The 9s

Jan. 7 The 9s Stir Live and Loud, Harrah’s Casino, Council Bluffs 9 p.m., $5, 712.329.6000, harrahscouncilbluffs.com There’s this … thing going around. A sort of neo-soul/funk. It’s apparently all the would-be rage. Just look at the last thing Ariel Pink did. Unlike the golden days, the performers are predominately white. Filtered through the lens of latter-day irony. The 9s, one of Omaha’s answers to...

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Monster Jam

Jan. 7-9 Monster Jam Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; $30-45, $5 and up for kids 800.745.3000, ticketmaster.com If watching super-sized trucks do Transformer-like demolition derby feats is a turn on, then Monster Jam may be your hard-bodied wet dream come true. We’re talking powerful, custom-built models 12-feet high and 12-feet wide and weighing five...

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Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes!

Jan. 6-9 Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes! Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Jan. 6, 7 p.m.; Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Jan. 9, 1 and 4:30 p.m.; $10 Jan. 6, $12-50 Jan. 7-9, 800.745.3000, sesamestreetlive.com What ever happened to Super Grover? Remember the blue monster that clumsily tried to help cats stuck in trees, and restaurateurs without forks on Sesame Street?...

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Scream the Truth at the World:  Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto

Through Feb. 25 Scream the Truth at the World: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Hidden Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto Jewish Community Center Art Gallery, 333 S. 132nd St. Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE, 335-6564, jccomaha.org “What we were unable to cry and scream out to the world we buried in the ground … I would love to see the moment in which the great...

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Yesterday and Today

Through Dec. 31 Yesterday and Today Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Thurs. 7:30 p.m., $38; Fri. 7 p.m., $50 and 10 p.m., $75 553.0800, omahaplayhouse.org Tribute shows are de rigueur for certain performers so ingrained in the collective consciousness that fans crave vicarious incarnations of them. Any Beatles tribute is hot stuff right now given the confluence of Fab Four phantasmagoria in 2010. First,...

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Noon Year’s Eve

Dec. 31 Noon Year’s Eve Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., FREE w/ membership and for ages 2 and under/$7.75 ages 3-11/$11.50 ages 12 and over/seniors $10, omahazoo.com For those with children, the days of going out on New Year’s Eve may have long since passed. Few places offer events for families of all ages to come together and celebrate the coming of the new year. With an early countdown and...

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Happy GOO Year

Dec. 31 Happy GOO Year Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., 21+, $15 ADV/$20 DOS, theslowdown.com For those of you brave enough to have attended a GOO New Year’s party, you know it’s kind of like an episode of “Survivor.” Only those who can survive the lines and massive crowd are worthy to reap the benefits of a party so epic that I’m surprised it isn’t sold out as I write this. For those not...

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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 ... more »


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 ... more »


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 ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

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