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Sample Saturday for April 27th, 2013

University . . .the word brings to mind lots of images . . .but, do you think of plants, artists, and musicians? Because this weekend, this is what we associate with the word “University”. We are blessed in Lincoln to have several universities within a close distance. This provides us with lots of enrichment including art museums, vibrant music and theater groups, and even great food. You can find all of that and more in this week’s University Sample Saturday. There is Always Something To Do In This Town.

Lancaster Event Center – Spring Plant Affair

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What do plants have to do with the university? Well, the Spring Plant Affair, the midwest’s largest gardening event, is sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This sale is huge and takes lots of helping hands to put it on. It is definitely worth checking out. If you have spring fever – you can find a solution. Here it is in their words, “More than 500 different varieties of plants will be offered at the day-long plant sale, with educational talks, “Talk-abouts” and garden vendors all under the same roof. Plants are selected for regional suitability, uniqueness and demand and are provided by Bluebird Nursery, Inc. of Clarkson, NE. Gardeners will find perennials, herbs, native plants, temperennials, vines and a variety of trees and shrubs—something for everyone.”

University Place Art Festival – Between 47th & 48th on St. Paul Avenue

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Speaking of something for everyone, here is another twist on our University theme. University Place – near Wesleyan University is located at approximately 48th & St. Paul Avenues. This weekend you will find a plethora of exhibitors, artists, local businesses and musicians all in one place trying to raise awareness of University Place and the contributions UniPlace makes to the Art & Cultural environment of Lincoln. I have it on good authority that a great time to show up will be around 1:00 p.m. There will be fun performances throughout the day including music, dance, and art demonstrations. Neighborhood businesses shown in this post will have “Art Festival” sales.

Lied Center – UNL’s School of Music presents Verdi’s Requiem

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

One final benefit a great university brings to the community is performance. This one will be hard to beat. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students, but it will be worth the price – guaranteed. According to the Lied Center website, “Around 350 members of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and combined choruses will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth. ‘It’s also a piece that has not been heard in this location for a very long time, so that, in itself, makes it really extraordinary.’  The piece was last performed at UNL in 1968 in the Coliseum.”

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