Con Dios w/ The So-So Sailors

Jan. 20 Con Dios w/ The So-So Sailors O’Leaver’s, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Rd. 9:30 p.m., $5, facebook.com/oleavers Con Dios is the new local supergroup featuring the songs of Phil Schaffart. Schaffart plays guitar and sings and is ably backed by Matt Maginn on bass (Cursive), Pat Oakes on drums (Ladyfinger) and Dan McCarthy on keys (McCarthy Trenching, The Mynabirds). The band has been in “residency” at...

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Pecha Kucha Night #10

Jan. 20 Pecha Kucha Night #10 Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 8:20 p.m., FREE/donations accepted pecha-kucha.org/cities/omaha/10 It’s the 10th edition of the internationally acclaimed 20-slides-in-20-seconds show, organized locally by Design Alliance Omaha (daOMA). Boasting and brimming with inventive tastemakers and aesthetic trend pushers, this time around is hosted by the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts curator,...

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Orphan Trail

Author Marilyn June Coffey says she tears up every time she reads this part of Teresa Martin’s story: “As she slipped her wide foot into her shoe, she felt like Cinderella donning the glass slipper. Up from ashes. She could hardly breathe. After all those school children’s taunts, after the years living with the hurtful Biekers, the years scrubbing floors, the lonely fight to be educated, after a lifetime of...

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New J.D. Salinger bio, David Foster Wallace

* What books will you be reading this year? Kenneth Slawenski’s portrait of the Catcher in the Rye author, J.D. Salinger: A Life is rumored to be the most in-depth biography yet. O: A Presidential Novel by an anonymous author that proudly claims to “have been in the room with Barack Obama” is said to be “about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous...

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Cursive Performs Domestica

Jan. 18 Cursive Performs Domestica Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $12, onepercentproductions.com For those of you who remember seeing Cursive back in the Cog Factory days or watching them play Sokol Underground to an audience of 20 people, the evolution of the group since then has been astounding. Six studio albums, 6 EPs and 11 music videos later, Cursive is cemented in indie rock history. In honor of...

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Ozzy Osbourne w/ Slash

Jan. 16 Ozzy Osbourne w/ Slash Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 7:30 p.m., 21+, $29.50-$75, 422.1212 qwestcenteromaha.com If you happen to come across a strange spectacle on the northern edge of downtown next Sunday, fret not … it’s merely the Crazy Train, and it came to rock out. British head-banger, and self-described “Prince of Darkness” Ozzy Osbourne is like your favorite slinky tumbling down an endless...

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With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

Jan. 15-March 30 With Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. $7, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12 444.5071, durhammuseum.org The Transcontinental Railroad won the support of President Abraham Lincoln, whose executive order designated Council Bluffs as the eastern terminus. Yet amid much public wrangling and back room maneuvering Union Pacific chose Omaha over its...

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Infleunce of the Times-Symphony Joslyn

SUNDAY 23
Mar, 23
INFLUENCE OF THE TIMES, Classical, Jazz, Romantic.
Omaha Symphony Symphony Joslyn
Carmelo Galante, clarinet
Thomas ... more »


Million Dollar Quartet

TUESDAY 18 
Feb. 18-23
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Orpheum Theater
409 S. 16th St.
Tues-Thurs: 7:30 p.m. Fri: 8 p.m. Sat: 2 & 8 p.m. Sun: ... more »


Outside The Lines: Unexpected Delights from Major Composers

SUNDAY 23
Feb. 23
OUTSIDE THE LINES:  Unexpected Delights from Major Composers
Omaha Symphony’s Symphony Joslyn
Alexandra Rock, oboe ... more »


GNIT

THURSDAY 20
Feb. 20-Mar. 15
GNIT
Blue Barn Theatre
614 S. 11th St.
Tickets: $20-$25http://www.bluebarn.org
 

Norwegian playwright ... more »


Killing Them Softly: The Return of King Buzzo

But as Melvins fans are well aware, an open mind can yield great rewards. Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” for example, certainly ... more »


he Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices

FRIDAY 14
Feb. 14
THE LEGENDARY COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA FEATURING NEW YORK VOICES
Kiewit Hall, Holland Center
2200 Dodge St.
8 p.m. ... more »


THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID

FRIDAY 31
Jan. 31-Feb 16
THE GROCER’S GOBLIN & THE LITTLE MERMAID
The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam St.
Fri: 7 p.m. Sat: 2 & 5 p.m. Sun: 2 ... more »


Having Our Say

FRIDAY 17
Jan.17-Feb.9
HAVING OUR SAY
Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass St.
Tickets ... more »



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 »