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Entertainment Calendar

Friday

Concerts

“A Musical Journey with Mike and Amy Spies,” 7-9 p.m., Fremont Opera House, 541 N. Broad St. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Sampter’s (cash only), 517 N. Main St., Fremont, or online at www.fremontoperahouse.org.

Theater

Opening of “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com. The production will continue through Dec. 23.

Events

Fifth Annual Art Market, 1-7 p.m., International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln. Admission is free.

Kitchen open, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club. The regular menu will be served. Down Memory Lane will play music from 7-11 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday

Concerts

Jeremy Camp and Matthew West, 7 p.m., Baxter Arena, Omaha. Tickets range from $28 to $65 and are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Theater

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Events

Fifth Annual Art Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln. Admission is free.

Makers Market, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, near Ashland. The event is designed to showcase the different maker fields and to explore new forms of arts and technologies. There will be entertainment, educational offerings, specialty gift items for sale and more. Makers Market is included in the cost of general admission.

Tailgate party, 10 a.m., Fremont Eagles Club. Bring snacks to share and cheer on the Huskers against Michigan State. Everyone is welcome.

Family Fun Day, 3 p.m., Midtown Crossing, Omaha. The day will mark the opening of the Miracle on Farnam windows on display. There also will be holiday activities inside Farnam Street businesses and in Farnam Court. The annual lighting of the trees and landscaping throughout Turner Park will be at dusk. A showing of “The Polar Express” will begin at 6 p.m. in Turner Park (weather permitting).

Izaak Walton Family Dinner, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Izaak Walton Chapter, 2560 W. Military Ave., Fremont. The menu will include seasoned pork and sauerkraut or plain seasoned pork, baked potatoes, vegetables, dinner salad, a dessert, coffee or juice. There also will be 20 free games of bingo with prizes. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call or text Kim at 402-620-1732.

Sunday

Concerts

50th Annual Performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” 3 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha. Admission is free.

Theater

“A Christmas Carol,” 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage Theatre, Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 and are available by phone at 402-553-0800 or online at www.ticketomaha.com.

Events

Knights of Columbus Council 10412 pancake, biscuits and gravy feed, 8:30 a.m. to noon, St. Francis Borgia Church, 2005 Davis Drive, Blair. Freewill donations will be collected to benefit the community, youth and parishioners.

Sunday with a Scientist, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Morrill Hall, Lincoln. Laser technicians and graduate students from the Extreme Light Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will help visitors learn more about the nature of light and laser technology. Regular museum admission applies.

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.

Program by Karen Gettert Shoemaker, 2 p.m., John G. Neihardt State Historic Site, Bancroft. The Nebraska author will give a reading, discuss the history and choice of characters and talk about the craft of short story and historical fiction writing. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

Tuesday

Concerts

Twenty One Pilots, 7 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50 and are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Wednesday

Concerts

Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch, 6 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln. Tickets range from $25 to $89.50 and are available by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Theater

Opening of “The Phantom of the Opera,” 7:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, Omaha. Tickets range from $35 to $90 and are available by phone at 402-345-0606 or online at www.ticketomaha.com. The production will continue through Dec. 2.

Events

Tree Lighting Parade and Santa’s Arrival, 6 p.m., Shadow Lake Towne Center, Papillion. A holiday parade will proceed down Main Street with a host of favorite holiday characters followed by Santa Claus, who arrives to officially light the tree for the holiday season. Pre-show begins at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Peppermint Elves. Admission is free.

Nov. 22

Concerts

Holiday Lights Festival Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha. The free concert features special guest vocalist, Mary Carrick, accompanied by the Nebraska Wind Symphony directed by Keith Davis. Admission is free.

Events

Fremont Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Midland University Dining Hall, 940 E. Ninth St., Fremont. Everyone is welcome to attend the free dinner.

Holiday Lights Festival Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony, 6 p.m., Gene Leahy Mall, 14th and Farnam streets, Omaha. A performance by Musical Kids will begin at 5:40 p.m. At 6 p.m., Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert will lead the crowd in a countdown to the 2018 lighting display, with live fanfare by the Jingle Bell Brass Band. The lights will be illuminated every evening from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. through Jan. 6, 2019.

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