The 3rd Weekend Fling starting May 18 will be jam-packed with lots of fun things to do all over downtown. From late night shopping and gallery hopping, to dining and a variety of live entertainment, there will be lots to keep you busy and happy.
Headlining the Fling is the Cyclops Fest Pre-party “Dynamite Soul: An Evening of Gimmick Free Hip-Hop and Ill Sensations,” an outdoor event at Kings Yard located in the heart of downtown Y.S.
Kicking off the festivities at 6, Dynamite Soul will be a showcase for Ohio hip-hop artists and DJ’s. Featured artists will be Turntable Philanthropy ( Columbus OH ), Skratchmatik Turntable Crew ( Dayton OH ) and Grey Market / Dysfunktional Family ( Athens OH ). In addition, there will be live graffiti, screen-printing demos and a craft beer and food garden sponsored by Ye Olde Trail Tavern. And at 9 pm, Soul Fire Tribe will be lighting the night with an exciting performance in front of Asanda Imports.
There will also be art openings around town from 6-9 pm. Yellow Springs Arts Council will host an artist reception for their latest exhibit “Dancing with the Universe: Masks and Beyond” at their beautiful new gallery at 111 Corry St . Across the street at 100 Corry St. Village Artisans hosts an opening for “Spring has Sprung” and John Bryan Community Pottery , in the Penguin Building at 100 Dayton St., has their show “The Leading Edge; Ceramic Educators in the Miami Valley.”
Usual Friday evening activities include wine tasting and live music at Emporium from 6:30-10 pm and live music at Peach’s Grill starting at 10 pm. And remember that a trip to Yellow Springs is never complete without a stroll through the downtown shops and some delicious food from one of our great bistros like the Fling special black bean nachos from Current Cuisine.
For information about all of the Fling Weekend events in Yellow Springs, visit DestinationYellowSprings.com or call 937.767.2686.