Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

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You can explore, create, and stay out late. The beginning of every month starts with a bang in downtown Dayton. First Friday is a free art hop event held from 5 to 10 p.m. in several locations throughout downtown.

And on First Friday the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors will open an exhibit of the work of five emerging local artists. Opening reception is 5 to 8 Friday. The show runs through June 30.

The Dayton Art Institute takes you back to high school for the Prime Time Prom tonight, 7-11pm. Dress up and relive your high school glories (or create the prom experience you never had). Go elegant or go garish, just make sure you don't miss this unforgettable grownup prom!

SMAG Dance Collective's Spring Fling is on Saturday, at 4 and 8pm at Dayton Playhouse! Spring Fling is purely devoted to the art of dance; challenging, physical, dynamic and insightful works are performed. This season's concert features the work of many of Dayton's OWN.

Dayton Hamvention: The Future of Ham Radio, it’s going on right now until Sunday.

Out-of-this-world activities - and perhaps even some "extra-terrestrials" - await you in the Air Force Museum during Space Fest on Friday and Saturday. 

Walk on downtown Dayton's creative side! Tonight is the spring Urban Nights event from 5 to 10 p.m.  More than 30,000 people are expected to pack the streets, so come join the fun and experience your downtown!

The dance department at Stivers School for the Arts has a milestone to celebrate: five seniors plan to major in dance at universities next year-the largest number of students in the department's history to do so. A special dance titled “Joy” will be held Friday and Saturday, 7 PM at Stivers.

For the fifth consecutive year, hundreds of book lovers will convene at the Dayton Book Expo. The all-day event includes panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and book signings! The event is free and open to public and it is Saturday, 11:00 - 4:00pm. at Sinclair College – Building 12.

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courtesy of Dayton History

The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show, is tonight, 9:00p.m. at The Human Race. This live production has earned a reputation for being edgy, thought provoking, funny, engaging, sexy, racy, diverse and very spontaneous.

The Dayton Theatre Guild is doing AN INSPECTOR CALLS. A family is celebrating their daughter's betrothal and it is interrupted by a police inspector.

The Dayton Theatre Guild presents AN INSPECTOR CALLS and it is opening tonight. A family celebrating their daughter's betrothal is interrupted by a police inspector who eventually establishes that each of them played a part in a poor young woman's death.

Learn how to construct a rain barrel using hand tools and discover painting techniques to make your rain barrel unique and colorful. This workshop is Saturday, 1 - 3:00 p.m. at Aullwood Farm.

On Saturday, 9:30 to noon, in Memorial Hall there is a workshop Justice & Equality In Dayton: Launching a Movement to Challenge Economic Injustice. No registration or fee required. Just come.

Sunwatch is having two presentations on Saturday. At 10:30 you can learn all about how and why the gold objects were used by four cultures in the ancient Andes. And at 2pm enjoy an afternoon of Native American flute music with Grammy and Nammy award winning performer Joseph FireCrow.

Today is First Friday in downtown Dayton: art exhibits, live music, Dragons baseball, a fashion show preview, spring shopping, a Courteous Mass bike ride and more; 5 – 10pm

If you want some more books then you'll always find great bargains at the Dayton Metro Library’s Big Spring Book Sale.  This is at Hara Arena and it is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.