Events

Oct
1
Sat
UNK Football vs. Missouri Southern State University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm
Oktoberfest @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds Expo Building
Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 3rd annual Kearney Oktoberfest will be held on October 1st, 2016 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds! Oktoberfest provides and opportunity to sample and learn about a variety of craft beer styles from across the state of Nebraska. The event features a traditional keg tapping, German games, food, and traditions, as well as polka & live music! We will also show the Husker football game (if on during the same time)!

PRE-SALE INFORMATION
NO ONE UNDER 21 is allowed to pick up or purchase admission tickets!

Attendees will be required to show their IDs to pick up the admission tickets AND to gain entrance the night of the event. NO REFUNDS on event tickets.

Tickets for the 2016 Oktoberfest will be available by late summer at the Kearney Chamber located at 1007 2nd Ave. To order tickets either stop by or call  during business hours 8-5, Monday – Friday.

Tri-City Storm vs. Lincoln @ Viaero Event Center
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm
UNK Volleyball vs. University of Central Missouri @ Health & Sports Center - UNK
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
5
Wed
UNK Swimming Team Pentathlon @ Kearney High School
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
Oct
6
Thu
Loper Luncheon @ Health & Sports Center, Upper East Concourse
Oct 6 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Painting & Wine with Arts & Drafts @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are moving to our fall/winter hours, and painting night is moving back to the first Thursday of every month. Grab your squad and come on out as Jill leads us through this whimsical black cat and pumpkin picture. Please register directly by clicking this link: https://sites.cimplebox.com/events/registration.aspx?s=6401&c=3519&eid=251751&r=0.8228167
or by calling Arts & Drafts at 308-391-1798. Snacks & wine available for purchase. Always a good time!

Tri-City Storm vs. Green Bay @ Viaero Event Center
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm
“Lend Me a Tenor,” presented by Kearney Community Theatre and First National Bank. @ Kearney Community Theatre
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, “IL STUPENDO,” the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. But a hilarious series of mishaps will leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter at this madcap comedy!

Oct
7
Fri
Fall Sidewalk Sales @ Hilltop Mall
Oct 7 – Oct 9 all-day

Sidewalk sales are the best time of the year to shop! Take advantage of huge clearance sales and new styles for fall at your favorite stores in the Hilltop Mall Friday October 7th to Sunday October 9th. Hours Friday & Saturday are 10am-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.

Art Start @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Oct 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

MONA is offering a new class series to introduce young children to the Museum. In this four-week Friday program, children view art in the galleries and return to the Program Room to create a hands-on project each week using a variety of quality art materials and young age-appropriate art techniques. All materials are provided.

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21, 28

Directed to: 4 & 5 year olds

Taught by: Dana Ghorashy, pre-school educator

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $40.00 (MONA members), $50.00 (non-members)

Register by: Friday, September 30

 

Scholarships are available through the generous support of The Arram Family Foundation. The scholarship application form is available through a PDF download on MONA’s website, mona.unk.edu.

 

Class size is limited to 10. One chaperone is asked to accompany each child; although not required to pay, chaperones must register. Due to space limitations, only registered students and chaperones may attend the class sessions.

 

For more information contact the Museum at (308) 865-8559.

Harvest Dinner @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm

We will begin our first Friday meal night with a Harvest Dinner this month: Harvest Salad, Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms & Red Wine, Rice Pilaf, Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, and your choice of Chocolate Hazelnut Layer Cake or Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler for dessert. $20/person, reservations required. Please call the winery at 308-452-3181 to make your reservations – seating is limited!

Merryman Center: Larry Gatlin @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Solo Acoustic Country Singer

Tri-City Storm vs. Green Bay @ Viaero Event Center
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
UNK Soccer vs. Missouri Western State University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
“Lend Me a Tenor,” presented by Kearney Community Theatre and First National Bank. @ Kearney Community Theatre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, “IL STUPENDO,” the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. But a hilarious series of mishaps will leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter at this madcap comedy!

Oct
8
Sat
Pickleball Tournament @ Sunrise Middle School
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am

Round robin pool play w/ advancement to single elimination tournament (guaranteed 3 games)

Mens, Womens, & Mixed Doubles

16 years and older

Registration Deadline is Sept. 28

 

Life Drawing Sessions @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

These Saturday morning monthly untutored life drawing sessions, aimed at anyone wishing to develop his or her drawing skills, offer access to models in a relaxed atmosphere. No instruction is provided; poses are timed and moderated. Easels, drawing boards, and coffee are provided. Participants bring their own paper and drawing supplies.

 

Age: 18+

Register by: Friday, September 30 for October sessions

Cost: $48 for four monthly sessions (MONA members), $58 (non-members)

Fees are non-refundable after classes begin; full payment is required in advance in order to guarantee a stipend for the models.

Nebraska Now: Anne Burkholder, Paintings @ Museum of Nebraska Art
Oct 8 @ 1:30 pm

Nebraska Now: Anne Burkholder, Paintings
October 8 – December 31, 2016

Lincoln painter Anne Burkholder is well known for depicting the Nebraska landscape throughout her long career. In this series, she focuses on evening scenes of roads, fields, and the sky.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 8 • 1:30 p.m.
2016 Nebraska Now exhibitions are sponsored by Deanna & Fred Bosselman.

A River Runs Through It @ Rowe Sanctuary
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm

The Celebration will begin with a Social Hour at 5:00 pm at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. Served at 6:00 pm, the dinner will feature a sustainable menu paired with fine wines prepared by Chef Dario Schicke of Avoli Osteria and Dario’s Brasserie in the Dundee Neighborhood of Omaha. The cost for the dinner is $100 per person. To reserve your place, please call (308) 468-5282 or go to rowe.audubon.org by September 26.

During the celebration Dr. Paul Johnsgard will receive the Prairie River Keeper Award.
Dr. Paul Johnsgard is an ornithologist, artist and emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska. He produced his first book, the Handbook of Waterfowl Behaviour published by Cornell University in 1965. He is considered one of the most prolific authors of ornithology books.

Make America Rock Again @ Viaero Event Center
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm

The Tour that Trumps Them All:
Introducing the Inaugural MAKE AMERICA ROCK AGAIN Tour 

Featuring Our Generation’s Hard Rock Chart-Toppers: TRAPT, SALIVA, SAVING ABEL, ALIEN ANT FARM, CRAZYTOWN, 12 STONES, TANTRIC & More! Including Drowning Pool, P.O.D. Fuel, Buckcherry, Candlebox on

“Lend Me a Tenor,” presented by Kearney Community Theatre and First National Bank. @ Kearney Community Theatre
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, “IL STUPENDO,” the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. But a hilarious series of mishaps will leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter at this madcap comedy!

Oct
9
Sun
3rd Annual Fall Craft & Vendor Fair @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come get a head start on holiday shopping and decorating as you visit several local area crafters and vendors. They will have their wares on display for you to sample and see, and complimentary snacks while you shop. Bring a friend, and grab a glass of wine, and you will have a fantastic time!

UNK Soccer vs. Northwest Missouri State University @ Ron and Carol Cope Stadium at Foster Field
Oct 9 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
11
Tue
UNK Volleyball vs. College of St. Mary @ Health & Sports Center - UNK
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
13
Thu
Big Red Sam Comedy Show @ George Spencer Tasting Room
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm

Big Red Sam is Coming to Gibbon, NE
Big Red Sam brings his Nebraska-loving musical comedy to the George Spencer Tasting Room in Gibbon, Thursday night October 13.

You may have seen Sam in Gibbon as part of the Fun Pianos show that appeared in the same location in June. This show is a 45-60 minute version of the Nebraska-themed material that was a part of that show, including “I Been Everywhere”, “We Really Need The Rain”, and “The Finger”.

Tickets are priced to move at $10, or less with group purchase.

Contact Big Red Sam at (402) 281-0881 or bigredsamshow@gmail.com with any questions.

Get Tickets Today, Order Here!
Tickets will be available at will call, bring your picture ID

About Big Red Sam
Big Red Sam moved to Nebraska by choice, after 10 years of traveling the country. His love for Nebraska is real. His quest is to spread his Husker spirit and enthusiasm, as well as continue to learn about The Good Life from people and audiences throughout the state. His show is a lively journey of songs about things Sam has seen and loves about Nebraska.

Merryman Center: Arrival @ Merryman Performing Arts Center
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The music of ABBA

“Lend Me a Tenor,” presented by Kearney Community Theatre and First National Bank. @ Kearney Community Theatre
Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Cleveland Grand Opera Company is primed to welcome world famous Tito Morelli, “IL STUPENDO,” the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. But a hilarious series of mishaps will leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter at this madcap comedy!

Oct
14
Fri
Follow the Rails Art Trail @ Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

As you journey down the Scenic Byways during the Follow the Rails Art Trail event, make a stop at Cedar Hills Vineyard where you will experience a display of beautiful quilts crafted by the members of the Annevar Quilt Guild. We will have complimentary snacks, as well as wine available to enjoy as you visit with the talented crafters themselves.

Threads Across Nebraska @ Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Quilts & vendors from across Nebraska will be on display at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds!