Are you a fan of the strange, weird or bizarre? Then this Columbus event is a MUST-SEE

Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Shane and Cherish Harrell Brooks opened their shop The Secret Chamber House of Oddities and Art at 17 W. Main St. in Fairborn in just time for Halloween 2017.  Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Shane and Cherish Harrell Brooks opened their shop The Secret Chamber House of Oddities and Art at 17 W. Main St. in Fairborn in just time for Halloween 2017. Photo: Amelia Robinson(Photo: Amelia Robinson)

If you’re a fan of the strange and unusual, this event is worth the drive. 

>> PHOTOS: Look inside The Secret Chamber House of Oddities and Art in Fairborn

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus.

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It runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to all ages. Admission is $10.

Vendors will be selling and showing all kinds of odd items, including taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, odd jewelry, unusual art, bones, curiosities and “all-around creepy, strange and bizarre items.” 

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Want to go?

WHAT: The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018

WHERE: Lausche Building at Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus

COST: $10 entry; kids ages 12 and under are free

INFO: Facebook event

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Wine tastings and special dinners from one end of Dayton to the other

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 3:25 PM

            The Wine Gallery in downtown Dayton. Photo from Wine Gallery Facebook page
The Wine Gallery in downtown Dayton. Photo from Wine Gallery Facebook page

We’re blessed to have not only the Jay’s anniversary luncheon this Saturday, Feb. 17, but two MORE wine dinners coming up later in the month, at Ollie’s Place (their first!) and at Carrabba’s Italian Grill (and no, they’re NOT on the same night!) What glorious opportunities to explore the delightful mysteries of food and wine pairings! And a mighty thank-you to the Dayton-based wine enthusiast who puts together this amazing tastings list and allows us to copy and paste it here. Cheers!

ALSO NEW TODAY: Calling whiskey connoisseurs: Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Night is back

Jay’s Kitchen Door 225 E. Sixth St. in Dayton’s Oregon Historic District, RSVP Events (937) 222-2892

Jay’s Seafood Restaurant Wine Tasting

Friday, February 16, 4-8 pm

2015 Château d’Anice Graves Blanc

2015 Tour de Tour

2015 Andre Brunel Chateauneuf du Pape

2014 Chateau D’Issan

2014 La Chapelle De La Mission Haut Brion

Saturday, February 17, 12-6

NV Stradivarius Champagne

2014 Clarendelle Medoc

2014 Quintus Saint Emilon

2013 Le Dragon de Quintus

Jay’s Anniversary Bordeaux Wine Luncheon - $65 Saturday, February 17, 12:30 pm

Salad of Haricot Verts and Tomatoes

Bellechasse Blanc

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Crème Fraiche

Clarendelle Rose

Pasta with Poached Shrimp

G de Guiraud

Lamb with Caviar and Pistachio Puree

Clarendelle Haut Medoc

Flank Steak with Civraxiu sauce and asparagus

Quintus St Emilion


Coutet Sauterne


Arrow Wine and Spirits:

Arrow Far Hills – 2950 Far Hills Ave. Kettering (937) 298-1456


Saturday, February 17, 2018 11-5 PM

‘16 Anne Amie Pinot Gris

‘13 Neyers Chardonnay

‘15 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir

‘15 Domaine de Couron Dotes Du Rhone

‘15 Centine Toscana

Clos De Los Siete


Saturday, February 17, 2018 1-4 PM

Great Lakes Hop Madness

Nowhere In Particular Bath 017

Braxton/Graeters Collab

Oddside Sinister Vertigo

Coronado North Island


Arrow Wine & Spirits Centerville – 615 Lyons Rd. Centerville (937) 433-6778

Beer Tasting Friday, February 16, - 5pm to 7pm

Madtree Brewing with Brewery Rep. Jacob Stratton

Rubus Cacao - Stout w/cacao nibs and Raspberrys

Loona Lux - WHite IPA

Joon - Ale aged in GIn Barrels w/ Juniper Berrys

Levanta Obscura - Brown Ale aged in oak w/cherries

Unhappy Amber - Imperial Amber ale

$1 a Taste

Wine Tasting Saturday, February 17, 11am-5pm

2016 Foris Pinot Gris

2015 Frank Family Chardonnay

2016 Domaine Courtois Cotes du Rhone

2014 Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel

2016 Runquist Barbera

2014 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Ruby Dolce Malvasia


Dorothy Lane Markets (DLM)

Dorothy Lane Market Oakwood, The Mezzanine.

Friday, February 16, 4-8pm:

2016 Minini Pinot Grigio

2017 Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence

2014 Willakenzie Gisélle Pinot Noir

2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

2014 Murrieta’s Well “The Spur” Red

2014 Franciscan Magnificat

DLM Deal: 2016 Minini Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Oyster Happy Hour, Fridays, 4-7pm

Saturday, February 17, 2-6pm:

Wines: TBD

On Tap:


DLM Washington Square

Saturday, February 17 2018 12-5 PM

2016 Chateau Lamothe Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, France

2016 Imagery Chardonnay, California

2015 Pietra Luna Nrgramaora del Salento, Italy

2017 Samuel Wynn “Dice with Destiny” Red Blend, Australia

2014 Baer Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington

2010 Obalo 2010 Rioja Reserva, Spain

On Tap:


Dorothy Lane Springboro

Friday, February 16th , 3 - 7 pm

Guyot Choppin Champagne

2013 Fiddlehead Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Carneros Highway Chardonnay

2016 Populis Wabi-Sabi Red

2015 Scullflower Red

2016 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon

Bonus Bottle

On Tap:


Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout

Homestaed Snake Oil Pale Ale

Saturday, February 17th 1-5 pm

Cave de Bissey Cremant de Bourgogne

2015 Chehalem Pinot Gris

2012 Scherrer Chardonnay

2013 Chateau L’Argentier Languedoc Rouge

2014 Lamadrid Cabernet Franc

2014 De Fonbel Saint Emilion Grand Cru

2013 Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon


Zemore’s Wine Cellar & Bistro

4457 W Franklin St

Bellbrook, OH 45305

(937) 848-1155

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 8:30 PM Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00 PM Sunday & Monday: Closed

Zemore’s Featured Wines February 9-15

2016 Trivento ‘White Orchid’ White Blend/Argentina

2016 D’Orsario Pinot Grigio/Italy

2015 Complicated Chardonnay/California

2015 Randall Monroe Pinot Noir/California

2014 Motto Gungho Red Blend/California

2013 Marlo Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon/California

Zemore’s Featured Wines February 16-22

2015 Zu Eins Gewurztraminer/Germany

2016 Brooks Winery Pinot Blanc/Oregon

Chardonnay: Different Place/Different Taste

2015 Haden Fig/Oregon

2015 Dao/Paso Robles/CA

2015 Novellum/France

2016 Folie a Deux/Russian River/CA

2014 Mia Chira Chianti/Italy

2016 Lanzur Shiraz/Chile

2015 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon/California


The Wine Gallery 5 West Monument Ave Dayton Ohio 45402 (937)224-9463

Wednesday Night Tasting from 5:30pm to 8:30pm


Deaf Monty’s Wine at Inn Port D’Vino

22 Brown Street in the Oregon District, 937-225-9463

Open 4-8pm Monday through Saturday

This week’s wines:

Frontonio Microcosmico Garnacha

Rabble Red

Scarlet of Paris Pinot Noir

Castello di Farnetella Chianti

Legado Cabernet Sauvignon

Gentleman’s Collection #2 Red Blend

Double T Chardonnay

Disruption Riesling

Mutt Lynch Unleashed

Mia Rosa Moscato

Warres LBV Port


“The Wine Cellar In Osaka”

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

2476 Commons Blvd, Beavercreek


Facebook: “The Wine Cellar In Osaka”

Wine Tastings every Wednesday and Friday 5-8pm

Starting in March we will be adding every Saturday 5-8pm

Friday Night Flights! Feb 16, 2018 (5-8 pm)

2015 Richter Riesling

2016 Three Pears Pinot Grigio

2015 Dona Javiera Carmenere

2013 Danese Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

2015 Predator Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 B.R.Cohn Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Stop in!


Ollie’s Place

518 Miamisburg Centerville Rd

(937) 723-8998

Wine Tasting Saturday, February 17, 1-6pm

NV Maurice Bonnamy Cremant De Loire (FR)

2015 Gini Soave Classico (IT)

2015 Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran Chardonnay (FR)

2015 Paul Jaboulet Aine Les Jalets Crozes-Hermitage (FR)

2012 Clos De Gamot Cahors (FR)

2014 Brancaia Tre (IT)

Ollie’s Place Wine Dinner - February 28, 6:30pm

Cost is $60pp + tax/gratuity

Please contact Ollie’s Place restaurant to prepay and reserve your spot. Limited to 35 attendees.

Please check Ollie’s Place Facebook page for menu and wine pairings to be announced.


Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill 8268 N Main St. Clayton, OH 937.890.0300

Saturday, Feb 17th 3-6pm

2015 Egeo Rueda Verdejo

2014 Terra d’Oro Home Vineyard Zinfandel

2013 Pillitteri Estates Cabernet Franc

2014 Recanati Cabernet Sauvignon

Leelanau Cellars Winter White

Mon Ami Catawba

Mele’ Ulapalakua Red

Robertson Sweet Red Blend

Wednesday, Feb 21st 5-8pm

2015 Gagliardo Fallegro Favorita

2015 Mettler Epicenter Old Vine Zinfandel

2012 Zaca Mesa Z Cuvee

2016 Trivento Malbec Reserve

2014 Sean Minor Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Pizzolato Moscato (organic)

Norton Late Harvest Sweet Rose’

Valley Vineyards Raspberry

Cresta Bella California Port


Zink’s Meats and Fine Wines 409 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, (937) 435-4980

Feeling the Love at Zinks this week, a fabulous week ahead.

The Vineyard House Tasting will be on Feb 24th at 4:00, please make reservation we can on seat 16!

Wine with the Milos 7-10 p.m. 1st and 3rd Friday of the month with a new flight of wine each week!


Miami Valley Wine & Spirits

943 W. Main St. Tipp City, OH, 45371 - 937-667-3614 -

Saturday February 17th, From 4-7pm

Cost of the tasting = $10.00

Featured Wines

Stella Rosa Stella Bianco - $10.99

Terlato Pinot Grigio - $18.99 was $29.99

Castello di Farnetella Chianti - $11.99 was $17.99

Felsina Chianti Classico - $19.99 was $26.99

Fattori Valpolicella Ripasso – $26.99 was $34.99

Limited quantities on some of these wines!

We would like to thank you for your patronage,

And look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Please follow us on Facebook


Michael K. Parks Carvers Steaks & Chops

1535 Miamisburg-Centreville Road

Centerville, OH 45459

P: (937) 433-7099


Rumbleseat Wine 5853 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, Ohio (937) 938-9801

The list of wines available to taste changes frequently. “stop in and see what we have open today”

Matt Scholp Friday February 16, 7-9 p.m.


A Taste of Wine - 90 S Main St. Miamisburg, Ohio

70/75 Friday February 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Mind Reels Saturday February 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

The list of wines available to taste changes frequently. “stop in and see what we have open today”


Carrabba’s Italian Grill - 900 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Washington Township, OH - 937-438-9690

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM Reservations required

Carrabba’s Wine Dinner - Wine Dinner February 2018 - Online Reservations

Four-Course Wine Dinner Experience featuring wines from Stemmari Vineyards for just $50 per person.

4-Course Menu includes


Riondo Prosecco


Stemmari Dalila, Sicily


9oz filet wood-grilled and prepared with our signature grill baste, olive oil and herbs. Topped with mushrooms and our Lombardo Marsala wine sauce. Served with sautéed broccoli

Stemmari Cantodoro, Sicily


Tiramisú Martini


Kroger Centerville Market Place RSVP 937-435-8210

Beer Tasting Wednesday 4pm to 9pm,

Friday and Saturday 1pm to 9pm,

Sunday 11am to 6pm


The Winery at Versailles 6572 State Route 47 Versailles, OH 45380



Jungle Jim’s 1.513.674.6000

For wine event information, call 513 674-6000, wait for the voice prompt, press 1, then press 6165 for assistance.

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Top 10 things to do this week in Dayton

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 12:47 PM

The 2013 piece Greene Recycling Destructors VIII by Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine is among the work featured in the touring exhibition, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, which is on display at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, February 17 through May 13. CONTRIBUTED
The 2013 piece Greene Recycling Destructors VIII by Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine is among the work featured in the touring exhibition, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, which is on display at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, February 17 through May 13. CONTRIBUTED

Here are some of the best options for a little fun this week:

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For the touring exhibition, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” curator Meher McArthur has put together a diverse selection of work showcasing the wide variety of options available in the art form. The show, organized by International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C., opens at Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, on Saturday, Feb. 17.

“Above the Fold” is on display through May 13. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Member preview days are Feb. 15 and 16. A member reception will be held on Feb. 22.

Cost: $14 adults, $11 seniors, students, groups and active military, $6 youth 7-17 and free members and children 6 and younger. Call 937-223-5277 or visit

>> Sneak peek inside Dayton Art Institute’s new origami exhibit

Robert Lang s Pentasia is among the work featured in the touring exhibition, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, which is on display at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, February 17 through May 13. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


The latest automotive innovations will be on display when the 2018 Dayton Auto Show is presented at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through 25. The annual show, presented by the Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association, features attractions such as the Toyota Drive Center, the Fiat-Chrysler Ride & Drive Experience and the Wild Hearts Mobile Teaching Zoo. Dayton Auto Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $8 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children 9 and younger and military with ID. Call 937-333-4072 or visit

>> Dayton Auto Show a cause for celebration

The Dayton Auto Show at the Dayton Convention Center Feb. 22-25 will include cars from Alpha-Romeo to Volvo. Shoppers can use such shows as a one-stop fact-finding mission for their next car purchase. They can ask questions of the experts at the displays, get hands-on exploring the vehicles, and sometimes even take a test drive. TY GREENLEES/STAFF(Edmunds)


Les Frères Méduses has been building quite a buzz in the United States and Europe since emerging in 2008. The guitar duo of Benoît Albert and Randall Avers, who first worked together at the Paris Conservatory in the late 1990s, mixes Balkan folk music and classical with an emphasis on both composition and improvisation. Les Frères Méduses performs in the University of Dayton’s Sears Recital Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Cost: Free. Call 937-229-3936 or visit

Beno t Albert (left) and Randall Avers, who first worked together at the Paris Conservatory in the late 1990s, present their guitar duo Les Fr res M duses in concert in the University of Dayton s Sears Recital Hall on Sunday, Feb. 18. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


Cleveland native Tammy Pescatelli graduated from Kent State University with a degree in fashion design but she has spent her life doing comedy gigs rather than attending runway shows. Shortly after graduation, on a dare from her brother, she did an open mike night and was hooked by stand-up comedy. Pescatelli, who has been doing comedy fulltime since 1994, returns to town for a run at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, The Greene, 88 Plum St., Beavercreek, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16 through 18. Show times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $17-$49.80 Friday and Saturday, $15-$47.80 Sunday. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit

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Hairless Hare Brewing Company, Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering, Warped Wing Brewing Company and Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering are just some of local companies participating in Beer & Brewing with a Taste of Aullwood. The food and beer event is presented in the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Music will be provided by the Simpson-Haas Duo. Cost: $40. Reservations are required. Call 937-890-7360 or visit


After a three-year hiatus, Dave Dugan returns to the familiar stages at Wiley’s Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St., Dayton, where he’s performing Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. Dugan, who is celebrating his 35th year as a stand-up comic in 2018, hasn’t been idle since his last trip to the Gem City. His schedule is full with club dates, corporate shows and motivational speaking gigs. In January, Dugan raised money for Cancer Support Community Central Indiana by setting a record for making the most roundabout trips at the Jackson Circle-Horseferry Road intersection in Carmel, Ind. Show times 8 Friday and 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $10. Call 937-224-5653 or visit

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Comedian Dave Dugan, who recently raised money for Cancer Support Community Central Indiana by setting a record for driving the most roundabout trips in the town of Carmel, performs at Wiley s Comedy Joint in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


New work by Dayton-based artists Amy Kollar Anderson and Kate Huser Santucci are the focus of the new exhibition, “Stratum.” The REACH Across Dayton collaborative show opens at Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. “Stratum” is on display at DVAC through March 24. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 937-224-3822 or visit


Growing up in southwest England, Bertie Gregory spent as much time as possible mucking about in nature. As an adult, he found a way to turn his childhood proclivities into an exciting career choice. The celebrated nature photographer will share examples of his work along with stories from his adventures during “Bertie Gregory: Wild Life.” The Victoria Theatre Association’s National Geographic Live Series presents the program at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18 and 19. Program times are 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

Victoria Theatre Association s National Geographic Live Series presents Bertie Gregory: Wild Life at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18 and 19. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


The next generation of blues players will displaying their skills when the Dayton Blues Society presents its Youth Showcase at W.O. Wright’s, 3979 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Beavercreek, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. That evening, local guitarists such as Kellen Williams, Joe Tellmann and Moses Mabarak will be sharing the stage with talented young blues players from Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and other states. Cost: Free but donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit the Pinetop Perkins Foundation in Clarksdale, Miss., which works with youth and aging musicians. Visit


If you need a little enticement to get out of the house for some midweek exercise why not reward yourself with a program that features yoga followed by a glass of wine. The Citilites Unwind Series presents another installment of Wine and Yoga in the Schuster Center’s Wintergarden, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. All levels are welcome but you must be 21 or older to participate in the wine tasting. Please bring your own mat. Cost: $20 includes gentle yoga practice and a glass of wine at the end. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

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Your guide to St. Patrick’s Day events in Dayton

Published: Thursday, March 10, 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

031310 (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) WEST PALM BEACH -- Bill Knapp, of Lake Worth, sports green attire to celebrate at Irish Fest. Knapp has been dressing in all green for the St. Patrick's Day events for twenty years. SCR 2655
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031310 (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) WEST PALM BEACH -- Bill Knapp, of Lake Worth, sports green attire to celebrate at Irish Fest. Knapp has been dressing in all green for the St. Patrick's Day events for twenty years. SCR 2655(Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

If you ever wondered what exactly you should be doing this St. Patrick's Day, you've got your work cut out for you. If one thing’s for certain, Dayton doesn’t take St. Patrick’s Day lightly. 

>> QUIZ: What should you drink on St. Patty’s Day?
Here are the events we know of so far, laid out all nice and neat for you. We’ll be continuously updating the list as the big day gets closer, so stay tuned.  If there are any events we missed, email and we’ll add it to the list! 

>> PHOTOS: Our favorite photos from St. Patricks Day 2017

St. Patrick's Day at Dublin Pub

>> PHOTOS: St. Patrick’s Day in the Oregon District 2017

Harrigan’s St. Patrick’s Day Charity 5K 

It’s a St. Patrick's tradition for a great cause. Proceeds go toward helping support local charities such as the Alzheimer's Association, United Rehabilitation Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and South Community, Inc. 

WHEN: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, March 10 

WHERE: Harrigan’s Tavern, 4070 Marshall Rd., Kettering 

INFO: Facebook

>> Troll Pub wants to open by St. Patricks Day

Brown Street Shamrock Shuffle Pub Crawl 

This event kicks off Wednesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. Wristbands grant you access to most bars with live DJs along with Miller Lite specials at Milano’s, Flanagan’s Pub, The Fieldhouse, Romer’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Only 200 shirts will be ordered this year, so hurry to get yours while you can! Registration is only $5 during the entire month of February. 

WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Wednesday, March 14 

WHERE: Brown Street, 1834 Brown St., Dayton (Milano’s address for reference) 

INFO: Facebook

St. Patrick's Day at Flanagan's Pub

> PHOTOS: Morning fun at Dublin Pub’s St. Pat’s Day 2017

Ithika Rocks St. Patrock’s Day 

Nothing shy of perfection here. Join this all-encompassing Irish party with live bands, beer, Irish dance and food. Live entertainment from your favorite WTUE and ALT 103.9 personalities along with the Ithika, Dulahan and other great musical acts. 

WHEN: 8:15 p.m.- 11 p.m., Saturday, March 17 

WHERE: Flanagan’s Pub, 101 E Stewart St, Dayton 

INFO: Facebook

Jim Bucher captured the moment a couple was engaged on Dublin Pub's St. Patrick's Day stage on Thursday, March, 18 2016.


A Mardi Gras celebration to benefit the Artemis Center, Dayton’s domestic violence resource agency. The evening begins with cocktail hour including two complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a cash bar. Cocktail attire is recommended, and Mardi Gras masks and hats encouraged.

“Founded by a small group of women, often working without pay, Artemis was to provide services beyond the traditional housing and safety offered by shelters,” according to its website.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.- 11 p.m. Saturday, March 10 

WHERE: Sinclair Ponitz Center, 444 West Third St., Dayton 


>> PHOTOS: St. Pat’s 2017 lunch crowd at Flanagan’s Pub 


The ever-popular Miami Valley Pipes and Drums bagpipe band will be making a stop at Beef O’ Brady’s during Saturday afternoon as a part of their Dayton-area St. Patrick’s Day tour. More details about Beef O’ Brady’s St. Patrick’s Day specials are coming soon, but it’s no secret that this place knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day right. 

WHEN: Bagpipe band will be at restaurant from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 

WHERE: Beef O’ Brady’s, 3347 Seajay Dr., Beavercreek 

INFO: Facebook

What a night it was at Flanagan’s Pub! Shenanigan paid them a visit and made some new friends on St. Patrick’s Day.  (SOURCE: Kamron Taylor. Staff Writer)

>> PHOTOS: St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Pub at the Greene


McKinley’s will be open bright and early at 7 a.m. and continue the party until 2 a.m. the next morning. This themed event will have lots of beer, green beer and shot specials. 

WHEN: 7 a.m. Saturday, March 17 through 2 a.m. Sunday, March 18 

WHERE: McKinley’s Pub, 5120 Pleasant Ave., Fairfield 

INFO: Facebook

What a night it was at Flanagan’s Pub! Shenanigan paid them a visit and made some new friends on St. Patrick’s Day.  (SOURCE: Kamron Taylor. Staff Writer)

>> PHOTOS: The best-dressed of St. Patrick’s Day 2016

Live Music At Blind Bob’s 

You can shamROCK the night away at Blind Bob’s as you jam out to the Red Hot Rebellion and the 500 Miles to Memphis band.

 WHEN: 10 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday, March 17

 WHERE: Blind Bob’s Bar, 430 E. 5th St., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook

What a night it was at Flanagan’s Pub! Shenanigan paid them a visit and made some new friends on St. Patrick’s Day.  (SOURCE: Kamron Taylor. Staff Writer)

Get a Handle On St. Patrick’s Day At Crooked Handle Brewing Co. 

St. Patty's Day is just around the corner, and CHBC has been working hard to make 2018 a memorable one. There will be green beer, Irish Red Ale flowing from the taps, green jello shots and specials on Jameson and Tully. Limited edition green CHBC t shirts will be available and the night will be capped off with Live music from Kenny Floyd. 

WHEN: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, March 17 

WHERE: Crooked Handle Brewing Co., 760 N. Main St., Springboro 

INFO: Facebook

What a night it was at Flanagan’s Pub! Shenanigan paid them a visit and made some new friends on St. Patrick’s Day.  (SOURCE: Kamron Taylor. Staff Writer)

St. Patrick’s Day At The Dublin Pub

One of Dayton’ biggest St. Patrick’s Day bashes, the party starts on March 16 at the Dublin Pub at 8 p.m. when the tent opens for the pre-show and a live band (TBA). The official beginning of the 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration kicks-off at 5:30 a.m. on March 17, where the first 100 people will get a free T-shirt. 

WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, March 16 through 3 a.m. Sunday March 18 

WHERE: Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook

St. Patty’s Day 2-Day Party at The Irish Club of Dayton 

For no cover charge at all, you can experience two whole days of one of Dayton’s best St. Patrick’s Day parties. The celebration kicks off on Friday with the Father Son & Friends band, followed by the Dwyer School of Irish Dancers. Of course, you can’t go hungry with Irish Stew and other food and drink specials all night long. Then, wake up Saturday morning to a ‘Big O’ Breakfast’ for just $5 to get ready for a lineup of a day, including 92.9 Jack FM Live with Danielle, the O’Rodney Band and many more. 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 through 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17 

WHERE: Irish Club of Dayton, 6555 Dog Leg Rd., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook

What did we miss? If you know of other St. Patrick's Day events in Dayton, send us an email:

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Dayton Music Insider: We Want the Funk!

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 8:07 AM

After years of hard work and dedication, the   Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center  is celebrating its grand opening this weekend! This Center is a trully wonderful way to honor the innovative spirit of Dayton, and the people who put Funk music on the map.

Reservations for the Grand Opening are now full, but you can visit the Funk Center downtown at 113 E. Third St on Saturday from 11am-5pm. If you can’t make it this weekend, I suggest you plan a visit soon! Particularly for Dayton music fans, there are so many fabulous relics from Dayton’s music past to explore and learn about.

>Read more about the Funk Center opening here.

There’s lots more funky stuff happening this weekend, so let’s get to it!

Friday Feb 16th

Didn’t get your RSVP in time for the Funk Grand Opening? Don’t fear, you can swing by Hannah’s  (on Ludlow)  for the official after party following The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center’s Grand Opening. Starts at 9pm.

Alternative fans are in for a great show over at Blind Bob’s  with   Salvadore Ross, Suck the Honey  (Cincinnati), and   Big Lightning.  Enjoy some fuzz rock with some psychedelic stylings, and a whole lotta fun! 9pm. $5 cover. 21+

The Pullouts are performing their piano-driven rock at Trolley Stop  on Friday night. If you like Jackson Browne, Elton John, Steely Dan type tunes – this is the show for you! 9:30pm. $5 cover. 21+

Over at  Jimmie’s Ladder 11  check out the funky multi-genre act The Vibe  along with special guest,  The Willy Clark Band.  $5 cover charge. Show time 10 p.m

My friends who love folk / Americana rock are in for a major treat with The New Old Fashioned with Harold Hensley at Peach’s in Yellow Springs. Such a great band, and with Harold as the special guest, it’s definitely going to be a memorable night! Plus it’s a free show! 10pm. 21+

South of town, check out Ben Clonch, Max Nunery  (from The Repeating Arms) and Friends at Star City Brewery  in Miamisburg. Talented musicians, plus yummy brews, makes for a great night! Music starts at 8pm.

Saturday Feb 17th

It’s a timely weekend to catch 7-piece local act Dayton Funk Forever at Jimmie’s Ladder 11.  Head over to the Funk Museum for it’s first day open to the public, and finish off the eventing with tunes from DFF, who plays tribute to Dayton’s legendary funk history. Yeah! Music at 10pm.

Another funky and fabulous show is also happening in South Park with The Johnson Treatment at  South Park Tavern.  They are a very talented crew who will be getting the crowd groovin’ with their multi-genre tunes.

Downtown’s Skeleton Dust Records is hosting an evening of extreme and unrelenting noise with some of Grand Rapids’ finest harsh heads including : Kakerlak, Sensory Deprivation, Infectants, along with local band  Being. Music from 7-9pm.

An eclectic combo of bands, Brother Rabi & The Soul Seekers and Spanish Tony Sanchez,  are taking over Hannah’s on Saturday night. Fun times! Music starts at 9:30pm.

Eric Jerardi Band,  a long time staple in the Dayton community, is performing blues rock at  Yellow Cab Tavern  on Saturday evening. Show from 7-10pm. Tickets are limited to 150 for this show, so get yours in advance here. $10

Another great blues night can be found in Fairborn at WO Wrights. There the Dayton Blues Society is presenting their 4th Annual Youth Showcase from 7-10pm. Lots of great talent to check out – so don’t miss it!

And lastly, for the metal / hard rock fans out there, head up north for the Frozen February show at Oscar’s Bar.  Four bands are featured for this show, including:   Grey Cloud Nein, H€\/rais€r,  Slaves Among Death,  and  Bearer of Bad News. $5 cover. Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm.

As  always, thank you for supporting live music!

Your Dayton Music Insider,

Libby Ballengee

Note to Readers: The information above is for February 2018. This is a listing of interesting shows in the Miami Valley region, but is by no means definitive. There are always lots of shows happening! Click hyperlinks to find out more about the bands, venues, and events, including start times, directions, and ticket information. If I don’t list a price, it wasn’t listed. Typically cover charges for local shows are $5.  You can keep up with my live music adventures on  Facebook,  Instagram, or  Twitter

Featured photo: Photo inside of the Funk Museum and Exhibition Center in downtown Dayton. Photo: Amelia Robinson

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