Top 10 things to do this week in Dayton

Here are some of the best options for a little fun this week:


For the touring exhibition, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” curator Meher McArthur has put together a diverse selection of work showcasing the wide variety of options available in the art form. The show, organized by International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C., opens at Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, on Saturday, Feb. 17.

“Above the Fold” is on display through May 13. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Member preview days are Feb. 15 and 16. A member reception will be held on Feb. 22.

Cost: $14 adults, $11 seniors, students, groups and active military, $6 youth 7-17 and free members and children 6 and younger. Call 937-223-5277 or visit

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The latest automotive innovations will be on display when the 2018 Dayton Auto Show is presented at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through 25. The annual show, presented by the Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association, features attractions such as the Toyota Drive Center, the Fiat-Chrysler Ride & Drive Experience and the Wild Hearts Mobile Teaching Zoo. Dayton Auto Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $8 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children 9 and younger and military with ID. Call 937-333-4072 or visit

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Les Frères Méduses has been building quite a buzz in the United States and Europe since emerging in 2008. The guitar duo of Benoît Albert and Randall Avers, who first worked together at the Paris Conservatory in the late 1990s, mixes Balkan folk music and classical with an emphasis on both composition and improvisation. Les Frères Méduses performs in the University of Dayton's Sears Recital Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Cost: Free. Call 937-229-3936 or visit


Cleveland native Tammy Pescatelli graduated from Kent State University with a degree in fashion design but she has spent her life doing comedy gigs rather than attending runway shows. Shortly after graduation, on a dare from her brother, she did an open mike night and was hooked by stand-up comedy. Pescatelli, who has been doing comedy fulltime since 1994, returns to town for a run at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, The Greene, 88 Plum St., Beavercreek, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16 through 18. Show times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $17-$49.80 Friday and Saturday, $15-$47.80 Sunday. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit

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Hairless Hare Brewing Company, Christopher's Restaurant and Catering, Warped Wing Brewing Company and Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering are just some of local companies participating in Beer & Brewing with a Taste of Aullwood. The food and beer event is presented in the Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Music will be provided by the Simpson-Haas Duo. Cost: $40. Reservations are required. Call 937-890-7360 or visit


After a three-year hiatus, Dave Dugan returns to the familiar stages at Wiley's Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St., Dayton, where he's performing Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. Dugan, who is celebrating his 35th year as a stand-up comic in 2018, hasn't been idle since his last trip to the Gem City. His schedule is full with club dates, corporate shows and motivational speaking gigs. In January, Dugan raised money for Cancer Support Community Central Indiana by setting a record for making the most roundabout trips at the Jackson Circle-Horseferry Road intersection in Carmel, Ind. Show times 8 Friday and 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $10. Call 937-224-5653 or visit

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New work by Dayton-based artists Amy Kollar Anderson and Kate Huser Santucci are the focus of the new exhibition, "Stratum." The REACH Across Dayton collaborative show opens at Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. "Stratum" is on display at DVAC through March 24. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 937-224-3822 or visit


Growing up in southwest England, Bertie Gregory spent as much time as possible mucking about in nature. As an adult, he found a way to turn his childhood proclivities into an exciting career choice. The celebrated nature photographer will share examples of his work along with stories from his adventures during "Bertie Gregory: Wild Life." The Victoria Theatre Association's National Geographic Live Series presents the program at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, Sunday and Monday, Feb. 18 and 19. Program times are 3 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


The next generation of blues players will displaying their skills when the Dayton Blues Society presents its Youth Showcase at W.O. Wright's, 3979 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Beavercreek, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. That evening, local guitarists such as Kellen Williams, Joe Tellmann and Moses Mabarak will be sharing the stage with talented young blues players from Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and other states. Cost: Free but donations are accepted. Proceeds benefit the Pinetop Perkins Foundation in Clarksdale, Miss., which works with youth and aging musicians. Visit


If you need a little enticement to get out of the house for some midweek exercise why not reward yourself with a program that features yoga followed by a glass of wine. The Citilites Unwind Series presents another installment of Wine and Yoga in the Schuster Center's Wintergarden, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. All levels are welcome but you must be 21 or older to participate in the wine tasting. Please bring your own mat. Cost: $20 includes gentle yoga practice and a glass of wine at the end. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

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