Oktoberfest, the beloved German drinking holiday, kicked off last weekend in Omaha with a big party at Gerda’s. If you missed that one, don’t worry: Assorted bars and cultural organizations have events lined up every single weekend this month.
» Jerry’s Bar, 6301 Military Ave., is up this weekend with a Saturday bash that begins at 11 a.m. — just in time for kickoff of the Husker game against UCLA. Jerry’s will have a variety of German beers on tap. For $12, patrons can buy a liter of the German beer of their choice, keep the mug and get $7 refills all day and into the wee hours of the morning. Or, if they happen to already own a liter-sized beer mug, they can bring their own for $7 drinks all day.
» The German-American Society of Omaha will celebrate the next weekend. Festivities will take place at 3717 S. 120th St., and will run from 5 p.m. to midnight on Sept. 20 and from 11:30 to midnight on Sept. 21. Features include authentic German food and music, children’s activities, men’s and women’s beer drinking contests and a raffle. Admission is $5. For more information, or for a complete schedule of events, visit germanamericansociety.org.
» And finally, on the last weekend of the month, the Crescent Moon Ale House, 3578 Farnam St., will hold its 12th annual celebration outside in the Moon’s beer garden. The bar will have a bunch of German beers on tap, including Spaten, Weihnstephaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner, Warsteiner and Ayinger, as well as craft and seasonal American ales. Festivities will also include live polka music, German food options and free admission. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. The event will take place on Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sept. 28 from noon to 2 a.m. More information is available at Facebook.com/CrescentMoonAlehouse.