10 events you should check out in Dayton this weekend

As April gives way to May this weekend, Daytonians will have plenty of entertainment options. Live music, beer tastings, art exhibits and stand-up comedy are just a few of the offerings on tap in the days ahead. Here’s a look at events across the area.

1. Beer & Brewing

When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30

Where: Aullwood Farm, 9101 Fredrick Pike, Dayton

Details: Beer and Brewing is the focus of A Taste of Aullwood with Warped Wing Brewing Company, Hairless Hare Brewery, Blackbird Meadery and other participants. Entertainment from Father, Son and Friends and the McGovern Irish Dancers. This event is 21 and older.

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door

More info: 937-890-7360 or aullwood.audubon.org



2. Spring Spirit Showcase

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30

Where: Dayton Barrel Works, 318 E. Second St. Dayton

Details: More than 50 spirits - Vodkas, Rums, Gins, Tequilas, and Absinthe among others - will be available for tasting.

Cost: $50 for general admission; $75 for VIP

More info: 937-228-2337 or daytonbarrelworks.com



3. “Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help”

When: Through May 1; Performances are 8 p.m. April 29-30; 2 p.m. May 1

Where: Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St, Dayton

Details: Human Race Theatre Company presents a superb, must-see local premiere of Katie Forgette’s nostalgic, sitcom-esque comedy about a close-knit, cash-strapped family coping with Catholic guilt and prickly personalities circa 1973. Breezily directed by Margarett Perry, the play features a uniformly excellent cast consisting of Cecily Dowd (narrator Linda O’Shea), Human Race resident artist Christine Brunner (matriarch Josephine “Jo” O’Shea), Mierka Girten (as liberal Aunt Theresa “Terri” Carmichael), Jason Podplesky (versatile as patriarch Mike O’Shea, Father Lovett and parish busybody Betty Hackenbach), and Lizzie Huelskamp (Becky O’Shea, Linda’s old-school younger sister).

Cost: $17-$53

More info: 937-228-3630 or visit humanracetheatre.org



4. “Back In Black”

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30

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

Details: Dayton Live’s Universal 1 Credit Union Music Series presents the return of Classic Albums Live for a live presentation of AC/DC’s “Back In Black.” The Australian band’s seventh studio album, the follow-up to “Highway to Hell,” was an international smash, hitting number one France and the UK, 3 in Germany, 4 in the United States and 6 in Australia.

Cost: $25-$46

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

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5. Dayton’s Silent Disco One Year Anniversary Party

When: Cover starts at 8 p.m. with music starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 29

Where: Yellow Cab Tavern, 700 E. 4th St., Dayton

Details: Silent Disco returns with its colorful stations, decorations, lights and surprises.

Cost: $10 presale; $15 at the door

More info: Facebook



6. “Hello, Dolly!”

When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 29 through May 15

Where: Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton

Details: Dayton Playhouse closes out its 2021-2022 season with “Hello, Dolly!” The musical, based on a 1954 play by Thornton Wilder, premiered nearly 60 years ago and continues to be a fan favorite. “Hello, Dolly!” has had numerous Broadway revivals and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning feature film in 1969.

Cost: $18, $20

More info: 937-424-8477 or www.daytonplayhouse.org



7. Levitt Pavilion Dayton Fundraiser

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5

Where: The Brightside, 905 E. Third St., Dayton

Details: Joslyn & the Sweet Compression will perform at this fundraiser for Levitt Pavilion’s 2022 Eichelberger Concert Season. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres from Rich Taste Catering and one drink ticket. The event also has silent auction, live raffle and cash bar.

Cost: $75

More info: 937-410-0450 or www.thebrightsidedayton.com

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8. “Beyond Vision: A Tactile Art Experience”

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; April 29-May 1

Where: The Landing, 804 Monument Ave., Dayton

Details: Molly Brockman spearheads this multi-sensory art exhibit for the visually impaired.

Cost: Free

More info: www.beyondvisionart.com

9. The Contemporary Dayton Art Auction

When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, April 29

Where: Dayton Arcade Rotunda, 35 W. 4th St., Dayton

Details: The Contemporary Dayton hosts its 28th annual Art Auction featuring over 75 works of original art by Dayton-area artists.

Cost: Members: $75; Non-members: $90. At the door: $100

More info: www.codayton.org/auction



10. Wheels and Reels: “Ghostbusters”

When: 9 p.m. Friday, April 29. Parking lot opens at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Top of the Market, 32 Webster St., Dayton

Details: Wheels and Reels is a drive-in movie theater experience offered on three upcoming Friday evenings. “Ghostbusters” will be screened about 15 minutes after sunset on Friday (9 p.m.).

Cost: $30 general admission per carload; $40 premium parking per carload

More info: wheelsandreelsdyt.com

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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