EVENTS

- Cannon firings as part of Fort Kearny State Historical Park’s living history, 2 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fort Kearny State Historical Park at 1020 V Road, Kearney. 308-865-5305; www.visitnebraska.com. Free admission. A $5 state park sticker is required for entrance into the park. Members of the Third U.S. Artillery Company C will have an encampment from Friday through Sunday.

- Minden fireworks, around 10 p.m. Thursday at Kearney County Fairgrounds, north on Highway 10, Minden. Free admission.

- Screening of the movie, “Home,” rated PG, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.

- Wings of Freedom Tour featuring tours and rides on World War II vintage aircraft, noon-5 p.m. July 15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 16 and 9:30 a.m.-noon July 17 at Kearney Municipal Airport at 4845 Airport Road. Tours of the planes are $15 adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger; 30-minutes rides are $400 per person; “stick-time” in a fighter is $2,400-$3,200. For more information and reservations visit www.collinsfoundation.org or call 800-568-8924.

- Open Mic poetry reading, presented by Prairie Art Brothers, 7 p.m. Tuesday 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; Free admission.

- Community Fishing Night, 6-8 p.m. July 12 at North Park Lake at 301 14th Ave., Holdrege. Presented by Nebraska Game & Parks. Staff and volunteers will help teach fishing techniques. Loaner equipment available.

- Art in the Park featuring artists selling artwork, food and music, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14 at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave. Free admission. Presented by Kearney Artist Guild.

- Pub Quiz @ The Chicken Coop, a trivia contest presented by Kearney Public Library, 8 p.m. July 16 at The Chicken Coop at 2115 Ave. A. Free admission. Play alone or with teams up to six people. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Chicken Coop. No smartphone, devices or handwritten notes.

- Community Fishing Night, 6-8 p.m. July 16 at The Archway at 3060 E. First St., I-80 exit 272. 308-237-1000; www.archway.org. Presented by Nebraska Game & Parks. Staff and volunteers will help teach fishing techniques. Loaner equipment available.

- Astronaut Clayton Anderson will talk about his experiences in space, 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. Call 308-233-3256 to reserve a place. Register online starting June 24. A book signing will follow.

- Wildflower Walk, offering patrons a chance to discover plants in bloom along the trails, 9 a.m. July 17 at Rowe Sanctuary at 44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon. 308-468-5282; www.rowesanctuary.org. Free admission. Rowe staff members will guide the walk.

CONCERTS

- Kearney Community Band performs light classical, pops, show tunes and standards, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. Practices are the Tuesday before the performances at the E.R.C. at Yanney Park. Call 308-832-1461 for more information.

- Ryan Chrys and the Rough Cuts, perform as part of Rockin’ the Bricks Concert Series, 7-9 p.m. Friday at Downtown Kearney: The Bricks. Free admission. Presented by Downtown Kearney on the Bricks and The World Theatre.

- West Wind performs as part of the Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Sunday at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. The series is presented by the Kearney Arts Council. For more information visit www.KearneyArts.org

- The Hollands, a family band with roots in the U.S. and Australia, 2:30 p.m. July 11 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.

- Kearney Community Band performs light classical, pops, show tunes and standards, 7:30 p.m. July 11 at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. Practices are the Tuesday before the performances at the E.R.C. at Yanney Park. Call 308-832-1461 for more information.

- Joseph Hall’s Elvis Rock ‘n’ Remember Tribute featuring the music of Elvis, 7:30 p.m. July 11 at The World Theatre at 2318 Central Ave. 308-234-8046; www.theworldtheatre.org. Tickets are $20. Call 402-617-4477 for tickets.

- Mighty Magic Pants, a blend of music, poetry, motion and fun featuring Mike Mennard and his talented friends, 7 p.m. July 11 at Minden Opera House at 322 E. Fifth St., Minden. 308-832-0588; www.mindenoperahouse.com. Tickets are $10, $5 for ages 8 and younger.

- Blackberry Winter performs as part of the Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. July 14 at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. The series is presented by the Kearney Arts Council. For more information visit www.KearneyArts.org

- Gary Lewis & The Playboys perform as part of Cruise Nite, 8 p.m. July 18 at Merryman Performing Arts Center at 225 W. 22nd St. 308-698-8297; www.merrymancenter.org.

- Lemon Fresh Day performs as part of Rockin’ the Bricks Concert Series, 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 18 at Downtown Kearney: The Bricks. Free admission. Presented by Downtown Kearney on the Bricks and The World Theatre.

- Raw Slang performs as part of the Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. July 21 at Sonotorium at Harmon Park at 3020 Fifth Ave., Kearney. Free admission. The series is presented by the Kearney Arts Council. For more information visit www.KearneyArts.org.

THEATER

- “Newsies,” a musical presented by Crane River Theater, 7 p.m. July 25-27; 2 p.m. July 27-28; 7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3; and 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Miriam Drake Theatre, Fine Arts Building at 2506 12th Ave., on University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Tickets are $25-$35 general, $15-$25 students K-12. Call 308-627-5796 or visit www.cranerivertheater.org for tickets and more information.

- “Big Fish,” a musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, 7:30 p.m. July 11-13; 7:30 p.m. July 18-20; 7:30 p.m. July 25-27; and 2 p.m. July 28 at Kearney Community Theatre at 83 Plaza Blvd. 234-1529; www.kearneycommunitytheatre.com. Tickets are $18, $9 for UNK and CCC students with a valid ID at the door. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace. Presented by Kearney Community Theatre.

NIGHTCLUBS

- The Other Side at 15 E. 24th St. Open Mic Night, 8 p.m. today. Hip-Hop Night, 9 p.m. Thursday. Project 432; Hardbread, 9 p.m. Saturday. Range Maggots, 9 p.m. Tuesday. Brother and The Hayes, 6 p.m. July 11. Stone The Throne; Liz Sikes; and Brother And The Hayes, 9 p.m. July 11. CrazyHorses, 9 p.m. July 12. The Whitewalls, 9 p.m. July 13. Ponder the Albatross, 9 p.m. July 14. Hip Hop Night, 9 p.m. July 18. Slantpiece; TenDead; Exit Sanity; Fascinus Rex; and DeadEnd, 8 p.m. July 19. PFLAG Pride Pageant At The Other Side, 8 p.m. July 20. Rob Hammdallah, 9 p.m. July 22.

- JD’s Bar at 2023 First Ave. 237-7770; www.jdscountry.com. Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. RockIt Karaoke, 9 p.m. today. Third Annual Wet T-shirt Contest, 9 p.m. July 19. 3D in Your Face, featuring big-hair music, 9 p.m. July 20.

- George Spencer Tasting Room at 7155 Pawnee Road., Gibbon. 308-455-0717; Thalken, Tesdall & Thalken Acoustic Show, 6 p.m. Friday. Stan the One Man Band, 6 p.m. Saturday. Doug Hyler, 6 p.m. July 12. Miles From Dublin, 6 p.m. July 13. Mohana with Red Shoes, 6 p.m. July 19. Doug Hyler, 6 p.m. July 20.

EXHIBITS

- The Archway at 3060 E. First St., I-80 exit 272; 308-237-1000; www.archway.org. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors, $6 ages 6-12. Prints and photographs from the Museum of Nebraska Art through Aug. 31.

- Classic Car Collection at 3600 E. Highway 30, Suite B. 308-234-1964; www.classiccarcollection.org. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors (60+), $7 students.

- G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture at 2010 University Drive. 308-865-8284; www.unk.edu. Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

- Museum of Nebraska Art at 2401 Central Ave., Kearney. 865-8559; www.mona.unk.edu. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. “A River Runs Through It,” based Paul A. Johnsgard book, “Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes,” through July 21. “MONA: There’s an App for That 2.0,” an exhibit that uses a mobile app to add details to the artwork through July 14. “Junior Curator Show: Underscoring: Line,” an exhibit curatored by high school students through Aug. 11. “Sculpture Garden Series: Les Bruning,” a show of work by the Omaha-based artist, Les Bruning through Oct. 6. “Compelled To Tell: Drawing,” an exploration of sketching as a process for artists through Sept. 22. “Dwayne Wilcox: Contemporary Lakota Ledger Art,” featuring artwork by Dwayne Wilcox based on the traditional practice of drawing on 19th century ledger paper through Sept. 15. “Nebraska Now: Jen Bockelman, Fiber Art,” featuring work by Concordia University art professor Jen Bockelman July 13 through Oct. 6.

- Nebraska Firefighters Museum and Education Center at 2425 E. First St., Kearney. 308-338-3473; www.nebraskafirefightersmuseum.org. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 general, $4 seniors, $3 ages 6-17.

- Trails & Rails Museum at 710 W. 11th St., Kearney. 308-234-3041. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 general, $2 ages 5-12.

- 100th Meridian Museum at 206 E. Eighth St., Cozad; 308-784-1100. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

- Chevyland USA Auto and Cycle Museum at 7245 Buffalo Creek Rd., Elm Creek; 308-856-4208. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

- Custer County Historical Society Museum at 445 S. Ninth Ave., Broken Bow. 308-872-2203. Open 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

- Dawson County Museum at 805 N. Taft St., Lexington. 308-324-5340. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

- Harold Warp Pioneer Village at 138 E. Highway 6, Minden. 800-445-4447; www.pioneervillage.org. General admission is $14.25, $7.25 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

- Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles at 606 Heartland Rd., Lexington. 308-324-6329; www.heartlandmuseum.com. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

- Minden Opera House Gallery at 322 E. Fifth St., Minden. 308-832-0588; www.mindenoperahouse.com. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

- Nebraska Prairie Museum 1 mile north of Holdrege on U.S. Highway 183; 308-995-5015. Donation. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Group reservations available.

- Shelton Historical Interpretive Center at Highway 30, Shelton. Open 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

- Kearney Area Children’s Museum at 5827 Fourth Ave. 308-698-2228; www.kearneychildrensmusuem.org. Admission is $8, ages 1 and older, $7 adults, $6 seniors. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 8 p.m. Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

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