10 events to attend in Dayton this weekend


Details: Eighteen films will be screened at the 17th Annual Dayton LGBT Film Festival. The opening film is Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way, about the life and AIDS activism of the late reality TV star Pedro Zamora of MTV’s The Real World.

Costs: $9. Tickets for opening night are $15 and include the after-party with light fare and the first cocktail.

More info: Visit www.daytonlbgt.com.



2. Thomas Rhett

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday 15 October

Where: Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton

Details: Chart-topping country artist Thomas Rhett released his sixth studio album, Where We Started, in April on Big Machine Records’ Valory label. It debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and number 2 on the country albums chart with the hit “Half of Me”. Rhett is currently on the Bring the Bar to You tour with Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

Costs: Tickets start at $27

More info: 937-775-4789 or www.nuttercenter.com

3. TED x Dayton

When: 9 a.m. Friday, October 14

Where: Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main Street, Dayton

Details: After two years of virtual programming, TEDxDayton returns to in-person presentations. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual live speaker event, where speakers from diverse backgrounds, professions and perspectives share ideas worth spreading. Change Leaders Stacey Lawson, Madelyn Leembruggen, Ph.D. This year’s speakers include Harvard University Theoretical Physics candidate, storyteller and foodie Bryan Suddith and Dr. Terry Oroszi, who specializes in homeland security.

Costs: $53-$503

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



4. Dailey & Vincent

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, October 15

Where: Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main Street, Dayton

Details: At the end of 2022, the musical association Dailey & Vincent will celebrate their 15th anniversary. The acclaimed American roots music group has won five Grammy Awards, 35 International Bluegrass Music Awards and four Dove Awards. After a March 25 Dayton Live concert was postponed, Dailey & Vincent return for a make-up performance. Tickets for the rescheduled show will be honored for the rescheduled date.

Costs: $29 to $49

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



5. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

When: 7 p.m. Sunday, October 16

Where: Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main Street, Dayton

Details: After garnering attention with a short-lived stint as a cast member on “MADtv,” Anjelah Johnson-Reyes focused on stand-up. She also found unique ways to express her talents beyond the comedy club stages, such as small acting roles, her own viral video shorts on YouTube, and several podcasts. Her memoir Who Do I Think I Am? was released in March. The multi-faceted performer is currently on the road with a live show of the same name.

Costs: $39.75 to $159.75

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

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6. “A Chorus Line: Teen Edition”

When: 19:30 Friday, 16:00 and 19:30 Saturday and 14:00 Sunday 14-16 October

Where: PNC Arts Annex, 46 W. Second St., Dayton

Details: The Yellow Brick Theater is staging a feature-length production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line. In this family-friendly version, a cast of high school actors explore behind-the-scenes drama as dancers vie for spots on a professional Broadway show.

Costs: $22

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



7. John-Henry Crawford

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering

Details: Dayton Music Club presents its annual Young Artist Recital with cellist John-Henry Crawford. This winner of the National Federation of Music Club’s 2021 String Division Young Artist Award holds a master’s degree in music from the Juilliard School. His second album, Corazón, was released in June. This is a free concert but donations to the Dayton Music Club Youth Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

Costs: Free

More info: 937-297-0463 or www.daytonmusicclub.org

8th Fairborn Halloween Festival

When: 16:00 to 23:00 Friday; 11am to 11pm Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 14-16

Where: Downtown Fairborn

Details: The 11th Annual Halloween Festival includes food trucks, beer gardens, live music, amusement rides, street vendors, a parade and more. You must be 21 years old to enter the beer garden.

Costs: Free

More info: https://www.facebook.com/fairbornchamber/

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9. Zombie crawling

When: 6 p.m. Friday, October 14

Where: Multiple locations in downtown Dayton

Details: The zombie costume bar tour includes stops at five locations, The Trolly Stop and Blind Bob’s on East Fifth Street, The Troll Pub on Wayne Avenue, The Barrel House on East Third Street, and Yellow Cab Tavern on East Fourth Street. Each Zombie Crawl stop offers Three Floyd’s Zombie Dust beer and special stamps for entry into a prize draw. You must be at least 21 years old to participate. Yellow Cab hosts an after-crawl dance party at 10:00 p.m

Costs: Crawl for free, pay to drink

More info: www.yellowcabtavern.com



10. Charm on the farm

When: 15:30 to 19:00 Friday, 9:00 to 16:00 Saturday and 10:00 to 15:00 Sunday 14th to 16th October

Where: 4953 Bunnell Hill Road, Lebanon

Details: Charm at the Farm, a vintage charity market, returns for its third and final edition of the year with more than 100 vendors. A portion of the proceeds benefit HER Cincinnati, which provides housing, recovery services, and education to women in need.

Costs: $20 Friday (sold out), $12 Saturday, $10 Sunday; Saturday tickets are only available online and Sunday tickets are available online or at the box office

More info: www.charmatthefarm.com

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