If you're not into baseball, you may be struggling to figure out what to do this weekend. The College World Series takes over Omaha starting today, and it won't end until almost two weeks from now. But if sports aren't your thing, don't worry: There's plenty of other events going on.
O'Leaver's, 1322 Saddle Creek Rd.
Check out Jordan Geiger of The Appleseed Cast's new gig. This Lawrence, Kan., band was just featured on Pitchfork and NPR. It would be smart to see them while tickets are still cheap.
Locations in and around TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St.
Hang out at open practice and watch all eight teams get in their last hour of field time before the big game. Afterwards, head to the Team Autograph Sessions, where players and coaches will be signing autographs after their practice. Rock group O.A.R. will perform outside the park at 7 p.m. before the opening ceremonies officially begin.
The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
Ditch the cheesy backing track you'll get at most karaoke events and get down to business with The Mother Dudes at The Slowdown.
RiverWest Park, 233rd St. and West Maple Road
Tiny independent label Onken-Stein Records hosts its second annual music festival. Performances kick off at 2:30 p.m. featuring Third Frate, Fork in the Road and others. If you stick around until 10 p.m., there will be an outdoor screening of Pink Floyd's “The Wall.” You can even stay overnight for $10 per tent.
Turner Park, 31st Ave. and Dodge St.
3:30 p.m. registration, 4 p.m. yoga
Free but donations are welcomed
Stretch out on the Turner Park lawn to the electronic grooves of local keyboard and drum duo Linear Symmetry. It'll be worth your while, even if you just lay on your back the whole time.
West Lanes Bowl, 151 N. 72nd St.
$10 to rent shoes, unlimited bowling
Local punk booking group No Coast takes one of the least punk activities, bowling, and makes it a little cooler. DJ D-Tour Dan will spin punk records throughout the night.
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