Show hours are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sunday to January 30. Cost: $ 18, $ 20. Season tickets are available. Call 937-424-8477 or visit www.daytonplayhouse.org.
2) Home show
If you’re looking to remodel your home in 2022, the Greater Dayton Home Show has professionals in the kitchen, heating and air conditioning, bathrooms, and other fields to help you do just that. The event returns for a second consecutive weekend at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, on Saturday and Sunday, January 15 and 16. The hours of the home show are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Cost: $ 6. Visit montcofair.com/event.
It has been a long and winding road for Winger since the group was formed by Kip Winger (vocals, bass) in 1987. Although there have been periods of inactivity, the core of the group remains the founding members of Reb Beach. (guitar, keyboards), Paul Taylor (keyboards, guitar) and Rob Morgenstein (drums). The hard rock group, which embarks on the Monsters of Rock cruise in February, returns to the area for a concert at BMI Speedway, 791 E. Main St., Versailles, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 15. Special Firehouse guests will also be performing. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost: $ 25 in advance, $ 35 at the door. Premium seats available for an additional $ 25 or add $ 50 for a single-band VIP package. 937-526-9547 or www.bmikarts.com.
4) ‘Charlie and Doggy and the song at the end of the world’
The local community theater company formerly known as Dare 2 Defy Productions is opening a new season under a new name, TheatreLab Dayton. Artistic Director Mackensie King and Executive Director Philip Drennen recently announced the acclaimed company’s debut show, “Charlie and Doggy and the Song at the Edge of the World”. The original musical, which features entirely local distribution, premieres at PNC Arts Annex, 46 W. Second St., Dayton, Wednesday through Saturday, January 19-22. The show hours are 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday 8 Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cost: $ 28 to $ 53. theatrelabdayton.org. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.daytonlive.org.
5) Michael Blackson
Michael Blackson lived in West Africa until the age of 11. So the teenager immigrating to the United States never imagined he would be a stand-up comic on tour with credits in films like “Coming 2 America” and “Next Friday”. Blackson, who was 19-year-old assistant manager at a Domino’s in Philadelphia when he made his first open mic, is in town for three sets at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., Suite 200, The Greene, Beavercreek, the Sunday January 16. Show hours are 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Single tickets are not available for this show; only tables for two and four people. It’s $ 96 for tables of two, $ 192 for tables of four. VIP packages are available. Call 937-429-5233 or visit dayton.funnybone.com.
6) Battle of the Bands
The Battle of the Dayton Bands was scheduled to begin at The Brightside, 905 E. Third St., Dayton on Thursday, January 13 with performances by Luv Locz Experiment, Intergalactic Space Force, Seth Gilliam & The Fake News and Mojo Power. However, the first show has been moved to February 24. Week one now begins Thursday January 20 with performances by Stringus Khan, Christopher Heider and Steven Gregory & Cody Curtis. Music starts at 7 p.m. Entrants are judged on the scores of a panel of judges and votes from the public, with each week’s winner qualifying for the final on Saturday, February 26. Call 937-410-0450 or visit www.thebrightsidedayton.com.
7) Battle of the sexes
The age-old struggle between men and women takes center stage when Metaphorically Speaking hosts an evening of spoken word. “Battle of the Sexes” premieres at the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, at 7 pm on Saturday January 15th. Cost: $ 34.97 general admission, $ 49.97 premium admission, and $ 99.97 VIP admission. Visit acemetaphor.shop.
8) “Dirty Harry”
Twice a month, Doug Sorrell presents “A Century of Cinema” at the Plaza Theater, 33 S. Main St., Miamisburg. Each event includes a film screening plus a session where Sorrell shares stories, photos, film clips and more. The next film in the series is “Dirty Harry” starring Clint Eastwood at 7pm on Wednesday January 19th. Cost: $ 5. “A Century of Cinema,” supported by a grant from Culture Works, focuses on Katharine Hepburn next month with “Bringing Up Baby” on February 2 and “The African Queen” on February 16. Call 937-530-8013 or visit www.myplazatheatre.com.
9) Mat Alano-Martin
While the Bobcat Goldthwait show on Sunday, January 16 has been postponed to a later date, there will still be some live comedy at Wiley’s Comedy Club, 101 Pine St., Dayton, this weekend. The club welcomes to Mat Alano-Martin on Friday and Saturday January 14 and 15. The Indiana native cut his teeth playing in punk rock bands before switching to comedy in his mid-30s. He is releasing his first stand-up special in 2022 as well as his third comedy album. Show hours are Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7.15 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. Cost: $ 15. Call 937-224-5653 or visit wileyscomedy.com.
10) “The Wizard of Oz”
On Sunday, January 16, The Brightside, 905 E. Third St., Dayton, will host its next episode of Dayton Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. ET. music and dinner by Brock Masterson. The next stop for the Dayton Dinner Theater series is “The Princess Bride” on January 30th. Call 937-410-0450 or visit www.thebrightsidedayton.com.
Contact this contributing writer at 937-287-6139 or email [email protected]