Abendmusik brings carefully curated musical programs to the elegant confines of the First-Plymouth Church, constructed to echo the styles of early basilica churches and the architectural traditions of Nebraska. A 16-sided carillon tower rises 171 feet above the prairie, welcoming visitors with the chiming of its 48 bells and the soft glow of its custom brick face. Installed in 1998, the monumental Lied Chancel organ's 6,000 pipes can resound with contrapuntal opulence or delicately accompany quiet choral pieces, muffling sounds with finely calibrated expression boxes and the shushing of specially appointed librarians.
Interior Dry Cleaning Systems, LLC's technicians extend the life of carpets and upholstery via services that deploy advanced technologies designed to eliminate chemical residue. The HOST dry-extraction system, for example, employs a power vacuum and a Green Seal?certified cleaner to return sullied carpets to a clean and fluffy state. For upholstery of every kind, there's Aridex. It's a dry-cleaning system that helps reduce instances of shrinkage, over-wetting, or Wicked Witch of the West melting by using a foamy solution with only 10% moisture. Interior Dry Cleaning Systems' team also dislodges dirt from tile and grout, and provides carpet repair and installation services to ensure that interior turf remains in place and looking like new.
The owners of Brewsky’s Food & Spirits know that the best way to get friends and family together is to create a vibrant space filled with live music, all the best sporting events on TV, frosty brews, and a menu of comfort foods. While taking pride in being the spot to gather for Huskers games, as well as all other major sporting events, the owners also take immense satisfaction in serving a selection of juicy steaks, flame-broiled burgers, and wings that their chef concocted exclusively for the restaurant. The team also entertains patrons with trivia nights and shows such as dueling pianos or quarreling xylophones at the Haymarket location.
Nearly 50 years old and recognized as one of the Best Zoos for Kids by Parents magazine, the Lincoln Children's Zoo continues to foster an exciting educational atmosphere that encourages kids to interact firsthand with their furry, scaly, and leafy neighbors. There's already an ample, varied herd of animals that will be joined by the rare Humboldt penguins—the zoo is one of only 16 zoos nationwide to feature the warm-climate tuxedoed birds—and the mischievous squirrel monkeys. Curious kids and professional petters will want to flock to the hands-on exhibits. Feed a llama from your hand and listen closely for his penny-stock tips at the Firsthand Farm, or watch a friendly ZooCrew handler parade small creatures before youngsters at Critter Encounter. Because plants and animals are still reconciling creative differences, you can visit bodacious buds separately at the nearby botanical gardens, where a wide variety of plant species bedeck their expansive green areas.
Licensed massage-therapist Michelle Findlay evicts aches, pains, and stress from tight backs and muscles at Juniper Massage & Spa. In hot-stone massages, gentle warmth spreads through the body, while cold stones are also available for migraine therapy. At the spa, patrons will also find services such as body polishes, reflexology, and cupping therapy.
The owners of Pearls and Pebbles have two passions—jewelry and traveling—that are reflected in their collection of handmade ornamental pieces and gifts imported from across the world. Visitors can browse an array of silk and cashmere scarves, vintage accessories, and necklaces crafted from semiprecious stones and gems such as turquoise and amethyst. The boutique also houses a selection of fine china and stemware for the home, including high-end consigned items from Lincoln's stylish denizens.