By Brittany Ward
Dec. 6, 2018

It’s the last one of the year and there is a LOT to do. From the Holiday Spectacular at the Lincoln Children’s Museum, taking pictures with drunk santa at The Bourbon and everything in between. There is something for everyone this Friday.

Activities start as early as 3 p.m. and go until 2 a.m. If dancing the night away sounds like you kind of thing, Das Haus is hosting another foam party and The Hot Mess will be hosting Club Festivus.


December First Friday at The Aliens
The Aliens, Parrish Studios | 7- 10 p.m.

14th & O Street

This December, The Aliens will be showcasing the photography of Lily Sughroue and Nathan Ehmke.

The art of Christian Gauthier, The Aliens artist-in-residence, will also be on display, with new art every First Friday.

Salon des refusés

1635 C Street | 5 – 9 p.m.

A free multi-media art showing, of some of Lincoln’s local artists! Bring a drink or two, your art goggles and an open mind. This is being hosted in the artists’ house, so please respect the environment but feel free to explore the art all throughout the house.

First Friday

Tried and True Custom Tattoos and Piercing | 6 p.m.

4220 S 33rd Street, Suite C

50% off select items by Nick as well as Custom one of a kind hand embellished prints by Nick. $20 select canvas paintings by J.P.

First Friday at Six-16 | JP Davis

Six-16 | 7 – 10 p.m.

1410 O Street

This month Six-16 is featuring new work from local artist and performer JP Davis.


7:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

First Friday featuring Jessica Kirchhoff

1867 Bar | 5 p.m.

101 N 14th Street

First Friday with Sara Benck

Tangerine Hair Artist Salon | 7 – 11 p.m.

1416 O Street

Come join Sara as she shows off her artistic talent at Tangerine Hair Artist Salon for Parrish Projects December first Friday! *Free to the public.

December First Friday at Jake’s

Jake’s Cigars | 4 – 7 p.m.

101 N 14th Street

Art will be flowing from the windows to the walls! Come check out this year’s crop of sassy stitches. Pieces will be up all month, but we’ll be there from 4-7 hanging out to celebrate First Friday.

Satin, Sequins, and Velvet

Marz | 5:30 – 9 p.m.

1140 O Street

Vintage holiday party at Marz! Join Electric Pussybow Vintage and Marz for an evening of signature cocktails and sequins, satin, and velvet. Top hats, posh items available to try on, purchase, and admire. 5% of every purchase to Fresh Start Home, a homeless shelter for women.


LUX Center for the Arts | 5 – 8 p.m.

2601 N 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Embers” by Margaret Berry. Join the LUX for an opening reception on First Friday, December 7th from 5-8pm.

Exquisite Slop Swap – Part Two

Tugboat Gallery | 7 – 10 p.m.

116 N 14th Street, Studio 31

A fundraiser for Tugboat Gallery featuring:

David Gracie, Aaron Holz, Matthew Sontheimer, Sandra Williams, Myra Sontheimer, Ed Rumbaugh, Nolan Tredway, Byron Anway, Kyle Choy, Erik White, Madison Svendgard, Lisa Guevara, Michael Villarreal, Kat Wiese, Peggy Gomez, Skyler Simpson, Anne Burton and Michael Burton opening First Friday December 7th from 7-10pm with DJ ol’ moanin’ — closing on December 29th.

Holiday Show Opening Reception

Gallery 9 | 6 – 9 p.m.

124 S 9th Street

Ornaments, cards, ceramics, jewelry, glass, paintings, turned wood, and other great handmade gift for everyone on your list. Support Lincoln artists by shopping locally this holiday season.

First Friday at Metro Gallery

Metro Gallery | 3 – 7 p.m.

1316 N Street, Suite 101

First Friday Art

Method Cycles & Craft House | 3 p.m.

Enjoy craft beer and cocktails, wine, and hors d’oeuvres part of our Friday Afternoon Club.

December’s featured artist, Scott McDonald.

Holiday Open House

Turbine Flats | 5 – 8 p.m.

2124 Y Street

Join King Kandy, Princess Lolly, Queen Frostine and all the Candy Land crew for food, fun, and a sweetly festive open house!

There will be live music, photos with Santa, warm hot chocolate, coffee from Meta Coffee Lab, a selfie booth, a pop-up holiday market and other surprises.


Behind the Glass Comic Art Gallery | 6 – 10 p.m.

3227 S 13th Street

First Friday art display and gallery

Herbs & More | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

5740 Old Cheney Road, Suite 8

Opening Event at Noyes Art Gallery

Noyes Art Gallery | 6 – 9 p.m.

119 S 9th Street

Focus Gallery Curated by Janna Harsch with Layne Mills, Kevin Baker, Peggy Alloway, Steve O’Hare, Lesley Darling, Amanda Sweet, and Steve Baxter.

Stellar Small Prints 2

Constellation Studios | 6 – 8 p.m.

2055 O Street

This exhibition presents the work of outstanding printmakers that use small printed forms for intimate visual engagement and graphic invention. This is the second curated small print show, a series hosted at Constellation Studios to offer quality prints for those building their own art collection and wishing to support artists!

Holiday Spectacular

Lincoln Children’s Museum | 5 – 7:30 p.m.

1420 P Street

Members: FREE

Non-Members: Regular Admission

Live performances, costumed characters, an indoor snowball fight, and more to help welcome in the holidays as the month begins.

Tickets will be limited so make sure to reserve yours early!

First Friday: Hannah Marie & Music with The Dirty Low Dogs

Crescent Moon | 7 – 10 p.m.

140 N 8th Street

Artist: Hannah Marie

Music: The Dirty Low Dogs

Music/Other Activities:

Open House Party

Flow 108 | 6 – 9 p.m.

2124 Y Street, Studio 107

Come celebrate the opening of Flow 108 Yoga Studio! There will be snacks, giveaways, and more! Bring some friends!

Club Festivus – A First Friday Holiday Party

The Hot Mess | 9:30 – 2 a.m.

408 S 11th Street

$3 with outfit or $5 without

Calling all disco queens and candy kids, hip hop heads and clubbers. It’s time to break out the leisure suit, hot pants or mini skirt, crop top and JNCO jeans, or FUBU Tee and Air Force 1s, and lets get freaky funky to some club bangers under the disco ball.

Photographic Artwork by Shannon Claire

DJ Sets w/

Polar Bear

Conoley Ospovat


*** Club Attire Encouraged***


The Zoo Bar | 5 – 9 p.m.

136 N 14th Street

Foam Party with Snow

Das Haus | 10 – 1 a.m.

1640 O Street

21+ | $5 cover

19+ | $10 cover

Come down to Das Haus for our 3rd Foam party ” Let IT Snow” this foam party will bring in a new feature . It will snow inside and be a warm 80 degrees on dance floor.

Meet & Greet with Drunk Santa

The Bourbon | 6 p.m.

1415 O Street


Get your photo taken with Santa! Use it for your Holiday Card, post on your fridge…or your virtual fridge — Facebook — or where ever else you might need a little holiday spirit!

Brittany Ward is a multimedia intern with KZUM.