On Wednesday, celebrate Dayton Beer Week with beer tastings at some of these fine establishments: 5th Street Wine & Deli for the Green Flash Brewery Tasting; Trolley Stop for the Off Centered Foot Stomp; The Pub at The Greene for the Belhaven Happy Hour; Blind Bob’s for the Mt. Carmel Brews; Chappy’s for the Sierra Nevada Tasting; or Spinoza’s for a Beer Tasting with North Coast Brewing Co. If you haven’t been to the Fraze yet this season, then here is your opportunity to do so for a FREE show! Nicky Kay & His Fabulous Kay-Tones featuring Crazy Joe will be performing. And if you are in need of some professional development (aren’t we all?), then attend Generation Dayton’s Business Ethics Event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
On Thursday, make your way to Courthouse Square for The Square Is Where featuring the Miami Valley Folk Dancers. Sick and tired of men? Have a Girls Night Out at The Melting Pot. Sorry guys. The beer tastings will continue at a variety of bars/restaurants, including Lucky’s (Firkin Drag Race), Spinoza’s (Ommegang Brewing Co.), The Pub at The Greene (Sierra Nevada Tasting), and A Taste of Wine (Mt Caramel Beer Tasting 7). You will be able to have a complete Summer Beer Dinner at the Schuster Center’s Citilites. While the weather is still nice, be sure to get outdoors and enjoy some live music down at RiverScape with their Big Band Nights featuring the Kim Kelly Orchestra. If you’re in shape, then make your way to Fifth Third Field for the Dayton Dragons 5K Fun Run. I can’t imagine that running would be considered fun, but maybe they know something I don’t.
On Friday, there will again be a Square Is Where performance at Courthouse Square featuring the Minions of Fate. There will also be plenty more beer tastings for you, such as the Great Lakes Tapping at Lucky’s or the Red Carpet Rollout at the Trolley Stop. Feeling a little clammy? Make your way to The Dock for their Clam Bake Weekend. Enjoy some Lebanese cuisine, Middle Eastern dancing and entertainment, cultural displays, and much more at the 18th Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival. At the Dayton Theatre Guild, you will be able to see The Oldest Profession. I don’t know why you would like Grease because it stains your clothes, but if for some chance you do, then you will be able to see it at the Victoria Theatre as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series at Victoria Theatre. At Sharkey’s, dance to the music of the Webster’s, a super fun cover band. And finally, I hope you are among the lucky few who have tickets to see Chicago at the Fraze! If not, I’m sorry. And by the way, if you know me, it’s really not hard for me to say I’m sorry. Saying sorry would be a hard habit to break.
Saturday is AleFest! This is without a doubt THE place to be if you like beer. Just be sure to pace yourself and bring a DD! If you have kids, you’ll be able to take them to Fifth Third Field for the Subway Fresh Fit Family Day, which will include inflatable games, appearances by Heater and Gem, and much more! Support some great charities, including A Special Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics by attending the 1st Annual Lawmen’s Band Bash at the Clark County Fairgrounds. If you enjoy festivals, the 18th Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival will still be going on. The Dayton Diversity International Potluck Luncheon at the main branch of the Dayton Metro Library will provide another opportunity for you to participate in multicultural activities and taste some specialty dishes. At Fifth Third Field, catch the Dragons play the West Michigan Whitecaps. And if you prefer to be indoors, you will be able to see The Oldest Profession at the Dayton Theatre Guild or the movie Grease at Victoria Theatre.
On Sunday, get your bike out and participate in the Tour de Dayton which is the 1st Annual Cycling and Destination Tour. Check out some sweet rides at the 7th Annual Antioch Shrine Custom Car & Bike Show at RiverScape. You still have some time to check out/attend some of the events earlier in the week, including the 18th Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival, the showing of the movie Grease as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series, and The Oldest Profession at the Dayton Theatre Guild. Listen to the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight at Stubbs Amphitheater in Centerville. At Fifth Third Field, watch as the Dragons take on the West Michigan Whitecaps. And finally, to all you wine lovers out there – please don’t “wine” because this week has been about beer. There is an event for you as well – Primo Vino Sunday at Arrow Wine in Kettering.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
A skeleton walks into a bar and says, “I’ll have a beer and a mop.”
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 great week Dayton!