This calendar is compiled by contributing writer Don Thrasher. This feature is published on the last Friday of each month.
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May 1-18: DPVA Designers Show House & Gardens: The Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association presents the annual tour, this time through the 18,000-square foot Rike Estate, 2765 Ridgeway Road, Oakwood. The event is a fundraiser to support musical programs, instruments and education for children throughout the region. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. $20. $18 per person in groups of 12 or larger. www.dpva.org.
May 2-4: Tim Bedore: The comedian is heard weekly on his “Vague but True” radio segment on the syndicated “Bob & Tom Show.” Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 Friday and $15 Saturday. (937) 224-JOKE (5653) or www.wileyscomedyclub.com.
May 3: “Iron Man 3” film opening: The release of another installment of this popular superhero franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow kicks of the summer movie blockbuster season.
May 3: First Friday Art Hop: The monthly citywide celebration of arts, culture, local commerce and more returns to various indoor and outdoor locations in downtown Dayton. 5 p.m. Free. (937) 224-1518 or www.downtowndayton.org.
“Artists & Athletes”: The annual exhibition, which features the sculptures of former NFL running back George Nock,” opens at Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity Parkway, Middletown. 6-9 p.m. $15 MAC members, $25 nonmembers, free youth 18 and younger. (513) 424-2417 or www.middletownartscenter.com.
May 3: Cityfolk Contra Dance: Dance, socialize or listen to the music of Full Moon Country Dance Orchestra with open mike calling during this monthly dance at Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley Ave., Kettering. All ages welcome. No experience required because the caller teaches all dances during a 7:30 p.m. instructional class. Dancing begins at 8 p.m. Dances are held the first Friday of the month through May. $7 adults, $5 students with valid ID and free children 12 and younger. (937) 496-3863 or www.cityfolk.org.
May 3-5: Rodney Perry: The comedian is in town for a special engagement at The Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek. 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $20. (937) 429-LAFF (5233) or www.daytonfunnybone.com.
May 3-4: American Songbook with John Pizzarelli: The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents the sixth and final concert in its 2012-2013 Imagine Season’s Kettering Health Network SuperPops Series. Schuster Center, Dayton. 8 p.m. $21-$76. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 4: 8th annual Glen Helen Great Stuff Yard Sale: This massive event returns to Glen Helen, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. (937) 767-7648 or http://glen.antiochcollege.org.
May 4: Free Comic Book Day: Local specialty shops celebrate the annual international holiday with free special edition issues and sales on back issues and new releases. Cost: free. Call for times. Bell, Book & Comic, 458 Patterson Road, Dayton. (937) 643-9006. Bookery Fantasy, 16 W. Main St., Fairborn. (937) 879-1408. Dark Star Books, 237 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs. (937) 767-9400. Epic Loot, 9130 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Centerville. (937) 436-7305. Heroes for Sale, 328 N. Dixie Dr., Vandalia. (937) 898-2794. Main Street Comics & Games, 2125 E. Main St., Springfield. (937) 324-2400. Maverick’s Cards & Comics, 2312 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering. (937) 294-4900. Reader’s Delight, 340 E. National Road, Vandalia. (937) 387-6732. Schumer’s Baseball Cards & Comics, 9144 Dayton-Lebanon Pike, Centerville. (937) 433-5110. Super-Fly Comics & Games, 132 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs. (937) 767-1445.
May 4: Art on the Playground: Rosewood Arts Center presents this interactive art festival geared toward kids of all ages. Indian Riffle Elementary School, 3090 Glengarry Dr., Kettering. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. (937) 296-0294.
May 4: Spring exhibition: Members of Miamisburg Art Gallery, 15 N. Main St., Miamisburg open a new show with work ranging from oils, watercolors, pen and ink, acrylics and colored pencil to wooden bowls, miniature paintings, note cards, origami, sculpture and jewelry. Gallery hours: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays. The show is on display through June 2. Free. (937) 866-3891 or www.miamisburgartgallery.com.
May 4: Dixie Peach: The reunited local act, which originally formed in 1973, celebrates the release of the new album “Blues With Friends” Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 8 p.m. Special guests the Scotty Bratcher Band opens the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7. (937) 228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
May 4: Ekoostik Hookah: The beloved Ohio-based jam band returns to Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. $13. (937) 461-9343 or www.canalstreettavern.com.
May 4: Homemade: Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers brings his side project back to South Park Tavern, 1301 Wayne Ave., Dayton. 10 p.m. $5. King Elk is also on the bill. (937) 586-9526 or www.southparktavern.com.
May 4-5: MayFair 2013: Shop for rare and unusual varieties of annuals, perennials, vegetables, vines and native plants and get personal advice from horticulturists and master gardeners. Wegerzyn Gardens, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. (937) 277-6545 or www.wegerzyngardensfoundation.org.
May 4-5: Spring at New Boston: Attend a historical encampment recreation, hear guest speakers and shop for a large variety of 18th century plants. George Rogers Clark Park, 936 S. Tecumseh Road, Springfield. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. (937) 882-9216 or www.grcha.org.
May 5: Victorian Spring Tea: Enjoy an authentic 17th century tea, with a variety of breads, tea sandwiches and desserts at Patterson Homestead, 1815 Brown St., Dayton. 2-4 p.m. $18 Dayton History members, $20 nonmembers. Advance reservations required. (937) 222-9724 or www.daytonhistory.org.
May 5: Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: The local symphony celebrates its 75th anniversary with its final concert of the season. Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St., Dayton. 3 p.m. $6. (937) 224-3521 ext. 1136.
May 5: Born Wrong: The Canadian punk band performs with openers Dog Fight and Voyage of Slaves. Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $5. (937) 938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com.
May 7: Pig Skin Roundball Spectacular: The annual sports-themed event features keynote speakers NFL hall of famer Chris Carter, NBA hall of famer Jerry Lucas 2012 Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison. Manor House Banquet and Conference Center, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason. 5 p.m. $60. www.pigskinroundball.org.
May 7-19: “Next to Normal”: The Victoria Theatre Association Broadway Series presents the groundbreaking Broadway musical and winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award. Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, and special 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances. No shows on Mondays. $40-$76 weeknights, $47-$86 weekends. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 8: Taylor Swift: The six-time Grammy Award winner performs at Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus. 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. (937) 228-2323 or www.ticketmaster.com.
May 8: The Pridonoff Duo: Miami Valley Community Concert Association Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff, artists-in-residence at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, performs at the Centerville Performing Arts Center at Centerville High School, 500 E. Franklin St., Dayton. 7:30 p.m. $25 or $5 students grades 9-12. (937) 938-1109 or www.mvcconcert.org.
May 8: Marnie Stern: The New York-based band leader, touring in support of the new album “The Chronicles of Marnia,” in concert with local openers Motel Beds. Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. $5. (937) 461-9343 or www.canalstreettavern.com.
May 9: Centerville High School Jazz Night: DAI’s Vectren Jazz & Beyond series presents a variety of groups. Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton. 5:30 p.m. Free museum member, $8 nonmembers. (937) 223-4278 or www.daytonartinstitute.org.
May 9-11: Dave Dugan: The stand-up comic and voiceover artist returns to Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 Friday and $15 Saturday. (937) 224-JOKE (5653) or www.wileyscomedyclub.com.
May 9-12: Steve Trevino: The Los Angeles-based comedian performs at The Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15-$45 Thursday and Sunday, $17-$47 Friday and Saturday. (937) 429-LAFF (5233) or www.daytonfunnybone.com.
May 10: Urban Nights: The spring installment of this popular downtown street party returns to downtown Dayton, the Oregon Arts District and Wright-Dunbar Business Village. Gallery openings, live music and food are just some of the attractions. Two new performance stages have been added, on Second Street between Main and Jefferson streets and at the corner of Fifth and Pine streets in the Oregon District, plus Arts Corner at Fourth and St. Clair streets. 5 to 10 p.m. Free. (937) 224-1518 or www.downtowndayton.org.
May 10: “The Great Gatsbay” film opening: The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
May 10-25: “Jekyll & Hyde”: Playhouse South presents the musical version of the classic horror tale conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. Clark Haines Theatre, 3700 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a special 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, May 12. $13 adults, $11 senior citizens and military, $8 students. (888) 262-3792 or www.playhousesouth.org.
May 11: The 10th annual Spring Soulstice Gala: A Night at the Apollo is the theme of this special anniversary fundraiser for Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 7 p.m. $125. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 11: Jupiter String Quartet: The Vanguard Concert series presents a performance from the ensemble, which was recently appointed Quartet in Residence at the Oberlin Conservatory. Dayton Art Institute’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton. 8 p.m. $20 adults, $15 students. (937) 223-5277 or www.daytonartinstitute.org.
May 11: ’80s Rewind: Local original rock pay tribute to the music of the 1980s is this fourth annual event. Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $6. (937) 461-9343 or www.canalstreettavern.com.
May 11: Kick cancer benefit: Local bands The Rebel Set, Sam at Eleven and Mavis Pearly perform at this second annual benefit for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Greene County. Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 10 p.m. $5. (937) 938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com.
May 11-12: Piccadilly Circus: It’s fun under the big top at Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood. 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Sunday. $10-$30. (937) 278-4776 or www.haracomplex.com.
May 12: “The Songs of Kate Smith”: Dayton Opera Star Gala presents mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe paying tribute to the music of Kate Smith. Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St., Dayton. 3 p.m. $36-$92. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 12: Walter Beasley: The celebrated singer-saxophonist presents a special Mother’s Day show at Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 5 and 8 p.m. $20 per show. (937) 228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
May 14: “Go W/ The Flow”: Yoga instructor Tori Reynolds and local musician Ben Rivet, who have toured nationally, kickoff Five Rivers MetroPark’s Bike to Work Week. RiverScape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument St., Dayton. Reynolds and Rivet developed this unique program at Practice Yoga in Dayton’s Oregon District. 6 p.m. Free. (937) 321-7676 or www.practiceyoga.com.
May 14: Pub Science: Advance technologies for applications in wide are situation awareness is the theme of the monthly Boonshoft Museum of Discovery program at Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 7 p.m. Free but donations are accepted. Dr. Larrell Walters presents this month’s topic. (937) 275-7431 or www.boonshoftmuseum.org.
May 14 & 18: Chorus Auditions for Dayton Opera: The professional local chorus wing of Dayton Opera holds to open tryouts. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon Ave., Oakwood. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call Pam Eyink at (937) 224-3521, ext. 1091.
May 15: Clint Black: The country superstar performs in concert at Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield. 7:30 p.m. $20-$59. (937) 328-3874 or www.pac.clarkstate.edu.
May 16: Brett Newski & the Corruption: The group from Saigon, Vietnam performs with local openers Me & Mountains and Grenades!? Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $5. (937) 938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com.
May 16-18: Tony Roberts: The actor-comedian, who appears alongside Bill Bellamy and Jon Lovitz in the syndicated sitcom “Mr. Box Office,” performs at The Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15-$45 Thursday, $17-$47 Friday and Saturday. (937) 429-LAFF or www.daytonfunnybone.com.
May 16-18: Don Reese: The Iowa-based funnyman performs at Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 Friday and $15 Saturday. (937) 224-JOKE (5653) or www.wileyscomedyclub.com.
May 17: “A Cluster of Planets”: Take a closer look at the solar system during the Evening of Astronomy program. Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton. 6:30 p.m. Free. (937) 275-7431 or www.boonshoftmuseum.org.
May 17: Four Bitchin’ Babes: The group presents its Mid Life Vices tour at Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield. 6:30 p.m. $30 adults, $24 seniors, $15 students. (937) 328-3874 or www.pac.clarkstate.edu.
May 17-18: Voice of America BBQ Bash: The Rotary Club of West Chester/Liberty presents its signature fundraiser with plenty of food, live music and professional barbecue teams from across the country competing in the first Buckeye State BBQ Championship. Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester. 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday. $5 per car, $2 walk-in. www.voabbqbash.org
May 17-18: Eternal Light: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents this Classical Series concert featuring the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus. Schuster Center. 8 p.m. $9-$59. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 17-19: Dayton Hamvention 2013: Since 1952, Dayton Amateur Radio Association has been promoting this huge annual event, which draws attendees from around the globe. Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. $20 advance, $25 at the door. (937) 278-4776 or www.haracomplex.com.
May 17-19: Tri-Art Club Members’ Exhibition: The local arts organization presents its spring show. DSPS High Street Gallery, 48 High St., Dayton. 1-5 p.m. each day. Free. (937) 228-4532 or www.daytondsps.org.
May 17-19: A World A’Fair: The long-running international festival returns to the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 5-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. $5 adults and seniors, $3 youth 6-18 in advance or $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 youth 6-18 at the door. (937) 299-8429 or www.aworldafair.org.
May 17-June 2: “The Pillow Man”: Natasha Randall directs this play by Martin McDonagh. Dayton Theatre Guild, 40 Wayne Ave., Dayton. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday opening weekend, and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday the following weekends. $19 adults, $17 seniors and $12 students. (937) 278-5993 or www.daytontheatreguild.org.
May 18: The 22nd annual Furry Scurry: This 5K run/walk benefits the Dayton Humane Society. Kettering Business Park, at Forrer Boulevard and Wilmington Ave., Kettering. $30 advance, $35 day of event. 7:30 a.m. registration, followed by run at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 10:30 a.m. (937) 268-PETS (7387) or www.humanesocietydayton.org.
May 18: Q the Music Workshop: Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents a daylong program for teachers and students as a wrap up to the first season of this this afterschool music program. Stivers School for the Arts, 1313 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 10 a.m. Free. (937) 224-3521, ext. 1118 or www.daytonperformingarts.org.
May 18: Oxford Art & Wine Affair: The Oxford Chamber of Commerce presents this annual outdoor event featuring international wine, a beer garden featuring domestic, imported and craft beers, a food court, culinary demos, music and more. Uptown Oxford Park, 101 E. High St., Oxford. 2-10 p.m. Free. (513) 523-5200 or www.oxfordchamber.org.
May 18: “An Evening in Time”: This program is a collaborative presentation from the Heritage Center, Davidson Interpretive Center and the Pennsylvania House. Heritage Center of Clark County, 117 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield. 5-10 p.m. (937) 324-0657 or www.heritagecenter.us.
May 18: Wednesday 13: The horrorcore band performs at McGuffy’s House of Rock, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $13. Vampires Everywhere, I Died Trying, Superkreep, Paleface and Destroyers will also perform. (937) 256-3005 or www.mcguffy’s.net.
May 18: Double Eagles Tribute: The local band makes its debut at Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 8 p.m. $6. (937) 228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
May 18: The Story Changes: The local punk duo celebrates the release of its highly anticipated new full-length “Static and Trembling.” Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $5. (937) 938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com.
May 18-19: The 38th annual Carving and Art Show: World class carvers, art dealers and wood and supply vendors will be on hand for this popular event. Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25A, Troy. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $3. Free for children under 12 with adult. (937) 335-7492.
May 19: Joe Louis Walker: The award winning bluesman performs at Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 day of show. (937) 461-9343 or www.canalstreettavern.com.
May 21: Mid-Day Arts Café: Learn the latest on Human Race Theatre Company during this monthly arts program, which features a performance and Q&A. Mathile Theatre, Schuster Center, Dayton. Noon. Sign-in at 11:30 a.m. $12. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 21: Masterpieces & Mystery: Raymond Dowd, a national officer of the Federal Bar Association discusses his work searching for stolen art. Dayton Art Institute’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton. 5-9 p.m. $35 general admission, $30 for members of the museum and Federal and Dayton Bar associations. (937) 223-5277 or www.daytonartinstitute.org.
May 21-22: “Rock of Ages”: The five-time Tony Award nominated musical, which was adapted into a feature film starring Tom Cruise, is presented at the Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St., Dayton. 8 p.m. $49-$75. $10 extra for the pre-show beer tasting event at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 23-26: Tim Wilson: The Georgia native returns to town for an encore performance Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub, 101 Pine St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Friday, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. $20. (937) 224-JOKE (5653) or www.wileyscomedyclub.com.
May 23-27: Christian Finnegan: The New York-based actor-comedian returns to The Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $15 Thursday and Sunday, $17 Friday and Saturday. (937) 429-LAFF or www.daytonfunnybone.com.
May 24: Taproot: The modern rockers return to McGuffy’s House of Rock, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15. Boy Hits Car, XFactor1 and In the Cut will also perform. (937) 256-3005 or www.mcguffy’s.net.
May 24: Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang Show: The live variety show returns to Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $7. (937) 228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
May 24: The Steepwater Band: The Chicago-based Americana band returns to Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. $10. (937) 461-9343 or www.canalstreettavern.com.
May 24: Barb Wire Dolls: The Los Angeles-based punk outfit performs with local openers Dumbell, Feathered Serpent and Misunderstood. Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Price TBA. (937) 938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com.
May 25: Tim McGraw: The chart-topping country singer performs in concert. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. 7 p.m. Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft are also on the bill. $26-$65.75. (513) 232-6220 or www.riverbend.org.
May 25: Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers: The Columbus-based band headlines this blues rock double bill with special guest Noah Wotherspoon. Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $7. (937) 228-8414 or www.gillysjazz.com.
May 25-26: Patriot Freedom Festival: The ninth annual event features live music, military reenactors. Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton. 11 a.m. Free. (937) 267-7628 or www.americanveteransheritage.org.
May 26: Heritage Festival: Dayton History presents this annual old-fashioned patriotic celebration complete with a concert from The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and a grand finale fireworks display. Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. 11 a.m. Free admission, $5 parking. (937) 293-2841 or www.daytonhistory.org.
May 26: Songwriters-in-the-Round: The latest installment of this local showcase features Wes Tirey, Joe Anderl, Kevin Milner, Tim Prichard and Charles Tipton. Canal Street Tavern, 308 E. First St., Dayton. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7. (937) 461-9343 or www.canalstreettavern.com.
May 26: Hospital Garden: The Chicago-based indie act featuring former Daytonians Lucas Hollow and Sarah Carey celebrates the release of the new album, “Mover,” at Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton. 9 p.m. $5. Pharaohs and Spirit Animal will also perform. (937) 938-6405 or www.blindbobs.com.
May 27: Memorial Day
May 27: Lou Cox Memorial 5K: The Ohio River Road Runners presents the 26th annual run/walk at Welcome Stadium, 1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Dayton. 9 a.m. $19 entry fee by May 8, $30 late registration. (937) 640-2RUN (2786) or www.orrrc.org.
May 30: “A Page From Our Musical Heritage”: Kettering Children’s Choir will be joined by author-composer Nick Page for this special concert at the Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St., Dayton. 7 p.m. $8 students and seniors, $12 adults. (937) 228-3630 or www.ticketcenterstage.com.
May 30-June 1: Tim Cavanagh: This Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub favorite returns to the downtown comedy venue, 101 Pine St., Dayton. 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 Friday and $15 Saturday. (937) 224-JOKE (5653) or www.wileyscomedyclub.com.
May 31: Clark County Relay for Life: The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society returns to the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield. 6 p.m. Free. (888) 227-6446, ext. 4211.
May 31: Crusher/Goodbye: The two local bands comprised of the same four musicians performs at South Park Tavern, 1301 Wayne Ave., Dayton. 9 p.m. $5. (937) 586-9526 or www.southparktavern.com.
May 31-June 16: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”: Jim Lockwood directs a new mounting of this Tony Award-winning musical farce. Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $17 adults, $15 seniors and students. (937) 424-8477 or www.daytonplayhouse.org.
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