Movie Night – Showing Lady Bird

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Join us for a free screening of “Lady Bird” on Saturday, November 3rd at 8 PM.
Feel free to bring drinks, snacks, friends, or just bring yourself and enjoy a free movie with good company & supportive community.

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“Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. Written by Dehlia

Polyamory Support Group

Relationships are hard, and being polyamorous means different challenges and social stigma to handle. Family, metamors, being out or not… work and social dynamics, etc.

Let’s circle talk and support one another. Join us on Sunday, October 14th from 3-5 PM. We’ll be meeting in 3rd floor conference room of our new location (211 N 14th Street). The polya community here is us ❤💛💚💙💜

Community Coloring

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You deserve two hours of YOU time.
Two hours of DOWN time.

Join us on Saturday, October 13th from 7-9:30 PM in the 3rd floor conference room at The Foundry Community (211 N 14th).

Come and color with Common Root. Bring your own coloring supplies, or use our supplies and coloring sheets.

♫ Relaxing background music. Bring your favorite CD of mellow music and share it with the group! ♪

Movie Night, showing “Donnie Darko”

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Join us on Saturday, October 6th at 8 PM for a free screening of “Donnie Darko.”

This film from 2001 is the role that cemented Jake Gyllenhaal’s move from child to adult actor. Taking place over 28 days in October 1988, it is a great movie to get into the Halloween mood. The movie involves adult themes, lots of language and violence, plus a giant rabbit. (Being influenced minimally by last month’s movie according to the writer/director Richard Kelly.)

Donnie Darko also includes many twists and turns and much interpretation is left up to the viewers as to what is actually going on. This was one of the first movies out of Hollywood that incorporated a good deal on on-line information, including puzzles to ‘unlock’ web pages and ‘secret’ codes and other such devices to increase entertainment before and after the movie’s release. There is also a very good soundtrack which does a lot to set the proper mood and enhance the weirdness. I promise it does not cop out with ‘it was all a dream’ at the end.

Discussion and at least one plausible explanation will be given after the movie. As always, popcorn will be provided and viewers are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy and maybe share.

OutLoud Reading

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Sunday, September 30th from 6-8PM.

This event is sort of an open Mic night for poets, writers, extroverts, introverts trying to change, etc. If you’ve written something, poem, essay, short piece, song, drama, humor, memoir, whatever and you would like to read it out loud for the group, you are welcome.

No one has to read to be present. I am trying to create a quiet, supportive and welcoming venue for people to try something new. If you are less talented with the creation, but have something that has particularly moved or inspired or amused you that you would like to try to read to the group, bring it on. All I ask is that proper attribution be given for any non-original works. It’s the performance that counts here. This is the other side of the coin that is the popular ‘Silent Reading’ events that have been very successful in the past. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy and maybe share.

We are in the Foundry, 3rd floor, 211 N. 14th St. Lincoln.

Social Change Game Night

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–Free Event–All Ages–All Welcome—
Friday, September 28th at 7:30 PM

Bring your favorite board or card game and enjoy a few hours unplugged from your phone. Have your own group of 4-6 people anxious to play? Post on this event to reserve a table and chairs just for you. Reservations will be held until 7:30pm.

Alcoholic beverages may be enjoyed in moderation. BYOB. We have a large refrigerator & glassware. If you have snacks to share, that is welcome as well. Please snack responsibly.

Group discussion, while playing games, of the Social Change YOU would like to see in your community is encouraged.

This event is free and the donation jar is free will.

100% of any money collected in this evening’s donation jar will be sent to tonight’s chosen recipient – Nebraska Appleseed – along with a greeting card we can all sign.

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We do not support/oppose political candidates.

Nebraska Appleseed is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity among our board, staff, interns, clerks, and volunteers. These foundational values are central to our mission to increase justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.
—Street meter parking is free after 6pm
—1st hour of parking in parking garages is free
— Common Root will pay for your 2nd hour in a parking garage
— Bring your parking garage ticket for validation!!
— Parking is $1.25/hr thereafter

“Common Root is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing a welcoming, supportive community space with resources for the purpose of mutual inspiration, education and connection.”

Streets Alive! 2018

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Join us for our outdoor movement festival on Sunday, Sept 23 from 1-4:30 PM.

Streets Alive! full of wellness, fitness, music, dance, kid’s activities, and food. Child, wheelchair, and family friendly. Nearly 2 miles of traffic-free streets in the Belmont neighborhood full of exhibitors,entertainers, fitness and sports demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Fun for all ages. More and a route map at

Lincoln Bi Night

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Join us on Monday, September 17th at 6:30 PM for Lincoln Bi Night.
Please note the new location: We’ll be in the Orange room on the 2nd floor of The Foundry Community, 211 N 14th Street.

Join us for another night of bi/pan-oriented socializing, discussion, planning, and board games!

Because of the unwanted sexual objectification and advances bi people (especially femme presenting/identifying folks) are often on the receiving end of, these events are designed to be platonic. Unwelcome sexual advances will result in you being asked to leave the group. If someone does something to make you uncomfortable please reach out to Kaitlin or Wesley. Thanks, and I hope to see you all soon!

Free Saturday – September

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

September’s Free Saturday event will be held at Peter Pan Park (33rd & X) from 2-3:30 pm on Sept. 15th. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

We’re excited to announce that FlyDogz will again be providing FREE hot dogs to Free Saturday this month!

We’re have a voter registration table and a booth representing Feed The People Lincoln at this month’s event. We hope to see you there!

Movie Night, showing “Harvey”

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Join us on Saturday, September 8th at 8 PM for a free screening of “Harvey.”

This 1951 movie was based on the play of the same name and features James Stewart and Josephine Hull, both of whom played their roles on the stage. Ms. Hull won an Oscar for Best Actress and Stewart was nominated for Best Actor, but didn’t win.

Harvey features many character actors that had long careers in the 50s, 60s and 70s. You may recognize them from other venues. Jesse White may best be remembered as the lonely Maytag Repairman.

Stewart said his part in this movie was always one of his favorites. Elwood P. Dowd is one of my heroes, ever polite, ever helpful. He was Mr. Rogers, before Mr. Rogers. He also never judged the people he met. To him everyone was a friend or at least a fellow human deserving of respect and consideration. He along with people like him today are often seen as ‘crazy’. We could all stand to be a bit more like Elwood. I try but always fall far short. I keep trying.

If you’ve ever heard a reference to a large rabbit that almost nobody can see, it probably came from this source. This movie examines alcoholism, mental illness and health, also when it’s time to have your eccentric uncle committed to an asylum and is that what you really want. The hero doesn’t get the girl, but he does flirt rather extensively. However, he’s as harmless as your host when he does so. As usual, popcorn will be provided. Feel free to bring food and drink to enjoy and/or share.