By Brittany Ward
Jan. 31, 2019

Hey folks, February is upon us. It’s a very busy month for Lincoln! Lincoln Exposed is next week, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner BUT more importantly, it’s First Friday! Bundle up, grab your friends and head around town to check out some fantastic art from your neighbors. Then if you’re looking for more Friday fun, pop into your favorite bar for a drink and live music.


The Silver Standard | First Friday

Agency 877 | 6-9 p.m.

2124 Y Street

877 is hosting a First Friday event in Turbine Flats Project to showcase some of the projects it has been working on since last April. Food, drink and fun will be provided.

February First Friday

Red Eye | 7-10

1410 O Street

This month Red Eye is proud to showcase the work of Josiah Morgan. Red Eye will also feature coffee roasted by Karynn Brown and zines by Alex Jacobsen (both are available for purchase.)

Different Stripes

Gallery 9 | 6:30- 9 p.m.

124 S 9th Street

DIFFERENT STRIPES, an all-member group show featuring new work around the theme of stripes. On display January 30-February 24.

First Friday in Four Courses: Appetizer

Sheldon Museum of Art | 5-7 p.m.

12th and R Street

Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month, plant a mini herb garden for your residence and sample hors d’oeuvres from Open Harvest Co-op Grocery that showcase winter produce. Admission is free.

February First Friday

International Quilt Study Center & Museum | 4-7 p.m.

1523 N 33rd Street

Join the International Quilt Study Center & Museum for free admission to the galleries and light refreshments from 4-7 p.m. This month’s featured exhibitions include “Stitching the Transatlantic: Liberian Quilts from the John Singler Collection,” “From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa” and “Valerie Goodwin: Mapping.”

This month there is also a “Make Your Own Quilted Valentine” activity from 4:30-6:30 p.m. As well as a one-night only viewing of this circa 1880-1900 Scherenschnitte Appliqué quilt from the Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection—the inspiration for the Valentine activity—on display.

Two years in photos.

Metro Gallery | 3-7 p.m.

1316 N Street, Suite 101

All photos have been taken by Devon Coulson using various kinds of 35mm film, within the past two years of travel (Nebraska, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea).

First Friday at the LUX

Lux Center for the Arts | 5-8 p.m.

2601 N 48th Street

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Dementia Americana,” a group show by Cannupa Hanska Luger, Marty Two Bulls Jr., and Michael Two Bulls and “Life is a Balloon” by Louis LaBudda.

First Friday Con

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

3227 S 13th Street

First Friday Con has come once again! Meet local artists and fellow nerds here at the gallery!

February First Friday

Kiechel Fine Art | 6-9 p.m.

1208 O Street

First Floor Gallery

New works from top contemporary artists with a special feature of Robert Weaver (1935-2018). View new arrivals from Anthony Benton Gude, Jenny Kruger, Ernest Ochsner and more.

Second Floor Gallery

Regionalist artists with new works from Dale Nichols and a highlighted section of Roger Medearis paintings and lithographs. View other works by John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton, Terence Duren and more.

Third Floor Gallery

A special traveling exhibition featuring works from Nathalie Daoust’s newest project, “Korean Dreams” which is a complex series that probes the unsettling vacuity of North Korea. Piercing its veil with her lens, these images reveal a country that seems to exist outside of time, as a carefully choreographed mirage. The photographs, as the North Korea people, are both manipulated until the underlying truth is all but a blur. The resultant pictures speak to North Korean society, of missing information and truth concealed.

You, Me, & the Other

Sand Paro Studio | 7-10 p.m.

1410 O Street

Amber Stevens will be showcasing new work from her mini series of oil paintings, “ You, me & the other.” Plus some other surprises as well.


Tugboat Gallery | 7-10 p.m.

116 N 14th Street, Studio 31

A group show featuring Lindsey Day, P.J. Hargraves, and Sophia Ruppert. “Whiplash” takes a moment to reassess past norms through painting and sculpture—both ceramic and mixed media. What was once thought as unquestionable turns into a search for steady ground as these artists encounter, then reimagine their own cultures, spaces, and experiences outside of the idealized pressure placed upon them.  By connecting their different realities together, a new world of healing, humor, and new truths emerge.

Opening Event

Noyes Art Gallery | 6-9 p.m.

119 S 9th Street

Hosted by Lauren Damm with Ruth Langan, Sharon Cole, Lily Roberts, Jeri Kuhn, Cole Beebe, Isaac Baker, Paige Ernst, Olivia Ahlrichs


LNK New Music Collective

Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso | 7-9 p.m.

1624 South Street

The LNK New Music Collective will be taking the Meadowlark Stage on February 1 to feature a fantastic local string quartet!

Scarlet LeRose Thorne

Panic Bar | 10 p.m.

200 S 18th Street

Join the Panic Bar in celebration of Scarlet LeRose and her first “Drag-aversary.”

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour

Pinnacle Bank Arena | 7 p.m.

400 Pinnacle Arena Drive

Head Change

1867 Bar | 8 p.m.

101 N 14th Street

21+ | $5

Jerry Pranksters

Zoo Bar | 9:30 p.m.

136 N 14th Street

Twisted Rock Classics With Hell Toupee

Gray’s Keg Saloon | 9 p.m.

104 N 20th Street

First Friday Old School Party

Sturr 22 Lounge | 10 p.m.

2110 Winthrop Road

21+ | $5 cover

DJ Big Will, kitchen will be open until 1 a.m.