By Brittany Ward
Aug. 1, 2018

The end of summer is fast approaching. For some this means school, for others not much will change except for the weather. Regardless, it’s First Friday! There is art, music and fun to be had. Below is a list of art and music happening around town. Come out and join the community in celebrating our art scene!

 – Art: – 

First Friday at Metro Gallery

Metro Gallery
1316 N St. | 3-7 p.m.

August First Friday

Modern Vintage

1366 S 33rd St. | 5-9 p.m.

First Friday Event in the hood… 33rd & B Street Shops

Food~Beverages~Shopping~Local Artists~Yoga & a good time!

First Friday with Leora Platte


211 N 14th St. | 5-7 p.m.

Much of Leora’s work has been inspired by drawings from her children and grandchildren, so when she paints, she keeps it spontaneous and simple.

Come for the drinks and appetizers from 5 pm-7 pm; stay for the good company and conversation. Friends and family are always welcome to join—the more the merrier!

First Friday at The LUX

The Lux

2601 N 48th St. | 5-8 p.m.

LUX Center for the Arts presents “Misplaced” by Lisa Lockman.

Interest in ancestry and new technologies in ceramics have become major influences in Lisa Lockman’s current work.


Behind the Glass Comic Art Gallery

3226 S 13th St. | 6-10 p.m.

The main gallery is full to the brim with awesome original work from Illustrators from around the world. Then we are backed up by an alley of creative artists showing and selling their wares.

Cosplay is welcomed and ENCOURAGED!

The Coffee Roaster – First Friday

The Coffee Roaster

5022 Old Cheney Rd. #3 | 6-8 p.m.

First Friday Art Walk with Hannah Demma

Code Beer Company

200 S Antelope Valley Parkway | 6-9 p.m.

Hannah Demma is an avid outdoorswoman, outdoor educator, and lifelong Nebraskan.

Hannah has made it her mission to lead artists and non-artists to the well of inspiration that can be found in the outdoors.

Her mixed-media approach to art speaks to aspects of science and nature both familiar and strange, and mines the environment for inspiration, examining the intersection of the imaginative and the biological, of the creative and the empirical.

First Friday Opening

Noyes Art Gallery

119 S 9th St. | 6-9 p.m.

Hosted by Sheena Nakagawa, Sylvia Griffith, Susan Hanson, Suzi Woodford, Pam Apley, Ann Williams, Pam Stevens, Lisa Cassel, Sarah Wanek

August First Friday: Left in the Dark

Parrish Studios

116 N 14th St. | 6-9 p.m.

A visual storytelling exhibit of like in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Feverdream 2 + Ariadne

Tugboat Gallery

116 N 14th St., Studio 31 | 7-10 p.m.

An interactive performance featuring Lisa Guevara, Nick the Butcher, Jessica Prenosil, Natasha Scholz, Wes Staley, Amber Stevens, and Stephanie Wright.

ARIADNE an experimental music and new media art duo from Brooklyn NY consisting of Christine Papania and Benjamin Forest.

First Friday Art Show | Tori Denae Art

Little Mountain Print Shoppe. Inc.

1353 S 33rd St. | 5-9 p.m.

Stop by to meet and greet this wonderful & talented artist. She’ll be showcasing and selling her art, live painting and selling her first-ever / limited edition t-shirts!

August First Friday + Open House/Garden!

Turbine Flats Project

2124 Y St. | 5-8 p.m.

Bees, Boards, and Brews!
Join us for art, food, and ramps! Best part? It’s all FREE and open to the public!

First Friday Book Jewelry Show & Sale

A Novel Idea

118 N 14th St. | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

We’ll be offering bookish jewelry made by local artist, Amanda Sweet.

She’ll have many items on hand – but will also be taking custom orders for earrings and pendants.

Six-16 First Friday | “Negatives” Robert Stewart


1410 O Street | 7-10 p.m.


A show of photographs by Robert Stewart

First Friday Live Music & Art at Indigo Bridge

Indigo Bridge Books and Café

701 P St., Suite 102 | 6-9 p.m.

Indigo’s wall space is dedicated to our partnership with Artists on the Edge & Writer’s Wordshop.

We will have live music from Phancy Hank and Casey Hollingworth!

 – Music: –

Top-Notch Defective at Grays Keg Saloon

Gray’s Keg Saloon

104 N 20th St. | 9-11:30 p.m.

Come out for a night of killer Punk Hard Core and Metal with Top-Notch Defective and friends Broken Skulls, Blowing Chunks and Self Atrophy.

Cole Younger And The Renegades @ Eagles #147

F.O.E. Lincoln 147

500 W Industrial Lake Dr. | 7:30-11 p.m.

Special Friday night dance. Come out and dance ‘til you drop! Good food cheap drinks. $8 cover

First Friday Drum Circle

Ten Thousand Villages

801 P St. | 7-9 p.m.

Come and join us for our monthly drum circle! Get a chance to meet your fellow percussive enthusiasts and experiment with fair-trade drums made all over the world! Feel free to bring your own drum or borrow one of ours.

Wayland at The Bourbon

The Bourbon Theatre

14th & O Street | 7-11:30 p.m.

City Limit Band @ Southpointe Friday Night Bands

Southpointe Pavilions

2910 Pine Lake Rd. | 6-8 p.m.

Bring your lawn chairs and relax

Alive at 5

The Railyard

350 Canopy St. | 5-11 p.m.

Celebrate the end of your work week at our Alive at 5 event! Enjoy food, drinks and live music to kick off your weekend! FREAKABOUT will perform at 6:30 and Powerful Science at 8:30!!

DJ Spherik// TruSound// ThatSoRaving// Maniac// & more!

1867 Bar

101 N 14th St. | 6-Midnight

Doors at 6PM/Show at 6:30 PM

$5/ 18+/ $2 minor fee    

House Vacations w/ Ghostcat and Winter Wayfarer

Duffy’s Tavern
1412 O St. | 7-Midnight

Doors at 7 p.m. | Music at 8 p.m.

No cover (donations encouraged) | 21+

Brittany Ward is an editorial intern with KZUM.