Downtown Dayton gears up for monthly art hop as Art in the City pre-party


Enjoy live music while you dine on your favorite downtown terrace! Parties will be held at the following locations from 6-8 p.m. Friday night. Sponsored by Miller Valentine Construction.

  • Gulzar Indian Kitchen, 217 N. Patterson Boulevard
  • The NEON, 130 E. Fifth St.
  • Salar Restaurant & Lounge & Lily’s Dayton, between 400 and 329 E. Fifth St.
  • Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, 146 E.Third St.
  • Troll Pub Dayton, 216 Wayne Ave.
  • Winans Chocolate + Coffee + Wine, 221 N. Patterson Blvd.

The Neon Cinema, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton. (Image source: Facebook)

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The Neon Cinema, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton. (Image source: Facebook)

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Credit: DOCUMENT

JURED ART EXHIBITION

Voting begins on the first Friday for the Jury Art Exhibition. Visit the locations below to see this year’s entries and vote for your favorites on Dayton.com from Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 20.

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 305 E Monument Ave.
  • Lock 27 Brewing, 329 E. First St.
  • Winans Chocolate + Coffee + Wine, 221 N. Patterson Blvd.
  • Edward A. Dixon Gallery, 222 N. St. Clair St.
  • Wellness Studio Dayton, 114 N. St. Clair St.
  • A+ Cleaners, 105 E. Second St.
  • Schuster Center Wintergarden Starbucks, 1 W. Second St.
  • Picture Perfect Paint Parties, 123 N. Ludlow St.
  • Zen Lounge, 121 N. Ludlow St.
  • Dayton International Peace Museum, 10 N. Ludlow St.
  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, 8 N. Main St.
  • Dayton Arcade Ludlow Building, 28 S. Ludlow St.
  • Arts Lofts at the Arcade, 42 S. Ludlow St.
  • The Contemporary Dayton, 25 W. Fourth St.
  • Dayton Arcade Kuhns Building, 45 S. Main St.
  • The Hub at the Dayton Arcade, 31 S. Main St.
  • Grace Lane Boutique, 133 E. Fourth St.
  • Space Three, 39 S. St. Clair St.
  • Sole Touchers, 37 S. St. Clair St.
  • Choice Juice Boxx/The Varsity House, 31 S. St. Clair St.
  • Vidia Closet, 27 S. St. Clair St.
  • Dayton Metropolitan Library Main Branch, 215 E. Third St.
  • Smokin’ BBQ, 200 E. Fifth St.
  • Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St.
  • Mike’s Vintage Toys, 508 E. Fifth St.
  • Clash Dayton, 521 E. Fifth St.
  • Corner Kitchen, 613 E. Fifth St.
  • Troll Pub Dayton, 216 Wayne Ave.

The Giant Troll welcomes visitors to the Troll Pub in the Wheelhouse at 216 Wayne Ave. near the district of Oregon. The wheelhouse, a former manufacturing plant, was converted into first-floor living and commercial space with the help of historic state tax credits. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

The Giant Troll welcomes visitors to the Troll Pub in the Wheelhouse at 216 Wayne Ave.  near the district of Oregon.  The wheelhouse, a former manufacturing plant, was converted into first-floor living and commercial space with the help of historic state tax credits.  CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

The Giant Troll welcomes visitors to the Troll Pub in the Wheelhouse at 216 Wayne Ave. near the district of Oregon. The wheelhouse, a former manufacturing plant, was converted into first-floor living and commercial space with the help of historic state tax credits. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

ART, DANCE, MUSIC AND CINEMA

The Black Box Improv, 518 E. Third St.: Catch comedy from local improv band Low Hanging Fruit, followed by a special show. For tickets and other information, visit www.DaytonBlackBoxImprov.com

Corner Kitchen, 613 E. Fifth St.: Enjoy live music by Pat Arnold on the patio from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Contemporary Dayton, 25 W. Fourth Street: Enjoy the opening reception for Waking Up: The Contemporary Dayton Biennial Member and Student Invitational 6-8 p.m. The exhibit features artwork created over the past year around the theme of emerging from the pandemic by artists currently living and working in Dayton and throughout Ohio.

Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North: Visit the latest special exhibitions, ‘Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI’, ‘Van Gogh & European Landscapes’, ‘The Flower Prints of Katsuhira Tokushi’, ‘Art for the Ages: Conservation at DAI” at DAI” and “Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906): A tribute”. Open until 5 p.m. on Friday.

ExploreCelebrate Art in the City in Downtown Dayton This Weekend

Dayton International Peace Museum, 10 N. Ludlow St.: The Dayton Sister City Committee, the Dayton International Peace Museum and the Japanese American Citizens League celebrate 77 years of peace since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nakasaki. Beginning at 6:45 a.m., hear remarks from city officials before the bells of Dayton chime simultaneously with the bells of our Japanese sister city of Oiso. The bells will ring 77 times to represent each year of peace between our two nations.

Dayton Live Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W. Second St.: Jesus Christ Superstar celebrates their 50th anniversary tour with a performance starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now at daytonlive.org/events/superstar/.

Dayton Society of Artists, 48 ​​High St.: The Dayton Society of Artists welcomes you to its annual membership show, “Community & Place.”

Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., 937-224-7822: Live music at the Dublin Pub! Stop in for a pint and listen to live music for Irish First Fridays. Happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Greater Dayton LGBT Center, 24 N. Jefferson Street, Ste. 200: Enjoy the quarterly art exhibit, “PRIDE,” now on display until 9 p.m.

Front Street, 1001 E. Second Street: Explore art studios, galleries and boutiques showcasing the works of over 200 artists during this month’s First Friday Art Hop. Food trucks and live performers will be on hand for the free event!

The 2022 Eichelberger concert season at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton features Nashville-based rockers the Foxies (pictured) with local openers Clemmer on Friday August 5 and Tony Terry & Vibe 5 on Saturday August 6.

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The 2022 Eichelberger concert season at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton features Nashville-based rockers the Foxies (pictured) with local openers Clemmer on Friday August 5 and Tony Terry & Vibe 5 on Saturday August 6.

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The 2022 Eichelberger concert season at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton features Nashville-based rockers the Foxies (pictured) with local openers Clemmer on Friday August 5 and Tony Terry & Vibe 5 on Saturday August 6.

Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Levitt Pavilion Dayton, 134 S. Main St.: Enjoy the next show of the 2022 Eichelberger concert season with The Foxies and Clemmer! The Foxies bring their punk energy and electronic pop to the lawn for a unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll. Three rooms based in Dayton, Clemmer, will open from 7 p.m.

The Neon Cinema, 130 E. Fifth St.: See “Fire of Love” and “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” on the first Friday! See the full program online: www.neonmovies.com. Also enjoy beers and specialty cocktails during First Friday, and you can purchase a DORA drink at Neon to stroll through the designated outdoor refreshment area in downtown Dayton before or after the show.

RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. : The free summer music series continues with an evening of original music by Kyleen Downes followed by The Pullouts.

Skeleton Dust Records, 133 E. Third Street: Celebrate an artistic opening for Dayton-based Lydia Williamson. Enjoy live music from DJ Elaine Banks.

Toxic Brew Company, 431 E. Fifth St.: This month’s art exhibit features works centered around Dayton musicians! Works on display and some available for purchase inside the brewery.

Varsity House, 31 S. St. Clair St.: Varsity House of Blues with live R&B inside the gallery every first Friday.

DINNER AND DRINKS

  • Local Cantina, 501 E. First St: For First Friday specials, you’ll find $5 Mustache Ride margaritas and $3 pints on tap from 3-6 p.m.
  • Mudlick Tap House, 135 E. Second St., (937) 895-4066: Join us to kick off First Friday for Happy Hours, 4-6 p.m. with $2 off glasses of wine , a $6 cocktail, $2 off draft beers and ½ shareable off.
  • Olive Mediterranean Grill, 44 W. Third St.: Mention First Friday and Art in the City for 30% off the entire menu!
  • Oregon Express, 336 E. Fifth St., 937-223-9205: Every first Friday, join us for Happy Hour deals from 5-8 p.m. Stop in for some of the best pizza in Dayton. Dine in, take out and curbside pickup available.
  • Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St., 937-203-3999: Start your first Friday with a happy hour at Salar from 4-6 p.m. featuring specialty cocktails, $5 house wine, $1 off all beers and bar special bites. Also enjoy dinner, available on site or to take away.
ExploreOver 35 events to keep you busy throughout August in Dayton
  • Table 33 Dayton, 130 W. Second St.: Fridays are wine night at Table 33, with $3.33 wine pairings with any main course.
  • Third Perk Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, 146 E. Third St.: Friday nights, Cigars, Cocktails and The Patio at Third Perk from 7 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy your favorite coffee drinks or specialty cocktails with our full service bar. Saturday nights are Reggae Night from 8 p.m. to midnight.
  • Troll Pub Dayton, 216 Wayne Ave. : Every Friday at the Troll Pub is part of WTF Happy Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4-7pm with 1/2 price pints and 1/2 price apps, $4 Fireball Shots and $4 Specialties Wheatly Vodka.
  • Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St., 937-461-1101: Enjoy half-price happy hour!
  • Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine, 221 N. Patterson Drive: Welcome to Wine Happy Hours! Enjoy an $8 glass of wine from 4-8 p.m.

The patio of Winans Chocolates + Coffees in downtown Dayton. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

The patio of Winans Chocolates + Coffees in downtown Dayton.  CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

The patio of Winans Chocolates + Coffees in downtown Dayton. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

SPECIAL OFFERS SHOPPING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Choice Juice Boxx, 31 S. St. Clair St.: Spend $50 at Varsity House to receive 10% off your Choice Juice Boxx purchase.

Denise Danielle Photography, 120 W Second St Ste. 810: Book any Friday or Saturday session for only $75! Call 937-977-8639 to schedule.

Pedal Wagon Dayton Brewery Cruise: Pedal through Dayton’s burgeoning craft beer scene aboard a two-hour pedal adventure! Enjoy everything from pints to flights, stopping at the best breweries downtown. Must be 21+ to ride. Fares start at $32 per person or book a private ride for $459.

Vidia’s Closet, 27 S. St. Clair St.: When you shop at this women’s clothing store in St. Clair Lofts on the first Friday, you can get 25% off your entire purchase.

For more information on First Friday, visit https://www.downtowndayton.org/

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