Dayton PRIDE will close out month-long events with the screening of the award-winning film CLOSET MONSTER...and 100% of the proceeds will go to victims' families of the horrendous massacre in Orlando. "CLOSET MONSTER tells the story of Oscar Madly, a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Destabilized by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar dreams of escaping the town he feels is suffocating him." (taken from press notes) Tickets available now at THE NEON's box … [Read more...] about One-Time CLOSET MONSTER Screening – Proceeds Benefit Orlando
It's not a difficult task to discover visual arts in downtown Dayton. Whether you're exploring a gallery space or admiring local products sold in downtown businesses, Dayton's rich arts amenities abound. Last year, we introduced our first event in the new Summer in the City series in May, and it was a blast. But we've got a lot more in store for art lovers at this year's event. Pack your bags, because you're in for a trip! Art in the City is the next signature event of the 2016 DP&L Summer in the City lineup, and it promises to be quite the visual feast. The Downtown Dayton Partnership … [Read more...] about Art is Everywhere During New Juried Show and Kickoff Event
It's the start of the downtown event season! This week includes the kickoff for The Square Is Where as well as First Friday and the first in the DP&L Summer in the City signature series. In preparation for the May 7 Downtown Housing Tour, the Downtown Dayton Partnership is pleased to present two more resident profiles. The "typical" downtown resident is anything but -- with ages spanning from young professionals to families to empty nesters, people are turning to downtown living not as a rite of passage but as a lifestyle choice. Residents choose urban living for its density and proximity … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? … Again?
Please join the cast of "The Book Collector and Carmina Burana" at The Dayton Beer Company downtown for fun and food - and the best part? It's free! Really! This is not a fundraiser... its' a friend-raiser! The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is celebrating the World Premiere of The Book Collector, an opera written specifically for the The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance through a grant by Music Alive. Come on down Thursday evening May 5th from 6-9pm for the Cast Blast event at the Dayton Beer Company. There will be free appetizers starting at 6pm generously donated by Meadowlark … [Read more...] about Join the Opera’s Cast for Free World Premiere Celebration!
Even though it still feels like Winter and snow covers the ground, Spring is upon us and Minor League Baseball returns to Dayton! TODAY, April 9, 2016 at 4 PM, the Cincinnati Reds Class-A affiliate Dayton Dragons will play the home opener of their 17th season taking on the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Opening Day at Fifth Third Field in Downtown Dayton. Today's game will mark the 1,122nd consecutive sellout for the Dragons franchise which continues to hold the all time record for consecutive sellouts in professional sports. Call (937) 228-2287 for lawn seat availability, click here to order lawn … [Read more...] about Happy Opening Day in Dayton!
In yet another remarkable instance of Dayton’s big-city-small-town dynamic, we witness the wealth of arts found in large metros that’s still accessible for all potential audiences. Now through March 20, the touring cast of The Bridges of Madison County will be performing at the Schuster Center in Dayton as its makes its limited run around the country. Dayton is fortunate to land one of these few performances, and tickets start at just $25. Those who are familiar with the story of Bridges will find the musical closely follows, but takes some creative departures. Here with their … [Read more...] about Take a fresh look at ‘Bridges of Madison County’
Whether you truly "heart" Valentine's Day, shun the celebration, or are simply ambivalent to arrow-slinging amoretti, if you're looking for heartfelt gifts, awesome dinner specials, or great local music, downtown Dayton has you covered. Choose your own adventure in today's post to create the best weekend experience plopped in the middle of a frigid February. Date Night Find out why Amazon.com rated Dayton in its top 20 list of most romantic U.S. cities. If you need gifts and activities for you and your sweetie, here are a few suggestions to squeeze every last drop of romance out of your … [Read more...] about Downtown Businesses Here To Rescue You From Lame Valentine’s Day
Downtown Dayton residents share their stories on why they moved downtown and why they love it! Housing developments in downtown Dayton have never been more popular. It seems as soon as a new project is finished, another one is announced. Who’s buying or renting these spaces and what motivates them to seek this kind of city-centric lifestyle? The Downtown Dayton Partnership showcases three families who've made the move. Get a glimpse into the lives of people who live downtown—and a sneak peek into some of the residential complexes featured on the Downtown Housing Tour from 1-5 p.m. September … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?
Football fever has gripped the Dayton region. With the debut of the NCAA’s national championship game featuring state favorite Ohio State University, fans everywhere are paying homage to the Buckeyes in the hopes of a national title. One downtown neighborhood went as far as a temporary name change to reflect their team solidarity. On Monday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley signed a proclamation renaming the Oregon District to the “Buckeye District” from January 6 through the 12th when the Buckeyes will take on the Ducks from the University of Oregon. In addition to the name change, several … [Read more...] about Oregon District? Not this week! Downtown Dayton bleeds scarlet and gray
Get an update on progress through the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan during a special community meeting. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about this city since I moved here in 2009, it’s that Dayton doesn’t give up. It’s true we’ve had our share of setbacks, but we also have a history of bouncing back tougher than ever. In 2010, community leaders from the public and private sectors rolled out a new strategic plan for our city’s urban core called the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan. In it, you’ll find the framework for a healthy and vibrant downtown as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. But … [Read more...] about Dayton: A City Worth Fighting For