The Monkees

The Monkees
Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Boulevard
8 p.m., $35 in advance/$40 day-of-show, 21 and up, stircove.com

The Monkees took 60's bubblegum pop to the next level in the mid-to-late 60s
with their television show and a glut of hummable Beatles-lite hits. While they
never strayed from their hook-laden pop music beginnings, the wonder is that
those songs hold up 45 years later. It's doubtful that the...

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Red Sky Music Festival Showcase: Vulsafire, Byleth, Broken Crown and Paisty Jenny

Red Sky Music Festival Showcase: Vulsafire, Byleth, Broken Crown and Paisty
Jenny
Chrome Lounge, 8552 Park Drive

7 p.m., $5, redskyfestival.com
Bring a hard local edge to the Red Sky Music Festival with the bands from
this showcase. With influences like Metallica and Black Sabbath, the three-
man band of hard rockers known as Vulsafire will take the stage blaring their
original hard rock sound with additional inspiring...

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Omaha: Benson Grind, Anderson O’Brien, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Hot Shops

Omaha: Benson Grind, Anderson O’Brien, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, Hot
Shops
Various times, free, all ages
Benson Grind opens with new work by Will Anderson. The expressionist
painter, a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, uses value and line
to transpose viewers into his reality. The exhibit runs through July 31.
Downtown, Anderson O’Brien opens “RHYME,” featuring imaginative sculpture
by Nebraska artist...

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First Friday Openings

First Friday Openings

Lincoln: Tugboat Gallery, Lichen Gallery and LUX Center for Arts
Various times, free, all ages
“The Splendor” opens at Tugboat Gallery, featuring Caleb Coppock, Nicholas
Bohac and Phillip Faulker; it is curated by Matt Carlson. The show features
playful manipulation of found imagery through painting, installation, collage,
sculpture and digital imagery.
The Lichen Gallery (2810 N. 48th Street) opens...

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John Estes

John Estes
Bookworm, 87th & Pacific Sts.
6 p.m., free, johnestes.org
Award-winning poet John Estes will read from and sign his new
book, “Kingdom Come.” Estes directs the Creative Writing Program at
Malone University in Canton, Ohio, He was awarded a National Chapbook
Fellowship from the Poetry Society of America - judged by Pulitzer Prize
winning poet C.K. Williams - for his chapbook “Swerve.” More about his work,
and a...

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Maha Showcase hosted by Machete Archive w/ Her Flyaway Manner, Powerful Science and Irkutsk

Maha Showcase hosted by Machete Archive w/ Her Flyaway Manner,
Powerful Science and Irkutsk
Duffy's Tavern, 1412 O St., Lincoln
9 p.m., free, 18 and up, duffyslincoln.com

The Machete Archive will celebrate selection to Maha Music Festival's local
stage by hosting a night of music at Duffy's Tavern in Lincoln. Maha has
asked its three selected local stage acts to curate a night of music to share
their favorite sounds in...

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Red Sky Music Festival Showcase: Mitch Gettman Band, After the Fall, Hookshot

June 30
Red Sky Music Festival Showcase: Mitch Gettman Band, After the Fall, Hookshot
Lava Jay’s, 3623 N. 129th St.
7:30 p.m., $6, redskyfestival.com
Help pick the local bands to open the Red Sky Music Festival. Mitch Gettman, with
bandmates Andrew Malasshock and Adam Gerber, promise a memorable night of local
music comparable to Jeff Buckley and Radiohead. After the Fall was voted the best
rock band on college campuses in...

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