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Mike Love (center) will bring his legendary band, The Beach Boys, to The Rose Music Center. CONTRIBUTED

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Mike Love (center) will bring his legendary band, The Beach Boys, to The Rose Music Center. CONTRIBUTED


Live country music, tasty barbecue and iced cold beer are all on the menu when the Miami Valley Restaurant Association presents Yuengling Bands and BBQ on Sunday, Aug. 14. The fourth annual festival, at The Park at Austin Landing, 10400 Innovation Dr., Springboro, features area food purveyors such as Basil’s Draught House, the 1776 Grill, Murray’s Pub and Grub and Zinks Fine Meats and Wine.

This year’s headliner is country singer Jana Kramer, who will be joined by special guests Kalie Shorr and Outshyne. Kramer is best known for the role of Alex Dupre on the television series “One Tree Hill” but she is also a successful singer. Her self-titled album was released by Elektra Nashville in 2012.

Yuengling Bands and BBQ runs from 1 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Call 937-461-6872 or visit www.dineoutdayton.


The exhibition, “Fachwerk Houses: The Fairytale Look of Germany,” is just one of the many attractions when the Germanfest Picnic returns to Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12 through 14. Dayton German Club’s 33rd annual party also features genealogy assistance, authentic German food, Bavarian fashion show, a biergarten, the German import haus and live music from the Prost! band. Germanfest hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free. Parking is $2. Call 937-223-9013 or visit www.daytongermanclub.org.


Each summer, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering Arts Council and Fraze Pavilion join together to co-present Art on the Commons. The 28th annual outdoor event returns to Lincoln Park Civic Commons, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. The juried exhibition features work from more than 100 visual artists including Amy Kollar Anderson, Douglas Fiely, Jane Dippold, Bob Shelton, Sally Phillips and Daniel Powers. Cost: Free. Visit www.playkettering.org/rosewood.


Glen Campbell went from studio session man to chart-topping country artist and the host of his own prime time television series. Today, at the age of 80, the singer is in his fifth year of a very public fight with Alzheimer’s disease. The 19th annual Concert for Charity at Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, pays tribute to Campbell’s life and music. Collin Raye and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will perform with special guests Debby Campbell and Alexis Gomez. Cost: $35 lawn & terrace and $65 plaza & orchestra in advance, $40 lawn & terrace and $70 plaza & orchestra day of show. Call 937-296-3300 or visit www.fraze.com.


This weekend the Cool Films Series is presenting two very different beloved movies at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. “Casablanca,” the 1943 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, is running Friday through Sunday, Aug. 12 through 14. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The Cool Films Series presents a special late night showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $6, $35 for a 10-ticket passbook. Other films in the series include “Mary Poppins,” “Ocean’s 11” and “Gone with the Wind.” Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.


County fair season is in full swing. That fact isn’t lost on folk anxiously awaiting the beginning of this summer’s Miami County Fair. The popular annual event, returning to Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, on Friday, Aug. 12, features carnival rides, games, food, a tractor pull, harness racing and live performances. Country singer Chris Janson performs with special guest Carter Winter in a ticketed concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Cost: Fair admission is $5 per day and free for children 8 and younger. Season tickets are $20. Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $17 and $22. The fair runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily through Thursday, Aug. 18. Call 937-335-7492 or visit www.miamicountyohiofair.com.


The Dayton area is home to dozens of music festivals but there is nothing quite like the Amplified Humans Festival. The two-day concert, at The “Old” Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, is focused on experimental, noise and industrial artists. The international lineup included Killer Bug and Kazuma Kubota from Japan, Scalp Elevator and Knurl from Canada, Kakerlak from Michigan and Skin Graft and Daniel Rizer from Ohio. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $20 per day. Call 937-203-8175 or visit www.yellowcabtavern.com.


The kids may be heading back to school but summer isn’t quite over so there’s still time for some outdoor family fun. The Englewood Festival will offer plenty of opportunities for that when the 43rd annual event returns to Centennial Park, 321 Union Blvd., Englewood, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14. The festival includes a parade, artisans, food vendors, a 5K run, a cruise-in and live music from USAF Systems Go, Razzamatazz & Jazz, Englewood Civic Band, Northmont Marching Band and others. Cost: free. Call 937-836-5929 or visit www.englewood.oh.us.


Between the two groups, the Beach Boys and Four Tops have had landed more than 50 singles into the Top 40 charts. When the two classic acts share the stage at Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, concertgoers can expect a night of big hits and sweet, sweet vocal harmonies. Cost: $23.50, $47, $52, $62. Call 937-228-2323 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.


Victoria Theatre Association is known for hosting creative programs that feed the minds and hearts of area patrons. Its latest event, however, is focused on the body. The Gem City Health & Wellness Expo — at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 — features fitness demonstrations, massage, meditations, vendor booths and more. Cost: Free. Call 937-228-7591.

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