After two weeks free of Jane’s Best Bets, you may have thought that you had successfully gotten rid of me (and my dumb jokes). Sorry to burst your bubble, but that is not the case. Here is a listing of some events going on this week, including the opening of The Lion King. Speaking of lions, let’s go ahead and get to the “mane” events!
On Wednesday, bring out your creative side with Creative Card Making at the Dayton Art Institute. For those of you thinking of starting your own business, make your way to The Entrepreneurs Center for their New Business Information Session. At the Fraze, enjoy the Austrian Festival Spass Nacht…which is absolutely free! Listen to Jazz on the Green at Yankee Trace Golf Club. And finally, I’m not “lion” to you when I tell you that you don’t want to miss Disney’s The Lion King, which is being performed at the Schuster Center. (It is being performed through July 10th, so even if you don’t get to see it this week, you’ll still have an opportunity!)
On Thursday, all you gardening gurus can put your talents to good use at Riverscape as part of RiverScape Gardeners. I’m definitely not in that crop. Instead of planting my own garden, I’d prefer to get vegetables at the grocery or at a place like Centerville Farmers Market, located at Centerville Shopping Center. If you are all about networking and live up north (or don’t mind making your way up there), attend ‘Be An Exceptional Presenter’, which is a free networking event featuring Gary Mull as the guest speaker at Club 55. At the Dayton Art Institute, attend the Twilight Concert (not to be confused with that Twilight vampire series, which I am still clueless about). Let your hair down (or put your hair back) and head to La Comedia to see the popular musical Hair Spray. Or go to Veteran’s Park Amphitheater for Annie Get Your Gun. And if you feel like singing yourself, make your way to Champps for Karaoke Thursdays.
On Friday, all live music lovers will want to attend the Ole’ Tyme Music Festival at Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village. If you’re not there, then I order you to catch one of my favorite bands, The Menus, as they play at Sharkey’s. Beer lovers should make plans to attend the 6th International Beer Fest at Jungle Jim’s. At Fifth Third Field, watch as the Dragons take on the Lansing Lugnuts. And if you want to experience theater, be sure to get your tickets to see Hair Spray at La Comedia, Annie Get Your Gun at Veterans Memorial Park, Disney’s The Lion King at the Schuster Center, or The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show at The Loft Theatre
On Saturday, visit Practice Yoga on Fifth for their Birthday Party/Open House, which will include FREE classes, live music, mini-massages, and much more! Don’t know how to bake but love to decorate? Consider heading to Ele Cake Company and decorate a cake for your dad for their Father’s Day DYO Cake. It’s picnicking season, so find out about Healthy Picnic Foods at PNC 2nd Street Market. While downtown, you’ll also be able to participate in the Kayak Float/Ride the River Rentals at RiverScape and then later listen to the sounds of Bonneville as part of the Free Summer Concert Series. All you 80s music lovers should go go to the Fraze to catch the GoGo’s and the B-52’s as part of Mix 107.7 Summerfest. I just couldn’t keep my lips sealed about that one. If you would prefer to stay inside, then catch one of these shows: Disney’s The Lion King (Schuster Center), Hair Spray (La Comedia), or Annie Get Your Gun (Veterans Memorial Park). And if you want to get groovin’, head to Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village for the Ole’ Tyme Music Festival.
On Sunday, be sure to wish the fathers you know a Happy Father’s Day. Several places will be offering brunch, including the Dayton Woman’s Club (I find that kind of ironic), Boulevard Haus, Blind Bob’s, or the Dublin Pub. Afterwards, take your dad to watch the Dragons play the Lansing Lugnuts at Fifth-Third Field. And if he likes doing outdoor activities, take him to RiverScape where there will be Ride the River Rentals.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
What do you call a show full of lions?
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!