Have your list ready. Jolly Old St. Nicholas is taking a break from his toy shop to be with you and your family from noon to 3 p.m. on select Sundays in December. Be ready with that must-have item on your wish list, and relax from the stressful shopping by lunching with us and Santa himself!
Dayton’s own world renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is back for a hometown an unforgettable holiday extravaganza with In the Spirit of… Abundant Blessings, a celebration of the African-American church. Performances take place on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30pm or Sunday, December 8 at 4pm at the Victoria Theatre, located at 138 N. Main St. in Dayton.
This holiday performance is a switch up from recent years. The company has been performing the beloved Littlest Angel production traditionally. Although a tradition, this swap up is sure to excite Dayton audiences. Not only is the dance quality tremendous, there is live music too!
Music is provided by a collection of amazing talent including The Jeremy Winston Chorale, the Frederick Douglass Elementary Children’s Choir, Judah Band, Music Director Deron Bell with a mass community choir, and nationally renowned gospel singer – the legendary Shirley Murdock. This performance transports audiences to a higher plane of joy and belonging. It’s a holiday offering the entire family is sure to enjoy!
DCDC will also be paying tribute to Sheri “Sparkle” Williams’ 46th year with the company, as is DCDC’s and one of the nation’s most recognized contemporary dance artists.
“This is a wonderful culminating event for our 50th Anniversary. In the Spirit of .. is one of my favorite offerings because it brings the community together. It is a season for giving and sharing. Stepping into our 51st season is no small feat; if not for our dream of our founder, Jeraldyne Blunden, we would not have this wonderful legacy that lives on throughout Dayton, the nation, and the globe. I’m looking forward to celebrating with you the gifts of our abundant blessings.” – Debbie Blunden-Diggs, DCDC Chief Artistic Administrator and Producing Director.
HOW TO GO?
Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, December 8 at 4:00pm
Victoria Theatre, located at 138 N. Main St. in Dayton.
Group Tickets available for groups of 10+. For group tickets contact [email protected] Student, Veteran & Senior discounts are also available.
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Join us for a Thanksgiving tradition! Your favorite Dayton jam bands come back home, and present the ultimate Thanksgiving Jam with Subterranean, Oh Kee Pa (A Celebration of Phish), and Kommunity Service (featuring members from The Werks, Boogie Matrix and Arrows of Neon)! For improv / jam / psychedelic rock fans, this is a “don’t miss” night of music from the region’s finest!
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to reunite with friends and family, from far and wide. It holds true for musicians too! This weekend, some very special reunions are happening at The Brightside over the holiday weekend.
On Wednesday November 27th, the weekend kicks off with a showcase that serves to reunite dozen of area’s finest psychedelic rock musicians and their fans for the ultimate Thanksgiving Jam! Dayton music lovers have been attending Werksgiving for years, so while The Werks are taking a break, lead guitarist Chris Houser has invited his friends for an epic line up featuring Subterranean, Kommunity Service (a super group featuring members from The Werks, Boogie Matrix, Subterranean & Arrows of Neon), and Oh Kee Pa performing a tribute to Phish. My advice? Wear comfy shoes and prepare to boogie!
This rockin’ weekend continues with a Black Friday Special on November 29th, which highlights an exclusive homecoming performance by Dayton native Charlie Tipton. He’s been working on his EP in Tennessee and is excited to perform this material with his hometown family! The night is topped off with high energy Blues Rock from Wolf Moon Revival! It’s going to be an incredible night of original Dayton music!
Bonus – both performances will have the Hunger Force Food Truck on site! Their specialty is comfort food, which is perfect for the holiday weekend. So come hungry for this special weekend of live music and reunions with old friends!
HOW TO GO?
- Wednesday, November 27, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com through Tuesday at midnight
- $15 day of show price
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm.
- 8:30pm – Oh Kee Pa (a Celebration of Phish)
- 10pm – Kommunity Service
- 11:30pm – Subterranean (music over approx 1am)
- Friday, November 29, 2019
- The Brightside (905 E 3rd St, Dayton)
$10 advance at SoundValleyDayton.com
- All ages welcome!
- Doors 8pm / Show 9pm.
- 9pm Charlie Tipton Solo Set
- 10pm Charlie Tipton Band
- 11:45pm Wolf Moon Revival (music over approx 1:45am)
Both shows are also produced by Venus Child Productions.
The Werks, who started their musical journey right here in Dayton, are always happy to come for the holidays and host their annual “Werksgiving” show. This year is even more exciting, as the band shifts locations to directly downtown, at the newest music venue: the Brightside! For years music lovers have longed for a big room to see music in Dayton, and that time is finally here!
Kicking off this special celebration is a massive group of special guests who are performing with local band Kommunity Service. The featured special guests include:
Johnny K AllDay guitar/vocals
Dino Dimitrouleas bass/vocals
Rob Brockman drums/vocals
Stephen Buttree Sax/keys/samples/vocals
Nathan Springhart keys/vocals
Megan Fitzpatrick fiddle/vocals
Aaron Armstrong percussion
Chris Houser guitar/general awesomeness
Bob Maltby guitar/genius
And many more of your favorite musicians!
This is guaranteed to be the biggest party of Thanksgiving weekend – especially for music lovers!
How to Go?
What: The 11th Annual Werksgiving
When: November 21, 2018 from 8pm-1am
Where: Brightside Music & Event Venue at 905 E 3rd St, Dayton OH
How: Tickets are $12.50 and available for advance purchase here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/werksgiving-the-werks-brightside-dayton-oh-tickets-51051330905
Dayton area musicians and fans are gathering at Therapy Cafe on Wednesday December 21st for the Big Damn Holiday Jam, a special homecoming jam session for the holidays. This unique event includes touring local musicians we don’t get to see too often, so this is definitely a “don’t miss” event!
Not only is there amazing music provided, there’s delicious food provided as well. The theme for this week is holiday appetizers. Feel free to bring a dish if you’d like! It’s a family gathering vibe, which is what makes it extra special.
Most of all, I’m looking forward to seeing The Family favorites jam together, including Chris Houser, Dino Dimitrouleas, Jeremy Canonico, Ronald Frost, Jonny Dread, Eric Henry, Melissa Nicole Henry, Anthony SaxTone Arrington, Phil Bradley-Hutchison, Marcus Cornwell and Alex Delk. They’ve even have Blues favorite Bob Dellaposta at this session, to kick off the evening’s festivities with an acoustic hour from 8pm to 9pm.
How to go? Therapy Cafe on 3rd St downtown, in the Cannery District.
Doors and music start at 8pm.
Tickets $6 or $5 with a non perishable food item at the door.
Hello DaytonMostMetro Fans,
I’ve got good news. WHIPLASH and BIRDMAN will be able to share a screen starting this Wednesday. That said, if you need to see either of these films, I’d suggest hurrying down. They may not last more than one more week. Tomorrow (Wed, Nov. 26), we will open a film that I know many of you will embrace – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. When I saw this film at the World Premiere in Toronto, the auditorium was packed with stars who were anxious to see the film – including Jon Stewart, Julie Taymor and Andrew Garfield. The standing ovation was remarkable, and hearing Eddie Redmayne (who deserves the Oscar for this performance) speak about the process was incredible. I hope you’ll be anxious to see the film with us this weekend.
Synopsis for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING: “Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE).” Click on this LINK to visit the film’s official website.
The Annual Family Holiday Film Series, presented by The Dayton Holiday Festival, The Downtown Dayton Partnership, Channel 99.9 and THE NEON, has secured titles for this year’s line-up. Films will screen at Noon on December 6, 13, & 20 – and the price is absolutely amazing. Admission is FREE for kids 12 & under and only $2 for general admission. ELF will play on December 6, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL will play on December 13, and the Cary Grant classic THE BISHOP’S WIFE will play on December 20. Tickets will only be available starting 45 minutes before each screening, and children must be present to claim free tickets.
Last year, THE NEON hosted a few screenings of THE TRIUMPH for a local non-profit. On December 10, 4Mary.Org will bring back this documentary another time. “THE TRIUMPH is a powerful new documentary film about a prophecy unfolding right now, before our very eyes. From Medjugorje, a tiny village in Bosnia-Herzegovina, comes a message from the Mother of God. Does this woman really know mankind’s future, as millions believe? Decide for yourself.” (taken from press notes) Tickets are $10 each and can only be purchased in advance by visiting the official site. Click this LINK to purchase tickets and this LINK to check out the trailer.
As we head into the holiday season, I want to take this opportunity to express my great thanks for your patronage. We’re trending to make 2014 a banner year, and we wouldn’t be in this great place without your enthusiasm & support. In addition, I want to thank Diana Cordero – our assistant manager. Diana has been right beside me for over 13 years at THE NEON, and I couldn’t do it without her. Thank you!
Wishing all of you a great Thanksgiving!
We hope to see you soon,
SHOWTIMES for Wednesday, Nov. 26 – Thursday, Dec. 4:
PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is more than a week!
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (PG-13) 2 Hr 3 Min
Wednesday & Thursday: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45
Friday & Saturday: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45
Sunday: 11:45, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15
Monday – Thursday: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45
BIRDMAN (R) 1 Hr 59 Min
Wednesday & Thursday: 2:40, 7:30
Friday & Saturday: 2:40, 7:30, 9:55
Sunday – Thursday: 2:40, 7:30
WHIPLASH (PG-13) 1 Hr 47 Min
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:10
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:20, 5:10
Monday – Thursday: 5:10
(All Dates Are Tentative. Dates Often Move And Sometimes Disappear.)
Dec. 5 – CITIZENFOUR
Dec. 25 – THE IMITATION GAME
Dec. 25 – WILD
Jan. 9 or 16 – FOXCATCHER
TBD – FORCE MAJEURE
TBD – HOMESMAN
Run, eat and watch fireworks in the street. The Americana Festival is celebrating 41 years strong with this year’s event in downtown Centerville. This year we have the star spangled scoop on some new Food Adventure attractions and happenings.
The Big Ragu is a lifelong Centerville guy, so this festival is close to our homes and our hearts. We cant think of a better way to celebrate freedom and the good ole’ USA, than this event.
Here is a day in the life of a 4th of July Food Adventurer at the Americana Festival:
7:30am: 5K RUN at Centerville Stadium. Why? So we can eat all day, guilt free, that’s why !
9:30am: Sneak between the chairs lining the streets, dart across State Route 48 and see what food vendors are open early. Ragu actually had a 9:45am cheesesteak 2 years ago.
10:00am: Watch the AMERICANA FESTIVAL PARADE. We hope to march in he parade someday, carrying flags with cheeseburgers on them, and wearing sequin shorts…
11:30am – 4:00pm: STREET FAIR: We are excited to be checking out these MUST EATS !!
—HARVEST MOBILE: Who else loves the healthy “Local Wrap?”
— ZOMBIE DOGZ: The Nibbler Dog ! Heck, any hot dog they have is a true original and something you wont taste anywhere else!
— EL MESON FOOD TRUCK: Empanadas to die for !
— MOM’S HOMEMADE GOODIES: Incredible Soft Pretzels
— SANTORINI’S GREEK KITCHEN: The Gyros are must eats. They are grilled fresh by these guys in from Indianapolis.
— TIM HORTON’S: You may need the coffee for some quick energy
— OLD TYME POPCORN: Kettle Corn experts !
— LaROSA’S: You gotta get some pizza slices from this Cincinnati icon
— CINDY LOU’S BBQ: Any BBQ entree is delicious here !
— KONA ICE: Cool off with a SnoCone cup with tiger’s blood sauce !
— CORK N BOTTLE’S AMERICAN GRILL: Any one of their sandwiches are delicious, cheap, and a handful !
— BLACKJACK GRILL: The best grilled porkchops in Dayton
—NELLY’S CHICKEN: The rotesserie roasted, Bolivian recipe chicken is nothing short of amazing on flavor !
As you can see there are gonna be plenty of options to light your fireworks. We didnt even mention the carnival type food, or local places within walking distance like SWEENEY’S SEAFOOD HOUSE, JOHNNY’S SLICE OF NY, BILLS DONUTS, MARION’S PIZZA, CITY BBQ, GRAETERS ICE CREAM, ROOT48, and MCDIGGERS PUB.
We will also be hanging out with Fox and Friend’s Brian Kilmeade who will be in town promoting his new book!
10:00PM: FIREWORKS AT CENTERVILLE FOOTBALL STADUM. We usually cap off the night by attending the fireworks with family, after napping off a food coma.
Show your patriotism this Friday. Whether it is chanting USA, or wearing a US Flag t-shirt, we hope you have the time of your life. We suggest you do just that in downtown Centerville on the 4th !
Even Uncle Sam will be there, and so will The Food Adventures Crew.
Want be a good American? Then “like” FOOD ADVENTURES on Facebook HERE. We are often imitated, never duplicated.
Check out our Americana Food Photos below !
For the second week in a row – Wow!! We had one of our best Thanksgiving Weekends ever at THE NEON! Audiences are loving both DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and PHILOMENA, and I want to Thank YOU for being such loyal and wonderful patrons at THE NEON. Even though other theaters jumped in on PHILOMENA, you made us come out on top! Thank You! (To visit the official site for each of our current titles (which we will hold), click on the titles above.)
Though we are doing well with our current titles, I’d suggest hurrying down if you still need to see them. We have other titles we need to get to before the end of the year – including Alexander Payne’s new film NEBRASKA and the star-studded AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.
This year’s Family Holiday Film Series starts this Saturday! Tickets are FREE for children 12 and under, and all other tickets are $2 each. We will screen RISE OF THE GUARDIANS on December 7, on December 14 we will screen HOME ALONE, and on December 21 – the holiday classic – WHITE CHRISTMAS. Each film will only screen one time – at Noon. Tickets will only be available starting 45 minutes before each show.
Dayton-native Toni Dixon will premiere her new short film on Sunday, December 15 at 7:30. “FROM HIDDEN PAIN TO FREEDOM is an emotional depiction of the life of Tia. It is a powerful story of survival against all odds – the story of a little girl caught up in a world of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. The setting takes place in the inner-city projects of Ohio where Tia resides with her grandmother because her mother chose the company of men over family. There, she quickly realizes how cold and cruel the world can really be. Gaining strength from within, she grows up to overcome her pain to new found freedom.” (taken from Press Notes) Tickets are $10 each and are now available at THE NEON’s box office.
Thanks for your continued support!
We hope to see you soon,
SHOWTIMES for Friday, Dec. 6 – Thursday, Dec. 12:
PHILOMENA (PG-13) 1 hr 38 min
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:20, 9:40
Monday – Thursday: 3:00, 5:15, 7:30
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R) 1 hr 57 min
Friday: 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55
Saturday: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55
Sunday: 12:10, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:55
Monday – Thursday: 2:40, 5:10, 7:45
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
As always, all dates are tentative. Many of these dates will change.
In some rare cases, titles may disappear.
TBD – KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Dec. 20 – NEBRASKA
Dec. 25 – AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
TBD – THE ARMSTRONG LIE