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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

Dear BFFs,

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

SO MANY THINGS HAPPENING IN MAY:

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

** BFF CLEAN UP CHALLENGE **
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)

** The BFF ARTIST MARKET is BACK! **
5-10pm
In the street at Military Ave & Maple St.
20+ Artists & Vendors
https://www.facebook.com/BFFArtistMarket/

** Announcing our summer street DJ Sponsor: 
Mind & Soul 101.3 FM !!! ***
Stroll the streets of Benson with a little rhythm in your step
http://mindandsoul1013fm.org/
https://www.facebook.com/MindAndSoulRadio/

** 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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1898547313750422/
http://www.bensonfirstfriday.com/current-projects.html


*** 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
https://www.facebook.com/1912Benson/
&
@ Parlour 1887
UNO Printmaking Guild
https://www.facebook.com/parlour1887/


*** 
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
www.omaharollergirls.org
https://www.facebook.com/Omaha.Rollergirls/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1528814267134734/
***

Here are the rest of the haps:


@ PETSHOP (2727 N 62nd St)
Jeff King // you''re beautiful, and nobody cares
https://www.facebook.com/events/214236729076403/
&
**Special performance in the back room by Kyle "GB" Oppold of Arliss Nancy/Drag the River - 9pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq06G2vVLek
&
On Display:
Derek Courtney // Sameness Without End
https://www.facebook.com/events/346099745786093/

@ Barley Street Tavern
Spirit Fox
Virgin Mary Pistol Grip
Andrew Samson
9pm/$5/21+
https://www.facebook.com/events/614954368706210/

@ Lion's Mane
Vintage Fashion
https://www.facebook.com/LionsManeVintage/

@ Omaha Yoga and Bodywork Center
TGIF Yoga with Jason Rezac @ 5:30 - FREE on BFFs
https://www.facebook.com/omahayoga/\

@ 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
https://www.facebook.com/events/238637103232589/
&
402 Community Art Project : Mayday Pole
https://www.facebook.com/events/1743968572596056/
https://www.facebook.com/402ArtsCollective

@ Ted and Wally's
Hello Ruby - Mobile Boutique
https://www.facebook.com/hellorubytruck/
https://www.facebook.com/Ted-and-Wallys-Localmotive-Benson-191114971261060/

@ Omaha Bicycle Co.
TBA
https://www.facebook.com/events/1096206957166330/

@ Daisy Jones' Locker
TBA
https://www.facebook.com/daisyjoneslocker

@ Zombie Glass
Zayda's Art
https://www.facebook.com/events/1662959463720242/
https://www.facebook.com/zombieglass1

@ The Little Gallery
Opening reception: Jim Pattavina: Bunnies, Flowers, Sex.
https://www.facebook.com/events/778147552332651/
https://www.facebook.com/polecatcommunications

@ Tip Top Thrift Shop
Special Hours

@ The Sydney
Artist Cody Luce
Obvious Funk w/ Sean Pratt and the Sweats
https://www.facebook.com/events/210906756062050/
https://www.facebook.com/TheSydneyBar

@ The Benson Theatre
Tours of the Theatre

@ Star Deli
Joel Wedberg
https://www.facebook.com/events/1442195829135888/
https://www.facebook.com/BensonStarDeli

@ Full House Bar
Karaoke!

@ Reverb
Acid Mothers Temple at Reverb Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/events/490724164435916/
https://www.facebook.com/ReverbLoungeOmaha/

@ Jake's Cigars
Artist Brian Andrew Coate
https://www.facebook.com/jakes.cigars

@ Sailor's Grave's Warlock Gallery
Artists Erik Anderson and Emma Waack
Vendors:
Dr Gordon-Simmet soaps
www.cutiesoaps.com
Mary Quinn's cross stitch Stitchin' Not Trippin'
& Tristan Shea Morris and Emily Piniarski with Wick and Oil soy candles
https://www.facebook.com/events/1850011868657308/
https://www.facebook.com/warlockgallery/
https://www.facebook.com/sailorsgraveomaha

@ Waiting Room
William Elliott Whitmore with CAAMP at The Waiting Room
https://www.facebook.com/events/385674085164274/
https://www.facebook.com/WaitingRoomLounge/



WINDOW DISPLAYS:

@ Burke's Pub
Artist Ramanda Fuelberth
https://www.facebook.com/Bastardcat-936148496445260/

@ Choice Custom Framing
TBA



BFF HAPPY HOURS:
Burrito Envy - Free Chips/Salsa w/ Purchase of Food or Drink
https://www.facebook.com/events/212947732386078/
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
https://www.facebook.com/jakes.cigars/
&
Polecat Communications
https://www.facebook.com/polecatcommunications/
&
Ted and Wallys & Localmotive Benson
https://www.facebook.com/Ted-and-Wallys-Premium-Homemade-Ice-Cream-270695804333/
&
Lion's Mane Vintage
https://www.facebook.com/LionsManeVintage/
&
Sharpened Clothing
https://www.facebook.com/SharpenedClothing/
&
Petshop Gallery
https://www.facebook.com/bensonpetshop/
&
Mind & Soul 101.3 FM
https://www.facebook.com/MindAndSoulRadio/




See you there :)
� your BFF