Now that football season is over, the weekends might seem a bit empty.
Not to worry though, we have a list of events happening this weekend in the area to keep you and your family busy.
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Watch “Potted Potter” at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Streets, for a 70-minute condensed performance of all seven Harry Potter books. Show times are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Friday, and again on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Swim at the Kroc Center, 2825 Y St., and enjoy Inflatable Fridays every Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This will be a fun night in the pool with inflatable toys available for members and guests to use. The event is free for members and $5 to $7 for non-members.
Watch Nebraska’s top high school robotics teams compete at the 2013 Nebraska State Robotics Championship at Elkhorn Mount Michael, 22520 Mount Michael Road. The 7 p.m. event is free for all spectators.
This is the last weekend of Deathtrap at the Omaha Community Playhouse so be sure to get your tickets if you have not seen the show. Evil Dead the Musical opens 7:30 p.m. today at the playhouse. This show is intended for mature audiences so be sure to get a babysitter.
Endulge in an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at Longhorn Steakhouse, 7425 Dodge Rd, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds from this event benefit Love’s Jazz and Arts Center after school programs. The cost is $6 per person and there is a $1 discount with a can food donation.
Attend Aksarben Cinema’s Free Family Flicks at 11 a.m. This weekend’s movie is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.” Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Donations of non-perishable food items are encouraged.
Outdoor hockey is coming to Omaha for one day only at TD Ameritrade Park. The Omaha Lancers will play the Lincoln Stars followed by the UNO Mavericks facing off against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. The first game begins at 12:30 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $80 and can be bought online at Ticketmaster or at the CenturyLink Center Box Office.
Learn about the women that have rocked our world at the Durham Museum’s new exhibit ”Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power,” which opens today. Celebrate the women that have influenced and changed the history of rock and roll. The event is free for members, $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 3 to 12.
Check out the Omaha Public Library for their “Hearts and Crafts” event from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy stories about Valentines, hearts, and love. Then make your own valentine crafts and sample some tasty treats. The event will be held at the Millard Branch. Please register online because seating is limited.
Rock climbing at the UNO HPER building, 6001 Dodge St, will be open to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for children ages 5 to 14. The cost is $20 for the general public and $15 for UNO Mav Rec members. A registration form is required.
Love all that nature has to offer at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. there will be a KinderNature program for children ages 3 to 5. The cost is $5 per child and they must be accompanied by an adult.
Take the whole family out to the Ralston Arena for public skating from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and a $3 skate rental per pair.
Spring is coming to the CenturyLink Center with the Home and Garden Expo/ Lawn, Flower & Patio show. Don’t miss the home and garden event of the year. This is the last day of these events and is open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chelsea Flynn, 21, is a University of Nebraska at Omaha student interning for momaha this spring.
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