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First Friday downtown Dayton

A former member
Post #: 65
This looks like fun...any takers...


Beat the Heat with Free Concerts, Tiki Festival and More at July’s First Friday
Downtown’s next free First Friday art hop will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 6.

RiverScape MetroPark hosts the second concert in the First Friday @ 5 concert series, with Hey There Morgan performing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The park’s concession stand will be open and beer will be sold from 5 to 7 p.m. MetroParks employees will demonstrate various kayaking skills on the river and free kayak rentals will be available, courtesy of Cox Media Group Ohio, and free bike rentals will be available as well, courtesy of AAA.

Call of the Tropics, a festival celebrating Tiki culture presented by the Fraternal Order of Moai’s Kon-Tiki chapter, will host a block party in the Oregon District from 5 to 10 p.m. Live surf and rockabilly bands will perform, including the Nick Kizirnis Band, Crazy Joe and the Mad River Outlaws, Team Void, and Cherry Lee and the Daddy Katz. The festival also will include Tiki carvers, street performers, hot rod displays and vendors. An exhibition of Tiki art will be displayed at Color of Energy Gallery.

For parents who would like to enjoy First Friday without kids in tow, Mini University, located adjacent to Miami Valley Hospital at 28 Hill St., will offer discounted prices during First Friday. Childcare is offered from 6 to 11 p.m., and a light meal will be provided, along with plenty of fun entertainment. Reservations are required and will be accepted through June 29. Call 224-3916.

The First Friday @ 5 concert series is sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks, Clear Channel Radio, Bud Light Lime and the Downtown Dayton Partnership. First Friday is presented by the Downtown Dayton Partnership with support from the Oregon District Business Association, the Ohio Arts Council and WYSO-FM 91.3. The Downtown Dayton Partnership’s website has a complete list of downtown’s arts and cultural amenities, as well as a dining guide, parking map and much more.

• Blue Sky Project, 8 N. Main St. and 33 N. Main St.: Exhibiting abstract work by Katherine Mann at 8 N. Main St., with performance art by Mann and choreographer Rodney Veal. The 33 N. Main St. space will show “At Table,” a collection of photographs by Glenna Jennings. Call 732-5123.
• CADC, 35 S. St. Clair St.: Featuring a variety of works by multiple artists. Call 313-9883.
• Color of Energy, 16 Brown St.: The opening reception for the Call of the Tropics art exhibition, featuring locally and nationally known Tiki artists and carvers. Call 266-3491.
• Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High St.: (Open 5 to 8 p.m.) An eclectic show of artwork from more than 80 DSPS members; performance by acoustic guitarists Charlie Emmerich and Jonathan Besecker from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 228-4532.
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• Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St.: (Open 5 to 8 p.m.) Featuring karaoke and cornhole games during the exhibition of “Drawing Marathon,” a collection of work by various artists. Call 224-3822.
• Gallery 510 Fine Art, 510 E. Fifth St.: The opening of “Contemplations – Post-Modern Landscapes,” by Wisconsin mixed-media artist Jay Batista. A meet and greet with the artist will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Call 672-6717.
• H. David Clay Studio, 33 S. St. Clair St.: Functional and decorative pottery made on the premises. Call 424-5452.
• K12 Gallery for Young People/TEJAS, 510 E. Third St.: Work by students from St. Anthony’s School at K12 Gallery for Young People, as well as a display of mixed-media art in the gallery’s TEJAS space. Call 461-5149.

• Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St.: Live music beginning at 9 p.m., featuring Brian Wilkinson, the Dirty Socialites, Brandon Hawk and Jamy Holiday. Call 938-6405.
• Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St.: The Rolling Stones vs. Beatles English Invasion Tribute, featuring Miss Lissa and Company, Ambiant Drive, Citizens Unrest and others. Doors open at 8 p.m., concert begins at 9 p.m.; $5 cover. Call 461-9343.
• Garden Station, 509 E. Fourth St.: Local artists will perform protest-themed music for Protest in the Park from 7 to 10 p.m. Call 610-3845.
• Jay’s Seafood, 225 E. Sixth St.: Live music by Puzzle of Light at 9 p.m. Call 222-2892.
• Omega Music, 318 E. Fifth St.: Live music beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your receipt from Basho Apparel and receive 15 percent off your purchase. Call 275-9949.
• Remixx Lounge, 146 E. Third St.: Featuring Yvette “Diva” Williams, DJ Night and an opening performance by Donnell Woods at 8 p.m. Two-for-one martini specials. Tickets $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Visit for tickets. Call 228-6499.
• Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St.: Live music beginning at 9:30 p.m. Call 461-1101.

Food and Drink
• Coco’s Bistro, 515 Wayne Ave.: 15 percent off food. Call 228-2626.
• Deaf Monty’s Wine, 22 Brown St.: $5 for a 6-ounce glass of red or white wine. Call 225-9463.
• Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave.: No cover and 20 percent off food. Call 224-7822.
• Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St.: 10 percent off food. Call 222-0204.
• Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery, 520 E. Fifth St.: Dinner specials, along with the special tapping of a firkin of craft beer. Call 222-6800.
• Mr. Hyman’s Fine Dining, 40 N. Main St. Lobby: $10 all-you-can-eat buffet and live jazz. Call 275-9505.
• Olive, an urban dive, 416 E. Third St.: Featuring Jeni’s Ice Cream and broadcasting Rev. Cool’s “Around the Fringe” show on 91.3 WYSO-FM. Call 222-DIVE (3483).
• Oregon Express, 336 E. Fifth St.: Featuring a happy-hour band and half-price pizza from 4 to 8 p.m., with additional live music at 9:30 p.m. Call 223-9205.
• Sa-Bai, 200 S. Jefferson St.: 15 percent off food and $5 Long Island Iced Tea. Call 535-2900.
• Smokin’ Bar-B-Que, 200 E. Fifth St.: 10 percent off food. Call 586-9790.
• Thai 9, 11 Brown St.: 15 percent off food. Call 477-7758.
• Uno Chicago Grill, 126 N. Main St.: 10 percent off food. Call 910-8000.
• The Vault, 20 N. Jefferson St.: Extended happy hour until 10 p.m., a live band and free food. Call 270-4454.

• Courthouse Square, Third and Main streets: The Ghosts, Cemeteries and Murders Walk of Downtown Dayton will begin at 7 p.m. All walks are $10 per person, and advance reservations are required. Contact tour guide Leon Bey at 274-4749 or email
• Don Crawford Plaza in front of Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd.: The monthly Courteous Mass Ride will meet at 5:15 p.m. for a ride through the city.
• The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St.: Call 222-SHOW (7469) for films and show times.
• Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St.: Playing the 1962 film “The Birdman of Alcatraz,” part of the theater’s Cool Films Series at 7:30 p.m. Free popcorn and soda served starting at 6:30 p.m.; tickets cost $5. Call 228-3630.
• Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St.: The second of the four-night Wiley’s Comedy Contest, showcasing up-and-coming comedians at 8 p.m.; tickets cost $3. Call 224-5653.
user 47169842
Dayton, OH
Post #: 1
This was a great event. The free kayaking was perfect for 100 degree temperatures, b/c the fountains went off while we were out on the water. The music was good and this event goes every first Friday throughout the summer. Definitely plan on going next month if I am in town. So would recommend this event as a group thing for those interested.
A former member
Post #: 66
Thanks Joy...that's good to know!
A former member
Post #: 2
So sorry I missed this event. If there are similar events, please email me and we can set it up as a "I am One" outing/event!

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