Calendar of Local Events


October 29 . HauntFest
Fifth Street between Wayne Ave. and Patterson Blvd. in the Oregon District;
7 p.m.-1 a.m.

Don’t miss the the region’s largest and longest running Halloween event! Hauntfest on Fifth Street features food, drinks, music, street performers, and a costume contest with $1,800 in cash prizes. The musical lineup includes DJ TJ Larrick, Team Void, and Terrifying Experience. The costume contest will be at 10 p.m. with prizes in a number of categories. Advance tickets are available for $5 at most Oregon District businesses. Day-of tickets are $10 at the door. Gates open at 7 p.m., beer sales end at 12:30 a.m., event closes at 1 a.m. For more information, see the event page on Facebook.

November 3 .
Cowork at a Brewery

The Dayton Beer Company,
41 Madison St.; all day, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

On Thursday, November 3, the Dayton Beer Company will be transformed into a coworking space! Bring your laptop and notepad for a day of working alongside some of Dayton’s most creative entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and difference makers. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from November’s featured entrepreneurs and connect with some of the best startup services in Dayton. Please RSVP to Colleen Turner at or 224-1518 ext 221. For more details, visit the event page on Facebook.

Thru October 29 . Dracula
Blair Hall Theatre, 444 W. Third St.;
call for times

A wickedly theatrical picture of Bram Stoker’s famous vampire, restoring the suspense and horror of the classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances – in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Mature audiences suggested. Adults $18, students and seniors $15.

Thru October 30 . Exhibit: Viewed & Constructed
Dutoit Gallery, 1001 E. Second St.;
6-9 p.m.

Michele BonDurant will be presenting a one person show, Viewed and Constructed, that contains her paintings and collages. BonDurant’s work starts from using direct observation. The primary concern is the construction of spare and simplified space from landscape and architectural subjects. The paring down happens through the use of color, shape and light. BonDurant paints with oils on canvas, linen, paper and yupo. The gallery hours are Saturdays 11-3 and Sundays 1-5 and by appointment, contact:

Thru November 5 .
Exhibit: Navigations

Dayton Visual Arts Center,
118 N. Jefferson St.; call for times.

‘Navigations: New Works by Dennie Eagleson Greenberg, Tracy Longley-Cook & John Sousa’ features alternative-process and photo-based paintings by three of the region’s most groundbreaking artists. Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2016 Exhibition was provided by FotoFocus. 224-3822.

October 28 .
Cry for Help Comedy Tour

Wiley’s Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St.;
8 p.m.

The Cry for Help Comedy Tour comes to Wiley’s! The show will feature Dale Blomquist and Travis Clyburn, and the founder, Ranson Karr, will be your headliner. Brock Shank will be the host for the evening. As always expect more from the Cry for Help, as special guests will sometimes come back into town. $10. 224-5653.

October 28 & 29 .
Sinatra and Friends with Steve Lippia

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance;
Schuster Performing Arts Center, Second & Main sts.; 8 p.m

DPO’s SuperPops season swings into gear with the return of Steve Lippia to Dayton. A highly sought-after entertainer famous for his renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia now pays homage to other crooners from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. For these two nights in October, Lippia will delight the Schuster Center audience with the music of not only Sinatra but Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Vic Damone, Barry Manilow, Billy Joel, and more. $29-79. 228-3630 or

October 28-November 3 .
This Week at the DAI

Dayton Art Institute,
456 Belmonte Park North; call for times.

The Dayton Art Institute presents its latest exhibit, Ravaged Sublime. In the Experiencenter, The Nature of Art continues to exhibit. Saturday, October 29, is the next edition of Sound Bites: Short Talks about Art. Sunday, October 30, join curator Katherine Ryckman Siegwarth for a short tour and discussion of the special exhibition Ravaged Sublime during Curatorial Conversations. Thursday, November 3, brings the next Tiny Thursdays program for children and their parents or caregivers. Suggested admission to the museum is $8 for adults; $5 for seniors, students (18+) and groups; museum members and children/youth 17 and younger are free. Prices for special exhibitions and events vary. 223-5277.

October 28-November 3 .
Music & More at Blind Bob’s

Blind Bob’s Tavern, 430 E. Fifth St.;
call for times.

Friday, October 28, Blind Bob’s presents live music from Mr. Gnome, Speaking Suns, and Lioness. Monday, October 31, is Mo-vinyl Monday with DJ John Dad. On Tuesday, November 1, show your knowledge at Triv Free or Die Hard. It’s your chance to take over the mic during Karaoke with Nancy on Wednesday, November 2, and Open Mic Night with Brandon on Thursday, November 3. Call for costs. 938-6405.

October 28-November 3 .
Music & More at the OE

Oregon Express, 336 E. Fifth St.;
call for times.

Friday, October 28, enjoy half-price happy hour pizzas and live music from Tripping Jim. Saturday, October 29, the OE welcomes The Alan Smithee Band. On Tuesday, November 1, give your brain a workout with Live Trivia. Thursday, November 3, enjoy music from The Daisy Matrix Band. Call for costs. 223-9205.

October 28-November 3 . Music & More at The Trolley Stop
The Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St.;
call for times.

Friday, October 28, The Trolley Stop features live music from Nasty Bingo. Saturday, October 29, The Doug Hart Band take the stage. Wednesday, November 2, sample and learn about nine different craft beers and help choose which of them will be placed on the Trolley’s taps during the Monthly Beer Tasting, then stay to enjoy a little pickin’ and grinnin’ with the Old Time Acoustic Jam. Thursday, November 3, the Trolley hosts Open Mic Night. Call for costs. 461-1101.

October 29 .
Spooky Brew Bike Tour

The Dayton Beer Company,
41 Madison St.; noon-6 p.m.

Costumes, craft beer and bikes! Is there a better way to celebrate Halloween than a costume bike ride and Dayton brewery tour? Decorate your bike and dust off your favorite costume because we are taking over Halloween in Dayton by bicycle. The plan: Noon-12:45 p.m. – Register at Dayton Beer Company. 1-1:40 p.m. – Pizza and Pint Party at DBC. 1:45 p.m. – Ride to Fifth Street Brew Pub. 2:45 p.m. – Ride to Toxic Brew Company. 3:45 p.m. – Ride to Warped Wing. 4:45 p.m. – Ride back to Dayton Beer Company. Fee: $15 includes Pizza Party and first pint at Dayton Beer Company. Please register in advance. All other beverages and food are on your own at each location.To learn more about the Spooky Brew Bike Tour contact 417-2228.

October 29 .
Mutts Gone Nuts

Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St.;
1 & 4 p.m.

Disorderly duo Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. Expect the unexpected in this top-notch presentation that includes: incredible high-flying Frisbee dogs, tightwire dogs, dancing dogs, magic dogs, and, of course, the one and only Sammie the Talking Dog! Their nine amazing canine partners are all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. Mutts Gone Nuts is sure to unleash havoc and hilarity as the Houghtons attempt to match wits with their mischievous mutts in a family-friendly performance that is leaving audiences howling for more! $15. 228-3630 or

October 29 .
Dia de las Cervezas

Top of the Market Banquet Center,
32 Webster St.;
5-9 p.m.

Ohio’s craft brewers are concocting frighteningly flavorful beers and the Ohio Craft Brewers Association is launching a haunting event to celebrate them. The inaugural Dia de las Cervezas, a costumes-encouraged beer tasting, will take place at the significantly-spooky Top of the Market in Dayton. Thirty-plus Ohio craft breweries will sample brews old and new at an event that will also feature live music, food trucks, a costume contest and more. $40 at the door.

October 29 . The Sultans of Swing Flapper Ball
Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St.; 6-10 p.m.
The Flapper Ball will be held at historic Memorial Hall in downtown Dayton and will feature music, dancing, and literary readings from the first decades of the Twentieth Century. So put on your best 1920s garb and plan to dance the Charleston and the Lindy, listen to jazz music, and hear Hughes, Lardner, and Parker, among other American writers from the period.

October 29 . Distillery Tour, Tasting & Glass
Belle of Dayton Distillery,
122 Van Buren St.; 7 p.m.

Distillery tours (“Advanced Training” $10 – includes free 8 oz Belle rocks glass) provide an overview of our production area, with the chance to view our copper still, fermentation tanks, bottling line, & limited release spirits. Your spirit guide will explain our production process and equipment, engage in a little liquor myth-busting, and reveal why we are the Belle of Dayton. Tours conclude in our tasting room with a guided tasting designed to help you learn how to approach and appreciate spirits. All tours and tastings are 21 and over. To reserve your spot on our next tour, visit

October 29-November 3 . Music & More at The Dublin Pub
The Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave.;
call for times.

Friday, October 29, join us for live music from Spungewurthy. On Monday nights, the Pub presents Trivia with a Twist at 7:30. Nick Mitchell returns to perform his one-man acoustic show on Thursday, November 3. Call for costs. 461-1101.

October 30 . Philharmonster
Dayton Performing Arts Alliance;
Schuster Performing Arts Center, Second & Main sts.; 3 p.m

Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a family trip downtown for PhilharMonster. Maestro Neal Gittleman has once again combed through his music archives for the spookiest-sounding tunes, which are not only fun for young people but also introduce them to the excitement and wonders of the world of music. Before the concert, the DPO will provide activities and treats in the Wintergarden. Don’t miss this favorite Dayton annual event. $14-22. 228-3630 or



October 30 .
First Baptist Sings

First Baptist Church of Dayton,
111 W. Monument Ave.; 4:30 p.m

The public is invited to attend the inaugural concert of the new music director of the First Baptist Church in downtown Dayton, William Henry Caldwell. The free concert, “First Baptist Sings,” will feature the Chancel Choir, soloists and organists. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall of the church. 222-4691.

October 31 . Beginning Knitting Class
Strings Attached, 225 N. Main St.;
noon-1 p.m

Make adorable fingerless mitts for yourself or a special gift. You’ll learn all the knitting basics including the knit and purl stitches, ribbing (think the cuffs of your mittens), casting on (starting) and binding off (stopping), and how to finish your project so it looks professionally made. Fee: $45. Materials additional (1 skein worsted yarn, sz 8 32″ circular needles, and the mitt pattern) Call or visit Strings Attached Yarns to register today 221-9585.

October 31 . Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theatre: Perilous Pirate Plunder
The Spaghetti Warehouse,
36 W. Fifth St.; 7 p.m.

Avast ye lily-livered scallywags! Ye better be ready for some pirate fun, or Red Bones Jones may just have you walk the plank. Join Red, Rapscallion, and the rest of the cantankerous crew as the search for their missing treasure. Can you solve the mystery before they do? Dress in your pirate attire for even more fun. $25.95 per person for dinner and interactive mystery show. Reservations Required. 461-3913. Visit for information.

November 1 . Lifetree Cafe
Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St.; 6:30-7:30 p.m
Lifetree Cafe is an hour-long experience packed with interesting stories, fascinating people, and lively conversation that will feed your soul. The main entree is food for thought. Come enjoy a comfortable, safe place to meet old friends and make new ones, and to share your thoughts about compelling topics and hear the thoughts of others. Go to for the topic of the week. Free admission. For more info, call 223-2239

November 1 . Pretzel Night
The Barrel House, 417 E. Third St.;
7-10 p.m

Every Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m., bring your favorite bit o’ vinyl. Sign up to play a side while enjoying Smales pretzels at half price! What a perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening, enjoying great tunes and great beer.

November 3 . Minority Business Partnership Business Opportunity Breakfast
Dayton Convention Center,
22 E. Fifth St.; 7:30-11:30 a.m
All minority, women, veteran, and small business firms are invited to network with the region’s largest buying organizations! These organizations are committed to diversifying their supply chains and represent a variety of industries. Bring your capabilities statements & company marketing materials and be ready to discuss business opportunities!

November 3 .
Athens Invasion

The Dayton Beer Company,
41 Madison St. 5-10 p.m

Come join fellow Dayton Bobcats to cheer on yOUr OHIO Bobcat football team as they take on the Buffalo Bulls! The game watch will be held at The Dayton Beer Company Bierhall location, with off-street parking available. Food will be available for purchase from THE Burrito Buggy of Athens! Drinks and additional food are available for purchase from The Dayton Beer Company, which features 36 Ohio craft beer taps. DBC will also have a special Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery beer selection for us that evening! We will be having a split-the-pot raffle to raise money for the Greater Dayton Chapter’s scholarship fund. Food truck service will start at 5:00 p.m., and the football game kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

November 3 . Esther’s Li’l Secret Release Party and Unveiling
Warped Wing Brewing Company,
26 Wyandot St.; 5 p.m.

What’s this years Esther’s Li’l Secret creation? Sorry, we’re not telling. It’s a secret. But there’s one way to find out. Come to the official ELS release party at the brewery. Rumor has it you won’t be disappointed.

November 3-20 . Hail Mary!
The Loft Theatre,126 N. Main St.;
call for times.

Plucky novice Mary is causing trouble again, teaching her own unorthodox views on God to the third graders at Saint Aloysius Catholic Elementary School, where she’s hardly a favorite with her conservative Mother Superior. Mary’s aspirations of becoming a nun are in further jeopardy when her childhood sweetheart reappears and declares his love. Will she give up a life of Sisterhood for the man of her dreams? Or will she choose another path and listen to an eccentric priest who proclaims her to be the world’s next savior in this delightful comedy that puts the “fun” in fundam

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