Jessica Lea Mayfield w/ Nathaniel Rateliff

3 UP 3 DOWN May 11 Jessica Lea Mayfield w/ Nathaniel Rateliff Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. $10, 9 p.m., Jessica Lea Mayfield takes her indie-country style down moody, noir-ish paths. She's a rare new Americana chanteuse, as she fits herself in a world between classic country and Tom Waits. There's a blunt sharing in her songs, plainly put and completely unveiled. Like her first...

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The Spy Who Loved Me

PICK OF THE WEEK May 6 The Spy Who Loved Me Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. 7 p.m., $20 (available at Hy-Vee food stores' customer service counters) 402.932.7200, The James Bond film franchise is epic enough to have camps divided among fans of the early movies starring Sean Connery, the mid-range ones featuring Roger Moore and the later incarnations with Pierce Brosnan and, now, Daniel Craig....

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Shakespeare on the Silver Screen: The Tempest

May 5 Shakespeare on the Silver Screen: The Tempest Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., 6 p.m. discussion, $10   This screening of The Tempest caps a partnership between two local gems, Nebraska Shakespeare and Aksarben Cinema, showcasing films inspired by the great bard’s life and works. This is the Omaha premiere of director Julie Taymor’s 2010 film version of...

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Of Montreal w/ Painted Palms

May 6 Of Montreal w/ Painted Palms The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $25, It’s hard to believe that Of Montreal is already on its 12th studio release. After 14 years together, an album per year (almost) is pretty impressive. It appears the Atlanta, Ga., natives are reveling in quite the career. Frontman Kevin Barnes and the seven other members of the collective specialize in...

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First Friday featuring Joi Joison

May 6 First Friday featuring Joi Joison The Benson Grind, 6107 Maple St. Free, 7 p.m., 402.932.4040,   Local fashion designer Joi Joison is taking her work to a new setting — the gallery wall. For the month of May, Joison will be the featured artist at coffee house and gallery space The Benson Grind. Her works, described as "nylon art," have been featured in the Omaha Fashion Week shows, as well...

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Eddie Griffin

May 6-7 Eddie Griffin Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. each night, $30, 21+, The one and only Undercover Brother, Eddie Griffin, will make a two-night visit to the Funny Bone this weekend. The quick-witted Kansas City native is touring in support of his new special, “You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It.” As versatile as he is funny, Griffin has conquered both stage and...

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Free Comic Book Day

May 7 Free Comic Book Day Krypton Comics, 2819 S. 125th Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free, Let your inner little dude or dudette — the one that read comics and played with toys all day and all night — come out and play once again Saturday for Free Comic Book Day at Krypton Comics. Special guests include Helen Slater, who portrayed “Supergirl” in the 1984 movie, and Cynthia Martin, an Omaha...

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