<p>  Zzzzt! # 54 of 101 Damnations.</p>Pick: J.J. Carroll’s 101 Damnations

Aug. 2
J.J. Carroll’s 101 Damnations
Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 N. 62nd St.
7 p.m., FREE, 707.3724
https://www.facebook.com/events/148470125359511/

J.J. Carroll invites Omaha to experience an “array of emotion personified” through his collection of 101 colorful but creepy creatures. An Omaha native, Carroll graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and has worked as an animator and...

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<p>  Adam Hike at OK Party's Comedy Battle Royale</p>Pick: The Doom Room

Aug. 1
The Doom Room
Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St.
8 p.m., FREE, 558.4096
facebook.com/thedoomroomomaha

Don’t let the name frighten you away; “The Doom Room” is only scary for the comedians in its lineup. Part of the burgeoning Omaha comedy scene detailed in last week’s Reader (http://www.thereader.com/index.php/site/comments/funny_guys/), comedians Adam Hike and Chris Dryden launch their monthly comedy...

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Pick: Queens of the Stone Age

August 4

Queens Of The Stone Age

Harrah's Stir Cove, 1 Harrah's Boulevard in Council Bluffs
7:30 p.m., $35, stircove.com

Josh Homme has long been in a rare and enviable position with his band, the Queens of the Stone Age. His band is critically respected, but it's also experienced major commercial success. The band is now beyond its major label days, giving Homme even more creative license. Homme's stature...

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Pick: The Beat Seekers Record Release Show

August 2nd
The Beat Seekers Record Release Show w/ The Architects
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8 p.m., $7 at the door, onepercentproductions.com

The Beat Seekers is the latest hook-filled rock project of local punk-rock lifer Keith Fertwagner. The band will unveil their new full-length album Loud and F**king Clear at this show, which the group raised more than $3700 on Kickstarter to produce and...

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BLUEBARN’s 25th Season goes ‘Over the Edge’

The list of great shows in Omaha to see this year just got longer.

The BLUEBARN Theatre made their season announcement last week highlighting their 25th anniversary with a lineup of shows surrounding the theme “Over the Edge”.  The lineup will feature three regional premieres and a remount of a fan favorite holiday show from 2010.

First up will be Yasmina Reza’s comedy God of Carnage opening in late September....

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Pamela Jo Berry brings art fest to North Omaha

Pamela Jo Berry saw a need for more art offerings in the section of northeast Omaha where she resides and decided to do something about it.

With the help of friends and venues the photographer and mixed media artist created North Omaha Summer Arts (NOSA) in 2011 to serve the area north of Ames Ave. along the 30th Street corridor, The free public festival is a homespun hodgepodge of writing and quilting classes,...

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Theater gypsy returns with new show

Theater gypsy Gordon Cantiello is back in town again.

The stage veteran and former full-time Omaha resident teaches speech and theater at a private school in San Diego, Calif. When he lived here he put on dozens of plays from the early 1970s through the mid-'80s but made his biggest splash in 1992 when he produced and directed Beehive, an all-female rock 'n' roll musical revue that played 10 months at the Howard...

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