Downtown’s next free First Friday art hop will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Galleries and other venues throughout downtown will host art exhibit openings, live music and other special events. Restaurants, retail shops, bars and clubs, and other establishments throughout downtown also will be open. Click here for an up-to-date list of events.
First Friday is presented by the Downtown Dayton Partnership with support from the Oregon District Business Association and WYSO-FM 91.3. The Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website has a complete list of downtown’s arts and cultural amenities, as well as a dining guide, parking map and much more.
Art Exhibits and Events in the Central Arts District
• Beaute Box, 116 W. Fifth St.: Complimentary facials and nail polish changes, as well as a display of work by a local artist. Call 903-3165.
• Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St.: Live music by Emily & the Lost Cat Ramblers and Fox and Hounds at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Call 461-9343.
• De’Lish Café, 139 N. Main St.: Coffee tasting from Stoney Creek Roasters and live jazz entertainment featuring Wade Baker and guest performers. Call 461-2233 for cost.
• RiverScape MetroPark, MetroParks Ice Rink, 111 E. Monument Ave: Ice skate from 5 to 9 p.m.; $5 includes admission and skate rental. The park’s concession will be open to purchase hot chocolate and more. Call 278-2607.
• Schuster Performing Arts Center, Second and Main streets: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will present a concert in its classical series that includes works by Debussy and Brahms with guest artist William Wolfram, along with a piece titled “Rockwell Reflections” in which projected works by the American artist will accompany the music. A Take Note Talk begins at 7 p.m. prior to the 8 p.m. show. Call 228-3630 for tickets and cost.
Art Exhibits and Events in the Oregon Arts District
• Amore!, 16 Brown St.: Sip wine and nibble hors d’oeuvres while shopping for designer labels on re-sale and vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry, household items and one-of-a-kind gifts at affordable prices. Call 367-5941.
• Boulevard Haus, 328 E. Fifth St.: $1 off tap beer for those who mention First Friday. Call 824-2722.
• Color of Energy, 16 Brown St.: Works of abstract architectural photography by Larry Faulkner and the new Sedona collection of paintings by gallery owner Mike Elsass. Call 266-3491.
• Deaf Monty’s Wine, 22 Brown St.: $5 for a 6-ounce glass of red or white wine. Call 225-9463.
• Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave.: Live music and 20 percent off food for those who mention First Friday. Call 224-7822.
• Gallery 510 Fine Art, 508 E. Fifth St.: A selection of work by local artists and handmade items perfect for gift giving. Call 672-6717.
• Jimmy Modern, 605 E. Fifth St.: Showing work by more than 30 artists. Call 520-3782.
• The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St.: Call 222-SHOW (7469) for films and show times.
• Omega Music, 318 E. Fifth St.: Live music by Mount Caramel and Andy Gabbard, together for one night only, at 8 p.m. The store will offer 10 percent off a purchase with a receipt from any Oregon Arts District business. Call 275-9949.
• Peace on Fifth, 519 E. Fifth St.: Tasting of a fair trade food, plus fair trade, slave-free and eco-friendly merchandise on sale at this satellite of the Dayton International Peace Museum’s store. Fair foods tasted will include Rumi and Nabali oil with bread from Rahn’s at the PNC 2nd St. Market, along with sun-dried tomatoes and Nabali olive tapenade. Call 367-7215.
• Press, 257 Wayne Ave.: One-year anniversary art show featuring work by local artists, a DJ and raffle; open until 11 p.m. Call 231-7107.
• Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St.: Live music by The Fun Size at 9:30 p.m. Call 461-1101.
• Urban Krag, 125 Clay St.: Climbing gym open until 11 p.m. Call 224-5724.
• Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St.: Dow Thomas at 9 p.m.; tickets are $10. Call 224-5653.
• Yellow Cab Building, 700 E. Fourth St.: A variety of multi-media arts at the inaugural First Friday at Yellow Cab event from 7 to 11 p.m. Call 789-0591.
Art Exhibits and Events in the Cannery Arts District
• K12 Gallery for Young People/TEJAS, 510 E. Third St. (open from 6 to 9 p.m.): 2-D artwork by students from and graduates of Wright State University. Call 461-5149.
• Olive, an urban dive, 416 E. Third St.: Serving dinner and dessert until 11 p.m., featuring new flavors of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and Esther Price hot chocolate, along with an exhibit of work by local artist Lea Wise-Surguy made from sugar paint specifically for viewing at Olive, and playing Rev Cool’s “Around the Fringe” radio show that airs on 91.3 WYSO-FM. Call 222-DIVE (3483).
(from Downtown Dayton Partnership)