Has it been as crazy of a week for you as it has been for me? I could definitely use a little break this weekend, and with a slight warm up, I’m thinking a little extra time with the pup is in order! What are your plans? Here are a few events going on in the Gem City this weekend.
Friday and Saturday starting at 8 pm
The Vistas Season view for February 2019 comes from across the Atlantic. Eileen Ivers, a master of the Irish fiddle, will join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of Celtic music and tradition.
A daughter of Irish immigrants who was raised in New York City, Eileen started playing fiddle at a young age, eventually winning the All-Ireland fiddle championships . . . nine times! She graduated magna cum laude from Iona College with a degree in mathematics. However, while pursuing post-graduate studies in mathematics, she delved further into diverse genres of music. Ivers has since established herself as a preeminent fiddler. The Grammy award–winner has performed for U.S. presidents and royalty, and the New York Times has called her “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.” She has performed with more than 40 symphonic orchestras and at many renowned folk festivals. Ivers’ newest CD “showcases how Irish music and dance have integrated with various roots music of North America.”
Dayton Art Institute
Open Wed-Sun until 5 pm (Thurs until 8 pm)
New Exhibit 23 Feb – 2 Jun
The Dayton Art Institute will be the debut venue for this major traveling exhibition, organized by the American Federation of Arts and the National Academy of Design. Founded in 1825, the National Academy of Design (known simply as the National Academy) has long been a leading artistic voice in America as an honorary artists’ society, school, and museum. This exhibition of 100 paintings by 79 artists tells the story of the National Academy, from the early 19th century into the 21st.
It will feature masterworks by many of its prominent members along with portraits of several of the artists, since a portrait was a requirement for membership. Included are works by some of the most recognizable names in American art: Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Maxfield Parrish, William Merritt Chase, N.C. and Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Eakins, Robert Henri, Ernest Blumenschein, Isabel Bishop, Richard Estes, Wayne Thiebaud, Peter Saul, and many more.
Saturday 6:30 pm
Memorial Hall, downtown Dayton
Dayton History Fight Night takes place at historic Memorial Hall. Established in 1910, Memorial Hall is the same venue where Joe Louis, Jack Dempsey, and other greats once fought.
After extensive training at Brown Institute of Martial Arts, boxers face off in front of upwards of 2,000 spectators—many dressed in their best Flapper Era attire—at this exciting 1920s-themed boxing exhibition.
Arrive early to hear Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers kick things off with their tremendous blend of jazz, blues, and small band swing music. With influences ranging from Louis Armstrong to Jelly Roll Morton to Bing Crosby, the Classic Jazz Stompers channel music from the late 1920s and early 1930s.
After the fighting ends, Fight Night’s Speakeasy After Party kicks off in Memorial Hall’s lower level. Featuring live music and a full-service bar, party-goers mingle with fighters and dance the night away.
Sunday 2-4 pm
Hope Lutheran Church
Is your chili the best ever? Or are you a chili afficionado?
Either way, come make the most of the winter by joining your neighbors at cozy Hope Lutheran and get warm with the best chili neighbors can make!
What should you bring:
* Cooks are needed to make a crock-pot full of their chili recipe
* Please bring change or cash (dollar bills are nice!) to vote on your favorite soup or chili.
* Soda and water will be available, but feel free to bring some beer to drink or share
Did we miss anything?
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