Welcome to Explore Lincoln, a monthly column that features events, exhibitions and interesting things to do on campus and across the city.
Celebrate homecoming week at Cornstock
Nebraska's homecoming Cornstock Festival will be held from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Memorial Stadium loop. The festival will include performances by parade participants, live music from Hannah Huston, food trucks, games for adults and children, face painting, t-shirt printing and more.
Free public parking is available for the event. Learn more here.
Get in the Halloween spirit at Morrill Hall
Families can get in the Halloween spirit at several Morrill Hall events this October.
The museum will host a Second Saturday Science Lab all about bats from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 12. Later in the month, children can learn about fossils in a special paleontology-themed event from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Guests at the fossil night are encouraged to wear costumes.
Visit the last of this year’s farmer’s markets
Summer may be over, but farmer’s markets across Lincoln don’t end until this month! The Haymarket’s last farmer’s market will be held Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sunday markets in the College View neighborhood run through Oct. 27.
Study for midterms at Sheldon Museum of Art
Sheldon Museum of Art will host a “Study at Sheldon” event from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Students can enjoy free admission to the museum’s galleries, as well as fill up with free snacks and coffee from The Coffee House.
See “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Lied
“The Phantom of the Opera,” Broadway’s longest-running show, is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts Oct. 23 through Nov. 3. The production will feature the same beloved story and thrilling score of the original, as well as exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography.
Tickets for the show’s two-week run are available here.