What’s Up This Week!
11/25 – 12/2
MUSIC, THEATRE, DANCE, EVENTS
Jazz Ensemble 7:30pm
Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton 512-4580
11/26 - Wed
Thanksgiving! Have a happy one.
11/28 - Fri
OPENING OF THE 2008 DAYTON HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
2008 Grande Illumination 4 - 9 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy all of the festivities planned throughout the evening. Courthouse Square is the center of the celebration and the place to see the lighting of the giant tree at 8 p.m. And this year, we have some big news. The Dayton Children’s Parade will be a lighted evening parade that immediately follows the lighting of the tree!
Children’s Holiday Parade Right after the tree is illuminated, the Dayton Children’s Parade will round the corner of Second and Main Streets.
During the Evening Families can enjoy live musical entertainment, carnival rides and games, holiday crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a gingerbread house display, and much more in surrounding venues. The majority of the evening’s activities are offered for free so that everyone in the community can enjoy the event. For more information call Downtown Dayton 224-1518
Grande Illumination 2008 4-9pm This free holiday event includes pony and carnival rides, a holiday hunt, music, dance, the Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays Contest and the Dial-an-Elf Christmas wish list hot line. Highlighted by the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at 8pm, including light show. Downtown Dayton 224-1518
11/29 - Sat
Boyz II Men 8pm Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
11/30 – Sun
And keep in mind
Opening Friday, Dec. 5, - Dayton Ballet performances of “Nutcracker.” Performances weekends through Sunday, Dec. 21. Call 228-3630 for tickets.
GALLERIES and MUSEUMS
BOONSHOFT MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
Thru 3/8/09 Through Gem-Colored Glasses: A Reflection of the World through Dayton’s Eyes
THE CANNERY ART & DESIGN CENTRE
434 E. Third St., Dayton 228-2232
Ongoing – Exhibits by more than 20 local artists.
DAYTON ART INSTITUTE
458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Thru 1/4 Children in American Art: Paintings of children by Cassatt, Singer Sargent, Whistler and Homer.
Thru Spring 2009 Exploring Art A to Z – Kids Experiencenter Gallery: For kids from pre-K through 3rd grade to introdouce them to art using 26 pieces from the museum’s collection and area artists.
Thru 1/4/09 The Christmas Story – CrŹches from The Marian Library, University of Dayton: An exhibition of crŹches (nativity scenes) created by artisans from around the world.
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering 296-0294
Thru 12/12 HWD (heightxwidthxdepth) 2008: A Regional Sculpture Competition.
SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
444 W. Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton 512-5381
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
12/1-12/18 Off-Campus Senior Artists
330 Kiefaber St, UD 229-5101
Thru 1/30/09 Masks, Music and Musings: The art of Dayton native Curtis Barnes. His abstract depictions of cityscapes and portraits.
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
The Marian Library
7th Floor of Roesch Library
300 College Park, Dayton 229-4214 or 4254
Thru 12/5 Scherenschnitte – Works of Cut Paper Art: Sponsored by ArtStreet – Toledo artist Mary Gaynier presents humorous and skillfully crafted works on paper.
WSU ART GALLERIES
Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton 775-2978
Thru 1/11/09 SPRAWL – Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson: Sculptural print installations feautres innovative works that combine commercial or found objects with silkscreen printing techniques.
FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF LISTED EVENTS…refer to the Arts Etc Pullout that appears in the August 26 Oakwood Register. Extra copies available at the Register office, 435 Patterson Road, or call the Register at 294-2662 for an e-mailed copy.