MAKE Issue 10 Release Party

Dec. 22 MAKE Issue 10 Release Party Jake’s Cigars and Spirits, 6206 Maple St. 7-9 p.m., reading at 7:45 p.m. $5 suggested donation, makemag.com Don’t worry, Omaha can take some credit for MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine, a nonprofit publication featuring fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art telling the story of our times. Five years ago, co-founder and Omaha native Sarah Dodson instigated this impressive...

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Gunk’s Murray Christmas! w/ Kobrakyle and $pencelove

Dec. 22 Gunk’s Murray Christmas! w/ Kobrakyle and $pencelove Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $5/FREE for 21+ before 10:30 p.m. waitingroomlounge.com I know you have been itching to dress up as your favorite Bill Murray character, so here’s your chance! Gunk, besides being that stuff under your fingernails, is also a frequent excuse to get your dance on in Omaha. This year’s Christmas party is a tribute...

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Mannheim Steamroller

Dec. 22-23 Mannheim Steamroller Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7:30 p.m., $37-$77, 345.0606 ticketomaha.com Tickets have been on sale since Aug. 19, but at last word a few still remained for both performances. This is the real local act made good, Grammy winner Chip Davis’s Mannheim Steamroller. It was 26 years ago that Davis released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, launching the group he created, with...

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Holiday Wishes

It could be Santa, Yahweh or the Universe that makes wishes come true, but I like to think it’s simply the power of the wisher. Ultimately the awesome strength of a positive self-fulfilling prophecy can make dreams, wishes and visions into reality. Oprah says “pray on it,” we say wish on it — and it’s really the same thing. We asked an exceptional bunch of Omahans to relate their own holiday wishes,...

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Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies w/ The Big Deep

Dec. 9 Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies w/ The Big Deep Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com One of Omaha’s best artists, Brad Hoshaw, brings together the band that launched him from singer-songwriter to bandleader and helped land him the 2010 OEA Award for Artist of the Year. This Waiting Room show will reunite members of the original Brad Hoshaw & The Seven Deadlies plus feature...

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Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band CD Release Party w/ Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective

Dec. 10 Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band CD Release Party w/ Brad Cordle Band and Rhythm Collective Slowdown, 729 N.14th St. 8 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 DOS (admission includes CD) 614.3663, stevevillamonte.com When Steve Villamonte isn’t whipping up gourmet delights or planning the next menu for an Omaha Press Club event, he’s jamming with fellow musicians of the 808 Band. Described as homegrown rock with a fusion of...

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We Walk Vertically

Dec. 10-17 We Walk Vertically Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts, 3303 Leavenworth St. Reception Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m., FREE Hours by appt. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 505.7161, kentbellows.org Since 2007 The Kent Bellows Studio has encouraged creative action through its mentorship programs partnering high school students with artists. This exhibit, the first in their newly renovated...

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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
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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
 

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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.
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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.
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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 »