Lights On

Storytellers drawn to boxing’s inherent drama invariably find redemption at its soul and conflict as its heart. Ring tales are on a roll thanks to Mark Wahlberg's Oscar-winning film The Fighter and FX's series, “Lights Out,” (the series finale airs next Tuesday, April 5 at 9 p.m.). Although FX recently announced it has decided not to renew the show for a second season, the show received favorable reviews from...

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Booked: Poetry Slam Champion Performs

* This Wednesday, March 30, two-time National Poetry Slam champ Sierra DeMulder will perform at the OM Center at 12th and Howard in the Old Market at 8 p.m. She is promoting her first full-length collection of poetry, The Bones Below. There is a $7 suggested donation. * Thursday, March 31, Lit Undressed will present “The Spirit of the Female Beats” at the RNG Gallery next to Dixie Quick's at 1915 Leavenworth...

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Ruta Sepetys

3 UP, 3 DOWN Wednesday, April 6 Ruta Sepetys Author, Between Shades of Gray Signing and Public appearance The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific 7 p.m., bookwormomaha.com Art imitates life. Art imitates reality. For Ruta Sepetys’ new book, you might say art imitates virtual reality. To add to her extensive research for her new book Between Shades of Gray, described as a moving portrayal of a 15-year-old Lithuanian girl...

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A Special Evening with Jun Kaneko

PICK OF THE WEEK March 31 A Special Evening with Jun Kaneko Kaneko Bow Truss, 1111 Jones St. 5:30 p.m. exhibit, 6:30 p.m. discussion-presentation, 8 p.m. fashion show $25 ADV/$35 door 402.345.0606, ticketomaha.com Uber Omaha artist Jun Kaneko is the focus of a meta series of events this spring and summer titled Metamorphosis. Kaneko, the “Open Space for Your Mind” site in the Old Market, features his acclaimed...

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Queens of the Stone Age

April 2 Queens of the Stone Age Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. 8 p.m., $38.55, sokolunderground.com Omaha’s gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to Queens of the Stone Age shows in years past, but the band’s making up for it. To celebrate the release of the remastered and expanded edition of the band’s self-titled debut album, Josh Homme and his fellow Queens will be hitting Sokol on Saturday...

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Omaha Rollergirls vs. Brew City Bruisers

April 2 Omaha Rollergirls vs. Brew City Bruisers Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs Doors 6 p.m., Whistle at 7 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 day-of omaharollergirls.org Raw, rough and buff, the Omaha Rollergirls are gearing up for another smackdown on the flat-track this Saturday. Omaha’s competitive roller derby team features female skaters with nicknames like Anna Maniac and Molly Massacre taking on the...

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Janet Jackson

April 5 Janet Jackson Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 p.m., $49.50-$125, 341.1500 qwestcenteromaha.com   The legendary Janet Jackson (that’s “Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty”) is known for her famously quirky family and the infamous Super Bowl “Nipplegate.” But this week she showcases her cache of jams, bringing the Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour to Omaha, representing hits from the many eras of...

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