October brings frightful fun

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October brings frightful fun

The Nebraska Repertory Theatre has turned Howell Theatre’s stage and backstage into a haunted house with a Shakespeare twist.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
The Grim Reaper guards Howell Theatre’s stage. The Nebraska Repertory Theatre presents "Shakesfear," a haunted house with a Shakespeare twist, opening Oct. 13.

Itching to get scared? Inspired? How about finding a place to get outdoors and soak in the beauty of fall? Or maybe throw on a sweater and purchase some delectable foods and locally-made goods? Whatever the case, check out these 5 things to do on campus and around Lincoln in October.


6-11 p.m. each day, Oct. 13–30, Temple Building

Something wicked this way comes. Step into a haunting reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s works brought to you by the Nebraska Repertory Theatre in conjunction with faculty and students from the College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Lincoln’s only haunted attraction, this immersive theater experience features trained actors and terrifying production design to satisfy both your literary and supernatural cravings. (Ages 13+) Learn more and get tickets here.

Video: "Shakesfear" prepares for its opening night in 2021. The interactive haunted house experience returns Oct. 13.

Beetlejuice free screening at the Ross

7 p.m., Oct. 6

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Don’t miss this free-to-all screening of Tim Burton’s Halloween classic about everyone’s favorite “bio-exorcist,” who’s recruited by a recently deceased couple to scare off the obnoxious new residents of their home.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Ross box office. Limit 2 tickets per person.

The screening is presented in conjunction with the Lied Center’s Danny Elfman Week, October 5-8.

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Trailer for "Beetlejuice"

Haymarket Farmer’s Market

8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 1, 8 and 15

Produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, coffee, breakfast and lunch eats, a cozy local atmosphere — it’s all there at the Haymarket Farmer’s Market. October marks the final three markets of the season.

Farmers Market in the Haymarket, Lincoln, Nebraska. August 6, 2022
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Patrons walk through the Farmers Market in Lincoln Aug. 6.

State of Diversity Panel

10 a.m., Oct. 26, Great Plains Room in the Nebraska East Union

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the fourth annual State of Diversity event will feature a range of thought-provoking panelists and campus leaders addressing issues and discussing trends that can help further inclusivity at Nebraska. The State of Diversity is open to all members of the campus community. Register here.

The audience listens while Marco Barker, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, presents at the State of Diversity.
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The audience listens while Marco Barker, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, presents at the State of Diversity Oct. 28, 2021.

Explore Lincoln’s Bike Trails

Fun fact — Lincoln has over 134 miles of bike trails. Yes, you read that right. It also has plenty of hiking and biking trails within its many parks, giving you plenty of options for getting out and enjoying the crisp fall weather and soaking in the beautiful scenery of the changing seasons.

If you want to find a group to join, the Outdoor Adventures Center hosts rides throughout the month. Click here for dates.

Find a trail and get outside as often as you can.

A new policy strives to increase safety for all on campus, including pedestrians and those on bikes, scooters, mopeds, skateboards and roller skates.
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