Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
Thru 3/8 The Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci: Showcasing 16 of Leonardo’s most noted scientific and technical drawings.
Thru 5/3 Strange Matter: Study of high-tech materials that have made their way from the space program to the “stuff” of everyday life.
The Cannery Art & Design Centre
434 E. Third St., Dayton 228-2232
Ongoing – Exhibits by ocal artists, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
“First Friday” open houses. Stroll the gallery spaces, view works by local artists. 5 – 10 pm.
Dayton Art Institute
458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Thru 5/31 William Morris – Myth, Object and the Animal: Works from one of America’s most gifted glass artists.
Thru 4/5 -In the Glen – The Art of Robert Whitmore: Honoring the artistic legacy of this native son with nearly 60 works by this accomplished painter, printmaker and draughtsman.
Now – 4/12 Kids as Curators – Kids Experiencenter Gallery: Curated by 5th and 6th grade students from Dayton area schools, the exhibition explores the theme of Ohio art and artists.
Now – Fall 2009 Exploring Art A to Z – Kids Experiencenter Gallery: Developed for kids from pre-K through 3rd grade. Introducing art to children using 26 pieces from the museum’s collection and area artists.
Dayton History at Carillon Park
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton 293-2841
Tours of Hawthorn Hill: Tours are conducted Wed. and Sat. for those who have made advance, prepaid reservations. Tours depart Carillon Historical Park via shuttle van at 10am and 12:30pm.
Dayton Visual Arts Center
118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton 224-3822
Thru 3/27 The Cline Show: In partnership with the Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptures, held at the Dayton Convention Center.
Gallery Saint John
Bergamo – Mt. St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek 320-5405
Thru 4/14 – Moments in Time: A collection of watercolor and oil paintings by Charles P. Wanda, SM.
Rosewood Art Center
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering 296-02944
Thru 3/27 – Works On Paper: The 19th annual exhibit of artworks on paper by artists within a 45-mile radius of Dayton.
Sinclair Community College Galleries
444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton 512-5381
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
2/17 – 3/7 Carl Gombert: Reception 2/27 from 7-9pm. R.E.A.C.H. Conference: 2/28
Top of the Market Exhibit Space
32 Webster St., Dayton 513-422-8400
Thru 3/31 Salvador Dali – Love Conquers Hate: A rare lithograph collection with more than 200 pieces by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst from the private collection of Dr. Heinz Ess. Proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to Justin King, suffering from Cystic Fibrosis in need of multiple organ transplants.
University of Dayton Art Galleries
The Marian Library 7th Floor of Roesch Library
300 College Park, Dayton 229-4214 or 4254
Thru 3/27 The Fairest of All Works by Jan Oliver
University of Dayton, 222-5101
Thru 3/26 – Images From Science – An exhibition of scientific photography
Wright State University Art Galleries
Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton 775-2978
Thru 3/8 Kimmerly Kiser Memorial Exhibition and 2009 Faculty Exhibition: The 2009 faculty exhibition will give students and the public a chance to see the work of new faculty member Stefan Chinov, as well as new works by Ron Geibert and Penny Park.
Concerto-Aria Night 8pm WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Hillary Hahn 7:30pm One of America’s best young classical musicians, with Springfield family ties. Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield 328-3874
Demirjian Chamber Series: Flute Center Stage 8pm Works by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn. Guest flutist Brandon George. Also 3/5 Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Chamber Players 8pm WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Dayton Opera: Star Gala – James Morris 8pm Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone will be the first male solo recital artist to be featured in the Star Gala! Also 3/8 Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Demirjian Chamber Series: Flute Center Stage 10am (See 3/4)
Vectren Just Jazz Series: Urban Jazz Coalition 5:30-8:30pm Dayton Art Institute, Shaw Gothic Cloister, 458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Concert & Symphonic Bands 8pm WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
James and the Giant Peach 3pm When magic touches an old peach tree, a giant peach grows as large as a house. Adventure follows when James crawls inside. Thru 3/22 Town Hall Theatre, 27 North Main St., Centerville 433-8957
Rhythm in Shoes and Dallas Chief Eagle 8pm Cross-cultural collaboration of with world champion Plains Indian hoop dancer. Also 3/6 Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton 496-3863
Jack Hannah 7pm Former Executive Director of the Columbus Zoo will share his life experiences of caring for wild animals. Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield 328-3874
Dayton Philharmonic: Classical Connections Series – Portrait of Franz Joseph Haydn 8pm Casual Friday night concert include a free “listeners guide.” This series offers an entertaining introduction to classical music. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Jazz Ensemble Concert 8pm Guest trumpet artist, Joey Tartell. Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton 512-2753
Senior Recital 8pm John Toener, saxophone. WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
The Paris Letter 8pm A Wall Street powerhouse finds his personal and professional life threatened by the unraveling secrets of his past.. Thru 3/15 Dayton Theatre Guild, 2330 Salem Ave., Dayton 278-5993
Sweeney Todd 8pm The musical story of a barber who kills his clients for cash while his accomplice uses their meat for her pies. Thru 3/15 WSU Herbst Theatre, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton 775-2500
James and the Giant Peach 7:30pm (See 3/5)
Inherit the Wind 8pm Two legal giants argue opposing sides in the famous evolution/creationism courtroom drama. Thru 3/15 Playhouse South, Clark Haines Theatre, 3700 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH (888) 262-3792
Applause 8pm Looks at the lives of Broadway stars and their quest for applause. Thru 3/15 Beavercreek Community Theatre, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek 429-4737.
Rhythm in Shoes and Dallas Chief Eagle 8pm (See 3/5)
Cityfolk: Contra Dance Party 6:30pm Dance, socialize, or just sit and listen to some of the best bands and callers in the region. No experience necessary, all ages are welcome. Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley Ave., Kettering 496-3863
First Friday Gallery Open Houses 5-10pm Stroll the gallery spaces, view works by local artists, enjoy free wine and cheese. Oregon Arts District, Downtown Dayton
ArtStreet’s Friday Night Film: The Natural 9pm FREE and open to the public. University of Dayton, ArtStreet Studio B, 330 Kiefaber St, Dayton 229-5101
Cityfolk: Paddy Maloney with The Chieftains 8pm Ireland’s premier musical ambassadors and best-loved band. Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton 496-3863
Senior Recitals 3pm Adrienne McLemore, soprano; 8pm Michael Sawzin, saxophone. WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Nathasja van Rosse, classical guitarist 7: 30pm Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton 229-2787
The Paris Letter 5pm (See 3/6)
Circo Comedia 1 and 3:30pm Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté, perform their acts from dizzying heights Also 3/8 Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton 228-3630
Sweeney Todd 3pm & 8pm (See 3/6)
James and the Giant Peach 3pm (See 3/5)
Inherit the Wind 8pm (See 3/6)
Applause 8pm (See 3/6)
From Seeds to Harvest 10am-noon Learn how to grow, harvest and use herbs. Carriage Hill MetroPark
Robot Rumble 1–3pm Build robots and make them dance, navigate an obstacle course, and compete in a robot sumo wrestling match. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
SunWatch Lecture Series: Archaeoastronomy in the Americas 10:30am – Noon For thousands of years, native cultures worlwide studied the sky to understand their world. SunWatch Indian Village, 2301 W. River Rd., Dayton 268-8199
Dayton Opera: Star Gala – James Morris 3pm (See 3/5)
Dayton Philharmonic 4pm A free concert titled “Stained Glass.” Omega Baptist Church, 1821 Emerson Ave., Dayton 222-3447
Youth Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony 2pm Conductor Kenneth Kohlenberg. Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton 512-2753
Afternoon Musicales 2pm Haley Kendall, clarinet; Jeff Hufnagle, piano; Jim McCutcheon, guitar. Free but donations accepted. Dayton Art Institute, NCR Renaissance Auditorium, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Junior Recital 3pm Lauren Davis, soprano; Senior Recital 8pm Joseph Eck, trumpet. WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Univ. Chorale/Choral Union 3pm Immaculate Conception Chapel. University of Dayton 229-2787
Faculty Artist Series: Early Music Ensemble 7pm Sears Recital, Univ. of Dayton
The Paris Letter 3pm (See 3/6)
Circo Comedia 1 and 3:30pm (see 3/7)
Sweeney Todd 3pm (See 3/6)
James and the Giant Peach 3pm (See 3/5)
Inherit the Wind 2pm (See 3/6)
Applause 3pm (See 3/6)
Boil the Sugar Down: Sweeteners on the Farm Noon - 5pm Visit an 1880’s sugar camp and learn how maple sugar was collected on the farm. Carriage Hill MetroPark
Patterson Homestead Afternoon Tea Series Enjoy tea, pastries, tea sandwiches and desserts served by “period” servants in 19th century costume. Patterson Homestead, 1815 Brown St., Dayton 222-9724
Clarinet Studio Recital 8pm Recital Hall, Wright State Univ., 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Kun Dong, Violin 7pm Solo recital by this Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra violinist. Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton 229-2787
Cosmos Crossing 7pm (See 3/2)
Percussion Ensemble 8pm WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
Jocelyn Swigger, Piano 8pm Solo piano recital. Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton 229-2787
Vintage Fashion Show & Luncheon Noon Presented by the Junior Group of Goodwill Industries. Limited seating. 10 Wilmington Place, 253-1010.