Thursday Evening

Summit Fun Doesn’t Stop at 4!

"You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."

You might want to go back to your hotel room with your Chromebook and try out everything you've learned, but we think we have some better ideas! Here are a variety of things you can do around town this Thursday evening.

First Summit

Bikes, Bites & Brews

Bring your bike to Lincoln for a 13 mile (total) bike ride to nearby brewerys/restaurants. Plan on leaving from the front doors of Southwest at 5:30pm. We’ll head south to catch the Jamaica North Trail which will be followed North to Blue Blood for dinner. It’s a very short ride from there to White Elm after which we’ll connect with the Boosalis and Rock Island trails to return to Southwest. Helmets and lights required. Subject to change based on weather and trail conditions. Message Brian via twitter at @cynomyso or on hangouts at for questions or more information. Any change of plans will be announced via twitter at @gpsummit

Interested in bites and brews, but not bikes?
Meet at Blue Blood (Map | Menu) around 6:15pm.


Outside or Inside


Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Pinewood Bowl

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, "Disney's The Little Mermaid" is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea", "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Gates open at 5:30pm show begins at 8:00pm
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Last Men In Aleppo (Last Night) at Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center

Amid a recent influx of Syria-themed docs, Feras Fayyad's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, LAST MEN IN ALEPPO stands out for its rich craft and practical candor.
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2017 USA Roller Sports National Championships

The 2017 USARS National Championship will build on the success of last year’s tournament, bringing back the top competitors in five disciplines for the biggest roller sports event in the United States. Lincoln will be the host to more than 4,000 athletes, coaches and officials who will participate throughout almost a month of competition at the Speedway Sporting Village. All roller sports together as one! July 10–13 will feature Inline Freestyle Events.
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Stransky Park Summer Concert Series presents Bernardus

Concert begins at 7 p.m. — weather permitting — at Stransky Park, 17th Street & Harrison Avenue (3 blocks south of South Street). KZUMis entering its fourth year operating the concert series and this summer will mark the 14th consecutive year of live music at Stransky Park. The series continues to be free and family friendly. It aims to present some of the best music talent in our area, in one of Lincoln’s most beautiful parks. The station views the series as an opportunity to provide an accessible venue for people in the area who can’t always attend late-night concerts in bars and clubs, believing that everyone should be able to experience the rich culture and music of our area. Performers are supported in part by tips from the audience. Blankets and/or lawn chairs are encouraged. This year, food trucks and children’s activities will be present during the weekly concerts.

Meadowlark Music Festival: Ellen Jewett

Renowned violinist Ellen Jewett has performed with many of the greats including Yo Yo Ma. She will perform a recital of unaccompanied Bach and intriguing Turkish music at First Plymouth Congregational Church at 7pm.
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Free Admission to Morrill Hall

Pose with the plesiosaur and mingle with the mammoths in Morrill Hall, the University of Nebraska State Museum, for free from 4:30-8:00pm
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Summit Area


Here are some newer options in the Southwest High School area you may enjoy.