MUSIC: Ween, 8 p.m. Friday, Pinewood Bowl, Pioneers Park, 3201 S. Coddington Ave.
Alternative rock (for lack of a better term) cult band Ween will bring their eclectic offbeat mix of funk, soul, country, gospel, prog, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock to Lincoln for the first time in years, if ever.
FILM: "Wind River," various theaters
Jeremy Renner and Graham Greene star in this murder mystery on a Wyoming Indian reservation that's one of the best films of the year.
EVENT: Nebraska State Fair, through Sept. 4, 501 E. Fonner Park Road, Grand Island
The 148th state fair will feature exhibits, carnival rides, food and live entertainment, including Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap (2 p.m. Wednesday) and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (7:30 p.m. Saturday).
FOOTBALL: Nebraska vs. Arkansas State, 7 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium
Lincoln will come to life this weekend when 80,000-plus fans pour into the stadium for a BTN-televised game against the Red Wolves.
FILM: "Brigsby Bear," opens Friday, Ross Media Arts Center, 313 N. 13th St.
"Brigsby Bear Adventures" is a children's television program produced for an audience of one: James Pope. When the series abruptly ends, Pope's life changes forever as he sets out to finish the storyline himself.