Surreal’s 9th Annual 420 Event

April 20 Surreal’s 9th Annual 420 Event Featuring Funk Trek, Mars Black, E.Babbas and more The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $8, onepercentproductions.com Smokers, rev up your, bongs. It’s that time again. For the ninth straight year, local emcee Zach “Surreal” Hennings will host his “420 Event,” an event where smokers of all walks of life can celebrate the mighty marijuana plant and revel in its...

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Booked: Poems in Your Pockets, Author Signings and More

* If you work downtown, consider checking out the Nebraska Arts Council’s "Wednesday Words," this Wednesday, April 13, in the Burlington Place Building at 10th and Farnam in the lower level. Author and screenwriter Richard Dooling (White Man's Grave, Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital) will be this week’s featured speaker. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The event is free and runs from 11:45 a.m....

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Open Minds

On April 21, KANEKO previews Portals, a multimedia event examining different modalities of creative expression. When the finished production premiers in the fall, it means to seamlessly join live performers on stage with remote artists via video and the web to extend the limits of performance and the dynamics of human connection in the digital age. The work of several national artists is featured, including a...

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The Coffins of Little Hope

Timothy Schaffert’s new novel The Coffins of Little Hope (Unbridled) takes its elegiac tone from Essie, the elderly obit writer and sage of a fading ag town. Her inquisitiveness and intuition make her the apt narrator for relating this rural gothic tale of faith on trial. Schaffert, founder-director of the Omaha Lit Fest and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecturer, has a predilection for idiosyncratic...

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Fash Flood

LOCAL FASH Calling all Queens and Mad Hatters! On Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., Omaha’s first public tea party will take place. Attendees are encouraged to don their tea party best, with suggested attire in the themes of everything from colonial garb to Alice in Wonderland-style costumes. The Omaha Tea Party (no political affiliation) will take place on the south side of Memorial Park, along Dodge Street. Tea...

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Garment District

Omaha boutique Garment District states their motto beautifully as a single line on the back of their business card: “New York inspiration, Omaha innovation." But with Omaha’s number of fashion forward boutiques on the rise, and other businesses claiming to be New York-like, shoppers doubt the validity of said motto. Is this truly a New York-shopping experience? As I arrive one late February afternoon at The...

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Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion”

3 UP, 3 DOWN April 13-17 Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion” Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs April 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., April 16 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., April 17 at 1 and 5 p.m., $38-$98, ticketmaster.com The high-flying acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil will be back in the Omaha metro beginning next Wednesday, April 13, at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. There will be seven chances in...

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So Bad, It’s Good

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