Alexandra Rivers, owner of Twist Cupcakery downtown.
Warped Wing Brewing Company is opening for on-site consumption this weekend along with carryout orders. On Friday, it will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight for on-site consumption, dine-in and carryout.
Basil's On Market is now reopen downtown on the river, with the return of its "all you can eat crab" event.
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Reza's Dayton is now offering take home lattes in a sealed bottle that will keep refrigerated for up to five days. Just shake well, pour on ice and enjoy. The cafe is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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There are many ways the community can support local businesses. The Downtown Dayton Partnership has put together a list of downtown retail and service businesses that have remained open in some way here.
Luna Gifts & Botanicals offers succulents, plants, and cacti in so many varieties. CONTRIBUTED
Great news for shoppers: beck + call and LUNA Gifts & Botanicals are officially re-opening for guests from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be one-way shopping lanes and they're asking guests to wear a mask and socially distance while they shop.
We here at Dayton.com hosted a special concert last weekend called "Tip Jar: A Show of Thanks" to help fund The Dayton Foundation's special grants to help area restaurant and hospitality workers who have lost a big portion of their normal income due to the pandemic. If you missed it, you can still watch this incredible showcase of original Dayton talent here.
The creative forces behind Tender Mercy and the Idea Collective have come up with the Tip Jar - a virtual concert taking place on Saturday, May 30.
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Blues guitarist Steven Gregory will be performing live on his Facebook page with a short live set from his home similar to his 'Living Room Live' concert. To watch, click here.
Edde Osborne will be live-streaming on his Facebook page playing flute, soprano sax, and alto sax to his recorded tracks. The Genre of music does cover most popular music which includes Jazz, Funk, Country, and Contemporary Standards. To watch, click here.
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Harmonica Neil will have a livestream going on Friday night that he says "will reflect our uncertain and turbulent times through musical positivity." Tune in here to watch.
Alyssa Hanson will be on her OPA Facebook page for a special performance of her quarantine project, "Ballads in the Basement." Check it out here.
The band Novena will be performing on Friday night with a mix of live streamed folk / country / Americana on their Facebook page here.
Check out the entire Culture Works Artist streaming page here for lots of other Dayton performances to enjoy from home. Click here anytime to watch.
Visual Artists & Galleries
Front Street Artists are hosting special events throughout the day as part of First Friday. Artists will be posting to the event's newsfeed all day long, sharing photos, videos, tours and even "how-to" projects offered by some of our artists and artisans! Click here for more info.
The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to present their 2020 members' exhibition, reMEMBERed. This virtual exhibition highlights the wide variety of styles, mediums, and techniques that their member artists employ. Learn more here.
The Contemporary Dayton invites you to view their latest installation "Remix" at their website www.thecontemporarydayton.org and a new virtual studio tour by Jason Lee here.
The Collaboratory has put together the Essential Artists Dayton website, where local artists are able to sell their artwork. Find your next great piece of art here: https://essentialartistsdayton.org
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Now and Zen DIY Studio is offering "at home" DIY terrarium kit, available for pickup at their store or can be shipped to your home. Order online here: https://shopnowandzen.com
Feeling creative? Picture Perfect Paint Parties offers pick up supplies for your very own at-home paint party here.
Visit the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s event page here for more information on other opportunities to support downtown.
Callie Young, bar manager at Corner Kitchen restaurant in Dayton's Oregon District.
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