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Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Love is in the air, but that’s not all. There are tons of events from arts, to boxing, to comedy, food, drink and more.
1) DCDC REUNION
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is celebrating its past, present and future with two different events this weekend. First up is The Gathering: A DCDC Family Reunion at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. This program, originally booked at the Dayton Woman’s Club, has had a venue change to the DCDC Studios, 840 Germantown St., Dayton. Current dancers and former company members, choreographers, board members, administration and the public will attend. Cost: $25. On Saturday, Feb. 24, DCDC presents the winter concert “Reunited” at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Current and past members of the company will perform. Cost: $24.50-$47. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.
2) FIGHT NIGHT
Each year, Dayton History hosts Fight Night, which gives area professionals a chance to step into the ring for an amateur boxing exhibition. This annual fundraiser with a 1920s flair is presented at Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Dayton History’s education programming and conservation efforts at Carillon Historical Park and other Dayton History Sites. Call 937-293-2841 or visit www.daytonfightnight.com.
3) ABOVE THE FOLD
The touring exhibition, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” opens at Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, on Saturday, Feb.17. The show was curated by Meher McArthur and the tour is organized by International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C. Member preview days are Feb. 15 and 16. A member reception will be held on Feb. 22. “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. 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 www.daytonartinstitute.org.
4) THE ADVENTURE SUMMIT
Outdoor enthusiasts are the target of the Adventure Summit, returning to Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10. The annual event features everything from skills events and demonstrations to live music, beer tastings and speakers. Featured speakers include Jordan Romero, 21, who presents “No Summit Out of Sight: The Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits,” Susan Marie Conrad’s “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage” and Dale “Grey Beard” Sanders’ “Dale on the Trail: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at age 82.” Cost: Free. Visit www.theadventuresummit.com.
5) CIRQUE D’OR
The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque D’Or at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. More than 30 performers, from acrobats and contortionists to aerial artists, will dazzle the audience that afternoon with centuries-old Chinese tricks. The high energy show also features music and colorful costumes. Cost: $35-$55. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.
6) PAULA POUNDSTONE
Paula Poundstone has been doing stand-up comedy since the late 1980s and she never used that as a way to land a sitcom or launch a movie career. She has remained focused on comedy but she has other interests. She has been a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” since 1998 and her book, “The Totally Unscientific Student of the Search for Human Kindness” was published in May 2016. Poundstone performs at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Cost: $39-$49. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.
7) LOVE, WINE & CHOCOLATE
Valentine’s Day is the theme of the latest installment of Vine and Canvas. “Love, Wine & Chocolate” is presented at Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, 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 $50 on the night of the event. Call 937-223-5277 or visit www.daytonartinstitute.org.
8) DAYTON AUTO SHOW
The Toyota Drive Center, the Fiat-Chrysler Ride & Drive Experience and the Wild Hearts Mobile Teaching Zoo are among the attractions at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show. And, of course, there will be plenty of cars, from new offerings to specialty models. The Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association presents the annual show at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through 25. 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. $8 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children 9 and younger and military with ID. Call 937-333-4072 or visit www.daytonconventioncenter.com.
The new exhibition, “Stratum,” opens at Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The REACH Across Dayton collaborative show features new work by Dayton-based artists Amy Kollar Anderson and Kate Huser Santucci. “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 www.daytonvisualarts.org.
10) HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Whether you’re looking for a plumber, a landscape architect, an interior decorator or a general contractor, you should be able to find plenty of options at the Miami County Home & Garden Show. The Western Ohio Home Builders Association presents this massive event at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 23 through 25. Show hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5 adults in advance, $6 at the door, free for children 12 and younger. Call 937-339-2911 or visit www.hobartarena.com.
11) PREACHER LAWSON
While he didn’t take the grand prize during the latest season of “America’s Got Talent,” Preacher Lawson certainly made some new fans with his quick wit and animated on-stage antics. The television exposure has only bolstered the drawing power of the season 12 finalist, who is booked solid with comedy shows into mid-May. Lawson makes a stop in town for one 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 www.daytonfunnybone.com.
12) DAYTON RECORD FAIR
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Local musicians Ryan Palcic of Thundertaker and Taylor McGuff of McGuff & the Dumpster Fires are staunch supporters of Sideshow, presented at Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26.
Sideshow is celebrating its 13th anniversary of creating a free show of art and music for all ages. Sideshow is run entirely by volunteers and uses fundraisers and donations to offset the cost of hosting a show featuring more than 100 local artists and musicians.
This event will be the biggest Sideshow yet with sculpture, painting, music, performers, wrestling, dancers, comedy, food trucks, local brews, photography and more. It will also feature a special Kid’s Sideshow portion.
Palcic and McGuff, who have both played the festival with their bands, are in charge of the music portion of Sideshow 13. They sat down recently at the Yellow Cab Tavern to discuss their duties for the annual festival, which features work from more than 40 local artists and music from more than 40 area performers.
Palcic: “Both of our bands were able to use Sideshow as a launching pad. We met other bands and got other gigs from it. If you’re a new band and it’s one of your first shows, if you come in here and you’re put in the right spot and you do a good job and you get a good crowd response, it’s easy to get involved out here. It certainly worked for us.”
McGuff: “Just for a show to go see, if you want a sampling of Dayton music, this is it. I can’t think of any other show where you can see this wide a swath of bands and acoustic artists and visual artists and poets as well. I get so excited for Sideshow. It really is my favorite event every year. I have a warm feeling every Sideshow weekend.”
Palcic: “I met so many people through Sideshow 10. That was the first year my band Thundertaker played. We played with Death By Fetish, Evil Eye Gypsy, Dead Tooth and McGuff & the Dumpster Fires. I met Taylor that night. I volunteered that first year and I had such a good time I’ve been doing it ever since.”
McGuff: “We had 110 applications or something like that this year. That’s the most I’ve seen so far, which is a great sign, but we had to cut that down to 42 acts and that made it even more difficult. This is also the first Sideshow we’ve worked where there are less spots than before.”
Palcic: “The hardest thing to do is cut band. “There is so much talent in the city, and we all have different tastes, so you inevitably end up having to make some tough decisions and cut bands you care about.”
Sideshow 13 performers include the New Old-Fashioned, Sharon Lane, Far From Eden, Mandy Jewell, the Repeating Arms and XL427. Exhibiting visual artists include Christine Gaffney, Matthew Reynolds, Tara Moore, Tom Gilliam, Jackie Wagner and Chris Corn.
Bradley the Dark
Heather Lea Reid
Jenny J. Ink
Summer Rose Fig
Friday Main Stage
7-7:40 p.m. John Dubuc and the Guilty Pleasures
7:40-8:20 p.m. NOVAGOLD
8:20-9 p.m. The Repeating Arms
9-9:40 p.m. The Zygotes
9:40-10:20 p.m. Nasty Bingo
10:20-11 p.m. The New Old Fashioned
11-11:40 p.m. Bribing Senators
11:40 p.m. -12:20 a.m. Todd the Fox
12:20-1 a.m. Dip Spit vs. Duderus
Friday Acoustic Stage
7-7:40 p.m. Max B Greene
7:40-8:20 p.m. Mandy Jewell
8:20-9 p.m.Doug Nichols
9-9:40 p.m. Steve Makofka
9:40-10:20 p.m. Sam Stone
10:20-11 p.m. Rich Reuter
11-11:40 p.m. McGuff and the Dumpster Fires
11:40-12:20 a.m. Ryan Jones
12:20-1 a.m. The Typical Johnsons
Saturday Main Stage
5-5:40 p.m. Evil Eye Gypsy
5:40-6:20 p.m. The Vibe
6:20-7 p.m. Lord Kimbo/Flam Feeva
7-7:40 p.m. Enzo
7:40-8:20 p.m. Thank The Maker
8:20-9 p.m. Neo American Pioneers
9-9:40 p.m. The 1984 Draft
9:40-10 p.m. Scarecrow Sideshow
10:20-11 p.m. Stella’s Demise
11-11:40 p.m. Dark Backward
11:40 p.m.-12:20 a.m. Burn the Dead
12:20-1 a.m. Far From Eden
Saturday Acoustic Stage
5-5:40 p.m. Achilles Tenderloin
5:40-6:20 p.m. Debbie DeCasio
6:20-7 p.m. Moringa Moon
7-7:40 p.m. Chris Ball
7:40-8:20 p.m. Boo Lee Crosser
8:20-9 p.m. Vincent Holiday
9-9:40 p.m. Dan Sebree
9:40-10 p.m. XL247
10:20-11 p.m. Sharon Lane
11-11:40 p.m. Dayton Poetry Slam
11:40 p.m.-12:20 a.m. Dayton Poetry Slam
WANT TO GO?
What: Sideshow 13 with Sharon Lane, Enzo, Dark Backward, Todd the Fox, Scarecrow Sideshow, the 1984 Draft and others
Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton
When: 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25 and 26
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 4:21 PM
— Now this is going to be big.
COSI announced today plans for one of the “largest science events in Ohio history.”
The COSI Science Festival is set for May 1-4 2019.
The four-day festival will showcase science around central Ohio and will conclude with a hands-on, day-long carnival-style celebration on the Scioto Peninsula outside COSI, according to a news release.
“The COSI Science Festival will showcase how exciting, interesting, fun and accessible science is to all of us and how relevant it is to our daily lives. In addition, it will shine a light on the fantastic science, technology, and industry innovation in our great central Ohio region,” COSI President and CEO Frederic Bertley said in the release.
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Battelle, a Columbus based technology company, has pledged $850,000 over three years to the project.
Additional funds are being sought.
“This celebration will foster appreciation for innovation and technology in our community, share our enthusiasm for what our employees do every day and spark interest in the next generation of budding scientists, researchers and engineers,” Battelle President and CEO Lou Von Thaer said.
According to a Columbus Dispatch article, COSI’s festival will be structured like the Philadelphia Science Festival created by Bertley and others.
The newspaper reports that it will include about 150 community partners and 60 events, many of which will be free.
The events will be held in Columbus and surrounding communities.
Published: Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 7:41 PM
— There's nothing like Memorial Day to mark the start of summer.
Here are some great ways to celebrate the holiday, honor those who sacrificed all for our country and enjoy an extra-long weekend.
Have an event or deal to add to the guide? Let us know at email@example.com.
“Celebrate Memorial Day with us. You show up, we’ll supply the fun,” according to Young’s website. Spend the beautiful Memorial Day Weekend at Young's Jersey Dairy enjoying ice cream, miniature golf, the driving range, batting cages, slides and more. Once you’ve completed your 18 holes at the miniature golf course, head over to the carnival to ride a few rides.
WHERE: Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs
WHEN: Memorial Day weekend Friday through Monday
INFO: Visit the website for information about hours, directions, food, events and more.
Celebrate your Memorial Day Weekend at the Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Experience Native American culture featuring music, dancing, traders and exhibits, and loads of activities and demonstrations for children and adults alike. The festival is free.
WHERE: Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe
WHEN: Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27
INFO: The event is free. For information about parking and hours, visit the website.
If you’re having trouble trying to figure out what to do for Memorial Day weekend, the Patriot Freedom Festival is something you won’t want to miss. See Civil War Re-enactments and cannon firings, live music and the Four Freedom Equestrian team doing a very moving war drama routine. Honor those who have served the country by attending the Flag Refresh Ceremony and Memorial Day Services for the Gold Star Mothers. In between the fun, enjoy food from various vendors.
WHERE: Dayton VA Medical Center Campus, 4100 W. 3rd St., Dayton.
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27
The Dayton Heritage Festival is a great way to get in touch with your inner Daytonian and celebrate the Memorial Day weekend. Carillon’s collection of buildings and exhibits will be on display as a full day of entertainment is planned. The Dayton Philharmonic will close out the festivities, playing patriotic favorites. There will be costumed interpreters and more.
WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton.
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27
INFO: Facebook or 937-293-2841
In honor of Memorial Day, Scene 75 will once again be hosting their BOGO day, with buy-one-get-one-free attractions all day long. For every attraction that you purchase, you’ll receive a pass to play the same attraction for FREE. Plus, receive a 10% military discount on any game card purchase with valid military ID.
WHERE: 6196 Poe Ave., Vandalia
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday, May 28
INFO: scene75.com or 937-619-3200
Honor Miamisburg resident, Marine Cpl. Paul “Rocky” Zanowick II, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on June 3, 2011 by participating in this 5K run. All proceeds will benefit the City of Miamisburg for a Veterans Memorial Park project, Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at WPAFB and The Uriah Edward Zanowick Trust Fund.
WHERE: Library Park, 35 S. Fifth St., Miamisburg
WHEN: 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26
Visit The Legion‘s website for purchasing tickets in advanced. Drop on by The American Legion Post 165 for dinner and dancing. Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to jam with the Tom Benner Band.
WHERE: The American Legion Post 165, 35 N. Main St, Miamisburg
WHEN: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26
Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Winner winner, chicken — winner!
It’s almost time for one of Ohio’s oldest and most beloved festivals. The Versailles Poultry Days Festival — almost a “local holiday” in West Central Ohio since its beginnings in 1952 — will take place June 8-10. This year, the poultry party reaches a monumental milestone.
Festival organizers expect to sell about 25,000 of its world famous barbecue chicken dinners at the festival this year. Most years, these dinners sell out. In fact, they expect to hit the 1 million mark this year. The buyer of the 1,000,000 ticket will be glad they came.
“The purchaser of this very special dinner will receive gifts including a voucher toward a trip to Las Vegas sponsored by Zechar Bailey and a one-year supply of delicious Mike-Sells potato chips,” according to the event’s Facebook page. “The purchaser of the One Millionth Dinner will be determined by the Poultry Days Chairmen during the festival weekend.”
The festival theme this year is appropriately “Poultry Going Platinum.”
Dinners will be sold from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m Friday, 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Event coordinators recommend coming early since “chicken can sell out earlier than expected.”
Other top events include the 37th Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, an antique car parade, music, food, beer, rides and more.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: Versailles Poultry Days
WHEN: Friday- Sunday, June 8th, 9th, and 10th
WHERE: 459 S. Center St., Versailles