wizard of Oz at Baum Opera House, and Zoot Theatre Company’s Phantom Tollbooth at the Schuster Center.
On the last day in April (Saturday), learn Smart Cycling Basics at Five Rivers MetroParks’ St. Clair Building or participate in the 5k Run for the Health of It at Archers Tavern. Avid readers will want to attend the Dayton Book Expo 2011 at Sinclair. Head to South Park to see some beautiful homes for their Historic South Park Spring Home Tour. Some art options include Sound Bites: Short Talks about Art at the Dayton Art Institute and the Free Artist Workshop at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Any Germans out there? If so, make plans to attend the Spring Concert, followed by the Westphaelische Beef Rouladen Dinner (I’m part German but I have no clue how to say that) at the Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club. If you haven’t yet, consider getting tickets to one of the many shows going on: Phantom Tollbooth at the Schuster Center, The Wizard of Oz at Baum Opera House, Hello, Dolly! at Centerville Performing Arts Center, Gem City Ballet Victoria Theatre Gala (at Victoria Theatre), ETC’s BIG fat CONCERT SERIES, vol. II – ‘I Feel So Much Spring’ at Color of Energy Gallery, Permanent Collection at The Loft Theatre, or The Apple Tree at Stivers School for the Arts. And if the weather is nice, you’ll be able to catch the Dragons as they play the Fort Wayne Tincaps at Fifth Third Field.
On Sunday, get off the couch and participate in the Kettering Medical Center Walk for Women’s Wellness at Carillon Historical Park. At the Dayton Masonic Center, attend the Graeter’s Symphony Sundaes Series: The Symphonic Sibelius…complete with ice cream from Graeter’s. Now how great is that?!?! At the University of Dayton, attend the Art of Foreseen Beauty – DCDC2’s Spring Concert. If you can, I encourage you to attend in order to witness some of the most remarkable dancing out there! If opera is your thing, catch some up-and-comers at the Opera Guild of Dayton Tri-State College Vocal Competition in Kettering. And if you haven’t yet had an opportunity to do so, luckily the show Permanent Collection seems to be a permanent fixture (this week only) at The Loft Theatre. Or spend part of the day with Dorothy and Toto (I do love the song “Africa”) at the Baum Opera House for The Wizard of Oz.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Three skunks went to church. The priest made them sit in their own pew.
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!