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Benson First Friday Pop-up

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Benson First Friday Pop-up

  • Ted and Wally's 6023 Maple St Omaha, NE USA (map)

Dear BFFs,

Warm weather months are HERE!
...or at least they should be...


First a big shout out to our poster artist of the month: Liz Moldenhauer!

May 5th BFF is on the eve of Benson Cleanup Day! 
For those that prefer the night, BFF is offering a Clean Up Challenge!
Fill a small bag (provided) with "Micro-Trash" from the Benson streets (smaller than a fist) and return it for Jake's Gift Cards!
Bags can be found and returned at the BFF Artist Market (located on Military Ave)

In the street at Military Ave & Maple St.
20+ Artists & Vendors

** Announcing our summer street DJ Sponsor: 
Mind & Soul 101.3 FM !!! ***
Stroll the streets of Benson with a little rhythm in your step

** May is also the debut of our BFF ART BOOTH (BooFF) **
Located on-street - the BFF Art Booth is an interactive booth that will change concepts monthly. 
May 5th, Artist Laura Hopp will be transforming the booth into an Oracle Shop.
Tarot Readings & more will give audience members the feeling they are experiencing something playfully metaphysical and highly magical, a departure from the mundane world in which fast-paced America finds itself daily stepping into.

*** And also - a big shout out to our Spring Intern, Tanner Reckling! 
He'll be curating and operating 2 events monthly at various venues throughout the neighborhood!

His May events are:

@ 1912
Sculpture & Painting
@ Parlour 1887
UNO Printmaking Guild

Keep an eye out for Omaha Rollergirls skatin' the streets and at their booth in the market!
Game Day Info:
Ralston Arena
April 22, April 29, May 13, and June 17

Here are the rest of the haps:

@ PETSHOP (2727 N 62nd St)
Jeff King // you''re beautiful, and nobody cares
**Special performance in the back room by Kyle "GB" Oppold of Arliss Nancy/Drag the River - 9pm
On Display:
Derek Courtney // Sameness Without End

@ Barley Street Tavern
Spirit Fox
Virgin Mary Pistol Grip
Andrew Samson

@ Lion's Mane
Vintage Fashion

@ Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center
TGIF Yoga with Jason Rezac @ 5:30 - FREE on BFFs\

@ Lover Luxuries
Free Giveaways for everyone who comes in the store! Be sure to check out the TUNNEL OF LOVE!

@ 402 Arts Collective
Gallery Opening: Valiant Studios
402 Community Art Project : Mayday Pole

@ Ted and Wally's
Hello Ruby - Mobile Boutique

@ Omaha Bicycle Co.

@ Daisy Jones' Locker

@ Zombie Glass
Zayda's Art

@ The Little Gallery
Opening reception: Jim Pattavina: Bunnies, Flowers, Sex.

@ Tip Top Thrift Shop
Special Hours

@ The Sydney
Artist Cody Luce
Obvious Funk w/ Sean Pratt and the Sweats

@ The Benson Theatre
Tours of the Theatre

@ Star Deli
Joel Wedberg

@ Full House Bar

@ Reverb
Acid Mothers Temple at Reverb Lounge

@ Jake's Cigars
Artist Brian Andrew Coate

@ Sailor's Grave's Warlock Gallery
Artists Erik Anderson and Emma Waack
Dr Gordon-Simmet soaps
Mary Quinn's cross stitch Stitchin' Not Trippin'
& Tristan Shea Morris and Emily Piniarski with Wick and Oil soy candles

@ Waiting Room
William Elliott Whitmore with CAAMP at The Waiting Room


@ Burke's Pub
Artist Ramanda Fuelberth

@ Choice Custom Framing

Burrito Envy - Free Chips/Salsa w/ Purchase of Food or Drink
Full House Bar - $2.00 DRAWS, $7.00 PITCHERS, $4.50 JAEGER & VEGAS BOMS, $4.75 WING SPECIAL (10)
Reverb Lounge - $1 genesee cans
$1 off menu cocktails & craft and import taps
$2 domestic taps (dad beers) (4pm-7pm)
1912 - (11am-7pm) BFF Specials on the Roof
Aromas - $1 off all cupcakes and rolls after 5 pm. Use the walk-up window!
Infusion - $3 Hoptasm Double IPA pints and free food while supplies last! (3-6pm)
Mantra - (4:30-6) $6 small plates, $1 off all beer $2 off all wine and $6 house cocktails
Taita- discounted drinks and appetizers
Jane's Health Market - discounted wheatgrass and carrot shots
Pizza Shoppe - $3 whiskey shots and $1 PBRs
Jake's Cigars - $1 off tap beers
The Sydney - $1 off tap beers
Krug Park - $3.75 wells, $1 off American Tap Beers
The Beercade - 4 quarters with every draft beer
Jerry's - $5 pitchers/$4 Jameson
and more.
Benson Brewery - $3.50 Pints, $1 off wells.

Special thanks to our Sponsors
Jake's Cigars
Polecat Communications
Ted and Wallys & Localmotive Benson
Lion's Mane Vintage
Sharpened Clothing
Petshop Gallery
Mind & Soul 101.3 FM

See you there :)
� your BFF