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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 6, 1996)
Lots of ways
to have fun
Most people don’t study at all
during Dead Week, so you needn’t
either. The same goes for the week
end. This, however, leaves one with
a great deal of free time.
So, rather than studying, here are
some options for you to consider
when you’re thinking about how to
kill time this weekend. After all,
who wants to study, right?
The silver screens of Lincoln
will only receive one new film this
weekend — “Daybreak,” starring
A disaster inside a tunnel leaves
a group of people trapped, trying
desperately to get out. Stallone said
awhile back this was probably go
ing to be his last action film. We’ll
see, Sly. After your turn in “Oscar,”
the world of comic film may not be
rcauy tur yuu 10 come duck..
The French film “Ma Saison
Preferee” continues its run at the
Mary Riepma Ross Film Theatre.
Admission is $4.50 for students. It
shows at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., Sat
urday at 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 7 p.m.,
and 9:15 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30
p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9:15
Musically there’s a bunch to of
fer at several places around town.
Whether it’s classical or rock that
fits your fancy, there’s something to
trip your trigger somewhere in town
Knickerbockers will feature the
music of Omaha’s Old Boy Net
work with Rascal Basket tonight.
Saturday, (bill-e-ROO-bin) and The
Rubes storm the stage. Both shows
start at 10 p.m.
Hanger 18 houses a concert by
Road King with Sawdust Devils on
Sunday. The new venue replaces the
Hurricane, which closed last year.
The Mueller Planetarium Laser
Lightshow will feature Pink Floyd’s
“The Dark Side of the Moon” to
night and Saturday night at 8,9:30,
and 11. Also featured in the laser
lightshow this weekend is the
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas,
on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
and 3:30 pan.
me Varsity Ulee Uub, the Uni
versity Chorale and the University
Singers will put on “The Holiday
Choral Gala” on Sunday. The recital
is free and features a wide variety
of holiday music. “The Holiday
Choral Gala” begins at 3 p.m. at
Kimball Recital Hall.
The Lincoln Symphony will
hold the Star City Holiday Festival
at Pershing Auditorium tonight at
7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at
Byther Smith and the
Nightriders bring their Chicago
style blues to the Zoo bar tonight
and Saturday night. The show starts
The Lincoln Community Play
house is putting on “Inspecting
Carol,” starting this weekend. The
show tells the story of an acting
troupe putting cm a production of
“A Christmas Carol” that is laden
with humorous problems.
TG1F is compiled by staff re
porter Cliff Hicks.
Kinsey Sicks perform
all weekend at Q bar
By Ann Stack
The Kinsey Sicks aren’t your ste
reotypical drag queens.
Ask them. Go on... just ask. They’ll
Dubbed as “America’s Favorite
Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet,” the
Kinsey Sicks are back at Q, 226 S.
Ninth St., for three performances this
weekend. The San Francisco group
performed an enormously popular set
at Q last March, and are back by popu
“We had a wonderful time when we
were here in March. The audience was
very receptive,” Jerry Friedman, a.k.a.
“Vaselina,” said. “It was our first ventie
outside the West Coast.”
But it was not the first time Fried
man has been to Nebraska, or for that
matter, Lincoln. The Ogalalla native
attended UNL for a few years, and was
a member of the cheerleading squad.
He’s now a doctoral student at the Uni
versity of California at Berkeley, and
works as the Director of Audiology at
the Hearing Society of the Bay Area,
His partners are as equally busy in
their “boy lives.” Irwin Keller
(“Winnie”) has a law degree from the
University of Chicago and is executive
director of the AIDS Legal Referring
Panel, a nonprofit organization that
provides legal services for people with
HIV and AIDS.
Maurice Kelly (“Trixie”) has a
bachelor’s degree in history and litera
ture from Harvard, aid works in cus
tomer relations at Levi Strauss and Co.
Ben Schatz (“Rachel”) graduated
magna cum laude from Harvard and
cum laude from Harvard Law School.
He founded and directed the first na
tional legal program for battling AIDS
and related discrimination, and serves
as executive director of the Gay and
Lesbian Medical Association.
The four “came out” as the Kinsey
Sicks (from Alfred Kinsey’s scale)
three years ago at a Bette Midler con
cert in San Francisco.
“We decided since Bette Midler
was the ultimate drag queen, we would
honor her by going to her concert in
drag,” Schatz said. “Much to our dis
may, we were the only drag queens
there other than Bette. We were con
fronted with tumultuous applause, and
a promoter asked us if we performed.”
That same night, they discovered
their hidden musical abilities, and cre
ated an alternative “night job” for
themselves. The suits and ties came off
in exchange for high heels, big hair and
The shows the Kinsey Sicks per
form are written and choreographed by
the quartet members. In this weekend’s
show, “Sicks-Tease!,” the members
perform a medley of ’60s songs with
contemporary spins on them.
“What we do throws people,”
Keller said. “We can give political
messages, and people aren’t expecting
it. They’re expecting some silly, vapid
In honor of their three-year anni
versary, they’re going back to see
Midler in concert later this month.
“We’re going to sing in the lobby
and Jbe whisked away to stardom,”
“Or jail,” Schatz said.
The Kinsey Sicks will be perform
ing at Q today through Sunday at 8p.m.
Seating is limited, and tickets cost $10.
They can be obtained by calling 475
Galleries join in spirit,
offer night of art displays
By Bret Schulte
You no longer have to worry
about those candy-induced Christ
mas calories — Lincoln’s
Haymarket has devised a six-step
program to help fight the holiday
bulge: the Gallery Walk.
Six Haymarket art galleries in
cluding The Burkholder Project,
The Lincoln Artists’ Guild, Haydon
Gallery, Noyes Art Gallery, Surya
Gallery and Gallery 9 unite in the
holiday spirit every year. The six
galleries simultaneously display
their wares for the Christmas sea
“All the gallery representatives
get together each year to organize
the Gallery Walk for the Christmas
season,” Julia Noyes, co-owner of
Noyes Art Gallery, said. “Each gal
lery is offering something different
for the walkers.”
The galleries, in an effort to pro
mote their holiday exhibits, orga
nized the Gallery Walk about eight
“All the gallery directors de
cided it would be a nice idea for us
all to open our Christmas exhibits
together, and make an evening of
it,” said Anne Burkholder, owner of
The Burkholder Project.
This year, the Gallery Walk will
be today from 6 p jn. to 9 p.m. The
different galleries will be offering
refreshments and artists will be on
hand to discuss their work. The ex
hibits are free at every location and
a few galleries have special events
“We plan to have a local musi
cian come into the gallery and per
form for the evening,” Noyes said.
“There may also be a karaoke ma
Christmas is an extremely im
portant time for the independent
galleries, and this collective effort
helps both thf galleries and local
artists thrive over the holiday sea
“We are hoping for about 300
to 400 people,” Noyes said. “It’s
always a lot of fun and it gives
people the chance to see our holi
day gifts and see our new displays
for Christmas. All the galleries will
be loaded with new items.”
Contest lights up lives
By Ann Stack
It’s that time of year again—time
to unravel that 3-foot wide ball of lights
you’ve got stashed in the garage and
decorate the house for the holidays.
And if your neighbors think you’ve
done a good job, there could be money
The Lincoln Board of Real tors are
asking Lincoln residents to nominate
well-decorated homes for its annual
Celebration of Lights contest.
The contest started seven years ago,
vice chairwoman of the Public Rela
tions Committee and first-time light
ing judge Jan Beckwith said.
“It’s our way as the Board of Real
tors to try and give back something to
the community,” Beckwith said.
“When people go to so much work to
decorate their homes...we want to rec
ognize those people who go out of their
way to brighten up everyone’s season.”
The contest is open to anyone
within the city limits, and the deadline
for nomination to the Board of Real
tors is 4:30 pjn. Dec. 18, Board of
Realtors program specialist Liz Bruce
Those nominations can either be
mailed to 8231 Beechwood Dr., Lin
coln, 68510, or called in at 441-3620,
Bruce said. Entries can also be faxed
to the board at 441-3630.
The judging will be Dec. 20, and
winners will be notified Dec. 24, There
will be gift certificates for Lincoln
Electric Systems awarded for first, sec
ond and third place, she said.
Judges for the contest include mem
bers of the Lincoln Board of Realtors
from the Public Relations Committee.
The judges will be looking for homes
that are well put-together and enjoy
able to look at, Bruce said.
“We’re looking for creativity and
cleanliness of design,” Beckwith said.
“We’re looking for something appeal
ing and eye-catching.”
“They look for originality, theme,
use of space, color and use of lights,”
Bruce said. “The lady who won last
year was 74 years old, and she did all
the decorating herself.”
The winner was Vera Cline, of3460
Anaheim Dr., which is two blocks noth
of 35th and South streets. She is deco
rating her house again this year, and
plans on entering the contest.
“It takes me about 15 hours to get
all the lights up, but the house is just
beautiful,” she said. “It’s an old-fash
ioned house with a balcony that lends
itself to decorating. It’sastyle you can
do a lot with, but it’s an awful lot of
work for a 75-year-old lady.”
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