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February 2nd First Friday

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - February 3 @ 5:00 pm


Leave the winter hibernation to the bears! Come out to the Benson Creative District and enjoy some unseasonably warm temperatures as you support your fav galleries, restaurants, bars and shops!Shoutout to this monthโ€™s poster artist Bart Vargas! (@bart_vargas)Thanks to Blick Art Materials for sponsoring our monthly posters! Visit Blick Art Materials for all your art supply needs!FIRST FRIDAY๐•†๐•Œ๐•‹ ๐”ธโ„•๐”ป ๐”ธ๐”น๐•†๐•Œ๐•‹!๐Ž๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: (๐Ÿ• – ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ)

๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ (2727 ๐˜• 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต)MORE OF THE SAME: A Series of Juvenile Collages and Some paintings by a Middle-Aged Man By Bart Vargasย ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐๐ฎ๐› (6117 Maple St.)๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต: Katherine Greyย ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ (6059 ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘ก)๐˜ž๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต: Mike Kaselย ๐“๐ž๐ & ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ’๐ฌ (6023 Maple St.)To Go Kits – ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED!FREE Scoop of Ice Cream for ALL Friend of BFF members EVERY #firstfridayย ๐“๐ซ๐ฎ๐๐ฒ’๐ฌ (2814 ๐‘. 60๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘†๐‘ก.)FLAC, the Free Little Arts Center + To-Go Art Kits Open Studios ft. Aksarben Creative, VSmith Healing Art and Design, + No Hand Outs Clothingย ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† (5901 Maple St.)HYPER-SPACE, new work by Michael Zimmermanย ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐‰. ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐๐ ๐ž (5903 Maple St.)BFF Artist Market 6 – 9Featuring: Gaylien Babe, Intergalactic Unicorn, Iona Fortuna Burlesque, Foster Creativity, Johnny_Redd.pdf, Kay Brown Creations, The Craft Shack, Casa Anyssa, The Light Candle Company, Off Primary, Time On My Hands: Crafts and Services, Giorno Light, Karien Bredenkamp Art & J.M. Spence GiftsThe I Black Art Pop-Up Art Exhibit featuring: Ang Bennett, Mars Black, Anthony Deon Brown, Pamela Conyers-Hinson, Shawnequa Linder, and Jared SpenceMusic by DJ London and Breakfast at Night.ย ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ (5918 Maple St.)Friend of BFF Happy Hour 6:00 – 7:00Featuring: Bad Self PortraitsFeatured Artist: Joey Humpelย ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ž (6054 Maple St.)Mr. Bensonโ€™s Comedy Hour with The Strangers and BRENDAย ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐จ๐ฒ ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ (6066 Maple St.)Opening Reception: M Daily | Xanadu

๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข (6114 Military Ave)Black Artist Showcaseย ๐‰๐š๐ค๐ž’๐ฌ ๐‚๐ข๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ (6206 Maple St.)Featured Artist: Teresa Conwayย ๐„๐๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐‰๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ (6200 Maple St.)Featured Artist: Swati Lodha๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ ๐‘ต๐‘ฐ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฏ๐‘ป – ๐•’๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐Ÿก ๐•ก๐•ž

๐’๐ก๐š๐ค๐ž๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐’๐ญ. ๐“๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ง (2735 N. 62nd St.)CTRL + ALT + DELETE: a BFF Dance Partyย ๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐ (6121 Military Ave.)Church of Cashย ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐จ๐จ๐ฆ ๐‹๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ž (6212 Maple St.)Mac Lethal and Gorilla Nemsย ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ (5918 Maple St.)FACE w/ Heet Deathย ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ (7224 Maple St.)In The Beginning w/ Angie Spence featuring: CASA BONITAย ๐๐„๐‘๐Š๐’!Donโ€™t forget! Friends of BFF receive special PERKS every First Friday! Become a member at and enjoy these perks!

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† // Half off draft beer (3-6)

๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ // $1 off tap beers until 7. $1 off Sangria all night

๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ // Pub BOGO for a penny apple pie shots (3-6)

๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐˜† // Free cinnamon crisp w/ purchase (dine in)

๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป // Buy one get one TACOS

๐—˜๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ // free cookie with drink purchase

๐—๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ // Half off Sangria on tap

๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ถ // Buy one get one SAKE

๐—ฆ๐˜. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ // $1 off Tap Beers until 7. $1 off sangria

๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ // 10% off your purchase

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฑ & ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜†’๐˜€ // FREE scoop of ice cream

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜† // $1.00 off all drinks๐’๐€๐…๐„๐“๐˜ ๐…๐ˆ๐‘๐’๐“ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜Get reacquainted with the ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž.BFF Omaha’s “๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž.,” states that your establishment will encourage, expect, and strive to maintain a safe environment, with a zero tolerance policy towards harassment and assault.If visitors feel unsafe at any time while in your establishment, staff or someone of authority will promptly take steps to address the situation, or if necessary remove the person(s) responsible and/or notify the proper authorities.Keep and Eye Out for our ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ buttons worn by BFF volunteers and decals in business windows. In the event you need help, look out for the ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐๐จ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐ญ๐ญ ๐๐š๐๐ ๐ž or ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž. This person and/or business will be able to help!For more information and to sign the pledge on behalf or your business, please visitย’sย keep each other safe!๐™ฑ๐™ต๐™ต ๐š‚๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šข ๐šƒ๐š’๐š™๐šœ

Never walk alone after dark – ask a friend, area staff, or BFF staff/volunteer to walk you to your car

Donโ€™t drink and drive – call a safe ride, take the bus, phone a friend!

COVID-19 is still afoot – please get vaccinated, be safe, wear masks, and do NOT attend First Friday if you are feeling ill.๐’๐‡๐Ž๐ ๐๐…๐… ๐Ž๐Œ๐€๐‡๐€! ๐๐”๐˜ ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐Œ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐๐ƒ๐’!Support BFF in our mission of building community through arts engagement by purchasing official merch from the BFF Shop!Visitย shopbffomaha.myshopify.comย and add some things to your cart!๐“๐‡๐€๐๐Š ๐˜๐Ž๐” ๐“๐Ž ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐๐ƒ๐’ ๐Ž๐… ๐๐…๐…!First Friday Sponsors!

Mutual of Omaha

Ted & Wally’s Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream n BensonFriend of BFF Business Members!

Benson Mill Apartments

Benson Brewery

Blue Line Coffee


Dahlia House


First Interstate Bank


Gregg Grossman, Inc.

Heather Tedesco, Realtor, BHGRE

Jake’s Cigars

Maven Social

Ming Toy Gallery

Nebraska AIDS Project

Nocturnal Eats Food Truck

Omaha Roller Derby

Omaha Steaks

Shipment Vintage

Star Deli

StudioDaze Omaha

Sundee Event Venue

Taco Co.

The Grey House Salon

The Sydneyแดกแด‡ สŸแดœแด  สแด€! สส€ BFFs


February 2 @ 5:00 pm
February 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Benson Creative District Downtown Benson Omaha, NE 68104
5603 NW Radial Hwy
Omaha, NE 68104 United States
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