Rock of Ages 8pm Broadway’s wildest and funniest rock mayhem arrives in Dayton. This is the Tony nominated sex-crazed, drugged and rock n’ roll Broadway hit, ‘Rock of Ages’ featuring music from the 80’s. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Kettering Children’s Choir 7pm Music of Romantic and Contemporary time. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
Fundamentals of Commuting 6:30-8:30pm Easy steps in getting you ready to bike to work, make a quick trip to the store, or to a favorite restaurant. This lecture style class will include bike terminology. $10 fee. 2ND Street Market, 600 E. 2nd Street, Dayton 228-2088
Café Sci 7-9pm (14Y & up) Discover conservation science in a relaxed atmosphere and share your opinion in open discussion following the introduction. Cox Arboretum Metropark, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton 434-9005
MetroParks at 50 7-9pm (14 Y & up) Celebrate MetroPark’s past 50years what they’ve done, and how they plan to continue protecting the region's natural heritage into the future. Cox Arboretum Metropark, 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton 45449 434-9005
Westminster Presbyterian Church Noonday Recitals 12:10-12:35pm Various organists play the Casavant Organ (7,000 pipes arranged in 122 ranks) with grand sounds of the classics each week in May. Public welcome. Free. 125 N. Wilkinson St. Dayton 223-7285
The Pillow Man 8pm The focus centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. Mature audiences only. Thru 6/2 Dayton Theater Guild, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton 278-5993
Plants on my Plate/A Seedy Situation 10-11:30am (6Y-10Y) Discover how plants play a role in the many things we eat. Registrations. Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue , Dayton 277-6545
The Pillow Man 5pm (see 5/24)
Carillon Park Concert Band followed by Dayton Philharmonic Performance 6pm Summer outdoor concert band composed of high school musicians from the greater Dayton area who audition to participate. Several weekend concerts, thru 7/7. Dayton History, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon, Dayton 293-2841
Heritage Festival 11am-11pm Spend part of your Memorial Day weekend at Carillon celebrating the Heritage of America. Food, train rides, kids zone, artisan and craft vendors. Entertainment all day culminating with a concert by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra at 7pm and fireworks at dark. Dayton History, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon, Dayton 293-2841
Program on Iran: Rick Steves and Afsaneh Haddadian 2pm Video followed by Q & A for conclusion of the Faces of Iran exhibition. Dayton Peace Museum, 208 W. Monument Ave., Dayton 227-3223
The Pillow Man 3pm (see 5/24)
Intro to Bicycle Touring 6:30-9pm Learn what you need to get started with bicycle touring. This lecture- style class will cover touring equipment for your bike, clothing options, types of tours, and tour planning. Registrations. $10 fee. Wegerzyn Gardens Metropark, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Avenue , Dayton 277-6545
Kettering Children’s Choir 7pm A page from our Musical Heritage. Schuster Center, One W. Second St., Dayton 228-3630
The Great Dayton Flood Walk Fridays thru May
Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 48 High Street, St. Anne’s District, Dayton
Hours: 2 - 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun; 5 - 8 First Fridays; or by appointment
5/3 First Friday 5-10 pm Open House for Downtown Dayton's monthly art hop.
2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton
Hours: 11am-5pm; Noon-5pm Sun
Ongoing Exhibits-To-Go Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s traveling museum. These hands-on exhibit presentations have been developed to be taken to schools, camps and senior care facilities. 937-275-7431 ext. 301 for more info.
Thru 5/5 Disease Detectives Discover how medical professionals investigate infectious diseases, as you do the “microbe dance,” blast away imaginary bacteria, and discover how our bodies protect us from germs as you learn about the transmission – and prevention of diseases.
Thru 5/5 Microbes: Invisible Invaders…Amazing Allies Enter the hidden world of microbes at this exhibition that delves into the tiny world of these living organisms. From microscopic life forms that sustain life on Earth to those that threaten our health, zoom into the science of these tiny, yet powerful, life-forms.
45 South Saint Clair St., Dayton
Hours: 11am-6pm Wed-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; 5pm-10pm First Friday
Ongoing Rotating exhibits include over 800 pieces of original local art on display and for sale, including painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and photography.
5/3 First Friday 5-10 pm Open House. Stroll the gallery spaces, view works, meet our local artists and enjoy free wine and cheese.
456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton
Hours: 10am-5pm Wed, Fri, Sat; 10am-8pm Thu; Noon-5pm Sun; Closed Mon & Tue
Thru 5/5 Storm, Watershed & Riverbank Three exhibitions commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1913 flood. Storm: Large-scale paintings of April Gornik, paintings that nearly crackle with the electric, kinetic energy that moves in the air as a storm approaches. Watershed: 100 years of photography along the Great Miami River. Exhibit contrasts historical images documenting the flood and its aftermath with contemporary photographs depicting similar. Riverbank: Images mirroring the old river are being captured by Dayton photographer Andy Snow.
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat; Noon-5pm Sun
Ongoing The Park: 25 historical buildings with the hundreds of artifacts and antiques. Dayton’s history through exhibits including the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane and National Historic Landmark, the 1835 B&O (Grasshopper) steam locomotive and the first automobile self-starter. Also Newcom's Tavern, Dayton’s oldest building, and Deeds Carillon, Dayton’s best-known landmark.
Ongoing The Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship Displays of historic contributions Dayton has made to the world – the airplane, collection of antique cash registers, pop-top cans and Dayton toys. Carousel of Innovation, Animatronic Theatre.
Ongoing Four Buildings from the Kettering-Moraine Museum: Deeds Barn (where DELCO was born); the Miller House is the last remaining structure from the Watervliet Shaker community; the Newcom-Greer house, considered one of the finest Greek revival homes in the Miami Valley; and the Hetzel House, a 19th-century building, formerly located on Stroop Rd. where it was used as a summer kitchen.
Tours only via shuttle leaving from Carillon Historical Park
Tour times: 10am and 12:30pm Wed & Sat
Ongoing Orville Wright’s home in Oakwood for 35 years and where guests such as Charles A. Lindbergh, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Governor James Middleton Cox were entertained. NCR then owned it as a corporate guest house for 60 years. Advance prepaid reservations. Unique experience limited to 10 visitors per tour.
1815 Brown St. across from the Pine Club
Hours: 10am-4pm Thu-Sat
Ongoing Tour the Federal style historic Patterson home providing a glimpse into the lives of one of Dayton’s most influential families during the period between 1804 and 1904. Originally the home of Revolutionary War veteran Colonel Robert Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay Patterson. Exhibit showcases the NCR story.
219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar St., Dayton
Hours: 10am-4pm Fri-Sat; Noon-4pm Sun; or by appointment
208 W. Monument Ave., Dayton
Hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Sat; 1am-5pm Sun; Closed Mon
Ongoing Sister Dorothy Stang Exhibit honors her work in Brazil as she championed a movement of peasants encouraging campaigns for sustainable use of the rain forest. She remained active until her brutal killing. This moving exhibit of singular courage remains a part of their permanent collection.
Ongoing PeaceMobile Available for service and presentations at schools, churches and community organizations. They come to your site and present quality educational programs about peace, justice and nonviolent conflict resolution.
118 N. Jefferson St, Dayton
Bergamo – Mt. St. John
4400 Shakertown Rd., Beavercreek
510 E. Third Street, Dayton
6123 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia, OH
Ongoing Indoor museum with exhibits detailing prehistoric and historic Ohio native people. Outdoor area offers more than 2.5 miles of hiking trails, two scenic overlooks and a picnic area. This is a National Historic Landmark.
Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton
Ongoing Hundred’s of flight related exhibits laid out in chronological order, beginning with the Wright brothers through today's stealth fighters.
Ongoing Behind the Scenes: Regularly scheduled, free guided tours of the museum's restoration area.
1947 Far Hills Avenue, Oakwood
Museum hours are limited – 1-3pm first and third Sundays
Ongoing The Long-Romspert Homestead House, which is one of the earliest homes still existing in Oakwood. Tours are available by appointment.
2655 Olson Dr., Kettering
444 West Third Street, Bldg. 13, Dayton
Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery
Works on Paper Gallery
Ongoing – Works in Wood: Works by sculpture students.
2301 West River Rd., Dayton
Ongoing SunWatch is a 13th century American Indian village situated along the Great Miami River in Dayton. Excavations from 1971 to 1978 exposed a planned, stockaded, Fort Ancient in its original thirteenth century settlement with astronomical alignments. Educational and guided group tours are available with themes such as: “Lifestyles of the Rich and Prehistoric.” An interpretive center that exhibits many of the artifacts that have been recovered from the site.
330 Kiefaber Street, Dayton
2nd Floor, College Park Center
1529 Brown Street, Dayton
The Marian Library
7th Floor of Roesch Library
300 College Park, Dayton
229-4214 or 4254
The Roesch Library
1st Floor Gallery
300 College Park, Dayton
Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries
A132 Creative Arts Center
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton