First Friday/RACC Conference

Around Town

By Russell Florence, Jr.

There are multiple First Friday events to enjoy downtown from 5 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 1. In addition to street performances and gallery events, SMAG Dance Collective in collaboration with Zoot Theatre Company and Sandstorm Dance will present an outdoor performance of SMAGMARE at 8 p.m. next to Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St. The Oregon District will also host Encore Theater Company’s performance of a 1960s-themed musical revue entitled Come Together starring J.J. Parkey and Amy Geist at 9:30 p.m. Near Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., DATV will film a segment of its Instant Access show from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cachet G! Boutique, 133 E. Third St., will host an exhibit featuring abstract artist Derrick Davis. In other news, the second Regional Academic and Cultural Collaborative, an urban social/music forum that will feature arts and entertainment industry executives and Grammy winning rap artist/activist Lupe Fiasco, will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St. For more info about First Friday, call (937) 224-1518 or visit For more info about RACC, call (937) 228-3630 or visit

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