By Madisyn Hahn
October 2, 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!


Group Show featuring Artists on the Edge at Foundry


Foundry | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


211 N. 14th St.


Artwork is courtesy of Artists on the Edge – a peer-run program for artists in recovery. Artists on the Edge promotes Outsider Art by offering mentoring, open studio space, and art supplies. The open studios at F Street Community Center and Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach provide a place to interact with other artists, create and build community.

First Friday Art at Francie & Finch


Francie & Finch Bookshop | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


130 S. 13th St.


Works by these amazing artists will be featured – Tom Sheppard, Robert Esquivel, Wendy Bantam, David Olson and Megan Zuerlein.

Mark your calendar! On the First Friday of every month, residents and visitors in Lincoln fill the sidewalks of the downtown and Haymarket areas. Arts organizations, galleries, studios, and a wide variety of local businesses feature regional and national artists as well as live entertainment.

Francie & Finch is located in the historic Telephone Building, on the path between Kiechel Fine Art, the Cornhusker Marriott (they always have a great spread), Metro Art Gallery, Chapin Art Gallery and Tugboat.


Reception starts at 5:30pm and goes until the end!

First Friday at Great Plains Art Museum


Great Plains Art Museum | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


1155 Q St.


Join us for Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk on October 4 from 5 – 7 PM. Complete our art scavenger hunt in the lower level of gallery for a prize!

First Friday at Kiechel Fine Art


Kiechel Fine Art | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


1208 O St.


Contemporary first floor gallery, regionalism on second floor gallery, and midwestern and beyond contemporary on the third floor gallery. This month’s highlighted item is “Coach Bob Devaney” by Rober Weaver, 1989, oil on canvas, 35.5 x 35.5 inches.


There will be a cash bar & hors d’oevres provided by Dish restaurant

Sensory Night


Lincoln Children’s Museum | 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


1420 P St.


Lincoln Children’s Museum will be hosting a unique night at the museum on October 4, 2019. From 5:30 – 8 PM, families with children with special needs can spend time together when it’s much quieter. The music will be off, and sensory kits available free of charge.

The Art of Crime


Method Cycles & Craft House | 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.


416 S. 11th St.


Featured art by Samantha Wicht


Have an interest in true crime? Listen to a lot of true crime podcasts? Watch true crime documentaries? Then you should come to Method Cycles & Craft House this First Friday and learn about some interesting crime stories while enjoying good drinks!


Paintings by Samantha Wicht featuring crime stories.


The work will be up through the month of October, during Method Cycles & Craft House regular business hours.

October First Friday Opening at Noyes


Noyes Art Gallery | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


119 S. 9th St.


First Friday opening: curated by Sharon Sykes with Carolyn Mason, Robin Hesselgesser, Stefanie Gorforth, Grace Martin, John Lawton, Tim Peterson, Beth Gardner, Peggy Alloway

and… Union College Watercolor Class Exhibit

and… LNK New Music Collective, featuring Jordan Ellis viola, Sam Stanley cello, and Eric Howell bass

First Friday at Sheldon


Sheldon Mudeum of Art | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


12th and R Streets


Enjoy light refreshments, socialize, and wander the galleries to kick off your weekend. Admission is free.


Fall 2019 exhibitions:

Unique Harmony: The Subject of Displacement

In Conversation: Black

Convergence on Paper: Printmaking and Photography from Piranesi to Pop

Intersecting Identities

Sheldon Treasures

First Friday Art Walk


Indigo Bridge Books & Café | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


701 P St. Suite 102


Every First Friday, Indigo Bridge hosts fresh, new art and live music. Join us on your art walk to see some fabulous works in paint, photography, mixed-media and more. Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to our partnership with Artists on the Edge. Each month the Wood Room has a new featured artist.

First Friday at FUSE!


Fuse Coworking | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


151 N 2nd St. 2nd Floor


Come enjoy various pieces of artwork done by artists including FUSE’s very own member, Kayla Stock and several artists from UNL. Held on our 4th floor patio. The Lincoln Symphony will be performing!

First Friday Art Walk

Studio 84 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

1410 O Street

Join us on October 4th for the Lincoln First Friday Art Walk, featuring new art by MC Anderson and Alias Kane.


Betsy Phillips Live at Crescent Moon


Crescent Moon | 8:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.


140 N. 8th St.


“A Night of Songs” with Betsy Phillips

8-8:45 PM – During this set, Betsy will play songs she has written and co-written

9-9:45 PM – During this set, Betsy will play her favorite covers.

The Legend of Georgia McBride


Nebraska Repertory Theatre | 7:30 p.m.


1209 R St.


He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby! To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When the bar owner brings in a drag show, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business – and himself.

First Friday Drum Circle!


Ten Thousand Villages | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


140 N. 8th St.


It’s back!


Stop in at Ten Thousand Villages (8th & P) during Lincoln’s First Friday Artwalk to join in on a traditional drum circle. The event is FREE and open to the public – so stop and join in as you are able! You are welcome to bring your own drum or borrow one of ours.

Sidetrack Band


Single Barrel | 9:00 p.m.


130 N. 10th St.


Joyce, Paul and the rest of the Sidetrack Band continuing on with the pre-game tradition with all your tailgate favorites!!!

Every Friday Night before a Home Game!!

Badflower at Bourbon Theatre 

Bourbon Theatre | 6:30 p.m.

1415 O street

with Weathers and Dead Poet Society
Doors: 6:30 p.m. || Music: 7:30 p.m. || All Ages
$18: GA Advance || $22: GA Day Of Show
$70: Table of 2 || $140: Table of 4
$89: VIP Meet & Greet Package
Tickets on-sale Friday August 2nd @ 10 a.m.

3 Son Green @ Bodega’s Alley

Bodega’s Alley | 10:00 p.m.

1418 O Street

Since 2007, 3 Son Green has been interweaving their vast web of sound, sense, and solidarity into the ever-evolving architect it has become. Their RockJamJazzFunk style breaks genre bylaws, and pulls crowds out of their seats everywhere they play.

Kris Lager Band – Surprise Lincoln Show!!

The Zoo Bar | 9:00 p.m.

136 N. 14th Street

Lincoln friends!!

Let’s celebrate another beautiful night together at The Zoo Bar! This will be another stellar night at one of our favorite places to play music!

Tell everybody! This is a surprise last minute show… 🙂 spread the word!

Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.