RING IN THE season of Oktoberfest with a visit to Gerda's this weekend.
The German restaurant and bakery at 5180 Leavenworth St. will host its 2015 festival beginning Friday at 5 p.m.
The fest will feature German food and music and five imported beers on tap.
The event will run 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Want to buy a bar? Marylebone for sale
The Marylebone Tavern is on the market.
Dan and Peggy Bosiljevac have owned the spot at 3170 Leavenworth St. since May 2011. They still love the bar, but after a series of back surgeries for Dan, it's become too much.
Dan said he hopes to sell the bar to someone who will maintain it as it has been for the last 40 years. The bar is a staple of Leavenworth Street, he said.
"To see somebody come and do something different would really hurt my feelings," he said.
Dance to Prince, Michael Jackson
1Most of us won't have to work or go to school on Monday, so celebrate the extra day off with a Michael Jackson and Prince-themed party. House of Loom, 1012 S. 0th St., hosts the Sunday event with music spun by DJs Kethro and Brent Crampton. Wear MJ and Prince garb and compete for a prize for the best dressed character at midnight. Cover for the 8 p.m. event is $5.
Jake's in Benson to hold Block Party
Jake's Cigars and Spirits hosts its ninth annual Block Party on Friday.
The event will be held on 62nd and Maple Streets and will feature live music from local groups including Twinsmith, M34n Str33t, Montee Men and others. There will be local beer, too.
Cover is $5. Visit jakescigars.com for more information.
Win Elton John tickets for a song
Show off your karaoke chops and you could walk away with a $400 pair of tickets to Elton John's Oct. 3 show at CenturyLink Center Omaha. The Verdict, 1901 Harney St., and River City Mixed Chorus will host a "Belt'n John Karaoke Night" Sept. 12. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with singing at 8:30 p.m. Fill out a registration form at rcmc.org/beltn-john, pick a song and pay $25 for a spot on stage.