Even though Halloween is about two weeks away, the Halloween festivities have officially begun with the Ghosts N’ Goblins 5K downtown on Tuesday night! There are many more great Halloween themed, as well as non-Halloween themed options for this week!
On Wednesday, if you love a good scare, then be sure to make your way to the Haunted Butcher House. To be honest, the name of it alone scares me! In addition to seeing lots of Halloween decorations this time of year, you also see lots of political signs, commercials, etc. The task of choosing who to vote for or how to vote on certain issues can be daunting. Get some help by attending the Voters Guide LIVE at Stivers. History buffs should make plans to attend Soaring at Kitty Hawk, 1911: Buster’s Vacation at The Engineers Club of Dayton. At the Dayton Convention Center, attend the TechNet-Aero Conference if you work in or are interested in business and defense information technologies (hopefully if you work in it, you are also interested in it!). And finally, I hope you were lucky enough to get tickets to the sold out Mix 107.7 Concert For A Cure at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, with some great acoustic performances by Safetysuit, Christina Perri, and Andy Grammer. And if you weren’t, it’s okay. As Andy Grammer would say, “you gotta keep your head up.”
On Thursday, make your way to the Dayton Racquet Club for their $10 Wine Tasting. Afterall, what could be better than sipping some great wine and enjoying their amazing views?!?! Head to Victoria Theatre for the Dayton Ballet’s Sleepy Hollow & Hyding Inside. And if you would prefer to celebrate in honor of the ballet, then dress in your favorite black and white costume and participate in the Ballet Barre’s 2001 Halloween Pub Crawl, which will take place in the Oregon District. Or wear your Halloween costume for Boo in the Burg in Downtown Miamisburg. If you want to do something fun with the kids, then take them to see Disney On Ice – Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey at the Nutter Center. And if you can’t take them Thursday night, there will be shows all weekend long!
On Friday, get a start on your holiday cooking plans by attending Tasty Party Appetizers at 2nd Street Market. It is FREE! Attention all you yoga lovers – make your way to Practice Yoga on Fifth for the screening of the new documentary ‘Yogawoman’ to benefit the YWCA of Dayton. If you have never been to the opera, now is your time, as the Dayton Opera will be presenting La Bohème at the Schuster Center. In addition, they are offering “Friday Nite Tweet Seats” for members of area Young Professional Networking Groups and their guests. These seats are valued at $66 but are being sold at the promotional rate of $15! So, if you think the arts are too expensive for young professionals, think again! At Victoria Theatre, you will be able to see the Dayton Ballet’s Sleepy Hollow & Hyding Inside. There are a couple other shows you can catch on Friday as well, including Lost in Yonkers (Dayton Theatre Guild) and The Crucible (Sinclair’s Blair Hall Theater). And if you prefer to have fun in a less formal environment, then check out my friend’s band Buddha and the Boogie Down as they play at Flanagan’s!
On Saturday, start the day off high on carbs with the Centerville Rotary’s 11th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Then, make your way to The Salvation Army Kroc Center for their Chili Cook Off. In the afternoon, take the kids to Victoria Theatre for the Dayton Ballet’s Children’s Halloween Party. And in the evening, take your date to Victoria Theatre for the Dayton Ballet’s Sleepy Hollow & Hyding Inside. Head to the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra’s Fall Concert at Shiloh Church. At Schindler Banquet Center, get a new wardrobe without spending a fortune as part of the 3rd Annual Fashion Swap ‘N Shop. If you are Irish (or just like Irish music), then purchase tickets to see bohola, featuring dancers from the Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance at Stivers School For the Arts. Theater options will still include Lost in Yonkers (Dayton Theatre Guild) and The Crucible (Sinclair’s Blair Hall Theater). And finally, support United Rehabilitation Services, a wonderful organization who works to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, by attending their 55th Anniversary Gala at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center.
On Sunday, listen to the Duquesne Tamburitzans at the Centerville Performing Arts Center, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra at Kettering Fairmont, or to the sounds of the Dayton Opera as they perform La Bohème at the Schuster Center. Watch the Dayton Ballet’s Sleepy Hollow & Hyding Inside at Victoria Theatre or the Dayton Theatre Guild’s performance of Lost in Yonkers. And finally…if you have been craving chocolate, you are in luck as there will be an All You Can Eat Chocolate Party at the Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Why didn’t the skeleton go to the movies?
Because he had no body to go with.
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!