Of Montreal w/ Janelle Monae

Oct. 22 Of Montreal w/ Janelle Monae Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. 8 p.m., $25, onepercentproductions.com There is nothing boring about this band. Ever-changing in sound and scope, Georgia hipsters Of Montreal play spacey jams that swing from indie lo-fi to baroque pop to glitchy kraut-rock. Creator Kevin Barnes even sang half a show’s worth of material while naked in Las Vegas recently. Add to that some...

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Masters and Music: String Theory

Oct. 24 Masters and Music: String Theory UNO Art Gallery, 6001 Dodge St. 5 p.m., $15, 554.2402 Local artist Leslie Iwai captivated the audience during her 2008 MONA performance piece, “Fee! Fie! Fo! Fum!” after spending four months baking chalk-laced bread to present an “exploration of hunger, myth and hope.” More recently, Iwai meticulously hung 900 clay horses in the Florence Mill ArtLoft, a testament to...

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Druha Trava w/ Southpaw Bluegrass Band

Oct. 20 Druha Trava w/ Southpaw Bluegrass Band Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 8 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com Druha Trava made a splash in the international bluegrass community in 1999 when the band released the gorgeously poignant New Freedom Bell with Peter Rowan. The attention got this Czech Republic-based five-piece spots at several U.S. festivals and they have played the states consistently since then....

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If These Walls Could Talk ...

Through May 31 If These Walls Could Talk, Architecture in General Is Pretentious and Static Resolution: Between the Actual Polyester Gallery, 1618 Harney St. 345.0231, polyestergallery.com Downtown’s Polyester Gallery continues bringing contemporary artists to Omaha with If These Walls Could Talk, a photography show featuring three leading female artists. Seattle artist Holly Andres shows photography from her...

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Booze, Bands and BBQ

Oct. 18 Booze, Bands and BBQ Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $15, fsmomaha.com There’s nothing quite like the spicy glaze of a slow-cooked, pulled-pork sandwich, shredded and packed onto an oversized bun. Throw on some tangy coleslaw and you have yourself some sweet fixins, which is exactly what regional BBQ’ers are offering tonight at the Waiting Room. The cover includes all you can eat BBQ from vendors...

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Glamorous Antique Sale w/ Mary Thompson

Sept. 17-19 Glamorous Antique Sale w/ Mary Thompson Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, 651.2327 bancroftstreetmarket.com Omaha hoarder Mary Thompson, whom TLC and The Reader profiled in 2010, is holding an antique sale to support her ongoing recovery. Among the potpourri for sale is a mink coat, vintage hats, collectible purses, jewelry, four-poster beds, dressers, a dining room table,...

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Carrie Underwood w/ Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia

Oct. 17 Carrie Underwood w/ Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 7:30 p.m., $35.50-$55.50 qwestcenteromaha.com Maybe it’s because I grew up listening to the Rebas of 1980s country music on the radio of my mom’s beat-up, blue Mustang, but I have a soft spot for Carrie Underwood. Originally I negatively snap-judged Underwood, after she flew up the fame ladder winning season four of...

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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 ...