Downtown businesses have banded together for the first Alive After Five, now set for 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.
Participating businesses include ALL8UP, Art OFF Symmes, Community Design Alliance, Plaza One Grille at the Marriott, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton Central Y, The Lane Libraries Community Technology Center, Miami University Hamilton Downtown, Pop Revolution Gallery, Ryans Tavern, Sara’s House, True West Coffee Downtown.
A quick rundown of activities:
Ryans Tavern will host the Celtic Academy of Irish Dance from 6 to 7:30 pm during the event and will have representatives from Small Town Brewery‘s Not Your Father’s Root Beer from 5 to 8 pm. Ryan’s will offer happy hour pricing from 5 to 9 pm and will feature a number of their signature Hamilton drinks, including The Artini – a mixture of Kahlua, Irish cream, vodka, milk and chocolate syrup, drizzled with raspberry and chocolate syrup.
Pop Revolution Gallery feature a new art exhibit opening upstairs featuring artist Matthew Obreski and it will be the first opening for their new Hamilton Artist Lounge downstairs with guest artist Creations by Aaron Willoughby. Musician Eric Loy will be playing from 5 to 9 pm. Pop Revolution has plans for outside their space, too, featuring street art with Brooklyn artist Martian code, games, and glitter tattoos for the kids.
True West Downtown will have performances by Evan Vossman and the duet Sebrina during the Alive After 5 event. Come check out these great performers!
Sara’s House will be giving away sample swag bags during the Alive After 5 event, while supplies last.
During the event, the Fitton Center for Creative Arts will have guest artists creating chalk art and will have chalk art activities that people can make and take with them. They will be located in front of the Rentschler building at the corner of High St. and Second St. Fun for all ages!
All8Up will have $5 hoagies.
The Lane Tech Center will be doing 3D printing in Journal Square
Plaza One Grille will be having $3 craft beer and $5 well drinks and an appetizer special.
The YMCA be up in the grassy area on the corner of Second and High streets with a 9 square game, music and Y information.
Miami University Downtown will feature local author Richard O Jones presenting Yesterday’s News from 7 to 8 p.m. The topic will be “After the Calm: A Spate of Bluebeards.” After going nearly two decades without a capital murder case, Hamilton witnessed a string of brutal spouse slayings starting in 1903.