July 15: Opening Reception: Kjell Peterson:  From the Redwood Forests

July 15
Opening Reception: Kjell Peterson:  From the Redwood Forests
Bemis Underground, 724 S. 12th St.
6-9p.m., FREE
bemiscenter.org, 402.341.7130

“From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters, this land was made for you and me…” Lyrics by Woodie Guthrie preceded Omaha artist Kjell Erik Peterson’s exhibit opening this weekend at Bemis Underground.  The San Francisco-bred artist similarly examines...

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FASH FLOOD

This weekend, Omahans looking to beat the heat can attend two indoor fashion shows taking place at Nomad Lounge in the Old Market.

A Vanity Affair fashion show will take place Friday, July 15th.  It will benefit the Micah House, an emergency homeless shelter in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Designers such as Dan Richters, Illa Ridder and Jon Portrey will showcase their original designs. There will be live dance, music...

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Booked: Author Signings and Free Books for Kids

Check out some free poetry and music this Thursday at Tunes in Independence Square in downtown Ralston (77th and Main St. in the gazebo to be exact). Music is provided by Joey Gulizia & The G Notes; the poetry comes from Greg Kosmicki. The event runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the first 200 attendees can snag some free food.

Though it’s not about Dorothy or the Wizard of Oz, author Tracy Seeley will be at the...

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July 12: A Community Discussion with Lavie Raven:  Urban Art in the Community

July 12
A Community Discussion with Lavie Raven:  Urban Art in the Community
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
7 p.m. Free. http://www.kentbellows..org


Presented by the Kent Bellows Studios, Brigitte McQueen, Director of The Union for Contemporary Art, will facilitate the discussion with Raven. Raven founded the University of Hip-Hop in Chicago, a multi-disciplinary approach to youth development that...

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July 10: Speaking of the Elders, Intertribal Stories of Survivance

July 10
Speaking of the Elders, Intertribal Stories of Survivance
Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.
2 p.m.; suggested $10 donation but any free-will donation appreciated
402-238-7088

Get a glimpse of Native American culture when elders from the Oglala Sioux, Omaha, Winnebago and Cheyenne nations deliver testimonies of survival, and Native actors/readers preview a play by Valery Killscrow Copeland. Elders Violet Gladfelter,...

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July 9: Red Sky Showcase: The Confidentials, Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band, and more

July 9
Red Sky Showcase: The Confidentials, Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band, Cleo's Apartment and Matt Gagne & the Blues Experience
Deuce’s Lounge, 12107 Emmet Street
7 p.m., $5, (402) 505-8138

The final showcase to help select the local bands performing at the inaugural Red Sky Music Festival features three Omaha bands and one from Des Moines. The Confidentials have become one of the Midwest’s premier party hosts with...

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July 8: Ben Folds

July 8
Ben Folds
Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Boulevard
8 p.m., $35 in advance/$40 day-of-show, 21 and up, http://www.stircove.com

Ben Folds' biggest hit has always been a sidestep from what makes Ben Folds such a captivating musician. 1997's “Brick” off of Ben Folds Five's Whatever & Ever Amen painted Folds as a somber, delicate songwriter. Meanwhile, Folds had already cultivated a fan base that knew his...

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