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Published: Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 12:50 PM
— It will be New Year’s Eve before you know it.
Many Dayton-area restaurants are taking reservations to ring in 2018 right now, and we’re here to make sure you’re not left out in the cold.
✨ Mudlick Tap House: New Year’s Eve Brunch
Mudlick Tap House gets the party started with a New Year’s Eve “boozy brunch” that includes mimosas and the bar’s epic Bloody Mary Bar.
The menu includes crab hash, sweet potato and kale curried hash, Mudlick Rancheros, crab hash, three egg frittata, Nog Cakes, The Morning After, Elvis’ French Toast and cured Salmon Benedict.
Where: Mudlick Tap House, 135 E. Second St., Dayton
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 31
Cost: Dishes served at brunch vary.
Reservations: (937) 895-4066
✨ Mudlick Tap House: Ringing in the New Year Party
The tavern’s New Year’s party includes a prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu for $55 per person.
First course includes choice of:
• Scallops - Pan-seared sea scallops on butternut squash puree and arugula finished with apple-bacon marmalade and sage oil
• The Board - an array of three cured meats and two
Salad course includes choice of:
• Market Salad — field greens tossed in a creamy feta dressing with hard-boiled egg, sundried tomatoes and bacon
• Tuscan Spinach Salad - field greens tossed in jalapeño honey vinaigrette topped with shaved pecorino, castelvetrano olives and marinated figs
Main course includes choice of:
• Prime Rib — roasted prime rib topped with a dollop horseradish cream. Served over a roasted root veg with arugula, blue cheese, pumpkin seeds and red wine balsamic vinaigrette
• Grilled Swordfish — marinated grilled swordfish over a warm bacon, fingerling potato, and blistered tomato salad.
Dessert includes choice of:
• Mud(lick) Pie
• Chocolate Stout Brownie Crust filled with ANDES mint cream topped with brownie crumble and chocolate ganache.
• House Made Peanut Butter Pie — rich and fluffy with a chocolate ganache on a graham cracker crust
Where: Mudlick Tap House, 135 E. Second St., Dayton
When: Dinner will be served 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 31
Cost: $55 per person
Reservations: (937) 895-4066
✨ New Year’s on the French Riviera at Lily’s
Lily’s Bistro will celebrate the flavors of the French Riviera during its special New Year’s Eve dinner.
The evening includes a champagne toast at midnight and wine and cocktail specials all night. A five-course prix fixe meal will be $59 per person, plus tip and tax.
First course (amuse bouche):
Breakfast radish with roasted garlic, black balsamic and orange zest
Second course, choice of:
• Braised pork shoulder and poblano pepper sopa verde
• Beet-brined octopus ceviche with Kracken Rum marinated pear chips
• Frissee salad with spiced nuts, feta, pomegranate seeds and citrus vinaigrette
Third course, choice of:
• "Gin And Tonic" Oysters on the half-shell with juniper berry, lime and smoked salt
• Housemade rabbit terrine with carrot and fennel, whipped date butter and toast points
• Rosemary ricotta bruschetta with persimmon, cayenne honey and roasted pistachios
Fourth course, choice of:
• Sweet potato gnocchi with sun dried tomato velouté and brussel petals
• Bouillabaisse of scallop, mussel, and cod with rouille and crostini
• Cabernet-braised beef short rib with cauliflower puree and fried leeks
Dessert, choose one:
• Beignets with foie gras
• Valrhona dark chocolate mousse with white chocolate peppermint bark
Where: Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton
When: Reservations will be taken for meals served 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Cost: $59 per person
Info & reservations: (937) 723-7636
✨ American Czechoslovakian Club: New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance
The evening features dinner, dancing and music from the Frank Moravcik Band. Dinner includes roast pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, salad, bread, desserts, beer, wine, soda and coffee.
Where: American Czechoslovokian Club, 922 Valley St, Dayton
When: Dinner from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Dancing is from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.. Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
Cost: $30 dinner and dance; $20 dance-only
Info & reservations: (937) 222-9771
✨ El Meson’s New Year’s Eve Dinner
The expansive menu includes favorite dishes from 2017 and chef specials:
The complete menu can be found here.
Where: El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Dr., West Carrollton
When: 4-9 p.m. Dec. 31. Restaurant closes at 10 p.m.
Cost: Prices vary
Info & reservations: (937) 859-8229
✨ New Year’s Eve at Salar (CANCELLED)
Salar Restaurant and Lounge will feature a special menu that includes Peruvian seafood rice, pork tomahawk, Tierra Y Mar (Surf and Turf) and grilled lobster tail.
Where: Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St., Dayton
When: The kitchen will be open 4-11 p.m. The restaurant’s bar will remain open after the New Year’s Eve countdown and beyond. The menu will be served all New Year’s weekend long.
Cost: Menu items vary.
Info & reservations: (937) 203-3999
Watermark New Year’s Eve
The new restaurant owned by the couple behind Nibbles Catering will serve a delectable six-course meal.
Here’s the menu:
Chef’s Amuse Bouche
Raw Bar Trio: oyster on the half shell with pickled radish, cucumber mignonette, snow crab claw, citrus-vodka cured salmon
Tomato Tart Tatin: tomato confit, caramelized onion, puff pastry, melted mascarpone
Salad: roasted beet, grapefruit, frisee, tarragon mousse, maple vinaigrette
Entree (choice of one):
- Roasted Strip Loin: roated pepper-crustd center cut prime strip loin, with duchess potatoes, bordelaise sauce, duck fat-roasted carrots
- Scallop & Lobster: seared jumbo scallop and petite lobster tail with crawfish roe beurre blanc, parsnip puree, microgreens
Holiday Dessert Trio: bittersweet chocolate ganache torte with candied orange; sweet potato beignet rolled in cinnamon & sugar with salted caramel; brown butter ice cream with gingersnap crumbs
Where: Watermark, 20 First St., Miamisburg
When: Two seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Dec. 31
Cost: $79 per person
Info & reservations: (937) 802-0891 | eatdrinkwatermark.com
Are you a restaurant with a special New Year’s Eve dinner to ring in 2017? Drop us a line and let us know: email@example.com.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 1:42 PM
— There are some palate-popping wine dinners strutting their stuff on this week’s list. Prepare to salivate. A big shout-out to the wine enthusiast who compiles this amazing list and allows us to share it with you. Read, attend, enjoy!
Jay’s Kitchen Door 225 E. Sixth St. in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District, RSVP Events (937) 222-2892 www.jays.com
Jay’s Seafood Restaurant Wine Tasting
Friday, January 19, 4-8 pm
2014 Bouchard Chassagne Montrachet
2015 Erath Dundee Hill Pinot Noir
2011 M. Charlo Tortoniano Barolo
2013 Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Chateau La Chappelle La Misson
Saturday, January 20, 2-6 pm
2016 Vietti Roero Arneis
2014 Ferrari-Carano Siena
2013 Ca Breo Il Borgo
2014 Chateau Monbousquet
Michele Chiarlo Italian Luncheon
Saturday January 27, 12:30 pm
Radicchio e salsiccia - Radicchio and Sausage Barbera D’Asti
Terrina di Melanzanne e Pomodori - Tomato and Eggplant Terrine Nebbiolo
Rigatoni con salsa di anatra e tartufo nero - Rigatoni with duck and a black truffle cream sauce Barbera La Court
Nivole Moscato D’Asti
Jay’s Anniversary Bordeaux Wine Luncheon Saturday, February 17, 12:30 pm
Salad of Haricot Verts and Tomatoes
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Crème Fraiche
Pasta with Poached Shrimp
Lamb with Caviar and Pistachio Puree
Flank Steak with Civraxiu sauce and asparagus
Wines to be announced soon
Arrow Wine and Spirits:
Arrow Far Hills – 2950 Far Hills Ave. Kettering (937) 298-1456 www.arrowwineandspirits.com
Wine: Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 11-5 PM
‘15 Sigillo Apio Fiano
‘15 The Walking Dead Red
‘14 Tapiz Malbec
‘15 Azul y Granza Tempranillo
‘12 Clos de Fous Cab Sauv
‘14 La Vigne Du Roy Chat Du Papes
‘15 Oro Bello Chardonnay
Beer: Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 1-4 PM
Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown
Alaskan Spruce IPA
Warped Wing Hop Phobia
Brew Dog Hazy Jane
Rusty Rail Fools Gold
Arrow Wine & Spirits Centerville – 615 Lyons Rd. Centerville (937) 433-6778 www.arrowwineandspirits.com
Saturday, January 20 11am-5pm
2016 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc
2016 Chateau Lamothe White Bordeaux
2016 Harken Chardonnay
2014 Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera
2012 Renwood Fiddletown Zinfandel
2015 Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc
2014 Robert Craig Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Warre’s Otima 10 Year Tawny Port
Dorothy Lane Markets (DLM)
Dorothy Lane Market Oakwood, The Mezzanine.
Friday, January 19, 4-8pm:
2016 Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino
2015 Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
2016 J. Lohr Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir
2013 Villadoria Bricco Magno Langhe Nebbiolo
2011 Lagarde Garda Red Blend
2015 Justin Justification
DLM Deal: 2015 Centine Toscana
Oyster Happy Hour, Fridays, 4-7pm
Saturday, January 20, 2-6pm:
2014 Mercer Viognier
2015 Saintsbury Carneros Chardonnay
2013 Sartori Amarone
2015 Bear Flag Zinfandel
2016 Angel’s Share Shiraz
2014 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet
DLM Washington Square
Saturday, January 20, 12-5 pm
Jean Milan Grande Reserve Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne
2015 Mateo Correggia Roero Arneis
2014 Havt Lafite “Le Petit” White Bordeaux
2012 Lithos Carneros Pinot Noir
2015 Pesquiers Syrah, France
2014 Tabali Cabernet Franc Reserva Especial, Chile
2015 Jaboulet Thalabert Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France
Plus Sommelier’s Selection
Dorothy Lane Springboro
Friday, January 19th 3 - 7 pm
2010 Gloria Ferrer Anniversary Cuvée
2016 Bulletin Place Chardonnay
2011 Pont Neuf “Gli Zii” Chardonnay
2012 Redhawk Vineyards Pinot Noir
2012 Greg Norman Reserve Shiraz
2011 Lagarde Primeras Vinas Malbec
On Tap: www.dorothylane.com www.untappd.com
Beers: Troeg’s Nugget Nectar
Zaftig Wee Heavy
www.untappd.com Springboro Dorothy Lane Market
Saturday, January 20th 1-5 pm
2010 Soter Brut Rosé
2014 Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Foley Johnson Chardonnay
2013 Hook and Ladder Tillerman Red
2014 Revelry “Range” Grenache/Syrah
2014 Chateau Picque Caillou Bordeaux
2015 Justin “Justification” Red
Zemore’s Wine Cellar & Bistro
4457 W Franklin St
Bellbrook, OH 45305
Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 8:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday & Monday: Closed
2015 Casanzo Vermentino/Italy
2016 Mason Sauvignon Blanc/California
2015 Dao Chardonnay/California
2014 Lamadrid Malbec/Argentina
2015 Porta Regia Monastrell/Spain
2014 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon/California
The Wine Gallery 5 West Monument Ave Dayton Ohio 45402 (937)224-9463 www.thewinegalleryandcafe.com
Weekly tastings on Wednesday nights
Deaf Monty’s Wine at Inn Port D’Vino
22 Brown Street in the Oregon District, 937-225-9463 www.daytonwinebar.com
Open 4-8pm Monday through Saturday
This week’s wines:
Castelfeder “Glener” Pinot Nero
Hey Mambo Sultry Red
Rio Maggio Rosso Piceno
Gentleman’s Collection #2 Red Blend
Tobin James Chardonnay
Trappolini Est! Est!! Est!!!
Mia Rosa Moscato
Warres LBV Port
“The Wine Cellar In Osaka”
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
2476 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek
Facebook: “The Wine Cellar In Osaka”
Friday Night Flights!!! Jan 19, 2018 (5-8pm)
2015 Ryan Patrick Riesling
2014 Planet Oregon Chardonnay
2014 Rickshaw Pinot Noir
2014 Runquist “1448” Red Blend
2014 Vigilance Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Cigar Zinfandel
Wine Dinner Alert!!!
Michael Freeman is back!
Thursday Feb 8, 2018 6:30pm
Seating is limited. Reservations required.
More details to come…
518 Miamisburg Centerville Rd
Wine Tasting Saturday Jan 20, 1-6pm
Barboursville Vineyards, Vermentino (VA)
Yves Boyer-Martenot, Bourgogne Blanc (FR)
Hunky Dory, Tangle White Blend (NZ)
Domaine de Noire, Soif de tendresse, Chinon (FR)
La Serra, Chianti (IT)
Domaine La Bouissiere, Vayqueyras (FR)
Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill 8268 N Main St. Clayton, OH 937.890.0300 www.RaysWineSpiritsGrill.com
Saturday, Jan. 20th 3-6pm
2014 Bonterra Viognier (organic)
2012 Fittings Grenache
2015 Amancaya Red Blend
2016 Columbia “Borne of Fire” Cabernet Sauvignon
14 Hands Riesling
Cucina Mista Moscato
Cucina Mista Rosso
Culitos Sweet Merlot
Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 6-9pm
Platform Beer Tap Takeover
Thunder Precipitator Doppelbock
Belly Button Window Altbier
Twisted Chocolate American Pale Ale
Becky Blueberry Cider
Wednesday, Jan 24th 5-8pm
Canale Rose’ de Pinot Noir
Legado Barrel Select Red Blend
Canale Intimo Red Blend
Legado Cabernet Sauvignon
Quara Estate Malbec
sweet wines TBD
Michael K. Parks Carvers Steaks & Chops
1535 Miamisburg-Centreville Road
Centerville, OH 45459
P: (937) 433-7099
Robert Craig Winery
with Guest Speaker
Tuesday, January 30th 6:30pm
Explore Robert Craig Winery
First Course : Lobster Bisque Served in a Charred Bread Bowl
Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay
Second Course: Wild Boar Osso Buco
Napa Valley Estate Cabernet
Third Course: Assorted Nuts, Fruits & Cheeses
Affinity Cabernet Sauvignon
Fourth Course: Sliced Tomahawk Ribeye Roasted with Garlic & Thyme Butter Served in 8oz portions
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon & Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Dessert: Carvers’ Baked Alaska
Gramona Brut Cava
Rumbleseat Wine 5853 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, Ohio (937) 938-9801
Matt Scholp Friday Jan 19, 7-9 p.m.
A Taste of Wine - 90 S Main St. Miamisburg, Ohio http://www.atasteofwine.org
70/75 Friday Jan 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Eldorado Brown Saturday Jan 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The list of wines available to taste changes frequently. “stop in and see what we have open today”
Kroger Centerville Market Place RSVP 937-435-8210
Beer Tasting Wednesday 4pm to 9pm,
Friday and Saturday 1pm to 9pm,
Sunday 11am to 6pm
Zinks Meats and Fine Wines 409 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (937) 435-4980
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:59 AM
How does one start to describe all that Mick contributed to our community and culture? It’s an impossible task. The thing I admired most about him was his single minded determination to bring original music to Dayton. In a time when cover bands dominated the bar scene, Mick wanted his own club, so original musicians had a voice. At Canal St, Mick got to perform his own music, and along the way, inspired countless others to do the same. His tenacity, enthusiasm for all types of music, and many personal sacrifices, helped produce a vibrant Dayton music scene, that is renowned to this day. He leaves behind a legacy that will not soon be forgotten.
More than that, Mick was a true friend, and even father figure, to many. All the music lovers in this town owe him a enormous debt of gratitude for everything he gave us. Thank you, Mick, for the memories, your friendship, and of course, the music. We love you! This weekend, when you’re out seeing live music, please raise a glass to his memory.
> To read more about Mick Montgomery, click here.
Friday January 19th
Friday night you can catch Trey Stone & The Ringers , a full-bodied super group of well known Dayton musicians. They are back at one of their favorite stomping grounds: the Trolley Stop. You’re in for a treat with three full sets of piano-fueled rock’n’roll! Show starts at 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
You can catch some early tunes after work on Friday at Oregon Express with Dave Greer Jazz Band for Happy Hour. Late night Barstool Brown, Viceroy Kings, and Next to Nowhere will get the place rockin’! Late show starts at 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+
Excited to check out a couple up-and-coming acts from Cincinnati , The Lovers and Freedom Nicole Moore, both performing at Hannah’s on Friday night. They mix soulful vocals with indie and Americana rock stylings, and singer-songwriter influences. Local musician Tony Herdman kicks off the evening. Doors 9pm. No cover. 21+
Two new acts on my radar are performing at South Park Tavern on Friday night: Salt Orchard and Adele Backus. Always enjoy a cozy night at SPT, so checkout some new music while you’re at it! Show from 10pm – 1am.
Every Friday, exclusively at Watermark restaurant in Miamisburg, Kevin Dumont and Jeon McConnell perform sultry sounds of the saxophone. Looking for a fantastic date night? This is it! Enjoy some top notch cuisine, along with great music from 8:30-10:30pm.
Oscar’s Bar is offering a sizzling night of live original electronica to Vandalia, featuring the musical trifecta, Echo Mecca, Goodnight Goodnight and Curse of Cassandra ! This is truly a line-up not to be missed! 9pm – 12am. $5 cover.
Saturday January 20th
Saturday is when the Dayton music community collectively celebrates the life of Mick Montgomery. A drop in service will be held from 1-4pm at Tobias Funeral Home at 3970 Dayton Xenia Rd in Beavercreek. Afterwards, at 6pm, his family and friends will gather at The Brightside Event and Music Venue (905 E 3rd St. Dayton, OH) to throw a proper Hootenanny in his honor.
The Hootenanny is a free event that is open to anyone interested in celebrating Mick’s life. It’s a family style pot luck, so please bring some kind of dish, desert or snack to share. There is a cash bar (no outside alcohol, please). Non-alcoholic beverages are available as well. Anyone interested in signing up to play a song at the Hootenanny will sign up when they arrive to the event space. Children are welcome earlier in the evening. The event will run until 2am. Parking information is posted on the event page here.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to support the Dayton music community and the folks at Bright Side: https://www.youcaring.com/thebrightsidemusiceventvenue-934275 or at the venue itself. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com
We can’t predict these type of losses, so naturally many other shows were already booked for Saturday night. Mick would have wanted everyone to keep playing their music and so we shall! Over at Blind Bob’s you can catch Nightbeast, Jack O’Shea (guitarist of Bayside from NY) , and RIND. This is going to be a rockin’ party night that will be fun, fun, fun! Love these bands! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+
North of town, don’t miss the ferocious band Tiger Sex , along with Filthy Lowdown, Negative Protein and Fuzzmuck at Oscar’s Bar in Vandalia. It promises to be “loud, live and raw” in there! 9pm. $5 at the door. 21+.
Grateful Dead fans, don’t miss the very talented tribute act Arrows of Neon at One Eyed Jacks. These guys always put a smile on my face! Two full sets start at 10pm. No cover!
Also in Miamisburg, don’t forget about the live jazz most days of the week at Blue Note Bistro & Lounge . Check their site for their full schedule, which features early set times, so it works great as a date night!
As always, thank you for supporting live music!
Your Dayton Music Insider,
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10:40 AM
— Two of the greatest rock bands are teaming up for a massive co-headlining North American tour composed of both stadium and arena concerts.
Def Leppard and Journey are hitting road in May, and their tour includes some stops close to home including Monday, May 28 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and Wednesday, May 30 in Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena and Wednesday, Aug. 22 in Columbus at the Schottenstein Center.
The tour will feature complete sets and all-new production from both bands, and an arsenal of their hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Lights,” “Photograph,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Rock of Ages” and “Faithfully.”
Tickets for the show in Cincinnati go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. through LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the U.S. Bank Arena box office and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
The 58-city tour will hit 10 stadiums — Toronto’s Rogers Centre; Atlanta’s Sun Trust Park; Detroit’s Comerica Park; Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Denver’s Coors Field; Minneapolis’ Target Field; Boston’s Fenway Park; St. Louis’ Busch Stadium; San Francisco’s AT&T Park; and San Diego’s Petco Park — as well as world-famous arenas, such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California. A full list of tour dates can be found at Live Nation.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— 1) DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is exploring music from Brahms to Bernstein this weekend at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton. Mezzo-soprano Layna Chianakas joins the orchestra for “Brahms: First and Foremost,” a Masterworks Series concert, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20. Cost: $8-$64.30.
The DPO is back at the Schuster Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, for “Jeremiah: Fire in the Heart.” The Classical Connections Series concert features compositions by Leonard Bernstein. Cost: $8-$43.
The Sunday concert, which features Bernstein’s “Candide Overture” and “Symphony No 1, Jeremiah,” is followed by a casual Q&A and ice cream social. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.
2) “STELLA AND LOU”
After the death of a friend, a widowed bar owner strikes up a life-changing conversation with a female regular in his Philadelphia tavern. That’s the setup for playwright Bruce Graham’s “Stella and Lou,” Dayton Theatre Guild’s production of the 2013 comedic drama is directed by Gary Thompson. “Stella and Lou,” opening at the Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, on Friday, Jan. 19, is presented weekends through Feb. 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday opening weekend, and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday the following weekends. Cost: $20 adults, $18 seniors and $13 students. Call 937-278-5993 or visit www.daytontheatreguild.org.
3) WORLD OF WONDER
In addition to two different concerts this weekend, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is once again joining with Dayton Performing Arts Alliance partners Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera for a diverse afternoon of entertainment. The Family Series program, “World of Wonder: Explore the Ballet, Opera and Orchestra,” is presented at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Audience members are invited backstage at 1:30 p.m. for a pre-concert, behind-the-scenes look at the participating groups. Cost: $14-$22. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.
4) “BEEHIVE: THE SIXTIES MUSICAL”
As its name suggests, “Beehive: The Sixties Musical,” is filled with memorable hits by female singers from that decade’s hit parade. Larry Gallagher’s jukebox musical concerns a rising vocal quartet and features songs made popular by Aretha Franklin, Brenda Lee and other vocalists. Tina McPhearson directs the local production of this show, which opens at Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, on Friday, Jan. 19. “Beehive: The Sixties Musical” is presented weekends through Feb. 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $16, $18. Call 937-424-8477 or visit www.daytonplayhouse.org.
5) SHIMASAKI SISTERS
Violin-playing siblings Mariko and Kanako Shimasaki have been thrilling audiences since they were grade school students in Springfield. Today, they are building a growing national following. The Shimasaki Sisters join the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at Clark State Performing Arts Center, Kuss Auditorium, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. The program, “NightLights II,” features pieces such as “Don Quixote” by Georg Philipp Telemann and Astor Piazzola’s “Four Seasons in Buenos Aires.” Cost: $30-$56 adults, $18 and $23 students. Call 937-328-3874 or visit https://pac.clarkstate.edu.
6) DONNELL RAWLINGS
Donnell Rawlings broke through to mainstream comedy fans as a cast member on “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central. However, the Washington, D.C., native is an actor-comedian with a lengthy creative resume that also includes television roles on “The Wire” and “The Corner” and serving as the judge on the series, “Guy Court.” Rawlings is performing at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20. Show times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Cost: $20-$50. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit www.daytonfunnybone.com.
7) CHRISTOPHER BURK LANDSCAPES
The new show, “Christopher Burk: Illuminating the Everyday,” features landscape paintings of frequently overlooked urban environments by the Columbus-based artist. The exhibition opens at the Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, on Saturday, Jan. 20. “Illuminating the Everyday” is on display through July 1. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5 non-members, free for museum members and children younger than 17. Call 937-325-4673 or visit www.springfieldart.net.
8) RV SUPER SHOW
More than 150 makes and models will be on display when the Cincinnati-Dayton RV Super Show is presented at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 25 through 28. Show hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Attendees will be able to tour RVs, attend seminars and take advantage of special factory rebates, financing and on-the-sport loan approval. Cost: $10 adults, free children under 12. Visit www.daytonrvshow.com.
9) FUNERAL MOON
Dayton rockers Funeral Moon share an affinity for heavy riffs and pummeling rhythms with its namesake from Australia but don’t confuse this crew with the band from Down Under. The local metal act celebrates the release of its debut album at Rockstar Pro Arena, 1106 E. Third St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. Special guests Vehemian, Retreat Hell, Close the Hatch and Bundy and the Spins will also perform. Cost: $10 in advance. Visit www.rockstarproarena.net.
10) HEYWOOD BANKS
The origins of musical comedian Heywood Banks are sketchy. There are tall tales about being born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, a grisly restaurant accident and a dreaded case of Spamnesia brought on by a rancid can of lunchmeat. None of those claims can be substantiated, but it’s clear he is a performer with a distinctive personal style, a unique world view and a songbook bursting with off-kilter songs like “Toast” and “Big Butter Jesus.” Banks returns to Wiley’s Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St., Dayton, on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20. Show times are 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Cost: $20. Call 937-224-5653 or visit www.wileyscomedy.com.