State of Nebraska
Bridges, Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future.
Jan. 6. Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln.
The exhibit features juried photos of Nebraska’s historical treasures from photographers across the state. Great Plains Art Museum will host the statewide traveling photography exhibition as a part of the state sesquicentennial celebration. 402-472-7211
Eric Church: Holdin’ My Own Tour.
Jan. 13. Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
Church, who recently won the CMA’s Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, is kicking off his “Holdin’ My Own” tour in Lincoln. Fans of this country-music star will be pleased to note that there is no supporting act on this tour—Church and his band will play two full sets. 402-904-4444
Third Annual Women’s Wellness Weekend.
Jan. 13-15. Ponca State Park, Ponca.
The retreat will feature presentations and activities on wellness, outdoor recreation, self-improvement, and more. 402-755-2284
Lion in Winter.
Jan. 19-29. Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre, Lincoln.
Henry II is nearing the end of his reign, and his sons and imprisoned wife are all potential successors in this classic drama. 402-465-2384
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Getaway Tour.
Jan. 20. Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
Fans will experience favorites from the band’s seventh album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart, as well as other top-shelf hits. 402-904-4444
Bettman and the Halpin Trio.
Jan. 20. Tassel-Phelps County Center for the Performing Arts, Holdrege.
Featured twice at Winfield’s Walnut Valley Festival, this group will entertain all music tastes with soulful ballads, folk/pop tunes, down-home mandolin, fiddle, and guitar picking. 308-995-2717
Niobrara River Polar Bear Festival.
Jan. 27-28. Meadville Store and Park, Ainsworth.
The annual festival will include karaoke, live music, and a “Polar Plunge” into the Niobrara for participants with the true spirit of a polar bear. 402-497-2440
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Jan. 27-29. Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln.
Experience a contemporary twist on the classic fairy tale in this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. An enchanting orchestra and elaborate production will delight audiences young and old. 402-472-4747
Jan. 28. Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln.
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. Founded in 1996 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood, the band have long held a progressive fire in their belly. They play protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire. 8 p.m.
Fourth Annual Winter Blues Festival.
Jan. 28. Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room, Fairbury.
Enjoy an afternoon and evening with some of the area’s top local blues artists and the finest summer barbecue provided by Totally Smoked BBQ of Fairbury. Regional craft beers and wines will also be available. 402-613-2063
Jan. 17-22. Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines.
This delightful musical combines favorite hits from ABBA and a charming tale of love, friendship, and comedy to keep audiences coming back for more. 515-246-2300
Chicago the Musical
Feb. 21-23. Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City. Part of the Broadway at the Orpheum season, the award-winning musical features a beloved story of fame, fortune, and timeless jazz. 712-244-5000
Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra and Friends.
Jan. 6-7. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Steve Lippia will serenade audiences with hits made famous by Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, and other classics. 816-471-0400
Jan. 12-28. Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre. Science and history collide with betrayal and fierce competition as this play races toward discovery. 816-569-3226
U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Jan. 14-22. Sprint Center. The stars of U.S. figure skating will compete for a place at the World Figure Skating Championships and other top-American teams. 816-949-7410
2017 Royals FanFest.
Jan. 27-28. Kansas City Convention Center. Current and former Royals players will sign autographs for fans. The event will also feature interactive games and live performances, with a portion of proceeds going toward Royals Charities. 816-513-5000