FREE TICKET PROMOTION BELOW…
This past weekend, hopefully you were able to catch some theater, see some fun Halloween costumes down at Boo in the ‘Burg, or watch the Browns’ victory over the Saints! In my first, and might I note, top city, I was fortunate to see the amazing improv comedy group Second City at Victoria Theatre. Big surprise that I would like comedy! Well, enough about me…it’s time to get ready for another busy week Dayton, full of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber (I still don’t know who that it is), and vampire wannabes!
On Wednesday, participate in the District Dine Around and Haunted Walking Tour, which will be a progressive dinner at some haunted spots in the Oregon District. At Brixx Ice Company, join others who are interested in sustainability, the environment, and green living for an event called October Green Drinks. There are also a few theater options on Wednesday, including The 39 Steps at the Loft Theatre and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at La Comedia.
On Thursday, if you work downtown and don’t have a hot lunch date, check out the Noonday Organ Recitals – Jerry Taylor at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Thinking about starting your own business? You’ll want to attend Generation Dayton’s Event, ‘When Reality Bites’ at The Entrepreneurs Center. In the evening, get more than just a taste of wine at the Unique Varietals Wine Tasting at A Taste of Wine in Miamisburg. Or, check out Casanova and Eve of Frankenstein at Victoria Theatre to get into the Halloween spirit!
On Friday, all you downtown workers will want to head to Court House Square during your lunch hour for the TEAM VOID Halloween Party On Court House Square, which will involve some rockin’ live music and Go-Go-dancing! Not sure where you’ll be “go”ing, but by the sound of it, it looks like you’ll be going there twice. If you are not completely freaked out by horror films like me and actually enjoy chainsaws and massacres, go to Englewood Cinema for Horrorama 2010. Any Seinfeld fans out there? If so, you’ll want to join the “Soup Nazi” in sampling some “souper” soups from a dozen local fine restaurants at the Soup Off to benefit A Doctor’s Heart Inc. Also on Friday, you will have the chance to see many people in costume, but not just because of Halloween, as again this week, there are numerous theater type options. These include The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs at Town Hall Theatre, Casanova and Eve of Frankenstein at Victoria Theatre, Porgy and Bess at the Schuster Center, The 39 Steps at the Loft Theatre, and The Sugar Witch at the Dayton Theatre Guild. If theater doesn’t strike your fancy, consider attending the Matching Fund for Catholic Education featuring The Farewell Fisher Band, made up of some very talented guys from my high school, or the Make A Difference Tour 2010 at the Nutter Center.
On Saturday, if you’re a man, bring your best friend to the Bark For Life of Centerville event at Oak Grove Community Park to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Don’t worry…if you’re not a man, it’s Halloween-time so you can just dress up as one. If you’re looking to continue the day with your pooch, definitely check out the Howl-o-Ween Dog Pawty at Scout Burnell Garbecht Dog Park in Xenia for an afternoon filled with fun activities! Don’t forget to put your dog in costume if he/she will tolerate it! For all you folks who want to return to the days of grade school P.E. class, register a team for The 2nd Annual Frickin Dodgeball Tournament at the Nutter Center. If you have kids that are between the ages of 3 and 12, take them to the Schuster Center for the ‘PhilharMonster Halloween Concert’. In addition to music, there will be costume contests, face painting, and an “instrument petting zoo.” On Saturday, there will still be a plethora of theater opportunities (I hope I used that word correctly!), including Casanova and Eve of Frankenstein at Victoria Theatre, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs at the Town Hall Theatre, The Sugar Witch at the Dayton Theatre Guild, The 39 Steps at the Loft Theatre, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at La Comedia.
There are also many more Halloween-related activities on Saturday, so if you don’t get out to experience at least one of them, boo to you! That is, unless you have a darn good excuse! If you are looking for a wild and crazy evening with some great people watching and ultra-creative costumes, Hauntfest on Fifth is the place to be. I feel everyone should experience it at least once (if not more than that!), so if you have never been, here is your chance! If you’re feeling guilty about eating all those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, put on your disguise and participate in the Run For Your Life 5k Run at Community Golf Center in Kettering. For those of you that prefer a more classy evening, Carvers will be hosting their First Annual Costume Party. (I wonder if they got their name from carving pumpkins.) There will also be a Fall Harvest: Family Halloween Fun event sponsored by the City of Dayton’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services, featuring many fun and safe activities for the kids. Plus, it’s FREE! And if you’re in Waynesville and don’t feel like making the trip to Dayton, check out the Halloween Masquerade Ball at The Wombat Art Works.
On Halloween (Sunday), after sleeping in, consider making it a relaxing day by checking out one of the many shows you didn’t have the opportunity to attend: The 39 Steps at The Loft Theatre, Casanova and Eve of Frankenstein at Victoria Theatre, Porgy and Bess at the Schuster Center, The Sugar Witch at the Dayton Theatre Guild, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs at Town Hall Theatre, or Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at La Comedia.
WHO WANTS FREE TICKETS TO SEE SPRING AWAKENING AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE?
We’re giving away a pair of free tickets to see Spring Awakening – the Tony Award-winning musical playing at the Victoria Theatre next Tuesday & Wednesday (11/2-11/3)! If you want to go see this excellent production, just give me a shout-out below in the comments and we’ll draw a winner this Sunday. This is a great opportunity to check out Dayton’s theater scene if you’ve never done so – it really is amazing!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Why couldn’t Dracula’s wife get to sleep?
Because of his coffin.
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a spook-tacular week Dayton!