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A few reasons to go to this hometown New Year’s ball drop celebration

Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 3:24 PM

Scenes from past New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop events. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF FILE PHOTO
Contributing Writer
Scenes from past New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop events. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF FILE PHOTO(Contributing Writer)

NEW CARLISLE – “Drop and give me 2018” could be the catchphrase for Dec. 31. That’s when midnight at the area’s version of Times Square sees a 7.5-foot, 200-pound aluminum ball travel 90 feet to signal a new year.

The ninth version of the New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop will be 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1 downtown, with the action centered on Main and Washington Streets.

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The free and family-friendly event is presented by the Heritage of Flight Festival Committee.

Committee president Mike Lowrey said this year will recapture the fun of past years, including popular free attractions.

“If you don’t want to leave the area to see something unique you don’t have to — we have it here,” he said. “It’s fun and safe for families.”

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Rock on Ice will return to the New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on Dec. 31 with live ice sculpting demonstrations and free autographs for kids. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Rock on Ice has become a fixture, with its live ice-sculpting demonstrations and anticipated autograph sessions with no pen and paper necessary. These autographs come on the tools of their trade – ice.

“The autographs are free and kids love to get them,” said Lowrey. “They are small enough they can be kept in the freezer at home.”

Also returning from last year are free carriage rides provided by Willow Wind Carriage and Limousine Service, which will run 9 to midnight. There were lines all evening long last year, Lowrey said.

DJ music will set the beat, while several shops will be open and there will be a cake auction, 50/50 raffle and prize giveaways throughout the evening to add to the experience.

The only cost, according to Lowrey, will be if attendees want food, which will be available. Parking is free and will be available on the side streets and closed businesses. Main Street will close at 8:30 p.m. that evening.

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Scenes from past New Carlisle New Year’s Eve Ball Drop events. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF FILE PHOTO(Contributing Writer)

Lowery said the committee is already looking forward to plans to celebrate the ball drop’s 10th anniversary next year. Until then, he encourages leaving the television off and venturing out to celebrate.

“People like the experience of the ball drop, and this is the chance to see a hometown version. Come on down to celebrate with us.”

Summer is returning to Dayton (this weekend only)

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Beat the winter blahs with a Mid-Winter Beach Party complete with summer-inspired cocktails at Yellow Cab Tavern on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. CONTRIBUTED
Beat the winter blahs with a Mid-Winter Beach Party complete with summer-inspired cocktails at Yellow Cab Tavern on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. CONTRIBUTED

One way to beat the winter blahs is by channeling summer.

The Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton will host a Mid-Winter Beach Party on Friday, Jan. 26.

The event will feature tiki drinks, a food truck, limbo contest, tropical music, and a projected video on the wall of a sunny beach all night long. 

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“It’s been a cold and snowy winter,” David Obenour, event promoter said. “The Beach Party is all about pulling out the Hawaiian shirt from the closet, getting together with friends and forgetting that it’s maybe single-digits outside.” 

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The Yellow Cab Tavern will throw a Mid-Winter Beach Party on Friday, January 26. The event features tiki drinks, a food truck, limbo contest, tropical music, and a projected video on the wall of a sunny beach all night long. CONTRIBUTED

BEACH PARTY FOR A CAUSE 

The Beach Party also serves as a clothing drive for Dayton’s local refugee community.

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Working with Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, attendees are encouraged to bring donations of clothing (winter or summer) to the party, which Goodwill will turn into vouchers for winter clothing for families relocated to Dayton. 

“Ohio winters, particularly this one, can be brutal even if you’ve lived here your whole life,” Obenour said. “Many of those relocated here to Dayton have never even seen snow, so getting them appropriate clothing is crucial.” 

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The Yellow Cab Tavern will throw a Mid-Winter Beach Party on Friday, January 26. The event features tiki drinks, a food truck, limbo contest, tropical music, and a projected video on the wall of a sunny beach all night long. CONTRIBUTED

WANT TO GO?

What: Yellow Cab Mid-Winter Beach Party & Refugee Community Clothing Drive 

When: Friday, Jan. 26, starting at 6 p.m.

Where: The Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. 4th St. in Dayton - near the Oregon District. 

More info:  Facebook

Live music events in and around Dayton in 2018

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

SAITAMA, JAPAN - JUNE 01:  Taylor Swift performs at Saitama Super Arena on June 1, 2014 in Saitama, Japan.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images for TAS)
Chris McGrath/Getty Images for TAS
SAITAMA, JAPAN - JUNE 01: Taylor Swift performs at Saitama Super Arena on June 1, 2014 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images for TAS)(Chris McGrath/Getty Images for TAS)

The weather may be icy and cold, but there’s no shortage of live music in the early months of 2018.

Here’s a roundup of live local shows, from popular local acts to some of the biggest names in music.

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JANUARY

Jan. 19 @ 8 p.m. – Daniel Alley / Dublin Pub

Jan. 19 – Salt Orchad and Adele Backus / South Park Tavern

Jan. 19 @ 9:00 p.m. – Whey Jennings and the Unwanted / JD Legends

Jan. 19 @ 12 a.m. – The Deadlicks + The Daytimers / Blind Bob’s 

Jan. 20 @ 6:00 p.m. – Richard Lynch Band / Waynesville Chili Cook-Off

Jan. 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – Funeral Moon w. Vehemian, Retreat Hall & Close the Hatch / Rockstar Pro Arena

Jan. 20 @ 7:00 p.m. – Billy Brown Band / JD Legends

Jan. 20 @ 9:00 p.m. - Naked Karate Girls / Wings Sports Bar and Grill 

Jan. 20 @ 9:00 p.m. Flashback / Phone Booth Lounge 

Jan. 20 @ 10:00 p.m. – Rock & Roll Anarchy w. Evil Eye Gypsy, Motel Faces & A Sides B Sides / Oregon Express

Jan. 20 @ 11:59 p.m. - Fabolous & Jadakiss / OTR Live 

Jan. 25 @ 8 p.m. – Nick Mitchell / Dublin Pub

Jan. 25 @ 9:30 p.m. – Ampline and Brat Curse / Blind Bob’s 

Jan. 26 @ 7:30 p.m. - An Evening of Music for Voice and Guitar / Star City Music Studios

Jan. 26 @ 6:00 p.m. – Jam Band Night / Oddbody’s 

Jan. 26 – Rebel Spazz, Twany Indian and Josh Thrasher / Blind Bob’s

Jan. 26 @ 9:00 p.m. – Veno Xavier of Seven Circle Sunrise / JD Legends

Jan. 27 – The Guilty Pleasures ft. John Dubuc / South Park Tavern

Jan. 27 @ 6:00 p.m. – Metal Band Night / Oddbody’s 

Jan. 27 @ 7:00 p.m. – Others by No One w. Jackie Frank Russell, Sensei, Candescent & Earth Laid Bare / Oddbody’s

Jan. 27 @ 7:30 Cristina Pato / Club Kuss

Jan. 27 @ 9:00 p.m. – Yardboss, Big Time Pharaohs and Andy Gabbard / Blind Bob’s

Jan. 31 @ 9:00 p.m. – REYNA / Tumbleweed Connection

Tony Bennett, the 19 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, will appear on the Fraze Pavilion stage on June 21. CONTRIBUTED

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FEBRUARY

Feb. 1 @ 7:00 p.m. – Havok w. War Curse, Well of Night, Suffer these Wounds / Rockstar Pro Arena

Feb. 2 - Old City / South Park Tavern

Feb. 2 @ 3:00 p.m. – Raging Nathans, The Story Changes, Yardboss, Sok and Negative Protein / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – You, Me and Him / JD Legends

Feb. 2 @ 9:00 p.m. – Michael Rotundo / JD Legends

Feb. 3 - Quiet Hollers and Paige Beller / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 3 @ 7:30 p.m. – Sam Grow w. Shane Smith / JD Legends

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. – Winchester Gray / Dublin Pub

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. - Music of Led Zeppelin with the Dayton Philharmonic Rockin' Orchestra / Schuster Performing Arts Center 

Feb. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. – Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute / Oddbody’s

Feb. 4 – Josh Thrasher / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 4 @ 7:30 p.m. – Foghat / Schuster Center

Feb. 8 @ 7:30 p.m. – Luke Combs w. Ashley McBryde / Hobart Arena

Feb. 9 @ 8:30 p.m. – Thundertaker and Hero Jr. / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 9 @ 8 p.m. – Zak Shaffer / Dublin Pub

Feb. 9 @ 9:00 p.m. – Keaton Vegades / JD Legends

Feb. 10 @ 8:00 p.m. – Signs of Life: The American Pink Floyd / Dayton Masonic Center

Feb. 10 @ 8:00 p.m. - The Music of Waylon, Willie, Cash: Outlaws and Highwaymen / Kuss Auditorium at Clark State Performing Arts Center

Feb. 10 @ 9:00 p.m. – Billy Brown Band / JD Legends

Feb. 10 @ 9:30 p.m .- A Voice of Your Own, The Typical Johnsons, Cricketbows, and more / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 15 @ 9:30 p.m. – Jordan Kirk / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 16 @ 8:30 p.m. – Jim Burns / JD Legends

Feb. 16 – Salvadore Ross and Suck the Honey / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 17 @ 6:00 p.m. – Honoring the Glen Concert ft. Scott Randal Lindberg & Amy Blue / Glen Helen 

Feb. 17 @ 6:30 p.m. – The Legend of the Greek Gala / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 17 @ 8:00 p.m. – Jason Owens / JD Legends

Feb. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. – Scythian / The Memorial Center at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Feb. 23 @ 7:30 p.m. – Whiskey Myers / Oddbody’s 

Feb. 23 @ 8:00 p.m. – A Tribute to Dean Martin and Friends / Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Feb. 23 @ 9:00 p.m. – Kevin McCoy Band unplugged / JD Legends

Feb. 24 @ 4:30 p.m. – The Give Ups, Legbone, Oh Condor and Viceroy Kings / Blind Bob’s

Feb. 24 @ 7:00 p.m. – An evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics / Dayton Masonic Hall 

Feb. 24 @ 7:30 p.m. – Frank Foster / Oddbody’s

Feb. 24 @ 8 p.m. – Phonic Uproar / Dublin Pub

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular performed at Emo’s on January 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas - Photo Credit: Scott Moore/for American-Statesman(Scott Moore)

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MARCH

March 2 @ 7:00 p.m. – You, Me and Him / JD Legends

March 2 @ 8 p.m. – Rice Brothers / Dublin Pub

March 3 @ 5:30 p.m. – Puddle of Mudd / Oddbody’s

March 3 @ 8:00 p.m. – The Big Bad w. Forces of Nature, Bundy & the Spins & more / Rockstar Pro Arena

March 4 @ 7:00 p.m. – Dailey & Vincent / Victoria Theatre

March 5 @ 7:00 p.m. - Judah & the Lion / Bogart’s 

March 8 @ 7:00 p.m. - Lights / Bogart’s 

March 8 @ 7:30 p.m. – The Lacs w. Crucifix, Hard Target & Nate Kenyon / Oddbody’s

March 9 @ 7:00 p.m. – Corky’s Old Time Rock & Roll Band / The American Czechoslovakian Club

March 9 @ 8 p.m. – Fin Tan / Dublin Pub

March 9 @ 9:00 p.m. – Veno Xavier of Seven Circle Sunrise / JD Legends

March 10 @ 7:00 p.m. – Warrant w. Steelheart / BMI Speedway

March 10 @ 8:00 p.m. – Mike Love / Oddbody’s

March 16 @ 4:30 p.m. - Born Ruffians / Omega Music

March 16 @ 7:00 p.m. – Newsboys United w. Zealand / Hobart Arena

March 16 @ 7:30 p.m. – Alan Jackson’s Honky Tonk Highway Tour / Nutter Center

March 16 @ 8:00 p.m. – Jackyl / Oddbody’s 

March 16 @ 9:30 p.m. – Back Stabbath, Road Eyes and 53rd & 3rd / Blind Bob’s

March 17 @ 9:00 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day w. Michael Rotundo / JD Legends

March 21 @ 8:00 p.m. – Kansas / Victoria Theatre

March 23 @ 8 p.m. – Brother Crowe / Dublin Pub

March 23 @ 10 p.m. – Speaking Suns, ENZO and Crooked Spines / Blind Bob’s

March 24 @ 10 a.m. – New Basics Brass Band / Lincoln Theatre

March 24 @ 6:30 p.m. – Secrets w. Avanti & New Haven / Rockstar Pro Arena

March 24 @ 8:00 p.m. – Last Call / Dublin Pub

March 30 @ 9:00 p.m. – Until Rust / JD Legends

March 20 @ 7 p.m. – MG & Jazz Court / Dublin Pub

March 31 @ 7:00 p.m. – Fozzy w. Through Fire, Dark Sky Choir & Santa Cruz / Oddbody’s

March 31 @ 7:00 p.m. – Froggy Fresh w. Money Maker Mike & DipSpit / Rockstar Pro Arena

March 31 @ 7:30 p.m. - Justin Timberlake / Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

March 31 @ 8 p.m. – Lost Celts / Dublin Pub

March 31 @ 9:00 p.m. – Strum and Honey / JD Legends

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APRIL

April 6 @ 8 p.m. – The Temps / Dublin Pub

April 7 @ 8:30 p.m. – Ithika / JD Legends

April 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – Rodney Crowell / Victoria Theatre

April 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – Hey There Morgan / Dublin Pub

April 14 @ 7:30 p.m. - Mix 107.7 Time Warp Prom / Nutter Center 

April 20 @ 8 p.m. – The Pulouts / Dublin Pub

April 21 @ 6:30 p.m. – FUEL / SMI Indoor Speedway

April 21 @ 10:00 p.m. – Typical Johnsons and Evil Eye Gypsy / South Park Tavern

April 26 @ 7:00 p.m. - Brantley Gilbert w. Aaron Lewis & Josh Phillips / Nutter Center

April 27 @ 8 p.m. – Tempest / Dublin Pub

Ian Anderson will present 50 years of Jethro Tull at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights, OH on Wednesday, September 5th as part of the worldwide touring schedule. CONTRIBUTED

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MAY

May 4 @ 8:00 p.m. - Hey There Morgan / JD Legends

May 4 @ 8:30 p.m. – Jameson Folly / Dublin Pub

May 5 @ 5:30 p.m. – Soulfly w. Nile / Oddbody’s

May 5 @ 6:30 p.m. – The Oak Ridge Boys / BMI Speedway

May 5 @ 7:00 p.m. – Justin Moore w. Dylan Scott / Hobart Arena

May 5 @ 8:30 p.m. – Shadowlife / JD Legends 

May 11 @ 8:30 p.m. – Counting Skeletons / JD Legends

May 11 @ 9:00 p.m. – Jah Soul / Dublin Pub

May 12 @ 9:00 p.m. – High South w. Michael Rotundo / JD Legends 

May 18 @ 8 p.m. – Jay Jesse Band / Dublin Pub

May 18 @ 8:30 p.m. – Spungewurthy / JD Legends

May 25 @ 9:00 p.m. – Velvet Crush / Dublin Pub

May 26 @ 8:00 p.m. – Steve Martin & Martin Short / Rose Music Center

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JUNE

June 1 @ 9 p.m. – Dulahan / Dublin Pub

June 2 @ 6:00 p.m. - Tom Keifer of Cinderella / BMI Speedway

June 8 @ 7:00 p.m. – MG & Jazz Court / Dublin Pub

June 8 @ 8:30 p.m. – Marsha Brady Band / JD Legends 

June 15 @ 8:00 p.m. – Funky G & The Groove Machine / Dublin Pub

June 15 @ 8:30 p.m. – My Girl Friday / JD Legends

June 21 @ 8:00 p.m. – Tony Bennet / FRAZE

June 23 @ 6:00 p.m. – Queensryche w. The Iron Maidens & Latter / BMI Speedway

June 23 @ 7:00 p.m. - Barenaked Ladies / PNC Pavilion 

June 26 @ 7:00 p.m. - Foreigner / Riverbend Music Center 

June 27 @ 7:30 p.m. - Steely Dan / Riverbend Music Center 

June 29 @ 8:00 p.m. – Zak Shaffer / Dublin Pub

June 29 @ 8:30 p.m. – Loudhouse / JD Legends

David Byrne is coming to the Rose and PNC Pavilion at Riverbend in August. AP/FILE

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JULY

Jul. 5, 6, 7 @ 4-10:00 p.m. – Country Concert 18 / Ft. Loramie, OH

Jul. 7 @ 7:00 p.m. - Taylor Swift / Ohio Stadium 

Jul. 8 @ 5:00 p.m. – Southern Uprising / FRAZE

Jul. 11 @ 7:00 p.m. - Kesha and Macklemore / Riverbend Music Center

Jul. 13 @ 8:00 p.m. – Cherry Lee Hotrods / Dublin Pub

Jul. 27 @ 8:30 p.m. – Latter / JD Legends

Jul. 27 @ 8:30 p.m. – Father Son and Friends / Dublin Pub

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AUGUST

Aug. 3 @ 8:00 p.m. - Roger Drawdy / Dublin Pub

Aug. 3 @ 8:30 p.m. - Mad Hatter / JD Legends

Aug. 9 @ 8:00 p.m. – Happy Together Tour 2018 / Fraze 

Aug. 10 @ 7:30 p.m. – Roots & Boots Tour / Fraze

Aug. 10 @ 8:30 p.m. – Buzz Bin ‘90’s Music / JD Legends 

Aug. 11 @ 8:00 p.m. – David Byrne American Utopia Tour / Rose Music Center 

Aug. 14 @ 6 p.m. – Honey Radar / Omega Music 

Aug. 17 @ 8:00 p.m. – The Menus / Fraze

Aug. 17 @ 7:00 p.m. – Kidz Bop Live / Rose Music Center 

Aug. 17 @ 8:30 p.m. – Full Frontal / JD Legends

Aug. 22 @ 7:30 p.m. – Get The Led Out / Fraze

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SEPTEMBER 

Sept. 5 @ 7:00 p.m. – Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour / Rose Music Center
Sept. 14 @ 8:30 p.m. – Mad Hatter / JD Legends

OCTOBER

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NOVEMBER

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DECEMBER

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Def Leppard and Journey are going on tour together — and they are coming close to here

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

Deff Leppard and Journey are co-headlining a 58-city North American tour in 2018.
David Becker/Getty Images for Def Leppard, Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Deff Leppard and Journey are co-headlining a 58-city North American tour in 2018.(David Becker/Getty Images for Def Leppard, Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

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 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.

Top 10 things to do in Dayton this week

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Actor-comedian Donnell Rawlings, whose diverse credits include Chappelle s Show, The Wire and Guy Court, performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20. CONTRIBUTED
Contributing Writer
Actor-comedian Donnell Rawlings, whose diverse credits include Chappelle s Show, The Wire and Guy Court, performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

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.

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(top from left) Soprano Olivia Yokers, mezzo-soprano Noragh Devlin, (bottom from left) tenor Michael Anderson and bass-baritone Alexander Harper are the Dayton Opera Artists-in Residence joining the DPO for Bernstein Songfest Jan. 28 at the Dayton Art Institute. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

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.

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(from left) Adam Clevenger (Donnie), Amy Taint (Stella) and Geoff Burkman (Lou) appear in Dayton Theatre Guild’s production of the relationship dramedy Stella and Lou through Sunday, Feb. 4. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY CRAIG ROBERTS(Contributing Writer)

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.

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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.

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Violin prodigies Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki will return home for the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s second NightLights concert of the season on Jan. 20. BOB BINGENHEIMEr/CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

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.

Christopher Burk: Illuminating the Everyday, which features the Columbus-based artist s urban landscape paintings, is on display at the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield January 20 through July 1. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

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.

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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.

Heywood Banks is the mastermind of songs such as "Big Butter Jesus," "Don't Trust a Puppet" and "Toast." CONTRIBUTED(HANDOUT)