What's happening this weekend in Lincoln

Published: May. 17, 2019 at 8:55 AM CDT
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Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend in Lincoln? There are a number of events, including a couple of free ones.

Here's some to check out in this week's Friday Fast Facts presented by the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers will be playing their first Lincoln show in seven years. The Avett Brothers play guitars, banjos and sin, in a five-piece band that blends country, bluegrass, punk, folk and rock 'n' roll into a distinctive mixture that, live, is catchy, deep and never forced.

When: Friday, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Where: Pinewood Bowl

Cost: $49, $69 & $89 (subject to applicable fees)

36th Annual Zoo Fun Run/Walk

Lace up your running shoes. This race is approximate one-mile run/walk around the perimeter of the Lincoln Children's Zoo. Parents/Guardians can run/walk with their children.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Children's Zoo

Cost: Free, a registration form and waiver must be signed prior to the race

History Bike Tour

Don't miss the first History Bike Tour of the year. They are celebrating their exhibit featuring John Johnson's historic photographs of Lincoln with a tour of the city his work features. Lincoln Historic Preservation Planner Ed Zimmer will lead the tour, helping participants discovery the history.

When: Saturday- 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Malone Center

Cost: $15 per rider, $10 for History Nebraska Members

Fascination of Plants Days

Celebrate Fascination of Plants Day by learning about plants and UNL plan science research. Get your gardening questions answered by master gardeners. Enjoy live music, free plant giveaways, plant artwork and more activities.

When: Saturday- 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum

Cost: Free

Sensory Sunday at Morrill Hall Children and adults with special needs and their families are invited to attend sensory Friendly Sunday. This is a morning at the museum for families to experience the new fourth floor and participate in activities in a more quiet, supportive environment. At this event, certain areas of the museum will be altered to best be accessible for everyone. When: Sunday- 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Morrill Hall Cost: Free admission, regular museum admission after 12:30 p.m. Sowers Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show Join the Sowers Club of Lincoln for their 4th annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show to browse classics to current. There is fun for the whole family including LPD police cars, LFD fire truck, Army Reserve activation and more. When: Sunday- 8 a.m. onsite registration, 11 a.m. judging starts, 3 p.m. awards Where: Gateway Mall Cost: Free for spectators

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