Loom Weaves Brasil’s Carnaval

Feb. 19 Loom Weaves Brasil's Carnaval Nomad Lounge, 1013 Jones St. 9 p.m., $5, 21+, 884.1231 brentcrampton.typepad.com Loom brings the dance to Nomad Lounge this Saturday for a Brazilian themed Carnaval celebration promising an "explosive cultural exploration." The famous holiday is in the same vein as Fat Tuesday — one last chance to party down before repenting ahead of Easter. This installment of the popular...

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Murder by Death w/ The Builders And The Butchers

Feb. 20 Murder by Death w/ The Builders And The Butchers & Damion Suomi And The Minor Prophets Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $12, onepercentproductions.com Can someone please tell Bill Murray and Harold Remis to make amends and get Ghostbusters 3 out? Because I thought I just heard the ghost of Johnny Cash's voice. Murder by Death's Adam Turla's vocals bleed shades of the Man in Black and are the linchpin...

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Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

Feb. 19 Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole Holland Center Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $25, 345.0606, ticketomaha.com The upbeat, soaring blues-inflected vocals, fiddling and accordion of multi-instrumentalist Cedric Watson and his band are the perfect warm escape from the cold, and a foreshadowing of spring. Nominated twice for Grammys, the 27-year-old Texas-born, Louisiana transplant Watson plays a...

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Dine Out for the Arts

Feb. 22 Dine Out for the Arts Various Council Bluffs and Omaha locations 712.328.4992, bluffsarts.org Fifteen local restaurants are doing their part to support the Omaha area's vibrant art scene Tuesday for the fifth annual Dine Out for the Arts. This benefit for the Bluff's Art Council pairs the work of local artists with area restaurants, and delivers a portion of the proceeds to the Council. So, if you've been...

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Coming to Omaha: Father Greg Boyle

Feb. 24 Coming to Omaha: Father Greg Boyle Lecture and Book Signing Metro Community College South Omaha Campus S. 27th Street and Q, 889.8410 7 p.m., FREE Pastor and author Father Gregory Boyle will be in Omaha next Thursday to give a lecture at Metro Community College’s South Campus. For 20 years, Boyle has led an organization called Homeboy Industries that works to provide jobs, training and encouragement for...

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The Glory of Ukraine

Through May 8 The Glory of Ukraine Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Free with regular admission, Hours vary (open late Thursdays, free Saturday mornings) 342-3300, joslyn.org The promo for a new Joslyn exhibition had me at "centuries old, rarely seen icons and relics from the Ukraine's Monastery of the Caves." After all, it's not every day you see ancient religious artifacts from a spooky labyrinth of catacombs...

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UNO Hockey vs. Wisconsin

Feb. 11-12 UNO Hockey vs. Wisconsin Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. 7:37 p.m. on Fri., 7:07 p.m. on Sat. $19-$22, 280.5297, omahasteam.com. As the Mavericks continue their historic first season in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, only a handful of hurdles remain as UNO jockeys for a postseason playoff run, including this weekend’s opponent, No. 7-ranked Wisconsin. The Badgers roll into Omaha fresh...

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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 »