Make like a hippie and mellow out this Saturday!
It’s no secret that both marijuana smokers and non-smokers recognize April 20 — or 4/20 — as a national holiday for cannabis culture.
If you don’t get it, some say “420” is code among police officers for “marijuana smoking in progress.”
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Whether you partake or not, there are plenty of things to do to make the most out of this Saturday.
1. STONEY’S MUNCHIE BAR OPENING
“Stoney’s Munchie Bar” — the small independent restaurant coming to 1929 E. Fifth St. in Dayton — plans to open on April 20.
Stoney’s Munchie Bar will be “a free flowing restaurant specializing in your munchie needs,” according to its Facebook page.
Here’s what owner Jesse Seiber told us about Stoney’s: “We are going to be serving all-day breakfast and lunch. We will have some crafted grilled sandwiches and build-your-own options. Everything will be made from scratch and we will feature weekly menu specials.”
The restaurant is located in the Huffman Historic District. Some community members are raising money to pay for the painting of a mural on the side of the restaurant’s building, Seiber said.
“My hope for the restaurant is to bring a positive vibe to the community. I’ve always wanted to have a job where I could be real personal with the customers and provide a service that makes me feel great about what I’m doing,” Seiber said.
2. GREENE CANTEEN OPENING
The new Yellow Springs restaurant known as The Greene Canteen will host its grand opening on Saturday, April 20.
The cafe-style restaurant located at 134 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs will focus on “clean foods” such as salads, juices and smoothies, along with a sandwich menu and baked goods.
“The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 10:59 a.m., and music by Khalil Nasar begins at 11,” the restaurant’s founders said on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“I felt that there is a need for clean foods and drinks in Yellow Springs,” said Brittany Baum, the cafe’s founder and owner. “The location is nice because it's in the heart of Yellow Springs and near the bike path.”
The Greene Canteen will offer grab-and-go selections that will include vegetarian and vegan options. “We'll probably start small and expand hours once we get our feet under ourselves,” Baum said.
Baum is also the founder of Brezel, a Bavarian pretzel company with locations in Columbus and Cincinnati. Pretzels will be among the baked goods available at Greene Canteen, Baum said.
3. YELLOW SPRINGS BREWERY BIRTHDAY BASH
While you’re in Yellow Springs checking out The Greene Canteen, stop by the Yellow Springs Brewery to celebrate its sixth anniversary.
The celebration will take place from 12-11 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the brewery at 1475 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs. There will be a bottle release, timed tappings of specialty beers, a Glen Helen fundraiser with limited-edition logo camp mugs and limited-edition anniversary glassware.
Wood-fired food trucks will be on site all day. La Pampa, an Argentine traditional wood fired grill, will be on site from 3-9 p.m. and Bella Sorella Pizza will be serving their wood-fired traditional pizzas from 4-9 p.m.
More details will be announced on the brewery’s Facebook page as the event approaches.
4. GRATEFUL DEAD TRIBUTE
Celebrate 4/20 with an evening of the Grateful Dead with tribute band Terrapin Moon at the Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. 4th St., in downtown Dayton, beginning at 8 p.m.
One of Dayton’s newest breweries, Branch & Bone Artisan Ale will be tapping its dank-hopped IPA, “Morning Dew” for the first time at this event.
As one of Dayton’s longest running Grateful Dead acts, Terrapin Moon will be performing two sets for over three hours of live Dead. EAT will also be on hand to satisfy munchies as well.
Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 on that day.
5. JUKE JOINT
Surely, our favorite resident celebrity Dave Chappelle strategically planned the date of this year’s Juke Joint event near his home in Yellow Springs. (Just another reason to love you, Dave.)
Ain’t no party like a Dave Chappelle party! If you were lucky enough to score a ticket to either sold-out event on Saturday or Saturday in a teched out barn on Whitehall Farms in the Tecumseh Land Trust, live it up and party with hip-hop legend DJ D-Nice and musician Frederic Yonnet and the Band with No Name.
This year’s Juke Joint will feature a tribute to music legend Prince.
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These Juke Joint events have been known to draw a famous face or two.
Actress Amy Schumer was among the celebrities spotted at Chappelle’s sold-out 2018 Juke Joint.
At the 2016 Juke Joint at the barn, local residents danced the house down with a list of celebs that included rappers Talib Kweli and Q-Tip, CBS News' Gayle King, actor Bradley Cooper, model/actress Naomi Campbell, comedian Donnell Rawlings and magician David Blaine.
6. PITA PIT $4.20 deal
Pita Pit, 1047 Brown Street in Dayton, is participating in a national promotion for 4/20 offering $4.20 pitas all day.
7. BONUS: Limp Bizkit Secret Show
It’s 4/20, and Daytonians know this means the return of an EPIC “Dayton tradition.” Wink, wink.
Limp Bizkit is scheduled to return to the Sunoco on Wayne Avenue for another concert.
Event organizers post in the Facebook event: “Limp Bizkit, the realest band around, playing at the realest gas station around, Sunoco on Wayne Ave on 4/20. Don't let the haterz (tell you that they not coming 2 Dayton!!! Itz gon' be the night of your life..”
According to our friends at Facebook, 11,000 people plan to be there. It should be a fun one. Rumor has it Phil Collins is set to open the show.