Where to see high-flying Cirque du Soleil’s CORTEO near Dayton 

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Cirque de Soleil’s CORTEO near Dayton
Lucas Saporiti
Cirque de Soleil’s CORTEO near Dayton(Lucas Saporiti)

Cirque du Soleil will bring a show that has thrilled more than 8 million people worldwide to arenas very near to us.

Cirque du Soleil’s CORTEO will be staging six performances May 3 to 6 at U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway St., Cincinnati. 

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Tickets start at $39 and are on sale now at cirquedusoleil.com/corteo. No Dayton performances are planned. 

The show will be stage at the Schottenstein Center, 555 Arena Dr., Columbus  April 12 to 15. Tickets to those shows are on sale now at the Schottenstein’s website. 

CORTEO features 51 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors and is directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca.

It premiered in Montreal in April 2005 and has visited 64 cities in 19 countries. 

Here is a description: 

 CORTEO, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. 


The clown pictures his own funeral taking place in a carnival atmosphere, watched over by quietly caring angels. Juxtaposing the large with the small, the ridiculous with the tragic and the magic of perfection with the charm of imperfection, the show highlights the strength and fragility of the clown, as well as his wisdom and kindness, to illustrate the portion of humanity that is within each of us. The music, by turns lyrical and playful, carries CORTEO through a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. 

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Cirque Du Soleil's Corteo.(Lucas Saporiti)

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Eat your way around the world at special event at popular downtown restaurant

Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

This event will let you eat some of your favorite international cuisines without stepping foot outside Dayton.

On Thursday, March 22, Lily’s Bistro will host Dayton Sister City Soiree, a fundraising cocktail party for the Dayton Sister City Soiree Scholarship Program. Ten dollars of each ticket will be donated to the scholarship program.

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The night’s curated menu includes dishes inspired by sister city’s home countries including Germany, Japan, Liberia and more. There will also be $5 classic cocktails and specialty punch, and $6 select wines.

“Food brings people together — both for nourishment and conversation,” said Hunt Brown, president of the Dayton Sister City Committee. “With appetizers inspired by our five sister cities, we couldn’t be more excited about this great way to gather and learn about these cities and their cultures!”

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  • The inspired meal will start with passed appetizers including: 
  • Square cut flatbread with harissa, shrimp, and local honey 
  • Fried sauerkraut and potato with German mustard
  • Sour cherry and apple kompot with apple and blackberry 
  • Jollof rice with slow cooked tomato, spicy pepper, and okra sauce
  • Rice wine pickled tsukemono daikon, Japanese eggplant, cucumber and lotus root 
  • Tempura shiso leaf with wasabi mayo and roe 
  • Israeli cous cous and olive stuffed grape leaves 

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“This scholarship program helps students who might not otherwise be able to participate,” Brown said. “The program goals are two-fold. First, it supports school student exchange programs with several of these sister cities and seeks to expand to include all of them. Also, the DSCC partners in support an internship exchange program between Dayton-area students and students in three cities in Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevo, Banja Luka, and Mostar.”

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The mission of the Dayton Sister City Committee is to provide community leadership, promote Dayton internationally, and to increase global awareness of Dayton residents through developing and maintaining active Sister City relationships.

Want to go?

WHAT: Dayton Sister City Soiree

WHERE: Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton

TIME: 6 to 9 p.m.

PRICE: $25 (with a $10 donation to the Dayton Sister City Committee Scholarship Fund)

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/224753254737865/

Tickets are available through Eventbrite 

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You’ve got 6 more chances to learn this ancient art at Yellow Cab

Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Yellow Cab Tavern
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Moving meditation— that’s a simple explanation of the ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi Chuan, or Taijiquan. 

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There’s no better time to try out this ancient exercise than every Thursday now through April 26 at the Yellow Cab Tavern

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Led by Nelson Hulce, founder of the Dayton Aikido Club, an hour of introduction and practice of the Long Yang form of Tai Chi Chuan will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5. 

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Nelson Hulce has been a student of the martial arts since 1966, specializing in the art of Aikido for 34 years, according to the event’s page. His focus has been on diving deep into Tai Chi in recent years. 

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“Tai chi is often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ but it might well be called ‘medication in motion,’ according to an article by Harvard Health. “There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems.” 


WHAT: Tai Chi Chuan For Beginners at Yellow Cab 

WHEN: 7 p.m. every Thursday through April 26 

WHERE: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E 4th St., Dayton 

INFO: Facebook

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Levitt Pavilion announces its first concert of the season for downtown Dayton

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

The foundations for Levitt Pavilion are being built for an August opening in Dayton

At last! The highly-anticipated Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton has announced its first show for the upcoming concert season. 

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This summer, two extraordinary co-headliners—acclaimed southern rocker Paul Thorn and living legends of gospel, Blind Boys of Alabama will be making a stop in Dayton on August 11.

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This one-of-a-kind collaboration will thrill audiences with their rousing fusion of contemporary and traditional music. The tour is set to make stops at seven Levitt locations across the country. 

Paul Thorn and Blind Boys of Alabama will be making a stop at downtown Dayton's Levitt Pavilion on August 11(CONTRIBUTED)

Billed as the "Mission Temple Fireworks Revival," the tour marks a celebration of the deep connection between Thorn and Blind Boys of Alabama. With individual sets by each artist, as well as side-by-side performances, you will be treated to songs from Don't Let The Devil Ride, Thorn's upcoming gospel-infused album featuring guest performances by Blind Boys of Alabama.

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Raised in Tupelo, Miss., Paul Thorn's brand of muscular, rootsy rock and blues music speaks universal truths. His performances on shows like Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, chart-topping songs and collaborations with the likes of Sting, Mark Knopfler and John Prine have cemented his strong presence in modern southern rock.

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With a remarkable career spanning nearly 80 years, Blind Boys of Alabama are synonymous with the genre of gospel. As one of the pioneers of the "jubilee" gospel style, these five-time GRAMMY Award winners are recognized worldwide for spirituals and classic songs that have moved and uplifted people for decades, as they continue to impact modern music today. 

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Guide to the best Easter egg hunts around town

Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 7:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

Fun Facts About Easter

Nothing says Easter like a good old-fashioned egg hunt. Check out our roundup of upcoming Easter egg hunt events happening in and around Dayton and surrounding communities.

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Children, including Max Voltron, 4, center, run across the grass in search of eggs during the egg hunt at the First United Methodist Church's annual Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the state Capitol on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Food was sold at the event with proceeds supporting First UMC's Eurasia Mission Team, and non-perishable food donations were taken for the Capital Area Food Bank. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN(Deborah Cannon)

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LUNCH & HUNT WITH MR. BUNNY: The Easter Bunny is hippity hopping to the recreation center, so bring your basket to collect eggs that can be redeemed for trinket prizes. Enjoy a holiday snack, pose for a photo with the Bunny himself, and finish up with play time on our preschool gym equipment. For ages 1-6. 

Where: Washington Township Rec Center, 8200 McEwen Rd., Dayton

When: Friday, March 23 at 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Cost: $8 per child. Limited availability. 

Info: Website


ADULT EASTER EGG HUNT: You won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity to walk (or jog) down memory lane, hunting for hidden eggs all over Delco Park. We will have hundreds of eggs that can be turned in for “eggzellent” prizes, ranging from coupons to gift cards to our BIG Golden Egg Prizes! To finish off the night, be sure to take a picture with the Easter Bunny himself. Preregistration required. Limited space available!

Where: Delco Park, 1700 Delco Park Drive, Kettering

When: Friday, March 23 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Cost: $6 Kettering resident. $8/non-Kettering resident

Info: Call 937-296-2454


EASTER EGG HUNT GINGHAMSBURG CHURCH: Families with children walking up to age 12 are invited to the largest Easter egg hunt in Miami County with thousands of filled eggs, Saturday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Ginghamsburg Church. Registration for this sixth annual event begins at 9:30 the morning of the event with the first egg hunt beginning at 10. Each hunt zone is broken down into four different age groups: walking-age 2, age 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Each hunt zone also includes prize eggs and golden tickets that are redeemable for large prize items.

Where: Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City

When: Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

InfoWebsite or call 937-667-1069


EASTER EGG HUNT, PUPPET SHOW & LUNCHEON: The egg hunt will take place in the green space at the back of the church. Toddlers/Preschoolers will begin their hunt at 10:30 a.m. Elementary Children (K-5) will begin their hunt at 10:40 a.m. Immediately after the egg hunt, there will be a puppet show in the fellowship hall followed by lunch. See you there, and be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny.

Where: Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

When: Saturday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Info: Website


MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE EASTER EGG HUNT: Join the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for an Easter Egg Hunt, rain or shine. Bring your Easter egg basket and come join the fun. For more information, call 937-496-7134.

Where: 5661 Dayton-Liberty Road, Dayton

When: Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m.



FAIRBORN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH EASTER EGG HUNT: The hunt is open to all groups with special hunts for young children up through 5th grade and children with special needs. There will also be games and snacks.

Where: Fairborn United Methodist Church, 100 N. Broad St., Fairborn

When: March 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Info: Call 937-878-5042 or visit www.forfairborn.org.  


EASTER EGG BUNNY EXPRESS: Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express. All children will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt. Seats are reserved; the train is now heated.

Where: LM&M Railroad, 127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon

When: Weekends March 24-April 7, 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m.

Cost: $16-23 (adults) and $10-21 (children)

Info: Call 513-933-8022 | Website


MIDDLE EASTER EGG HUNT AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH EASTER EGG HUNT: Crafts, games, and snacks will begin at 10:00 a.m. The egg hunt is at 11:00 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny. Stick around after for food and friendship.

Where: 10 N. Breiel Blvd., Middletown

When: Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.



THE EASTER EGG-VENTURE: An amazing indoor Easter adventure with over 50,000 Easter eggs. This event (with age-specific egg hunts) is for children up through grade 5. There will also bounce houses, crafts, door prizes, and concessions for purchase.  Age-specific egg hunt times. For more information, call 937-898-8811.

Where: Christian Life Center, 3489 Little York Rd., Dayton

When: Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.



HELICOPTER EGG DROP 2018: There will be an egg hunt, photo opportunities with the Cottontail Brothers, a cupcake walk, face painting, games, tattoos and coloring. Limited to 550 kids. Preregistration is required.

Where: The River Church, 5546 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Liberty Township

When: Saturday, March 24 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Info: Website

Michael Ren, 2, shares an Easter egg with his sister Angela after the Easter egg hunt on the Capitol lawn on Saturday. Easter egg hunt events are happening all over Austin this week and next. CHARLOTTE CARPENTER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN(American-Statesman Staff)

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LUNCH & HUNT WITH MR. BUNNY: Bring your child and enjoy a pizza lunch with Mr. Bunny. There will be an egg hunt, pictures, games, crafts, food and fun for participating children. For ages 7 and under. Limited availability. 

Where: Community Park Learning Center, 500 S. First St., Miamisburg

When: Saturday, March 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5 per child. Preregistration is required.

Info: Website


EASTER EGG HUNT: This annual, free event is open to the public. There will be 4,500 eggs filled and ready to be hunted in the green space behind the church. Toddler and Pre-K hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by the elementary (K-5) hunt at 10:40. Afterwards, there will be a hot dog lunch and puppet show by the Kirkmont Puppeteers. 

Where: Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave., Kettering

When: Saturday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Info: Facebook


EMERSON ACADEMY ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: Egg Hunt will start promptly at noon for kids ages 10 and under. Meet the Easter Bunny.

Where: Emerson Academy, 501 Hickory St., Dayton.

When: March 24, 12 p.m.

Info: For more information, call 937-251-6000.


MIRACLE LEAGUE FIELD EGG HUNT: The Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities will host a community egg hunt for children with disabilities. The event is open to children ages 18 and under with developmental disabilities. Siblings are welcome to participate.There will be more than 1,500 eggs filled with toys and prize tickets, and minimal candy. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance to pose for photos and hand out prizes. Bring a basket and camera to this free event. The Miracle League Field can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.

Where: 1605 S. Main St., Springboro

When: Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Info: 513-502-5015


EASTER EGG HUNT EGGSTRAVAGANZA: This is the third annual egg hunt. The first 225 children to register will take part in this free event. There will also be an Easter-themed craft. Brought to you in partnership with Crazy 8.

Where: The Mall at Fairfield Commons, lower level, 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek

When: Sunday, March 25 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Info: Facebook

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A group of kids age 5 and younger group to pick up eggs in their section of the park.


EASTER EGG HUNT AT GOLDFISH: There will be an egg hunt in the pool, prizes, crafts and a movie. This event is open to currently enrolled members of Goldfish Swim School – Dayton. Time slots available based on current levels in of programs.

Where: Goldfish Swim School, 671 Lyons Road, Dayton

When: Friday, March 30, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $5 per swimmer. Preregistration required.

Info: Website


BREAKFAST WITH BUNNY AT SCENE 75: Enjoy a buffet style breakfast with your family and Scene75 Easter Bunny! The breakfast buffet will consist of pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy. There are a limited number of seats available.

Where: 6196 Poe Ave, Dayton

When: Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Cost: $7 per person for pre-registration, kids 2 years and under eat free! $9 at the door

Info: Website


EASTER EGG HUNT AT BERWIN PARK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Berwin Park, 1400 Berwin Park, Kettering

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT AT DOMINICK LOFINO PARK IN BEAVERCREEK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs.

Where: Dominick Lofino Park, 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek

When: March 31, 11 a.m.


EASTER EGG HUNT AT KANTNER PARK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Kantner Park, 1512 Brownleigh Road, Kettering

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT AT MCINTOSH PARK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: McIntosh Park, Edwin C Moses Blvd and West Riverview Ave, Dayton.

When: March 31, 11 a.m.


EASTER EGG HUNT AT OAK PARK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Oak Park, 2055 Malcom Drive, Kettering

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT AT PAGE MANOR IN RIVERSIDE: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 5,000 eggs, prizes, games and food for all. 

Where: Page Manor, Prairie at Wright Fields, Riverside.

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT AT SHAFOR PARK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Shafor Park, Collingwood Avenue and Shafor Boulevard, Oakwood

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT AT SHOUP PARK IN BEAVERCREEK: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Shoup Park, 1341 Meadow Bridge Drive, Beavercreek

When: March 31, 11 a.m.


EASTER EGG HUNT AT TAIT PARK IN KETTERING/MORAINE: Community Easter Egg Hunt in Kettering/Moraine with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Tait Park, 3750 Tait Road, Kettering

When: March 31, 11 a.m.


EASTER EGG HUNT AT VAN BUREN APARTMENTS: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 2,000 eggs, plus prizes, games, food and more. 

Where: Van Buren apartments, 1956 Smithville Road, Kettering

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT AT WENZLER PARK IN KETTERING: at Community Easter Egg Hunt in Kettering with over 1,000 eggs. 

Where: Wenzler Park, 3535 Sharewood Court, Kettering

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs.

Where: McBreezy Acres Fruit Farm, 3470 Waynesville Jamestown Road, Xenia.

When: March 31, 11 a.m.



EASTER EGG HUNT IN XENIA: Community Easter Egg Hunt with over 1,000 eggs.

Where: Sterling Green Park, 2903 W. Barnhill Place, Xenia

When: March 31, 11 a.m.


XENIA EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: There are designated areas for prewalkers, walkers through age 4, ages 5-8, ages 9-12, and those with special needs. With over 12,000 eggs to be found, there will be plenty for everyone. Please dress for the weather and bring your own bag or basket to collect your eggs. Arrive early to register for door prizes and a picture taking opportunity with the Easter Bunny.

Where: Shawnee Park, 591 South Park Dr., Xenia.

When: March 31, 11 a.m.


5TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE: Over 15,000 eggs will be scattered over Beachler Field. Free to everyone and open for children up to 12 years old.

Where: Beachler Field, N. 9th St., Miamisburg

When: Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Info: Facebook


ANNUAL VANDALIA COMMUNITY EGG HUNT: Bring your own basket to this free event for ages 10 and younger. 

Where: Vandalia Sports Complex Soccer Concession Stand, 1111 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia

When: Saturday, March 31, from 11 to 11:30 a.m.



THE EASTER EGG HUNT: This free event is for children up to 5th grade. There will be candy-filled eggs, inflatable games, donuts, music and cash prize eggs. 

Where: Beavercreek Nazarene, 1850 N. Fairfield Road, Beavercreek

When: Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Info: Facebook

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