2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton - 275-7431

Thru  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.



434 E. Third St., Dayton - 228-2232

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 - 229-3909

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

Thru  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 - 224-3822

Thru 3/8  REACH Across Dayton: Gary Harwood  Documentary photography – portrait of an Ohio migrant community rich in social capital

2/7 – 3/1  MB Hopkins: Paintings Inspired by Real Stories



Bergamo – Mt. St. John

4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

Thru  2/17  Wanda Wonders: New works Charles Wanda, SM



University of Dayton

300 College Park - 229-4214

Thru 3/30  When Words Become Pictures:  Our  Lady Calligraphed by Ann Bain, Dayton artist.



2655 Olson Dr., Kettering - 296-0294

Opening 2/25   18th Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper: A juried exhibition for artists living within a 50-mile radius of Dayton, Ohio.  Entries must be original works in any media on or of paper.



Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton - 512-5381

Thru  3/8  R.E.A.C.H – Laura Kina: Reception 2/28 from 7-9 pm



ZoneVI Photography Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton


.Thru  3/8  R.E.A.C.H – Stafford Hiroshi Smith: Reception 2/28 from 7-9 pm



A132 Creative Arts Center 

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton


Thru  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




2/5  Tue

Wind Symphony & Chamber Players  7:30 pm  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Alphabet Safari for Twos: Letters A-G  10 am  Bring your two-year-old and explore the fun world of letters with nature inspired activities. You’ll pick up your passport at the door and travel the stations. Attend at least two Alphabet Safaris and receive a patch. Reservations required; caregiver must attend with child: Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Dayton  434-9005


2/6  Wed

Demirjian Chamber Orchestra:  Baroque to Beyond  6:30 pm  The DPO Chamber Choir joins Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman and the DPO Chamber Orchestra in a presentation of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 and Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins. Then, the orchestra switches gears to perform 8 Pieces for String Orchestra by 20th-century German composer Paul Hindemith, then closes with Bach’s musical offering of thanksgiving, the Cantata No. 29.  Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  One of the greatest love stories ever told – Montagues, Capulets, street fights, balcony scenes, teenagers in love, the most tragic ending, the most beautiful language. Thru 2/7  The Loft Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  461-3823

Environmental Film Series: From Chechnya to Chernoby  7 pm  In recent years, refugees have fled wars and political turmoil in Chechnya, Tajikistan, Georgia and Azerbaijan and are settling in the radioactive pastures surrounding Chernobyl, scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986. When Russian-speaking filmmaker Slawomir Grünberg heard local governments were encouraging people to resettle the irradiated villages, he decided to go there with his camera and document the latest twist in the Chernobyl disaster and the evolution of the former Soviet republics. Reservations requested; walk-ins welcome (ages 14 & older).  Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Dayton  434-9005



2/7  Thu

Demirjian Chamber Orchestra:  Baroque to Beyond  10 am  (see 2/7)

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/6)

Dayton Ballet: There Was A Time  8 pm  Critically acclaimed as an “ambitious, thoughtful and marvelous new production,” There Was A Time portrays the emotions, energy and passion of the ’60s and ’70s. Experience the adventure through two tumultuous decades with the Smith family album as they laugh, love, forgive and remember. Thru 2/10 Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630


2/8  Fri

Bridge to Terabithia  7:30 pm  In this powerful story, a Virginia farm boy who dreams of becoming an artist, develops a friendship with a new girl from the city who opens a world of imagination, art and literature for him. Together, they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don’t understand them. When tragedy strikes, the strength they found in Terabithia allows the boy to share the magic of his dreams. Thru 2/24  Town Hall Theatre, 27 North Main Street, Centerville  433-8957

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical  8 pm  See the show that brought the revolution to Broadway in the late 1960s. This show has vitality, timelessness and meaning that embody the dreams of a past generation and the dawning of a new age.  Also 2/9  FlipSide at Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton  424-8477

Over the River and Through the Woods 8 pm  Nick, a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey, enjoys dinner with both sets of grandparents each and every Sunday. That is until he has to tell them that he’s been offered his dream job – on the other side of the country. The news doesn’t sit well, and the family feels betrayed. Thus begins a series of schemes to get him to stay, including bringing to dinner the lovely and single Caitlin O’Hare as bait. Does he stay? Thru 2/10  The new Beavercreek Community Theatre, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek  429-4737 or 429-2191

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/6)

Dayton Ballet:  There Was A Time  8 pm  (see 2/7)

1/18  Fri            Starlight Skate  (weather permitting)  7 pm  Skate under the stars on Friday evenings. The $5 admission includes skate rental and a spectacular Laser and Music Show over the RiverScape MetroPark Ice Rink at 6:55 and 8:30 p.m. Also 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22  RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton  278-2607 


2/9  Sat

Vanguard Concert  8 pm           Jupiter String Quartet, one of the strongest young string quartets performing today, returns to Dayton. Dayton Art Institute Auditorium, 456 Belmonte Park North.  937-512-0144 or 937-436-0244

Springfield Symphony Orchestra: Spanish Inspiration  8 pm  Featured artist Pepe Romero, guitar.  Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874

Bridge to Terabithia  7:30 pm  (see 2/8)

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical 8 pm  (see 2/8)

Over the River and Through the Woods    8 pm  (see 2/8)

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/6)

Dayton Ballet:  There Was A Time  3 pm & 8 pm  (see 2/7)
Embossed & Embellished – Artist Palate  6:30 pm 
Showcasing the ornate, old-world paper arts by local artist Ann Bain.  Ann will even be available to execute her calligraphic skills – specially inscribing handmade valentines, just in time for the upcoming holiday. Reservations required. Sponsored by Dayton Visual Arts Center  224-3822


2/10  Sun

African Footprint  7 pm  African drum, saxophone and pennywhistle meld Afro- and Euro-centric music and dance into an ‘explosive stampede of song and dance’ that tells the vibrant and diverse history of South Africa. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Artist Series: Fisk Jubilee Singers  4 pm  The Fisk Jubilee Singers are young men and women, vocal artists and students of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee who sing and travel worldwide. WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Chamber Music Yellow Springs  7:30 pm  The four Ying siblings from Chicago are leaders in commissioning new works and bringing the joy of chamber music to a wide public. First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave., downtown Yellow Springs. 937-374-8800

Faculty Artist Series     3 pm Valentine Concert.  3 pm   Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936

Bridge to Terabithia  3 pm  (see 2/8)

Over the River and Through the Woods    3 pm  (see 2/8)

Romeo and Juliet 2 & 7 pm  (see 2/6)

RiverScape: February Birthday Celebration   2-4 pm. Free ice rink admission, skate rentals and cupcakes for all February  birthdays (while supplies last) Riverscakpe MetroPark, Monument and Main Sts. 278-2607

Dayton Ballet:  There Was A Time  3 pm  (see 2/7)


2/12  Tue

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/6)


2/13  Wed

Romeo and Juliet  8 pm  (see 2/6)

UD Distinguished Speaker Series: Rajiv Chandrasekaran  8 pm  Chandrasekaran served as the Washington Post’s Baghdad, Iraq, bureau chief at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Free.  Kennedy Union Ballroom, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936