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Friday

Concerts

An Evening with The Young Fables, 8 p.m., Ralston Arena. Tickets at the door will be $25.

Theater

“An Easterner,” 7:30 p.m., Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, near Ashland. The family-friendly melodramas encourage audience participation. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) are $20. To reserve tickets, call 402-944-2523, Ext. 7122.

“Hairspray,” 8 p.m., SumTur Amphitheater, Papillion. Tickets range from $10 to $18 and are available by phone at 402-597-2041.

Events

2018 MCA Mustang National Show, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Lot, Lincoln. All Ford Motor Company vehicles are invited to register and participate. Approximately 500 vehicles and free entertainment will be featured. Admission is free.

Fremont 4-H Expo, 9 a.m., Christensen Field, Fremont. The day will include the 4-H beef show, community luncheon program and coronation, watermelon feed and 4-H shooting sports competition.

John C. Fremont Days, Fremont. Activities will include live entertainment in the Chautauqua Tent, Little Miss Fremont Pageant, middle school pool party, beer garden featuring music my Lemon Fresh Day, historical encampments, craft vendor show, pony rides, kids’ inflatables, food vendors, pie parlor, free diabetes testing, balloon glow and watermelon feed, and rodeo.

Dodge Daze, Dodge. Activities will include a men’s softball tournament, hamburger feed, family movie and cruise night.

O Comic Con, noon to 8 p.m., Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Admission ranges from $25 to $35 per day or $55 for a three-day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

American Solar Challenge Display Day, 3-7 p.m., Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, 601 Riverfront Drive, Omaha. Visitors are invited to check out the cars and talk to the teams from universities around the country and the world. Exhibits, demonstrations, live music and food trucks will be available. Admission is free.

Grilled steaks, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club. The regular menu also will be available. Down Memory Lane will be playing from 7-11 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

22nd Annual John C. Fremont Days Rough Stock Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Christensen Field Outdoor Arena, Fremont. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the gate. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $1. Children 5 and under will be admitted free.

Saturday

Concerts

Playing with Fire Concert Series, 3:30-10 p.m., Midtown Crossing, Turner Park, Omaha. Admission is free.

Theater

“Finefellow’s Fireworks Folly,” 5 p.m. and “Witch of Waverly Wood,” 7:30 p.m., Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, near Ashland. The family-friendly melodramas encourage audience participation. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) are $20. To reserve tickets, call 402-944-2523, Ext. 7122.

Events

Fremont 4-H Expo, 7 a.m., Christensen Field, Fremont. The day will include a free pancake breakfast, 4-H swine show, 4-H rabbit show, watermelon feed and 4-H poultry show.

John C. Fremont Days, Fremont. Activities will include live entertainment in the Chautauqua Tent, children’s activities at Midland University, car seat check event, youth peddle pull, cosmic bowling, beer garden featuring music by Shoot to Thrill, Cruisers on Main Car & Bike Show, historical encampments, craft vendor show, pony rides, kids’ inflatables, Spam cooking competition, food vendors, pancake feed, pie parlor, rodeo, road run and corporate cup challenge, and sand volleyball tournament.

Dodge Daze, Dodge. Activities will include a men’s softball tournament, 5K run/walk, swim meet, sand volleyball, craft show, barbecue showdown and beer garden, magician, corn hole competition, pie eating contest, show and shine car show, free bounce house and obstacle course, free swimming and face painting, pulled pork supper, live music by Happy Accordions and Element Variety Band, and pulled pork nachos in the beer garden.

2018 MCA Mustang National Show, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Lot, Lincoln. Admission is free.

American Solar Challenge starting line, 8 a.m., National Park Service building, Omaha’s riverfront. Cars will start in one-minute intervals beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is free.

Sandcastle Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area, Midland Beach, Lake 20. Bring your sand building toys or borrow some that will be provided. A park entry permit is required.

Railroad Days 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House. Passes can be purchased at any of the participating venues. Each family pass (two adults and all dependent children) is $15 and allows admission to and transportation between all five locations. A $5 pass is available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass.

O Comic Con, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Admission ranges from $25 to $35 per day or $55 for a three-day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab, 10 a.m. to noon, Morrill Hall, Lincoln. The theme is “Gardens and Grids.” Activities are free with regular museum admission.

22nd Annual John C. Fremont Days Rough Stock Rodeo, 7:30 p.m., Christensen Field Outdoor Arena, Fremont. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the gate. Tickets for children ages 6-12 are $1. Children 5 and under will be admitted free.

Sunday

Concerts

Lincoln Municipal Band 2018 Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m., John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell, Antelope Park, Lincoln. The theme is Picnic in the Park: Sunday, Fun-Day. Admission is free.

Theater

“Finefellow’s Fireworks Folly,” 3 p.m., Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, near Ashland. The family-friendly melodramas encourage audience participation. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) are $20. To reserve tickets, call 402-944-2523, Ext. 7122.

Events

John C. Fremont Days, Fremont. Activities will include live entertainment in the Chautauqua Tent, community church service featuring Spoudazo youth group, performances on Main Street by Omaha Street Percussion and Kokyo Taiko Japanese Drummers, parade, craft vendor show, pony rides, kids’ inflatables, food vendors and pie parlor.

Dodge Daze, Dodge. Activities will include a men’s softball tournament, pancake breakfast, cowpie open and Dodge Diamondbacks baseball.

2018 MCA Mustang National Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena Festival Lot, Lincoln. Admission is free.

O Comic Con, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Admission ranges from $25 to $35 per day or $55 for a three-day pass. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.

Railroad Days 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, The Durham Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum and the Historic General Dodge House. Passes can be purchased at any of the participating venues. Each family pass (two adults and all dependent children) is $15 and allows admission to and transportation between all five locations. A $5 pass is available for one additional adult with the purchase of a family pass.

Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until gone), Fremont Eagles Club. Fremont Eagles 200 Auxiliary will be serving sloppy joes, salad, hot dogs and chips before the John C. Fremont Days parade.

African Cultural Festival, noon to 8 p.m., 2285 S. 67th St., Omaha. This family-friendly event will incorporate authentic African music, art, dance, fashion and cuisine. Admission is free.

Public tours, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Joslyn Castle, Omaha. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military, and free for children under 5.

Monday

Events

Public tours, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Joslyn Castle, Omaha. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and military, and free for children under 5.

Monday Night Movies featuring “The Lion King,” 5-11 p.m., Midtown Crossing at Turner Park, Omaha. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, sunscreen and flat shoes. Concessions will be offered. Admission is free.

Tuesday

Concerts

Tempo of Twilight Outdoor Concert Series featuring The Grease Band, 6-8 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. Guests are allowed to bring chairs, blankets and picnics. In case of rain, concerts may be moved indoors or cancelled. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under.

Theater

“An Easterner,” 7:30 p.m., Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, near Ashland. The family-friendly melodramas encourage audience participation. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) are $20. To reserve tickets, call 402-944-2523, Ext. 7122.

Wednesday

Concerts

Hall & Oates and Train, 7 p.m., CenturyLink Center Omaha. Tickets are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Theater

“Witch of Waverly Wood,” 7:30 p.m., Denman and Mary Mallory Kountze Memorial Theatre, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, near Ashland. The family-friendly melodramas encourage audience participation. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Family packages (2 adults, 2 children) are $20. To reserve tickets, call 402-944-2523, Ext. 7122.

Events

Wednesday Walkers, 8-9 a.m., meet outside the Fremont Lakes State Recreation Area Park Office. The group will look for birds, wildflowers, take photos and do nature journaling – something different every week. A park entry permit is required.

Wild Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Lincoln Children’s Zoo. The zoo opens at 9 a.m. and stays open late until 8 p.m. every Wednesday through August. The zoo will feature special animal demonstrations on the Animal Encounter Stage. Admission is $9.95 for adults (ages 13-61), $8.95 for children (ages 2-12) and seniors (62 and over) and free for children 1 and under.

Raising Cane’s Cruise Night, 5-8 p.m., Raising Cane’s, 1058 E. 23rd St., Fremont. Anyone with an antique, classic or hot rod – auto, motorcycle or truck – is welcome. Please park your vehicle on the north side of the restaurant. The cruise nights will continue every Wednesday evening through Sept. 12.

Classics on Capitol Movie Series featuring “Rocky,” 7 p.m., 1022 Capitol Ave., Omaha. The movie will be shown on a 300-by-100-foot permanent, outdoor LED screen with surround sound. Admission is free.

July 19

Concerts

Journey and Def Leppard, 7 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln. Tickets ($49.50-$179.50) are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Events

Free admission, 4:30-8 p.m., Morrill Hall, Lincoln. Pose with the plesiosaur and mingle with the mammoths for free.

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