You may or may not have been with the love of your life this Valentine’s Day, but hopefully it was a great one! Guys…now with the pressure off, hopefully you’ll be able to relax and have some fun at some of these events!
On Wednesday, all you writers can head to Books & Co. for their Second Sunday Free Writers’ Workshop. Is your bike just collecting dust in the garage or are you going to try cycling for the first time? If so, you’ll want to participate in Five Rivers MetroParks’ Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance. It may not be such a secret that this is going on, but over at Wiley’s, you will be able to see the opening night of Dirty Little Secret, which is co-presented by DaytonMostMetro.com’s very own J.T. Ryder. (There is also a DMM article on this show, so if interested, check out the following link!) And finally, for some good beer, check out the Sam Adams Beer Samplingat Heathers Coffee & Café or Green Flash Brewing Beer Tasting at The Caroline.
On Thursday, if you’re in the doghouse because you totally forgot about Valentine’s Day, try to make it up to your significant other by arranging flowers for him/her at PNC 2nd Street Market as part of February Flowers. Or take that special someone to Spinoza’s for their Dinner and a Movie Package. Even if your boyfriend’s/husband’s name is Scott, Fred, or Sam, you can still have a Romantic Dinner for 2 at Christopher’s and not get into trouble. Over at Thai 9, attend their Tapping Firkin of Bell’s Hopslamand eat some of their delicious food. I LOVE that their food can accommodate a diverse group of people in terms of spice preferences…and they don’t make you feel badly if you order a level zero like me! Over at Hara Arena, catch the Dayton Gems as they take on the Quad City Mallards. Even though it may be a little too cold to have an outdoor picnic, you can see the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning play, Picnic at Wright State. Also, if you love live music, head to South Park Tavern to see Ryan Roth and the Grand Plan with Seryn.
On Friday, if you feel like having a home cooked meal but are lacking Rachael Ray’s or Emeril’s cooking genes, head to the Dorothy Lane Market in Springboro for their DLM Family Style Dinner. Down in the city (RiverScape), head to Gone Country, where you will be able to ice skate while listening to country music. All you graffiti artist wannabes should branch out to Olive for their Graffiti Party. Hopefully you are fortunate to have a ticket to the sold out 6th Annual Valentine’s Dance for Special Wishat the Schuster Center. If not, I encourage you to support this great cause by purchasing raffle tickets or making a donation. I know a child whose wish was sponsored by Special Wish and I am so impressed by the work that they do! If you prefer to have dinner and see a show all in the same place, go to the Spaghetti Warehouse for their Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theatre ‘Tragedy in the Theater’. Head to Cedarville University to watch High School Musicians Showcase Their Talent. And for additional theater options, be sure to get your ticket to Fat Pig at the Dayton Theatre Guild, Picnic at Wright State, or The Foreigner at Sinclair.
On Saturday, start your day off at the Yellow Springs Winter Farmer’s Market. If you became engaged on Valentine’s Day, then you’ll want to head to the DRC Bridal Show. For some live music, go to the University of Dayton for their Jazz Ensemble, Shiloh Church for the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra Concert, or Omega Baptist Church for their Omega Black History Celebration: Song, Dance & Praise. However, if you prefer to add a little “boogie-ing” to your music (the dancing kind, not the nose kind), check out the band Crooked Style at Talegators or head to Alex’s to listen to the band Off the Hook. Some theater options for Saturday include Fat Pig at the Dayton Theatre Guild, Forbidden Broadway: Dances with the Stars at Victoria Theatre, Picnic at Wright State, and The Foreigner at Sinclair. I know it’s not a Friday, but you will still be able to join in the fun and food at the Carroll High School – Carrolleer Fish Fry. And finally, be sure to check out the UD Flyers as they take on Duquesne…we are definitely due for a victory!
On Sunday, start your day off right by eating great food and supporting a great cause as part of the Savor Your Sunday & Support Stivers event at Coco’s Bistro. Some musical options include Afternoon Musicales at the Dayton Art Institute, the Dayton Philharmonic’s The Symphonic Beethoven at the Dayton Masonic Center, the University of Dayton Jazz Band’sperformance at the University of Dayton, and Omega Black History Celebration: Song, Dance & Praiseat Omega Baptist Church. At the Dayton Marriott, all you brides will want to attend The Dayton Bridal Expo. Those poor guys…I have yet to hear about a Groom Expo or Groom Show! Or perhaps they might actually be the fortunate ones because it gets them off the hook! Over at RiverScape, participate in Fundamentals of Skating if you have yet to learn how to skate. Also, some Sunday theater options include Fat Pig at the Dayton Theatre Guild, The Foreignerat Sinclair, and Picnic at Wright State University. And finally, if you are stressed out and don’t know what to do about it, make plans to attend the Introduction to Mindful Meditation Workshop at Practice Yoga on Fifth.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
The wise never marry…and when they marry they become otherwise.
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!