About this listing
This calendar is compiled by contributing writer Don Thrasher. This feature is published on the last Friday of each month.
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Pearl Jam: The surviving grunge band brings its latest tour to US Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $69.50. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Women in Art: Vine & canvas wine tasting series Shaw Gothic Cloister, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton. 6:30-9 p.m. $30 members, $35 non-members in advance. $40 at the door. 937-223-4ART (4278) or www.daytonartinstitute.org.
Khumariyaan: The instrumental folk group from Pakistan, on its first United States tour, performs at the University of Dayton’s Boll Theatre, Kennedy Union, 300 College Park, Dayton. 8 p.m. $16 general admission, $12 UD faculty, staff and alumni, $8 students and youth. 937-229-3936 or www.udayton.edu/arts.
Jason Derulo: The chart-topping pop-R&B singer brings his Tattoos World Tour to the Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn. 8 p.m. General admission $30-$75. 937-775-4789 or www.nuttercenter.com.
Dayton Music Fest kickoff party: Chicago band Dead Rider performs with local bands Swim Diver, Smug Brothers and Kris N. 8 p.m. $10 for a two-day pass. Music continues Saturday with performances in multiple downtown venues. www.daytonmusicfest.com.
Ohio One Stop Shop Hop: More than 25 specialty quilt dealers will be on hand for this two-day event. Nutter Center, Fairborn. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a .m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. $5. Enter through Gate 9, McLin Gym entrance. 937-775-4789 or www.nuttercenter.com.
Midwest Outdoor Experience: Skateboarding, backpacking and kayaking are just some of the activities featured in the popular event at Eastwood MetroPark, 1385 Harshman Road, Dayton. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. High flying demos, thrilling competitions, exhibitor village, live music on the Dayton Music Fest stage on Saturday, craft beer garden and hands-on activities. Free. 937-275-7275 or www.outdoorx.org.
Book sale: Dayton Metro Library presents its semi-annual sale. Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood. 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 to 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. 937-278-4776 or www.haracomplex.com.
Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest: Miami County Agricultural Society presents the second annual event at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25A, Troy. $5, children 9 and under admitted free. 937-335-7492 or www.miamicountyohiofair.com.
Minster Oktoberfest: The village of Minster celebrates the community’s rich German heritage during this massive annual event, which draws more than 80,000 people to multiple locations each year. 6 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. www.minsteroktoberfest.com.
Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
Harvest Feast: Dayton History’s Tavern Dinner Series: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. 6-9:30 p.m. $45 members, $50 nonmembers 937-293-2841 or www.daytonhistory.org.
“Good People”: Debra Kent directs this drama about sharp-tongued single mom in South Boston. Dayton Theatre Guild, 40 Wayne Ave., Dayton. 937-278-5993 or www.daytontheatreguild.org.
Dayton Music Fest: The 10th annual Dayton Music Fest features Motel Beds, the Story Changes, Lab Partners and more than 20 other local and regional acts performing at multiple venues, including Blind Bob’s, Oregon Express, Trolley Stop and Tumbleweed Connection. Bands will perform at Eastwood MetroPark as part of Midwest Outdoor Experience from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Music begins in the clubs at 9 p.m. $10. www.daytonmusicfest.com.
Elvis Reloaded: Ryan Roth & the Comeback Special perform with Seth Hrabosky. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. 7 p.m. $30.
Great White: Jack Russell brings his once platinum-selling hard-rock act to BMI Speedway, 791 E. Main St., Versailles. 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Right Way to Nowhere will also perform. 937-526-9547 or www.bmikarts.com.
Brass Transit: The tribute act presents the Music of Chicago at the Schuster Center’s Wintergarden, 1 W. Second St., Dayton. 8 p.m. $29-$81 adults. Discounts available for seniors 60 and older, students, military and educators. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival: The 38th annual event features Cowvin’s Corny Maze, pumpkin painting, cow milking demonstrations and visits with the farm animals. Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. 937-325-0629 or www.youngsdairy.com.
Oct. 4-Jan. 25
“Inspirations From the East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan”: The new exhibition focuses American and European art inspired by Japanese art. Dayton Art Institute. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $5 seniors, groups and active military, free members, students and youth.
Champaign County Oktoberfest: Champaign County Historical Museum presents its annual fall event with entertainment and activities for all ages on the museum grounds, 809 East Lawn Ave., Urbana. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $2, free children under 10 with an accompanying paying adult. 937-653-6721 or www.champaigncountyhistoricalmuseum.org.
Claremont Trio: The Vanguard Concert series begins its 53rd season at the Dayton Art Institute with this piano trio. NCR Renaissance Auditorium. 4:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. $95 adults, $45 students for series subscription of five concerts.
The Carnival of Death Tour: Jungle Rot, Suffocation and Kataklysm bring the hard hitting metal tour to Oddbody’s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton. 6 p.m. $25. 937-813-4272 or www.oddbodys.com.
“Fairy Tale Façade”: Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theater presents this original play at Spaghetti Warehouse, 36 W. Fifth St., Dayton. 7 p.m. Mondays, with a special Friday show on Oct. 3. $25.95 per person for dinner and show. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required. 937-461-3913 and www.mayhemmystery.com.
Hello Dayton: This event for professionals new to the area presents a compact, comprehensive introduction to community issues, arts and nonprofit organizations. Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. Free, but reservations are required. RSVP to email@example.com. 937-226-8258 or www.daytonchamber.org.
Drink and Draw: Enjoy a beverage from Eudora Brewing Company in Kettering while drawing live models costumed by Clash Consignment in the Oregon District. Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering. 6-8:30 p.m. $7-$10. For ages 21 and older. Register in advance. 937-296-0294 or www.rosewood.ketteringoh.org.
First Person: Seeing America: The Fifth Third Bank Arts Night Out series begins with stage multimedia presentation featuring iconic photos from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dayton Art Institute’s Renaissance Auditorium. 8 p.m. $30 adults, $26 seniors. $80 adults, $78 seniors for series subscription of three shows.
The Bob Gray Orchestra: The 2014 Vectren Jazz & Beyond series continues in Dayton Art Institute’s Shaw Gothic Cloister. 5:30 to 8 p.m. $8 non-members, free members.
J.D. Souther: The singer-songwriter, who also has a recurring role on the ABC drama “Nashville,” performs in concert. Victoria Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. Ticket Center Stage.
Thollem McDonas: The critically acclaimed piano-playing composer and improviser from California performs with local act Hyrrokkin. Canal Public House, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $5. 937-461-9343 or www.canalpublichouse.com.
Pizzarelli Plays Sinatra & Nat King Cole: Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli performs at the Schuster Center. 8 p.m. Ticket Center Stage. $23-$78. Discounts available for seniors 60 and older, students, military and educators.
Dayton LGBT Film Festival: “The Way He Looks,” “Out in the Night” and “Queens and Cowboys” are among the films featured in the ninth annual festival at The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St. $8 single-show tickets, $50 for festival pass. 937-222-7469 or www.daytonlgbt.com.
The 2014 Walk To End Alzheimer’s: The nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research at Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. This event is open to all ages and abilities. 937-272-3900 or www.alz.org/walk.
Ignite the Flight 2014: Donnie Reis headlines this benefit for the Pink Ribbon Girls. University of Dayton Arena, 1801 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton. 7 p.m. $125 per ticket. Sponsor a survivor ticket for $50. www.pinkribbongirls.org.
PhilharMonster: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual Halloween-themed concert. Schuster Center. 3 p.m. $22. Discounts available for seniors 60 and older, students, military and educators. Ticket Center Stage.
Joe Novak and Friends: Enjoy and afternoon of live music at the American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. 3-7 p.m. $14. www.accdayton.com
Concert for a Cure: Mix 107.7 presents its seventh annual concert featuring Andy Grammer, OAR, Alex & Sierra and Oh Honey. Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 7 p.m. $30-$100. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
Taste of Home Cooking School: Learn to create tasty but practical dishes. Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy. 6:30 p.m. $13-$15. 937-339-2911 or www.hobartarena.com.
Wine and Yoga: The unique program features moderate yoga for all levels with a sampling of wines. Schuster Center’s Mathile Theatre. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $20. Must be 21 or older. Ticket Center Stage.
Mozart to Mahler: Pianist Spencer Myer and soprano Mary Wilson joins the Dayton Philharmonic for a pair of concerts in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre. 8 p.m. $11-$61. Discounts available. Ticket Center Stage.
Suburbicon Comic Creator Expo: Meet professional comic book writers and artists, attend live demos and panel discussions and make your own art. Rosewood Arts Centre. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
Oktoberfest: Dayton German Club presents its annual celebration featuring German food, beverages and live music from Autobahn. Dayton Liederkranz Turner, 1400 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 5-11 p.m. $3. www.daytongermanclub.org.
Bruce Hornsby: The singer and piano player performs in concert. Victoria Theatre. 8 p.m. $29.50-$59.50. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
Cher: The legendary singer-actress brings her tour to US Bank Arena, Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $22.50-$128. Ticketmaster.
Masquerage 2014: Dirty Little Secrets is the theme of this year’s annual ARC Ohio benefit. The Round House at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1043 S. Main St., Dayton. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $60 general admission, $220 Red Ribbon Lounge. www.masquerage.org.
Touch: The local R&B vocal group returns to Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $15. 937-228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
Third Sundays: The artists of Front Street present the final outdoor market of the season at East Third and Bates streets in Dayton. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. www.daytoncollaboratory.org.
Talija Dance Ensemble: Serbian folk dance concert: The South Slavic Club presents the group from Belgrade, Serbia, at Bellbrook High School. 2 p.m. $20 adults, $10 18-and-under. 937-824-0742 or www.southslavicclub.org/talija.
Mahler: The Visionary: The Dayton Philharmonic presents this Classical Connections concert in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre. 3 p.m. $11-$41. Discounts available. Ticket Center Stage.
Hank Haller Orchestra: Enjoy and afternoon of live music at the American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. 3-7 p.m. $14. www.accdayton.com.
High Street Stompers: Miami Valley Community Concert Association presents the Dixieland-style band from Columbus. Centerville Performing Arts Center, 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville. 7:30 p.m. $30 adults, $5 students grade one through college. 937-297-0463 or www.mvcconcert.org.
Fleetwood Mac: The classic rock stalwarts bring its On With the Show Tour to Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus. 8 p.m. $49.50-$179.50. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Beer & Brats with Joshua Bernstein: Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton begins its Cultural Arts & Book Fest with this event featuring the Dayton native and author of “The Complete Beer Course.” Warped Wing Brewing Company, 26 Wyandot St., Dayton. 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door (includes brats and beer flight). $10 designated ticket in advance, $15 at the door (includes brats and snacks). RSVP to Karen Steiger at firstname.lastname@example.org. 937-610-1555 or www.jewishdayton.org/jcc.
Method Man and Redman: The Wu-Tang Clan rapper teams up with his Brick City cousin for the World Wide Rollers Tour. Bogart’s, Cincinnati. 7 p.m. $27.50. Ticketmaster.
Darryl Worley: Dayton-based Atom Records presents the country singer in an acoustic, in-the-round performance with his fellow Nashville artists Dan Demay and AJ Masters. Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 937-228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble: Patrick Reynolds conducts the University of Dayton group in concert. UD’s Kennedy Ballroom, 300 College Park Drive, Dayton. 8 p.m. Free. 937-299-3936 or www.udayton.edu/arts.
“Joseph & the Technicolor Dream Coat”: This new production, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, is presented in the Schuster Center’s Mead Theatre. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. $25-$87 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, $25-$97 Friday and Saturday, and Sunday matinee. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Ticket Center Stage.
“Princesses & Heroes”: Disney on Ice presents this action-packed live show at the Nutter Center. 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $15-$56.
“Spies, Lies and Complicated Ties”: Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Cultural Arts & Book Fest continues with this presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird. Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, 525 Versailles Drive, Centerville. 7 p.m. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. RSVP to Karen Steiger at email@example.com. 937-610-1555 or www.jewishdayton.org/jcc.
“Ghost Stories”: Two works by acclaimed choreographer Amy Seiwart are featured in this Dayton Ballet production. Victoria Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $21-$72. Discounts available. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
A Vintage Affair: Sinclair Community College is rolling out the red carpet for this gala tasting event. Sinclair’s Ponitz Center, Bldg. 12, 444 W. Third St., Dayton. 6-9:30 p.m. $45. 937-512-2510 or www.sinclair.edu/alumni/events.
Chemistry + Cocktails: Celebrate the Dayton Regional Science Festival with this collaboration between local bartenders and scientists. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 Dewesse Parkway, Dayton. 7-10 p.m. $25. 937-275-7431 or www.boonshoftmuseum.org.
Halloween Rock Party: Local promoter Louie Wood is throwing a multiband show at Gilly’s. 8 p.m. $7.
WSWO Record Sale: Oldies 97.3, the lower-power community radio station in Huber Heights, hosts its annual fundraiser. Huber Center Shopping Center, 6182 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights. 6-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. 937-723-1139 or www.daytonoldies.org.
Cutting Edge Pumpkin Carving: Learn unique carving techniques during this class at Rosewood Arts Center. 2-5 p.m. $15-$20. For ages 12 and older.
Hauntfest on Fifth 2014: Classic movie monsters is the theme of year’s annual holiday on East Fifth Street in the Oregon District. The street will be blocked off between Patterson Blvd. and Wayne Ave. for the area’s biggest Halloween celebration featuring a variety of attractions, including live music and a costume contest. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 937-224-1518 or www.downtowndayton.org.
Chris Young: The country singer performs with special guest Clare Dunn. Hobart Arena, Troy. 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $28, $35, $45.
Aziz Ansari: The actor-comedian performs in concert at Miami University’s Millet Hall, 500 E. Sycamore St., Oxford. 8:30 p.m. $43. 513-529-3200 or http://arts.muohio.edu.
Mike Rep: The Columbus-based underground rock legend performs a rare Dayton show with openers Stark Folk. Canal Public House. 9 p.m. $5.
Shop ‘Til You Drop: This show features more than 170 booths selling everything from crafts and clothing to jewelry and pottery. Hara Arena. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. $2. 937-278-4776 or www.haracomplex.com.
ChemFest: Explore the world of chemistry and energy. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. $13 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, $10 children 3-16, free members and children under 3.
“New Beginnings”: Musica, Dayton’s Chamber Choir launches a new season with concerts at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 5520 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, on Saturday, and Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, on Sunday. 3 p.m. The season continues with “Organic Masterpieces” on February 7 and 8 and “Ties That Bind” on May 16 and 17. $15 adults, $12 seniors and free to children and students with ID. Season tickets are $40 adults, $30 seniors. 937-619-9755 or www.musicadayton.org.
“From Leipzig to Vienna: Bach Meets Schubert”: Bach Society of Dayton opens its 2014-15 season. Kettering Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, Kettering. 4 p.m. $18 adults, $10 teens 13 and older, and free children 12 and younger. Subscription tickets are $55. 937-294-2224 or www.bachsocietyofdayton.org.
Raphaël Sévère: Vanguard Concerts series continues with a performance by this rising clarinet virtuoso. NCR Renaissance Auditorium. 4:30 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. $95 adults, $45 students for series subscription of five concerts.
Club Impact Costume 5k/10k: Accurate 5k/10k along the scenic and flat Great Miami River Recreation Trail. Riverfront Park, 3 N. Miami Ave., Miamisburg. 5 p.m. Registration Fees: $15-$25. Costumes encourage. Prizes awarded. Free Monster Mile at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Club Impact, a youth enrichment program. 937-866-8999, www.playmiamisburg.com or www.speedy-feet.com.
Cherish the Moment: Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Cultural Arts & Book Fest continues with this presentation by author David Schwartz. Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, 525 Versailles Dr., Centerville. 7 p.m. $5 in advance, $8 at the door. RSVP to Karen Steiger at firstname.lastname@example.org. 937-610-1555 or www.jewishdayton.org/jcc.
Legacy Journey Live: Nationally syndicated talk radio host and personal finance expert Dave Ramsey will be joined by his daughter Rachel Cruze for an educational program. 7 p.m. $49 and up. www.daveramsey.com.
Our Best Selves: Hospice of Dayton presents physician and author Dr. Pauline Chen. Victoria Theatre. 7 p.m. Free.
UD Jazz concert: The University of Dayton Jazz Ensemble and University Jazz Band present a joint performance in UD’s Kennedy Ballroom. 8 p.m. Free.
Oct. 30-Nov. 23
“Mame”: Human Race Theatre Company’s 28th season continues with this Tony Award-winning musical comedy. The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton. 8 p.m., with 7 p.m. shows on November 2 and 4, and 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23. $35 and $40 for the October 30 preview, $40 and $45 weeknights and $45 and $50 weekends. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
“The Wright Stuff: First in Flight”: The Discovery Series presents this stage play about the industrious brothers from Dayton and their quest to fly. Victoria Theatre. 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Recommended for grades 2-8. $5 students and adults. One free adult for every 10 student tickets purchased. 937-228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
Halloween Party: Live music from The Officials. American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. 6-10 p.m. $8. www.accdayton.com
Haunted Gallery: The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptures presents a Halloween party at the High Street Gallery, 48 High St., Dayton. 7-19 p.m. daily. $5 DSPS members, $10 nonmembers. 937-228-4532 or www.daytondsps.org.
“Transylvania Time Warp: The Music of Rocky Horror”: The band Jeans ‘n Classics join the Dayton Philharmonic for the first concert of its kind featuring songs from the classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Schuster Center. 8 p.m. $17-$37. Ticket Center Stage.
Oct. 31-Nov. 9
“George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead Live”: The classic zombie movie gets a stage makeover, directed by Geoff Burkman. Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $13, $16, $18. 937-424-8477 or www.daytonplayhouse.org.