Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
Thru 9/7 - Denizens of the Milky Way: How humans came to understand the universe.
The Cannery Art & Design Centre
434 E. Third St., Dayton 228-2232
Ongoing – Exhibits by local artists, including painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
Fri 9/11 URBAN NIGHTS Open Houses - Stroll the gallery spaces, view works by local artists. 5 – 10 pm
Dayton Art Institute
458 Belmonte Park North, Dayton 223-5277
Now on exhibit - 90 Treasures - In celebration of DAI’s 90th anniversary, 90 of the museum’s treasures will be highlighted.
Thru Fall 2009 - Exploring Art A to Z – Kids Experiencenter Gallery: For kids from pre-K through 3rd grade. Introducing art to children using 26 pieces from the museum’s collection.
Dayton History at Carillon Park
1000 Carillon Blvd 293-2841
Tours of Hawthorn Hill 10am & 12:30pm, Wed – Sat only. By reservation only.
Dayton Visual Arts Center
118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton 224-3822
9/4 - 10/15 - Finding Middle Ground - An exhibition that examines human interaction with the natural world featuring artisits Jaime Kennedy, Kelly Urquhart, Beth Kamhi and William Harper.
Gallery St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek 320-5405
Thru 9/6 – Autumn Preview: Local artist will exhibit their works that include all media – paintings, sketches, graphics, ceramics.
Thru 9/20 - Arts & Crafts Bonanza
510 E. Third St., Dayton 461-5149
Ongoing – Works by children; classes
Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery
Dayton Convention Center
22 E. Fifth St., 2nd Floor, Dayton 333-4700
National Museum of the USAF
Wright-Patterson AFB, Fairborn 255-3286
Ongoing – Major aircraft in chronological order from Wright Bros. To Stealth fighters; See inside presidential aircraft of Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower.
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering 296-0294
Thru 12/11 HWD (heightxwidthxdepth) 2009: A regional sculpture competition. Opening reception November 8, 2 – 4pm.
9/14 thru 10/9 Donovan Widmer/Fall Faculty Exhibit: Sculpture
Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St., Bldg 13, downtown Dayton 512-5381
Burnell Roberts Triangle Gallery
Thru 10/8 – Fine Art Faculty Exhibit
University of Dayton Art Galleries
300 College Park, Dayton 229-4214 or 4254
The Marian Library
Thru 11/27 – Creche Exhibit
Thru 9/11 – Patrick Pye: Biblical themes through contemporary expression
Art Street 229-5101
Thru 9/11 – 2nd Annual Dayton Women Photographers
9/15 thru 10/8 Keepers of the Waters: Eco-artist and activist, Betsy Damon, will share her work and creative perspective on water, within the context of our region’s own watershed. Artist reception 9/18, noon-1pm
Thru 9/25 – Arbor Vitae: Works by Tom Watson III
Thru 9/30 – Five for Five: Photographic exhibit by Adam Alonzo & Dept of Visual Arts Faculty
Rike Gallery 229-3237
Thru 9/24 – Shelf: Dept. of Visual Arts Faculty and Staff exhibit
Wright State University Art Galleries
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway 775-2978
9/13 thru 10/18 Line Fade: Erwin Redl Works fuse art and technology. His light installations transform architectural spaces into intense body experiences.
Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra: Tchaikovsky’s Russian Romantic 8pm His tunefulness, heartfelt romanticism and picturesque orchestration have assured him favorite status among music lovers everywhere. Also 9/12 Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 220-3630
Educational Workshop 8pm Yellow Springs Jazz, Blues and Gospel Festival. Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton 229-2545
Lend Me a Tenor 8pm In The Cleveland Opera Company's gala 1934 production of Otello, the lead is to be played by the renowned tenor Tito Merelli, “Il Stupendo,” – or was, until things started to go dreadfully wrong. What follows is a zany chain-reaction of mistaken identity, double entendres and innuendoes. Thru 9/27 The Loft Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton 228-3630
20something: The Sounds of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk 7pm Facebook, blogs, text messages, college, career, love. This “reality” musical is a unique experience for anyone no longer 19 but not quite 30. Does contain adult content. Thru 9/12 Firefly Building,123 Webster Street (between 2nd St Public Market & 5/3 Field) Dayton 866-967-8167
Urban Nights 5-10pm Businesses and restaurants offer special discounts, artists and galleries open their doors to the public, musicians and entertainers of all kinds perform throughout the center city and downtown’s most impressive urban living options are open for tours. Close to 100 creative places and spaces will be a part of the event showcasing the best of downtown art galleries, restaurants, housing and nightlife! Downtown Dayton Partnership 224-1518
Dayton Philharmonic Classical Connections: Tchaikovsky – Heart & Heartland 8pm Featuring Sleeping Beauty Waltz and Symphony No. 2, Ukrainian/Little Russian. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 8pm Set in lavish, aristocratic France at the turn of the 18th Century, this is a classic drama that explores decadent sexuality, morals, and manipulation with tragic results. Thru 9/13 Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton
Lend Me a Tenor 8pm (see 9/10)
20something: The Sounds of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk 7pm & 10pm Late night show after Urban Nights for 20-somethings only (see 9/10)
Greek Festival 11am-11pm This annual festival features traditional ethnic food specialties, live Greek folk music, costumed dance groups, tours of the Church and a cultural exhibit. FREE. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park North, next to the Dayton Art Institute 224-0601
ArtStreet’s Friday Night Film: For Love of Water 9pm From blockbuster musicals to thought-provoking documentaries – a different film every Friday night. FREE and open to the public. Season runs thru 12/4 ArtStreet Studio B, 330 Kiefaber St, Dayton 229-5101
Taste Of The Miami Valley 5pm-11pm Presented in partnership with the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, more than 25 local restaurants provide reasonably priced food samples, from Thai and seafood to cabbage rolls and barbeque. Specialty wines or import beers are also available to sample and purchase. Live Music. RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton 274-0126. For more information call 461-MVRA or go to www.dineoutdayton.org.
24th Annual AMBUCS Chili Festival 6-11pm Nearly 25 area restaurants compete for the title of best chili as voted by the people. Also live music, bingo, casino games and adult beverages. Polen Farm, 5099 Bigger Rd., Kettering 427-3919
Dayton Philharmonic: Tchaikovsky – Russian Romantic 8pm (see 9/10)
Hal Harris Orchestra 7:30pm Big Band – Sound Variety. Clifton Opera House, Corner of Rt. 343 & Clay, Clifton, OH 767-8452
Pride of Dayton Marching Band 1pm Come join us for lots of fun, and music from the Pride of Dayton Marching Band Nicole Gross/Conductor. UD Welcome Stadium, 1801 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd., Dayton 640-2786
USAF Band of Flight – Celebrate America Concert 7:30pm Concerts are free and open to the public (tickets are not required unless noted). Indoor concerts are held in the museum's Modern Flight Gallery; doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. National Museum of the US Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton 255-5924
Cabaret 8pm Set in the tumultuous city of Berlin just before Hitler’s rise to power is based on Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin Stories and John Van Drueten I Am A Camera. Thru 9/13 Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Dr., Dayton 424-8477
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 5pm (see 9/11)
Lend Me a Tenor 8pm (see 9/10)
20something: The Sounds of Kerrigan & Lowdermilk 7pm
Greek Festival 11am-11pm (see 9/11)
Taste Of The Miami Valley 5pm-11pm (see 9/11)
The 2009 Boonshoft Gala 6pm – Midnight Fundraiser will benefit Museum’s Planetary Science programs. Begin your red-carpet evening with complimentary valet service and hosted reception. Then mingle, enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and themed libations, explore the museum assets, dance to live music and enjoy superb food and featured wines at an elegant sit-down dinner. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton 275-7431
Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society Train Run 1-4pm
Mud Oven and Local Food Feast 12:30pm Fire up our outdoor mud oven to make a tasty potluck feast of foods grown within 100 miles of our homes.. All ages. Weather dependent. Wegerzyn Gardens, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave.. 277-6545
Guitar Fest 4-7pm A myriad of guitar styles and sounds sponsored by the Dayton Classical Guitar Society. Stubb’s Park Amphitheatre, 255 W. Spring Valley Rd., Centerville 433-7155
UD Faculty Artist Series 3pm Celebrate the years work and honor colleagues who have made significant professional contributions and reached important milestones. Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton 229-2545
Cabaret 2pm (see 9/12)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 2pm (see 9/11)
Lend Me a Tenor 2pm & 7pm (see 9/10)
Greek Festival 11am-6pm (see 9/11)
USAF Museum Family Day 10am – 3pm Day of aerospace-themed family fun, including hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Visitors will have variety of aerospace stations to choose from that demonstrate the force of gravity. One station will explain how parachutes work and will allow participants to try on a real parachute and to sit in an actual B-2 ejection seat. National Museum of the US Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton 255-3286
UD Guest Solo Piano Recital: Jocelyn Swigger 8pm UD Assistant Professor of Piano and coordinator of key board studies in the Sunderman Conservatory of music. Sears Recital Hall, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton 229-2545
Lend Me a Tenor 7pm (see 9/10)
Ear for Opera 7-9pm Favorite presenter, Charles Larkowski will preview “The Mikado,” the Dayton Opera production scheduled for May 14, 15, and 16, 2010. Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, Stroop Rd. & Southern Blvd. For tickets or information, 439-7756
Compost Kitchen; Building Better Soil 6:30pm Learn about soil type and how to enhance the soil to grow great plants. Reservations required and limited . Cox Arboretum, 6733 Springboro Pike. 434-9005