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Film Review The Lego Batman Movie (copy)

Marcus Theatres presents “LEGO Batman” as part of its Kids Dream Winter Film Series. Showings are 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday at Grand and Edgewood Cinemas.

The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 1:


Kids Dream Winter Film Series — "The LEGO Batman Movie," 10 a.m. Friday-Sunday, Lincoln Grand Cinema, 1101 P St. and Edgewood Cinema, 5220 S. 56th St. Admission: $3. Special prices on popcorn and beverages.

Barnes & Noble storytime — 11-11:30 a.m., SouthPointe Barnes & Noble.

Free movie night — "Cars 3," meal (hot dogs, chips, carrots, ice cream) at 5:45 followed by movie at 6:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran School, 1200 N. 56th St. Free meal and movie. Everyone welcome.

Villa Marie annual benefit dance event — 7:30-10:30 p.m., Pla Mor Ballroom, 6600 West O St. Music by Bobby Layne and His Orchestra and raffle, silent auction, potato bar. Fundraiser for Villa Marie Home and School for Exceptional Children. Family friendly event. Tickets at door: $20/adults, $15/college age, $20/school age and 6 and younger/free.


Bilingual story time — 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.

Storytime for Families — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St.

Children's storytime -- 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5150 O St. and SouthPointe Pavilions locations. Book: "Fancy Nancy: Oodles of Kittens."

"Snowflake Secrets" — Learn about snowflakes and create one to take home, 2-3 p.m., Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, 2600 Arbor Ave. Information: 402-873-8717.


Storytimes for Families — 1-1:30 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St.; 4-4:30 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.


Library storytimes — Baby: 10 a.m., Gere Branch; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley Branch. Toddler: 10:30 a.m., Anderson Branch. Preschool: 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch.


Library storytimes — Toddler: 10, 10:35 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch; 10:30 a.m., Bethany Branch. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., South Branch; 10:30, 11 a.m., Walt Branch; 7 p.m., Eiseley Branch. Wee Workouts (preschool): 10:30 a.m., Eiseley Branch.

Children's storytime —10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Book: "Cinders, A Chicken Cinderella."


Rise and Shine! Early Morning Lunar Eclipse Viewing -- 5-6:52 a.m., Homestead National Monument of America, Heritage Center, Beatrice. Dress for the weather and bring extra layers or a blanket. Free.

Library storytimes — Baby: 10 a.m., Gere Branch. Toddler: 10:35  a.m., Eiseley and Gere branches. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Anderson, Eiseley, South and Walt branches.


Library storytimes — Baby: 10:30 a.m., Walt Branch; 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch. Toddler: 10 and 10:35 a.m., Gere Branch; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley Branch. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Bethany and Eiseley branches.

Pop-in Storytime — "Lions & Tigers & Bears," 4-4:30 p.m., University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St.

Free Thursday Night admission -- 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays in February, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St.

Shows and exhibits

"A Geek Tragedy" — S.T.A.G.E. Student Theatre musical comedy, 7 p.m. Jan. 27; 2 p.m. Jan. 28, St. Teresa Church, Kaczmarek Hall, 735 S. 36th St. Tickets: $10/adults, $8/students at

"The Meaning of Maggie" world premiere — Jan. 26-Feb. 11, The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St., Omaha. For dates, times and tickets: 402-345-4849 or

"Peter and the Starcatcher" -- Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-3, 8-10 and 2 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, McDonald Theatre, Elder Memorial Speech and Theatre Center, 51st Street and Huntington Avenue.  402-465-2384 or

Planetarium astronomy shows — "Firefall" 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. "Solar Superstorms" noon Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; "Big Red Sky Tour," 1 p.m. Saturdays. University of Nebraska Museum of Natural History, Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets. 402-472-2641.

Hyde Observatory shows — 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Hyde Observatory, Holmes Lake. Free. Reservations available for Monday-Thursday nights. 402-441-7094.

Arctic Wonderland -- daily through April 8, Omaha Children's Museum, 500 S. 20th St., Omaha. Information:

Coming up

First Friday Family Night -- 5-7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. Theme: Paw Patrol. Regular admission.

Reading with Domesti-PUPS -- 10-11 a.m. Feb. 3, Live 360 Community Studio, Gateway Mall, 6100 O St. Free.

Dinosaurs and Disasters — 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 3, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Family event. Learn Earth's history, animals and their environments past and present, travel through time in the Antarctic Time Machine and bring your rocks and fossils to be identified. Regular museum admission.

Abendmusik Presents: Sing Around Nebraska -- a Children's Choir Festival concert, 3 p.m., First-Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. Freewill offering.

Owl Prowl -- guided hike along Tree House Trail, learn calls of the wild, see what the owl had for lunch and a make-and-take craft, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and 10, Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, 2600 Arbor Drive, Nebraska City. Regular admission. 402-873-8717.

Lincoln Public Schools Spelling Bee -- 8:30-10:30 a.m. (doors open at 7:45 a.m.) Feb. 10, Culler Middle School, 5201 Vine St. Open to students in grades 5-8. Free.

Children's storytime and book signing -- with Carole Levin, 4-5 p.m. Feb. 10, Francie & Finch Bookshop, 130 S. 13th St. Levin is author of "The Secret History of How England & Elizabeth I Defeated the Spanish Armada."

Westminster Drama Camp 2018 -- for grades kindergarten through six, "The Little Mermaid," 9 a.m. March 12 to 5 p.m. March 17, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Register at

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