Top 10 things to do this week


Jerry Seinfeld is no stranger to creating online content. His original series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” has been well-received since it began streaming in 2012. Seinfeld recently announced he has entered a new deal with Netflix, which will see that series moving from Crackle to the higher profile streaming service.

The superstar comedian recently taped a live stand-up special at the Comic Strip, where he got his start in 1976. It is the first of two comedy concert films Seinfeld is doing for Netflix. It will air later this year.

Seinfeld, who is back out on the road, returns to the area for a show at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12. Cost: $50-$150. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


If you want to get a quick glimpse at the current state of visual art and music in the Gem City, there is no better bang for your buck than Sideshow 12. The annual festival returns to the Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton, on Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. Dozens of visual artists will be displaying art all weekend, from photography and painting to sculpture and installations. This year’s musical acts include Goodnight Goodnight, Death By Fetish, Abertooth Lincoln,

Cherry Lee & the Hot Rod Hounds and Dark Backward. Sideshow begins at 5 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday. Cost: Free but donations are accepted. Visit


When Cass leaves her husband, she sets out on a journey to find herself. Along the way she meets a clown therapist, a lonely tour boat captain and other colorful characters. That is the setup for David Lindsay-Abaire's "Wonder of the World," which opens at The Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, on Friday, May 12. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday opening weekend, and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday the following weekends. Dayton Theatre Guild presents "Wonder of the World" weekends through Sunday, May 28. Cost: $20 adults, $18 seniors and $13 students. Call 937-278-5993 or visit


Folklore and fairytales of the Bayou provided inspiration for the dance pieces featured in Dayton Contemporary Dance Company's "Soulstice: Beignets on the Bayou." DCDC celebrates its 48th season with its annual fundraiser at America's Packard Museum, 420 S. Ludlow St., Dayton, at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13. The event concludes with dancers from the company leading the party out into the streets in the style of a New Orleans Second Line. Cost: $150. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


The Bach Society of Dayton closes the season with "Love in Bloom." This program, at Kettering Adventist Church, 3939 Stonebridge Road, Kettering, at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14, features selections from Aaron Copland, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms and others. A concert preview is presented at 3 p.m. Cost: $18 adults, $10 students and free children 12 and younger. Call 937-294-2224 or visit


While Art on the Playground is billed as an interactive art festival for kids, it promises to be a good time for adults too. Rosewood Arts Centre presents the fifth annual event at Habitat Environmental Center, 3036 Bellflower St., Kettering, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Art on the Playground features DIY art projects, live performances, a paper airplane contest and more. Cost: Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 937-296-0294 or visit


Chonda Pierce has built her reputation by drawing laughter from some of the darker periods in her life, from her late husband's struggles with alcohol, dealing with his death and moving forward by dipping her toes into the online dating pool. The Christian comedian's latest project, the documentary film, "Enough," was released April 25. Faith and Friends Radio presents Pierce on stage at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Cost: $26 or $47 for VIP ticket with pre-show Q&A at 6 p.m. Visit


It looked like Flaw was over in 2004. After being dropped by its label and losing some key members, the band from Louisville broke up after an eight-year run. However, retirement didn't take and the group reformed two years later. The band's latest album, "Divided We Fall," was released in 2016. Flaw is out on the road this spring, including a show with openers Righteous Vendetta at Oddbody's Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Cost: $20-$25. Call 937-813-4272 or visit


With the warm season upon us, Public Health Dayton has once again joined forces with Montgomery County to present "Walk! Downtown Dayton Kickoff. The 12th annual event, which also features blood pressure screenings, vendor booths and fitness information, begins at RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument St., Dayton, at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17. Cost: Free. Call 937-496-3090 or visit


With two female vocalists and a male vocalist, Shakedown Band has the ability to deftly tackle everything from funk and R&B to rock and pop. The versatile local band launches a new season of Live Music in Town Square, the summer concert season at The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, at 6 p.m. Friday, May 12. Cost: Free. Other acts in the series include Spungewurthy on May 13, Funky G on Saturday May 20 and Full Frontal on May 27. Visit

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