Druha Trava w/ Southpaw Bluegrass Band

Oct. 20 Druha Trava w/ Southpaw Bluegrass Band Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 8 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com Druha Trava made a splash in the international bluegrass community in 1999 when the band released the gorgeously poignant New Freedom Bell with Peter Rowan. The attention got this Czech Republic-based five-piece spots at several U.S. festivals and they have played the states consistently since then....

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If These Walls Could Talk ...

Through May 31 If These Walls Could Talk, Architecture in General Is Pretentious and Static Resolution: Between the Actual Polyester Gallery, 1618 Harney St. 345.0231, polyestergallery.com Downtown’s Polyester Gallery continues bringing contemporary artists to Omaha with If These Walls Could Talk, a photography show featuring three leading female artists. Seattle artist Holly Andres shows photography from her...

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Booze, Bands and BBQ

Oct. 18 Booze, Bands and BBQ Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $15, fsmomaha.com There’s nothing quite like the spicy glaze of a slow-cooked, pulled-pork sandwich, shredded and packed onto an oversized bun. Throw on some tangy coleslaw and you have yourself some sweet fixins, which is exactly what regional BBQ’ers are offering tonight at the Waiting Room. The cover includes all you can eat BBQ from vendors...

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Glamorous Antique Sale w/ Mary Thompson

Sept. 17-19 Glamorous Antique Sale w/ Mary Thompson Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, 651.2327 bancroftstreetmarket.com Omaha hoarder Mary Thompson, whom TLC and The Reader profiled in 2010, is holding an antique sale to support her ongoing recovery. Among the potpourri for sale is a mink coat, vintage hats, collectible purses, jewelry, four-poster beds, dressers, a dining room table,...

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Carrie Underwood w/ Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia

Oct. 17 Carrie Underwood w/ Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 7:30 p.m., $35.50-$55.50 qwestcenteromaha.com Maybe it’s because I grew up listening to the Rebas of 1980s country music on the radio of my mom’s beat-up, blue Mustang, but I have a soft spot for Carrie Underwood. Originally I negatively snap-judged Underwood, after she flew up the fame ladder winning season four of...

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9500 Liberty

Oct. 16 9500 Liberty Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. Noon, Q & A w/co-director Eric Byler follows $9, $7 seniors/students 933.0259, filmstreams.org When filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park noted the place where they live, Prince William County, Virginia, turning into ground zero for anti-immigration forces, they knew a good story when they saw it. As the drama unfolded, they captured events with their digital...

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Cirque de Gothique

Oct. 16 Cirque de Gothique Bedouin Star Studio, 800A Fort Crook Rd. 7 p.m., FREE, bedouinstar.com Forget lions, tigers and bears — the second installment of Cirque de Gothique is underway. Isis Prentice, owner of Bellevue’s Bedouin Star Studio, is gearing up to host a talent show featuring everything from hula-hoopers and ninjas to magicians and comedians. Dubbed “An Evening of Avant Garde Entertainment,”...

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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 »