By Brittany Ward
Sept. 4, 2018

School has officially started, fall is nearing and pumpkin spice everything is making its annual debut. But most importantly, it’s almost First Friday! This month has so many things going on that is fun for all ages! From family game night at the Lincoln Children’s Museum to touring freak show at The Bourbon. Check out this list of Friday activities happening around town this week:


First Friday at Metro Gallery

Metro Gallery

1316 N Street | 3-7 p.m.

First Friday at IQSCM

International Quilt Study Center & Museum

1523 N 33rd St. | 4-7 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m. Mark Dunn will present “Quilts and Their Stories,” held in conjunction with an exhibition of selected quilts from his collection opening the same day. Dunn is the president and owner of Moda Fabrics. Dunn is committed to preserving the heritage and future of the textile industry.

The museum will also celebrate an exhibition of works created by Lincoln Public Schools Arts & Humanities Focus Program students.

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan First Friday!

Boiler Brewing Company

129 N 10th St. Ste. 8 | 4 p.m.

Tom’s art is visually striking and can only be fully absorbed and appreciated in person. Each piece is a unique juxtaposition between the old and new, with ink wash drawings/paintings on vintage paper, some over 100 years old.

Benefit for Lincoln’s Little Free Libraries

Novel Idea

118 N 14th St. | 5-8 p.m.

All day: Get 30% off books you buy to donate to our LFL bin or contribute $ that the LFL stewards can use to pick out books at the discounted price.

By Davis Alles

First Friday with Davis Alles

The Foundry Community

211 N 14th St. | 5-7 p.m.

David creates sculptures, paintings and prints from hand-selected raw materials. His work is expressive, with free-flowing lines, vibrant colors and rhythmic textures. David also focuses on conservation and preservation when constructing his art.

Make Lincoln Calling Featuring Pha Nguyen and Shaylee Carlson

Turbine Flats Project

2124 Y St. | 5-8 p.m.

Featuring the installation “Forgotten Silence” by artist Pha Nguyen in the Resonator Gallery and a collection of original drawings by Shaylee Carlson in the main hall.

Also, we’ll get an update from Make Lincoln 2018: a free family-friendly event taking place in beautiful Trago Park. With makers and maker-vendors, you will find plenty of hands-on activities, demonstrations and other cool things to fill your day!

September First Friday at the 33rd & B Shops

Modern Vintage

1366 S 33rd St. | 5-9 p.m.

Stop by for some an all-around great night to meet and see some great shops & local artisans in this neck of the woods!!

Sheldon Museum

First Friday

Sheldon Museum of Art

12th & R St. | 5-7 p.m.

Sheldon extends a Big Red Welcome to campus for the new academic year. Exhibitions, refreshments, and art-making activities are all part of the fun.

Rock & Roll Wall Art | First Friday at Six-16


1410 O St. | 5-11 p.m.

RDVLH has been an illustrator and graphic artist for the last 46 years. In his early years, he was heavily influenced by underground comic illustrations and “Pop” artists from the 1960’s and 70’s. Rock Roll Wall Art has been an ongoing project for well over the last 15 years.


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Family Game Night at First Friday Family Night

Lincoln Children’s Museum
1420 P St. | 5-7:30 p.m.

There will be life sized games and fun for the whole family!

Games include:

Giant Twister



Giant Battleship

Bucket Ball

Giant Jenga

and More!


FREE for members!

Regular admission for non-members.

First Friday at the LUX

LUX Center for the Arts
2601 N 48th St. | 5-8 p.m.

Bart Vargas is from Bellevue, Nebraska. He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his MFA at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, and his work can be found in many collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His works have also been featured in many publications including Sculpture magazine, New American Paintings, and HGTV Magazine.


Behind the Glass Comic Art Gallery
3227 S 13th | 6-10 p.m.

The Coffee Roaster – First Friday

The Coffee Roaster
5022 Old Cheney Rd. #3 | 6-8 p.m

Cafe Monochrome Revisited

Noyes Art Gallery
119 S 9th St. | 6-9 p.m.

Focus Gallery Curated by Bob Egan with Larry Pelter, Peg Pelter, Phyllis Higley, Mary Jane Lamberson, Jo Brown, and Nicki Nix

Jake’s Cigars

First Friday

Jake’s Cigars

101 N 14th St. Ste. 1 | 6 p.m.

Mannequins at Jakes the month of September! Please join me on the 7th for First Friday!!!! It starts at 6:00pm and I’ll be there all night, I absolutely can’t wait to see you!!!

First Friday with Nate and Mandy Deal

Stella Collective
101 N 14th St. Ste. 7 | 6-9 p.m.

Nate and Mandy Deal are husband and wife doing their first show together!

Nate has been a painter and tattoo artist for over 14 years. He works in a traditional spit-shade, watercolor style to create his classic images.

Mandy is a textile artist who has been making custom banners for several years.

Herbs & More

First friday art display and painting

Herbs & More
5740 Old Cheney Rd. Ste. 8 | 7-9 p.m.

Do you wish first Fridays would come south… then you’re in luck Herbs and more is hosting our first monthly first Friday art display and painting class come see the local art and paint with us starting sept 7th at 7 pm till we are finished painting.

Here to Stay

Tugboat Gallery

116 N 14th St. Studio 31 | 7-10 p.m.

An all-female group show featuring seven kickass women, Brenna Alonso, Kelsea Brunner, Hannah Demma, Sheree Haynie, Jessica Prenosil, Oria Simonini, and Terra Swan.


Druids w/ High Ruler and Mother Girth

Duffy’s Tavern
14th & O St. | 7-11 p.m.
$6 | 21+

Formed in 2008, Druids set out to be heavy and loud. As the years progressed, their sound became more focused. Influenced by classic metal and psychedelic rock, Druids found their groove in songwriting and released “Cycles of Mobeum” in 2016, followed by several US tours.

Griffoctopuss CD Release // Carly Rose // & More!

1867 Bar

14th & O St. | 9-11:30 p.m.

$5 | 21+



Carly Rose Original Music

Taking the Hourglass

After Arizona

AFJC – “Nebraskan Thunderfunk” Release Show

Zoo Bar
14th & O St. | 9:30-11:30 p.m.

To celebrate the recording release, A Ferocious Jungle Cat will be playing two extended sets complete with lights and fog and (hopefully) a room full of sweaty people on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“Nebraskan Thunderfunk” will be available for purchase exclusively at the show

First Friday Old School Party

Stur 22 Lounge
2110 Winthrop Rd. | 10 p.m.
$5 | 21+

DJ Green will be on the 1s & 2s playing all the good old school hits.

Free Food

World’s greatest touring FREAK SHOW

Bourbon Theatre
14th & O St. | 8 p.m.
$15 advance | $20 day of

Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances using the human anatomy and death defying stunts and demonstrations of mind over matter, yet with no blood and no pain. This vaudeville freak show of wonder features LIVE stunts like: Fire eating & fire breathing, Illusions, Escape Artist, Bed of nails, the human block-head, Knife Throwing, Acrobatic Stunts, Sword Swallowing Human oddities & curiosities like a real-live half-man who walks on his bare-hands in broken hot shards of glass on fire and more!

Das Foam PARTY


1640 O St. | 9 p.m.

Lincoln’s first foam party!

Brittany Ward is a multimedia intern with KZUM.