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Omaha lit fest art events…Bemis auction…

(Downtown) omaha lit fest starts Thursday with “Defining Omaha: Writing about local arts and culture” a panel featuring culture writers Sarah Baker Hansen, Leo Adam Biga, Kim Carpenter, Michael Krainak and Jasmine Maharisi at W. Dale Clark Library.  The festival follows with art exhibits, book signings and discussions based on the theme of Silk and Sawdust: The Heart and Mechanics of Literature (see 8-days)....


Dinner Still Served with Circle Theater

There’s so little left of our once-flourishing dinner theater scene that it’s tempting to mention the menu — meat loaf, garlic/parmesan chicken breast or ravioli in white sauce with broccoli florets — before reminding you that Doug Marr is still directing delightful entertainment at his Circle Theatre.

            This time it’s An Inspector Calls, the dramatic thriller by J.B. Priestly, opening Friday, Oct. 14,...


Bemis art talk Oct 6…Kent Bellows students’ HeLa cell art project…

Current Bemis Center artists in residence Quynh Vantu (installation), Shannon Rankin (installation/collage/sculpture), and Gwenessa Lam (painting) lead the First Thursday Art Talk on October 6, 7p.m.

Rebecca Skloot, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, speaks at the 21st Women & Health Lecture, October 6 at the Orpheum Theatre.  Guests will hear the story of Lacks, a...


‘Belt Gets Creepy Again, Beasley Does Wilson

The Shelterbelt promises that Shelterskelter 16 opens Oct. 6 with “a great mix of creepy, spooky and darkly humorous” plays, including one by Omahan Jeremy Johnson, the other eight by playwrights from New York to California.

            They run right through Oct. 31 with the “definitely not for little kids” caveat. While tickets generally cost $15 and $12, opening weekend and some other occasions offer a $10...


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