Idris Goodwin SLAM Poetry

Feb. 17 Idris Goodwin SLAM Poetry Metropolitan Community College Elkorn Valley Campus 204th and Dodge, 1 p.m., FREE Idris Goodwin is a man of many hats — educator, hip-hop artist, HBO Def Poet, essayist and award-winning playwright. When Goodwin speaks, you have no choice but to listen, as almost every word he utters is a lesson in itself. These Are The Breaks is Goodwin‘s debut collection of poetic essays that...

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Step Afrika!

Feb. 18 Step Afrika! Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $19-$35, 345.0606, or Step Afrika! should be a real treat for anyone who loves dance but has never seen a step show. Stepping, which is very popular in African-American fraternities and sororities, gets blended here with traditional African dances. Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional...

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Omaha Lancers Hockey

Feb. 18-19 Omaha Lancers Hockey Friday vs. Green Bay Gamblers, Saturday vs. Lincoln Stars Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. 7:05 p.m. both nights, $14-$16, 800.745.3000, In their 25th season on the ice, the Western Conference-leading Omaha Lancers have provided entertainment for hundreds of thousands of area sports fans. They’ve inspired countless kids to lace up their skates and take up the...

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Loom Weaves Brasil’s Carnaval

Feb. 19 Loom Weaves Brasil's Carnaval Nomad Lounge, 1013 Jones St. 9 p.m., $5, 21+, 884.1231 Loom brings the dance to Nomad Lounge this Saturday for a Brazilian themed Carnaval celebration promising an "explosive cultural exploration." The famous holiday is in the same vein as Fat Tuesday — one last chance to party down before repenting ahead of Easter. This installment of the popular...

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Murder by Death w/ The Builders And The Butchers

Feb. 20 Murder by Death w/ The Builders And The Butchers & Damion Suomi And The Minor Prophets Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $12, Can someone please tell Bill Murray and Harold Remis to make amends and get Ghostbusters 3 out? Because I thought I just heard the ghost of Johnny Cash's voice. Murder by Death's Adam Turla's vocals bleed shades of the Man in Black and are the linchpin...

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Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

Feb. 19 Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole Holland Center Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $25, 345.0606, The upbeat, soaring blues-inflected vocals, fiddling and accordion of multi-instrumentalist Cedric Watson and his band are the perfect warm escape from the cold, and a foreshadowing of spring. Nominated twice for Grammys, the 27-year-old Texas-born, Louisiana transplant Watson plays a...

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Dine Out for the Arts

Feb. 22 Dine Out for the Arts Various Council Bluffs and Omaha locations 712.328.4992, Fifteen local restaurants are doing their part to support the Omaha area's vibrant art scene Tuesday for the fifth annual Dine Out for the Arts. This benefit for the Bluff's Art Council pairs the work of local artists with area restaurants, and delivers a portion of the proceeds to the Council. So, if you've been...

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