BFF on August 4th is just around the corner! And its a big one ;)
Big shout out to our poster artist this month: Austin Lecuyer!
August 4th BFF coincides with the 4th annual New American Arts Festival, hosted by Lutheran Family Services and Benson First Friday.
NAAF seeks to highlight the performance and visual arts of Omaha's refugee and immigrant communities.
There will be workshops, live music and dance performances, visual art collaborations in local galleries, and a street artist market!
FOR ALL INFO ON NEW AMERICAN ARTS FESTIVAL PLEASE VISIT:
New American Arts Festival 2017
This event is completely free and will be family friendly. Gallery Spaces are on Maple St. Stage and street galleries are on Military Ave.
@ 5pm Displays, Vendors, and Workshops
New American Voice writers presentation @ Aromas
7pm Showing of «Seeds Of Hope» Nebraska Loves Public Schools short film @ TBD
Kam LL Bany (South Sudanese Photographer) @ Jake's Cigars
Nyawal Dang (South Sudanese bead hangings) @ Lion's Mane Vintage
Pratik Raymajhi (Nepali folk art) @ Edward Jones Financial Advisor: Brian C. Fitzpatrick
Anan Biswa (Nepali painter) & Cheri Hartman (Nebraska artist) @ Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center
Koudi Arno (South Sudanese painter) @ Parlour 1887
ON STREET DISPLAYS:
Gerard Pefung (Cameroon graffiti live art)
Noe Reh (Karenni painter)
Zmarak Jan (Afghani painter)
Trey Soe (Karen artist)
Chris Holtmeier (Nebraska photographer)
ARTIST MARKET SPECIAL VENDORS:
Siddig Babiker (Sudanese leather maker)
Christine Ross (South Sudanese craft artist)
Pratik Raymajhi (Nepali handmade paper goods and textiles)
Bhakti and Phul (Nepali woven goods)
Farah Al Sebaie (Syrian craft art and paintings)
Malyun (Somali Scarves)
BEER GARDEN: Hosted by Jake's Cigars
FOOD VENDOR: Renear INC.
7:00 Arabian Delight — Belly Dancing Troupe
7:30 Mexican Dance Academy
8:00 D-Wayne (beatbox)
8:30 Nepali dancers
9:00 DB Tamang (Nepali Musician)
9:30 Oscar Rios (Music of the Andes)
10:00 Umoja Choir (Burundian Choir)
NAAF is put on WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT.
And here are the rest of the happs!
** The Benson First Friday Artist Market! **
In the street at Military Ave & Maple St.
20-30 Artists & Vendors
** Our summer street DJ Sponsor:
Mind and Soul 101.3 FM!!! ***
Stroll the streets of Benson with a little rhythm in your step
** BFF ART BOOTH (BooFF) **
Located on-street — the BFF Art Booth is an interactive booth that will change concepts monthly.
August 4th, Metropolitan Community College (Nebraska) Photography Department will be taking over and hosting an on-street DARK ROOM — inviting guests to get their picture taken, then get involved with the development process — and take home their print!
*** Habitat for Humanity of Omaha will be doing LIVE construction! ***
@ Maple & Military
***BFF HQ TABLE***
Located in the Artist Market, our BFF HQ Table will host a MEMBERS ONLY Make-&-Take activity.
«Friends of BFF» members are invited to participate for FREE :)
those interested in becoming a Friend of BFF may sign up live OR online anytime here: bensonfirstfriday.com/friends-of-bff.html
Here are the rest of the haps:
@ Petshop (2727 N 62nd St)
Bristle: New work by Jeff Sedrel facebook.com/events/556704161386209/
@ The Barley Street Tavern
Not Funny (CD Release) / Jean Jacques / Ben Dipper
@ Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar
Free Chips & Salsa w/ Purchase of Food or Drink
@ Lion's Mane Vintage
NAAF Visual Artist Nyawal Dang (Sudanese refugee)
Sweet Minou chocolates pop up
Vintage Fashion & NEW BFF SWAG available!
@ Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center
NAAF Visual Artist Collaboration
Anan Biswa (nepali) & Cheri Hartman (nebraskan)
@ Lover Luxuries
Free Giveaways for everyone who comes in the store! Be sure to check out the TUNNEL OF LOVE!
@ (402) Arts Collective
402 Gallery Opening: Rebeka Pech
@ Ted and Wally's Premium Homemade Ice Cream
@ Daisy Jones' Locker
BFF: Peace, Love, and Paint by Ann Silverman Osborne
@ Zombie Glass
BFF Lunar Opus
@ Mishmash new location at 2814 N 60th Street
Grand re-opening party and free beer!
@ The Little Gallery & Benson Underground Film Forum
Three Part Harmony Opening Reception
@ CHOICE Custom Framing & Gallery
@ Tip Top Thrift Shop
@ The Sydney
and DJ Tyrone Storm
Art by Ryan Kinsch
@ Benson Theatre
Benson Theatre Tours
@ Parlour 1887
NAAF Visual Artist Koudi Arno
@ St. Andrews Pub
Metro Community College
Life Drawing Class — Student Exhibition
@ Star Deli
Curiouser — a solo exhibition by Jodie Morgenson
@ FullHouse Bar
@ Reverb Lounge
Elevate Dance Party
@ Jake's Cigars
NAAF Visual Artist Kam LL Bany
@ Sailor's Grave Tattoo Warlock Gallery
Erica Bailey & Matt Dunn
@ The Waiting Room Lounge
Julien Baker with Luray
Omaha Girls Rock
FREE Music Workshop
Aruna Thapa from Nepal will teach the art of cooking her delicious Nepali dumplings called momo.
FREE cooking workshop
@ ON STAGE (Maple & Military)
FREE Movement workshop
modern dancer, Brittany Steigner
and Bhutanese performer, Arpana Gurung.
@ Burke's Pub
Artist Ramanda Fuelberth
@ Edward Jones
NAAF Visual Artist Pratik Raymajhi (Nepali)
BFF HAPPY HOURS:
Burrito Envy — Free Chips/Salsa w/ Purchase of Food or Drink
Full House Bar — $2.00 DRAWS, $7.00 PITCHERS, $4.50 JAEGER & VEGAS BOMS, $4.75 WING SPECIAL (10)
Reverb Lounge — $1 genesee cans
$1 off menu cocktails & craft and import taps
$2 domestic taps (dad beers) (4pm-7pm)
1912 — (11am-7pm) BFF Specials on the Roof
Aromas — $1 off all cupcakes and rolls after 5 pm. Use the walk-up window!
Infusion — $3 Hoptasm Double IPA pints and free food while supplies last! (3-6pm)
Mantra — (4:30-6) $6 small plates, $1 off all beer $2 off all wine and $6 house cocktails
Taita- discounted drinks and appetizers
Jane's Health Market — discounted wheatgrass and carrot shots
Pizza Shoppe — $3 whiskey shots and $1 PBRs
Jake's Cigars — $1 off tap beers
The Sydney — $1 off tap beers
Krug Park — $3.75 wells, $1 off American Tap Beers
The Beercade — 4 quarters with every draft beer
Jerry's — $5 pitchers/$4 Jameson
Benson Brewery — $3.50 Pints, $1 off wells.
THANKS to our MAPLE STREET (Gold) MEMBERS!
Please SUPPORT our SPONSORS!
Ted and Wally's Premium Homemade Ice Cream
Lion's Mane Vintage
AND Thank you to ALL of our «Friends of BFF» Business Members:
Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar
Omaha Bicycle Co.
Mind and Soul 101.3 FM
Raise the Woof Benson
Jane's Health Market
Couldn't do it without you!!!
Find out how you or your business can become a FRIEND of BFF!
See you there :)
� your BFF
«THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY, HAS SUPPORTED THIS ARTS EVENT THROUGH ITS MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT. VISIT nebraskaartscouncil.org FOR INFORMATION ON HOW THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL CAN ASSIST YOUR ORGANIZATION.»