It’s time to start making plans for the week, as there are lots of events happening around town! Here are a few options!
On Wednesday, talk politics and help solve the world’s problems at the Drinking Liberally – Dayton event at Trolley Stop. Seriously, they will be talking about politics, but I don’t think their solution to the world’s problems will be drinking…although the research shows that drinking water can help solve the dehydration problem. If you own a business, you will want to attend Social Media for Business: How to Create and Use a Facebook Fan Page at Groundz4Living at The Greene…afterall, social media is a super cheap way to advertise! Over at Sinclair, help promote sustainable living and economic development with Green Drinks Dayton, which will include a tour and networking event. All you winos will want to attend the Wine Tasting at Rumbleseat Wine, the Weekly Wine Tasting at The Wine Gallery, Vina Robles Wine Tasting at Bruning’s Wine Cellar, or Wine Down Weekdays at Savona Restaurant & Wine Bar. Craving some sushi? Head to Sima Korean & Japanese Restaurants for 1/2 off Chef’s Specials Rolls. And over at South Park Tavern, check out the music of The Motel Beds, The Smug Brothers, and The Fervor. Hopefully “motel beds” isn’t indicative of the quality of their music!
On Thursday, all you art fans will want to attend REACH (Realizing Ethnic Awareness and Cultural Heritage) Across Dayton Joint Reception/Gallery Talk: Bucher/Moro, which takes place at both the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) and Sinclair. Please don’t “wine” if you didn’t have an opportunity to sip your favorite merlot on Wednesday, as you will again have your opportunity to do so at the Wine Tasting at The Wine Loft, A Wine Dinner with Philippe Magrez at Jungle Jim’s, the Wine Tasting at Heathers Coffee & Café, or Wine Down Weekdays at Savona Restaurant & Wine Bar. If you love the great outdoors, attend Fundamentals of Family Camping at Five Rivers MetroParks’ St. Clair Building. Some consider music therapeutic, so head to Therapy Café to Sing Your Heart Out for the American Heart Association. If you like theater, our local universities are the place to be! Head to Sinclair’s Blair Hall Theater for The Foreigner, Wright State for Picnic, or Wittenberg for As You Like It. Regardless of what you choose to do, I hope you like it.
On Friday, join Generation Dayton for their Fourth Friday Lunch Speaker Series at the Dayton Art Institute, featuring Ginny Strausburg of the DP&L Foundation, who will be talking to young professionals about “Choosing Board Professionals Wisely.” Lunch will be provided, compliments of DP&L, so if you’re a young professional, be sure to register ASAP to secure your spot! Couldn’t get enough wine during the earlier part of the week? Head to the Southern Ohio Kitchens Showroom for the Go Red for Women Wine Tasting. If you haven’t yet been to a fish fry this season, you will without a doubt want to head to the Alter High School Fish Fry. There will be LOTS of people there (including myself!), so be sure to get there early! We’ve already had a few days with spring like temperatures, so be sure to take advantage of the Star-Late Skates at RiverScape’s ice rink before it closes for the season! Theater options for Friday include The Berenstain Bears on Stage at Victoria Theatre, As You Like It at Wittenberg, Fat Pig at Dayton Theatre Guild, Picnic at Wright State, and The Foreigner at Sinclair’s Blair Hall Theater. At the Schuster Center, attend the Dayton Philharmonic’s Virtuosos at Home. If you wish the doors would open to more musical options in the Dayton region, you’re in luck, as there will be a Doors Tribute at Canal Street Tavern. And finally, for all you sports enthusiasts, the Dayton Gems will be taking on the Evansville IceMen at Hara Arena.
On Saturday, start the day early by participating in Ray’s Mountain Bike Trip at Five Rivers MetroParks’ St. Clair Building. If you have it in you, join The Greene as they “go red” for the American Heart Association by participating in their 2 Mile Run/Walk. At the Victoria Theatre, consider taking your kids to their own “Mardi Gras” with Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco. All you fashionistas (my spell check underlined that word so sorry if I “mispeled” it) have a couple great options from which to choose. Attend either The Noble Circle Project’s AWear Affair Fashion Show and Luncheon at Sinclair or the 11th Annual Crown Jewels Hat Show at Books and Co. at The Greene. Be sure to bring your “hatitude”, as the event’s founder Sharon Howard calls it! I attended last year and it was seriously a blast! Have a few beers and support United Rehabilitation Services by participating in the Bud Light Barstool Open North. If you’ve always wanted to be in the movie business, attend the Production Assistant Training Seminar at Sinclair Community College. Saturday’s theater options include Fat Pig at Dayton Theatre Guild, As You Like It at Wittenberg, Picnic at Wright State, and The Foreigner at Sinclair’s Blair Hall Theater. Or attend the Dayton Philharmonic’s Virtuosos at Home at the Schuster Center. All you “Dancing with the Stars” fans will want to get tickets to see Julianne Hough at Kuss Auditorium. At the Dayton Masonic Center, the Hermes Awards Ceremony will be going on to honor those in the advertising industry. At Hara Arena, you will be able to see the Dayton Gems take on the Quad City Mallards. And if you are sick and tired of winter, head to the Beach Party featuring the Parrots of the Caribbean at Jiffy Lube…oops I mean Quaker Steak & Lube.
On Sunday, head to the Schuster Center for their Visual Voices Art Exhibit: Dayton Skyscrapers 2011. Over at Coco’s, Savor Your Sunday & Support Stivers. If you feel like experiencing the sights and scenes of theater, see Picnic at Wright State, As You Like It at Wittenberg, or Fat Pig at the Dayton Theatre Guild. If you couldn’t get a babysitter to watch your kids so that you could go to a show with your honey, then take the kids to Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco at Victoria Theatre. All you Oscar fans should consider watching the movie awards show AT the movies, as The Neon and the The Little Art Theatre will both be having Oscar screenings. Just don’t be a grouch if your favorite movie/actor/actress/director does not win! And finally, head to the UD Arena to watch the UD Flyers as they take on Xavier. I have to say – I am completely jealous of all of you who have tickets! (And if you have any extras, please feel free to send them my way!)
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
What did the hat say to the tie?
You hang around here…I’ll go on a head.
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!