A rundown of entertainment in North Platte and Lincoln County:
Prairie Arts Center, (416 N. Jeffers) — Western art by Rachel Brownlee of Rushville. Also, Artist Karrie Steely’s oil and pastel creations on metal pieces from land in south central Nebraska. Her exhibit is called Prairie on Found Metal. And, the Sheldon Statewide Exhibition opens Oct. 4. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. No charge.
Golden Ticket Cinemas, District 177 Mall (1000 S. Dewey) – Where the Crawdads Sing, Pearl, The Woman King, See How They Run, Don’t Worry Darling, It., Bros, Smile, Greatest Beer Run Ever and The Lost Boys. Subject to change.
Thursday, Sept. 29
North Platte Visitors Center (101 Halligan Dr) — Beat on the Patio. Live music by George Lauby and John Martin. Bring a lawn chair. 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30
North Platte Public Library (120 W. 4th) — Bones of Paradise: A Novel Examined. Jonis Agee, author of the 2022 One Book, One Nebraska novel will discuss how she wrote Bones of Paradise. Call (308) 530-8036 Ext. 3320 to reserve a seat. Noon-1 p.m.
Prairie Arts Center, (416 N. Jeffers) — Live artist demonstration by Steve Mawson. Mawson, an artist from Lincoln, will show how he makes wooden bowls inspired by the Native American tribes of the southwest. Free. Noon-2 p.m.
North Platte High School (1200 W. 2nd) — Bulldog Backyard BBQ. Sample food and help decide who wins the annual barbecue competition before the Bulldogs play No. 1-ranked Omaha Westside. $10. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe continues for second weekend. $18 in advance. $20 at the door. 7:30 p.m.
Longhorn Bar (830 1st, Sutherland) — Live music by Kyle Sayler. 9-11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Cody Park (1601 N. Jeffers) — Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 8-10 p.m.
District 177 (1000 S. Dewey) — Original Farmer’s Market, south of Ashley Furniture. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Maxwell Gun Club (8216 S. Gun Club Rd, Maxwell) — Ducks Unlimited Kids Day. Free. Register on North Platte Ducks Unlimited Facebook page. 10 a.m.-Noon.
Buffalo Bill Scout Rest Ranch (2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd) — Dusty Trails Pumpkin Fest at the Cody’s with horseback riding, wagon rides, petting zoo and more. $12. Ages 2 and under free. Noon-6 p.m.
Haunted Driveway (3020 W. 6th) — Halloween display with live haunters opens to raise money for the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation. 5-10 p.m.
Pals Brewing Company (4520 S. Buffalo Bill) — Live music by the Platinum Pearls. 6-10 p.m.
North Platte Senior Center (901 E. 10th) — Bingo. 6-10 p.m.
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe continues. 7:30 p.m.
Another Round Sports Bar & Grill (1008 W. 18th) — Karaoke. 9 p.m.-Midnight.
Sunday, Oct. 2
North Platte Rec Center (1300 McDonald) — Autumn River Run Half-Marathon and 5K. 7:45 p.m.
Buffalo Bill Scout Rest Ranch (2921 Scouts Rest Ranch Rd) — Dusty Trails Pumpkin Fest continues.12-6 p.m.
Fox Theater (5th & Bailey) — The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe final performance. 2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 3
Maxwell Town Hall (108 S. Pine, Maxwell) — Bingo. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Prairie Arts Center, (416 N. Jeffers) — The Sheldon Statewide Exhibition, a collection of works from the Sheldon Museum of Art at the Univ. of Nebraska, opens in the main gallery. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
North Platte Senior Center (901 E. 10th) — Dance with Ray Mullen. $8. 7-10 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 6
KNOP-TV Station (402 S. Dewey) — North Platte Pet Pantry Food Drive. 4-7 p.m.
Brittenham Park, Maxwell — Outdoor movie night, showing of Hocus Pocus 2. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7
First National Bank of Omaha (201 N. Dewey) — Chili Cook-off to benefit the Mid-Plains United Way. $10. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Homestead Pumpkin Patch (6459 S. Homestead Rd) — Homestead Pumpkin Patch opens. 2-8 p.m.
Cornerstone Church (1620 W. 4th) — The Gospel Corner, an afternoon of southern Gospel. Call (308) 660-7153 to reserve a seat. 2-3:30 p.m.
Pals Brewing Company (4520 S. Buffalo Bill) — Husktoberfest. A German Oktoberfest-themed tailgate party before Nebraska’s game against Rutgers. 3-10 p.m.
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