What’s Up This Week!

Museums & Galleries

1000 Aullwood Rd., Dayton - 890-7360

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


2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton - 275-7431

5/16 - Endangered Species Day - Protecting wildlife and promoting conservation 1:30-4pm



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

Currently on view Shimmering Madness – An Installation by Sandy Skoglund and The Harold W. Shaw Pre-Columbian Collection



118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton - 224-3822

Thru 6/2 - The Cline Show:  Work created by DVAC’s introductory and student members.
Thru 6/8 - 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



Bergamo – Mt. St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek

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



510 E. Third St., downtown Dayton - 461-5149

Thru 10/31 – Dayton Inventors: The Art of Innovation: Young people’s artistic representations of Dayton-born inventions and innovations. Will be on exhibit at Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd.

Mid-City Box 651, Dayton - 299-2033

Thru 6/30 - Richard Jurus Photography Show



2655 Olsen Dr., Kettering - 296-0294

5/14 thru 6/8 - Kathy Moore/Becki Smith Exhibition: drawings and paintings/art boxes

Vince Palacios: ceramic pieces; Kevin Turner: etched ceramic pieces



Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery

444 W. Third Street, 4th floor, Bldg. 13, Dayton - 512-5381

Thru 5/20 - Fine Art Student Exhibition



ZoneVI Photography Gallery

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

Thru 5/20 - Fine Art Student Exhibition



48 High St., Dayton - 433-3180

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


Performing Arts & Events


5/14  Wed

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


5/15  Thu

Dayton Philharmonic: Shaking the Heavens – Verdi’s Requiem  8pm   Known largely for his 28 operas, Giuseppe Verdi achieved a new level with his Requiem. Also 5/17.   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 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 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  The musical based on the life of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship gambler Nicky Arnstein. Thru 5/18  Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue, Dayton  424-8477

Shenandoah  8pm   (see 5/14)

Warbler Walk  9-10:30am Colorful warblers and other birds are hurrying back to nesting grounds. 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

Oakwood Historical Society  Drive-ins & Ranch Houses: Preserving the Recent Past featuring Barbara Powers Call for time 


5/16  Fri

Dayton Philharmonic: Classical Connections – A Requiem for All Times  8pm  Giuseppe Verdi brought all his skill as a master composer of dramatic operas to the task of composing his Requiem. Music Director Neal Gittleman explains how Verdi mixed all these elements together into his magnificent composition.  Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton  228-3630

An Experiment with an Air Pump  8pm   (See 5/15)

Disney’s Mulan  3pm   (see 5/15)

Oklahoma  8pm  (see 5/15)

Funny Girl  8pm   (see 5/15)

Shenandoah  2pm  & 8pm   (see 5/14)

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. For anyone interested in getting their foot in the theatre door. 45-minute talk from specific Dayton area theatrical community leaders.  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

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
Urban Nights - Walk on the Creative Side 5-10pm Over 100 organizations and businesses will be participating throughout downtown Dayton, the Oregon Arts District, and the Wright-Dunbar Business Village.


5/17  Sat

The Dayton Boys Choir   7pm  The 64th Annual Spring Concert presents “American Tapestry”.  First Baptist Church, 1009 Lytle Rd., Waynesville OH.  294-7346

Men’s Chorale Concert  7:30pm  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

The Piano Men 8pm  Take a multi-media journey through the 70’s with pianist and songwriter Jim Witter as he sings the best of Billy Joel and Elton John. Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield  328-3874

Dayton Philharmonic: Shaking the Heavens – Verdi’s Requiem  8pm  (see 5/15)

27th May Festive of Religious Arts   1:30-4:30pm  Open rehearsal of the choir and orchestra of Westminster. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Wilkinson St., downtown Dayton.  

An Experiment with an Air Pump 2pm   (See 5/15)

Disney’s Mulan  3pm   (see 5/15)

Oklahoma  3pm  (see 5/15)

Funny Girl  2pm   (see 5/15)

Shenandoah  2pm  & 7:30pm   (see 5/14)

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 


5/18  Sun

Westminster May Festival Concert   7pm  Performance by the Westminster Festival hoir, Calvin Choir (grades 4-6) and Knox Choir (grades 7-12) (See 5/17)

Honors Recital  3pm  10th anniversary of the annual WSU Music Student Honors. Students performing represent the very finest music student performers in the Department of Music.  WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton  775-5544

Shenandoah  8pm   (see 5/14)

Tea Talk: Shady Containers  10am-noon  We will be assembling a flower and foliage container garden. Bring your own 12-13 inch diameter container suitable for gardening.  Aullwood MetroPark, 1000 Aullwood Rd.  890-3960

Hosta Auction  6:30-9pm  Obtain hostas 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

Aullwood Farm Babies Fest   10am-5pm  Baby animals to feel and touch, horse-drawn wagon rides, sheep herding & shearing, more.  Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike.  890-7360  


Especially Recommended!:

Dayton Philharmonic’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem