What's Great in Dayton: March 2 - 8, 2018

Mar 2, 2018

Downtown Dayton continues to grow, and at First Friday tonight you can check out all kind of new spots!

The 17th annual Weekend of Jazz brings Beavercreek schools' jazz ensembles together with 30 other area high school jazz bands and two performances by a professional headliner band. This is a truly exciting jazz-filled time today and Saturday. It exposes the youth of Beavercreek and surrounding communities to new and exciting forms of jazz music.

Figaro! Figaro! FI-GA-RO! Mischief and matchmaking run rampant when opera's most famous barber performs. Figaro not only cuts hair, but he is also a schemer and a matchmaker like no other. This opera is tonight at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm in the Schuster Center.

An Ohio printmaking exhibition featuring 24 artists with work ranging in various print media and subject is at the Dayton Society of Artists' gallery. The Opening Reception is tonight 6 to 9pm and the exhibition runs through April 21.

STEP AFRIKA! is the first professional dance company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Families will be wowed by the rhythm and energy of this extraordinary interactive performance -- and learn the history, culture and physicality of stepping at the same time! This is Saturday afternoon at The Victoria Theatre at 1 and 4pm.

The A-BOMB and Humanity. The Dayton International Peace Museum in cooperation with their friends in Japan present a look back at the horrific last chapter of the Second World War. There are thirty panels outlining the two atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945.

The 21st annual Women of Influence awards luncheon is March 8.  Best to get your tickets now before it is sold out.

Gotta go….
Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell