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How to mix beer, music and art and get away with it

The Dayton Art Institute delivers Oktoberfest By Kevin J. Gray Under new directorship, The Dayton Art Institute has exciting changes underway, changes that you can preview at this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. The annual fundraiser, marking its 41st year, offers something for everyone. “[Oktoberfest] is not all about the beer,” according to co-chair John Nairus. “Friday’s […]

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What’s it like to live downtown?

Find out at Urban Nights by Kevin J. Gray Friday, Sept. 14, show your love for downtown Dayton by coming out to Urban Nights. The event, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. is an extensive collaboration between the Downtown Dayton Partnership, several local not-for-profits, and many, many local area businesses, galleries and entertainment spots. […]

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My Big Fat Greek Festival

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s annual event returns By Kevin J. Gray This weekend brings the return of one of Dayton’s oldest festivals, the Dayton Greek Festival. Hosted by the families of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, this year the festival runs from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7-9, on the church grounds at 500 Belmonte Park […]

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A weeklong toast to craft beer

The DCP Guide to Dayton Beer Week and AleFest By Kevin J. Gray To some, the end of August means back-to-school shopping. But to the area’s craft beer fans, late summer signals Dayton Beer Week and its culminating event, AleFest. Miami Valley’s myriad craft beer establishments play host to a weeklong celebration of all things […]

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Fast Fusian

 Sushi for all! By Kevin J. Gray When Stephan Harman and brothers Zach and Josh Weprin opened Fusian on Brown Street, they were interested in creating more than just an upscale fast-casual sushi restaurant. They wanted to give back to a community that raised them, and they wanted to do so by establishing a business […]

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Clearly a Dayton institution

South Park Tavern celebrates its fifth anniversary Kevin J. Gray It’s hard to believe that, five years ago, South Park Tavern, now an iconic location for music and great beer in Dayton, was just a dream that manager Shaine Sullivan was selling to owner Bill Daniels. South Park Tavern moved into a building that had […]

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Bring out the beer!

Great American Beer Tasting at Fifth Third Field By Kevin J. Gray Is there any better pairing than beer and baseball? What about sampling a variety of domestic and imported beers at Fifth Third Field? Heidelberg Distributing Company and the Dayton Dragons are proud to host the fifth annual Great American Beer Tasting on Saturday, […]

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Get your celtic on

The 11th Annual Dayton Celtic Festival Returns to Riverscape By Kevin J. Gray The last weekend in July, the sights, sounds and tastes of Ireland, Scotland and Wales will fill Riverscape Metropark for the eleventh annual Dayton Celtic Festival. Hosted by the United Irish of Dayton in partnership with Five Rivers MetroPark, the three-day event […]

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Join the Club

Local beer groups educate drinkers about craft beers and home-brewing By Kevin J. Gray Dayton is a great town for craft beer—the local bars offer rare and interesting taps, there are five breweries or brewpubs in various stages of opening in the Miami Valley, our retail shops stock an amazing selection from around the U.S. […]

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Culinary Time Machine

Culp’s Cafe’s New Breakfast Offerings By Kevin J. Gray Taking refuge from an unusually muggy June morning, I met up with my friend Alex and his daughters at Culp’s Café, Dayton History’s diner in Historic Carillon Park. Culp’s is a fitting place to come in from the heat, as the original Culp’s Café, a Dayton […]

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One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]

On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]