5 Things to Do in Nebraska City May 2018

Nebraska City really blooms in May! We’ve gathered our list of 5 Things to Do in Nebraska City and added a bonus for the Memorial Day Weekend! Art, interesting conversations, important remembrances, music, and, of course, food – mark your calendars now and we’ll see you here in Nebraska City.

Sustainability, Art and YOU

Artist Bug Davidson, an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, leads a discussion on contemporary art and sustainability followed by a survey on your personal thoughts and habits around the subject. All this while enjoying our first Spring Harvest Farm to Table meal of the season.

When: Sunday, May 6, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where: Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, 2018 6th Ave, 68410


Tickets: $30 includes Farm to Table five course meal. Reservations requested by May 4.

Carole J. Bufford – Fearless Females of the 1960s | Dessert Special

Stretching the city limits south to Brownville, enjoy an evening of cabaret music performed by Carole J Bufford as part of their 2018 concert series. Guests of Whispering Pines can show their tickets and be treated to after-show desserts delivered to their room.

Bufford is one of cabaret’s brightest rising stars, with a distinctive, bluesy voice and a flair for the theatrical. Her new set, devoted to songstresses of the 1960s, features tunes associated with such era definers as Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King, Lesley Gore, Dionne Warwick and Shirley Bassey.

When: Friday, May 11 7:30pm; Saturday, May 12 7:30pm; Sunday May 13 2:00pm

Where: Brownville Concert Hall, 160 Atlantic, Brownville, 68321

Website: Brownville Concert Series

Tickets: $16-25 varies by show date

Book your stay at Whispering Pines and enjoy dessert following the show.

When: Friday, May 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, 2018 6th Ave, 68410


Tickets: Complementary for show ticket holders

Spring Tea 2018

Celebrate Spring and Mother’s Day at Whispering Pine’s Spring Tea. Bring your appetite for an afternoon of tasty cakes, dainty sandwiches, and assorted sweets served with a variety of exquisite teas in unique, antique teacups. Special discounted rates for youth under 12 and overnight guests.

When: Sunday, May13, seatings at 12:00pm and 2:00pm

Where: Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, 2018 6th Ave, 68410


Tickets: $22 adults; $17 overnight guests; $10 youth under 12

KHN’s Third Thursday Artist Talk – A Little Birdie Told Me

A Little Birdie Told Me – Works by Michael Villarreal will be on display at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts gallery from April 16 through June 1, 2018.  Artist Michael Villarreal will present a gallery talk coinciding with KHN’s Third Thursday Artist Talk Event. The evening also features open studio time with the other artists-in-residence.

A Little Birdie Told Me presents a body of work created from materials known for the construction of houses. Integrating materials such as insulation foam, wood, and paint, Villarreal creates sculptures to resemble the components that make up a house in order to reference memory, time, place, and self.

When: Thursday, May 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Where: Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Gallery, 801 Third Corso, 68410


Tickets: Free

Dinner and Song with Kray van Kirk

Join us for a Farm to Table 4-course meal followed by an intimate house concert with singer/songwriter Kray van Kirk. His connection with those who come to spend an evening with his exceptional fingerstyle guitar and storied lyrics led the Borderline Folk Club in New York to write that Van Kirk was “what every singer-songwriter should aspire to.”

Reservations requested by May 14.

When: Friday, May 18, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast, 2018 6th Ave, 68410


Tickets: $25 dinner with additional suggested musician donation; Concert only tickets on space available basis.

WWI Exhibit at the Arbor Lodge Mansion

Arbor Lodge Mansion is host to a special display featuring vintage American flags from the Arbor Lodge collection during the Memorial Day Weekend. The flags will be displayed throughout the mansion where you’ll also discover exhibits honoring Morton family and local WWI veterans and commemorating events of 1918.

Mansion hours: Saturday, May 26 9:00am-5:00pm; Sunday, May 27 11:00am-5:00pm; Monday, May 28 9:00am-5:00pm

Where: Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, 2600 Arbor Ave 68410


Tickets: $8 admission to mansion; $6 children 3-12; Free for park grounds only.