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Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 @ 2:00 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 28, 2017 @ 8:30 PM
— Austin Landing is going to be mighty pink when the clock strikes midnight Monday morning.
That’s because the shopping, dining and entertainment complex located at 10050 Innovation Way in Miami Twp. will once again host a Times Square-inspired New Year’s Eve bash in support of The Pink Ribbon Girls.
On Sunday, Dec. 31, starting at 8 p.m., Austin Landing will host a NYE bash featuring live music from popular local band Stranger, a free champagne toast for of-age guests, party favors, a graffiti wall, and a pink balloon release.
The event was moved to the Hilton Garden Inn at Austin Landing due to frigid weather expected on New Year’s Eve, according to Pink Ribbon Girls spokeswoman Sarah Gillenwater.
“It is a really awesome event,” Gillenwater said of NYE at Austin Landing.
Fireworks originally scheduled for the event have been canceled and will be launched at a future event next year, Gillenwater said.
All that pink is par for the course.
Pink Ribbon Girls provides services to women battling breast and reproductive cancers.
>MORE: Your guide to 2017 New Year’s Eve events in Dayton
General admission is $15 online in advance or $20 at the door.
You could also opt for a VIP ticket for $60, which will get you access to an enclosed, heated tent, where you can stay toasty all night. Tickets include admission, a private bar, party favors, a catered dinner and a drink ticket.
Partial tent areas will be available for general admission attendees, but you’ll definitely want to dress for the weather. They’re expecting a huge turnout for this event so, to make room for the dance floor, chairs, backpacks, and coolers will NOT be permitted at this event.
The money raised stays here
Thanks to funds donated by individuals, corporate sponsors, Pink Truck sponsors, amazing third-party events, and fundraisers like the New Year’s Eve event at Austin Landing, Pink Ribbon Girls is able to provide healthy meals, housecleaning and transportation to patients and their families.
All proceeds from ticket and beverage sales will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls’ programs in the Dayton area.
Last year’s NYE event raised $30,000, with 100% of the proceeds from ticket and alcohol sales going to PRG.
“The cost of a ticket covers the cost of one meal for a woman going through cancer treatment,” Gillenwater said.
The party does stop when the clock strikes
You don’t have to leave when the ball drops.
>> MORE: 10 places to eat at Austin Landing
WANT TO GO
What: NYE at Austin Landing
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 12000 Innovation Way, Miamisburg
When: 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Dec. 31
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance online. Admission is $20 at the door.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:31 PM
“VUE Year’s Eve” was the bittersweet final hoorah for the popular Centerville bar and nightclub as they shut their doors for good. However, they were not going out without first defending their 2017 Bloody Mary Showdown title.
Last January, Vue Ultra Lounge’s Scott Conrad and Mack’s Tavern’s MacKenzie Manley came to a draw after Dayton’s finest bartenders went head-to-head to decide whose Bloody Mary reigned supreme. This year, Scott Conrad was able to edge out the competition and claim the title of Best Bloody Mary for Vue Ultra Lounge.
“While the basic recipe for the Bloody Mary is vodka and tomato juice, there are so many variations to the tastes and people really seem to take pride in the fact that they make the best one,” said Lisa Grigsby, who put the event on with Jeff Jackson and their Planned2Give organization.
The Bloody Mary Showdown returned for its third year on Jan. 14, 2018 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum, 1043 S. Main St., Dayton.
14 bartenders represented these local restaurants for the 2018 competition:
-Fifth Street Brewpub
-Jimmie’s Ladder 11
-Mr. Boro’s Tavern
-Mudlick Tap House
-Old Scratch Pizza
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 1:12 PM
— Here’s a concert for the kid in all of us.
The KIDZ BOP summer tour will include stops at The Rose Music Center in Huber Heights and PNC Pavilion at Riverbend in Cincinnati.
KIDZ BOP is a music brand for kids, with kids putting their own spit on popular music hits. The tour will include performances of chart hits and a ‘90s lip-sync contest for parents.
Last year’s “Best Time Ever” tour sold out multiple shows across the country. The “KIDZ BOP Live 2018” tour announcement coincides with the release of KIDZ BOP 37, the latest album in the best-selling music series. The tour includes a stop at PNC Pavilion on Sunday, June 24, and a stop at Rose Music Center on Friday, Aug. 17.
Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.
KIDZ BOP has sold over 18 million albums and generated over 1 billion streams, since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart. For more information, visit kidzbop.com.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— At a party on Jan. 17, 2018, Dayton.com will celebrate finalists of the third annual Best of 2017 poll. The festivities highlight the talent and creativity found in and around Dayton.
From tastebud-tantalizing treats to awe-inspiring artistic displays, there’s something to appease every personality and palate.
Guests will experience the delights of Dayton in Prohibition-themed roaring fun. While we can’t reveal all the details (you’ll have to join us!) but here’s a quick list of what you’ll see at this bash:
• Artists and tattoo artists
• Appearances from Dayton celebrities and personalities
• Food samples from beloved Dayton vendors on the sweet to savory spectrum
• Cash bar with wine, beer and specialty cocktails
• Entertainment including heritage dancers, drag queens and pole dancers
• Theater groups performing vignettes
“It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with our community,” said Dayton.com manager Ashley Bethard. “We’ve gotten so many great story ideas from our readers, and we also get a better sense of what matters to Dayton. All of this makes for a better Dayton.com.”
New for this year’s event is an exclusive VIP section, which will offer guests early entry, appetizers, a torch singer, comedians, a speakeasy lounge and souvenirs – and yes, a password is required.
Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite.com. General admission tickets are on sale for $14 (plus fees) and VIP tickets are on sale for $22, plus fees.
“There is so much positive momentum in our city – people are moving downtown; new businesses are opening in our core and people are exploring more of Dayton to find these businesses,” said Rob Rohr, Cox Media Group Ohio Market Vice President. “The Dayton.com Best of Dayton event is one of my favorites because it creates a unique opportunity to bring some of the best local businesses together with people looking for new ways to enjoy Dayton — and it’s one heck of a party!”
Winners of Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 poll will be announced online the next day, Jan. 18, 2018.
Last year’s event sold out quickly, so don’t miss your chance to get tickets and join the fun!
>> PHOTOS: Dayton.com’s Best of 2016 party
Want to go?
WHAT: Dayton.com’s Best of 2017 Party
WHERE: Top of the Market Banquet Center, 32 Webster St., Dayton
WHEN: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
COST: $14 general admission and $22 VIP (plus fees); tickets available on Eventbrite.com
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Dayton has many events celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, held Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.
You can see the full event list here, but if you’re looking for the highlights, you’ve come to the right place.
Below are some of the region’s biggest MLK celebrations and events.
Monday, Jan. 15
Annual MLK March through downtown Dayton, organized by MLK Dayton will begin at 10 a.m. at Charles Drew Health Center, 1323 W. Third Street.
The MLK Youth Celebration will take place at 11 a.m. at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street.
MLK Celebration Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. also at the Dayton Convention Center. David Anthony Johnson, motivational speaker, inspirational solo artist and orator specializing in King’s speeches will be featured at this event as well as the earlier youth celebration. Johnson is also a historical story-teller, songwriter, inventor and youth motivator with experience as a youth counselor.
Cedarville University Martin Luther King Jr Day events include chapel at 10 a.m., a gospel sing-along with the First Baptist Church Choir of London from 7 -8 p.m. in the Stevens Student Center and an art expression from 7:30-9 p.m. in the student center. All events are open to the public.