Jewelry Trunk Show and Sale.Locally Handmade Jewelry, Beads & Gifts featuring Lampwork Glass Beads. Kettering Tower, Lobby Store, 2nd & Jefferson St., Wednesday, 10am to 2pm; Thursday, 10am to 5:30pm.
The Marketis having a special evening event celebrating creative holiday spirit. You can create unique holiday gifts with a variety of mini make-it/take-it workshops. This is presented by Market artisan vendors and it also includes live local music, and fantastic food. Wednesday, 5:30 to 8:30pm.
PK Volume 37is at The Brightside, at 905 E 3rd Street. Cash bar this time, but free snacks and soft drinks. Presentations: Artists Were Made for People; The Jedi Disorder; You: A Natural History; Treating Others with Dignity is Important…and Wonder Woman; Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present; And Now For Something Completely Different: Bog Snorkeling; Responding Effectively to Conflict; Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard! Thursday, opens at 7pm.
Discover Classical’s annual CD sale is a huge selection of new and used CDs of all kinds: classical favorites and lesser-known works, as well as jazz, pop, country, international, holiday music and spoken word recordings. Most CDs are only $2 each! Thursday and Friday, 9 to 5.
Carillon Brass Bach’s Lunch is two free holiday concerts featuring traditional holiday favorites as well as other music for brass instruments. It’s presented in a lighthearted, audience-friendly format. At The Loft, Friday, at 10am and noon.
Dayton Contemporary Dance Companybrings Charles Tazewell’s classic children’s book, The Littlest Angel, to life this holiday season! Enjoy an evening of stunning dance, music and holiday magic as heaven’s youngest member learns about the joy of the season. University of Dayton – Kennedy Union Boll Theatre; Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 3 & 7:30pm
An Americana Christmas is for those who like to enjoy some iconic imagery and classic songs to bring back the joy in the Holiday Season. You won’t want to miss this wonderful show at the Loft this weekend.
Cocoa & Cookies at The Dayton Dragons.You can shop for your favorite items and take a holiday photo with Gem! Saturday, 9am to 2pm.
Hands-On Creative Exploration. The creative and the curious can explore the Maker Fair which features hands-on engineering experiences with K’Nex and Strawbees, invention with Makey Makey, and robotics with LEGO Mindstorms. This is at the Main Library, Saturday noon to 4pm.
The Family Holiday Film Series.Admission is free for children 12 and under, and general admission is just $2. On Saturday at Noon is POLAR EXPRESS – the animated film starring Tom Hanks based on the beloved Chris Van Allsburg classic.
Aullwood Candle Dipping. Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood. Learn about candles, bees, lighting and conservation in this fun hands-on program. Saturdays and Sundays, December 15, 16, and 22, 23 starting at 2:30pm.
The MVSO and The Dayton Masonic Centercelebrate the season at this annual free concert. The Gem City Ballet, a guest vocalist and a special pre-concert by the MVSO Youth Strings aand you hear holiday favorites. Dayton Masonic Center, Sunday, 3 & 7pm.
The 4th Annual Live Nativity is at Far Hills and Dixon, next to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. You see Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, town folk and the Three Kings, as Bethlehem comes alive – a witness to the birth of our Savior. The crèche scene includes live animals, thanks to Learning Tree Farm, and beautiful lights! Warm beverages and treats served, carolers fill the space with song and winter campfires keep you warm. Sunday, 6 to 8pm.