By Brittany Ward
Feb. 27, 2019

March that means it’s almost spring! Can you smell it?! Me either… Spring also means allergies and I don’t know about you but mine are insane. However, I am ready for this erratic snow (and ice) storms to be over. I digress.

It’s that time yet again and it’s actually on the first of the month. SO, bundle up and head around town to check out some art. There’s a few places, like Cosmic Eye, and people, like Kelsey Sanders, having their very first First Friday!

Help them celebrate and show your support for local artists! Here is what’s happening this Friday.


Stage Right: Benefit for Lincoln High School Theatre

A Novel Idea | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

118 N 14th Street

10% of ALL DAY’S sales to the LHS Theatre Program, which puts on quality productions for the public and offers kids education, experience & fun.

5:30pm – 8:00pm: A costumed troupe of actors will be on hand to entertain you & help you find books. This event is a long-standing, twice yearly tradition at the shop.

First Friday w/ April White

Red Eye | 5 – 10 p.m.

1410 O Street

Guest artist April White! A self taught artist, April specializes in creating abstract works using rudimentary shapes  with vivid colors.

First Friday featuring Kelsey Sanders

Code Beer Company | 7 p.m.

200 S Antelope Valley Parkway

This will be Kelsey’s first First Friday event and she’d love to see you all! Code Brewery will have her art up for the whole month of March. Kelsey will be hanging out around 7pm. Grab a beer with her.

First Friday at Cosmic Eye

Cosmic Eye Brewing | 6 – 8 p.m.

6800 P Street

Featuring Josie and Michael Alesio. Their art will be on display throughout the month of March and available for purchase during this time. The artists each chose to donate 1/2 of their proceeds to these organizations; The Child Advocacy Center & The Pat Clinch Peace Project.

Appetizers and desserts provided.

Come and check out the great things they’re doing! See you there!

First Friday with Jacob Ferguson of Perfect Pour Studios

Blue Blood Brewing Company | 6 – 9 p.m.

925 Robbers Cave Road

Ever Wonder who is responsible for our kick A** new Robber’s Cave Series Designs??

Come out for our very first, First Friday Event featuring the art of Jacob Ferguson of Perfect Pour Studios.

Music by Emily Bass & The Near Miracle 6:30pm

Eunice the Label and Paige Brophy

Stella Collective | 6 – 9 p.m.

101 N 14th Street #7

Shop jewelry & vintage from Eunice + artwork by Paige Brophy

First Friday featuring Letura Idigima

Roots Collective | 5 – 8 p.m.

325 S 11th Street

Letura will be showcasing her original photography from a photo series.


Tugboat Gallery | 7 – 10 p.m.

116 N 14th Street, Studio 31

“Anagramme” a group show curated by Katharen Wiese. Featuring: Adrian Armstrong, Jacob Brown, Isaiah Jones, Thalia Rodgers, Michael Villarreal, and Erik White. The artworks included in “Anagramme” are visually complex, coded and possesses some quality of filtering. In the works presented in “Anagramme,” objects in life often feel as though they have been put through the matrix of the artist’s own thought and come out the other side transformed; to be more or less truthful to themselves.

Spring Show

LUX Center for the Arts | 5 – 8 p.m.

2601 N 48th Street

Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

A Pure Moment

Gallery 9 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.

124 S 9th Street

A PURE MOMENT, featuring new paintings by MC Anderson, jewelry by Donna Burdic, and paintings/wire sculpture by Mark Coyle.

A PURE MOMENT will be on display February 27-March 31, 2019.

Through Thickets and Trees, What There Will We See

III of Cups | 7 – 10 p.m.

1410 O Street, Studio 8

A solo show featuring local artist Kyle Choy.

First Friday

Kiechel Fine Art | 6 – 9 p.m.

1208 O Street

Enjoy a cash cocktail bar & complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

First Floor

View Contemporary works by James Bohling, Hal Holoun, Banksy, Robert Weaver, Wendy Bantam, Chad M. Olsen, Francisco Souto, Keith Jacobshagen, Dan Howard Debra Salopek and more.

Second Floor

19th & 20th Century American Regionalist Works by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Dale Nichols, Roger Medearis, Grant Wood & more.

Third Floor

Special traveling exhibition currently on view through mid-March, “Korean Dreams” by Nathalie Daoust.

Featured Image:

Utah Red, James Bohling, 2019, Acrylic on canvas

Feature Show

Noyes Art Gallery | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

119 S 9th Street

Focus Gallery Curated by Ronnie Reid with Dave Galois, Doris Minchow, Becky Moore, Lorena Wachendorf, Marsha Schoff, Gary Kudym, Steve Nabity, and Mark Mesloh

What Lies In Between

Confluence | 6 – 9 p.m.

1627 S 17th Street

“What Lies In Between” a group show curated by Madeline Cass. Featuring work by Thalia Rodgers, Molly McCleary, Kit Landwehr, Roxana Azar, Anna Koenig, Mollie Moorhead, Natalia Kraviec, Lindsey Pinkerton, Sloane Volpe and Madeline Cass.

Out Of This World

Turbine Flats Project | 5 – 8 p.m.

2124 Y Street

Art from Chris Ralston, Arden Nixon, Carl Dumicich, Justin Lewis, Diane Taurins and Joseph Kennedy !

Special guest speakers from ConStellation Nebraska

In honor of ConStellation 10 feel free to get your ‘pre-con’ and come in costume.  Food, drinks, art for sale- we’re going all out on this one, don’t miss it!

Erin from Lone Tree Foods will also be speaking at this First Friday event.  Erin will present information about Lone Tree’s one-in-a-galaxy Nebraska Box local food subscription.  You’ll be starry-eyed over what we have to offer. The food may be local but the customer service is out of this world.

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!


RENT – 20th Anniversary Tour

Lied Center for Performing Arts | 7:30 – 10 p.m.

301 N 12th Street

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Haters Roast – The Shady Tour

Rococo Theatre | 7 – 10 p.m.

140 N 13th Street

It’s an outrageous evening of unapologetic comedy starring the contestants from the reality television show on VH1. They’re all sisters when they walk on stage, but that’s when everything changes as the queens read each other for filth – all in good fun. All ages welcome however- adult content. Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM. There will be a 20-minute intermission. Presented by Murray & Peter.

Method of Escape // Jonathan Leach // Jens Lehman

1867 Bar | 7 – 10 p.m.

101 N 14th Street

*Early Show*

Doors at 6 PM // Show at 7 PM

18+ // $5

Party with Tucker’s August at Gray’s Keg

Gray’s Keg Saloon | 8 – Midnight

104 N 20th Street

No cover, live music, covering your favorite songs from Metallica, Prince, Beastie Boys, ZZ Top, Kiss, Billy Idol, AC/DC, and more!  Come join the party!

Out of the House

Mo Java Cafe & Roasting Co. | 7 – 9 p.m.

2649 N 48th Street, Suite D

All acoustic Irish music with instrumentals and songs with singing.

Pinata by Tia Pet

DAS HAUS | 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

1640 O Street

Join Tia Pet in her monthly show “Pinata”, a fun show with alternative and out-of-the-box performances from a special cast she presents every month. Tia has produced numerous successful shows that have left you gagging for more.

G Jones with TSURUDA & Chee at The Bourbon

The Bourbon | 8 p.m.

1415 O Street

Doors 8 p.m. ||Music: 8 p.m. || 16 & Over

$20: GA1 || $25: GA2 || $2 Minor Fee at the Door

Break The House

Bodega’s Alley | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

1418 O Street

Got so much amazing talent coming out for this one with the homies DJ KevyCav and Zac Elusyve Qualls throwing down some of newest and hottest house and breaks!! Time to give your necks a break and start moving those hips


$5 at door

Blowing Chunks / Halfsies On A Bastard / Ashes Of Immolation

The Zoo Bar | 9 p.m.

136 N 14th Street

A night of metal at the Zoo will help you forget your winter blues.  Three awesome bands for only $6.

First Friday Old School Party

Stur 22 Lounge | 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

2110 Winthrop Road

First Friday Old School Party, DJ Swayd will be taking you way back. Kitchen will be open until 1 a.m.

$5 cover, 21 +

Brittany Ward is a multimedia intern with KZUM.