Last year, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was awarded the highly-coveted Bessie award for Outstanding Revival, for it's revival of Donald McKayle’s iconic “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder." The Huffington Post listed it as one of the top 10 dance performances for 2016. Daytonians have the opportunity to see this work, along with two others, as part of DCDC's newest production “Vantage Points: A Read Between the Lines,” March 4 & 5 on Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre stage. "It is very interesting that a piece choreographed in 1959 — by a master choreographer — is … [Read more...] about Read Between the Lines with DCDC March 4th & 5th
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Renowned local author and teacher, Katrina Kittle is presenting a new life workshop entitled LEAP & THE NET WILL APPEAR: Steps for Creating Positive Change. This is the first time the class has been presented as a one-day retreat on Saturday June 25th. Previous classes have been presented as a 3 part series. It's exciting to get a whole day to learn, explore and evolve! When I spoke with Katrina about this workshop, she explained: "This is a life class for anyone who's feeling stuck or craving change in any aspect of their life. Someone asked me if the workshop was encouraging people to … [Read more...] about Leap and the Net Will Appear Workshop
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!
Insider tip! There is a FREE show at Trolley Stop this Friday April 29th, 2016 with two incredible bands, Grover and Common Center. Plus that fabulous patio? It's a no brainer for Friday night fun! On the fringes of the jam band scene, local rock quartet Grover, blend funk, soul, and jazz, in a down and dirty rock band that comes across unpolished and “garage” as much as they do highly-skilled, almost veteran. Common Center is a group of individuals from Covington, Kentucky that gather to form a collection of sonic exploration. Their all-original material arises from a vast array of … [Read more...] about Grover Plays Free Show at Trolley Stop
Springtime is coming and Subterranean is preparing an incredible night of pure shenanigans to rupture your mind & thaw out your soul. Subterranean's Regional Revue is going to be one of epic proportions. This indoor festival features a unique lineup of hidden gems of amazing talent tucked throughout the region! You won't find another event that provides a cast of characters as distinct and special as this one. SubT's Regional Revue showcases explosive & funky Cincinnati natives, The Almighty Get Down, the young & vibrant Electric Orange Peel out of Columbus, and Michigan-based … [Read more...] about Subterranean’s Regional Revue is best bet for weekend entertainment!
One of the city's most beloved local rock bands, The Boxcar Suite are celebrating the release of their newest EP, Life on the Limb, by throwing a huge April Fool's Day Party with their friends the Nick Frye Band. Join in on the revelry Friday April 1st at The Trolley Stop. Show starts at 9pm. If you're not familiar with The Boxcar Suite - it's long overdue that you get familiar with them! They are likened to Tom Petty, Neil Young, but definitely that Dayton rock'n'roll edge. To get a taste of their newest music, check out their Room Full of Cowards video below. You can also check out and … [Read more...] about The Boxcar Suite Celebrates New Life on the Limb EP
Subterranean, a local band on the rise, is hosting their 4 year anniversary with an epic show: The Intergalactic Meltdown! The name comes from their friends The Big Black Galactic, from Sandusky, who will be sharing the stage with the Sub-T boys for this special event. "The Big Black Galactic will have you ebbing and flowing in the intergalactic with their dance worthy improvisation and then Subterranean will continue to meltdown your faces with their intense and provocative sounds" states the band's event page. I'm a huge fan of technical improvisation, and I couldn't be more excited for … [Read more...] about Subterranean’s Intergalactic Meltdown this Saturday!
By the time Dayton’s next free First Friday event hits the streets of downtown, Halloween will be over — but lots of people will still be costuming up. That’s because the Nov. 1 First Friday, which will take place from 5 to 10 p.m., includes the second annual Dia de los Muertos Parade. The event is based on the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, during which friends and family gather to celebrate loved ones who have passed. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on the corner of Jefferson and Fifth streets. The parade includes life-size puppets, dancers, music and more. The public is invited to … [Read more...] about Downtown Dayton Will Come Alive (While Celebrating the Day of the Dead) During the Nov. 1 First Friday
Amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in Downtown in Focus, a photo contest aimed at finding new and distinctive shots of our downtown. The City of Dayton, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Kaplan College and Dayton Daily News are sponsoring the contest. One amateur winner and one professional winner will be selected in each of the following categories: Downtown Living: You know that place you and your friends go to every Saturday night downtown? Now is your chance to win some money for being a regular! Take photos showing off Dayton’s vibrant dining and nightlife … [Read more...] about Annual Downtown Dayton Photo Contest
Downtown’s next free First Friday event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 5. To celebrate the holiday weekend, many restaurant and stores are offering a variety of activities and entertainment for downtown visitors to enjoy. Events include art exhibits, live music, dinner and drink specials, retail sales, and special events will be featured at a variety of downtown venues. Some of the highlights for the July 5 First Friday are listed below. A complete list of what downtown businesses have on tap for First Friday is available on the DDP website. Food Truck Rally - 200 S. Jefferson … [Read more...] about July 5 Event to Feature Dance Lessons, Classic Movies, Contests, and Live Music