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Ten Ways to Do Valentine's Day 2020 Downtown

Looking for the perfect Valentine's date night? Check out our list of unique date night events happening DOWNTOWN on February 14 to make it an unforgettable evening!


Lincoln Exposed

5 PM - 2 AM | The Zoo Bar, Duffy's Tavern, 1867, and Bodega's Alley

Join us for the 15th Anniversary celebrating Lincoln's incredible music scene. 115 Bands over 4 days.

Performing Friday:

5-5:40 - Shithook
6-6:40 - Jack Hotel
7-7:40 - Tupelo Springfield
8-8:40 - Eddy Mink
9-9:40 - Moore Brothers Band
10-10:40 - 23rd Vibration
11-11:40 - The Said Mantics
12-12:40 - Pure Brown
1-1:40 - MrMc$

6:40-7:20 - The Zooeys
7:40-8:20 - Body Garden
8:40-9:20 - Charlie Burton and Or What
9:40-10:20 - Gabe Nelson w/ Pants
10:40-11:20 - Thirst Things First
11:40-12:20 - Alter Kings
12:40-1:20 - Extra Fresh

7-7:40 - Top-Notch Defective
8-8:40 Vintage Youth
9-9:40 - Laughing Falcon
10-10:40 - Gerardo Meza and the Dead of Night
11-11:40 - Could Be Cursed
12-12:40 - FREAKABOUT
1-1:40 - möbius

1867 BAR
6:40-7:20 - Nissa & THE SNOW FLEAS
7:40 - 8:20 - Slow, Pioneers
8:40-9:20 - Bolzen Beer Band
9:40-10:20 - Her Flyaway Manner
10:40-11:20 - Hangin' Cowboys
11:40-12:20 - Stonebelly
12:40 - 1:20 - Cynge

Buy a day pass just for Friday night, or a festival pass for FOUR DAYS of music! 

Day Passes
Wednesday & Thursday - $8 per day
Friday & Sat - $10 per day

Festival Pass - $25

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Love Your Beer at the Happy Raven

3 PM - 1 AM | The Happy Raven, 122 N 11th Steet

Stop in, have a beer, and write a valentine to your favorite beer or brewery. We know what really has your heart.

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Elliot Moss at the Bourbon

7 PM | Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O Street

In an interview from 2017, a 23-year-old Elliot Moss told Billboard he liked to work “after the world’s gone to bed.” On A Change in Diet, his second full-length album, the multitalented singer-songwriter gives voice to the creeping whispers of self-doubt that show up unannounced in the wee hours of the morning. Moss makes subdued electro-pop with a deceptively dark, almost despondent, bent — music that leans into the stark reality of those late-night ruminations, when the world seems dark and dreary and even the most innocuous details take on a foreboding significance. - Pitchfork

Doors: 7 p.m. || Music: 8 p.m. || All Ages
$16: Advance || $18: Day of Show
$2 Minor Fee at the Door

All tickets are GA standing room only

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Valentine's at Alchemy

7 PM | Alchemy, 140 N 8th Street

Live music with Peter Bouffard and band.

Also, choose from our dessert options cheesecake bites by Papermoon Pasteries or our made in house better than sex cake!

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Parent's Night Out! 

5 PM - 9 PM | Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P Street

Who needs a night out?

Parents do!!!

Drop your child off with our caring staff and while they enjoy a fun night-in at the museum, you can enjoy a night out!

Kids will do planned activities, museum play time, have a snack and watch a movie after hours at the museum while their parents get some much needed time for whatever is on their list!

Drop off starts at 5:00 p.m. and pickup goes until 9:00

Available for children from age 18 months - 10 years.

$20 non-member (per child)
$15 member (per child)

NEW! Add on a meal from our new Kazoo's UStop Cafe for $5! Options include a personal pizza, hot dog, dino nuggets, or Gardein tenders. Includes a drink, cookie, and chips (no chips for pizza option). Meals must be added before 3 p.m. the day of the program.

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Cheap Date Comedy Show

7 PM - 10 PM | The Rabbit Hole Bakery, 800 Q Street

A great way to celebrate Valentine's Day whether solo or with ones you love! Betsy Miller brings with her a talent-packed lineup sure to have you laughing!

Josiah Johnson
Sam Bontrager
Elvin Torres
Patty Fanciullo
Jimmy Putnam
Betsy Miller

No cover, but tips are encouraged!

Special Valentine's Day treat & drink specials in store!

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Valentine's Day with Screamers

5 PM - 10 PM | Screamers Dining & Cabaret, 803 Q Street

A delicious four course meal for two featuring your choice of Rack of Lamb, New York Strip Steak, and Raspberry Salmon (regular menu also available).

Drink Specials and special Valentine's Day performances by the Screamers Singing Staff. We hope to see you there.

Please designate what time you would like your reservation to be when you reserve your place for Valentine's Day at Screamers. Reservations are on the 1/2 hour from 5 PM to 9:30 PM. 

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Valentine Wine Dinner

6 PM - 10 PM | Chez So Do, 440 S 11th Street

Four Course Meal:

Duck Breast, Arancini with Cherry Sauce Micro Greens
Paired with Domaine Pallus Chinon

Fresh Arugula and Basil Salad with Roasted Beets, Chevere, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Honey Habanero Vinaigrette
Lobster Bisque and Sourdough Roll
Paired with Domaine Lrue St. Aubin Premier Cru

Tenderloin Filet stuffed with Blue Cheese and Shrimp, Ginger Roasted Carrots and Baby Yukon Potatoes tossed with Cardamon Butter
Paired Arnot - Roberts Syrah

Mini Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Ravioli and Hazelnut Crumble
Paired with Domaine La Tour Vielle Banyuls

Tickets: $75 

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Valentine's Day at Miller Time

5 PM - 11 PM | Miller Time Pub & Grill, 333 S 13th Street

Just the two of you, we will make dinner for the night! Enjoy Valentine's Day at Miller Time Pub & Grill with an evening tailored for two. Dinner for two includes two beverages, one shared appetizer, two entrees, and dessert to share!

Prix Fixe Menu//
❤️Two Beverages: Choice of House Wine or Domestic Beer

❤️ Shared Appetizers: Select one of our favorite appetizers- Famous Fried Cheese Curds, Onion Rings, Chicken Wings, Quesadilla, Nachos, Brussel Sprouts, or Pot Stickers

❤️ Two Surf'n'Turf Entrees: 5oz Tenderloins, poached shrimp, asparagus, wild mushroom risotto, and bearnaise sauce

❤️House-made shortbread custard created by Pastry Chef Wes

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Chocolate & Beer Pairing feat. Butterfly Bakery

5 PM - 11 PM | Kinkaider Brewing Lincoln, 201 N 7th Street

Join us on Valentines Day for a chocolate and beer pairing feat. our friends at Butterfly Bakery! Guests will receive 5 paired chocolates with their beer flight. Menu to come!

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