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Do-It-Ourselves Fest Lincoln,NE

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Do-It-Ourselves Fest (or D.I.O. Fest) is a free, all-ages event happening at SP CE Commons in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.


Margot Erlandson, Nick Svoboda, and the crew over at SP CE Commons are helping organize and host the 2nd  Do-It-Ourselves Fest! 

Join us for workshops, discussions, presentations, musical and theatrical performances, fun and play!

All events and workshops are FREE to attend.

Donations are appreciated. This site is a way to donate what you want, when you can, and all funds will go to good use!  All of the workshop hosts are volunteering time and experience to share for free. Some workshops require a few minimal supplies and the space being used will need a few things to help facilitate attendance.

For example:

3 canvas banners (about $10/each) = $30.00

big pack of toilet paper = $15.00

portable toilet rental = $300

physical structural issues (dehumidifier,etc) = $500

workshop funds (accessible to workshops if needed) = $500

Helping out SP CE with the rent for a month = $400

All funds not used during DIO Fest 2015 will be saved for 2016!!! 

Share your ideas and skills, see new bands, and make new friends all in the name of unifying and strengthening DIY culture in Nebraska.

EVERYBODY is welcome! Kid-friendly activities and on-site childcare will be provided for much of the festival. This is a drug and alcohol-free event.

People are taught in the larger society that the only way to get “legitimate” education is to pay for it. As a part of that system, the expertise of individuals is also dismissed if they don't have certain kinds of (expensive) credentials. Do-It-Ourselves Fest, and skill sharing in communities more broadly, aims to validate the free exchange of information as useful and important.

Everybody is an expert at something! You don't have to be a professional to teach, and you don't have to pay anything to learn!

SP CE Commons is an open community that grows through your participation. Access to tools, resources, and human energy. A safe and welcoming place where creativity and kindness are encouraged.

Full music lineup and event schedule:

Thursday, August 13th

5:00PM – Workshop: Zine-Making with Ashley Martin
6:00PM – Workshop: Conflict Resolution with Diane Amdor
7:00PM – Workshop: Basic Musical Instrument Repair with Ian Egenberger
7:30PM – Workshop: 4-Track Recording with Israel Cilio
8:00PM – Workshop: Shadow Puppetry with Nick Svoboda
9:00PM – Workshop: Cymatics with Lyndon Peter Lincoln
10:00PM – End of Day

Friday, August 14th

5:00PM – Workshop: Wild Edibles / Foraging with Dustin Rymph
6:00PM – Workshop: Group Therapy Comic-Making with Lara McCoy-Rolofson
7:00PM – Workshop: Photo Transfer Project with Shannon Claire
8:30PM – Workshop: Self Defense / Beginner Kickboxing with Lyndon Peter Lincoln
9:30PM – Workshop: Audio Engineering for Live Music with Lee Lohrberg
10:30PM – Music: Fruit Fight (Omaha)
11:00PM – Music: Commander Kilroy
11:30PM – Music: King Thumper
12:00AM – End of Day

Saturday, August 15th

8:30AM – Workshop: Greenhouses and Solar Energy with Jason Friedmutter
9:30AM – Workshop: Intro to Yoga @ Home with Ruth Kohtz
11:00AM – Discussion: Body Positivity with Jessica Lane
12:00PM – Music: Jacoby
12:30PM – Music: Abbie Lewis
1:00PM – Workshop: Destined Music with John Freidel
2:00PM – Workshop: Sewing and Mending with Rachel Tomlinson Dick
3:00PM – Workshop: Art Miniatures with Leaves Brown
4:00PM – Workshop: Tell Your Own Story: Preserving your Culture through Multimedia
5:00PM – Music: CJ Mills (Omaha)
5:30PM – Music: Miniature Horse
6:00PM – Music: Big Red Rejects
6:30PM – Workshop: Herb Spiral / Permaculture with Lacey Losh
7:00PM – Workshop: Animal Husbandry with Lyric Orem
7:30PM – Panel Discussion: DIY Music Labels with Israel Cilio
8:30PM – Workshop: Know-Yr-Rights with Reid Murdoch
9:30PM – Music: Churls
10:30PM – Music: Sun Day
11:00PM – Music: Multidemensional Cowboy
11:30PM – Music: Producers of the Word
12:00AM – End of Day

Sunday, August 16th

9:00AM – Workshop: Building an Herbal First Aid Kit with Alex Svoboda
10:00AM – Meditation in the Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
11:30AM – Discussion: Sex Positivity with Jessica Lane
12:30PM – Workshop: Letter Press with Amanda Huckins
1:30PM – Workshop: Screen Printing with Jon Ferguson
3:30PM – Music: Population Control
4:00PM – Music: Crustaceanation
4:30PM – Workshop: Fermentation 101 with Mallory Finch
5:30PM – Workshop: Intuitive Touch with Sara Wingett
6:00PM – Workshop: Non-Monetary Economics with Andira Losh
7:00PM – Workshop: DIY Herbal Body Care with Mallory Finch
8:00PM – Workshop: Consent with Lindsey Hand
9:00PM – Music: Nathan Ma & The Rosettes (Omaha)
9:30PM – Music: Pretty Healthy (Omaha)
10:00PM – Music: Izzy Dominguez
10:30PM – Music: Little Ripple (Omaha)
11:00PM – Music: Fuiste (ATL)
11:30PM – Music: This Machine Kills Vibes
12:00AM – End of Day

Please like our page: Do-It-Ourselves Fest
and follow us on Instagram: @doitourselvesfest
and help us spread the word by inviting your friends, family, and neighbors!


Jon Ferguson
Lincoln, NE

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