As you may have figured out, in the summer, Dayton is a hot place to be…in more ways than one! So get your hot self out of the house, take the air conditioned car, and enjoy some of these fun events, as things will be buzzing!
On Wednesday, enjoy $5 Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill. Wear your green and watch the Dragons play the Peoria Chiefs at Fifth Third Field. Or wear your tap shoes and head to Archer’s in Centerville for their A.Y.O.B. where they will be “tapping” a new beer. And in Kettering, watch The Fries Band as they put on a wonderful (and free!) show at the Fraze Pavilion.
On Thursday, take your kids out to Cooper Park for Story Hour, which is sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks and the Dayton Metro Library. Enjoy a performance by the Muse Machine as well as a delicious lunch at the Dayton Woman’s Club. If you work downtown, then consider heading to Courthouse Square during your lunch hour for The Square Is Where… McGovern Ceili Dancers. At El Rancho Grande, enjoy 1/2 price Ladies Night. Or sing your heart out at Champps for Karaoke Thursday.
On Friday, head to RiverScape for their Try Kayaking event, which is completely free! If you’re a kayaking newbie, it’s definitely something worth checking out. At Victoria Theatre, enjoy their Michelob Ultra Cool Film Series where the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will be shown. If you’re frequently late, be sure to arrive early this time to enjoy the Cool Film Series Beer Tasting! At Oregon Express, enjoy Half-Price Happy Hour Pizzas, which are absolutely delicious. It’s mid-summer, so consider watching A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Free Shakespeare at Antioch Amphitheater. Or watch ‘The Sound of Music’ at Epiphany Lutheran Church. And if you’re a macho man and would prefer to be at a sporting event, then head to Fifth-Third Field as the Dragons take on the Peoria Chiefs.
On Saturday, you will not want to miss the annual Dayton Air Show. If you enjoyed learning about kayaking and didn’t flip out like I did when I went kayaking the last time (literally!), then consider renting a kayak at RiverScape and Ride the River. Take the entire family to the Warren County “Fair” if you appreciate equality. At the Dayton Art Institute, they will be having Sound Bites: Short Talks About Art. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will still be shown as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series at Victoria Theatre. Again, they will have the Cool Films Series Beer Tasting prior to the show. Please don’t drink too much beforehand or you may actually feel like you’re going cuckoo during the movie. If you would rather catch a live performance, then check out ‘The Sound of Music’at Epiphany Lutheran Church. Join Noah and two of each kind of animal at RiverScape as part of their Free Summer Concert Series featuring The Ark Band. And if you don’t feel like things are buzzing around town, then you’ll just have to go over to Fifth Third Field to see the Dragons take on the Burlington Bees.
On Sunday, you will still be able to enjoy the Dayton Air Show. At Antoich Amphitheater, watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream…just don’t fall asleep because that would be rude. You can also listen to music at Miamisburg’s Riverfront Park with their Pizzazz in the Park Concert Series featuring Phat Like Dad or at Centerville’s Stubbs Amphitheater as The Lebanon Grand Opry House Band will be performing. And finally, don’t miss your opportunity to get a buzz at Fifth Third Field as the Dragons once again play the Burlington Bees…with some buzzing really going on at the plaza as part of their Charity Cuts!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Where does a bee sit? On his bee-hind.
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!