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Doctor Mysterian

The Year the Music Died

Heartland Healing

Acupuncture

Theater Pick

Amy Schumer

Visual Art Pick

Art + Yoga

Heartland Healing

Sneezy?

Planet Power

Cosmic Forecast, Oct. 4-10

Happy October! Love is in the air (Libra is an “air” sign). Love is the way (I’ve got the proof brewin’ in me basement! I’ll show you someday). In the temple of Osiris, I’ve already learned that Hell is no longer being able to express love after having once tasted love. Therefore, what must be Heaven? Please answer me next week, when we both seek to speak once again of LOVE from above. ’Til then, my friend, let’s...

Rating Meditating: Think less, feel better

It was about 1985 when I first heard of a doctor prescribing meditation to a patient to address a medical condition. I was impressed. Personally, I had already seen and experienced the benefits of meditation but for a conventionally trained M.D. to recognize both that meditation improves health and that he was unqualified to teach it and needed to refer his patient — that was impressive.

Hundreds of studies show...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend

October 5th
Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend
Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St.
8 p.m., $35-$45

Comedian and best-selling author Mike Birbiglia is bringing his one-man show My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend to Omaha.

Birbiglia said the show is about how he decided to get married despite not believing in the idea of marriage.

“It’s about love and pain and first kisses and first girlfriends. It’s about all...

Theater Cold Cream

Odd Coupling: Rothko’s Red and Funny Girl

No, you’re not getting an essay contrasting Jerry Longe as artist Mark Rothko in Red with Ariel Talacko as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Suffice it to say, viva la difference.

And that’s without making it three for three by catching Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus the next night, doing back-to-back Blue Barn, Creighton and the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Instead of flipping a coin to pick between the two...

8 Days-DO NOT USE

Pick: La Traviata

La Traviata
October 5th and 7th
Slosburg Hall, Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
7:30 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m., Sunday/Tickets start at $19.00
    
Opera Omaha wants to rock out its 55th season, so it brought big opera back. “We wanted three larger-than-life productions that would excite and energize as many music and art lovers as possible,” Opera Omaha General Director Roger Weitz said via e-mail.

He’s off to...

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