Tips for Sedaris, Ian Fleming airport

* Book tours can be grueling for authors, but they also can be lucrative. And writers can rake in serious cash for speaking engagements. Bestselling author David Sedaris took it a step further on one of his tours by setting a tip jar on his signing table. Though it was free for fans to get their book signed, many tipped. Sedaris wound up collecting over $4,000 in tips, he tells The National Post. “The problem was...

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Naughy Santa

Join Santa’s Helpers at the Old Market Tavern this Friday night, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m to win prizes and more and be there when we auction off original naughty santa outfits created by Tamara and her Basic Tease team. Hair and makeup by the always fabulous Bracus Spencer of TRU Salon and Spa. Auction proceeds benefit Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3416 Woolworth Ave. See you there!

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Rad Kadillac Holiday Event w/ Somasphere, Mitch Gettman Band and SFS

Dec. 16 Rad Kadillac Holiday Event w/ Somasphere, Mitch Gettman Band and SFS Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., FREE, radkadillac.com ’Tis the season to be rocking and giving! Rad Kadillac Productions is feeling festive this holiday season and has decided to give the Omaha community the gift of music. This Thursday, at The Waiting Room, the Rad Kad gang will stuffing your stocking with their annual free night...

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Drink ’N Draw

Dec. 16 Drink ’N Draw New BLK Gallery, 1213 Jones St. 8-10p.m., 19+, $5, thenewblk.com If you were expecting this event to be an opportunity to draw a penis on the face of your passed out friend, you’ve been mistaken. The New BLK Gallery presents the adult alternative, Drink ’N Draw, a dynamic and refreshing take on the model art class. Whether you're a cartoonist or painter, artists over the age of...

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Southpaw Bluegrass Band

Dec. 17 Southpaw Bluegrass Band 1020, 5013 Underwood Ave. 9 p.m., FREE, 991.1020 1020omaha.com Omaha’s Nebraska-grass ambassadors Southpaw Bluegrass Band (SpBB) will celebrate eight years of picking first-rate original bluegrass music Friday night. High Lonesome sounds will ring through the Dundee area as the band plays in honor of its eighth anniversary and guitarist/vocalist David Fleming’s 34th birthday. The...

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Clever w/ Straight Outta Junior High & The Jes Winter Band

Dec. 18 Clever w/ Straight Outta Junior High & The Jes Winter Band Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com A late-’90s Omaha favorite, Clever rocked places like the Ranch Bowl where the band drew sweaty, moshing crowds full of adulating fans. But quicker than you can say “grasshopper takeover,” the group decided to head for greener pastures down in St. Louis for a gig opening for...

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The Jazzwholes and Friends w/ DJ W.E.R.D.

Dec. 18 The Jazzwholes and Friends w/ DJ W.E.R.D. Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 8 p.m., $8, theslowdown.com Break-up? What break-up? Forget about that. The Jazzwholes are back for another round of experimental jazz along with special guest DJ W.E.R.D. Although their official demise was back in 2008, the five-piece outfit has been reuniting more often as of late. According to the Jazzwholes’ Facebook page, the boys...

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