Pick: Allie Condie

November 16
Allie Condie Book Signing
The Bookworm 87th & Pacific St., (402) 392-2877.
6:00 pm, FREE.
 
Author of the internationally bestselling teen novels, Matched, Crossed, and Reached, Ally Condie will be coming to Omaha’s The Bookworm for a book signing.  The trilogy follows Cassia in a society where the government makes all choices for society, including what they read, watch, believe, and even who...

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Pick: Focus on Flora: Botanical Illustrations / Melissa Toberer

Nov. 16

“Focus on Flora: Botanical Illustrations / Melissa Toberer”
Lauritzen Gardens,100 Bancroft St.
Reception 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18, exhibit open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., thru Dec. 31
http://www.tobererillustration.com
http://www.lauritzengardens.org 402.346.4002

Bringing together art and science, this exhibit features original botanical illustrations in watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil. Representing a...

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Old and New, Carol Still Seduces

You’d think there was nothing new to say about A Christmas Carol in its 37th year at the Omaha Community Playhouse. And you’d think, after the big spread in the daily about its NET documentary airing Friday, as the Dickensian delight opens, that I’d devote this space to other theater.

After all, Mirror of the Invisible World, the Mary Zimmerman play directed by Cindy Melby Phaneuf, opens at the University of...

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Enduring…Explosive…Exciting:

“Probably the most viscerally exciting piece ever written for the instrument.”

That’s how violinist Joshua Bell described Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra.” Bell performs the piece with the Omaha Symphony this Friday and Saturday.

He said the piece is incredible, passionate and exciting. Bell estimated he’s played the work about a 1,000 times since he was 13 years old but insists it is...

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Pick: Games++

November 10
Games++
Bemis Underground, 12th and Leavenworth St.
9am-9pm, Free
 
Think you’re a leet game developer who’s looking for an opportunity to create an awesome game that’ll get everybody hooked? Or are you a pro gamer who’s looking to show off your mad skills? Whether your specialty is in board games, card games, or video games, Alex Myers and Jeff Thompson are hosting a 12-hour Game Jam where gamers...

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Pick: Jackson Browne

November 12
Jackson Browne w/ Sara Watkins
Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St.
7:30 p.m., $49 to $170, ticketomaha.com

Billed as an acoustic tour, Jackson Browne will present a career-spanning selection of his songs with all-new set lists nightly. Browne rose up in the New York music scene in the late 60s, gaining major notice for his work writing and playing on Nico's Chelsea Girl album. He then launched his...

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Pick: Small Houses

November 8th
Small Houses w/ Field Club, Great American Desert
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $7, theslowdown.com

Jeremy Quentin plays country-leaning indie folk songs under the name Small Houses. The Michigan-based Quention packs his low-key songs with intimate details and delivers then with a delicate, sweet singing voice. Quentin gently rollicking instrumentals center around finger-picked guitar...

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