More than 30 things to do in November before the holidays take over

Nov. 1-Dec. 31: "Timeless Memories of Christmas": This holiday revue features Christmas carols, costumed performers and elaborate sets. La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro. 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. $61-$75 adults, $30 children 11 and younger. 937-746-4554 or

Nov. 2-19: "Fiddler on the Roof": Wright State University Theatre presents this classic musical. WSU's Festival Playhouse, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn. 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Nov. 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19. $22 adults, $20 seniors 60 and older and students. 937-775-2500 or

Nov. 2-19: "The House": The Human Race Theatre Co. presents the Midwest premiere of Brian Parks' comedy. Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, with 2 p.m. matinees Sunday. Ticket Center Stage.

Nov. 7-12: "An American in Paris": Victoria Theatre Association's Premier Health Broadway Series presents the Tony Award-winning musical. Schuster Center, Dayton. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. $25-$98. Ticket Center Stage.

Nov. 9-12: Guy Torry: The actor-comedian returns to the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $12-$42 Thursday and Sunday, $17-$47 Friday and Saturday. 937-429-LAFF (5233) or

Nov. 10: Cadence: The Springfield Arts Council presents the Canadian a cappella group in concert. John Legend Theater, Springfield. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20.

Nov. 10 & 11: The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers host this twice-yearly acoustic music event featuring Doyle Larson & Quicksilver, Lonesome Rivers Band, Paul Williams, Dale Ann Bradley and others. Roberts Convention Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington. Doors open at 10 a.m., music begins at noon. $35-$75 in advance, $40-$75 at the door. 937-372-5804 or

Nov. 10 & 11: Kettering National A Cappella Festival: More than 60 high school and college a cappella groups will converge on Fairmont High School in Kettering for the, the largest event of its kind in the United States. The event features a concert with student groups and Freedoms Boombox at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Voice Play with Fusion and Eleventh Hour at 7 p.m. Saturday. $15 Friday, $20 Saturday. 937-499-2647 or

Nov. 10-12: AcadeCon: The RPG Academy Faculty present the 5th annual Tabletop Gaming Convention. Dayton Convention Center, Dayton. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Nov. 10-12: "Grease": The University of Dayton presents the rock 'n' roll musical in UD's Boll Theatre, Kennedy Union, Dayton. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. $8 UD students, faculty and staff, $12 general public.

Nov. 10-12: "Jesus Christ Superstar": Star Ted Neeley (Jesus) will discuss the film at each screening. Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Doors open an hour before show time. $20. 937-767-7671 or

Nov. 11: Barstool Open: United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton presents this annual nine-hole, nine-bar indoor miniature golf tournament through Dublin Pub, Crafted & Cured, Toxic Brew, Oregon Express, Wiley Comedy Joint and other bars in the Historic Oregon District, Dayton. 11 a.m. $140 per four-person team.

Nov. 11: Big Beers & Barley Wines: The annual tasting event is presented at Greek Orthodox Church Memorial Center, 500 Belmont Park North, Dayton. 4-8 p.m. VIP, 5-8 p.m. general admission. $45 in advance, $55 at the door, VIP $65 advance, $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit Resident Home Association.

Nov. 13: Maggie Stiefvater: Books & Co. presents the author of "All the Crooked Saints" at Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St., Dayton. 6 p.m. Free.

Nov. 14-17: Waffle Shop: The 88th annual fundraiser returns to Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W. First St., Dayton. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds go toward church grants for local organizations and ministries.

Nov. 16: Holiday on Ice: The event features an Artful Cocktail Mix-off and a preview for the annual Holiday Gift Gallery. Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton. 5:30-8 p.m. $20 DVAC members, $25 non-members. The Holiday Gift Gallery is open November 17 through December 24. 937-224-3822 or

Nov. 17: Pop Evil: The rockers perform with special guests Ded and Lionize. Oddbody's Music Room, Dayton. 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $20-$25.

Nov. 17 & 18: Doc Severinsen's 90th Birthday Bash: The celebrated musician joins the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for a SuperPops series concert. Schuster Center, Dayton. 8 p.m. $13-$79. Ticket Center Stage.

Nov. 17-Dec. 3: "The Christians": Dayton Theatre Guild presents Lucas Hnath's 2014 drama about faith and change. The Caryl D. Philips TheatreScape, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton. 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. $20 adults, $18 seniors and $13 students. 937-278-5993 or

Nov. 18: Ringing in the Holidays: Dayton History presents the annual event at Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. 6:30-10 p.m. $75 members, $85 non-members. 937-293-2841 or

Nov. 18: It Lives, It Breathes: The Rhode Island rockers bring the Testify Fall 2017 tour to Rockstar Pro Arena, Dayton. 7 p.m. $10.

Nov. 22: Werksgiving: The local jam band hosts its annual pre-Thanksgiving show. Oddbody's Music Room, Dayton. 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10-$15.

Nov. 24: Dayton Holiday Festival: The 45th annual holiday season kickoff event returns to Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton with the Grande Illumination tree lighting, Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights, live entertainment and more. 4 p.m. Free. 937-224-1518 or

Nov. 24-Dec. 30: Kings Island Winterfest: The event returns for the first time since the 1990s with more than 15 rides open, including the new Mystic Timbers. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason. 5-10 p.m. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 10, Open Dec. 15-23 and Dec. 26-30. Tickets start at $25. 513-754-5700 or

Nov. 24-Dec. 30: Woodland Lights: The annual holiday display kicks off a new season with a half-mile of lights, a laser light show, trackless train ride and other activities. Washington Township Recreation Center, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Washington Township. 6 to 9 p.m. The light display is open weekends through December 3, and nightly starting December 8. $8 admission, free ages 2 and younger. 937-433-0130 or

Nov. 24-Dec. 31: The Legendary Lights of Clifton: For more than two decades, people throughout the region have celebrated the Christmas season with a massive holiday display featuring more than 3.5 million lights illuminating the mill, the gorge, the riverbanks, trees and bridges at Clifton Mill, 75 Water St., Clifton. 5 to 9 p.m. daily. Cost: $10, free for children 6 and younger. 937-767-5501 or

Nov. 26: Turkey Trot: The annual event features a half marathon, 5K and Kids Dash. Welcome Stadium, 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton. 7:30 a.m. 5K is $50 or $36.99 for early bird registration, $85 half marathon, $59.99 early bird.

Nov. 28: The Commodores: The classic R&B group headlines KMCF's 29th Annual Heart to Heart concert. Schuster Center, Dayton. 8:30 p.m. Cost: TBA. Ticket Center Stage.

Nov. 28 & 29: "A Christmas Carol": Victoria Theatre Association presents the Nebraska Theatre Caravan in the Projects Unlimited Star Attraction Series production of the holiday classic. Victoria Theatre, Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $30-$50. Ticket Center Stage.

Nov. 29-Dec. 30: A Carillon Christmas: Dayton History presents this nightly holiday celebration. Carillon Historical Park, Dayton. 5-9 p.m. Free for Dayton History members and children under 3, $8 adults, $7 seniors 60 and older, $5 children 3-17. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Nov. 29: Brad Mehldau Trio: University of Dayton's 2017-2018 ArtsLive season presents the jazz pianist in concert. UD's Jesse Philips Humanities Center's Sears Recital Hall, Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $18. Discounts available for seniors and University students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Nov. 29: A Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: Victoria Theatre Association presents the Grammy Award-winning group in a Projects Unlimited Star Attractions Series concert. Schuster Center, Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $57-$77. Ticket Center Stage.

Nov. 29: Martina McBride: The country singer brings The Joy of Christmas Tour to Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy. 8 p.m. $32-$75. VIP packages available. 937-339-2911 or

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