Fridays in Fall: Entertaining free(ish) activities at the end of every week

Sunday, October 3, 2021 Fridays in Fall: Entertaining free(ish) activities at the end of every week

Fridays in Fall 2021. [University of Nebraska-Lincoln]
Updated: October 22, 2021

'Fridays in Fall' highlights free(ish) student-focused events happening on campus on Friday afternoons and evenings in the fall semester. All students are welcome.

This listing will be updated continually as events are announced.

Want your event to be considered for the Fridays in Fall list? Add it to the UNL Events Calendar. RSOs can list their events on NVolvedU.

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October 22

Nic Sheff and a screening of "Beautiful Boy"
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. |  Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium  map

A compelling, heartbreaking and true-life journey of addiction, mental health, bipolar disorder and recovery. At this limit-seating live event, Nic Sheff will recount about his experience with addiction, as told through his book "Tweak: A Harrowing, but Hopeful Portrait of Addiction" and the acclaimed 2018 film it inspired, "Beautiful Boy". Nic's presentation will be followed by a screening of the film, starring Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carell, and Maura Tierney.

  • hosted by UPC Nebraska and Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement
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    October 29

    IGNITE featuring Ross Media Arts Center Geske Cinema Showcase Artists
    12:30 to 1:50 p.m. |  Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, Room 101  map

    Featuring Academy Award-winning editor Chris Innis, ACE and American actress, screenwriter and producer Lynn Lowery, IGNITE is a colloquium of guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative development (aesthetics, design, skills, playtesting, analysis, project management, producing, storytelling, etc.) and professional development (strengths, branding, entrepreneurship, pitching, resumes, portfolios, mental and personal health, industry overview, etc.). Read more about this Oct. 29 session.

    Open to the entire university community, as well as the public.

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    October 29

    Little Ak-Sar-Ben
    3 to 7 p.m. |  Animal Science Complex  map

    An opportunity for both experienced and non-experienced showman to compete in showmanship against each other in separate experienced and novice categories. ANYONE who attends UNL can participate in any species—pigs, sheep, goats or cattle. Showman will get the opportunity to work with their animals prior to the show date. Open and free to the public.

  • hosted by UNL Block and Bridle
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    October 29

    Halloweentown: The Movie
    6 to 7:30 p.m. |  Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium  map

    Free screening of the 1998 Halloween family-comedy TV movie, staring Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, and Judith Hoag. Free for UNL students.

  • hosted by Nebraska Unions
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    October 29

    Night of the Living Drag Show
    8 to 10 p.m. |  Nebraska Union, Centennial Room  map

    Amazing student perform an annual Halloween-themed drag show. Audience members are encouraged to wear costumes and be ready to be amazed. This show is a fundraiser to help support student travel to conferences and to aid the LGBTQA+ Center's Student Support Fund.

  • hosted by LGBTQA+ Center
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    Every Friday

    Tea Time Fridays
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m. |  Kawasaki Reading Room in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center  map

    Visit the third floor reading room (Room 302) each Friday for a variety of different teas and snacks.

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    Every Friday

    Free Bowling
    5:30 p.m. to midnight |  Husker Bowling Center, inside Nebraska East Union  map

    UNL students enjoy free bowling + shoe rental w/ their NCard. Reserve a lane for you and your friends.

  • hosted by Nebraska Unions
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    November 5

    IGNITE featuring Erica Larsen-Dockray
    12:30 to 1:50 p.m. |  Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, Room 101  map

    Erica Larsen-Dockray is an Animation and Media Artist, Entrepreneur, Educator, and Activist. IGNITE is a colloquium of guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative development (aesthetics, design, skills, playtesting, analysis, project management, producing, storytelling, etc.) and professional development (strengths, branding, entrepreneurship, pitching, resumes, portfolios, mental and personal health, industry overview, etc.). Read more about this Nov. 5 session.

    Open to the entire university community, as well as the public.

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    November 5

    First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art
    5 to 7 p.m. |  Sheldon Museum of Art  map

    The museum is open late for First Friday, a monthly celebration of art for which museums and galleries throughout Lincoln keep their doors open into the evening. Admission is free.

    The fall semester exhibitions are: “Point of Departure: Abstraction 1958–Present,” “The Nature of Waste: Material Pathways, Discarded Worlds,” “Framing a Legacy: Gifts from Ann and James Rawley,” and “Sheldon Treasures.”

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    November 5

    Free Skate Night
    8 to 11 p.m. |  Breslow Ice Hockey Center  map

    UNL students can ice skate for free with their NCard. Skate rental is available for $3 per pair. A different fee for non-UNL participants.

  • hosted by Campus Recreation
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    November 12

    Chamberfest
    5:30 p.m. |  Westbrook Music Building, Room 119  map

    Groups formed at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music perform at Chamberfest. Free and open to the public. These concerts will be webcasted live, too. Click here on the day of the performance for the link.

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    November 12

    Relax & Re-Energize
    8 to 11 p.m. |  Nebraska Union  map

    Calm your nerves and take a break from studying at this annual Campus Nightlife event. Free for UNL students with EventPass app. **More details available soon**

  • hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement and Campus Nightlife
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    December 3

    First Friday at Sheldon Museum of Art
    5 to 7 p.m. |  Sheldon Museum of Art  map

    The museum is open late for First Friday, a monthly celebration of art for which museums and galleries throughout Lincoln keep their doors open into the evening. Admission is free.

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    December 10

    Free Skate Night
    8 to 11 p.m. |  Breslow Ice Hockey Center  map

    UNL students can ice skate for free with their NCard. Skate rental is available for $3 per pair. A different fee for non-UNL participants.

  • hosted by Campus Recreation
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    This listing will be continually updated as events are announced.

    Want your event to be considered for the Fridays in Fall list? Add it to the UNL Events Calendar. RSOs can list their events on NVolvedU.



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