Fences

Sept. 24–Oct. 10 Fences John Beasley Theater, 3010 Q St. Thurs.-Sat. 6:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $27, $22 students/seniors, $15 Thurs. 502.5767, johnbeasleytheater.org The John Beasley Theater opens its 11th season with August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Fences. Focusing on the emotionally charged relationships of the Maxon family, Fences “offers a brutally honest portrayal of the African-American...

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Oktoberfest

Sept. 24-25 Oktoberfest Huber-Haus, 3578 Farnam St. Fri. Noon-2 a.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. FREE, 345.1708, beercornerusa.com In the old country (Germany), way back in the day when there was no refrigeration, you had to stop brewing beer in spring because it was too hot to brew during the summer months. The last brew was in March or Märzen, it was kept as cool as possible all summer, and then in the fall everyone...

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Omaha Nighthawks vs. Hartford Colonials

Sept. 24 Omaha Nighthawks vs. Hartford Colonials Rosenblatt Stadium, 1202 Bert Murphy Ave. 7 p.m., $10-$35, nighthawkstickets.com Nelly’s going to be there, are you? The Omaha Nighthawks announced last week that the Grammy-award winning rapper would perform at halftime of the team’s season opener at Rosenblatt Stadium in what looks like one of the biggest sporting events to hit the city in recent memory. The...

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Linoma Mashers 25th Anniversary Show

Sept. 24 Linoma Mashers 25th Anniversary Show Gator O’Malley’s, 12143 W. Center Rd. 9 p.m., FREE, myspace.com/linomamashers Born from the ashes of the Hutsuts and rising repeatedly to bring joy to the world, the Linoma Mashers unleash their seriously fun mix of ska, reggae and island music for a night to remember. Even if you weren’t alive in 1985, this is one party that will be talked about for years. The...

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Lovely, Still

Sept. 24 Lovely, Still Marcus Midtown Cinema, 3201 Farnam St. Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. Times/prices vary, marcustheatres.com Midtown, 345.0102; Village Pointe, 898.7469 It’s back. Just when it looked sketchy for Lovely, Still getting a national release, the shot-in-Omaha pic — written and directed by hometown filmmaker Nik Fackler, starring Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn — opens here and in...

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Betrayal

Sept. 23-Oct. 9 Betrayal Circle Theatre, Central Presbyterian Church, 726 S. 55th St. Doors 6:30 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $23 dinner and show, $13 show only 553.4715, dlmarr@cox.net One doesn’t usually associate the Circle Theatre with searing psychological drama dripping with highbrow sarcasm, but that’s what’s offered with its production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. This emotional point,...

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Menomena w/  Suckers and Tu Fawning

Sept. 22 Menomena w/ Suckers and Tu Fawning Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $12 in advance, onepercentproductions.com For Portland Ore.’s Menomena, it’s not the sound that’s been tagged as cutting edge, but their cut-and-paste approach for making those indie rock sounds. 2007’s Friend & Foe helped catapult the band, as the band’s use of a program designed by multi-instrumentalist member...

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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 »