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

Thru 3/1  MB Hopkins: Paintings Inspired by Real Stories



Bergamo – Mt. St. John

4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

Thru  3/23  Standing in Awe: The beauty of our country in photographs by John Lemker SM



University of Dayton

300 College Park - 229-4214

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

300 College Park, Dayton - 229-3237 or 3261

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



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 - 512-5381

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



ArtStreet Studio D Gallery

300 College Park, Dayton


Thru 3/6  Work from the University of Dayton



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




2/20  Wed

Langston Hughes Project – Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz  7:30 pm  A masterwork written in 12 parts by Hughes in the early 1960s. This production, brought to life in a multimedia production, is Langston Hughes at his best: insightful, wise, poignant, funny and soulful.  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Miklos Quartet  7 pm  Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-3936

BLAST!  8 pm  Back, by popular demand, this spectacular performance event is “music in motion” – ranging from classical to the blues, jazz to rock and roll and beyond – performed in dizzyingly theatrical style by the top young brass, percussion and visual performers from across the country. Thru 3/2  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630

Orchids for Dummies  6:30 pm  See why formerly-fragile orchids are really just another house plant. Learn how knowledge (and a little abuse) will make you a great orchid grower. Reservations required & limited:. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Dayton  434-9005


2/21  Thu                 

Dayton Jazz Ensemble  7:30 pm  Willie L. Morris, conductor in a Black History Month Concert.  Central State University.  229-3936

The Country Wife  8 pm  Journey with us back to Merry Ole England for one of the bawdiest comedies of all time! Meet Mr. and Mrs. Pinchwife, Master Sparkish and Jasper Fidget. Thru 3/2  WSU Festival Playhouse, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-2500

BLAST!  8 pm  (see 2/20)

The Taming of the Shrew  8 pm  The UD Art Series presents the American Shakespeare Center on Tour in the production of Shakespeare’s comedy in which a husband-to-be successfully tames his anti-marriage betrothed. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-2936

Parent & Preschooler Hike: Squirrel Search  10 am  Join other preschoolers and their parents in search for this rodent of our treetops. We will explore how these furry creatures get through the winter while enjoying a winter morning in the park. Program begins at 10 a.m. Reservations required & limited (ages 3 - 5)  Hills & Dales MetroPark, Twin Oak Shelter, 2655 Patterson Blvd., Dayton 277-4178


2/22 Fri

Dayton Philharmonic SuperPops:  Music Man  8 pm  Meredith Willson’s classic Broadway and cinema musical has become one of America’s most cherished theatre treasures. This concert version, (without costumes and scenery), allows the music itself to really shine. Norman Moses and Diane Penning head the cast with Music Director Neal Gittleman conducting the DPO and the DPO Chorus.  Also 2/23. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Cityfolk: Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana  8 pm  Explore beautiful jazz melodies from all over the world. Kelly Hall, Antioch College Main Building, 795 Livermore Street, Yellow Springs   496-3863          

Encore Theatre Company: Jacob’s Pillow  8 pm  In 1950, four Scottish college students broke into Westminster Abbey and stole the famed Stone of Destiny and ignited a national frenzy. This exciting new musical about heroism, patriotism and the bonds of national pride is making its American premiere right here in Dayton. Thru 2/24  Mathile Theatre - Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Monty Python’s Spamalot  8 pm  Winner of the 2005 Tony® Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Adult content – audience discretion advised. Thru 2/27  Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

The Country Wife  8 pm  (see 2/21)

Ama and the White Crane   8 pm  Ama and her puppet blend mystery, movement and music in the production inspired by Japanese theatre traditions. Accompanied by a comic samurai and servant, Ama battles forces to free her village from the power of an evil demon.  Thru 3/1  Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton.  512-2808

BLAST!  8 pm  (see 2/20)

The Merchant of Venice  8 pm  The UD Art Series presents the American Shakespeare Center on Tour. Justice is roundly served in this Shakespeare drama. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-2936

Bridge to Terabithia  7:30pm  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

Jasmine Guy in Raisin’ Cain  7:30 pm  Six time NAACP Image Award Winner and acclaimed actress Jasmine Guy stars in this theatrical presentation in words, music and visuals with a stunning score by The Avery Sharpe Trio. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630

Starlight Skate  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 

Infant Song and Sign  11 am & 1:45 pm  Join Dorie with Music Jamboree for music play and American sign language. Class will include sing-alongs, lap games, stories, puppets and a nature signing walk. Reservations required and limited; for ages infant – 2.   Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Center, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton  277-6545


2/23  Sat

Dayton Philharmonic SuperPops :  Music Man  8 pm  (see 2/22)

Bridge to Terabithia  7:30pm  (see 2/22)

Encore Theatre Company: Jacob’s Pillow  8 pm  (See 2/22)

Celtic Movements: An Evening of Irish Dance & Music   7 pm   Doors open at 5:45; Dulahan plays at 6 pm. Northmont  High School Audietorium, 4916 W. National Rd.  256-6086


2/24  Sun                 

Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra  3 pm  James Johnston, Guest Conductor, will conduct Berlioz’s Marche Hongroise; Felicien David’s Le Desert; Saint-SaĎns’ Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony).  Shiloh Church, N. Main St. at Philadelphia Dr., Dayton  476-5043

Harlem Renaissance Concert  7:30 pm  The concert will feature music, poetry and art from the Harlem Renaissance, a period of African-American, artistic creativity in 1920s and ‘30s Harlem.  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Symphonic Wind Ensemble  3 pm  Patrick Reynolds, conductor. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton  229-2936

Encore Theatre Company: Jacob’s Pillow  3 pm  (see 2/22)

Bridge to Terabithia  3 pm  (see 2/22)

Monty Python’s Spamalot  8 pm  (see 2/22)

The Country Wife  3 pm  (see 2/21)

Ama and the White Crane 2 pm  (See 2/22)

BLAST!  2 pm & 7:30 pm  (see 2/19)

Wegerzyn’s Wonderful Witchhazels  2 pm  MetroParks’ staff member Ron Schilb discusses winter-blooming witchhazels and the Wegerzyn collection.Come dressed for the weather and enjoy this colorful winter plant. Reservations requested; walk-ins welcome.  Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, Center Adult Classroom, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton 277-6545

Tea & Tastings  2 pm  Taste and discuss herbs for culinary use. Learn about tea blending, the differences between white, green, black and herbal teas, and how to read your tea leaves. Sweet and savory treats included! Fee required. Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pk., Dayton  434-9005


2/25  Mon

Monty Python’s Spamalot  8 pm  (see 2/22)

President’s Day at Carillon Park  9:30 am – 5 pm  Dayton History, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon, Dayton  293-2841

An Evening with Spike Lee  7:30 pm  As a writer-director, actor, producer, author and philanthropist, Spike Lee has revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as today’s premier African American filmmaker. Final speaker in UD’s Diversity Lecture Series.  Schuster Center, One West Second St., Dayton  228-3630


2/26  Tue

2/26  Tue                  Side by Side Concert  8 pm  The University of Dayton and Miami University Orchestra performs together, with Jiang Liu and Ricardo Averbach, conductors. Miami University, Oxford, OH  229-3630


2/27  Wed                

The 5 Browns  7:30 pm  When The 5 Browns sit down at their five Steinway grand pianos, they transform from “regular kids” to music dynamos! These incredibly talented, Juilliard-trained siblings play classical music like you’ve never heard it before!  Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874

Montgomery Woman’s Club - Town Hall Lecture Series:  Bill Schustik  11 am  “The American Civil War in Legend and Song”  Nothing captures the essence of the Civil War  quite so well as the music of that era. Bill Schustik will perform these songs, intertwined with stories and legends he has learned from traveling the country. King’s Island Paramount Theatre inside park, Cincinnati  (513) 684-1632 leave message.

Montgomery Woman’s Club - Town Hall Lecture Series:  Bill Schustik  8 pm  (see 2/27)  Sycamore Jr. High School Auditorium, 5757 Cooper Rd, Blue Ash  (513) 684-1632 leave message.


And Keep in Mind

Opening February 29A very timely Dayton Theatre Guild production of  The Best Man, a Gore Vidal drama about two presidential candidates who vie for the party nomination, raising the question of what, if anything, is off limits in the final campaign.