Kearney-area calendar of events
Glass Pumpkin Sale featuring works by glass students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, 4-7 p.m. today at Rm 306B, Fine Arts Building at 2506 12th Ave., on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. 308-865-8618; UNK.edu. Free admission. Only cash and checks accepted. The event also features demonstrations by students.
Kearney Area Farmer’s Market featuring locally-sourced products, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Hilltop Mall at 5011 N. Second Ave. 308-236-9798; ShopHilltopMall.com. Free admission.
Fall Festival Craft Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo County Fairgrounds at 3807 Avenue N. 308-236-1201; BuffaloCountyFairgrounds.com. Free admission. This is the 38th year of the show.
Still Dancing, a community dance event, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Amherst Community Hall at 110 N. Main St., Amherst. Admission is $5. Students K-12 admitted at no charge. Country Flair will perform.
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October Paint Paradise, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Holdrege Theatre & Event Center at 421 West Ave., Holdrege. Admission is $5. Visit HoldregeSun.com for details.
Séance at the Frank Museum, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28 at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture at 2010 University Drive, West Campus of the University of Nebraska at Kearney. 308-865-8284; Frank.UNK.edu. Admission is $10. To reserve a spot email FrankMus[email protected] or call 308-865-8284. A medium will lead the events.
Writer’s Block, an informal writing group for authors of all abilities, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; KearneyLib.org. Free admission. No experience is necessary — just a willingness to write. Feel free to bring your lunch to the event.
Trick or Treat on the Bricks, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Downtown Kearney: The Bricks. Free admission. For ages 0-18. Presented by Downtown Kearney.
Trunk-or-Treat presented by CHI Health Good Samaritan, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at north parking lot of CHI Health Good Samaritan. Free admission. Come dressed in costumes.
Kearney Area Farmer’s Market featuring locally-sourced products, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28 at Hilltop Mall at 5011 N. Second Ave. 308-236-9798; ShopHilltopMall.com. Free admission.
Still Dancing, a community dance event, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28 at Amherst Community Hall at 110 N. Main St., Amherst. Admission is $5. Students K-12 admitted at no charge. Dan Dobson performs.
Homestead of Kearney Trick or Treating and Haunted House , 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Homestead of Kearney at 4205 Sixth Ave. Free admission. Open to all age groups.
Singer/songwriter Evan Bartels will perform in concert as part of the Listening Room series, 7:30 p.m. today at The Lark at 809 W. Second St., Hastings. Tickets are $35-$165. The singer is from Tobias, Neb.
2023 Nebraska State Marching Band Festival, 11 a.m. Saturday at Kearney High School Stadium at 2702 W. 11th St. 308-698-8060; KearneyPublicSchools.org. Tickets are $7-$10.
Nebraska Pride Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Merryman Performing Arts Center at 225 W. 22nd St. 308-698-8297; MerrymanCenter.org. Admission is by donation.
“The Power of Art,” featuring the Hastings Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Oct. 29 at Masonic Center Auditorium at 411 Hastings Ave., Hastings. Admission is $22 general; $22 seniors; free to all students. The concert features works by Beethoven, Copland and Shostakovich. Visit HastingsSymphony.com for details.
The Brevet will perform in concert as part of the Listening Room series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at The Lark at 809 W. Second St., Hastings. Tickets are $35-$165. The band’s hit, Moving Mountains, has more than 14 million streams on Spotify.
Monroe Crossing performs a blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, original bluegrass and some surprising selections outside the bluegrass genre, 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at Minden Opera House at 322 E. Fifth St., Minden. 308-832-0588; MindenOperaHouse.com. Tickets are $20. The band is named in honor of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music.
“Sorry, Wrong Chimney,” a Christmas holiday comedy presented by Kearney Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-9; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14-16; 2:30 p.m. Dec 17 at Kearney Community Theatre at 83 Plaza Blvd. 308-234-1529; KearneyCommunityTheatre.com. Tickets are $20 per person.
“Elf the Musical,” a modern day holiday classic based on the beloved film, presented by Crane River Theater, 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Dec. 17; 7 p.m. Dec. 18-22, Merryman Performing Arts Center at 225 W. 22nd St. For tickets or more information call 308-627-5796 or visit CraneRiverTheater.org. General admission tickets are $25-$35; students $15-$25.
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