Benson’s First Friday @ Benson | Omaha


Hi friends! 
How are things? You never call or text me anymore? Can we FaceTime soon???
Or better yet, let's go to B-town's FIRST First Friday, on JUNE FIRST, from 6pm until late! 
Here's what's going on:
6pm-9pm Ongoing Openings:
Jake’s Cigars – Group show of 40 artists. Dollar off tap beers.
The Beercade – Chris Knudtson opening “Pixel Sprites”
Goodall Law Firm – Mark Goodall and Jonra Blender
Pizza Shoppe Collective – Opening by artist Mark Hunsicker and entertainment by Cross Country Comedy Challenge.
Benson Theatre space – Open House with Benefit Art Auction. Music by DJ Kobrakyle. Beer provided by Upstream. Food provided by Miranda's Cheese and Cheers Club
Star Deli – various artists
The Sydney – Nebraska Video Artists
Jane’s Health Market – Artist Lynn Piper and FOOD ART
Paper Doll – Gerard Pefung
Barley Street Tavern – Gypsy Freakshow
Sailor’s Grave – Sailor’s Grave and Liquid Courage CREW
Blue Pomegranate Gallery – Art for the outdoors
Zombie Glass – Works by Jason Olivia, Marc Manriquez, Aron Schlosser, Jaime Heit, Pierre Bolouvi, Boomer, and Angeles Gutierrez
Parlour 1887 – Work by Ryan Brooner and LIVE graffiti
Ella’s – Art by James Traylor
Mural Walk – Alleyways 
The Petshop- 2725 N. 62nd Street – Ben McQuillen
Choice Custom Framing & Gallery (6003 Maple Street) – INAUGURAL opening, Out of the Ordinary: The Drawings of William Dorfler, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Artists Market – Featuring Miss Cake 
Window Displays:
DP Muller Photography
Studio That Way – works by Jamie Danielle Hardy
6201 Maple Street – works by Tyler Chickinelli
Street Performances:
Growing Cities Truck Farm
Mayor Will Meinen – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (6:30pm)
Lotus House of Yoga – Troop performances from 6pm to 7pm
Esoteric Velvet – On-street fashion show, provided for by Paperdoll, Lion’s Mane, Parlour 1887
DJ Oddible
Solace Taylor
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Late Night Events:
Barley Street Tavern – entertainment by Bad Country 9:30pm to 12:00am
The Sydney – projection and visual art by Bryan Klopping
music by Hussies, Man’s Last Great Invention, Her Flyaway Manner
Various Street Projections (after dark) – Justin Beller and Brendan Titrud, Evan Crown, Alex Jochim, 
More TBA
Let's get together around 5:30, hit up a happy hour, and THEN hit the streets of Benson for the rest of the evening! ALL events are FREE (and I think some places will have FREE DRINKS TOO! Can I get a "holler?!!").
HIt me up, lets schedule a Skype.
your BFF