The Toasters w/ the Bishops and the Abstracts

Feb. 14 The Toasters w/ the Bishops and the Abstracts The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. 8 p.m., $10 ADV/$14 DOS, waitingroomlounge.com, 884.5353 The jumpy guitar. The horn section. Rhythms from the islands, or some South Beach approximation. It's the sound of your youth, of days spent skanking to ska. And The Toasters have been doing it since before it was cool. For 30 years, the New York City-based...

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Fancy Party Comedy

Feb. 16 Fancy Party Comedy The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., FREE, waitingroomlounge.com After all the gloomy weather, we deserve a good laugh, and Fancy Party Comedy is here to save us from the winter blahs — and you can't beat the price. Self-appointed celebrity Ian Terry plays host for the band of misfits including Kevin Grace, Richard Reese, Nick Allen, Zach Peterson and Matt Kouba. Of course,...

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Martin Sexton

Feb. 16 Martin Sexton The Holland 1200 Club, 1200 Douglas St. 7:30 p.m., $30, omahaperformingarts.org Part folk junkie, part road poet and part rocker. Martin Sexton finds a way to connect with even the most casual listeners through his acoustic guitar, with songs hinting at deeper truths, and a voice that covers more ground than a Land Rover. He might even remind one of Bruce Springsteen, in a sense, and his album...

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Nine

Through Mar. 6 9 RNG Gallery, 1915 Leavenworth St. (Dixie Quick’s entrance) Reception Feb. 12, 7-10 p.m., Gallery hours: Tue.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2p.m. and 5 p.m.-9p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-2p.m., FREE, dixiequicks.com, 346.3549 In 9, a rag doll awakens in the post-apocalyptic future and holds the key to humanity’s salvation. OK, no, that’s the 2009 film produced by Tim Burton. Does RNG’s 9 hold such a key? Take a...

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Republic of Individuality

Republic of Couture is more than a stone’s throw away from the “Jersey Shore.” In spite of those who would pigeonhole Midtown Crossing’s brand new boutique as an Ed Hardy-filled, urban club-goer’s fantasy, ROC is stocked with an unexpected variety of upscale brands and goods. Along with clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children, ROC carries a full selection of items such as candles,...

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Booked: Discussions, Poetry and Prose

It’ll be a busy weekend at the Bookworm, located at 87th and Pacific. On Saturday, Feb. 12, author David Philip Mullins will sign copies of his book, Greetings from Below at 1 pm. Winner of the McCarthy Prize for short fiction, Mullins’ debut has been praised for its raw confessional style. On Sunday, book discussion group Books and Bagels will meet to discuss Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, the...

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Rave On!

Feb. 3-4 Rave On! Harrah’s Casino, 1 Harrah's Boulevard, Council Bluffs 8 p.m., 21+, $15 ADV/$20 DOS, 888.512.SHOW harrahscouncilbluffs.com Count Buddy Holly among those celebrities who’ve left this world too soon … and whose estates continue to earn money by the bundle (Presley and Jackson families, I’m looking at you, too). Impresario and Omaha-native Billy McGuigan continues his spot-on role as the late...

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