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The Longest Table Dayton: August 11 Meal
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

The Longest Table Dayton: August 11 Meal

  • Corner of Terry Street and 4th Street (map)
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Come out and help us celebrate our sixth neighborhood meal of 2018! The Longest Table Dayton is heading to the Dayton's St. Anne's Hill, Newcom Plain, and Huffman neighborhoods! Join us on August 11th at noon. More details to come on who will be providing the food. You're welcome to bring a dessert to share!

The meal is open to all members of our community. We're excited to host an opportunity for residents and community leaders to learn more about each other. This year's meals will focus on connecting two closely related neighborhoods to encourage collaboration and teamwork! While the meal is specifically being hosted by the St. Anne's Hill, Newcom Plain, and Huffman neighborhoods, we're inviting anyone to join us! Please make sure to register any friends or family you also plan on bringing!

Attendee RSVP: http://thelongesttabledayton.com/august2018
Volunteer Sign-Up: http://signup.com/go/YpdYmBw

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Cool Films Series: Die Hard
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Cool Films Series: Die Hard

Join UpDayton at the Victoria Theatre as we enjoy an action classic; Die Hard!  We will be at the Victoria Theatre at 6:30 pm so that you can meet your fellow movie goers before the show; free popcorn, pop, and a cash bar will be available as well!  Movie starts at 7.  Join UpDayton at Mudlick Tap House for an after show event too!

Tickets are $5 dollars and we have 16, so grab your spot now!   

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Art in the City: Volunteers Needed!
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Art in the City: Volunteers Needed!

Visit mini pop-up gallery exhibits placed in downtown businesses as part of a special two-week juried art show. Curated by the Dayton Visual Arts Center, the show kicks off during the Art in the City event on August 3 and runs through August 17.  From 5 to 9 p.m. on First Friday, August 3, you’ll encounter live performances, art-making stations, vividly decorated city blocks, patio parties, and other fun activities throughout downtown. 

We have a lot of volunteer opportunities available including beer pourers, ticket booth staff, stage hands, and Information Table staff in shifts ranging from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Visit http://www.downtowndayton.org/about-us/volunteer/ for a complete list of volunteer opportunities!

 

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The Longest Table Dayton: July 14 Meal
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Longest Table Dayton: July 14 Meal

Come out and help us celebrate our fourth neighborhood meal of 2018! The Longest Table Dayton is heading to the Dayton's Belmont, Eastmont, and Hearthstone neighborhoods! Join us on July 14th at noon. More details to come on who will be providing the food. You're welcome to bring a dessert to share!

The meal is open to all members of our community. We're excited to host an opportunity for residents and community leaders to learn more about each other. This year's meals will focus on connecting two closely related neighborhoods to encourage collaboration and teamwork! While the meal is specifically being hosted by the Belmont, Eastmont, and Hearthstone neighborhoods, we're inviting anyone to join us! Please make sure to register any friends or family you also plan on bringing!

Attendee RSVP: http://thelongesttabledayton.com/julybeh2018
Volunteer Sign-Up: http://signup.com/go/sJTZmsG

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Cool Films Series: Princess Bride
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Cool Films Series: Princess Bride

Join UpDayton at the Victoria Theatre as we enjoy a classic; The Princess Bride!  We will be at the Victoria Theatre at 6pm for a pre-show event so that you can meet your fellow movie goers before the show; free popcorn, pop, and a cash bar will be available as well! 

Tickets are $5 dollars and we have 30, so grab your spot now!   

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The Longest Table Dayton: July 7 Meal
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

The Longest Table Dayton: July 7 Meal

Come out and help us celebrate our third neighborhood meal of 2018! The Longest Table Dayton is heading to the Dayton's Mt. Calvary, Philadelphia Woods, and Valerie Arms neighborhoods! Join us on July 7th at 4pm. More details to come on who will be providing the food. You're welcome to bring a dessert to share!

The meal is open to all members of our community. We're excited to host an opportunity for residents and community leaders to learn more about each other. This year's meals will focus on connecting two closely related neighborhoods to encourage collaboration and teamwork! While the meal is specifically being hosted by the Mt. Calvary, Philadelphia Woods, and Valerie Arms neighborhoods, we're inviting anyone to join us! Please make sure to register any friends or family you also plan on bringing!

Attendee RSVP: http://thelongesttabledayton.com/julymtcalvary2018
Volunteer Sign-Up: http://signup.com/go/rYfnNKG.

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History, Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem!
Jun
30
3:00 PM15:00

History, Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem!

Did you know that the Woodland Cemetery Lookout Point is the highest point in the city?  Join UpDayton for a taste of history with a side of murder. Learn about the lives of our city’s inventors, bank robbers, counterfeiters, and other unusual characters on this guided tour of one of Dayton’s most historic and beautiful sites.

Following the tour, UpDayton invites you to hang around for a casual picnic in the cemetery. Food will be provided!  Registration is 5$ and there are 20 spots available so grab your spot soon! 

Note: Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour involves a lot of walking. Bringing a water bottle and sunscreen is recommended if it’s a hot day.

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Your ticket cost will help cover the cost of food and supply a donation to the Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, thanks!

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The Longest Table Dayton: June Meal
Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

The Longest Table Dayton: June Meal

Come out and help us celebrate our second neighborhood meal of 2018! The Longest Table Dayton is heading to the Dayton's Carillon and Edgemont neighborhoods! Join us June 23rd at 4pm.  More details to come on who will be providing the food. You're welcome to bring a dessert to share!

The meal is open to all members of our community. We're excited to host an opportunity for residents and community leaders to learn more about each other. This year's meals will focus on connecting two closely related neighborhoods to encourage collaboration and teamwork! While the meal is specifically being hosted by the Carillon and Edgemont neighborhoods, we're inviting anyone to join us! Please make sure to register any friends or family you also plan on bringing!4

Attendee RSVP: http://thelongesttabledayton.com/june2018
Volunteer Sign-Up: http://signup.com/go/RoiNUHK

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Mike's Indoor Bike Park
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Mike's Indoor Bike Park

Have a Gem City Adventure at Dayton's only indoor bike park.  Riders of all abilities can try out mountain bikes, BMX, cruisers, or cross.  There are plenty of hills, ramps, mounds and more located within a 50,000 square foot warehouse for you to tackle!

The cost is $10 (includes admission and bike rental) and there are 20 spots so make sure you grab your spot soon!

Note: All participants must sign a waiver before riding (can sign and bring using this link, or sign the day of) . Please bring a helmet if you have one, as helmets are required to ride, and Mike's has a limited number available to borrow.  Also there are a limited number of bike rentals so if you have your own bike that you wish to try out that is cool too.

Additionally, they are offering $25 tune-ups (normally $35) if needed! (not covered by UpDayton).

This event is presented by UpDayton's Discover Dayton team, which organizes perception-changing events and outings for young professionals and college students to get them more connected to the Dayton community. 

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Kickoff Event | 2018 Summer Series
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Kickoff Event | 2018 Summer Series

UpDayton invites you to discover the best of Dayton arts, culture, entertainment, recreation, and adventure!  The Adventure Series kickoff event will show you the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Dayton's best places to live, work, play, and learn.

At the kickoff event you will receive:

A Welcome Packet
We provide all participants with a welcome packet that includes UpDayton's Gem City Adventure Guide, a Summer in the City calendar, bike maps, the Find It Downtown Guide and more. It's all the information you'll need to have a great summer exploring Dayton.

Featured Events and Dates
Throughout the summer we'll host special events for program participants and their friends. Our featured events include a Dayton Dynamo soccer game, a Cool Films series with the Victoria Theatre Association and a pre-show event before hand, kayaking, a hackathon, Art in the City, a Dayton Dragons baseball game, Mike's Bike Park, the Gem City Roller Girls, a Game Night at D20 and more!  We'll also keep you up to speed on other can't-miss events and opportunities.

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The Phantom of the Opera
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Phantom of the Opera

UpDayton Tickets are SOLD OUT

If you'd still like to catch the performance at a discounted rate, try purchasing them through UpDayton's Company Exclusive Offers account here: https://updayton.org/vta/


UpDayton and Victoria Theatre Association have teamed up to offer young professionals an incredible ticket price of $25 to see The Phantom of the Opera on Thursday, April 12th at 8pm at the Schuster Center.

Before the Show:  Your ticket includes an invitation to a pre-show gathering at Table 33 from 6:00-7:30. Appetizers will be provided by UpDayton.

This event is hosted by UpDayton's Discover Dayton team, which organizes perception-changing events and outings for young professionals and college students to get them more connected to the Dayton community. A portion of ticket proceeds ($5/ticket) will be used to cover pre-show event costs.

About the show:  Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA comes to Dayton as part of a brand new North American tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score — with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” and “Masquerade” — will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

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DCDC Reunited
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

DCDC Reunited

Your favorite former dancers from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will return to the stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY, joining current artists onstage to perform excerpts of 10 works spanning DCDC’s 50-year repertory.

The evening of concert dance will feature works from powerhouse choreographers in DCDC’s classic rep including Asadata Dafora & Donald Byrd, and works from today’s top choreographic names, including Ronen Koresh, Dwight Rhoden, Alvin Rangel & Ray Mercer.

Your UpDayton ticket will also give you the chance to attend a post-show event with the dancers at Mudlick Taphouse!  You can also check Facebook for details.

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22.00 37.00

**Your ticket(s) will be available for pick-up at Will Call the day of the event.**

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UD Grad Students Ice Skating at RiverScape MetroPark
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

UD Grad Students Ice Skating at RiverScape MetroPark

Join UpDayton at RiverScape MetroPark on Friday, January 12th from 5-8pm for some ice skating action!  Whether you’re a skating rookie or have been lacing up your skates for decades, there is a full slate of activities to choose from at the MetroParks Ice Rink.  It measures 70 feet by 150 feet and is sheltered under a pavilion. The rink has something for everyone: beginners’ lessons, open skating, broomball and curling, not to mention hot chocolate and music!  Bring your friends and family, enjoy some hot chocolate and show off your skills!

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The Nutcracker (opening night!)
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Nutcracker (opening night!)

  • The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center (map)
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Ticket Reservation - The Nutcracker (opening night!)
20.00 35.00

Your ticket will be available for pick-up at Will Call in the lobby of the Schuster Center. Please arrive early so you have plenty of time to pick up your tickets and find your seat. UpDayton has added an additional discount on top of ENCORE!'s already-discounted price!

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This event is hosted by ENCORE!

Pre-Show Social | 5:30-7pm at Carmen's Deli

ENCORE! is a special program created to engage young professionals in a lasting relationship with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance by bringing together like-minded individuals through performances, unique social events, special “perks” and networking opportunities. ENCORE! is cultivating the next generation of DPAA patrons and leaders to ensure that Dayton’s rich performing arts legacy will be enjoyed by many generations to come. Learn more or purchase a full ENCORE! subscription at https://daytonperformingarts.org/encore

Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition: Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker.  

With magical choreography by Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke, delectable sets by designer Ray Zupp, and stunning costumes by Lowell Mathwich, the story of little Clara and her adventures in the Land of Sweets comes to life on the Mead Theatre Stage. 
Dayton Ballet's The Nutcracker comprises an enormous cast, including the full professional Dayton Ballet company, dancers from Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Ballet School, and over 100 children from the local Dayton area! 

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, again takes up residence in the orchestra pit, giving Tchaikovsky's music the full, rich, gorgeous interpretation that it requires. The elegance, grace and sheer athleticism of Dayton Ballet's core ensemble and star dancers bring the drama to immediate, colorful life. 
Before the performances and during intermissions, the Schuster Center Wintergarden bustles with the excitement of the holiday season.  Find the perfect holiday gift at the Dayton Ballet Boutique, peer into the famous whimsical Rike's window boxes, or treat yourself with candy and ice cream at the Graeter’s Sweet Shoppe. 

With ten performances so close to the Christmas holiday, The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with family and guests. Make this enchanting story ballet a part of your family's holiday tradition!

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Try Curling with Curl Troy at RiverScape Metro Park
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Try Curling with Curl Troy at RiverScape Metro Park

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Want to be a curling master?  Join Curl Troy at RiverScape Metro Park to learn the basics of the game.  Sweep the field and ice your opponents with your new skills!  The great part about curling is that it is accessible to really anyone.  Curling has been adapted quite well to those with physical limitations, and in most cases almost anyone can participate.  Learn to Curl sessions with Curl Troy are offered at various times through the year and often occur at multiple locations in the Miami Valley.  We try our best to offer these classes to meet the demand of new people wishing to try the sport. 

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UpDayton Election Forum 2017
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

UpDayton Election Forum 2017

  • Dayton Metro Library - Main Branch (map)
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UpDayton, in partnership with YWCA Dayton & the Dayton Daily News, will host its 2017 Election Forum at the new Dayton Metro Library Main Branch. The event will take place in the Eichelberger Forum located on the first floor of the library. The forum will feature the candidates running for Dayton School Board. You can up-vote and submit questions for the candidates at http://updayton.socialqa.com/ 

This November, 4 seats are up for election to the Dayton Public Schools’ Board of Education. Before you vote, we hope you'll take this opportunity to learn more about the candidates and their approach for advancing Dayton Public Schools.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be available to attendees. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the program begins at 6pm.

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First Annual Dayton Day!
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

First Annual Dayton Day!

October 14th is a special day for the Dayton area!  Dayton Inspires is hosting a neighborhood clean-up from noon to 2pm and The Longest Table Dayton is hosting their Main Meal event on the Third Street Bridge from 3-6pm!  Come out and show your love for the community, meeting new people and making new friends as you help beautify Dayton and break bread together.  RSVP above to clean up the community with Dayton Inspires and volunteer at The Longest Table! 

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In the Heights at the Schuster Center
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

In the Heights at the Schuster Center

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UpDayton and Victoria Theatre Association have teamed up to offer an incredible ticket price of $15 for In the Heights at the Schuster Center on Thursday, October 5th at 8pm. Don't miss this chance to enjoy the Broadway Series!

About the Musical
Before Hamilton… there was IN THE HEIGHTS. Lin Manuel-Miranda’s four-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

$15 TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

If you'd still like to purchase tickets, you can purchase them at a discounted rate through UpDayton's CEO link here: https://www.victoriatheatre.com/ceoupdayton.html

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Volunteer at Oktoberfest
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Volunteer at Oktoberfest

It's time for Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute!  Next weekend, from Friday to Sunday, volunteers are needed to help put on this awesome celebration.  Volunteer opportunities include admission, drink booths, mug and tee booths and more.

If you would like to help out, sign up for a couple of shifts.  When you're done volunteering, you can enjoy some Beer and all sorts of German food!  Here is the daily schedule:

Lederhosen Lunch (Sept. 22): 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Preview Party (Sept. 22): 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday (Sept. 23): Noon - 11:30 p.m.

Sunday (Sept. 24): Noon - 7:00 p.m.

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UD Grad Student Bike Tour
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

UD Grad Student Bike Tour

Explore Downtown Dayton with your fellow grad students!  We will be meeting at Warped Wing and will be taking the Link Bikes around town.  UpDayton will take you to some of our favorite spots around the city and we hope they become some of your favorite spots too!  RSVP for the tour ASAP because we only have 12 spots open. We hope to see you there!   

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Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally

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Looking for something fun to do on Friday night, September 15th?  Come feast and have fun at the Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally located at The "Old" Yellow Cab building from 5-10pm.  There will be food trucks, free live music, local craft brews and tons of fun for the whole family!  Bring your family, friends and fellow GA's and enjoy the crazy amounts of good food and drinks that will be on show!  If you want to come, please sign up below; UpDayton will have a table at the rally to answer questions and get you started!        

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Levitt Pavilion Preview Concert | The Suffers
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Levitt Pavilion Preview Concert | The Suffers

Levitt Pavilion Dayton is a state-of-the-art outdoor music venue that will open in the middle of downtown Dayton in 2018.  Join Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton for a sneak peak of the Levitt experience with The Suffers!

The 2017 Levitt National Tour, locally sponsored by PNC Bank will feature the critically acclaimed rising stars, The Suffers. This 8-piece powerhouse of Gulf Coast Soul celebrates the rich diversity of the band's hometown of Houston, masterfully melding classic American soul with genres as wide-ranging as rock, Latin ska, Cajun, hip hop, country and R&B.  This approach has already earned The Suffers a place on numerous artists to watch lists, rave reviews from Billboard, NPR, and The New York Times and a growing international fan base and they're just getting started! 

Show starts promptly at 7:00PM. BYO lawn chair or blanket. Join us for a great evening of FREE music!

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Art in the City
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Art in the City

Art in the City is about recognizing the immense talent that Dayton has to offer. Encouraging conversations about local art and having an open competition in over 25 different downtown businesses provides a unique opportunity to showcase and marvel at our local talent.  

 

More details will be provided as the event gets closer.

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Adventure Series: Kayaking
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Adventure Series: Kayaking

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Have some fun on the water kayaking and paddleboarding at Eastwood Lake with Whitewater Warehouse! There will be a variety of boats and stand up paddleboards to choose from. UpDayton will cover the cost of your kayak or paddleboard rental until all open spots are filled.  RSVP soon and be ready to have fun! (Limited spots available.)

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Dayton Celtic Festival
Jul
28
to Jul 30

Dayton Celtic Festival

Come to the Celtic Festival to enjoy live entertainment, good food and better friends!  The festival will be at the RiverScape MetroPark located in Downtown Dayton.  The festival hours are below and you can follow the link to learn more.

Please note that Patterson Boulevard, Monument Avenue, and St. Clair Street will be closed during the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival.

Celtic Festival Hours:

Friday, July 28, 5.30-11 p.m
Saturday, July 29, 11.30 – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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