This weekend, Omaha will be overrun with Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders, in town for their annual meeting. Your options: grin and bear the crowds and head out to take advantage of a number of awesome events, or sit at home and hide out until Sunday. We hope you make the right choice.
Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dundee Gallery, 4916 Underwood Ave.
Renowned jewelers head to Dundee Gallery to present their work all weekend. Hang out and meet a few of the artists. Be sure to bring a little extra cash and spend some money on a quality piece of jewelry.
Starts at 4 p.m.
Assorted locations around Benson
Participate in a mass bike ride in celebration of National Bike Month, then head to one of at least nine businesses offering discounted drinks and treats. Bring your bike, and a number of businesses will give you an additional discount. Of course, it wouldn't be First Friday without the art. Visit Sweatshop Gallery, Petshop, Paperdoll and many more Benson businesses who will be featuring the work of local artists as well as musical performances.
Friday through Sunday; parade on Saturday at 10 a.m ; fiesta on Saturday and Sunday
South 24th Street between L and P Streets
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the right way with a parade along 24th Street at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Continue the weekend at the fiesta with live entertainment, a tortilla throwing contest and authentic Mexican food.
Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St.
Hot Shops will be open wide for you to check out. The art center will be holding art demonstrations and live music; many of the artists will open up their studios so you can take a peek inside. If you've never been to Hot Shops before, now is the time.
Sunday, 9 p.m.
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
Illinois-based hard rockers Three Years Hollow play a cheap show at The Waiting Room. They recently collaborated with Clint Lowery of Sevendust and have shared the stage with Papa Roach, Chevelle and Puddle of Mudd, to mention a few. If you're into this kind of music, this is definitely a score.