Holiday Wishes

It could be Santa, Yahweh or the Universe that makes wishes come true, but I like to think it’s simply the power of the wisher. Ultimately the awesome strength of a positive self-fulfilling prophecy can make dreams, wishes and visions into reality. Oprah says “pray on it,” we say wish on it — and it’s really the same thing. We asked an exceptional bunch of Omahans to relate their own holiday wishes,...

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Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies w/ The Big Deep

Dec. 9 Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies w/ The Big Deep Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, One of Omaha’s best artists, Brad Hoshaw, brings together the band that launched him from singer-songwriter to bandleader and helped land him the 2010 OEA Award for Artist of the Year. This Waiting Room show will reunite members of the original Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies plus feature...

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Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band CD Release Party w/ Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective

Dec. 10 Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band CD Release Party w/ Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective Slowdown, 729 N.14th St. 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS (admission includes CD) 614.3663, When Steve Villamonte isn’t whipping up gourmet delights or planning the next menu for an Omaha Press Club event, he’s jamming with fellow musicians of the 808 Band. Described as homegrown rock with a fusion of...

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We Walk Vertically

Dec. 10-17 We Walk Vertically Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts, 3303 Leavenworth St. Reception Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m., FREE Hours by appt. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 505.7161, Since 2007 The Kent Bellows Studio has encouraged creative action through its mentorship programs partnering high school students with artists. This exhibit, the first in their newly renovated...

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Interrupt: Works by Adam Nielsen

Dec. 10 Interrupt: Works by Adam Nielsen Birdhouse Collectibles, 1111 N. 13th St. Suite 123 in the Mastercraft Building Reception 6-10 p.m., FREE 577.0711, If you’ve yet to visit North Downtown Omaha’s Birdhouse Collectible, this Friday is the time to do it. Attendees will experience a completely new incarnation of Jessica McKay’s interior design showroom, Birdhouse Collectible, as...

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For Colored Girls

Dec. 10-19, Jan. 6-16 For Colored Girls John Beasley Theater, 3010 Q St. Thurs.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. and Sun. 3 p.m. $27, $22 students/seniors/TAG members, $16 Thurs. 502.5767, The title may seem direct in its selected audience, but don’t let that dissuade you from experiencing the emotions from this play’s epic storytelling. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is...

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Jane Austen Tea

Dec. 11 Jane Austen Tea W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St. 2-4 p.m., FREE, 444.4844 Novelist Jane Austen’s work is filed by some under what would be modern day cinema’s equivalent of the romantic comedy. But while Austen did pen stories involving amorous entanglements, her work’s real strength was in its spot-on observations and social commentary regarding morality, the divide between...

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