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May 3rd First Friday

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - May 4 @ 2:00 am


Weโ€™re baaaaaaack!! Get into the swing of summer a bit early and check out First Friday in the Benson Creative District!

โ˜€ ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—ฆ๐—จ๐— ๐— ๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง ๐— ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ž๐—˜๐—ง! โ˜€
Join BFF and 65+ artists, vendors, & community partners in the Benson Creative District First Fridays May thru September!
๐ŸŸข The NORTH MARKET is at Military Ave between Maple & Binney!
๐ŸŸก The SOUTH MARKET is at 62nd St between Maple & Miami!

๐Ÿ’ฅ SOUNDSPARK ๐Ÿ’ฅis a sound art walk taking place during First Friday on May 3, 2024 from 6-10pm. This event features artworks centered in sound as well as works integrating any combination of the visual, conceptual and performative with the aural that activate, catalyze, inspire, and surprise.

SOUNDSPARK is organized by TAPEnsemble, Omaha Mobile Stage, BFF Omaha, and the Benson Creative District.

๐ŸŽต CCVisions presents Pull Up and Vibe ๐ŸŽต
w/ Omaha Mobile Stage
This dynamic open mic 2-day festival is an ode to the diverse tapestry of talents thriving within our communities. Join us in the Benson Creative District for an exhilarating experience where performers from all walks of life gather to share their artistic expressions. From music to spoken word and beyond, Pull Up and Vibe warmly welcomes artists from every genre and discipline, creating an inclusive space for creativity and collaboration.

Featuring: Dreion, Adon Tai, Monique, and Dex Arbor

๐ŸŸข Benson High School with the Benson Creative District presents the Senior Art Show

3:30 – 6PM @ Benson High School
South Entrance, Room #006

4PM – 5PM
Artist Oria Simonini Mural Dedication

PLUS get a copy of Benson High’s Literary Arts Magazine & Benson Business Directory

๐•†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)
โค ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ (2727 ๐˜• 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต)
Opening Reception: BRAINEATERS, cont // Mackenzie Davis

On Display: Angelina Gutierrez // Get to the Point

โค ๐Œ๐š๐Œ๐Ž ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ (South lot of Petshop Gallery)
SOUNDSPARK: The Understory // Things I Tell You

โค ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ (๐˜๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ – 2729 ๐˜•. 62๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต)
SOUNDSPARK: Nick Spencer // Do/Not

โค ๐“๐ž๐ & ๐–๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ’๐ฌ (6023 Maple St.)
Featured Youth Artist: Maximus Umbilicus Gennardo
FREE Scoop of Ice Cream for ALL Friend of BFF members EVERY #firstfriday

โค 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, 2Neuro Grotto, + No Hand Outs Clothing
FREE pastel workshop by Erin Blayney
SOUNDSPARK: Mictlantecuhtli (El Otro Lado) // Mictlรกn Collective
Sounding Out: Community Building Through Public Sound Installation Art // Lecture by Dr. Shafer 7PM

โค ๐—•๐—™๐—™ ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† (5901 Maple St.)
SOUNDSPARK: โ€œOn Islandsโ€ // Travis Apel

โค ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ (5905 Maple St.)
Cartoons and Comics Window Display

โค ๐Œ๐š๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐’๐ญ. ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ (5901 Maple St.)
For Richer, For Poorer

โค ๐‘๐š๐๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ (5915 Maple St.)
Art Expo & Benefit // Omaha Post-it Show

โค ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ (5917 Maple St)
Grand Opening

โค ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐๐ง๐ž๐ฒ (5918 Maple St.)
Friend of BFF Happy Hour 6:00 – 7:00
Featuring: Syranda Leigh

โค ๐๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ก๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ž (6054 Maple St.)
Mr. Bensonโ€™s Comedy Hour presents: Triple Play

โค ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐จ๐ฒ ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ (6066 Maple St.)
Opening: The Art of Bob Hall

โค ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐‚๐š๐ญ ๐•๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž (6132 Military Ave)
Featured Artist: From the Fen

โค ๐‰๐š๐ค๐ž’๐ฌ ๐‚๐ข๐ ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ (6206 Maple St.)
Featured Artist: Jennifer DeMoss

โค ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐‘๐ž๐ฒ๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ (7016 Maple St.)
Art Collab: Art Sale and Display of art from artists in Omaha

๐‘ณ๐‘จ๐‘ป๐‘ฌ ๐‘ต๐‘ฐ๐‘ฎ๐‘ฏ๐‘ป – ๐•’๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐Ÿก ๐•ก๐•ž
โค 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 Party

โค ๐‘๐„๐•๐„๐‘๐ (6121 Military Ave.)
Ritual Device – Night 2

โค 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.)
The Awesome 80โ€™s Prom

Donโ€™t forget! Friends of BFF receive special PERKS every First Friday! Become a member at and enjoy these perks!
โ— ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† // Half off draft beer (3-6)
โ— ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ // $1 off tap beers until 7. $1 off Sangria all night
โ— ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ // Pub BOGO for a penny apple pie shots (3-6)
โ— ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—˜๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐˜† // Free cinnamon crisp w/ purchase (dine in)
โ— ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป // Buy one get one TACOS
โ— 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
โ— ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ // Half off Sangria on tap
โ— ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ถ // Buy one get one SAKE
โ— ๐—ฆ๐˜. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ // $1 off Tap Beers until 7. $1 off sangria
โ—๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ // 10% off your purchase
โ—๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฑ & ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜†’๐˜€ // FREE scoop of ice cream
โ—๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜† // $1.00 off all drinks

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!
โญ Mutual of Omaha
โญ Ted & Wally’s Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream n Benson

Friend of BFF Business Members!
๐ŸŸ  Benson Mill Apartments
๐ŸŸฃ Benson Brewery
๐ŸŸ  Blue Line Coffee
๐ŸŸฃ Buildertrend
๐ŸŸ  Dahlia House
๐ŸŸฃ DogGurt
๐ŸŸ  First Interstate Bank
๐ŸŸฃ Flavas
๐ŸŸ  Gregg Grossman, Inc.
๐ŸŸฃ Heather Tedesco, Realtor, BHGRE
๐ŸŸ  Jake’s Cigars
๐ŸŸฃ Maven Social
๐ŸŸ  Ming Toy Gallery
๐ŸŸฃ Nebraska AIDS Project
๐ŸŸ  Nocturnal Eats Food Truck
๐ŸŸฃ Omaha Roller Derby
๐ŸŸ  Omaha Steaks
๐ŸŸฃ Shipment Vintage
๐ŸŸฃ Star Deli
๐ŸŸ  StudioDaze Omaha
๐ŸŸฃ Sundee Event Venue
๐ŸŸ  Taco Co.
๐ŸŸฃ The Garage by the Grey House
๐ŸŸ  The Sydney

แดกแด‡ สŸแดœแด  สแด€!
สส€ BFFs


May 3 @ 5:00 pm
May 4 @ 2:00 am
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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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