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From left to right, Emily Brooks, Dario Barbosa, Christian Cariglio and Renae Fichna share a laugh during O Comic Con at Mid-America Center on Friday, July 7, 2017, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Julia Nagy/The World-Herald)

Looking for something to do this weekend? Celebrate Omaha’s railroad history, go on a wetlands night hike or see an outdoor community theater production.

Railroad Days

It’s time for the annual summer event celebrating trains and the region’s railroad history Saturday and Sunday. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit the five participating locations: Lauritzen Gardens, the Durham Museum, RailsWest Railroad Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum and Historic General Dodge House. Trolley and bus transportation will be provided to and from each location. Tickets are available at all locations. Cost is $15 for a family pass for both days, including two adults and dependent children or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren. A $5 pass is available for one additional adult with purchase of a family pass. For more, go to omaharailroaddays.com.

O Comic Con

Celebrate comics and pop culture at this three-day convention at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way in Council Bluffs. Meet actors, artists and writers; attend panels and shop for art and merchandise. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday ; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $25 to $55, are available at ocomiccon.com.

'90s Bar Crawl

Dress up in old clothes and hear music of the 1990s during a ’90s Bar Craw Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. Start at Crescent Moon, 3578 Farnam St., for registration from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets, $25 to $30, include a souvenir cup, slap bracelet, discounted drinks and admission to six Omaha bars. For more, go to 90sbarcrawl.com.

Summer Soundfest

Nebraska Furniture Mart, 700 S. 72nd St., will host an outdoor music event Saturday in its center parking lot, featuring live music, a silent disco, beer garden and food trucks. The event is free from 5 to 9 p.m.

Summer Night Hike

Take a night hike in the wetlands and identify animals Saturday with staff from Fontenelle Forest. Participants must bring water, a flashlight or headlamp and dress appropriately. Meet at the Hitchcock Wetlands Learning Center, 695 Camp Gifford Road in Bellevue, by 8 p.m. This program is free for members or with daily admission. For more, go to fontenelleforest.org.


Papillion-La Vista Community Theatre will return to SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. in Papillion, for a production of “Hairspray,” the musical. Set in 1960s Baltimore, the show is centered around dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad and her audition on “The Corny Collins Show.” Opening weekend shows are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday . Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the outdoor show. Concessions are available; no outside food or beverages are allowed. Tickets, $10 to $18, are available at sumtur.org.

African Cultural Festival

Celebrate African culture at a free event Sunday at Stinson Park, 2232 S. 64th St. See dance and musical performances, shop from food and craft vendors and meet business and healthy vendors from noon to 8 p.m. For more, go to afromaha.com.

Kate tracks event calendars and lets readers know of upcoming things to do. Follow her on Twitter @katefmalott. Phone: 402-444-1149.

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