Make Me Laugh

Author David Sedaris turns the page David Sedaris might well be the most patient man on earth. The bestselling author whose frequently hilarious and often insightful stories, about everything from an ex-patriot living in France to watching the housekeeping habits of a spider, have entertained millions in print and on NPR. His appearances frequently sell out and his signings are packed. Yet Sedaris is exceedingly...

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Unpopular Opinion

Bill Maher gets real Acerbic television host and political comic Bill Maher views the 60-70 stand-up gigs he does each year as opportunities to connect with the American gestalt. His Oct. 24 Omaha Music Hall show will be among them. “When I go out into America I can really get a feel for what this country is all about. I especially love going to places I’ve never been before, and I don’t think I’ve ever...

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Booked

The big book news this week is former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s appearance at The Bookworm at 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village Tuesday, Oct. 26. She’ll be there to sign her new book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family before speaking at the Ambassador of Hope gala that evening. The book is light on her time in the Bush administration; focusing on her upbringing in the...

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com(e).passion by The Epicene Furies

Oct. 23 com(e).passion by The Epicene Furies New BLK, 1213 Jones St. 8 p.m., $10 suggested donation aetherplough.com, 319.5990 If you remember Alexander Payne’s superb debut Citizen Ruth, you’ll recall the scene with the circus of pro-life and pro-choice protesters outside the abortion clinic, all in a dither over the fate of Ruth Stoops’ unborn child. While the divided horde hollers at one another, Ruth...

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Dr. Condoleezza Rice book signing

Oct. 26 Dr. Condoleezza Rice book signing The Bookworm, 8702 Pacific St. 2-2:45 p.m., FREE, bookwormomaha.com Whether you agree with Condi’s political views, you should admit she has accomplished quite a bit in this world. Not only did she serve as our nation’s 66th Secretary of State under George W. Bush, prior to that she was Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and has been...

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The Wood Brothers w/ Patrick Sweany

Oct. 26 The Wood Brothers w/ Patrick Sweany Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $15, onepercentproductions.com Armed with two voices, a bass and acoustic guitar, The Wood Brothers specialize in delivering raw, unapologetic bluesy folk-rock, oozing with emotive lyrics. Chris Wood is one of the founding members of Medeski, Martin and Wood, a jazz trio formed in 1991. After reveling in moderate success with them,...

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An Inaugural Ride to Freedom

Oct. 26 An Inaugural Ride to Freedom Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey St. Screening and post-show Q & A w/ director Akintunde $9, $7 seniors/students/teachers/military 7 p.m., 933.0259, filmstreams.org Get on the bus! By the hundreds of thousands, people did just that in January 2009 to see the inauguration of Barack Obama. Answering the call to witness history was a busload of Nebraskans who...

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