- Writer’s Block, a workshop for writers of all levels, noon today at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. The informal writing group features occasional guest leaders. Dessert and beverages provided. For patrons 18 and older.
- “Walking on the Moon,” presented by Mad Science Kansas City, an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, 2 p.m. today at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.
- Car Show featuring dash plaques for the first 50 entries, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Dawson Country Historical Museum at 805 Taft St., Lexington. Free admission and free registration. All vehicles welcome. For information contact Wayne Howard at 308-325-6895.
- Overton Alumni Banquet, 6 p.m. Sunday at Overton High School at 401 Seventh St., Overton. Tickets are $25. Call 308-987-2205 or 308-987-2280 to make reservations. The school building will be open for tours at 4 p.m.
- Edgerton’s Portable Planetarium, an opportunity to view the night sky with astronomer Dan Glomski, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. Shows, 34 minutes in length, run throughout the day. Register at least 24 hours in advance.
- Author Rob Kugler will read from his book, “A Dog Named Beautiful: A Marine, a Dog and a Long Trip Home,” 7 p.m. Wednesday at Broken Bow Public Library at 626 S. D St., Broken Bow. 308-872-2927; www.brokenbowlibrary.net. Free admission. Kugler grew up in Broken Bow.
- Art reception for an exhibit featuring the work of Chris Cox, 5-7 p.m. May 31 at Walker Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building at 905 W. 25th St., on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. 308-865-8353; www.unk.edu Free admission. A social follows at 7-9 p.m. at the UNK Alumni House at 2222 Ninth Ave.
- Yanney Park Heritage Day featuring activities, music and food, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. June 1 at Yanney Heritage Park at 2020 W. 11th St. Free admission. Fireworks Finale starts at approximately 10 p.m. Visit www.CityOfKearney.org for details.
- Closing reception for “Kindred,” featuring a silent auction of artwork by current art and design faculty, emeriti faculty, UNK alumni and current students, 7-9 p.m. June 1 at Museum of Nebraska Art at 2401 Central Ave. 308-865-8559; mona.unk.edu. Free admission. Proceeds from the auction will go toward the purchase of supplies and equipment for the UNK Dept. of Art and Design.
- Introduction to Leatherwork, a workshop presented by Miss “V,” The Gypsy Cowbelle, 6 p.m. June 3 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. $10 materials fee. Advance registration required.
- Flatwater Jazz performs as part of the Sounds of Summer music series, 7-9 p.m. today at Museum of Nebraska Art at 2401 Central Ave. 308-865-8559; mona.unk.edu. Free admission. Presented by the MONA Guild. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tables and chairs are provided for self-catered picnics. Tables of 10 can be reserved for the concerts in the series for $500 or reserve a table for a single performance for $200.
- Charlie Daniels Band performs with Travis Tritt, 7 p.m. Friday at Viaero Center at 609 Platte Road. 308-338-8011; www.kearneyevents.net. Tickets are $39-$76.
- Nebraska Brass & Friends, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church at 1623 Central Ave. Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors, free to students and children. The concert will feature music for harp and brass with Anita Jaynes, harp.
- Country Flair performs to honor volunteers, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Miller Community Building, Miller. Free admission. Attendees are welcome to dance or sit and listen. Bring finger food to share. For more information call 308-325-2909.
- Treo CD release party for the group’s fifth album “Lost in a Song,” 7:30 p.m. May 31 at The World Theatre at 2318 Central Ave. 308-234-8046; www.theworldtheatre.org. Free admission. CDs will be available for purchase.
- Cowbilly Concert featuring the music of Miss “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle, 6:30 p.m. June 4 at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission.
- Tracy Byrd performs music from his 25-year career, 8 p.m. June 12 at Merryman Performing Arts Center at 225 W. 22nd St. 308-698-8297; www.merrymancenter.org. Tickets are $39-$50.
- “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a play written by comedian Steve Martin that pits Pablo Picasso against Albert Einstein in a small cafe in Paris, 7 p.m. June 6-8; and 2 p.m. June 8-9 at Miriam Drake Theatre, Fine Arts Building at 2506 12th Ave., on University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. 865-8417; www.unk.edu. Tickets are $20. For tickets call 308-627-5796 or visit www.cranerivertheater.org. Presented by Crane River Theater.
- The Other Side at 15 E. 24th St. Hip-Hop Night, 8 p.m. today. Radiant Bones, Stone The Thrones, Chemical Reactor, 9 p.m. Friday. Ponce, Sven Miles, Joe Warneke, Project Scott, 9 p.m. Saturday. Jesse Lives at the Other Side, Salvador Kubrick, 8 p.m. June 1. Open Mic, 8 p.m. June 3. Hooten Hallers, 9 p.m. June 6. Comedy Night, 8 p.m. June 7 and 10 p.m. June 8.
- Gillies Bar at 1822 Central Ave., Kearney. 236-9393. War Curse, Tyart, DeadEnd perform heavy metal music, 7 p.m. Monday. Matt Woods, Iowan musician performing roots music,, 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday. Delirum Tremens Tasting @Gillies, 6 p.m. May 31. The Right Here, 9 p.m. June 1.
- JD’s Bar at 2023 First Ave. 237-7770. Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Logan Mize with Fly-Over, 7 p.m. June 1. Kali Indiana, 9 p.m. June 8.
- 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. “Nebraska Now: Anne Burton, Printmaking,” exploring historical modes of coded communication through various printmaking processes through July 7. “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. “Kindred,” an exhibit of artwork by UNK art and design faculty, emeriti faculty, UNK alumni and current students through June 1. “Compelled To Tell: Drawing,” an exploration of sketching as a process for artists Tuesday through Sept. 22. Closing reception for “Kindred” including a silent auction of artwork, 7-9 p.m. June 1. “Dwayne Wilcox: Contemporary Lakota Ledger Art,” featuring artwork by Dwayne Wilcox based on the traditional practice of drawing on 19th century ledger paper June 11 through Sept. 15.
- 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 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $7 general, $2 ages 5-12.
- Walker Gallery, University of Nebraska at Kearney Fine Arts Building. 308-865-8353. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free admission. Poster by UNK alumnus Chris Cox, part of the “Kindred” project, through May 31.
- 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
- 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. Robinson Munoz, Paintings through June 27.
- 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.
- 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.