On Wednesday, support DATV by attending the DATV Fishing Derby at Gettysburg Fish Lake. If you’re like me and can only draw stick people, then you may want to attend the Drawing Studio with Loretta Puncer at Gallery 510 Fine Art. Head to Courthouse Square to see the Blue Sky Project ‘Artists without Borders’ Solo Exhibition. No matter what you’ve been thinking about the national debt crisis, you will be able to share your opinions at ThinkTV with their Citizens Forum on the National Debt. Over at Chappy’s, participate in their Southern Tier Creme Brulee Tapping…sounds delicious! There are also some great musical options for Wednesday! You can see Muse Machine in Concert as they perform ‘Tonight’ at Victoria Theatre, Alien Ant Farm at McGuffy’s House of Rock, or Miranda Cosgrove at the Fraze.
On Thursday, make your way to Courthouse Square for the The Square Is Where featuring Beseda Folk Dancers. Enjoy fresh local produce at the Centerville Farmers Market. If you have young kids, consider taking them to Story Hour at Cooper Park or to the Salvation Army Kroc Center for the Shoot! Score! Success! Back2School Family Event. Both are FREE! If you enjoy good food, you will not want to miss The Taste of The Greene, which will feature great food from The Greene’s wonderful restaurants. And be sure to get your tickets in advance in order to get the discounted price! Meet some great young professionals at Generation Dayton’s Thirsty Thursday at Milano’s on Brown Street. If you didn’t get to see the Muse Machine’s ‘Tonight’ performance on Wednesday, then tonight is definitely the night! Or catch live music at the Dayton Art Institute for their Twilight Concert, at RiverScape for Big Band Nights featuring the Hal Harris Orchestra, or at the Fraze to see Willie Nelson.
On Friday, during your lunch hour, head to Courthouse Square for The Square Is Where featuring Mindy Galvin Band…just don’t be a square and not attend. If you see food and then enjoy eating it, you’ll want to attend the Seafood Extravaganza at The Dock. And if seafood is not your thing, then make your way to Oregon Express for their amazing Half-Price Happy Hour Pizzas. Although the end of summer is drawing near, you will be able to see A Midsummer Night Dream which is being presented by Free Shakespeare at the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet. Make your way to Fifth Third Field for Friday Night Fights. At Victoria Theatre, see The African Queen as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series. And finally, get a brat (the food kind) and drink some German beer at the Germanfest Picnic, which is being held at Carillon Park.
On Saturday, get fresh local produce with City Beets at the Market at the PNC 2nd Street Market or at the Troy Farmers Market. I don’t know how to say the name of this wine, but if you like Sauvignon Blanc, then make your way to Jungle Jim’s for their Sauvignon Blancs of the World tasting. Speaking of wine, the Fraze will be hosting the Festival of the Vine, which will feature fine wine and cool jazz. Help make history by bringing a canned good to Brixx for their Canned Food Drive and possibly setting a new Guinness World Record for the most food collected in a 24 hour period. Head up to Boston’s Bistro for their 10th Semi-Annual Greek Night or to the Dayton Visual Arts Center for the High-Rise Harmony Artist Palate Party. At Carillon Park, join the many Germans (and wannabe Germans) drinking German beer and eating German food as part of the Germanfest Picnic. At Stubbs Amphitheater, listen to the Centerville Community Band. Watch Free Shakespeare’s presentation of A Midsummer Night Dream at the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet. And finally, enjoy the summer weather and head to Fifth Third Field as the Dragons play the Lake County Captains.
On Sunday, all arts and crafts lovers should make plans to attend Art on the Commons, which will take place at Civic Commons Park in Kettering. The Germanfest Picnic will still be going on over at Carillon Park. If you didn’t get to make it to the 2nd Street Market earlier in the weekend, then perhaps you should go to the Garden Station Sunday Market. Sit in the air conditioning at Victoria Theatre in order to see The African Queen as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series. At the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet, you will still be able to see A Midsummer Night Dream presented by Free Shakespeare. Catch the Dayton Dragons as they play the Lake County Captains. And finally, there are a few opportunities for live music – Pizzazz in the Park Summer Concert Series: Jake & Elwood Blues Revue at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg, The Sauerkraut German Band at Stubbs Amphitheater, and The Charlie Daniels Band at the Miami County Agricultural Society. Their show may be “the best there’s ever been.”
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear.
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!