“Reece Crawford: Visions of a Community” opens Tuesday at the Museum on Nebraska Art in Kearney. From the late 1980s to the mid ‘90s, self-taught artist Reece Crawford awoke to “visions” of the people in her North Omaha community and felt compelled to make small sculptures of them. Created over the span of a few short years, the resulting vibrant, colorful, animated works are an ode to the artist’s “hood,” as she called it.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Catherine Fosket Children’s Theatre production set for Jan. 25 through 27 at the Liederkranz, First and Walnut streets.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The performance will include two one-act plays: “Appropriate Audience Behavior” by Ian McWethy and “Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit” by Jonathan Rand.

“Appropriate Audience Behavior” is the story of Carol and Ashley, who are expecting a tale of woe as they take their seats to watch “Hamlet.” The real tragedy is they are sitting next to the world’s noisiest weirdos. The audience takes the spotlight as everyone from a cough drop obsessive to a guy watching the play like a football game, steals the show from the Shakespearean masterpiece.

“Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit” is a story of the fairy tale criminal justice system. The characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate, yet equally ridiculous groups, the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

The cast includes children from third through eighth grade.

Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults; free for children 3 and younger. They are available at Ace Hardware and the Liederkranz and will also be available at the door.

Angie Liske, Coree Sattley and Steven Gobel are the drama directors, Larry Cast is business manager and Jeannee Mueller Fossberg is the producer.

The Catherine Foskett Liederkranz Children’s Theatre is named after the late Catherine Foskett, a retired teacher who directed the first children’s theater at the Liederkranz in 1990. Foskett was also heavily involved in the Grand Island Little Theatre and the Grand Island Parks and Rec Department’s summer children’s theater production. After her death in 1994, her family requested the children’s theater production at the Liederkranz continue in her honor. Proceeds from this annual production are used to fund a scholarship established in her name.

If you have any questions, contact Fossberg at (308) 379-2015, Liske at (308) 940-1365 or the Liederkranz at (308) 382-9337.

Stuhr Museum to host Pub Night on Jan. 25

Stuhr Museum will host its annual Pub Night from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the museum;.

You won’t need a secret password to get into this event, filled with games of chance, drinks that have stood the test of time and the a lot of atmosphere. The event includes a number of different games that have a historical basis in the area.

Some games will be familiar but have a historic twist, other games have faded into memory, but all are welcome to give them a try. Since no money is changing hands, “Pub Night” is a low-pressure, fun way to learn and have a great time with friends.

Games this year include: roulette (period rules); faro; blackjack (period and modern rules); 1890s’ rules poker and many others

Due to the nature of this event, only those 21 and older will be admitted. The cost is $8 for non members and free for Stuhr Museum members. A cash bar and light snacks will be available.

For more information, call (308) 385-5316 or log onto

Barbershop quartet to perform in Albion

ALBION — Fever!, a lady’s barbershop quartet from Lincoln, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the performance gym at Boone Central High School.

Members of the quartet, which is affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, are LeRee Eckman, tenor; Annette Wallace, lead; Karen Randall, baritone; and Stacie Traux, bass.

Sponsored by the Albion Area Arts Council, admission for nonmembers is $15 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, call Paul and Lori Hosford at (402) 395-6727.

Gaming group to host Scrabble night

Scrabble Game Night is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Primrose Assisted Living, Capital Avenue and North Road.

The group usually meets the third Monday of each month. All Scrabble players are welcome; bring a board if you have one. There is no registration required and there is no fee to play.

For more information, call La Vonne at (308) 382-2663.

Wood River choir plans Easter cantata

WOOD RIVER — The Wood River Area Community Choir, now in its 17th year, is getting ready for its annual Easter cantata to be presented on Palm Sunday.

An organizational meeting and practice are planned for 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wood River. The cantata will be presented at 2:30 p.m. April 14 at the church.

Solos and small group experiences will be offered.

The goal of the choir is have a nucleus of 10 to 15 singers from the Wood River Area in each singing range: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. In the past years the choir has had singers from other communities such as Grand Island, Campbell, Cairo, Farwell, Gibbon, Kenesaw, Hastings, Ravenna, Roseland and Shelton as well as Wood River. This is a non-audition choir and all voices are welcome. Practices will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s. The time is subject to change as to the wants and needs of the choir.

The choir is under the direction of Vincent Boudreau. For more information, call him at (308) 583-2961.

‘Reece Crawford’ exhibit opens Jan. 22 at MONA

KEARNEY — “Reece Crawford: Visions of a Community” is set to open Tuesday at the Museum on Nebraska Art in Kearney.

From the late 1980s to the mid ‘90s, self-taught artist Reece Crawford awoke to “visions” of the people in her North Omaha community and felt compelled to make small sculptures of them. Created over the span of a few short years, the resulting vibrant, colorful, animated works are an ode to the artist’s “hood,” as she called it.

Crawford found inspiration from African and American history as well as her imagination. This exhibition brings together 18 of her works from the MONA collection, including recent gifts by long-time friend and art associate, Judith Shepard.

The exhibit will remain on display through April 7.

The Museum of Nebraska Art, 2401 Central Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; it is closed Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge.

The Museum of Nebraska Art celebrates the history of Nebraska’s visual art for diverse audiences.

For more information, call (308) 865-8559.

Lincoln Playhouse adds weekday matinée to Bombeck schedule

LINCOLN — The Lincoln Community Playhouse has added at weekday matinée to the schedule for “Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End,” which opens this weekend.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18-21 and Feb. 1-3, and 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St.

A comic look at one of the country’s most beloved voices, Erma Bombeck who captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Discover the story behind the great American humorist who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all — the truth.

General admission tickets are $15 and may be reserved at or by calling the box office at (402) 489-7529 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This week at the Grand ...

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is showing this weekend at the Grand Theatre, 316 W. Third St. Showtimes are 7:15 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube. Rated PG.

Admission is $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger. For more information call (308) 381-2667 or visit

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