The Dayton music scene is a generous one, gathering often to give back to the community and loved ones through benefit shows. One that is particularly exciting is coming up at Oddbody's Music Room. Nightbeast, Jasper the Colossal, Shotgun Surprise and Team Void are all performing together to benefit the Aria Marie Foundation on July 9th, 2016. The Aria Marie Foundation was founded in March 13, 2014 by Dale Spradling, lead singer of Shotgun Surprise shortly after Aria Marie, his daughter, lost her life tragically. She left behind a beautiful baby girl, Maleigha Nicole. Dale was inspired to … [Read more...] about Dayton Music All-Stars Gather for Aria Marie Fundraiser
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
If strength is in numbers, then bocce ball is alive and well in Dayton, Ohio. You may remember we did a story on the Sons of Italy, Bella Villa Hall's men's bocce league. Well move over fellas, it is the ladies' turn! Thursday's in the summer, the bocce courts are ruled by the women. Now, let's get rollin'.... HERE'S THE SKINNY ON THE WOMEN OF DAYTON BOCCE BALL: --- You have to be a member of the Italian club, John Pirelli Lodge (click here to join) to be in the leagues. That means you or your spouse must have some type of Italian lineage in your genealogy. … [Read more...] about The Dayton Women of Bocce Ball
One of America's biggest Bocce Ball tournaments is coming to Dayton, and it is all about respect, capeesh? Respect the balls, the court, the tradition and a game where anyone can play and be competitive. The Food Adventures Crew will be a big part of this weekend which also includes a Friday food truck rally and Sunday's Garlic Fest. The John Pirelli Lodge/Sons of Italy will be hosting the 2016 Bocce Classic from July 15th - July 17th this year, and they are looking for players! This annual event draws young and old from many states. Even players from Canada drive down to attend, and … [Read more...] about Dayton’s Bocce Classic: Respect the Balls
Even pacifists agree that cancer needs its butt kicked. More and more people realize how cancer affects family members, friends, co-workers etc. It's hard to find someone that cancer hasn't touched in one way or another. So we are asking you to help us Pick a Fight with Cancer. This Thursday, May 5th at the Engineers Club of Dayton, Mike Nichols will be hosting the Pick a Fight with Cancer Wine tasting from 6 - 9 pm. This great event is to celebrate those who have survived cancer, those angels cheering on from heaven and to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Mike Nichols states: … [Read more...] about Help us Pick a Fight with Cancer!
A big crowd watched the Super Duper Cheesesteak finals Saturday afternoon at The Beavercreek Submarine House. Of course your source for Dayton food scoop, Food Adventures was on hand. After an hour of build up, they brought out the cheesesteaks like the Star Wars "Imperial March." The crowd grew silent, the judges looked at the stopwatch.. and GO.. the contest was on. Nine Champions from each individual Submarine House store around Dayton, were now facing each other in an "eat-off" that has become an annual tradition. The Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge is where you must eat a 16 … [Read more...] about Submarine House Crowns Champ, Announces Expansion
What do you get when you combine Sunday Funday, The Trolley Stop, and a dozen women in crazy costumes? The 4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling tournament of course! It's only one of THE most outrageously fun charity events in the city. This year's event is Kentucky-Derby themed, so come grab a mint julep and get in on the fun! The event is hosted by the volunteer organization, PUSH Dayton (Professionals United for Sexual Health), which benefits Planned Parenthood. Typically proceeds from these events specifically help fund exam rooms updates in the downtown Dayton facility. The group also … [Read more...] about 4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Sunday!
Time for all you local Dayton supporters to put your money where your mouth is... the horses mouth, that is ... Want a fun way to support a charity that helps prevent homelessness in Dayton? Then attend the 6th Annual "Nite at the Races" event on Nov 7th at the IUE HALL on 1675 Woodman Dr. in Kettering. Held each year by the Rent Foundation, which is the charity enterprise of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, the event promises to be a great time. Races are shown on a big screen and you can bet and win cash! Some of the food confirmed will be Frickers Wings, Johnny's Slice … [Read more...] about Nite at the Races : 6th Annual Event to Prevent Homelessness in Dayton
On Tuesday, the 20th of May, at 7:30 pm, at The Neon Movie Theater on 5th Street, Stivers School for the Arts, Film/Video and Animation Studio will Present THE SHOWCASE This eclectic compilation of short films includes absurdly comedic work, as well as hard hitting documentaries. Some of these films have already won national and regional awards. Following the show, there will be a Q & A with the student filmmakers. Tickets will be $5.00 during the pre-sale and $7.00 at the door. Tickets are available at the Neon box office and at Stivers in room 1206, the Film/Video and … [Read more...] about Stivers Showcase of Student Films
Thanksgiving- the kind of holiday where you slave in the kitchen, spend time with the family, eat turkey for dinner, express thanks for the great people in your life, eat turkey sandwiches, shop, eat more turkey, watch football and start to really wonder how you are related to those people! So lets face it, by Saturday night you're going to need to get out! May we suggest you make plans to head downtown and catch The Rubi Girls as they make their traditional Thanksgiving appearance with The Show Must Go On. For those of you who haven't seen one of their shows (gasp) we should warn you- … [Read more...] about The Show Must Go On- The Rubi Girls- One Night Only!