Museums & Galleries




Now – 1/27  The Art of Holly K. Coovert – Discover the beauty of Earth’s creatures with detailed wildlife artwork depicting a wide range of species with extreme attention to detail, remaining true to the anatomy of each animal

1/26 – 5/14  Engineer It! – Visitors of all ages explore the fun and creative sides of engineering by designing boats, windmills, airplanes, buildings and bridges and then testing their performance in wind tunnels, earthquake simulators and water tanks. Visitors can also experiment with gears and pulleys, operate a crane and learn about careers in engineering through video presentations.

4/18 – 4/20  Irma Bailey Reservation Indian Arts and Crafts Show and Sale – Includes authentic, Native American-made jewelry, rugs, baskets, pottery, kachinas, fetishes, beaded articles, and more!





434 E. Third St., Dayton


Ongoing – Exhibits by more than 20 local artists. Purchase art for your home, find the perfect gift or just browse the latest creations, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.





458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton


Now – 1/31  Samuel H. Kress Loans: Cultural Democracy – Installation of remarkable Renaissance oil paintings on loan from The Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia.

Now – 4/20  The Creative Eye: Photographic Works by Marc Suda & Sean Wilkinson – Dayton photographers works are exhibited in the Regional Gallery.

Now – 4/30  Sitting Pretty Around the World – Hands-on children’s exhibition focuses on the chairs we sit on everyday, which take on many forms depending on their function or the culture that made them.





118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton


Now – 2/2  Teresa Dunn, Ben Duke and Robert McCann: Figurative Fictions

Now – 2/2  Jud Yalkut: Sea Islands





Bergamo – Mt. St. John

4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

Now – 2/17  Wanda Wonders: New works Charles Wanda, SM





2655 Olson Dr., Kettering


Now – 2/1  Pam Adams and Tamie Beldue Exhibition: Exhibition of paintings by Pam Adams of Dayton and drawings by Tamie Beldue of South Vienna, OH.





Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton


Now – 1/31  Bridgette Bogle Exhibition: Reception 1/10 from 5-6:30pm





ZoneVI Photography Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton


Now – 1/31  Sarah Sorg Exhibition: Gelatin Silver prints, long exposures, nocturnal scenes.





The Marian Library

300 College Park, Dayton

229-4214 or 4254

Ongoing – Nativity Sets: Made from soft materials, including paper mache, tin-foil, wax, felt and leather.

Now – 3/15  Calligraphed Madonna: A series of Scripture texts calligraphed and illustrated by local artist Ann Bain.





Rike Gallery

300 College Park, Dayton

229-3237 or 3261

1/9 – 1/31  North of U Street: Works by Billy Colbert and Michael Platt. Curated by Chris Hoeting. Opening reception 1/16 from 7 to 9 pm.

2/12 – 3/6  The Natural and the Artificial: Work from the Nanjing Arts Institute, China. Closing Reception 3/5 from 7 to 9 pm.

3/26 – 4/24  Horvath Juried Student  Exhibition: Opening Reception 3/26 from 7 to 9 pm.





Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery

A132 Creative Arts Center  

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton


1/27 – 3/9  The Global Matrix: This exhibition offers contemporary review of fine art printmaking in all media from around the world, presented as a traveling exhibition by the Purdue University Galleries.



Performing Arts & Events


1/24  Thu


Tri-State Honor Band Festival  This festival brings together superb high school musicians from across three states – Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana – to create one of the nation’s most exceptional high school honor bands. Thru 1/26  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Cityfolk: Natalie MacMaster  8 pm   Touches of Irish, Scots, bluegrass, jazz and world music provide a sound that’s distinctively fresh and new but still resolutely traditional. Victoria Theatre, 138 North Main Street, Dayton  496-3863

The Fantasticks  8 pm  A classic coming-of-age story, features two meddling, matchmaking fathers who scheme to get their children together. But once the couple is united, the real drama begins! Musical by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. Thru 2/3  WSU Festival Playhouse, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-2500




1/25  Fri        


Dayton Opera:  Macbeth  8 pm  A company premiere! Greed, ambition, guilt and madness prevail in this powerful and rarely seen adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most compelling tragedies. This mystical story follows Macbeth and Lady Macbeth through their ruthless quest for power and chilling demise. Sublime arias and thrilling choruses will captivate you!  Schuster Center, One W. Second St.  228-3630

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown  8 pm  The show is best described as an average day in the life of Charlie Brown. It is a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day. Thru 2/3 Playhouse South, Clark Haines Theatre, 3700 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH

Noises Off  8 pm  A hilarious farce…guaranteed to create side-splitting laughter takes revolves around the stage and backstage antics during a performance. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St.

Park Your Car in Harvard Yard  8 pm A poignant relationship develops from bitterness into understanding when an elderly and intimidating schoolteacher hires as his housekeeper a student whom he long ago failed. Both make decisions that will alter their lives. Thru 1/27  Dayton Theatre Guild, 2330 Salem Ave., Dayton  278-5993

The Fantasticks  8 pm  (see 1/24)

The Moiseyev Dance Company  8 pm  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first North American tour, Russia’s Moiseyev Dance Company showcases classics from its vast repertoire, along with recent works that continue to win acclaim around the world.  Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874



1/26  Sat       


Cityfolk: Steinway to Heaven Series – Steve Kuhn Trio  8 pm  Jazz piano trio trio features bassist David Finck and drummer Billy Drummond. DAI Renaissance Auditorium, 525 Riverview Avenue, Dayton 496-3863.

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine  8 pm.  A UD production of this musical. Thru 2/2  Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown  8 pm (see 1/25)

Noises Off  2 & 8 pm  (See 1/25)

Park Your Car in Harvard Yard  5 pm  (see 1/25)

The Fantasticks  8 pm  (see 1/24)

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band  1 pm & 3:30 pm  Grab yesterday’s socks out of the hamper and get ready to rock! The Dirty Sock Funtime Band – as seen on “Jack’s Big Music Show” on Noggin®  – delivers interactive concerts filled with catchy music, lively dance,  clowning around and contagious excitement! Fox News calls them “the first real rock band for kids” – their imaginative songs and high energy multi-genre concerts are “winning over kids, parents and music critics alike.” Also 1/27  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630



1/27  Sun      


Dayton Opera:  Macbeth  3 pm  (see 1/25)

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine  8 pm  (See 1/26)

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown  3 pm (see 1/25)

Noises Off  2 pm  (See 1/25)

Park Your Car in Harvard Yard  3 pm  (see 1/25)

The Fantasticks  3 pm  (see 1/24)

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band 1 pm & 3:30 pm  (see 1/26)




Cityfolk: Ladysmith Black Mambazo   8 pm  South Africa’s leading harmony singers. Victorial theatre, 138 N. Main St.  496-3893

Chicago   8 pm  The award-winning musical full of excitement, energy, dancing, drama. Shuster Center, Second and Main St. Thru 2/3. Schuster Center, 2nd & Main Sts. 228-3630