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Community coverage through the eyes and ears of KZUM staff and volunteers

NEWS

Guide to Summer Stargazing around Lincoln

Branched Oak Observatory may not be open every evening or weekend, but they aim to open twice per month. Most of their events are called “Star Parties,” and are typically held around the new moon to allow for optimal viewing of galaxies, nebulas, star clusters, and other objects in the night sky.

Star City Pride to Host Their First In-Person Pride Parade

This Saturday, June 19, Star City Pride will be hosting their first ever in-person Pride Parade. The Star City Pride Festival will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday at Matt Lot on 8th and S Streets and will continue into Saturday following the morning parade. The weekend will feature 50+ vendors, interactive events, speakers, and entertainers.

Sunken Gardens 2021 “Ruby Slippers” Theme A Reminder There’s No Place Like Lincoln

Over the weekend, more than 60 volunteers helped install the annuals at Sunken Gardens for their Wake Up The Beds event. This year’s “Ruby Slippers” theme harkens back to the original intent of the gardens when it was created in the midst of the Depression: to provide something beautiful to the city of Lincoln in uncertain times, and to remind the community that there’s no place like home.

Give to Lincoln Day Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The first Give To Lincoln Day exceeded all expectations. With just a little over 100 nonprofits participating in 2011, they reached their quiet goal of $1 million. Since then, the event has steadily grown. In 2020, a record $7 million was raised in the community from about 28,000 donations.

ART

During the Coronavirus, creatives rely on camaraderie

Lincoln is home to a multitude of art galleries which cater to the artists, students and residents in the community. As COVID-19 first began its spread, the galleries were forced to acclimate to the new realities that the pandemic presented. For many, the first months of uncertainty resulted in temporarily closed doors.

Photos: August 2019 First Friday

Every first Friday of the month in Lincoln, all the art and music venues put their best foot forward. Our intern was out on the scene and got some photos from many of our favorite galleries as well as music from The Bourbon and the Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash. 

First Friday Calendar: August

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on August 2nd, 2019. Be sure to use #LNKFF when you post pictures to share your night and don't forget about the awesome Bike LNK stations along the art walk as an alternative to walking! 

Photos: First Friday July 2019

The First Friday of every month is a buzz in Lincoln. From several art galleries to concerts, there is no shortage of things to do.  KZUM was out on First Friday and we were able to get some photos from the Parrish Studios.

First Friday Calendar – July 2019

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on July 5th, 2019.

COMMUNITY

Photos: Skate Art Music Festival | The Bay 9.12.19

This year marks the fifth year of the Skate Art Music Festival at The Bay. The free and family-friendly event was held Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. This year welcomed the pro-skater Ryan Sheckler and The Sheckler Foundation to the annual gathering.

First Friday Calendar – October 2019

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s a celebration to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on October 4, 2019. Be sure to use #LNKFF when you post pictures to share your night and don't forget about the awesome Bike LNK stations along the art walk as an alternative to walking!

Photos: National Night Out | F Street Community Center 7.6.2019

KZUM was live at the scene for National Night Out at the F Street Community Center. You can see photos from the event, below, and hear the Aug. 6 recording of the live broadcast featuring hosts Lou Braatz (Earth To Lincoln, Tues. 8-7 p.m.) and Slacker Dave (Thurs. 10-Noon) here.

First Friday Calendar – July 2019

First Friday is held on every first Friday of each month. It’s to showcase local businesses and art galleries around downtown Lincoln. Here is a list of upcoming events that are happening throughout the day on July 5th, 2019.

Community Calendar

Stransky Park Concert – Matt Cox

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday Farmers Market at College View

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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August 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Northeast YMCA Carnival

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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August 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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2021 Kicks for Kids Run

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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August 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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EMERGE LNK: Mural + Street Art Festival

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

EMERGE LNK: Mural + Street Art Festival

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday Farmers Market at College View

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Youth Triathlon

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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September 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sunday Farmers Market at College View

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sunday Farmers Market at College View

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sunday Farmers Market at College View

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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October 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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2021 Reward a Veteran Award

October 15 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Capulets and the Montagues

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunday Farmers Market at College View

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Capulets and the Montagues

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday Farmers Market at College View

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sunday Farmers Market at College View

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

February 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

February 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Eugene Onegin

May 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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