Groundhog Prom

Feb. 5 Groundhog Prom Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13 St. 21+, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., $8 ADV/$10 DOS 346.9802, groundhogprom.com Thirty-three years and still jesting? Yep. Omaha's annual gathering of merry pranksters continues Saturday, and this year’s culturally relevant theme goes by the “Wiki-Licious Costume Ball.” Due to the recent WikiLeaks uproar, you're encouraged to wear something “transparent.” In case you...

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Concert/Benefit for People’s City Mission featuring Pharmacy Spirits, The Surprise Left, Strawberry

Feb. 5 Concert/Benefit for People's City Mission featuring Pharmacy Spirits, The Surprise Left, Strawberry Burns The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St., Lincoln 9:30 p.m., $6 admission or $3 with two or more cans/boxes of food, bourbontheatre.com, 402.477.4776 OK, so we can all agree that benefits are great, especially for things like the People's City Mission, one of Lincoln's chief advocacy and outreach organizations...

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Drawing Omaha from Manhattan: An Exhibition by Edgar Jerins

Jan. 28-March 4 Drawing Omaha from Manhattan: An Exhibition by Edgar Jerins Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University, 2500 California Plz. Reception Jan. 28, 5-8 p.m., gallery open daily 1-4 p.m. FREE, 280.2261, creighton.edu It is clear that Edgar Jerins was a close friend and mentee of super-realist painter Kent Bellows — Jerins’ dramatic large-scale “narrative noir” charcoal images are hauntingly real,...

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The Show is the Rainbow w/ Machete Archive and Prairies

January 28 The Show is the Rainbow w/ Machete Archive and Prairies Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $8, onepercentproductions.com Love or loathe, there’s one thing you can’t do with The Show is the Rainbow: ignore. Darren Keen’s histrionic antics combine angst and rock front man wriggling. He’s stripped back down to the one-man-band format, singing and wailing his screeds over pre-recorded electronic...

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Rebelution w/ Iration and Orgone

Jan. 29 Rebelution w/ Iration and Orgone Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 8 p.m., $16 ADV/$18 DOS, onepercentproductions.com The Santa Barbara-based reggae band, Rebelution, has seen a sudden surge in popularity outside California thanks to its recent collaboration with Bay area hip-hop heavyweights, Zion I. Not to say these guys never put in the work. Since Rebelution’s 2007 debut, Courage To Grow, its fan base has...

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Cathedral Flower Festival

Jan. 29-30 Cathedral Flower Festival St. Cecilia Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St. Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m. FREE, cathedralartsproject.org A frigid Nebraska January isn’t hospitable to very much other than tropical vacation fantasies. Luckily for local dreamers, this weekend’s Cathedral Flower Fest provides a false sense of spring and a little south of the border spin. Xalapa, Mexico, dubbed the...

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Science Fair

Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 Science Fair Urban Storage Building, 1215 Leavenworth St. 6:30-11 p.m. both nights, FREE facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=173400142698053 Space. Give an artist some and see how far they can push the walls, figuratively speaking. There are no dimensions to imagination. See what happens when 90-plus artists are let loose on a like number of storage spaces in an urban warehouse where the only creative...

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The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ...


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ...


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ...


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ...