(DAYTON, OHIO) – October 12, 2012 – The Dayton Art Institute’s new series of pop-culture inspired parties, the Prime Time Party Rental Series, will host a James Bond Martini Bash on Friday, October 26, 7 – 11 p.m.

The James Bond Martini Bash will deliver a stylish evening of great food, music, drinks (shaken, not stirred, of course) and fun. The final event of the 2012 Prime Time Party Rental Series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series (Dr. No premiered in the UK on October 5, 1962) and the upcoming release of the newest Bond film, Skyfall.

The ’60s cocktail-themed menu will feature delicacies such as canapés and stuffed mushrooms, and the cash bar will offer martini tastings and a variety of suave, sophisticated libations. Dress for the evening is casual, but guest are invited to don their chicest cocktail attire, break out their best “Bond Tux,” or dress as their favorite characters from the Bond films.

A DJ will spin all the great James Bond themes and other mysterious tunes of the era, and the galleries will be open for guests to tour the museum’s collection of postwar abstract and contemporary art. The evening also includes raffles and a few “top secret” surprises you won’t want to miss.

For more about the James Bond Martini bash, as well as vintage Bond film trailers and more, go to www.daytonartinstitute.org/bondbash.

Advance tickets for the James Bond Martini Bash are priced at an affordable $20 per person for museum members and $25 for non-members. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Prime Time Party Rental Series tickets include all food and entertainment for the evening. A cash bar is available with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Advance tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.daytonartinstitute.org/primetime. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) or in person at the museum’s Visitor Services Desk during regular hours.

In addition, a separate Prime Time Kids Time Party is available for moms and dads that want to join the fun but need a sitter. It lasts from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., and is limited to 15 children, ages four and older. The cost for the Prime Time Kids Time Party is $15 for the first child, $10 for each additional child. Advance reservations are recommended, by calling 937-223-4ART (4278).

Series sponsors are Presenting Sponsor Prime Time Party Rental, Supporting Sponsor Square One Salon & Spa, and Official Vehicle Sponsor Bob Ross Auto Group. Preferred Vodka is Buckeye Vodka, Preferred Print Partner is Dayton City Paper, and Preferred TV Partners are WDTN-TV Channel 2 and Dayton’s CW.

For more information about the Prime Time Party Rental Series and other programs at The Dayton Art Institute, please visit www.daytonartinstitute.org or call the museum at 937-223-5277. Be sure to also connect with The Dayton Art Institute on Facebook and Twitter for additional information and exclusive offers.


As one of the Miami Valley’s premier fine art museums, The Dayton Art Institute offers a full range of programming in addition to exhibiting its collection. The galleries are open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m. With support from the Chase Endowment Fund, suggested admission to the museum’s permanent collection is $8 adults, $5 seniors, active military and groups. Admission is free for museum members, students (18+ w/ID) and youth (17 and under). Some special exhibitions, programs and events may carry an additional charge and include admission to the museum’s permanent collection as part of that price. Free parking is available at the museum and the facility is fully accessible to physically challenged visitors. The Cafe and Museum Store have been moved to a temporary location on the lower level, and will be open during all regularly scheduled museum hours. For more information, please call 937-223-5277 or visit www.daytonartinstitute.org. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The DAI also receives support from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District.

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