Ah yes, October in Dayton – a favorite time of year for many. Football, jacket-weather, leaves changing color, Halloween… and many things to do, which we conveniently let you know about every week with the DMM Event Calendar…
Starting with Wednesday 10/7 check out Pacchia’s Local Food Week Farmer/Chef special made entirely with locally grown & produced ingredients. Speaking of local – looking for local music? Go no further than the Oregon Express for the weekly Buddha Den NTRO/XPO, or for jazz check out the weekly Jazz – Dave Greer Classic Jazz Stompers and spectacular city views at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Then on Thursday 10/8 do some drinking and networking with Generation Dayton’s Thirsty Thursday at the Engineer’s Club. Of course, the polar opposite of that young professional’s group is the Dayton Circus and they have their weekly Burrito Jam at Garden Station. And since this is Local Food Week, go check out the cooking demonstrations and a Benefit Screening of Fresh, The Movie at Second Street Market – this movie may completely change your perspective when it comes to what you eat!
Friday 10/9 starts out with Wright State University’s Social Work Alumni Society First Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Therapy Cafe. Or if you still have your Z Cavaricci’s and Aqua Net from 20 years ago then bust them out and get down to the 80’s Dance Party at Playhouse South. Got kids? Then get them in the Halloween spirit with Young’s Dairy Haunted Wagon Rides! Don’t got kids? (or DO have a babysitter?) – then get your pre-Masquerage groove on at Poelking Lanes for Masquerage On The Fringe! And yes, we have that listed under Participatory Sports – The Dude abides!
So did you think festival season was over? Think again – on Saturday 10/10 in the southern neck of the region in Waynesville we have the Sauerkraut Festival – who knew that Sauerkraut had its own festival? And then of course to the east we have one of the most popular fests of the year – the Yellow Springs Street Fair! Lots of good food, local art and excellent music will be happening in YS (and while you’re there be sure to get your pumpkins at Young’s Dairy)! To the north up in Troy we have the Fall Farm Fest and to the west (well, if you live in the ‘creek, anyway) we have the Garlic Fest – which is good timing since we’ll be needing a good defense against those pesky vampires that will appearing in a few weeks! Finally, if you haven’t checked out the Creative Soul of Dayton Exhibition then do yourself a favor and do it, at the Armory Building in the OD!
Finally to close out the week on Sunday 10/11, you’ll have a chance to hit any of the festivals you missed on Saturday (except YS Street Fair so you better have done that on Saturday!). If you’d like to sit inside and be entertained then we suggest you check out the ScreenPeace Film Festival showing The Emerald Forest (at the Little Art House in YS or The Neon in Downtown Dayton), or The Miracle Worker – a play at the Dayton Playhouse. Or finish out Local Food Week and get your hands dirty at Garden Station and learn The Magic of Compost!
These are just some featured events from the DMM Calendar – go over there for even more things happening this week and beyond. And if you have an event you’d like to promote or just want to help us become the number one event calendar in the Dayton Region (we’d like to believe we already are) then be sure to submit your events.