Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

The Washington-Centerville Library Book Sale has thousands of hardback and paperback books for all ages, movies, CDs and more. Today until 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd.

Run For the Health of It  is a 5K or a 10K on Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Dayton's literacy and wellness programs for children and their families in Montgomery County.

Unveiled: A Cabaret Dayton is hosted by INNOVAtheatre, and this is on Saturday from 6  to 10 PM at MJ's on 20 N Jefferson St, in downtown Dayton.

And also on Saturday at 6pm is a show at The Victoria Theatre called In Between. It’s about a little five year old girl who tragically lost her memory and struggled to live while refusing to die.

The TEJAS Gallery is opening The Millennial Show tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This is a juried exhibition featuring artwork created by 20 local Generation Y era artists. Light refreshments, drinks and the artist panel discussion is from 7 to 8.

A Paul Laurence Dunbar Documentary film is scheduled on Saturday at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. The first screening will begin at 1:00 PM and the second at 4:00 PM. The film is approximately two hours long and has no cost but due to limited seating, an RSVP is requested. And the film producers will be there to talk about it.

DCDC2, is doing About Being, which presents new work with the idea of the story circle where people come together and share stories. The dance artists tell their stories through memories, voices, and perspectives to reflect identity and revisit the question of self-definition and its relation to the world. This is tonight and Saturday, 8pm at UD's Boll Theatre Kennedy Union.

The loony, lovable Addams Family takes the stage when Stivers School for the Arts presents its spring musical. Featuring a live student orchestra, spooky special effects and an unforgettable cast of characters, the production showcases a talented cast of students from Dayton's public arts magnet school. Tonight & Saturday at 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.

Take a trip to "Toontown." Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center up in Troy will present the 1988 animated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This has no cost and includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn, and soft drinks.

Imagine: People all around you choosing vocal parts for a popular lyric. A music director stands up and guides the gathering in song. Voices merge, time slides... "Beer Break!" rings out, and the camaraderie continues, all the way to the next round of songs. This is called Sing Dayton and newcomers, shower singers, and choral ninjas are all welcome! It’s tonight from 6 to 8pm at the Yellow Cab Tavern.

The worlds naughtiest and funniest magic show, THE NAKED MAGICIANS, is tonight at 8pm at The Victoria.

Tomorrow, Saturday, if you want to walk around and look for some early spring migrant birds like Tree Swallows and Eastern Phoebes then head over to the Woodland Cemetery. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. The walk is from 9:00 - 11:00 am and begins at the main entrance.

 

The Great Antioch Circus is at UD Arena Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is their 75th visit to Dayton so come on out and see the show!

Got cabin fever? Tonight at 7:30 pm, at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center they are providing the 1970 musical romantic comedy, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. There is no cost and it includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn, and soft drinks.

Come see what Dayton's local breweries and distilleries have to offer. Featuring Belle of Dayton Distillery, Buckeye Distillery, Buckeye Vodka, and many others!  A TICKET INCLUDES A SAMPLING GLASS AND 10 TASTES! Small plates and snacks available for purchase. Friday, 6:00PM,  at Wintergarden - Schuster Center

On Saturday, at 10:30am the SunWatch Winter Lecture Series is having a presentation about a World War II prisoner of war camp in northernmost Norway. The labor camp for Soviet prisoners was established in 1942 and in late fall 1944 the camp, the coastal fort, and the local Norwegian hamlet were abandoned and destroyed.

The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton is performing tonight, 7:30pm at the Troy-Hayner Center. This  concert features a wide variety of music played beautifully with warmth and humor.

On Saturday at 6pm right here on WYSO there is a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. The great musical guests are Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and comedian Beth Stelling.

 

Dutoit Gallery is having a solo exhibition by artist Mychaelyn Michalec  and the opening is tonight, 6-10pm. The show entitled, "I've never stopped wondering what my life would have been like" will feature new works including paintings and drawings which reflect on domestic life, memories, and the contrast of idealism versus reality.

Santa Visits The 2nd Street Market on Saturday, 10 am-1 pm. Bring a camera and snap a photo of Santa with your friends and family and he will have a treat for everyone who stops by.

Gather with friends of the Tecumseh Land Trust and Glen Helen for an evening of poetry in honor of the Winter Solstice. Twelve scheduled poets will share work based on the winter solstice. A wine and cheese reception and an open mic session will follow the scheduled poets. This is at the Glen Helen Auditorium today 7 - 9PM.

A Bizarre Holiday And Bake Sale is at The Dayton Area Peace Museum. You will not only be able to buy over-looked gems from past Peace Museum boutiques at bargain prices, but there will be a bake sale featuring members favorite cookies and special treats. Tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, 10 am. to 4 pm.

The Grande Illumination tree lighting is tonight at 7:45 p.m. at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton. Watch the holidays light up during Dayton's traditional tree lighting. Approximately 100,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square…and there are all kind of activities and fun things happening.

Aullwood's Holiday Shop Around and Art Fair is open today from 3 to 8pm and Saturday 9:00 am to  5pm at both the Farm and the Aullwood Center! This brings local museum stores, nonprofits, vendors, crafters, and artisans together at both Farm and Center for your One Stop Holiday shopping experience!

If you like to buy some used books with great bargains then The Book Fair is available today, Saturday and Sunday.  This is in the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Coliseum.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will present a special Veterans Day showing of the 1950 musical comedy, At War With the Army. There is no charge and open to the public and it includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn and soft drinks.

Michael & Sandy Bashaw are presenting Sound Sculpture concerts tonight and Saturday, 8pm; doors open at 7. The concerts will feature new music composed for the Sound Sculptures, as well as some favorites from past concerts.

The South Slavic Club of Dayton is presenting a Serbian Folkdance troupe at 8:00 pm, tonight at Bellbrook High School. 25 musicians and dancers, direct from Belgrade will perform folk dances from Serbia and Eastern Europe. Tickets are available for adults and children.

Experience Aullwood Farm lit up as a glowing wonderland of fun with thought-provoking and participatory art installations plus glowy and fiery entertainment. Roast marshmallows and make s'mores over a crackling fire. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this tonight and Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Michele BonDurant's one person show, Viewed and Constructed, contains her paintings and collages with oils on canvas, linen, paper and yupo. The Opening is tonight 6-9 pm at The Dutoit Gallery, Front Street Warehouse, 1001 E 2nd Street Dayton.

Is it a bug or is it an insect? Find out which is which on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cedar Bog Nature Preserve which is between Springfield and Urbana.

35MM: A Musical Exhibition. In this, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time. The  intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be. This is at the Schuster tonight and Saturday by the Dare 2 Defy productions.

The Dayton Art Institute is celebrating 45 years of art, cheers and beers at its annual Oktoberfest which is Saturday & Sunday. Great art to see and buy, great food, and great entertainment….including our accordion band on Saturday afternoon.

Tonight in downtown Dayton there’s a huge after-work street party! Enjoy live performances and demonstrations in music, theater, dance, puppetry and more. This festival takes place on Main Street between First and Second streets. Food and beer also will be part of the fun. Friday, 5-9pm.

Tonight, Saturday, & Sunday Shakespeare in South Park is doing "As You Like It," a madcap romantic comedy set in the 1920s. Gender reversal of some principal roles will leave you thinking Shakespeare assigned the wrong genders in the first place. Bring your chair or blanket.

Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) is presenting 25 works of art by 25 artists for celebrating its 25th year. The 25 artists came together to create new works in pairs or groups resulting in this groundbreaking exhibition. The opening reception is tonight 6-8 pm and is open to all.

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