Top 10 things to do this week in Dayton


For more than two decades, Windborne Music has traveled the country injecting a heavy dose of rock ’n’ roll into symphonic concerts celebrating the music of acts like the Rolling Stones, Prince and U2. The group, led by founder Brent Havens, has been frequent collaborators with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra over the past several years.

Windborne Music and lead vocalist Randy Jackson return to town for the Music of Led Zeppelin, which will feature some of the more anthemic songs in the British band’s catalog. The Dayton Philharmonic Rockin’ Orchestra Series concert is presented at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Cost: $21-$81. Windborne Music will return to town on April 7 for the Rockin' Orchestra series concert the Music of U2. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


When the Winter Brewster & Spirits hits the Schuster Center, Wintergarden, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, attendees will be able to sample offerings from more than a dozen area breweries and distilleries. Participants include Dayton Beer Company, Buckeye Vodka, Warped Wing Brewing Company, Delaplane Spirits and Fifth Street Brew Pub. Cost: $30. Designated drivers pay $5. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

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Foghat was never a true Top 40 band but the British blues rockers left an indelible impact on rock fans of the era with hits like "Slow Ride" and "Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool)." Aside from a brief hiatus from 1984 to 1986, those songs and other fan favorites have kept the band working steadily since the early 1970s. Foghat's latest studio album, "Last Train Home," was released in 2010. The in-concert album, "Live at the Belly Up," was released in 2017. Foghat performs in concert at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Cost: $25-$50. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


Maya Angelou is best known as a poet but she was also an activist and humanitarian with a trophy case full of awards for a bibliography that includes memoirs, essays and verse. The Missouri native passed away in 2014 at the age of 86 but her words still resonate with readers. Find out more about the life and work of the celebrated poet during “Maya Angelou: A Writer’s Legacy” at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, on Friday, Feb. 2. Show times are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Cost: 937-228-7591 ext. 3039.


For its new album, "Paddle to the Sea," Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion created an updated score for the film of the same name. Like the original source material, Holling C. Holling's 1941 children's book "Paddle-to-the-Sea," the songs explore the relationship between humans and different bodies of water. University of Dayton's 2017-2018 ArtsLive season presents Third Coast Percussion's "Paddle to the Sea" in UD's Jesse Philips Humanities Center's Sears Recital Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Cost: $18. Discounts are available for seniors and university students, faculty, staff and alumni. Call 937-229-2787 or visit


Beth Stelling has come a long way since graduating from Oakwood High School in 2003. Today, she is a touring comedian based in Los Angeles with writing credits on current shows like "Crashing" on HBO and Comedy Central's "Another Period." Her comedy chops are on display in a half-hour episode of the first season of the Netflix series, "The Standups." Stelling returns to town for performances at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3. Show times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Cost: $20-$52.80. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit


After 30 years in business, Tim Sanders has learned plenty of valuable skills that served him well in the corporate world. He has also developed a knack for translating his experiences into valuable lessons that he shares through public speaking and best-selling books such as “Love is the Killer App” and “The Likability Factor.” In the presentation, “Sales Genius is a Team Sport,” Sanders discusses how to unleash the power of innovation and collaboration. The 2017-2018 UD Center for Leadership Speaker Series presents “Tim Sanders: Sales Genius is a Team Sport” at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. Networking begins at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $37 and $57. VIP are tickets $77. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


Luke Combs came out of gates hitting the top of country charts. His first single, “Hurricane,” was number one on the U.S. Country Airplay Chart in 2016. His debut album, “This One’s For You,” reached number one on the Country Albums Chart the following year. The 27-year-old singer from North Carolina brings the Don’t Tempt Me with a Good Time Tour to Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Combs’ latest single, “One Number Away,” was released January 8. Cost: $23-$28. Special guest Ashley McBryde will also perform. Call 937-339-2911 or visit

9) 1964

There are plenty of Beatles tributes out there but few have been doing it so successful for so long as the members of 1964: The Tribute. The popular band has been recreating the music of the Beatles for more than 30 years, bringing to the life the hits of John, Paul George and Ringo. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, welcomes 1964: The Tribute for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. Cost: $29-$39. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


Yellow Springs based Celtic group Wild Rumpus is the musical act for the latest installment of the Contra Dance Party, which returns to the Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley Ave., Kettering, at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. This edition of the monthly dance also features calling by Darlene Underwood. All ages are welcome and no experience is required. Callers will teach all dances during a 7:30 p.m. instructional class. Cost: $7 adults, $5 students with valid ID and free children 12 and younger. Visit

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