Lied Center for Performing Arts

Lied Center for Performing Arts

A Thursday night in Lincoln, Nebraska can offer any number of special events. At least that was our experience this past week. We visited the Haymarket District to experience the remarkable rejuvenation of this former warehouse area, and find a place for dinner. Lots of choices. We selected Buzzard Billy’s where we shared an appetizer and chicken tchoupitoulas entree which I washed down with Nebraska Brewing Nut Brown Ale and Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat Oatmeal Stout. Lincoln supports the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers with knickknacks of every kind — from dozens of different mugs and shot glasses to racks and racks of adult and children’s clothing. We attended a performance of “How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying” by the Capitol Steps at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. A cast of five and pianist entertained us with their short political skits followed by a parody of a well-known song. We were also awed by a long spoonerism spoof. The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ silver anniversary programming attracted an audience of about two thousand comfortable with University programming. Just down the street at the year-old Pinnacle Bank Arena some 14,000 music fans thronged to hear a performance by Pearl Jam. Who would have thought Lincoln, Nebraska offered so many choices on a Thursday night?

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