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Mesonjixx acoustic band with Embi dancers

MesonJixx, including keyboardist/vocalist Mary Lawson and bassist Ben Merliss, perform on stage with Embi dancers Marisol Herling and Beth Jensen at last year’s “Around the World” GIRLPowR fundraiser. This year’s event is set for Thursday, Oct. 25, at the DelRay Ballroom. See details below.

Sept. 27 – CenterPointe Discovering the Future Gala

Sue Klebold, author of the New York Times bestseller “A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy,” will be the keynote speaker at the CenterPointe Discovering the Future Gala at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S. 13th St. This fundraising event supports CenterPointe’s treatment, rehabilitation, housing and crisis services. Event begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception. More details/tickets: centerpointe.org/gala.

Sept. 27 – Party with the Playhouse

Lincoln Community Playhouse will honor George Churley, Dick Terhune, Marie Muffley (posthumous), Russ’s Market and Karen Freimund Wills as Playhouse Legends at the Party with the Playhouse gala, 6-10 p.m., Lincoln Country Club, 3200 S. 24th St. The gala includes dinner, a cash bar, live auction and entertainment by Playhouse performers. Open to the public. More details: lincolnplayhouse.com or 402-489-7529.

Sept. 27-30 – Huskers Helping the Homeless

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach will team up with over 600 volunteers to accept donations on behalf of the working poor and homeless during the weekend of the Nebraska vs. Purdue football game at Memorial Stadium. Volunteers will receive donations downtown before the game and Sept. 27-30 at various locations throughout Lincoln. More details: victoria.oneil@mtko.org or 402-817-0623.

Oct. 4 – 25th Annual Okto Beerfest

Enjoy local and national craft beers, barbecue, brats, live music, a live auction and more at the 25th annual Sertoma Okto Beerfest fundraiser, 5:30-9:30 p.m., at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St. Food from local restaurants is included in the ticket price. Participants include Sportscasters, Leon's Grocery, Blue Blood Brewing and dozens more. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Nebraska State Stroke Association (www.NebraskaStroke.org), a statewide resource focused on stroke prevention and enhancing stroke survivors’ quality of life. Details/tickets: facebook.com/OktoBeerfestNebraska or call 402-472-3140.

Oct. 21 – Friends of Opera Gala

Experience “An Evening of Italian Romance” at the UNL Friends of Opera Gala, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, at the Country Club of Lincoln, 3400 S. 24th St. This benefit for UNL Opera will feature student performances and a live auction. More details/tickets: Jack Saltzman, 402-475-0768.

Oct. 25 – GIRLPowR’s Around the World Gala

This fifth annual fundraising event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the DelRay Ballroom, 817 R St. Guests are invited to enjoy ethnically influenced heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, silent and live auctions, live music and cultural performances. Business casual or cocktail reception attire encouraged. Adults only. Funds raised will help educate and empower more girls in Lincoln and around the world. Details/tickets: GIRLPowR.org.

Oct. 26 – Tails ‘N Ties annual dinner

This 32nd annual event for the Capital Humane Society (CHS) will be at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, 333 S. 13th St. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include live and silent auctions, a wine pull, pets up for adoption and inspirational animal success stoires. Proceeds benefit CHS programs. Details/tickets: CapitalHumaneSociety.org or 402-441-4488.

See additional events listed in “Local Happenings” on this website.

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