"Aesop's Foibles" — 7 p.m. Friday; also 2 pm. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday, $10 (adults); $6 (kids 6 and under); $20 (prefered reserved seating), Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln, 1233 Libra Drive. Yaal.org or 402-417-4137.
"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday, tickets: $10, students and seniors; $12, adults, Haymarket Theatre, 803 Q St. Haymarkettheatre.org or online tickets: events.ticketprinting.com/event/Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang-33207 or 402-477-2600.
"Mame” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; also 2 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th St. Lincolnplayhouse.com or 402-489-7529.
"The Day Room" — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; also 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Omni Arts Nebraska, Johnny Carson Theater, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. Liedcenter.org or 402-472-4747.
"Come on, Eileen" or "Charlie and the Barley Beer Factory" — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Florence City Hall, 2864 State St., Omaha. Florencetheater.org or 531-600-8634.
“Men On Boats” — 7:30 p.m. Friday- Saturday, May 16-18, and May 23-25; also 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and May 26, Howard Drew Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St., Omaha. Omahaplayhouse.com or 402-553-0800.
“Noah’s Ark: The Mini Musical" — 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Greenblatt and Seay’s Performance series, $10 (adults); $5 (students and seniors); $1 (kids), The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St., Avoca. Greenblattandseay.com or 402-275-3221.
Save the Date
"Leading Ladies: An Evening of Song" — 7 p.m. May 19. One night only, enjoy the leading ladies in a musical event featuring Lisa Taylor, Cris Rook, Megan Smith, Alisa Belflower, Catherine Bobst, Angelia Onuoha, Judy Anderson and Shaun Harner along with accompanist William Maltas, Tada Theatre, 701 P St., 402-438-8232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Concerts, Shows, and Events — Lincoln
Lincoln Boys Choir: “Melodies Concert” — 7 p.m. Three choirs singing a variety of light classical, foreign language and folk music. Also featuring choir alumni performing on stage to sing in the finale of “River in Judea.” Tickets: $15 (adults), $12 (students) free (children 5 and under), free (music majors with valid student ID), tickets at the door or LincolnBoysChoir.org, Rogers Center for Fine Arts, Nebraska Weslyan University, 50th and Huntington streets. Tickets: Lincolnboyschoir.org or 402-499-4446.
Swing Night Fundraiser: Lincoln Southwest High School jazz bands — 6 p.m. Doors; 6:15 p.m. Dance lessons; 7-10:30 p.m. Dance; An evening of jazz music, $7 (advance), $9 (door), $10 (tables next to the dance floor), Lincoln Southwest High Commons, 7001 S 14th St. Tickets: Mmannin@lps.org or 402-436-1306.
Dynasty Combat Sports: Spring Brawl — 7:15 p.m. Mixed Martial Arts exhibition, featuring fan-favorite Alonzo Martinez, a veteran of more than 70 Pro fights, as he puts his DC Pro Lightweight title on the line, Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Arena Drive. Pinnaclebankarena.com or 402-904-5621.
Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance series: Heartland Trio — Noon. Enjoy an afternoon of music in an outdoor setting, free, 1415 N St. Artsincorporated.org.
Tool concert — 8 p.m. Pinnacle Bank Arena, 400 Arena Drive. Pinnaclebankarena.com or 402-904-5621.
Nearby Concerts, Shows, and Events — Nearby
Nebraska Brass: Concert series — 7:30 p.m. Friday. Featuring harpist Anita Clark Jaynes, in a variety of arrangements including “Adagietto,” from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers,” from the Nutcracker. Also in the program you will hear Paquito D’Rivera’s “Vals Venezolano” and Zequinha de Avreu’s “Tico Tico,” $12 (adults), $10 (seniors), free (students and kids), Seward United Methodist Church, 1400 North Fifth St., Seward. Nb@artsincorporated.org or 402-477-7899.
Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony and Dvorak's Violin Concerto — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tchaikovsky's Cossack dance from "Mazeppa" begins the program, followed by the composer Antonin Dvorak’s spirited concerto, performed by Alexi Kenney, violinist, and conducted by Ruth Reinhardt, described by the New York Times as spellbinding, Holland Center for the Performing Arts, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.
Thornetta Davis — 7:30 p.m. Friday. Experience the soulful sounds of “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues,” a respected singer and talented songwriter, 1200 Club, Scott Recital Hall,Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.
Luke Combs concert — 7 p.m. Saturday. CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Ticketmaster.com.
#IMOMSOHARD: Mom's Night Out Round 2 — 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday. Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are the creators of the web series #IMOMSOHARD, discussing the good, the bad and the funny about motherhood, with the help of a bottle of red wine, Holland Center for the Performing Arts, 1200 Douglas St., Omaha. Ticketomaha.com or 402-345-0606.
Cher — 8 p.m. May 14. CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Ticketmaster.com.
Lied Center of the Performing Arts — 11 a.m. May 13. Patrons can purchase a Season Subscription, by ordering four or more events. Season ticket orders can be placed online at LiedCenter.org or 402-472-4747 or in person at the Lied Center Box Office, 301 N. 12th St.