Omaha Rollergirls vs. Chicago Outfit Roller Derby

June 4 Omaha Rollergirls vs. Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs 7 p.m., $10 adv, $12 DOS, omaharollergirls.org, (712) 323-0536 There's just something satisfying about a good body check, be it hockey, football or roller derby. For their last bout of the season, the Omaha Rollergirls will be taking on the Chicago Outfit. If you haven't seen a Derby before, imagine some of...

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Omaha Public Pools

June 4 Omaha Public Pools cityofomaha.org/parks Memorial Day signals the start of summer shindigs and backyard barbecues. But if you don’t have fun-filled activities planned for the little ones, chaotic kids could put a damper on your summer schedule. Thankfully, most Omaha public pools open June 4. According to cityofomaha.org, Omaha boasts one of the nation's best aquatic programs. In 2008, the city’s Parks...

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Nebraska State Chili Cook-off

June 4-5 Nebraska State Chili Cook-off River City Star, 151 Freedom Park Rd 11:30 a.m., FREE, $5 if you want to actually try the chili, rivercitystar.com, 402.342.7827 Maybe it's apocryphal, but someone once told me (or I read it in either National Geographic or Reader's Digest or something like that) that chili was originally made in Texas as a way to make starting-to-rot meat into something semi-edible. So...

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Chatham County Line

June 8 Chatham County Line Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple Street 7:30 p.m., $15 ADV / $18 DOS, sundayroadhouse.com   As far as contemporary bluegrass goes, you can hardly do better than Chatham County Line. The quartet draws their name from their home state of North Carolina, and the earthy, homespun music pays tribute to that heritage. Even newcomers to the genre will be drawn in to the soulful four-part...

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Rusted Root

June 8 Rusted Root The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $20, theslowdown.com Pittsburgh, Penn., has been spitting out some hot artists recently. Wiz Khalifa and Girl Talk have drawn plenty of attention to the city over that past few years, but there have been a couple of other Pittsburgh groups that came along way before “Black and Yellow” hit the airwaves. Rusted Root sprouted in 1990 with its eclectic...

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FASH FLOOD

LOCAL FASH Save the date for two not-to-be-missed summer fashion events: Omaha Fashion Week 2011 will take place August 22-27 and will continue at the Old Market District’s Nomad Lounge at 1013 Jones St. Information on ticket availability will be announced shortly on OmahaFashionWeek.com. Nebraska AIDS Project’s 2011 Project Condom Fashion Show will take place on June 15 at the Doubletree Hotel at 1616 Dodge...

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Wall Magic

As Robbin Kelley Rasmussen faces the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., the world around her is silent. The people standing near her become distant and she is found face to face with her father once again. An overwhelming presence comes over her, as she sees only his name and her reflection against the granite wall. Rasmussen refers to the power the wall has as “wall magic," both very overwhelming and...

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