Your guide to this week's can't-miss activities | March 14-21

Friday, March 12, 2021 Your guide to this week's can't-miss activities | March 14-21

University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Outdoor Adventures Center is hosting Van Dorn Intro to Mountain Biking on March 16, 2021.

COVID-19 Safety: For in-person events, students should be prepared to show their “Access Granted” status in the Safer Community app as part of the check-in process. Each person must wear a face covering and appropriate physical distancing is required throughout the event. Hand sanitizer is available. You should not attend an in-person event if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.


March Madness Basketball Pick’em

March 15  |  5 p.m.  |  Campus Recreation Center

Place your picks for each week of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament and see if you’re a winner. Picks are due each Saturday by 11 a.m. Register for this FREE event in the Intramural Sports office at the Campus Recreation Center.

Dish It Up – 2021 Virtual Edition

March 16  |  12 to 1 p.m.  |  Zoom

Join a lively weekly discussion about current and hot topics affecting students’ lives, the campus, and society in the United States and globally. Dish It Up is a safe space for students, staff, and faculty to share their personal views, engage in civil discussion, and learn from others.

REACH Session for Students

March 16  |  1 to 2:30 p.m.  |  Nebraska Union Heritage Room

All UNL students are invited to attend the REACH Suicide Prevention Training. Participants who attend REACH will gain confidence to help others: recognize warning signs, engage with empathy, ask directly about suicide, communicate hope and help suicidal individuals access care and treatment.

Van Dorn Intro to Mountain Biking

March 16  |  4 to 7 p.m.  |  Outdoor Adventures Center

If you love spending time on the trails and want to take your biking to the next level, this is the trip for you. OAC staff will teach you the basics of mountain biking– to “shred it” at local biking spots– no prior experience is required. Located only four miles from UNL, this park features a 1.5 mile loop of fast and smooth single-tract mountain bike trails. With optional technical features it is the perfect spot for beginners and people who want to take their biking to the next level.

Shamrock Shakin’ It

March 16  |  8:30 to 9:20 p.m.  |  Campus Recreation Center Fitness Room

Shake and shimmy your way to this St. Patrick’s Day-themed MixxedFit class. Wear green and get ready to move. This class is free for All-Class Pass holders. $10 for non-pass holders. If you wish to attend and are not a pass holder, contact Annalisa Mazza at to register. Fees may apply.

Assertiveness Skills

March 17  |  3 to 4:30 p.m.  |  Zoom

An introduction to assertiveness skills for students, this drop-in session will help participants learn how to stand their ground and speak their piece. Attendees will learn about passive, aggressive and assertive communication styles. Review individual ‘assertive rights,’ which may help in finding a middle path toward balancing personal rights with those of others.

Michael Londra and The Celtic Fire

March 16 and 17  |  7:30 p.m.  |  Lied Center for Performing Arts

Irish singing sensation Michael Londra and his dazzling cast of “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” alums perform a lively evening of traditional Irish music and step dancing. Backed by an ensemble of Ireland’s finest musicians, Michael Londra and the Celtic Fire promise an electric St. Patrick’s Day celebration straight from the heart of the Emerald Isle. Included in the spectacular cast is Trent Kowalik, who at 13 years old won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the title role in “Billy Elliot the Musical.” In-person and virtual tickets are available for this show.

Genealogy over Lunch: Food and Family History

March 18  |  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  |  Zoom

For a change of pace, Tom McFarland and Joan Barnes will kick off a discussion about food and its place in expressing family culture and traditions. Please bring your memories and recipes to share during the discussion. Genealogy over Lunch is a University Libraries’ group designed to help individuals explore and organize family history, which meets every third Thursday of the month. The group welcomes all faculty, staff and students. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Huskers Abroad 101

March 18  |  2 p.m.  |  Virtual

Attend a Huskers Abroad 101 session to take the first step toward going abroad. This session will cover researching program options, selecting a program, funding and the timeline for the process.

Thursday Trivia: March Madness

March 18  |  4 to 5 p.m.  |  Zoom

Jump into a free bi-weekly virtual trivia game hosted by Nebraska Unions and Intramural Sports. This week’s theme is March Madness.

RHA Movie Trivia Night

March 18  |  7 to 9 p.m.  |  Zoom

You could win up to $500 of customizable prizes, including a GoPro, at the upcoming RHA Movie Trivia Night. Advocacy and Residential Enhancement Committee from RHA is hosting a movie trivia night. There will be five different rounds, each harder than the last, and all of the questions will be about different movies.


March 20  |  2 to 11:55 p.m.  |  Cook Pavilion and Zoom

HuskerThon is a 13.1 hour “Dance Marathon” where UNL students and kids who have been treated at Children’s Hospital come together to celebrate the money they have raised and dance the night away. HuskerThon will integrate dancing, live acts such as a children’s talent show, crafts and activities for all ages, and even shaving heads for the kids to give families and children affected to have a day without the worries associated with their numerous stays in the hospital.

Dino-Light: A Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure

March 21  |  1:30 p.m.  |  Lied Center for Performing Arts

Dino-Light is a glow-in-the-dark adventure that brings a friendly dinosaur to life to discover a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness. Recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant, Dino-Light blends cutting-edge puppetry, technology and dance in a show fun for all ages. In-person and virtual tickets are available for this event.

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