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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Creighton Bluejays vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

April 5 Creighton Bluejays vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Hawks Field at Haymarket Park, 455 N. 10th St. 6:35 p.m., $5-$13, 800.8.BIGRED, huskers.com   For the Husker faithful, the current sports calendar has been a year of bidding adieu to old rivalries as dear old Nebraska U. heads to the Big Ten next season. Fortunately, one of the best rivalries will continue, that of course being the epic battles on the baseball...

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Lord of the Dance

April 6 Lord of the Dance Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $73-$97, omahaperformingarts.org, 402.661.8501   Maybe the drunken ramblings of the Pogues were too much for American audiences, but it seems like Lord of the Dance was the first time the Celts took root in the brains of stateside audiences. I mean, yeah, we had Lucky Charms and Darby O'Gill and those movies with Warwick Davis, but Michael...

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ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference

April 7 ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $69-$259 icanglobal.net   “A Global Conversation” is the theme of this year’s Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conference, which aims to inspire women to lead, “providing opportunities for professional and personal development.” National and local presenters include Mary...

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The Truth About Caril

It was the case that shattered innocence and struck fear into an entire nation, inspired artists like Terrence Malick ... more »


Murder he wrote

South Omaha native son David Krajicek’s crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it’s only apt he looks the heavy ... more »


So Bad, It’s Good

Stop by the PS Collective at 6056 Maple Street this Thursday, August 4th at 7 p.m. for the Omaha Poetry Slam Team ... more »


What’s a Cthulhu?

*Fans of horror, monsters and strange illustrations take note: artist Michael Bukowski is illustrating every monster ... more »