Galleries & Museums

1000 Aullwood Rd., Dayton


Thru 6/16 – Art Quilt Exhibit: Golden Moments in Nature


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

On View Now -  20th Century Prints from the Ponderosa CollectionMore than 100 prints from such artists as Warhol, Rauschenbert, Frankenthaler, Lichtenstein and Stella..



118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton - 224-3822

Thru June 2 - The Cline Show:  Work created by DVAC’s introductory and student members.

Thru June 8 - Remaking Landscape:  Jean Koeller – Koeller’s new oil paintings take her back to the Ohio landscape, maintaining her structurally specific style and revealing her ever-changing palate.



3301 Shroyer Rd., Kettering

296.0294 or 499.1458

Thru 5/24 - Spirits Rising:  The Art of Willis “Bing” Davis & Derrick Ebon Davis

April 17 – May 24




Bergamo – Mt. St. John

4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

Thru 6/24 - Moments to Contemplate:  Nature Sites as Photographic Inspiration

Mid-City Box 651, Dayton


Thru June 30 - Richard Jurus Photography Show



2655 Olsen Dr., Kettering


5/14 thru 6/8 - Kathy Moore/Becki Smith Exhibition: Drawings and Paintings/Art Boxes



Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
444 W. Third St., Dayton


Thru 5/22 - Fine Art Student Exhibition



ZoneVI Photography Gallery

444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton


Thru 6/7 – Graduating Students Portfolio Show



48 High St.. Dayton


5/13 to 5/20 – Tri-Art Members Art Show 





5/8 Thu

Shenandoah  8pm   Dealing with one family’s struggle to stay out of the Civil War, Shenandoah is a piece of inspirational musical theatre. A fresh new production by The Human Race Theatre Company Thru 5/18  Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton  228-3630


5/9  Fri

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe  7:30pm  Comic Opera.  Thru 5/11  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Amy Grant  8:30pm  Christian and pop music icon will perform at Circle of Friends Fundraiser concert benefiting the Clark State Performing Arts Center community outreach and education programs. Amy will perform her adult contemporary hits.  Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874

Dayton Philharmonic: SuperPops Series – Jazz Dreams with Diane Schuur  8pm  Known for her three-and-a-half octave vocal range, Diane Schuur has garnered praise from such legendary musicians as Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and B.B. King. Blind since birth, she has earned nominations for five – and received two – Grammy® Awards for Best Jazz Vocalist. Also 5/10.  Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

An Experiment with an Air Pump   8pm   The comparison between 18th century body snatching and 20th century genetic engineering gives us a thought-provoking lesson in history. (Mature subject matter)  Thru 5/17  Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton.  512-2808

Disney’s Mulan  7:30pm Based on a true story – a young Chinese girl must learn the true meanings of culture, honor and spirit when her homeland is threatened. Thru 5/18  Town Hall Theatre, 27 North Main Street, Centerville  433-8957

Oklahoma  8pm The first musical play written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Oklahoma is set at the turn of the century in Indian Territory. It tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farmer girl Laurey Williams. Thru 5/18  Playhouse South, Clark Haines Theatre, 3700 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering, OH  (888) 262-3792

Funny Girl  8pm  This semi-biographical musical is based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. Thru 5/18  Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton  424-8477

Scheherazade  7pm Magic, mystery, revenge, and comedy mix together in this colorful legend by the greatest storyteller of the ancient Arabian world. Her people ask Scheherazade to use her tale-spinning talents – fierce wit tinged with a smattering of magic – to save her people from certain destruction after hot-tempered King Raynah, betrayed by his betrothed, decides to punish all the women in his kingdom. Will her story save the day? Thru 5/11  Beavercreek Community Theatre – Children’s Theatre, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek  429-4737 or 429-2191

Shenandoah  8pm   (see 5/8)

Warbler Walk  9-10:30am Come search for colorful warblers and other birds that are hurrying back to nesting grounds to stake out the most desirable territories. Some will stop in the Miami Valley to raise young and some will continue the journey north. Bring binoculars. Aullwood MetroPark, 1000 Aullwood Rd.  890-3960


5/10  Sat

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe  7:30pm  (see 5/9)

Soirees Musicales  8pm  Pianist Finghin Collins has performed with such prestigious orchestras as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. From his home base in Ireland, Finghin is kept equally busy, playing with all the Irish orchestras and at major festivals throughout the country.  Shiloh Church, N. Main St. at Philadelphia Dr., Dayton  228-5802

Dayton Philharmonic: SuperPops Series – Jazz Dreams with Diane Schuur  8pm  (see 5/9)

An Experiment with an Air Pump  8pm   (See 5/9)

Disney’s Mulan  3pm   (see 5/9)

Oklahoma  8pm  (see 5/9)

Funny Girl  8pm   (see 5/9)

Scheherazade  7pm   (see 5/9)

Shenandoah  2pm  & 8pm   (see 5/8)

Astronomy Day  Noon-4pm  One day each spring astronomy clubs, planetariums, and other groups of sky lovers across the world band together to show the public how much fun astronomy can be.  Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton  275-7431

Impact Series – Ice Tongue Productions presents THE REAL WORLD  3pm  Series explores the myths and realities of theatre beyond college. It is primarily aimed at high school students, college-level students and teachers or anyone interested in getting their foot in the theatre door. This will be a casual 45-minute talk from specific Dayton area theatrical community leaders and a 15-minute Q&A.  Also 5/17  Mathile Theatre - Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

Wildflower Walk  4-5:30pm  Enjoy a slow-paced nature walk and immerse yourself in Skunk Cabbage, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Marsh Marigold, and many other incredible wildflowers! Sugarcreek MetroPark, 4175 Conference Rd.  433-0004

5/10  Sat         Night Hike  9-10:30pm  Search for raccoons, owls, and other nocturnal life on this slow-paced, guided adventure.  Hills & Dales MetroPark, 2800 Patterson Blvd.  275-7275

5/11  Sun

Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe  3pm  (see 5/9)

Bach Society of Dayton: A Celebration of Spring  7:30pm  In a refreshing change of pace, the Bach Society presents a “mostly 20th Century” program of music, from the serious to the joyous. The Vaughan Williams “Mass in G Minor” is a fitting capstone to our 6th season, and the Dello Joio “A Jubilant Song” will send you out the door wanting to come back for more.  Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3939

An Experiment with an Air Pump 2pm   (See 5/9)

Disney’s Mulan  3pm   (see 5/9)

Oklahoma  3pm  (see 5/9)

Funny Girl  2pm   (see 5/9)

Scheherazade  3pm   (see 5/9)

Shenandoah  2pm  & 7:30pm   (see 5/8)

Miami Valley Flute Circle  1-3pm  Enjoy traditional, and some not so traditional, American Indian flute music.  SunWatch Indian Village, 2301 W. River Rd., Dayton  268-8199 


5/13  Tue

Shenandoah  8pm   (see 5/8)

Tea Talk: Shady Containers  10am-noon  We will be assembling a flower and foliage container garden, suitable for a shady spot in your garden or porch. Please bring your own 12-13 inch diameter container suitable for gardening. Tea and refreshments will be served. Aullwood MetroPark, 1000 Aullwood.  890-3960

Hosta Auction  6:30-9pm  Obtain hostas and their companion plants, or one of the more unique varieties for your collection. Many special hostas and shade plants will be auctioned.  Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike.  434-9005