Over 25 things to do, specials happening on First Friday in downtown Dayton

The contemporary Dayton, 25 W. Fourth St.: A face-to-face artist conversation with Dayton-based artist Amy Lynn Powell and photographer Stacy Kranitz. Powell will discuss his latest exhibit “Only Let People Who Love You Photograph You”. The exhibition is visible until December 24. This event is free and open to everyone. It will be streamed live on Facebook and at www.codayton.org/current-exhibitions/amy-powell.

Dayton Art Institute456 Belmonte Park North: Visit the latest special exhibitions including “American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs” until 5 p.m.

Dayton Artists Society48 High St.: The Dayton Society of Artists welcomes you to the opening of “Small but Mighty” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave. : Stop for a pint and listen to live music for Irish First Fridays. Happy Hour is 3-6pm with music by Paul Cullen starting at 8pm

Dayton Theater Guild, 430 Wayne Ave.: Broadway Bound is one of Neil Simon’s most acclaimed autobiographical plays and was a 1987 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the theater category. To purchase tickets, visit www.daytontheatreguild.org

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Edward A. Dixon Gallery, 222 N. St. Clair St.: The gallery has extended its hours to be part of your First Friday Art Hop. See artwork from the Dayton area, the United States, and around the world. Refreshments will be served.

front street, 1001 E. Second St.: Enjoy an evening of live music, food trucks, studio and gallery tours, shopping and more! It’s always free to attend and park at the art shops on Front Street. Front Street will feature artwork and handmade products from over 250 artists. This event is family and pet friendly.

The Human Race Theater Company, 126 N. Main St.: “Deadline,” a world premiere comedy thriller, premieres at the Loft Theater. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.humanracetheatre.org/shows/deadline.

The Neon Cinema, 130 E. Fifth St.: “Armageddon Time” opening weekend continues. You can enjoy special beers and cocktails on the first Friday. DORA drinks are available. For more information and showtimes, visit www.neonmovies.com.

Omega Music318 E. Fifth St.: Join Omega Music for a Q&A with Matthew Klickstein on his new book “See You At San Diego” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Klickstein is a prominent pop culture historian living in Dayton.


Local canteen, 501 E. First St: Happy Hour is 3-6 p.m. with $6 Mustache Rides and Same Same Margaritas. Local Cantina also offers $4 drafts.

Mudlick Tap House135 E. Second St.: First Friday bliss hours are 4-6 p.m. with $2 off glasses of wine, a $6 cocktail, $2 off draft beers, and half off products to share.

Oregon-Express336 E. Fifth St.: Happy Hour 5-8 p.m. Dine in, take out and curbside pickup available.

Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St.: Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. with specialty cocktails, $5 house wine, $1 off all beers and bar bites. Dinner is also available to dine in or take away.

ExploreA new Italian restaurant will open in Dayton Arcade

Table 33 Dayton130 W. Second St.: Fridays are wine night at Table 33 with $3.33 wine pairings with any main course.

Third Perk Cafe and Wine Bar, 146 E. Third St.: Friday nights, Cigars, Cocktails and The Patio at Third Perk from 7 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy your favorite coffee drinks or specialty cocktails with their full service bar.

Troll Pub Dayton216 Wayne Ave. : Every Friday at the Troll Pub is part of WTF Happy Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. with half-price pints and half-price appetizers, $4 Fireball shots and Wheatly Vodka specials at $4.

carriage stop530 E. Fifth St.: Enjoy Half Price Happy Hour!

Two social, 123 E. Third St.: First Friday means the launch of a new menu at Two Social! Try all six drinks from the new menu and get a free shirt. Customers will have the whole month to collect the six drinks on the punch card.


AcadeCon at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St.: AcadeCon’s 10th annual gaming convention kicks off with new tabletop games. Play with old and new friends. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tabletop.events/conventions/acadecon-2022.

Choice of juice box31 S. St. Clair St.: Spend $50 at Varsity House to receive 10% off your Choice Juice Boxx purchase.

ExploreDayton’s downtown ice rink is set to open this month

Golden hour piercings411 E. Fifth St.: Stop by to book an appointment and check out goodies from Blazin Dayton Spice Co. (@blazindayton) and Sadass Co. @sadassco, which will be selling outside the studio.

Dayton Pedal Trolley: Take a tour of some of Dayton’s best breweries on the Brewery Cruise. Seats are $32 for adults 21 and older or hire a private ride for up to 15 people for $459. For more information, visit www.pedalwagon.com/dayton/brewery-cruise.

sole touchers37 S. St. Clair St.: Mention First Friday to receive 25% off all shoes in store.

Vidia’s Closet27 S. St. Clair St.: When you shop at this women’s clothing store in St. Clair Lofts on the first Friday, you can get 20% off your entire purchase.

For information on downtown arts and cultural facilities, restaurants, parking and more, visit www.downtowndayton.org.

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