With several schools starting back up this week, it means the end of summer for many. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t still have fun! Here are a few options!
On Wednesday after a long day of work, enjoy a beverage at one of these great establishments: Archer’s for their A.Y.O.B., in which they tap a new beer each Wednesday; The Wine Gallery for their Weekly Wine Tasting; or Rumbleseat Wine for their Beer Tasting with Beer Guru Charles. If the weather is nice, then listen to Jazz on the Green at Yankee Trace or watch the Dayton Dragons play the Great Lakes Loons at Fifth Third Field.
On Thursday, take a lunch break and head to Courthouse Square for The Square Is Where featuring the Raks Devi Belly Dancers. Support local farmers by making a stop at the Centerville Farmers Market. Listen to live music at the Dayton Art Institute for their Twilight Concert or at RiverScape for their Big Band Nights featuring the Bob Gray Orchestra. Support a great cause (United Rehabilitation Services) by attending the URS Wine Tasting at the Dayton Racquet Club. I love their amazing views! Test your hand at cornhole with the Weekly Cornhole Tournament at Wings Sports Bar & Grille. And rounding out the lineup for Thursday…make a trip to Fifth Third Field to watch the Dragons play the Great Lakes Loons.
On Friday, there will again be entertainment during the lunch hour at Courthouse Square with The Square Is Where, featuring the Steven Gregory Trio. Beer lovers have a few options, including the Beer Tasting at Arrow Wine (Centerville location) or the AugtoberFest Craft Beer Tasting at Taj Ma Garaj. If wine is more your thing, then sip a glass or two (or three) at the Wine Tasting at Belmont Party Supply. If you want to head to Vegas but don’t have the funds, consider playing Texas Hold ‘Em or Black Jack at the Dayton Rugby Club’s Monte Carlo Grill Festival. Listen to live music for the Teen Music Slam competition at RiverScape. Right around the corner at Fifth Third Field you will be able to see the Dragons play the Great Lakes Loons. In Yellow Springs, check out the gallery openings, shops, and restaurants, all the while listening to live music and watching fire dancers as part of Fling in the Springs. And if you enjoy Alfred Hitchcock movies, then make your way to Victoria Theatre to see Rear Window as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series.
On Saturday, enjoy the nice weather with Zumba in the Park at RiverScape. If you’re corny like me, then make your way to the Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival or to Ele Cake Company in order to decorate your own corn on the cob cupcake. I assure you…both of these events are no joke! If you’re a man and have a best friend, then take him/her to the Doggie Dash ‘N Splash Fest at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Speaking of animals, if you like crabs, then you can enjoy them at Jay’s Seafood for their Crabfest Wine Luncheon. Support breast cancer awareness by participating in Pints, Putters & Pink Balls at Kittyhawk Golf Center. And remember…real men wear pink! Or support the American Cancer Society by attending the Dayton Cattle Barons Ball, which will feature dancing, auctions, gourmet Tex-Mex cuisine, and much more!
Also on Saturday…beer lovers should attend The Greene’s Beer Tasting in preparation for AleFest next weekend. And there is also something for wine lovers – Jungle Jim’s will be hosting 90 Point Wines under $15. Plus, A Taste of Wine and T.J. Chumps in Miamisburg will be having Dancing in the Street for all you wine, food, dancing, and/or live music lovers. For a family friendly event, make your way to Fifth Third Field for Donato’s Pizza Family Movie Night, where the movie How to Train Your Dragon will be shown. Get out your grass skirts and coconut bras and make your way to the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center’s Waikiki Party at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center. All you groovy dudes should be sure to get your tickets to Hippiefest at the Fraze. And if you’re up in Yellow Springs, Fling in the Springs will still be going on!
On Sunday, once again make your way to the Fraze for WTUE’s Breakfast with The Beatles and Beatlemania Magic. Bring your kid/s to the Dayton Convention Center for the Barber and Stylist Cut-Off for a free back-to-school haircut (just be sure to pick up a voucher in advance). At Victoria Theatre, watch Rear Window as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series. You will be able to catch live music at RiverScape with 91.3 WYSO’s Concert or at Stubbs Amphitheater to see the band Legend. And finally, help kick off Dayton Beer Week with the Beer Pride Parade in the Oregon District!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, “I’ve lost my electron.” The other says, “Are you sure?” The first replies, “Yes, I’m positive…”
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!