September events calendar

The list is long on local fun.

Sept. 1

Submission deadline for the Dayton Visual Arts Center’s Biennial Call for Exhibitions: This is the final day for online submissions for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton. Application fee is free for DVAC members, $30 nonmembers. 937-224-3822 or

Sept. 4

Wine and Yoga: The unique program features moderate yoga for all levels with a sampling of wines. Schuster Center’s Wintergarden, 1 W. Second St., Dayton. 6:30 to 8 p.m. $20. Must be 21 or older. 937-228-3630 or

Vine & Canvas Wine Tasting Series: What’s Trending; The popular series returns with a look at what’s trending in wine and art. Dayton Art Institute, Shaw Gothic Cloister, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Advance Tickets: $30 members; $35 nonmembers. $40 at the door. 937-223-4ART (4278) or

Philip Gulley: The author introduces his book “A Placed Called Hope.” Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut St., Beavercreek. 7 p.m. Cost: free. 937-429-2169 or

Sept. 4-7

Heywood Banks: The musical comedian brings his show back to Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St., Dayton. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. $15 Thursday and Sunday, $20 Friday and Saturday. 937-224-JOKE (5653) or

Sept. 4-12

“Miracle on South Division Street”: A blue collar Catholic family in Buffalo deals with long-believed local legend in Tom Dudzick’s comedy, which opens Human Race Theatre Company’s 28th season. The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton. 8 p.m., with 7 p.m. shows on September 7, 9 and 16, and 2 p.m. matinees September 7, 14 and 21. $30 and $35 for the September 4 preview, $35 and $40 weeknights and $40 and $45 weekends. 937-228-3630 or

Sept. 5

First Friday Art Hop: The monthly citywide celebration of arts, culture, music, food, local commerce and more returns to various indoor and outdoor locations in downtown Dayton. 5 p.m. Free. 937-224-1518 or

Street Beats: Celebrate the region with this special outdoor dance concert. Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $25. Free for children 5 and younger. 937-228-3630 or

Black Keys: The rock duo originally from Akron brings its Turn Blue World Tour to Schottenstein Center, 555 Borror Drive, Columbus. 8 p.m. $30-$75. Cage the Elephant also performs. 937-228-2323 or

Sept. 5-6

“Rent”: Director JJ Parkey presents Jonathan’s Larson’s award-winning rock opera. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. $27, $37 and $52. This show is recommended for mature audiences. 937-228-3630 or

Sept. 5-7

Dayton Greek Festival: The 56th annual event returns to Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park N., Dayton. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, $2 per person the rest of the weekend. Children under 12 are free. 937-224-0601 or

The Italian Fall Festa: The 37th annual event returns to Bella Villa Hall, 2625 County Line Road, Kettering. 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Free. Meatball Madness 5K run 10 a.m. Sunday. 937-258-3600 or

Sept. 5-21

“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”: This musical based on the novel by Shepherd Mead launches the 2014-15 season at 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

Sept. 5-Oct. 18

Variations of Likeness: The works of Keliy Anderson-Staley, Glenna Jennings, Julie Renee Jones and Daniel McInnis opens the 2014-2015 season at Dayton Visual Arts Center. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. September. 5. A Gallery Talk is slated for 5 to 8 p.m. October 9. Free.

Sept. 5-Dec. 20

Cosmic Dust: The work of Terry Hitt, professor emeritus of the University of Dayton, presents his work in this Tiny Office Show. Dayton Visual Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m. on September 5.

Sept. 6

Art House Hop: This tour of historic Yellow Springs homes is a fundraiser for Yellow Springs Arts Council. Noon to 5 p.m. $10. 937-767-1366 or

Three Romance Authors on Tour: Jamie McGuire, author of “Beautiful Oblivion,” Abbi Glines, author of “One More Chance,” and Colleen Hoover, author of “Ugly Love.” Books & Co. 2 p.m. Cost: free.

“Entangled: The Stage Play”: The Salvation Army and Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1000 N. Keowee St., Dayton. 3 and 7 p.m. $15 matinee, $20 evening performance. 248-982-2846 or 419-508-8919.

Boonshoft Bash: BIOMES: The unique party features a reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks before dining in one of four biome-themed venues: Polar desert, rainforest, grasslands and oceans. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton. 7 p.m. to midnight. $200 per person. Corporate tables are $2,200. 937-275-7431, ext. 146, or

WWE Live: Professional wrestlers John Cena, Sheamus, Demon Kane, Bray Wyatt and others are on the card. Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn. 7:30 p.m. $18-$98. 937-775-4789 or

Sept. 7

Gala of the Royal Horses: This show makes its first stop in the area with this afternoon event at the Nutter Center. 3 p.m. $23-$78.

An Evening of Symphonic Beatles: Cincinnati band The Newbies joins the Fairmont Symphony Orchestra. Fairmont High School Auditorium, 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering. 7 p.m. $5. 937-449-2647 or

Sept. 8

Dope: The hard rockers from Illinois perform at Oddbody’s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton. 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 937-813-4272 or

Sept. 9

Journey: The classic-rock stalwarts perform in concert. Schottenstein Center, Columbus. 7:30 p.m. $45-$99.50. Ticketmaster.

Sept. 11

The John Slate Trio: The 2014 Vectren Jazz & Beyond series continues in Dayton Art Institute’s Shaw Gothic Cloister. 5:30 to 8 p.m. $8 nonmembers, free members.

Art in the Garden Party: Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation presents this fundraising event. Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton. 5:30 p.m. $65-$75. 937-277-6545 or

Poet’s Night with Ed Davis: The local writer, who taught poetry at Sinclair Community College and the Antioch’s Writers’ Workshop, will read from his work. Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St., Dayton. 6:30 p.m. Free. 937-463-2665 or

Patriot Day Concert: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, 1100 Spaatz St. 7:30 p.m. Free. 937-225-3286.

Sept. 12

Urban Nights: The fall installment of this popular downtown street party returns to downtown Dayton, the Oregon Arts District and Wright-Dunbar Business Village. Gallery openings, the annual Taste of Miami Valley, live music, special events and food and drink specials are just some of the attractions. 5 to 10 p.m. Free. 937-224-1518 or

Mike Birbiglia: The comedian, author and filmmaker presents his Thank God for Jokes tour. Victoria Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $39, $49. Ticket Center Stage.

Paul Weller: The British rocker performs at Bogart’s, 2621 Vine St., Cincinnati. 7:30 p.m. $30. 513-872-8801 or

Nightbeast: The local rap-rock crew releases a new EP that night, as will support acts DipSpit and Duderus. Canal Public House, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $10. Andy D will also perform. 937-461-9343 or

Sept. 12-13

Taste of Miami Valley 2014: More than 30 area food establishments take part in the Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s annual restaurant event at Riverscape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument St., Dayton. 5-11 p.m. Friday and 2-11 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Food is $3 per taste.

Sept. 12-14

Jo Koy: The actor-comedian returns to the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $22-$52. 937-429-LAFF (5233) or

Sept. 12-28

“Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.”: Landmark Children’s Theatre Company presents this show for ages 4 and older. Town Hall Theatre, 27 N. Main St., Centerville. 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with a special 11 a.m. show on Sept. 20. $15 adults, $13 seniors and students, $10 children 3-12, free children 2 and younger with accompanying adult. 937-433-8957 or

Sept. 13

The fourth annual Cyclops Festival: The celebration of music, handmade items and do-it-yourself culture returns to John Bryan Center, 100 Dayton St., Yellow Springs. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

The Taste of Troy: Sample culinary delights from more than a dozen hometown restaurants, enjoy live music, shop at the Downtown Farmers Market and participate in beer and wine tastings. Troy Town Square. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission but tickets must be purchased for food tastes and drinks. 937-339-5455 or

Super Saturday Family Day: Peace Week: Celebrate Dayton Peace Week and the installation of a Peace Pole on the Dayton Art Institute grounds with musical performances by local musicians and outdoor art-making. DAI’s Experiencenter Studio. 1 p.m. $5 family of four for members and $10 family of four for nonmembers. $2 each additional child. All materials provided.

Folks of Dayton Music Festival No. 51: Higgins-Madewell with Tom Leary, Kick-n-Flava, Rattle Snakin’ Daddies and Allison Babylon will perform. Polish Club Park, 3690 Needmore Road, Dayton. 2 p.m. Gates open at noon. $15. Free for children 12 and younger. Net proceed benefit A Special Wish Foundation. B.Y.O. lawn chairs, coolers and beverages. No glass. 937-258-7355.

Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp: The coauthors introduce the young adult novel “Destined for Doon.” Books & Co. 2 p.m. Cost: free.

Heritage Day: The Beavercreek Historical Society presents this family friendly event featuring old-fashioned children’s activities, food, plant sale, live music and more. Wartinger Historical Park, 3080 Kemp Road, Beavercreek. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

The 11th annual URS Rubber Duck Regatta: The fundraiser for local children and adults with disabilities returns to RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument St., Dayton. Quacky Kid’s Parade at 4 p.m., followed by the Big Duck Drop at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit United Rehabilitation Services. 937-225-DUCK (3825) or

Concours d’Elegance Preview Party: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $85 per person, $75 Dayton History members and car participants. 937-293-2841 or

Sept. 14

The Casuals: Enjoy and afternoon of live polka music at the American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. 3-7 p.m. $14.

Concours d’Elegance: Carillon Historical Park. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 adults in advance, $15 day of show, $5 children 3-17 and free to Dayton History members and children under 3.

Take 6: The a cappella group headlined the 20th anniversary benefit concert for Good Neighbor House. Victoria Theatre. 5 p.m. $37 and $43.

The Koffin Kats: The Detroit rockers, fresh off a European tour, make a stop at Rockstar Pro Arena, 1106 E. Third St., Dayton. 7 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Jason Aldean: The country singer is currently on his Burn It Down Tour with opening Tyler Farr and Florida Georgia Line. Columbus Crew Stadium, 1 Black and Gold Blvd., Columbus. 7:30 p.m. $30.25-$65.25. 937-228-2323 or

Sept. 15-16

Darryl Littleton: Dayton Metro Library presents the author in a discussion of his book “Black Comedians on Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us To Laugh.” Wilmington-Stroop Branch, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering on Monday and the Main Library, 215 E. Third St., on Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. Free. 937-463-2665 or

Sept. 18

The Art and Science of Photography: Kids will discover the science behind photography while exercising their creativity in this STEAM initiative program. Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Two 2-week workshops for ages 8-12 will be offered: Lumin Prints and Box Obscura. $40 Kettering residents, $50 nonresidents. Register in advance. 937-296-0294 or;

Chris Duarte: The blues rock guitarist returns to Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 8 p.m. $10. 937-228-8414 or

Sept. 18-20

Steve Iott: The veteran comic shares the stage Jesse Nutt. Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub. 8 p.m. Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $7 Thursday, $12 Friday and $15 Saturday. 937-224-JOKE (5653) or

Sept. 19

Cool Soups for a Hot Cause: Dayton Peace Museum presents its annual fundraiser at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St., Dayton. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. $20. Call 937-228-3223 or visit

Seventh Day Slumber: The Christian rock group from Dallas, Texas brings its Small Town American Tour to BMI Speedway, 791 E. Main St., Versailles. 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Nine Lashes, DaysEye and ILIA will also perform. 937-526-9547 or

John Prine: The celebrated singer-songwriter performs in concert. Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati. 8 p.m. $47-$57. 937-228-2323 or

Sept. 20: Drop-In Art: Children will explore a variety of art materials during a drop-in program with the flexibility for busy parents. Rosewood Arts Centre. 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 3-6. $5-6. No preregistration required.

Sept. 20

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Céilí Dance: The Celtic Academy of Irish Dance presents this event featuring live music from the Roving Rogues. Dayton Polish Club, 1470 Valley St., Dayton. 6 p.m. $7-$10. 937-387-7092 or

Nonpoint: The heavy metal band from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. performs at Oddbody’s Music Room. 7 p.m. $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Sept. 20-21

Dayton Women’s Fair: Get professional business advice, free health screenings and more during this annual event. Dayton Airport Expo Center, 3900 McCauley Dr., Vandalia. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Russian Panorama: The Dayton Ballet and Dayton Opera join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for a season opening spectacular at the Schuster Center. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $38-$94. Discounts available for seniors 60 and older, students, military and educators.

Sept. 21

The ninth annual Canine Carnival: Dogs and their owners are invited out for a day of contests, off-leash fun in the play zone, dog agility course, kids’ activities, concessions and vendors specializing in canine services. Riverfront Park, 3 N. Miami Ave., Miamisburg. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 937-866-8999 or

Gem City Sneaker Expo: Buy, sell, trade and show off your sneakers. Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton. Noon to 5 p.m. $15. 937-416-3667 or

The third annual 5k-9 Run, Walk and Wag: Accurate 5k along the scenic and flat Great Miami River Recreation Trail for dogs and their owners. Riverfront Park, Miamisburg. 10 a.m. Registration Fees: $15-$25. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Register online at

Polish Fall Festival (Dozynki): Polish Picnic Grounds, 3690 Needmore Road, Dayton. Gates open 1 p.m. $4 per carload. Music by Duane Malinowski from Toledo 3-7 p.m. Cabbage rolls, pierogies, homemade sausage and much more. More info 937-222-8092.

Sept. 22

Franc D’Ambrosio: Miami Valley Community Concert Association presents the Broadway star. Centerville Performing Arts Center, 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville. 7:30 p.m. $30 adults, $5 students grade 1 through college. Season tickets are $70 adults, $15 students. 937-297-0463 or

The Tenderloins Comedy Tour: The stars of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers” perform live. Schuster Center. 7:30 p.m. $49.50, $125.

Sept. 23

Richard Paul Evans: The author introduces his young-adult novel “Michael Vey Book 4: Hunt for Jade Dragon.” Books & Co. 7 p.m. Cost: free.

Sept. 23

Lorde: The pop singer performs with opening Majical Cloudz. Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, 405 Neil Ave., Columbus. 7 p.m. $42.50. 800-745-3000 or

Sept. 23-30

Screen Printing: Learn to design your own t-shirts and posters with various techniques for screen printing. Bring your own pre-washed T-shirt. Rosewood Arts Centre. 6:30-9 p.m. $25 Kettering residents, $30 nonresidents. The program for ages 14 and up runs Tuesdays through September 30. Experienced artists and beginners welcome. Preregistration required.

Sept. 25-28

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bail Circus: The legendary company presents Built to Amaze. Nutter Center. 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Doors open one hour before show time. $15-$70.

Sept. 26

Oktoberfest Lederhosen Lunch: Brats and metts and all the trimmings will be served along with a variety of lunch items and beverages on the grounds of the Dayton Art Institute. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Oktoberfest Preview Party 2014: Get an early taste on the massive annual event featuring Dayton Art Institute. Friday preview party 7-11 p.m. Advance tickets are $45 members, $60 nonmembers. All tickets $80 at the gate.

Homemade Cabbage Roll Dinner: American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. Dinner is from 6-7:30 p.m. with a dance from 7:30-10 p.m. with music by Frank Svet. $12.

“Scarewaves”: The industrious local indie auteur Henrique Couto debuts his latest horror film, which was inspired by anthologies like “Creepshow” and “Tales from the Crypt.” Englewood Cinema, 320 W. National Road, Englewood. 10 p.m. $10. 937-836-0805.

Sept. 26-27

From Russia With Love: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this Premier Health Classical Series program featuring compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Schelle and Tchaikovsky. Schuster Center. 8 p.m. $11-$61. Discounts available for seniors 60 and older, students, military and educators.

Sept. 27

Greater Dayton 5K Heart Walk/Run: Join more the close to 6,000 people expected to participate in this annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton. 8 a.m. Free. 937-853-3101 or

The 12th annual Chocolate Festival: presents the family friendly festival featuring live broadcasts, entertainment, door prizes, children’s activities and plenty of chocolate from more than 60 vendors and booths. Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum, 1043 S. Main St., Dayton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 937-233-2484 or

iPhone Photography: Learn the basics of the iPhone camera app, as well as how to use it creatively with compositional strategies and proper use of light. Rosewood Arts Centre. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $20 Kettering residents, $25 nonresidents. Preregistration required. Ages 16 and up. Bring your own iPhone. Data rates apply.

Sept. 27-28

Aullwood Apple Fest: Sample a variety of apple dishes plus kettle corn, roasted almonds, fish boats and pizza. Aullwood Audubon Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. 10 a.m. $5 adults, $3 children 4 and older, free children 3 and under. 937-890-7360 or

Oktoberfest 2014: The massive annual event returns to Dayton Art Institute. Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Advance tickets are $5 adults, $3 seniors (60+) and youth 7-18, free children 6 and younger. Tickets at the gate are $7 adults, $5 seniors and youth 7-18, free children 6 and younger.

Sept. 28

Tchaikovsky: The Romantic: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this program featuring the works of Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Schuster Center. 3 p.m. $11-$41. Discounts available for seniors 60 and older, students, military and educators.

Sept 29

Carl Hiaasen: The author introduces his young adult novel “Skink: No Surrender.” Books & Co. 7 p.m. Cost: free.

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