Laser Fest, a series of laser light shows, returns to the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Mallory Kountze Planetarium on March 17 and will continue through March 27.
High-energy laser light shows will accompany the music of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and more during evening shows ($6/ticket). There will also be a variety of school and family-friendly laser shows ($3/ticket) during daytime hours.
“My five-year-old daughter saw Laser Mania,” said Krista Testin, organizer of the event. “I had a hard time keeping her in a seat because she wanted to dance and sing along.”
The shows are open to the public and range from 25 to 40 minutes in length. Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted. Audience members are invited to park anywhere on UNO’s campus.
American Pride Laser Spectacular - Important U.S. historical events paired with an exciting mix of mainstream patriotically-oriented songs and current popular music. (March 22, 1 p.m.)
Black History Laser Tribute - Part history lesson and part uplifting musical revival, lasers bring transformative historical events to life, such as the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen and Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech. Lasers are accompanied by music from Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. (March 22, 10 a.m.)
Lasers in Space - Discover how lasers are transforming the study of astronomy and space exploration with "out of this world tunes." (10 a.m. March 23 & 24, 1 p.m. March 20 & 21).
Laser Safari - An ecological adventure that explores the secrets of the African Serengeti and South America's Amazon Rainforest. Laser Safari recreates these environments in lasers for a fun and informative experience. (1 p.m. March 23 & 24).
KinderBop - A sing-along laser adventure. Audience members are invited to sing along to classic childhood songs with a pop twist. (10 a.m. March 20 & 21)
Lasers in Space – (Description above) 7 p.m. on March 20-24; 8 p.m. March 16-19 & 25-27; and 3 pm on March 18-19 and 25-26.
Laser Mania - Enjoy a pure sensory adrenaline rush with a collection of current rock and pop hits. A high energy laser show. (6 p.m. March 20-22; 7 p.m. on March 16-19 and 23-27).
Laser Beatles - A spellbinding laser show set to fifteen Beatles classics, including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” Yesterday” and “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club.” Band. (8 p.m., March 22, 9 p.m. on March 16, 19, & 25).
Laser Led Zeppelin - Lasers create an amazing sensory experience paired with classic Led Zeppelin songs, including "Immigrant Song," "Over the Hills and Far Away," "Rock and Roll," "Dazed and Confused," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven." (8 p.m. on March 20-24, and 9 p.m. on March 17-18 and 26-27).
If you have any questions, please contact Krista Testin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-554-2511.
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