The Wood Brothers w/ Patrick Sweany

Oct. 26 The Wood Brothers w/ Patrick Sweany Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com Armed with two voices, a bass and acoustic guitar, The Wood Brothers specialize in delivering raw, unapologetic bluesy folk-rock, oozing with emotive lyrics. Chris Wood is one of the founding members of Medeski, Martin and Wood, a jazz trio formed in 1991. After reveling in moderate success with them,...

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An Inaugural Ride to Freedom

Oct. 26 An Inaugural Ride to Freedom Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey St. Screening and post-show Q & A w/ director Akintunde $9, $7 seniors/students/teachers/military 7 p.m., 933.0259, filmstreams.org Get on the bus! By the hundreds of thousands, people did just that in January 2009 to see the inauguration of Barack Obama. Answering the call to witness history was a busload of Nebraskans who...

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Dr. Dog w/ Here We Go Magic

Oct. 25 Dr. Dog w/ Here We Go Magic Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $14 ADV/$16 DOS onepercentproductions.com The throwback sounds of Dr. Dog — dusty as a thrift store vinyl; a melodic marriage of The Band and The Beach Boys whose offspring grew up loving Modest Mouse and Built to Spill — surely rank high among the classic rock-loving masses. The group self-produced and recorded their first few records at...

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Benson Zombie Walk

Oct. 23 Benson Zombie Walk Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. and throughout downtown Benson 6 p.m., FREE, zombiewalkomaha.com The last few years zombies have assaulted America. It began in small pockets dotting the country — at inconspicuous locations such as Bill Murray’s house (see Zombieland), most video game consoles owned by 14-year-olds with shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentalities, and any place Joan...

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LaVista Taste & Tailgate Chili Cook-off

Oct. 23 LaVista Taste & Tailgate Chili Cook-off Quality Brands, 13255 Centech Road 2 p.m., $30, 339.2078, lavistachamber.org Few comfort foods conjure warm memories of frost-covered windows and football on the television like a hearty bowl of chili. For those who don’t want to slave over a hot pot, trying to come up with the perfect blend of spices, veggies and meat, the LaVista Chamber of Commerce has a...

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Avi Buffalo w/ Mother Culture

Avi Buffalo w/ Mother Culture Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $8, theslowdown.com It’s easier to tone down our personal disappointments when we are able to relate them to others’ failures. Conversely, through their sudden triumphs we can be led to inspiration. Like a Long Beach kid named Avi who drops his dream of pro skateboarding — fear causing him to pick up a guitar — and eventually opens for Modest...

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College Night w/ Voodoo Method

Oct. 22 College Night w/ Voodoo Method Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. 7-9 p.m., FREE for students w/ valid university ID 342.3300, joslyn.org Joslyn Art Museum’s annual college night is going virtual this year with SCVNGR, a social media tool. SCVNGR lets users do an online scavenger hunt, win points and get prizes. Joslyn’s college night trek will be object-based and will lead players through the museum to...

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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 ...