Pick: Games++

November 10
Games++
Bemis Underground, 12th and Leavenworth St.
9am-9pm, Free
 
Think you’re a leet game developer who’s looking for an opportunity to create an awesome game that’ll get everybody hooked? Or are you a pro gamer who’s looking to show off your mad skills? Whether your specialty is in board games, card games, or video games, Alex Myers and Jeff Thompson are hosting a 12-hour Game Jam where gamers...

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Pick: Jackson Browne

November 12
Jackson Browne w/ Sara Watkins
Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St.
7:30 p.m., $49 to $170, ticketomaha.com

Billed as an acoustic tour, Jackson Browne will present a career-spanning selection of his songs with all-new set lists nightly. Browne rose up in the New York music scene in the late 60s, gaining major notice for his work writing and playing on Nico's Chelsea Girl album. He then launched his...

entered on 11/05/12 at 07:06 PM | read more »


Pick: Small Houses

November 8th
Small Houses w/ Field Club, Great American Desert
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $7, theslowdown.com

Jeremy Quentin plays country-leaning indie folk songs under the name Small Houses. The Michigan-based Quention packs his low-key songs with intimate details and delivers then with a delicate, sweet singing voice. Quentin gently rollicking instrumentals center around finger-picked guitar...

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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...

entered on 11/04/12 at 04:07 PM | read more »


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...

entered on 11/01/12 at 07:19 PM | read more »


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...

entered on 10/31/12 at 08:43 PM | read more »


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