“First Friday” in downtown Dayton allows you to stroll galleries and view works by local artists. Open houses 5 – 10 pm..
48 High Street Gallery
48 High Street, St. Anne’s District 228-4532
4/26 – 5/9 Spring Juried Show – Paintings by members of the Dayton Society of Painter and Sculptors Opening Sunday, April 26. Gallery hours are limited. 1-4pm Thurs & Fri; 1-5pm Sat & Sun
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
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.
Thru 9/7 Denizens of the Milky Way: How humans came to understand the universe, from Galileo’s discoveries about our solar system to mtoday’s revelations about the multitude of galaxies beyond our Milky Way.
The Cannery Art & Design Centre
434 E. Third St., Dayton 228-2232
Ongoing – Exhibits by local artists, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
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.
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. Depart Carillon Historical Park via shuttle van at 10am and 12:30pm.
Dayton Visual Arts Center
118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton 224-3822
Friday 4/24 – The 16th Art Auction at Sinclair's Ponitz Center 6:30pm
Gallery Saint John
Bergamo, 4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek 320-5405
Thru 5/10 – Spring Show: Marianist Environmental Education Center
Goloka Galleries (Oregon Division)
521 E. 5th St, Dayton 278-6745
Thru 4/30 - “OROBORUS,” - An exhibition of sculpture and assemblage by Chicago sculpture and performance artist Bradley Cahill.
Rike Center Gallery
300 College Park, Dayton 299-3261
Thru 4/22 – Horvath Student Exhibition
Rosewood Art Center
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering 296-02944
Thru 5/1 – Zachary Orcutt, sculpture; Simon Huesbeck, painting
Sinclair Community College Galleries...
444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton 512-5381
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
3/17 - 4/16 Charles Caldemeyer
ZoneVI Photography Gallery
3/13 - 4/15 Stephen Komp
University of Dayton Art Exhibits...
Thru 4/30 – “The Fairest of All” – Jan Oliver exhibits that depicts Mary, Mother of Jesus. Roesch Library. 229-4214
Thru 5/1 – “Assemblage” –Group exhibit by six Univ. Of Dayton faculty members. Marianist Hall Learning Space. 229-5585
Thru 6/14 – “Dayton At Bat!” – Rare baseball memorabilia from the collections of Si Burick and Miriam Jacobs. 229-4221
Thru 10/31 – Honors Program Art Exhibition. Alumni Hall. 229-4615
Wright State University Art Galleries...
Robert & Elaine Stein Gallery
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton 775-2978
Thru 5/3 Ruth Miller: Paintings and Works on Paper.
Thru 5/3 – Drawing From Perception VI: A juried exhibition of national artists’work specific to the drawing from observation.
Choral Union & Hands in Harmony 7pm Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton. 229-2787
The Color Purple 8pm An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who – through love – finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Thru 4/26 Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Tike Hike 10-11am Let your pre-schooler learn how to explore with and use bug boxes, nets and magnifying glass. Hills and Dales MetroPark, 2655 Patterson Blvd. 275-PARK
UD Horn Studio Recital 7pm Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton 229-2787
The Color Purple 8pm (see 4/21)
Hllls and Dales Stroll 10-11:30am Relaxed-paced adventure through the park. Also on 4/25, same time. Hills and Dales MetroPark, 2655 Patterson Blvd. 275-PARK
Jazz Ensemble 8pm WSU Creative Arts Center, Concert Hall, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy. 775-5544
University Orchestra 8pm Jiang Liu, conductor, Eric Street, piano. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton. 229-2787
The Color Purple 8pm (see 4/21)
Dayton Council on World Affairs “Insights” 11:30am Dayton Rotarian and Oakwood resident Fred Abrams reports on his mission to this Rotary international project to rescue AIDS orphans from the worst and most dangerous slum in Africa. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 Thruston Blvd E. 293-1147
Oakwood Historical Society Potluck Supper 6pm A-F bring salad or vegetable; G-M bring a main dish; N-Z bring a dessert. Special featured guest will be Barb Powers from the Ohio Historical Preservation Office who will focus on historic landscapes and gardens. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 Thruston Blvd E. 293-1147
Café Scienetifique 7-9pm “MetroParks “Gems”. Learn about some of the lesser-known conservation “gems” withing MetroParks. Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike. 434-9055
Jazz Ensemble Concert 8pm Guest saxophone artist, Chris Vadala. Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton 512-2753
Dayton Jazz Ensemble 7pm Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton 229-2787
The Cashier 8pm (See 4/17)
The Color Purple 8pm (see 4/21)
To Kill a Mockingbird 8pm The classic tale of justice, acceptance, growing up and forgiveness. Clark State PAC, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield 328-3874
Tartuffe 8pm (See 4/17)
16th Annual DVAC Art Auction 6:30pm This Dayton Visual Arts Center auction showcases over 100 original artworks. Food, drink, music. Sinclair CC, Ponitz Center, 444 W. Third St. 224-3822
Infant Song and Sign 11-11:45am Music play and American Sign Language. Reservations required and limited. Wegerzyn MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler. 277-6545
Cox Arboretum Activities: Tai Chi in the Garden 7-8:15pm Introduce yourself to Tai Chi, a Chinese system of exercise designed especially for meditation. Reservations required; Arbor Day 8am-5pm Learn about the trees at Cox Arboretum; Blossom Buggy Tours 4-6:30pm Vehicles leave on the half-hour. Tour the early season color in the park. Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike. 434-9005
Vanguard Concert: Prima Trio from Oberlin 8pm Violinist, clarinetist and pianist were grand prize winners of the 2007 Fischoff national cham
ber music competition. Dayton Art Institute, NCR Renaissance Auditorium, 456 Belmonte Park North 512-0144 or 436-0244
2009 Designers’ Showhouse 6pm Preview opening by reservation of the Talbott-Greene Home in Oakwood. Proceeds benefit the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. House will be open from April 26 to May 16. For tickets & info: www.dpva.org.
The Cashier 5pm (See 4/17)
The Color Purple 2pm & 8pm (see 4/21)
Tartuffe 8pm (See 4/17)
The Ketttering Mayor’s Ball 7pm A charity event benefiting the Kettering EducationFoundation. Reynolds & Reynolds Research Park Campus, One Reynolds Way, Kettering. 434-8244
Rail & Steam Society Train Run Noon-4pm Dayton History, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon, Dayton 293-2841
Nocturnal Amphibian Search 9pm Search for Spring Peepers and Spotted Salamanders. Sugarcreek MetroPark, 4175 Conference Rd. 275-PARK
Cooking What We’ve Learned 10-12am Program by Robin Gentry, Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Wegerzyn MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler. 277-6545
Youth Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Wind Symphony 2pm Guest composer/conductor Brant Karrick. Sinclair Community College, Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St., Downtown Dayton 512-2753
The Cashier 3pm (See 4/17)
The Color Purple 2pm & 7:30pm (see 4/21)
Tartuffe 3pm (See 4/17)
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company 2 Spring Concert 4pm “Rendering 1968.” A soulful reflection of a revolutionary year, a time of pivotal changes, beginnings and endings, and the birth of DCDC. Kennedy Union Boll Theatre, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton 228-3630
Opera Guild of Dayton Vocal Competition Call for time The annual tri-state college vocal competition followed by a “Stars of tomorrow” luncheon. Dayton Art Institute, 458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton.
Wildflower Walk 2-4pm Sugarcreek MetroPark, 4178 Conference Rd. 275-PARK
Stroller Strut: Spring Time Sounds 9-10am Bird songs and breezes are a few ways to listen for signs of spring. Also 11:30-12:30 Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike. 434-9005
Lunch & Learn 11:30am “Planning and Planting a Healing Garden” examines the role of nature and gardening in the healing process. Reservations required. Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike. 434-9005