9 events you should check out in Dayton this weekend

The world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is another recipient of Culture Works Campaign for the Arts funding for operation support. Rooted in the African American experience, this culturally diverse contemporary dance company provides both performance and educational opportunities. Photo Credit: Scott Robbins

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The world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is another recipient of Culture Works Campaign for the Arts funding for operation support. Rooted in the African American experience, this culturally diverse contemporary dance company provides both performance and educational opportunities. Photo Credit: Scott Robbins

Contemporary dance, musical theatre, stand-up comedy and live music are among the events available to Daytonians in the coming days. Here’s a look at upcoming offerings.

1. DCDC “Soulstice”

When: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Where: Marriott at University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

Details: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company presents “Soulstice: Mahogany Nights,” a festive gala. A pre-gala reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dance program, an island-inspired dinner, cocktails and more.

Cost: $175-$300

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.daytonlive.org

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Phillips, Craig and Dean, (left to right) pastors and singer Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig and Dan Dean, headlines Faith and Friends Radio’s 11th anniversary concert at Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy on Saturday, May 14.

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Phillips, Craig and Dean, (left to right) pastors and singer Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig and Dan Dean, headlines Faith and Friends Radio’s 11th anniversary concert at Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy on Saturday, May 14.

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Phillips, Craig and Dean, (left to right) pastors and singer Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig and Dan Dean, headlines Faith and Friends Radio’s 11th anniversary concert at Arbogast Performing Arts Center in Troy on Saturday, May 14.

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2. Phillips, Craig and Dean

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Where: Arbogast Performing Arts Center, 500 S. Dorset Road, Troy

Details: Phillips, Craig and Dean, which formed in 1991, headlines Faith and Friends Radio’s 11th anniversary concert. The trio of singing pastors has sold more than two-million units since the release of its self-titled debut album in 1992.

Cost: $20 and $30 adults, $50 VIP tickets, which include a pre-show Q&A with the group

More info: www.faithandfriendsradio.com

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Joe Gatto, best known as a member of the Tenderloins and star of the comedy troupe’s truTV series “Impractical Jokers,” is doing solo stand-up shows at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Green in Beavercreek on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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Joe Gatto, best known as a member of the Tenderloins and star of the comedy troupe’s truTV series “Impractical Jokers,” is doing solo stand-up shows at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Green in Beavercreek on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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Joe Gatto, best known as a member of the Tenderloins and star of the comedy troupe’s truTV series “Impractical Jokers,” is doing solo stand-up shows at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Green in Beavercreek on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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3. Joe Gatto

When: 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 13 and 14

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., Suite 200, The Greene, Beavercreek

Details: Joe Gatto is best known as a member of the Tenderloins and the comedy troupe’s truTV series “Impractical Jokers.” Now, he is back on the road on his own doing solo stand-up shows, including this stop in the Miami Valley. This special weekend engagement is 21 and older.

Cost: $50-$150

More info: 937-429-5233 or dayton.funnybone.com

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Guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner (pictured) joins Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for Clara Schumann’s “Piano Concerto,” one of the featured pieces in “Beethoven 9: Joy to the World” at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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Guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner (pictured) joins Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for Clara Schumann’s “Piano Concerto,” one of the featured pieces in “Beethoven 9: Joy to the World” at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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Guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner (pictured) joins Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for Clara Schumann’s “Piano Concerto,” one of the featured pieces in “Beethoven 9: Joy to the World” at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14.

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4. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Masterworks season finale

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14

Where: Schuster Center, Second and Main Streets, Dayton

Details: “Beethoven 9: Joy to the World”: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s final Masterworks Series concert of the 2021-2022 season. In addition to the title piece, the program features “Oceana” by Stella Sung and Clara Schumann’s “Piano Concerto” featuring guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner.

Cost: $14-$68

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.daytonlive.org

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Human Race Theatre Company presents "Kevin Moore: At the Heart of The Human Race," celebrating the local theater veteran’s 36 years of service to the arts. The show will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Victoria Theatre.

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Human Race Theatre Company presents "Kevin Moore: At the Heart of The Human Race," celebrating the local theater veteran’s 36 years of service to the arts. The show will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Victoria Theatre.

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Human Race Theatre Company presents "Kevin Moore: At the Heart of The Human Race," celebrating the local theater veteran’s 36 years of service to the arts. The show will be held Saturday, May 14 at the Victoria Theatre.

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5. Farewell celebration saluting Kevin Moore

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 14

Where: Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton

Details: Human Race Theatre Company presents “Kevin Moore: At the Heart of The Human Race.” This special retrospective program celebrates Moore’s 36 influential years with the organization. Patrons are requested to wear festive attire.

Cost: $25-$150; Two-for-one ticket deals are available.

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.daytonlive.org

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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents its annual spring concert in a matinee performance at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Sunday, May 15.

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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents its annual spring concert in a matinee performance at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Sunday, May 15.

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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra presents its annual spring concert in a matinee performance at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Sunday, May 15.

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6. Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, May 15

Where: Schuster Center, Second and Main Streets, Dayton

Details: Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, continues to attract young musicians from throughout the area. DPYO presents its annual spring concert.

Cost: $14

More info: 937-228-3630 or www.daytonlive.org

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X-Act Theatre presents “May 4th Voices,” David Hassler’s play based on the shootings at Kent State University in May 1970, at Xenia Area Community Theater and Arts Center Friday through Sunday, May 13 through 15. CONTRIBUTED

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X-Act Theatre presents “May 4th Voices,” David Hassler’s play based on the shootings at Kent State University in May 1970, at Xenia Area Community Theater and Arts Center Friday through Sunday, May 13 through 15. CONTRIBUTED

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X-Act Theatre presents “May 4th Voices,” David Hassler’s play based on the shootings at Kent State University in May 1970, at Xenia Area Community Theater and Arts Center Friday through Sunday, May 13 through 15. CONTRIBUTED

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7. “May 4th Voices”

When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13 through 15

Where: Xenia Area Community Theater and Arts Center, 45 E. Second St., Xenia

Details: David Hassler’s powerful play is based on eyewitness accounts of the tragic shootings at Kent State University in May 1970.

Cost: $15 general admission, $12 seniors, students and military

More info: 937-372-0516 or www.xeniaact1.org

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If you take a walk in downtown Fairborn in October, chances are you’ll see larger than life outdoor Halloween displays courtesy of Mike Foy, owner of Foy’s Halloween stores. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

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If you take a walk in downtown Fairborn in October, chances are you’ll see larger than life outdoor Halloween displays courtesy of Mike Foy, owner of Foy’s Halloween stores. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

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If you take a walk in downtown Fairborn in October, chances are you’ll see larger than life outdoor Halloween displays courtesy of Mike Foy, owner of Foy’s Halloween stores. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

8. Friday the 13th in Fairborn

When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 13

Where: Downtown Fairborn, 103 W. Main St.

Details: Celebrate Friday the 13th with this new Fairborn tradition featuring food trucks, a beer garden and live music from Dustin Smith and The Daydreamers.

Cost: Free

More info: Visit the city of Fairborn’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CityofFairborn).

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Pride Rocks! Dayton, a free community event spotlighting the LGBTQ community, will be held Saturday, May 14 at Levitt Pavilion Dayton. CONTRIBUTED

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Pride Rocks! Dayton, a free community event spotlighting the LGBTQ community, will be held Saturday, May 14 at Levitt Pavilion Dayton. CONTRIBUTED

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Pride Rocks! Dayton, a free community event spotlighting the LGBTQ community, will be held Saturday, May 14 at Levitt Pavilion Dayton. CONTRIBUTED

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9. Pride Rocks! Dayton

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 14

Where: Levitt Pavilion Dayton, 134 S. Main St., Dayton

Details: This community event is a call to action to end suicide in the LGBTQ+ Community. Guests will be able to paint pride-themed rocks with suicide prevention messages, listen to performances from LGBTQ+ musicians, attend mental health education, and enjoy a free lunch.

Cost: Free

More info: https://happeningnext.com/event/pride-rocks-dayton-eid4snvl3wtv91

Contact this contributing writer at 937-287-6139 or e-mail at donthrasher100@gmail.com.

Russell Florence Jr. and Natalie Jones contributed to this report.

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