Pick: “Monster”/ Will Anderson, Dan Crane, Leslie Diuguid

Nov. 9
“Monster”/ Will Anderson, Dan Crane, Leslie Diuguid
RNG Gallery, 157 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs
Reception 7-10 pm; exhibit thru Dec. 9
Dixiequicks.com, 712.256.4140

Welcome to a world where pubescent, tipsy leviathans ride heavy, wooden, rectangular surfboards on waves of not your Grandma’s fabric; where bags of bones burn rubber and put ice in their wine.  Imagine green screen creatures. Do they...

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Tish, age 13 and 6-1, no Raggedy Ann

Here’s one of my favorite bits of Omaha Community Playhouse trivia and it involves that great native Omahan who died last week at age 86, Letitia “Tish” Baldridge. If you read Mike Kelly’s column, you know about her connection to Jackie Kennedy and her fame as an author and etiquette columnist.

More than a half century ago, she was 13 and one of many young girls who auditioned for the theater’s production of...

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Doctor Doom

David P. Murphy has published three books about flesh-eating zombies, but Murphy thought it was time to tackle apocalypse in his two new books, “Doomsday Survival Handbook” and “Rapturella.”

David Murphy has managed to publish five books, three of which deal with zombies, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.

Murphy said he grew up making fun of bad television, and that’s where his ideas for the books...

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Go Goth

Dominikat clothing continues to make a name for itself amidst the lacking market for Goths and punks while preparing its classical look for the goth ball this year.

Lee Cunningham was determined to make his own clothes when current fashions, trends and materials just didn’t suit his palette.

Cunningham pointed out it’s difficult to separate fads from what is here to stay, but he suspects the steam punk look is...

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Pick: Allen Stone

November 1
Allen Stone w/ Selah Sue & Tingsek
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8:30 p.m., $15.50, onepercentproductions.com

Allen Stone is a young dude from Washington who has delved into a R&B-inflected rock sound that thrives on the sound of vintage soul. After releasing his self-titled second album by himself, Stone signed on with ATO Records and re-released the album earlier this year. Stevie...

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Pick: Cheap Girls

November 7
Cheap Girls w/ the Front Bottoms
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $8 in advance/$10 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

On the surface, there's nothing all that remarkable about Michigan's Cheap Girls, but once Ian Graham, his brother Ben and Adam Aymor plug in and kick out the jams, their hook-filled songs are hard to shake out of one's head. Cheap Girls play a brand of power-pop that...

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Pick: Read It & Eat Culinary Conference

Saturday, November 5
Read It & Eat Culinary Conference
W. Dale Clark Library 215 S. 15th St., (402) 444-4800.
11:00am, FREE.
 
Read it and Eat is an upcoming Omaha culinary conference at the Omaha Public Library. The menu of events begins at 11am with a greeting by Lois Friedman, an Omaha native who helped launch the Omaha Meals and Wheels, taught cooking classes, conducted cookbook lectures at Canyon Ranch...

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