By Rachel George – Entertainment Editor
Lauritzen Garden offers free admission to the public with different holiday events each day.
Through Dec. 17: Works by UNO BFA and BA senior students from the Art and Art History department are featured in the final exhibition of the semester at the UNO Art Gallery.
Through Dec. 19: “A Senator’s Walls: A Selection of Photographs and Artifacts from the Offices of Sen. Chuck Hagel” features more than 300 items from Hagel’s offices and is on display in the UNO Criss Library.
Dec. 7: The Waiting Room will screen holiday classics Charlie Brown Christmas and Muppet Christmas Carol at 8 p.m., with no cover charge.
Dec. 8: The Queers with Kepi Ghoulie, The Riptides, Eastern Turkish and The Shidiots will play at 8 p.m. at Slowdown. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.
Dec. 9: Tquila Nightclub will host Crush Thursday with Masaris, featuring drink specials and a trip giveaway at 9 p.m. No cover 21+, $3 for 18-20.
Dec. 10: UNO’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band present the annual “Prevailing Winds” concert at 7 p.m. at Strauss Center Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, or free with UNO MavCard.
Dec. 10: UNO’s Head on Collision will host a caroling competition and holiday concert by UNO’s A Capella choir from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the UNO Thompson Alumni Center. Free admission.
Dec. 10: KANEKO premieres its block party holiday event from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring live music by The Prairie Cats and Extra Space Jazz, foot and drink by the Upstream Brewery, and a silent auction of original artwork from more than 50 of the region’s leading artists, sports tickets and more. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Dec. 11: Hot Buttered Rum Acoustic Trio with Matt Cox will play at 9 p.m. at The Waiting Room. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Dec. 11: The Benson Branch Library will host Board Silly, featuring Monopoly, Clue, Apples to Apples and more at 7 p.m. The event is 21+ with cash bar and free snacks. Attendees must pre-register online.
Dec. 12: No I’m The Pilot with Weber Band and Loup Gerou will play at 9 p.m. at The Waiting Room. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Dec. 16: Somasphere with SFS and Mitch Gettman will play at 9 p.m. at The Waiting Room. No cover charge.
Dec. 17: The Tropical Bass event featuring Kobrakyle and Brent Crampton will be at 10 p.m. at French Underground. Free admission for 21+.
Dec. 20: Saturn Moth with The LymphNode Maniacs, The Benningtons and The Dads will play at 9 p.m. at The Waiting Room. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Dec. 22: Gunk’s Murray Xmas with Kobrakyle and $pencelove will begin at 9 p.m. at The Waiting Room. Tickets are $5 or free for 21+ before 10:30 p.m.
Dec. 26: Little Brazil with Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls Are Machine Guns will play at 9 p.m. at The Waiting Room. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Dec. 27: Ladyfinger with Back When, The Answer Team and Lightning Bug will play at 9 p.m. at Slowdown. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Dec. 31: Bones Bar will host a New Year’s Eve Bash featuring Prints, The Spicy Manginas, Ragged Company and Furiosity at 8 p.m. No cover charge.