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June First Friday: "Get Fit Middletown," 5 p.m., Downtown Middletown, Inc., 1050 Central Ave, Floor 2, Middletown. An evening to celebrate continued health and wellness in Middletown, featuring fitness expos, healthy eating, a city bike ride, funky fitness outfit contest (break out those windbreakers!) and more. The evening finishes with a free screening of Space Jam at the AK Pavillion on the riverfront, so bring your lawn chair. Every First Friday of the month you can enjoy extended shopping hours, art exhibits, fabulous food and visiting with friends in historic downtown Middletown.
Ohio Valley British Brass Brand, 7 p.m., New Carlisle Church of the Brethren, 219 N. Main Street, New Carlisle. The Ohio Valley British Brass Band is a 45-member ensemble comprised of professional musicians, active as well as retired educators at the secondary and collegiate levels, students, and lay people from the Miami Valley. This performance includes a program of European and American music representing a variety of popular styles. Included are marches, an original "Celebration Suite," highlights from the classic musical "Fiddler on the Roof," a medley of Italian street songs, a musical panorama of Ireland, and a collection of Michael Buble hit tunes. Also featured on the program is euphonium soloist Francis Laws performing a special arrangement of the popular showpiece "Atlantic Zephyrs."
The Veer Union, 7:30 p.m., Oddbody's, 5418 Burkhardt Rd., Dayton. The quest to uncover the truth has given California-based hardcore pioneers (Hed)p.e. new life. Now with the release of their eighth studio album, "Truth Rising", (Hed)p.e have become the voice for a movement that empowers youth and reveals the seedy underbelly of our current political affairs.
Comedian AJ Finney, 8 p.m.., Wiley's Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St., Dayton. Earning himself a spot as a finalist in HBO's Lucky 21 competition, Finney is quickly becoming recognized for his explosive personality and uncanny logic. He performed at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, was the third place winner of Trial By Laughter, and was a semifinalist at the 31st annual Seattle International Comedy Competition. His CD "My Brain Don't Work No Good" can been heard on SiriusXM Radio, Pandora, and he was a "Featured Comedian" on 24/7 Comedy Radio. His over the top imagination allows him to make even the most sensitive subjects tickling to his audience.
Folk, Irish, Celtic Music: Roger Drawdy, 8 p.m., The Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton
Brass Tracks Band, 10 p.m., Miami Valley Gaming, 6000 Ohio 63, Lebanon. This 8-piece band features an amazing 3-piece horn section. Step back in time and hear the sounds of Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Blood Sweat and Tears, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder and many more as Brass Tracks Band pays tribute to the great Rock, R+B and Funk Horn Bands of the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond.
Celebration of the Arts, 5-9 p.m., The Pendleton Art Center, 1105 Central Ave., Middletown. It's the largest collection of art and handmade items in southwest Ohio. A great place to find unique graduation and birthday gifts. Taste Savorie Hand Crafted Delights' gourmet coffee and homemade desserts and sandwiches. See artist demonstrations while listening to great music. Free event, kid friendly, and wheelchair accessible.
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