Top 10 things to do this week


Art, music and shopping are a big part of daily life in Yellow Springs but that concept is supersized each spring and fall when the Street Fair and Music and Beer Fest returns to the small village. The autumn edition of the twice-yearly event, in downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 14, features vendors, street performers and live music.

Music is presented on the Soin Point Stage from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with performances by Zane & the Sway, Kyleen Downes, the Typical Johnsons and others. The Music & Beer Fest offers music from noon until 7 p.m., with performances by the L.A. Band, Asteroid Fields Roadtrippers Orchestra, Speaking Suns, Nasty Bingo and others.

Street Fair hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival hours are noon to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Offsite parking with free shuttle service at Yellow Springs High School and Young’s Jersey Dairy. Call 937-767-2686 or visit

>> Reasons to go to the Yellow Springs Street Fair


“Freak Show,” “Pushing Dead,” “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin” and “Alaska is a Drag” are among the selected titles featured in this weekend’s Dayton LGBT Film Festival. The 12th annual festival returns to The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 13 through 15. Like previous years, the lineup also features Top Drawer Shorts and an opening night party, held this year at the newly opened Mudlick Tavern at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: Festival passes are $50. Single show tickets are $8 per screening. Call 937-222-7469 or visit


Musical diversity is the name of the game when Premier Health presents Concert for a Cure at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. The lineup features Canadian electronic artist Lights, New York-based singer-songwriter LP, Los Angeles-based alt-pop trio Ocean Park Standoff and Revivalists, a seven-piece group from New Orleans. Cost: $30-$100. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton’s Cultural Arts & Book Festival opens another season on Thursday, Oct. 19. The opening program, actor-playwright Jack Fry’s “Einstein: A One Man Show,” is presented in Oakwood High School Auditorium, 1200 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $18 in advance, $25 at the door. The festival is presented on select dates through Dec. 7. Call 937-610-1555 or visit


Sauerkraut donuts and sauerkraut pizza are just two of the unique food items available at the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival. The 48th annual event, on North Main Street in Waynesville, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15, features other unique sauerkraut dishes, sauerkraut-free offerings and more than 450 artisan vendors from 28 states. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free. Call 513-897-8855 or visit

>> 4 reasons not to miss the Sauerkraut Festival

6) DPO

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is the central theme of Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Mendelssohn and the Reformation.” The Masterworks Series concerts — at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14 — also features works by Bach and Beethoven. The DPO will be joined by guest pianist Angela Cheng, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus and Dayton Opera’s artists-in-residence Chelsea Friedlander, Elizabeth Frey, Brian Skoog and Vincent Grana. Cost: $8 to $64.30. Call 937-228-3630 or visit


Although Stephen Belber’s “Tape” takes place in a small motel room, the play about the reunion of the three old friends features plenty of action. The drama was first presented on stage in Louisville in 2000 and adapted to film in 2001 by Richard Linklater. Playground Theatre presents “Tape” at the Schuster Center, Mathile Theatre, Second and Main streets, Dayton, Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 19 through 22. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $20 adults, $15 military, students and educators. Call 937-228-3630 or visit

>> Reasons to go see dark drama “Tape”


The 1990s were a crazy time and Pauly Shore was ever-present, whether it was starring in six seasons of “Totally Pauly” on MTV or in feature films like “Encino Man” and “Bio-Dome.” He may be away from the mainstream now but the stand-up comic continues to be involved with a variety of projects. Earlier this year, Shore co-starred in Adam Sandler’s Netflix feature, “Sandy Wexler,” and turned his audio podcast into a video series for Crackle. Shore returns to town for a one-nighter at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Cost: $25-$55. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit


For the second consecutive year, Rockstar Pro Arena, 1106 E. Third St., Dayton, is embracing the Halloween season with In Nomine Daytonas II. The Rock ’n’ Roll Horror Show, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, is a concert with an art exhibition, vendors and a costume contest. The lineup includes Grave Robber, the Big Bad, the Nothing and GeeGee’s Punk Rock All-Stars. Cost: $6. This is an all-ages show. Visit


Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Dr., Kettering has curated two very different collections of art for a new exhibition, which opens on Monday, Oct. 16. The dual show features Andrew F. Dailey’s “Drawn Through” and “An Orchestration of Movement: Sculptural Mark Making” by Mark T. Wiesner. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Rosewood hosts an artists’ reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct 19. The work of Dailey and Wiesner is on display through November 17. Cost: Free. Call 937-296-0294 or visit

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