Books and Bagels, American Hardcore and more

* The book discussion group Books and Bagels will meet at the Bookworm in Countryside Village this Sunday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. to discuss This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. An easy, entertaining read, the book received high marks from Publishers Weekly, which says, “Tropper strikes an excellent balance between the family history and its present-day fallout, proving his ability to create touchingly...

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Santa Paws and Sponsored Tweets

* Lincolnites in need of some gift-giving ideas may want to consider swinging by the Bennett Martin Library at 14th and N, Wednesday at noon for Lunch at the Library. Held in the 4th Floor Auditorium, you’ll get to enjoy free coffee from The Mill and check out “Great Books to Give as Gifts.” The BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) event is sponsored by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. For more information,...

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Jeff Koterba Inklings signing

Nov. 27 Jeff Koterba Inklings signing The Bookworm, 8702 Pacific St. 1 p.m., FREE, 392.2877 bookwormomaha.com As the weather turns and the chill arrives, it’s time to start cultivating a winter reading list. Nothing gets you through the cold months of winter better than a couple of good books. Jeff Koterba, best known as the award-winning Omaha World-Herald cartoonist, recently released Inklings: A Memoir, a...

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Giving Thanks!!

In collecting sentiments for this year’s “Giving Thanks” cover story, I noticed a trend. People are passionately, deep-down-in-their-souls grateful for many things — from community and family to Ted & Wally’s and Crossroads Mall — all the time, all year long … they just forget. They forget to pause and grasp their own gratitude, to express thanks to personal saviors and others who bring joy. They need...

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Samll Works/Small Gifts

Through Dec. 31 Small Works/Small Gifts Exhibition Anderson O’Brien Fine Art 8724 Pacific St. and 1108 Jackson St. Opening reception at Old Market location Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. FREE; Countryside Village: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Old Market: Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 12- 5 p.m., 390.0717 (Countryside Village), 884.0911 (Old Market), aobfineart.com...


Making Spirits Bright

Nov. 25 Making Spirits Bright Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. 7 p.m. FREE, 345.0606 omahaperformingarts.org A first-come, first-served event worth taking a chance on is this free holiday concert performed by the Nebraska Wind Symphony and featuring silky smooth vocalist Camille Metoyer Moten of Omaha. The community ensemble of 85 musicians will join Moten, a seasoned artist who is equally comfortable singing jazz,...

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Every Time I Die

Nov. 24 Every Time I Die w/ Trap Them, Howl, Gaza and Baiowolf Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. 7:30pm, $15, onepercentproductions.com Buffalo, New York should be known for three things: a crappy football team, zesty wild wings, and Every Time I Die. Formed by brothers Keith and Jordan Buckley in 1998, this rock outfit plays southern metalcore riffs that won’t put you to sleep. It’s a style that settles...

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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 »