Omaha Rollergirls vs. Brew City Bruisers

April 2 Omaha Rollergirls vs. Brew City Bruisers Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs Doors 6 p.m., Whistle at 7 p.m., $10 ADV, $12 day-of omaharollergirls.org Raw, rough and buff, the Omaha Rollergirls are gearing up for another smackdown on the flat-track this Saturday. Omaha’s competitive roller derby team features female skaters with nicknames like Anna Maniac and Molly Massacre taking on the...

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Janet Jackson

April 5 Janet Jackson Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 p.m., $49.50-$125, 341.1500 qwestcenteromaha.com   The legendary Janet Jackson (that’s “Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty”) is known for her famously quirky family and the infamous Super Bowl “Nipplegate.” But this week she showcases her cache of jams, bringing the Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour to Omaha, representing hits from the many eras of...

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Creighton Bluejays vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

April 5 Creighton Bluejays vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Hawks Field at Haymarket Park, 455 N. 10th St. 6:35 p.m., $5-$13, 800.8.BIGRED, huskers.com   For the Husker faithful, the current sports calendar has been a year of bidding adieu to old rivalries as dear old Nebraska U. heads to the Big Ten next season. Fortunately, one of the best rivalries will continue, that of course being the epic battles on the baseball...

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Lord of the Dance

April 6 Lord of the Dance Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $73-$97, omahaperformingarts.org, 402.661.8501   Maybe the drunken ramblings of the Pogues were too much for American audiences, but it seems like Lord of the Dance was the first time the Celts took root in the brains of stateside audiences. I mean, yeah, we had Lucky Charms and Darby O'Gill and those movies with Warwick Davis, but Michael...

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ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference

April 7 ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $69-$259 icanglobal.net   “A Global Conversation” is the theme of this year’s Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conference, which aims to inspire women to lead, “providing opportunities for professional and personal development.” National and local presenters include Mary...

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<p>Omahan Anne Cavanaugh poses with Vice President Joe Biden during the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House.  </p>Green House

“And for that you get a kiss.” That’s what President Barack Obama said to me right before pecking me on the cheek. And that is how the night got started on St. Patrick’s Day at the White House. The President didn’t kiss me because I’m Irish, nor because my sister Anne was celebrating her birthday, which earned her a gracious hug from the First Lady. But President Obama’s Irish roots were evident in...

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Black in Business

On a day when revelers are stumbling over themselves to puke up green beer, a week after the earthquake in Japan left tens of thousands missing or dead and four nuclear power plants in shambles, comedian Lewis Black is holed up in his New York City apartment. “I won’t go out there. Literally, the city has turned into a vomitorium,” Black says. “There are two days, really, that you don’t want to be in New...

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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.
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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 »