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Community Cookout and A Concert or Two: June 11, 2020 Newsletter

Jun 11, 2020 10:03AM ● By Tara Spencer
Billy McGuigan in Chevy classic car

Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, June 28: Billy McGuigan’s Rave On! The Music of Buddy Holly returns to Omaha Community Playhouse this week, but this time it’s an outdoor event. McGuigan and his band will be performing the greatest hits of legendary ’50s rocker Buddy Holly in the parking lot. Paperless tickets are $35, and each person in the car must have one. The playlist will also include hits from Elvis, the Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. Get your tickets here now.  

Friday, June 12: Celebrate this Second Friday on Vinton Street. All participating events, businesses, and art spaces open to the public are free to attend. Apollon Art Space is having an Artist Choice–Art to Go Show and Elva’s Art Gallery will be displaying Juneteenth commemoration art by Danny Reyes. Other participants include Amplify Arts: Generator Space, Project Project, Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery, Louie M’s Burger Lust Restaurant, and River City Saloon. If you have any questions, click here.
Vitreograph: Bourbon Street-Red Alert by Warrington Colescott

Saturday, June 13: We’ve got another great reason to get out of the house. This Statue Scavenger Hunt offers the chance to explore the interesting statues and murals of downtown Omaha. Teams will set out from the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge on a hunt to match these masterpieces with a list of clues. This event is hosted by Great Adventure Ministries. Find out more about the event here and more about the ministry here.  

 Saturday, June 13: It’s probably been a while since most of you have been around people. The Black Lives Matter Cookout could be a great way to test things out while showing your support. There will be music, food, activities, and inspiring speakers. This outdoor, family-friendly community event is offering the opportunity for you to learn and share with others. It all happens in Benson Park, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. Seating is limited so please bring chairs or blankets to sit on! Learn more here.
Photo by Elizabeth DeVolld

Sunday, June 14: Get out of the city and take a little road trip to Bodega Victoriana Winery to listen to some Barn Beats Summer Concert Series featuring Joe McCarthy. Show starts at 2 p.m and admission is free. Sip on your wine, or beer, while listening to McCarthy’s bluesy music. While they do have chairs available, you can bring your own (or a blanket) if you’d prefer. Find out more here.