Top 10 things to do in Dayton this week

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

A bouldering competition at a past Adventure Summit. CONTRIBUTED
Contributing Writer
A bouldering competition at a past Adventure Summit. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

There’s more to do beyond the Valentine’s Day early celebrations this weekend. Here’s some inspiration:

>> The best Valentine’s events around Dayton


Dale “Grey Beard” Sanders, Susan Marie Conrad and Jordan Romero are among the featured speakers at The Adventure Summit presented by Wagner Subaru. The event targeting the region’s outdoor enthusiasts returns to Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10.

The Adventure Summit features everything from skills events and demonstrations to live music, beer tastings and, of course, speakers. Romero, 21, presents “No Summit Out of Sight: The Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits,” Conrad presents “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage” and Sanders presents “Dale on the Trail: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at age 82.”

The Adventure Summit, which is a joint production of Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University, runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free. Visit

>> Get active, get inspired, get adventurous at Adventure Summit

This Daytonian tries paddle surfing for the first time during a past Adventure Summit. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


Gospel Superfest is the brainchild of Dayton native Bobby Cartwright Jr., who launched the popular televised event nearly two decades ago. Previous sessions of the program — which airs in more than 100 markets, including WHIO TV in Dayton and WXIX TV in Cincinnati — have been taped in New York, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago and Cincinnati. The 18th annual Gospel Superfest will be presented at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The television taping will feature more than two dozen gospel recording artists. Cost: $41-$91. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


Generations of cinema fans discovered “The Sound of Music” from the popular 1965 film. However, the tale of the von Trapp family was already a smash on Broadway in 1959 and went on to win five Tony Awards. The play featured book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse with music and lyrics by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The Victoria Theatre Association’s Premier Health Broadway Series presents “The Sound of Music,” opening at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This new production runs through Sunday, Feb. 18. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $25-$98. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Feb. 13-18, 2017, Schuster Center: The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family is back. Enjoy classic Rodgers and Hammerstein music including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song "The Sound of Music." CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY JEREMY DANIEL AND MATTHEW MURPHY(Staff Writer)


More than 30 performers, from acrobats and contortionists to aerial artists, will be in town for Cirque D’Or. The high energy show at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, also features music and colorful costumes. The current Cirque D’Or tour features a new cast. Cost: $35-$55. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

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As fans of his solo work and his music with the Buffalo Killers recognize, Andy Gabbard is a big fan of Neil Young. Now, he’s putting that devotion on full display with “Road Eyes: Tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.” The recreation of the artist’s “Live Rust” period is presented at The Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton, at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Gabbard (vocals, guitar) will be joined on stage by David Fowler (bass) and his Buffalo Killers band mates Sven Kahns (guitar) and Joey Sebaali (drums). Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Visit


Primetime television programs don’t get the viewing numbers they did in the pre-Internet era, but repeat exposure on a hit program can still help jumpstart a career. Take the case of Preacher Lawson, who was a finalist on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.” He didn’t win the top prize, but his quick wit and animated on-stage antics earned him new fans. Lawson parlayed that success into a steady stream of live bookings, including a show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Cost: $25-$57.80. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit

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Preacher Lawson, a finalist on season 12 of America s Got Talent, performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Thursday, Feb. 15. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)


If you want to treat that special someone to a Valentine’s Day date, the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, has just the event for you. “Love, Wine & Chocolate,” the latest installment of Vine and Canvas, is presented at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. The romantic evening pairs a variety of red wines with specialty chocolates presented by Francoise Labrique Walusis from Madam Delluc Artisan Chocolatier. Cost: $35 in advance for members, $45 nonmembers. All tickets are $50 on the night of the event. Call 937-223-5277 or visit


Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Stained Glass Concerts are part of the Norma Ross Memorial Community Concerts. This outreach series takes maestro Neal Gittleman and the musicians outside of the familiar confines of the Schuster Center for performances in other venues. The next Stained Glass Concert is presented at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 2067 N. Gettysburg Ave., Dayton, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. The program will feature all four movements of Mozart’s “Symphony No. 35” and pieces by John Adams and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Cost: Free. Visit


Neil Simon’s creative resume is loaded with stories exploring mature romantic relationships such as “The Goodbye Girl” and “California Suite.” The playwright continued down that path with “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” The comedy follows the exploits of Barney, a nebbish who wants to step out on his long-suffering wife and join the sexual revolution. X*ACT is mounting a new production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” directed by Connie Strait, which is presented at Xenia Area Community Theater, 45 E. Second St., Xenia, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9 through 18. The opening-night gala begins at 6:30 p.m. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Feb. 18. Cost: $17 general admission, $14 seniors and students. $20 opening night. Call 937-372-0516 or visit

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Last season, Springfield Arts Council presented a sold out tribute to Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers. The performers from that show are returning to town for “Waylon, Willie, Cash: Outlaws and Highwaymen.” The musical tribute to country outlaws Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash is presented at Kuss Auditorium, Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Cost: $32-$52. Call 937-328-3874 or visit

Benjamin Hale as Johnny Cash and Nic Chamberlain as Willie Nelson bring the spirit of two music legends in Waylon, Willie, Cash: Outlaws and Highwaymen, coming to the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Feb. 10, 2018. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

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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

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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. 

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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

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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

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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 


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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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FISH FRY GUIDE: The best places to get deep-fried, crispy, delicious fish in Dayton

Published: Thursday, February 12, 2015 @ 1:24 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 @ 12:33 PM's Amelia Robinson finds out the secret to the fish that will be served at Carroll High School's first St. Pat's Fest. Video by Amelia Robinson.

It’s fish fry season!!!

It's a fact: the Midwest loves a fish fry.

In addition to being one of the best cold-weather meals out there, a solid fish fry is unquestionably one of the best dining deals to be found in the early part of each year. 

Most typically cost $12-$20 per visit for an all-you-can-eat extravaganza of deep-fried walleye, haddock, sole, perch and cod depending on the menu. 

And don't get us started on the sides. Fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, green beans, hush puppies, desserts ... the list of accompanying options can sometimes compete with the main course for attention. 

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As an added bonus, most fish fry events include games of chance and the satisfying feeling that comes with knowing your money goes to benefit a good cause in the community. 

There are many destinations in town that have fish fries, but here are some of the best opportunities to enjoy a fish fry in the next few months that have been announced. 

One notable place for fish on Friday is the wonderful Fish Fry at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Carlisle.

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Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions.

The Hecht family and friends batter Icelandic Cod fillets to be fried at Friday night’s fish fry at Fenwick High School last March in Middletown. The Hecht family has been throwing fish fry events for more than 50 years. NICK DAGGY / STAFF(Nick Daggy)


Feb. 2: St. Mary Fish Fry 

310 Allen St., Dayton 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15 

All-you-can-eat fish, beer, raffles and blackjack. Must be 21 or older


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Feb. 2, March 2, May 4: Eintracht Singing Society Friday Fish Fry 

2707 Old Troy Pike, Dayton 

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $14 

All-you-can-eat baked/deep-fried cod, sausage, cabbage and noodles, baked beans, french fries, cole slaw, coffee, soda and draft beer. Dessert is an additional charge.




Feb. 9: Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry 

22 Notre Dame Ave., Dayton 

6-10 p.m.

Cost: $17

All-you-can-eat Icelandic cod, chicken strips, fresh sausage (hot and regular), French fries, salad, cole slaw, desserts, popcorn, ice cream, coffee, beer and soft drinks. Must be 21 or older. 



Feb. 16: Irish Club of Dayton Fish Fry 

6555 Dog Leg Road, Dayton 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15


All-you-can-eat fish, sausage, fries, cole slaw and draft beer. Monte Carlo from 7-11 p.m.

Feb. 16: Polish Club Fish Fry

The Polish Club of Dayton, 1470 Valley St., Dayton

6-10 p.m.

Cost: $15 at the door

More info: 937-222-8092 | Facebook

Food, drink and games of chance. Must be 21 to attend and no carryout orders.

>> Event info

Feb. 16, April 20, May 18: Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Peace Fish Fry 

4293 Powell Rd., Dayton 

6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $12




Feb. 17: 8th Annual Brick City Blast Fish Fry & Monte Carlo 

Huber Heights Athletic Foundation, 5367 Fishburg Rd., Huber Heights 

6-11 p.m. 

Cost: $15

All-you-can-eat fish, chicken, polish sausage, French fries, baked beans and coleslaw.




Feb. 17: Holy Trinity Annual Fish Fry

Holy Trinity Parish, Trinity Center, 272 Bainbridge St., Dayton

Food from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and games from 7-11 p.m.

Tickets: $17 at the door.

More info: 937-228-1223

Ticket price includes a dinner of delicious fried fish, sausage and tasty side dishes as well as three drink tickets. Raffles, silent auction and games of chance. Must be 21 and older.

>> Event info

Feb. 23: Alter High School Knight Out Fish Fry 

940 E. David Rd., Kettering 

7 p.m.-midnight

Cost: 15 

This adult only event includes all-you-can-eat fish dinner, traditional beverages, local craft beer, a silent auction, blackjack, Texas Hold’em, instant bingo, wine cork pull and other adult games of chance. Carry-out or drive-thru available from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The UD game will be streamed live. Food also available from Cassano’s and Philly Pretzel Factory.




Feb. 23: Dayton FOP Fish Fry 

4275 Powell Road, Dayton 

6 p.m.-11 p.m., 

Cost: $15

All you can eat and drink. Hand-breaded fish, fries, cole slaw, smoked sausage and dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks.



Feb. 23: St. Anthony Catholic Church Fish Fry 

830 Bowen St., Dayton 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15



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March 2: St. Brigid Fish Fry 

312 Fairground Road, Xenia 

6 p.m.

Cost: $15 



March 2: Partners for Community Living Fish Fry 

Huber Heights Athletic Center, 5367 Fishburg Road, Dayton 

6-11 p.m. 

Cost: $20 at the door 




March 3: Our Lady of Grace Parish Fish Fry 

DECA Prep Rec Center, 249 Squirrel Rd., Dayton 

6-11 p.m.

Cost: $15

Fish, fries, sausage, cole slaw, baked beans, beer. Ages 21 and older. Carry-out orders available for $12 (5-5:45 p.m. back door pickup only). Games of chance.




March 9: Carroll High School St. Pat's Fest Fish Fry 

4524 Linden Ave., Dayton 

6 p.m.-midnight

Cost: $20 

The Carroll St. Pat's Fest includes two days of gambling, live entertainment and delicious food. A traditional Friday Irish Fish Fry, plus All Irish Festival on Saturday.




March 9: The Fry at Incarnation Catholic Church 

55 Williamsburg Lane, Centerville 

7 p.m.-midnight

Cost: $20


Food including their famous fish tacos, Black Jack, Bingo, games of chance, silent auction, wine and craft beer from Warped Wing. Carryout from 5-6:30 p.m. for $12.

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March 16: St. Charles Fish n' Chips Fish Fry 

4600 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering 

5 p.m.-midnight, $15. 

All-you-can-eat fish with fries, coleslaw and unlimited soft drinks and water.



March 16: Rugby Club Fish Fry 

IUE Local 755 Union Hall, 1675 Woodman Drive, Dayton 

5 p.m.-11 p.m

Cost: $25

All-you-can-eat fish, brats, fries, and other sides as well as bottomless beverages including soda and beer from Warped Wing. There will also be games of chance, raffles, silent auctions and door prizes.



March 24: Chaminade Julienne Fish Fry 

505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton 

6-11 p.m. 

Cost: $20

Ages 21 and older. Food items will include fish, polish sausage, desserts and refreshments. Games will include blackjack, poker, chuck-o-luck and more in addition to the silent auction.



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Local fighters will put their dukes up at Dayton History Fight Night

Published: Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

We talk with participants and learn about what it takes to step in the ring for Dayton History.

Twenty pugilists will take a step back in time and go toe-to-toe in benefit of Dayton History on Feb. 24 at Memorial Hall. 

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The 1920s-themed Dayton History Fight Night pits two teams of men and women boxers -- the red corner and the black corner -- against one another in the historic venue. Proceeds from the event will go to non-profit organization Dayton History

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Memorial Hall has seen many a fight since its opening in 1910, with legends like Jack Dempsy and Muhammad Ali dishing out blows beneath its lights. 

Though the upcoming matches will feature the lesser-knowns in the annals of boxing lore, they promise to be no less competitive. The competitors, most of whom are experienced in organized fighting, have spent the better part of the last three months training for this event. 

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Each fighter has been sponsored by a local business or nonprofit. This year’s sponsors include: 9Round West Chester, Breakout Boxing and Fitness, Coldwell Banker Heritage – The Cindy Buckreus, Cox Media Group, Clothes that Work, Friends & Family of Rachael Spitsnaugle, Houser Asphalt & Concrete, ImagiNATE, Joyvin Mobile Grocer, Premier Plastic Surgeons and Premier Orthopedics and Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons, Premier Plastic Surgeons and Premier Orthopedics and Hand and Reconstructive Surgeons, Riverside Masonry, Soul-utions Incorporated, Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Terenzi Audio, Soho Dayton, Turbo Zone, Vivial, Wm Brockman & Sons and Wright Party Bus & Limo. Additional sponsors have provided corner, ringside, decor and other support as needed for a successful event. 

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Dayton History held its annual Fight Night boxing event on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton. PHOTO / TOM GILLIAM PHOTOGRAPHY

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Guests attending the event are encouraged to dress in clothing from the period and will be invited to a Fight Night Speakeasy After Party with music, dancing and a full-service bar in the building’s lower level. Tickets are available at Carillon Historical Park, Brown Institute of Martial Arts, Old Scratch Pizza, Brixx Ice Company, Clash Gallery & Boutique, and Therapy Café. 

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What: Dayton History Fight Night

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

Where: Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton

Cost: $15 presale online and at various locations; $20 at door


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