Omaha Performing Arts 2011-2012 Line-Up

Omaha Performing Arts season tickets are now on sale through Omaha Performing Arts at omahaperformingarts.org. Season tickets start as low as $52. For more information, contact Ticket Omaha, located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center at 13th and Douglas streets, or by calling 402.345.0606. All programs, performers, process, dates and times are subject to change. Broadway Series – (Orpheum Theater –...

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Taco Ride

PICK OF THE WEEK May 12 and 19 Taco Ride Wabash Trace Nature Trail Common start time between 5:30-6:30 p.m. $1 daily trail pass/$10 annual Thursdays through fall, tacoride.com   This notoriously fun jaunt was popularized when cyclists’ passion for physical activity merged with their hunger for cheap tacos and beer. Work up your appetite for the latter on the 10-mile trek through the scenic Loess Hills between...

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Art on Tap

May 13 Art on Tap Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. 8-11 p.m., Tickets starting at $25 joslyn.org, 402.661.3858 All your senses will be tapped Friday at Joslyn Art Museum. Beers to taste; appetizers to munch; art to view (like the current Brian Selznick exhibit From Houdini to Hugo, featuring over 100 striking drawings of paintings inspired by memorable characters from seventeen classic books); and live music to...

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Anonymous American w/ At Land, Tara Vaughn

May 14 Anonymous American w/ At Land, Tara Vaughn Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. $7, 9 p.m., waitingroomlounge.com, 402.884.5353 Omaha's Americana-by-way-of-Bruce act Anonymous American is back! The boys in AA have been away for a few years, with lead singer Matt Whipkey dabbling in solo and other group work. A group that rose out of the ashes of classic rock aficionados and officially unGoogleable band The...

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Jakes’s Just Because We Can Block Party

May 14 Jakes’s Just Because We Can Block Party 62nd and Maple Streets 6 p.m.–2 a.m., $5, jakescigars.com It happens just twice a year. They invite some friends, build a stage, pull in a beer trailer and book some music. Jake’s Cigars and Spirits is throwing another Benson Block Party and an all-star lineup of locally-based bands has been arranged. Look for great beers on tap and food from Espana and Chef...

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Disco Ball: The Studio 54 VIP Experience

May 14 Disco Ball: The Studio 54 VIP Experience Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St, 8 p.m., $10/ADV $15/DOS, sokolunderground.com Even though the most avid of disco fans will profess it never died, the Omaha dance scene has had a bit of a disco revival over the last few months. Saturday’s Disco Ball: The Studio 54 Experience celebrates this rebirth with a flashback party to an era of glitz and glam. This...

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Comedy for Cancer

May 18 Comedy for Cancer Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 7:30 p.m., $10, dinner available funnyboneomaha.com, 402.493.8036   Cancer is about as unfunny and grave as it gets, but this Wednesday the Funny Bone Comedy Club’s staff and several comedians donate their time and talents to conjure a little laughter as medicine magic. In addition to live comedy for a good cause, this event will feature a silent...

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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 »

Superstar: Chevy Kozisek

The art of tattoo has always fascinated Sioban Kozisek (“Chevy”). She got her first tattoo when she was attending ... more »


<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p>Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

Proprietors Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek offer some much needed advice to today’s women of Omaha: “Take time ... more »


Family Find

Arelatively new boutique in West Omaha is creating jobs not only for the employees but for vendors who just need a ... more »


SXSW Street Style

Most SXSW (South by Southwest) enthusiasts flock to Austin, Texas in March for a week overflowing with live music, ... more »