First off, I would like to say congratulations to the Dayton Dragons on setting the national record for sports sell-outs this past weekend…what an accomplishment! We do truly live in a great city! And I’d like to prove it once again by letting you know about some of the great things going on here this week!
On Wednesday, take a break from work and head to The Square Is Where… Yoga Class from Practice Yoga at Courthouse Square. If you haven’t been getting enough beauty sleep lately, consider going to La Comedia to see Sleeping Beauty. Listen to music at Yankee Trace with Jazz on the Green or at Veteran’s Park Amphitheater with The Dark Star Orchestra. And if you’re in need of a good laugh, then head to Wiley’s for their Dirty Little Secret Superhero Show.
On Thursday, there are several great happy hour options so you are going to have some tough decisions to make! If you are an enthusiastic young professional, join Generation Dayton at El Meson for Thirsty Thursday. It’s Thursday Night Live at the Moraine Embassy, so let DaytonMostMetro.com’s very own Bill Pote and Lisa Grigsby help take care of you, as they will be the celebrity bartenders on hand. Grab dinner and drinks at one of the fabulous restaurants at The Greene such as McCormick & Schmick’s and then sit on the green (literally) to watch as Ed Kowalczyk, the lead singer of Live performs. Check out three of the Oregon District’s new businesses as part of their Progressive Open House, where each business will have live performances by jazz and classical musicians, as well as raffles! Bring the whole family to see Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The Salvation Army Kroc Center – tickets are FREE! Or help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by getting your tickets to see ‘The Sound of Music’ at Epiphany Lutheran Church. And finally, listen to live music at the Dayton Art Institute for a Twilight Concert or at RiverScape for their Big Band Nights featuring the Eddie Brookshire Orchestra.
On Friday, bring your kids to the PNC 2nd Street Market for Pasta Making for Kids…afterall, wouldn’t it be nice if they made you dinner for a change?!?! If you love biking, consider taking part in the Greene Trails Cycling Classic at the Greene County Fairgrounds Recreation Center. Although this is a four-day event, you are able to “Design-A-Ride” that fits your schedule. Art lovers should make plans to attend the 20th Annual Open Members’ Show: Light at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Head to the Beavercreek Kroger for their Wine and Food Extravaganza. Once again, you will be able to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by going to Epiphany Lutheran Church for The Sound of Music’. Have a nerds night out at Xenia Area Community Theater as part of Nerd Comedy Night. If you prefer to be cool, head to Victoria Theatre to see “Some Like It Hot” as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series. And if you actually do like it hot, then make your way to Bella Villa Hall for the The Bocce Classic XVI.
On Saturday, if you enjoy seeing beautiful irises (the flower kind), then you will want to be at the PNC 2nd Street Market for their Iris Sale. At RiverScape, get in shape with Zumba in the Park or participate in their Kayak Float. Support A Special Wish Foundation by attending Fajita Fest at the Polish Club. Listen to the sounds of Michael Bashaw & Puzzle of Light and the Rippingtons at Veteran’s Park Amphitheater, the Bob Gray Orchestra at Stubbs Amphitheater, Son Del Caribe as part of the Free Summer Concert Series at RiverScape, or Trace Adkins at the Fraze Pavilion. Over at
Fifth-Third Field, the Bob Ross Classic will be going on, which is an All-Star Baseball Game for local high school baseball players. And if you would like to watch some great fights, head over to Drake’s Downtown for Fight Night…just be sure you don’t get into one yourself!
On Sunday, the Fraze will be having WTUE’s Breakfast with The Beatles and The Beatleburys. Baby you can drive your car there…sorry I’m not going to let you drive mine! If you would rather ride a bike, then participate in the Greene Trails Cycling Classic, which will still be going strong. Watch belly dancers and fire jugglers, listen to live music, and MUCH more at the Fling in the Springs (downtown Yellow Springs). A trip to Dave Hall Plaza for the Downtown Summer Music Series – Michelob Dayton Blues Festival is a must for all blues fans out there! You will also be able to listen to music at Stubbs Amphitheater in Centerville (The Termites) and at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg (Pizzazz in the Park Concert Series: Paragon Quartet). And if you’re not the outdoors type, then you can go to Victoria Theatre to see “Some Like It Hot” as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series or to Epiphany Lutheran Church for The Sound of Music’.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Why did the coach kick Cinderella off the baseball team?
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!