EVENTS

- Free Family Fun Night, 4-8 p.m. today at Kearney Area Children’s Museum at 5827 Fourth Ave. 308-698-2228; www.kearneychildrensmuseum.org. Free admission.

- Screening party for NBC’s “The Blacklist,” commercial-free, 7 p.m. today at The World Theatre at 2318 Central Ave. 308-234-8046; www.theworldtheatre.org. Admission by donation. The event features a Q&A with series creator Jon Bokenkamp.

- Colt Startling Challenge with horse trainer Russell Beatty, 6-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Buffalo County Fairgrounds at 3807 Ave. N. 308-236-1201; www.buffalocountyfairgrounds.com.

- Free Fishing and Park Entry Day, at all 76 Nebraska state parks Saturday For more information visit www.OutdoorNebraska.gov.

- “Becoming a Bird Scientist,” in celebration of Migratory Bird Month, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Rowe Sanctuary at 44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon. 308-468-5282; www.rowesanctuary.org. Free admission. UNK professor Letty Reichart will discuss using mist nets to capture birds.

- Pub Quiz @ The Chicken Coop, a trivia contest presented by Kearney Public Library, 8 p.m. Tuesday 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.

- Summer Kickoff featuring door prizes, wacky challenges and other events, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at Kearney Public Library at 2020 First Ave. 308-233-3282; www.kearneylib.org. Free admission. The event also includes therapy dogs and a chance to meet members of the support organization, Friends of the Library.

- “David Wells: The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha,” presented by David Wells as part of the Collection Connection series, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Museum of Nebraska Art at 2401 Central Ave. 308-865-8559; mona.unk.edu. Free admission. The event is presented by the MONA Guild.

- Writer’s Block, a workshop for writers of all levels, noon May 23 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. May 23 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. May 25 at Dawson Country Historical Museum at 805 Taft St., Lexington. Free admission and free registration. All vehicles welcomed. For information call Wayne Howard at 308-325-6895.

- Overton Alumni Banquet, 6 p.m. May 26 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. May 28 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. May 29 at Broken Bow Public Library at 626 S. D St., Broken Bow. 308-872-2927; www.brokenbowlibrary.net. Free admission. Kugler grew up Broken Bow.

- 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.

CONCERTS

- McEwyn performs country music, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Minden Opera House at 322 E. Fifth St., Minden. 308-832-0588; www.mindenoperahouse.com. Tickets are $12, ages 12 and younger $6. For more information visit www.McEwyn.com.

- Classic Country Band performs in honor of Ray Winz’s 85th birthday, 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.

- FREE Piano Workshop, presented by University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty member Jayoung Hong, 9:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church at 1616 W. 39th St. 308-234-1602; www.kearneyfirstbaptist.org. Free admission. Beth Mattingly and Bella Hoppens will also offer instruction. Designed for piano students ages 7-18. Funded by the Nebraska Music Teachers Association.

- Flatwater Jazz performs as part of the Sounds of Summer music series, 7-9 p.m. May 23 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. May 24 at Viaero Event Center at 609 Platte Road. 308-338-8011; www.kearneyevents.net. Tickets are unknown at this time.

- Nebraska Brass & Friends, 7:30 p.m. May 24 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. May 25 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.

- 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.

THEATER

- “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.

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. “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 Friday 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 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25.

- 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.

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