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Support Local in Omaha đź’ś May 13, 2021 Newsletter

May 14, 2021 12:21PM ● By Megan Bartholomew

Joslyn Castle Tours, Thursday May 13:
Joslyn Castle is officially reopened for the season, returning with weekly Thursday tours today at 2 p.m. Tours include a 10-minute historical video, and a 45-minute walking tour of all three levels of George and Sarah Joslyn’s iconic home. Afterward, guests are of course welcome to enjoy the lush grounds and gardens of the Castle for the remainder of the afternoon. No advance ticket purchase is necessary, but visit the site’s webpage for more information, and for contact information to check on available tour openings here. 

The Zooeys at The Slowdown, Friday, May 14:
Continuing their “pursuit of world domination via rock and roll enlightenment,” vintage rock band The Zooeys is bringing their carefully cultivated sound to The Slowdown on Friday evening. Featuring singer Zooey Rudd, guitarist Cody Hagen, bassist John Douglas, and drummer Cole Yeager, the band honed their signature mood by incorporating influences of all the greatest bands in history and meticulously ignoring the rest. To warm up the audience for the main event, The Slowdown also welcomes indie-punk band The Credentials and A Band Called Hemingway for an evening of Lincoln-native music. Get tickets here!

Omaha Symphony Bring Back the Music Popup, Friday, May 14:
At Midtown Crossing on Friday night, gather your favorite takeout or settle in for your dine-in dinner, and unplug with a pop-up performance from Omaha Symphony’s bassoon section and string quartet. The bassoon trio will perform at 6 p.m., immediately followed by the string quartet at 7 p.m. Musicians will be set up in Farnam Court (near Cold Stone Creamery), spreading their music through the park and shopping district. This event is free of charge, but you can RSVP on Facebook here.

TOAST Nebraska Wine Fest, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15:
Nebraska Winery & Grape Growers Association presents TOAST Nebraska Wine Festival, happening this Friday and Saturday at Stinson Park in Aksarben. All your favorite local wineries will be represented, offering over 100 wines to sample plus live music, wine-connoisseur education sessions, shopping, and food. With a general admission ticket, guests will receive a tasting glass and pass to use it, a wine tote, and access to artisan vendors and performances. Get your tickets, and a discounted rate for your designated driver, here.

DC vs. Marvel Superhero Weekend, Friday, May 14 to Sunday, May 16:
Watch out, it’s DC vs. Marvel Family Fun Weekend at Omaha Children’s Museum! Join museum staff in welcoming some of your favorite superheroes to Nebraska. Show off your skills on the museum’s super strength obstacle course, wow everyone with your brains on the Superhero Science S.T.E.A.M. cart, and even create your own hero alter ego. Reserve your spot here!

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