Little Brazil w/ Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls are Machine Guns

Dec. 26 Little Brazil w/ Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls are Machine Guns Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, Many who survive Christmas Day will appreciate how amazing this show will be. You’ve got Little Brazil who never fail to throw a hype show with a blend of indie and hard rock. Conduits, Omaha’s goulash of artists reinterpreting the psychedelic shoe-gaze...

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Benefit for Amber Wilkins

Dec. 27 Benefit for Amber Wilkins Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, The story is tragic on so many levels. A dump truck driver runs a red light, slams into an SUV driven by a 25-year-old mother of a 2-year-old. She was just two blocks from work. The November 5 accident left Wilkins so critically injured, it took her four days to open her eyes and give a nurse a thumbs-up. This is...

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Ladyfinger w/ Back When, Answer Team & Lightning Bug

Dec. 27 Ladyfinger w/ Back When, Answer Team & Lightning Bug Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $7, Ladyfinger has been laying low in 2010, after a personnel change and the launch of singer Chris Machmuller’s pop-soul supergroup The So-So Sailors. But Ladyfinger is back, ready to rip through its fierce take on hardcore-colored classic rock. Ladyfinger still flies under the radar in town, despite...

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Celebrate Kwanzaa w/ Omaha Public Library

Dec. 27-30 Celebrate Kwanzaa w/ Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave. Times vary by day, FREE, 444.4849 If you’ve never attended a Kwanzaa celebration, sample the Omaha Public Library’s four-day African-American festival. Monday, Omaha blues man Dr. Spit (of Dr. Spit and the Blues Mechanics) presents a blues harmonica workshop for children from 2-4 p.m. Family...

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Mousetrap w/ Mercy Rule, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and The Stay Awake

Dec. 29 Mousetrap w/ Mercy Rule, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and The Stay Awake Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $8, While attending Central High School in the mid ’90s, all the cool kids had Mousetrap 45s, attended their shows or sported a sticker on their notebooks. They were the indie-rock band back then and a part of the very beginning of Omaha’s then-blossoming local music...

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Tips for Sedaris, Ian Fleming airport

* Book tours can be grueling for authors, but they also can be lucrative. And writers can rake in serious cash for speaking engagements. Bestselling author David Sedaris took it a step further on one of his tours by setting a tip jar on his signing table. Though it was free for fans to get their book signed, many tipped. Sedaris wound up collecting over $4,000 in tips, he tells The National Post. “The problem was...

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Naughy Santa

Join Santa’s Helpers at the Old Market Tavern this Friday night, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m to win prizes and more and be there when we auction off original naughty santa outfits created by Tamara and her Basic Tease team. Hair and makeup by the always fabulous Bracus Spencer of TRU Salon and Spa. Auction proceeds benefit Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3416 Woolworth Ave. See you there!

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