Such a Night! The Last Waltz Performed Live 7pm Thirty local musicians celebrate the music of The Band and the historic performances of The Last Waltz on stage. WYSO benefit. $20 tickets at the door. NCR Renaissance Auditorium, Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton 512-0144
The Tike’s Shoppe 3-9pm Special shop run by kids for kids with presents priced for young budgets. Opens for the season with Santa (4-7:45pm). Wintergarden, Schuster Center, One West Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Grande Illumination and Children’s Holiday Parade 2012 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 children’s parade and the illumination of the grand Christmas tree at 8pm. Courthouse Square, Downtown Dayton 224-1518
Mamma Mia 8pm Smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. (Thru 12/1) Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
The Gifts of the Magi 8pm The Gifts of the Magi is a combination of those beautiful holiday stories we grew up with. This is a little gem of a musical that brings a fresh, bright glow to the holiday season. (Thru 12/8) Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton 654-0400
Mamma Mia 2 & 8pm (see 11/29)
The Gifts of the Magi 5pm (see 11/29)
Afternoon Musicales 2pm David Wion & Friends perform a Christmas Concert of holiday favorites as well as providing a holiday sing-along. Free admission for DAI members; $8 adults; $5 seniors. NCR Renaissance Auditorium, Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton 512-0144
Mamma Mia 2 & 7:30pm (see 11/29)
The Gifts of the Magi 3pm (see 11/29)
3rd Annual Doll Tea 2-4pm For the little girl who has a favorite doll, have tea, join in the doll parade, all in a beautiful Victorian mansion. Girls 12 & under, $10; Adults, $200 Dayton Women’s Club, 222 N. Ludlow St., Downtown Dayton 228-1124
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play 8pm This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast - complete with jazzy radio jingles, hilarious commercials, and a glamorous cast. (Thru 12/15) Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton 228-7591
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play 8pm (see 12/3)
American Chestnut 6:30-8:30pm The American chestnut tree was once a major constituent of the eastern North American forest, but was nearly wiped out by chestnut blight caused by an invasive fungal disease during the early 20th century. Learn about efforts to reestablish resistant varieties, and roast chestnuts. (All ages) Cox Arboretum MetroPark 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton 434-9005
Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High Street, St. Anne’s District, Dayton
Hours: 2 - 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun; 5 - 8 First Fridays; or by appointment
10/4, 11/1, 12/6 First Friday 5-8pm As part of our 75th Anniversary celebration, the 2013 Fall Juried Members Show will be on display. Refreshments, an eclectic display of artwork and good company.
9/20 Urban Nights: Fall Show Sneak Peek 5-7pm
9/22 – 10/13 Fall Show Reception: 9/22 2-5pm
10/18-10/20 Tri Art Fall Show 2-5pm
10/21 – 11/24 75th Anniversary Art Demo Marathon Art demos every day during the marathon at the 48 High Street Gallery Prominent art instructors from the surrounding area will show their talents and techniques. First of its kind, not a fundraiser, but a service to the community. Each 2-hour session is $5. To register go to www.daytondsps.org/index.php/art-demo-registration.
12/1 New Member Invitational Registration 2-5pm
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton
Hours: 11am-5pm; Noon-5pm Sun
Ongoing Exhibits-To-Go Splash!, Science on a Sphere, Hall of the Universe,
Discovery Zoo, Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, Grocery Store, Cassano’s Pizza kitchen, The Bugly House, MeadwestvacoTreehouse, Kids’ Playce, African Room with mummy and replica of the Rosetta Stone.
Thru 1/5 Contraptions A to Z Get in on the action with this exhibition that uses language, art, puns and literary references to demonstrate scientific concepts. Full of gadgets, gears and gizmos of all kinds.
45 South Saint Clair St., Dayton
Hours: 11am-6pm Wed-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; 5pm-10pm First Friday
Ongoing Rotating exhibits include over 800 pieces of original local art on display and for sale, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
10/4, 11/1, 12/6 First Friday 5-10pmOpen House. CADC actually launched First Fridays in Dayton back in 2006. CADC sponsors an evening with the artists, featuring a great mix of art, good conversation, live jazz, wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.
Ongoing Sketch Saturdays at the Cannery 11am-2pm CADC supplies a live model. Guests bring their own drawing supplies. Free and fun.
9/19, 10/17 Third Thursday Wine Tasting: Dayton Racquet Club for CADC gallery members. Reservations one week prior 224-4381.
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
Hours: 10am-5pm Wed, Fri, Sat; 10am-8pm Thu; Noon-5pm Sun; Closed Mon & Tue
Thru 12/19 Tiny Tuesdays 11am-Noon This program is a collaboration with The Dayton Metro Library for preschool aged children and their caregivers and will explore the unlimited potential of our own creativity by visiting the galleries, storytime, music and movement, and a fun art-making activity to take home. $6/$8 fee. To register email email@example.com.
10/24 Joe Castillo: Sandstory 8pm Storytelling that uses sand, a light table and music as a medium. One of three in the Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out Series: Theatrical series where visual art and the stage meet for three one-night-only performances.
Thru 10/27 Reinvention Portraits
Thru 10/27 My Tattered Jersey-Covered Heart: Sport Heroes by Brent Naughton Sport-themed exhibition in Leo Bistropresented by DVAC.
Thru 1/5 A Buckeye Abroad: Tells the story of Wilcox’s travels through Paris on the eve of the first World War and the verge of momentous change, when Europe was at peace, when France was prosperous, when everything was picturesque, and when one of every seven people in Paris was an artist.
10/26-1/5 Object of Devotion:Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
10/26-1/5 Elizabeth Turk: Wings 60 hand-carved alabaster sculptures. More than simply a physical connection to the medium of sculpture, Turk’s work is an idea, a feeling, and an emotion that will make people think deeply about the idea of devotion and our place within the universe.
Thru 1/5 Eugene Atget: Picturing Paris In a time of rapid transformation, Atget captured the buildings, gardens, courtyards, old shops and streets that had not been touched by Baron Haussmann’s 19th-century m
11/21 Robert Wittman – Art Detective 8pm Hear the stories behind the headlines from the FBI’s Real Indiana Jones. Wittman spent more than 20 years in the FBI as its top art crime investigator, recovering $225 million in stolen art. One of three in the Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out Series: Theatrical series where visual art and the stage meet for three one-night-only performances.
12/5 Spontaneous Fantasia 8pm Interactive art and computer performance by academy-Award winner J-Walt. His Spontaneous Fantasia performances combine animation, video games, music, theater, dance and architecture into a seamless new art form that amazes audiences. One of three in the Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out Series: Theatrical series where visual art and the stage meet for three one-night-only performances.
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun
Dayton History is Montgomery County’s official historical organization consisting of Carillon Historical Park, Hawthorn Hill, Patterson Homestead, Paul Laurance Dunbar House, Old Court House, Memorial Hall and the Archive Center. Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region’s past.
Carillon Historical Park
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun
Ongoing The Park: 25 historical buildings with the hundreds of artifacts and antiques. Dayton’s history through exhibits including the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive and the first automobile self-starter. Also Newcom's Tavern, Dayton’s oldest building, and Deeds Carillon, Dayton’s best-known landmark.
Ongoing The Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship Displays of historic contributions Dayton has made to the world – the airplane, collection of antique cash registers, pop-top cans and Dayton toys. Carousel of Innovation, Animatronic Theatre.
Ongoing Four Buildings from the Kettering-Moraine Museum: Deeds Barn (where DELCO was born); the Miller House is the last remaining structure from the Watervliet Shaker community; the Newcom-Greer house, considered one of the finest Greek revival homes in the Miami Valley; and the Hetzel House, a 19th-century building, formerly located on Stroop Rd. where it was used as a summer kitchen.
Tours only via shuttle leaving from Carillon Historical Park
10am and 12:30pm Wed & Sat
Ongoing Orville Wright’s home in Oakwood for 35 years and where guests such as Charles A. Lindbergh, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Governor James Middleton Cox were entertained. NCR then owned it as a corporate guest house for 60 years. Advance prepaid reservations. Unique experience limited to 10 visitors per tour.
1815 Brown St. across from the Pine Club
Hours: 10am-4pm Thu-Sat
Ongoing Tour the Federal style historic Patterson home providing a glimpse into the lives of one of Dayton’s most influential families during the period between 1804 and 1904. Originally the home of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson. Exhibit showcases the NCR story.
Paul Laurence Dunbar House
219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton
Hours: 10am-4pm Fri-Sat; Noon-4pm Sun; or by appointment
Ongoing Dunbar was born in Dayton in 1872 and bought this house for his mother when he became an internationally recognized African-American poet, novelist, and playwright. He maintained a lifelong friendship with the Wrights. He was a major inspiration to Harlem Renaissance authors and also associated with Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Brand Whitlock and was honored with a ceremonial sword by President Theodore Roosevelt.
The Old Courthouse
N. Main St. / Third St., Dayton
Hours: by appointment
Ongoing Completed in 1850, the Old Court House is considered to be one of the finest examples of Greek Revival style courthouses in the nation. Constructed of locally quarried Dayton limestone, the Old Court House has been at the center of many important events.
125 E. First St., Dayton
Hours: by appointment
Ongoing In 1910, Dayton architects, William Earl Russ and Albert Pretzinger, designed the French Renaissance building, a memorial for local soldiers who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars. The memorial portion of the building consists of the soaring front entrance atrium, which is filled with bronze plaques, relief sculptures and paintings that depict the region’s military history memorial for local soldiers who served in the Civil and Spanish-American Wars.
208 W. Monument Ave., Dayton
Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 1am-5pm Sun; Closed Mon
Ongoing Sister Dorothy Stang Exhibit honors her work in Brazil as she championed a movement of peasants encouraging campaigns for sustainable use of the rain forest. She remained active until her brutal killing. This moving exhibit of singular courage remains a part of their permanent collection.
Ongoing PeaceMobile Available for service and presentations at schools, churches and community organizations. They come to your site and present quality educational programs about peace, justice and nonviolent conflict resolution.
118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton
Gallery Hours: 11am-6pm Tue-Sat; Closed Sun & Mon
11/1-12/21 ARTtoBUY Juried selection of small art, craft and design objects that exhibit a high level of craftsmanship and originality are available for purchase as holiday gifts.
10/4, 11/1, 12/6 First Friday 5-8pmMake your 1st stop on 1st Friday at DVAC.
Bergamo – Mt. St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek
Hours: Noon-4pm Wed-Sun; or by appointment
Ongoing Gallery shows works done by Marianists and their associates in the Dayton community. Featured artists include the following Marianist Brothers: A. Joseph Barrish, SM - abstract mixed media; Charles P. Wanda, SM - abstract mixed media; Don L. Smith, SM - pottery; John Lemker, SM - photography.
510 E. Third Street, Dayton
Hours: 9:30am-5:30pm Mon-Thu; 11am-1pm Sat
Ongoing K12/TEJAS Gallery is a regional center for artists, aspiring artists and art patrons to connect through art experiences, education, public outreach, collaborative projects and gallery exhibitions for children, youth, and adults. These programs include summer art camps, field trips, professional exhibitions, workshops, art parties, after school, evening and Saturday classes. K12 Gallery holds 16 exhibits per year and is the only continuous exhibition space for children’s artwork in the state of Ohio.
10/4, 11/1, 12/6 First Friday Fun for Kids 6-9pmOpening reception, exhibition, meet local artists, enjoy refreshments and be inspired! $25
9/7-9/28 Saturdays 11am-1pm Outdoor Environmental Sculptures Create a giant outdoor sculpture. Grades 3-6 Fee
9/20 Urban Nights ART-OFF 5pm First round of battle of the creative minds. K12/TEJAS
10/5 11am-1pm Draw & Paint: What do you Sea? Paint your nautical visions. K-2 Fee
10/5 11am-1pm Mixed Media Self-Portraits Draw, paint, collage a self-portrait. Grades 3-6 Fee
10/12 11am-1pm Draw & Paint: What do you Sea? Paint your nautical visions. K-2 Fee
10/19 11am-1pm Draw & Paint: What do you Sea? Paint your nautical visions. K-2 Fee
6123 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia, OH
Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 12-5pm Sun
Ongoing Indoor museum with exhibits detailing prehistoric and historic Ohio native people, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming and their first contact with Europeans. Outdoor area offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two scenic overlooks and a picnic area. This is a National Historic Landmark and nominated for World Heritage Status.
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton
Hours: 9am-5pm seven days a week
Ongoing Galleries include aircraft, engines, weaponry and strategy used in the Early Years, WWII - Pacific Theatre, European Theatre, Korean War, Southeast Asia War and the Cold War. Missile & Space Gallery - spacecraft, missiles, satellites and space-age technology.
Ongoing Self Tour: Hundreds of flight related exhibits laid out in chronological order, beginning with the Wright brothers through today's stealth fighters.
Ongoing Heritage Tour: Guided tour. 1:30pm daily plus 10:30am Sat
1947 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood
Hours: Quarterly open houses and by appointment
Ongoing Long-Romspert Homestead Tour: One of the earliest homes still existing in Oakwood has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Ongoing Self-guided Walking Tour of Oakwood
Oakwood Historical Society Archives Collection
30 Park Ave., basement of City Building, Oakwood
Access by appointment
Archives include photos, files, memorabilia, microfilm and books pertaining to Oakwood history.
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering
Hours: 8am-9pm Mon-Thu; 8am-6pm Fri; 9am-3pm Sat
Ongoing The 34,000-square-foot facility draws 130,000 patrons through its doors annually for classes, gallery exhibitions, theater performances, studio use, special events and rentals.
10/7-11/1 Michael Litzau / James Ladd paper assemblage / photography installation
11/18-12/13 Art Ed: An Art Educator’s Exhibit Reception: 12/7, 11-4pm
12/7 A Rosewood Holiday 11-4pm This festive event will feature for sale the original artworks of Rosewood faculty, students, and artists. Functional and sculptural pottery, painting, drawing, jewelry, prints, and glass will be available for purchase.
Bldg. 13, 5th & Perry Sts., Dayton
Hours: 8am-8pm Mon-Thu; 8am-5pm Fri; 8am-3pm Sat
Ongoing African Art Exhibit 29 pieces of West African art donated to the college by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Capone. Permanent exhibit located in the library (near bldgs. 1 & 7).
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
Thru 9/25 Sinclair Art Faculty Show; featuring Sally A. Struthers. Reception: 9/12, 4:30-6pm
10/2-11/6 Jeffrey C. Jones
11/13-12/11 Ed Smith
Works on Paper Gallery
Thru 9/25 Sinclair Art Faculty Show; featuring Sally A. Struthers. Reception: 9/12, 4:30-6pm
10/2 - 11/6 Anastasia Samoylova
11/13 - 12/11 Tim McCoy
Thru 9/25 2013 Fine Art Faculty Exhibition Reception: 9/12, 4:30-6pm
Indian Village and Archaeological Park
2301 West River Rd., Dayton
Hours: 9-5 Tue-Sat; Noon-5 Sun
Ongoing SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian village situated along the Great Miami River in Dayton. Excavations from 1971 to 1978 exposed a planned, stockaded, settlement with astronomical alignments. Guided group tours are available. An interpretive center that exhibits many of the artifacts that have been recovered from the site.
10/5 & 10/6 Cultures in Contact 9am Discover authentic historical traditions and happenings, including the Native American game, double ball, matchlock firing demonstrations, and customary trading scenarios.
10/19 Scout Day 9am-Noon Offers a variety of activities with different stations set up in the Village and Museum
10/19 International Archaeology 1-4pm Day Celebrate the Day with the AIA Dayton Society and SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park as guides will be on hand to answer questions.
11/23 GPR in Archaeology 9am Dr. Jarrod Burks, Director of Geophysical Surveys at Ohio Valley Archaeology as he explores how modern archaeologists use technology to uncover the past.
12/20 & 12/21 Winter Solstice Sleep-overs Enjoy an evening of activities before settling in for the night around an open hearth fire as you sleep in a reconstructed house modeled after Miami Valley’s early inhabitants.
300 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering
Hours: 10-9 Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun
Ongoing Local art exhibited in professional setting. The oldest existing co-operative gallery in the Greater Dayton area. Artists: Karen Benedetti, Jana Bobo, Mary Clifford, Rita Coleman, Diane Coyle, Peter Frederick, Jim Hayes, Helen Friedman, Rosie Huart, Mary Baker Koch, Gary Kunze, Bonnie Kuntz, Trish McKinney, Betty Murray, Lori Stallings, Tim Stein, Keith and Karin Thue, Leonard Williams.
330 Kiefaber Street, Dayton
Hours: 8am-12am Mon-Fri; 12pm-12am Sat & Sun
Ongoing Student, faculty and alumni exhibitions, traveling exhibitions and installations by professional artists. ArtStreet Studio D Gallery puts art in the heart of the South Student Neighborhood.
9/24-11/4 Bullet: Who Pulls the Trigger? A three-part collaborative art installation with artist James Pate, Dayton Early College Academy, South Chicago Art Center and Newtown, Conn., artists. This multilayered exhibit challenges artists and youth from some of America's most devastated areas affected by gun violence to examine the ideas, images, and psychologies. Reception: 9/24 5:30-7:30pm
11/7-12/13 Citizens of the World Photography Presented by ArtStreet and the Center for International Programs, this juried exhibit highlights student and faculty photography from their educational experiences abroad. Reception: 11/7 6-8pm
2nd Floor, College Park Center
1529 Brown Street, Dayton
Call for Gallery hours
Thru 9/19 Ranging, a Faculty/Staff Exhibition Recent work by faculty and staff.
9/27-10/31 The One and the Many: Art & Human Rights From a bustling beach on the Turkish coast to the somber interiors of abandoned schools on an Oklahoma Seminole reservation, this exhibit examines notions of human dignity from multiple perspectives. Bringing together an international roster of artists whose works speak, each in its own idiom, to human capability and the pursuit of both happiness and social justice. Curated by Glenna Jennings. Reception: 10/2 5-7pm
11/7-12/5 Department of Visual Arts Senior Exhibition Art and design work created by seniors graduating from the Department of Visual Arts. Reception: 12/5 5-7pm
The Marian Library
7th Floor of Roesch Library
300 College Park, Dayton
229-4214 or 4254
Hours: 8:30am - 4pm Mon-Fri
9/16-11/15 Exhibit: Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe Modern prints from Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe, who chose scenes from the Bible as his primary subject matter in order to communicate the truth of Scripture in the Japanese context.
The Roesch Library
1st Floor Gallery
300 College Park, Dayton
Call for Gallery hours
Thru 10/14 Year of Faith Photography Exhibit: Robert Flischel The photography exhibit contains 30 pictures (22" x 16") by Robert Flischel. The images come from his book entitled Messages of Glory.
10/18-11/15 The Saint John's Bible The first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 500 years. Its handwritten lettering and stunning artworks truly present the Word of God in an engaging and inspirational way. Beautiful reproduction prints showcasing some of the many artworks in this once in a millennium project.
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton
Hours: 10-4 Wed & Fri; 10-7 Thu; 12-4 Sat-Sun
Ongoing Contemporary Art Collection Impressive contemporary collection of over 450 pieces that include artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, and Lucien Freud.
Ongoing Andy Warhol Photographs 100 Polaroids and 50 gelatin silver prints as part of its Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program. The program gave 28,543 photos to 183 colleges and universities around the country. This gift provides Dayton with unprecedented access to the unique photographic works of Andy Warhol.
Thru 10/13 Unwoven Light Korean artist Soo Sunny Park is best known for using everyday building materials to create large, experiential installations that rely on repetition and the interplay of light. There will be a free public lecture on Sunday, October 13 at 2:30 pm, with a closing reception to follow until 5:30. Curated by Stefan Chinov, Associate Professor of Art.
9/19 Selections from the Art21 series: Art in the Twenty-First Century Mark Dion, Ann Hamilton; Judy Pfaff, Sarah Sze. 12-12:40pm; 6-6:40pm
10/17 Draw on the Walls Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries will open its doors between exhibitions to give aspiring artists of all ages a chance to put their own work on the walls. Drawing materials and light refreshments provided. A National Arts and Humanities Day event.
10/27-12/8 The Fixed Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Camera-less Images We are inviting local and national artists to submit for an exhibit of camera-less images, including photograms, photogenic drawing, and scanograms. There will be a public reception and gallery talk with the jurors on 10/27 3-5:30pm. Juried by Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek.