A celebration of the Baha'i faith's founder's 200th birthday will take place in Lincoln this weekend.

Saturday, there will be dinner and live musical performances at The Space, 5900 S. 58th St., Suite H, at 6 p.m.

Sunday, a slideshow and film about founder Baha'u'llah's life will be presented at the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St., at 4 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public. 

"We hope these events will be an occasion for all Lincoln residents to reflect on how they can build unity and understanding among people of diverse races, religions and nationalities — Baha'u'llah’s fundamental teaching," said Brian Lepard, Lincoln Baha'i public-information officer. 

Baha'u'llah was born in Persia in 1817. His son, Abdu'l-Baha, visited Lincoln in 1912 while on tour in the U.S.

About 80 Baha'is live in Lincoln, according to a release.

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Susan Minichiello is weekend editor.

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