This weekend, enjoy some tasty ribs and check out some great music on the cheap. You could even head to the Midlands Pirate Festival and pretend to be Captain Kidd. There’s only two full days till it’s Monday again, so use them well.


Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets

Today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Sample some of the best barbecue you can get your paws on and jam out to some live music.

Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 N. 62 St.

Art, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m.

Art, free; music, $5

If you haven’t been to Sweatshop yet, you’re seriously missing out. Stop by early and check out the closing reception for 101 Damnations, J.J. Carroll’s show. A rock show featuring Salted, Dumb Beach and Worried Mothers will follow.


Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd Street and Highway 370, Papillion

1 to 6 p.m. for general admission

$40, $10 for designated driver

Zipline, 4 Hands, Upstream and many more Midwestern brewing companies and brewers from across the country will have their brews available for you to sample. There will be plenty of live music, too.

Saddle Creek Shop, 721 N. 14th St.

3 p.m.


Want to see a totally cool acoustic show? Head to the Saddle Creek Shop, where some of your favorite Saddle Creek musicians, including Orenda Fink of Azure Ray and Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds, will be playing acoustic tunes from the ’60s.


Roja Mexican Grill, 1212 Harney St.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Roja Mexican Grill will be throwing nearly 2,000 green chiles on the grill. Buy some in bulk or eat items off their special Hatch chile menu.

Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., Papillion

Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

$10 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 12, children 2 and younger are free.

Head back in time at this wacky festival, dedicated to pirates. There will be fire stunts, swords and plenty of swashbuckling buccaneers.

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