The Empty Spaces w/ Honey and Darling & Blue Lights Shine Bright

April 23 The Empty Spaces w/ Honey and Darling & Blue Lights Shine Bright O'Leaver's, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Rd. 9:30 p.m., $5, oleavers.com Based in Kansas City, the Empty Spaces is just one of Mat Shoare's many projects that have ranged from pop punk in high school to metal and finally settling comfortably into indie rock. The Empty Spaces began as a solo project and evolved into a three piece while recording its...

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Earth Day Omaha

April 23 Earth Day Omaha Elmwood Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, earthdayomaha.com Back in the day Earth Day celebrations were punctuated with eco-crusading hippies, hackeysacking in Birkenstocks and swathed in patchouli. But, as the Earth itself continues to warm, sustainability too has become an ever-hotter mainstream topic. This year’s Earth Day Omaha celebration features earth-friendly demos, speakers and family...

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Found Footage Festival

April 22 Found Footage Festival Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, foundfootagefest.com If you like unintentional comedy and yearn for the days of the humble VCR, this is the show for you. According to their website, hosts and founders Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher “began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, ‘Inside and Outside Custodial Duties’ in a...

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Omaha Friends of Jung Presents Creativity, Imagination and Well-Being Through Art and Music

April 23 Omaha Friends of Jung Presents Creativity, Imagination and Well-Being Through Art and Music Tip-Top Ballroom, 1502 Cuming St. 7 p.m. to midnight, $20 at the door 402.390.6044, http://omahafriendsofjung.com A celebration of the Collective Unconscious and the arrival of spring are on tap when local adherents of the late Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung and his tenets throw an archetypal bash. Catch the...

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Booked: Much, Much Cooler Than You

* There’s a dual book signing this Saturday at the Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific. Sarah McKinstry-Brown will sign copies of her book, Cradling Monsoons, and Amy Plettner will sign hers, Undoing Orion’s Belt, at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Both writers have received MFAs from the University of Nebraska — McKinstry-Brown’s in poetry and Plettner’s in writing — and both are promoting their...

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<p>Mihoko Kinoshita and Gerard Powers star in Opera Omaha’s Madama Butterfly. </p>Butterfly’s End

Opera Omaha opened its doors in 1958 with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Since then, a more impactful production of this classic was not seen until the spring of 2006 when local artist Jun Kaneko designed the set and costumes. The city went crazy. Kaneko’s vision was lauded across the community. As if Omaha’s love wasn’t enough, the show hit the road, and Kaneko got rave reviews from Vancouver to...

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<p>A 16-year career as a professional makeup artists has brought Omahan Linda Miller on special assignments in eight states. </p>All Made Up

When asked if she could remember how old she was when she first realized her love of makeup, Lancôme Regional Makeup Artist Linda Miller matter-of-factly explains, “I can pinpoint the exact moment.” Her love for cosmetics, Miller says, blossomed at a young age with the gift of a giant makeup kit. “In 6th grade, I received an Estée Lauder blockbuster for Christmas. By Easter it was completely gone.”...

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