Several businesses will offer specials and discounts. Local musicians will pay tribute to the late Pete Seeger, businesses will collaborate to present a Kentucky Derby preview fashion show, and local art exhibits can be found in many galleries and shops.
Details are below about other events taking place at participating locations during the March 7 First Friday.
• CADC, 45 S. St. Clair St.: Featuring artist Ben Frederick with live music by the Chris Comer Trio. Call 313-9883.
• Clash Consignment, 521 E. Fifth St.: Featuring artwork by artists-of-the-month Nicole Eccles, Chyanne Moore and Talia Shade. All winter clothing will be half off the already reduced prices. Call 241-9434.
• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North: Showing several exhibits, including Isabella Kirkland: Stilled Life. Also hosting Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii party as part of the Prime Time Party Series from 7-11 p.m. Must purchase advance tickets. Call 223-4278 for party or art exhibit ticket prices.
• Dayton Visual Arts Center 118 N. Jefferson St.: (Open until 8 p.m.) Featuring The Cline Show, an annual university and college art and design student scholarship exhibit. Call 224-3822.
• Gallery 510 Fine Art, 508 E. Fifth St.: Featuring new artwork and gifts by a variety of artists. Call 672-6717.
• K12 Gallery/TEJAS , 341 S. Jefferson St.: (Open until 8 p.m.) Opening the art exhibit Vanquish, featuring artwork from all ages about serious subjects like mental disorders and domestic violence. Also featuring student art from St. Luke School. Call 461-5149.
• Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St.: Featuring happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Music by Mouth of the Architect, Grand Mammoth, Zuel, Blast Flag. Call 938-6405.
• De’Lish Café, 139 N. Main St.: Featuring happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. during a mix and mingle with downtown business professionals. Call 461-2233.
• Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave.: Featuring happy hour until 6 p.m., a performance by the Miami Valley Pipe and Drum group starting at 6 p.m., and live music by FINTAN starting at 9 p.m. Call 224-7822.
• Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St.: Old Skool Groove Night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Call 228-8414.
• Oregon Express, 336 E. Fifth St.: Featuring half-price pizza from 4 to 8 p.m. and live music by the Sean Carney Band at 9:30 p.m. Call 223-9205.
• The Trolley Stop 530 E. Fifth St.: Live music starting at 9:30 p.m. and happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Call 461-1101.
• Yellow Cab Building, 700 E. Fourth St.: Hosting Sailing Down My Golden River: A Tribute to Pete Seeger, featuring several local musicians. Show begins at 8 p.m. with a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to WhyHunger, a charity the late Seeger supported. Call 419-953-4548.
Food and Drink
• Deaf Monty’s Wine, 22 Brown St.: $2 tastings of select wines. Call 225-9463.
• Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St.: 10 percent off food. Call 222-0204.
• Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery, 520 E. Fifth St.: Lucky’s third anniversary week celebration continues with New Holland’s Charkoota Rye beer tapped earlier that day. Call 222-6800.
• Riff Raff Tavern on the Canal, 130 N. Patterson Blvd.: Drink specials offered throughout the night. Call 361-3131.
• Salar, 400 E. Fifth St.: DJ in the lounge and drink specials starting at 10 p.m. Call 203-3999.
• Smokin’ Bar-B-Que, 200 E. Fifth St.: 10 percent off food. Call 586-9790.
• Thai 9, 11 Brown St.: 15 percent off food. Call 222-3227.
• Uno Chicago Grill, 126 N. Main St.: 10 percent off food. Call 910-8000.
• The Black Box Improv Theater, 518 E. Third St.: Black Box brings Chicago-style improvisational comedy to Dayton with shows at 8 p.m. ($7) and 9:30 p.m. ($5). $10 for both shows. Call 369-0747.
• Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave.: Presenting a performance of Expecting Isabel at 8 p.m. Call 278-5993.
• Don Crawford Plaza in front of Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd.: The monthly Courteous Mass Ride will depart at 5:30 p.m. This month’s route will go through the Oregon District, Woodland Cemetery and the University of Dayton area, and will be a “glow ride,” where riders are encouraged to deck out their bikes with lights, glow bracelets and more. All tours are free and welcome any skill level.
• Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center, 400 E. Fifth St., Suite C: (Open until 8 p.m.) Featuring artwork from members of Spire, an art program for adults with disabilities. Activities for families and light refreshments will be provided. Call 723-6747.
• The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St.: Call 222-SHOW (7469) for films and show times.
• Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St.: Featuring comedian Etta May. Shows begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 224-5653.
• American Pi, 41 S. St. Clair St.: Karen Dogget from Pinot’s Palette will giving away prizes and inviting anyone who stops by to participate in a collaborative painting. Trish Clark-Baker will be selling Jewelry Candles and an independent consultant will have In A Pikle bags for sale. Beverages and snacks also will be available. Call 938-7890.
• Beaute Box, 116 W. Fifth St.: Featuring a monthly VIP event. VIPs will receive complimentary massages and spa treatments with wine and cheese service. Email [email protected] or call 903-3165.
• Brim, 464 E. Fifth St.: In collaboration with Sew Dayton and Clash Consignment, Brim will host the Derby Day Preview Party and fashion show with models walking at 6 and 8 p.m. Call 222-4287.
• Found Treasures 4 You, 502 Wayne Ave.: Offering 20 percent off everything in the store. Call 580-8803.
• ReCreate, 438 E. Fifth St.: Sale on select items, including new and used instruments, other music-related items, and original artwork. Call 321-3517.
• Sew Dayton, 261 Wayne Ave.: Offering 20 percent off T-shirts and coffee cups. Local artist Julie Jamison will be selling re-imagined vintage jewelry pieces. Call 234-7398.
• Sherwood Florist, 444 E. Third St.: (Open until 9 p.m.) Offering 10 percent off all in-store items. Call 298-3655.
• Spice Paradise, 16 Brown St.: Offering samples of various foods to anyone who stops by the store. Call 224-3227.
First Friday is presented by the Downtown Dayton Partnership with support from the Oregon District Business Association and WYSO-FM 91.3. The Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website has a complete list of downtown’s arts and cultural amenities, as well as a dining guide, parking map and much more. Download the Find It Downtown mobile search tool for smartphones at http://mobile.downtowndayton.