Staying close to campus for Spring Break? Here's 16 local events to check out

Saturday, March 5, 2022 Staying close to campus for Spring Break? Here's 16 local events to check out

University of Nebraska-Lincoln students gather on the Nebraska Union Memorial Plaza to enjoy the clear sky and warm weather. March 2, 2022. [Mike Jackson | Student Affairs]

There's plenty of fun activities and places to visit on or near campus. Whether you're searching for entertainment, sports, relaxation or time outdoors, we've got you covered with this list.

Pick your favorites to plan the best staycation possible, right here in Lincoln.


Mueller Planetarium
Marvel at the stars at Morrill Hall's planetarium located in the heart of the university's City Campus. A variety of themed planetary shows are offered Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Hidden Prairie: Exploring Life in One Square Meter
At the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, you can check out this exhibit inspired by Chris Helzer’s book “Hidden Prairie: Photographing Life in One Square Meter.” This special exhibit allows visitors to dive into the biodiversity that exists on the prairies throughout all four seasons.


The Road Less Traveled
This is a special exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art. The road trip holds a beloved place in the American memory, conjuring fond recollections of childhood journeys and long, endless highways. This exhibition complicates such an ideal with the realities of infrastructure and environment as visualized by artists Thomas Hart Benton, Barbara Crane, Ralston Crawford, Frank Gohlke and others. Admission is always free.

Ongoing until March 19

A Vital Presence: Native Art at the Great Plains Art Museum
A Vital Presence presents selections from the Great Plains Art Museum’s collection of Native art, a significant—and growing—part of its permanent holdings. Featuring artists from diverse Great Plains and Southwest Indigenous tribes, this exhibition highlights the perspectives of these artists while emphasizing the ongoing presence and vitality of Indigenous peoples in our region. This exhibit is free for UNL students.

Modern Meets Modern
Head to the International Quilt Museum near East Campus for a special exhibit exploring what happens when today’s modern and yesterday’s modern are brought together in ways that reveal quilt-making synergies across the ages. The museum is free for UNL students – just bring your NCard.

Friday, March 11

See “The Batman” with LIFE IN LINCOLN
Each Friday evening, LIFE IN LINCOLN designates a space for UNL students to enjoy a nearby activity or tour to sample and learn about the local Lincoln culture, neighborhoods and people. This week's activity is going to see "The Batman" at the Lincoln Grand Cinema downtown. Meet at The Crib in the Nebraska Union at 6:30 p.m. and the assembled group will walk together to the theater.

March 11-13

Husker Baseball vs. Long Beach State
You have three chances to catch a baseball game at Haymarket Park. See the Huskers take on Long Beach State in this exciting game series. Find tickets.

March 11–20

Films at The Ross
Enjoy a film at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center to expose yourself to new varieties of cinema and take in their art. Two films will be screening during Spring Break: "Flee" and "Mothering Sunday." Thursday, March 17 is the once-a-month Student Night, so show your NCard for $1 tickets, popcorn and drinks.

March 12 & 19

Public Skate at the Ice Box
Each Saturday you can skate at the Ice Box, the ice rink located north of the Devaney Center on Nebraska Innovation Campus. Skating is open from 1 to 3 p.m. and cost is $5 per person (includes skate rental).

Saturday, March 12

The Fab Four
From appearances at the Hollywood Bowl to their Emmy Award-winning PBS broadcast, The Fab Four have been lauded as the best Beatles tribute ever. After a sold-out Lied performance in 2015, experience The Fab Four’s return to Lincoln with note-for-note performances of “Yesterday,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude” live in concert at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Wednesday, March 16

Husker Women’s Tennis vs. Texas Tech
Catch this 11 a.m. midday match at the Sid and Hazel Dillion Tennis Center. Free to attend.

March 17–20

This Mortal Life Also
Produced by Angels Theatre Company and performed at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, this new production is based on a true story. Renowned theologian and pacifist Dietrich Bonhoeffer is drawn into a web of lies and deceit as a double agent in World War II Germany. His efforts to maintain his integrity while fighting against National Socialism create a landscape of secrets, broken promises, fierce love and dangerous alliances.

Friday, March 18

LIFE IN LINCOLN: A Night at Lincoln Stars Hockey
Now's your chance to watch a Lincoln Stars hockey game for free. This event is limited to the first 100 UNL students who sign up, so RSVP to reserve your spot now. Remind your friends to RSVP too, as students can sit together in groups of up to 8 people.

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
These world-renowned ukulele superstars return to the Lied Center with their toe-tapping music, hilarious banter, and sheer superlative entertainment. With fans ranging from the Queen of England to David Bowie and beyond, they are masters of the unexpected, known for re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical favorites and uncovering quirky versions of rock covers.

Saturday, March 19

Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Goes to Hollywood
Relax and enjoy a night of movie music at the Lied Center, performed live by Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. Your favorite melodies from the big screen will come to life as the orchestra performs music from iconic films. In addition to favorites like E.T., Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, come celebrate classics like The Pink Panther and Lawrence of Arabia.

Sunday, March 20

Husker Women’s Tennis vs. Ohio State
Sit back, relax and catch a great match from the women's tennis team at 10 a.m. at the Sid and Hazel Dillion Tennis Center. Free to attend.

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