Rock ‘n’ Rollergirls ...

* There’s little else that’s more rock ‘n’ roll than the Omaha Rollergirls, who literally bring the roll along with their rockin’ athleticism and aesthetic. Join them for Carnival Night Saturday, Nov. 13, at Stroker’s Bar & Grill, 7812 F St. The fun begins at 8:30 p.m. when you can challenge members of ORG at beer pong, shot checkers, 7-11 doubles and bottle toss. Bring non-perishable food items and/or dollar bills to exchange for tickets, as this event puts the fun in functional, doubling as a benefit for Omaha Food Not Bombs. The cherry on top is what’s sure to be an exciting grand finale exhibition featuring full contact musical chairs. * Daily Grub, at 20th and Pierce, and Slumber Party Records partner to present Eat & Sleep, an evening of intimate acoustic sets at the just-south-of-downtown eatery Saturday, Nov. 13. A $20 admission covers the concert as well as a 7 p.m. dinner: a choice from two entrees TBA (no worries to even the picky eater, everything is delicious at Daily Grub) including coffee, tea or water. Not hungry, or running late? Show up at 9 p.m. and pay just $10 for performances by Conchance, Melissa Geary (Honeybee), Simon Joyner, Alex McManus, James Maakestad & Mike Schlesinger (Bear Country), Sam Martin (Capgun Coup), Jason Meyer (Talking Mountain), Kacynna Tompsett and Will Simons (Thunder Power), Sean Pratt and more. Proceeds from the evening will help fund upcoming releases on Slumber Party Records. Visit slumberpartyrecords.com/dailygrubconcert for tickets and more details. * Opera Omaha named Jane Hill its Interim Executive Director. Hill was the organization’s ED from 1994-2002, and since then served in the same position at the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stockton Symphony. With this announcement Opera Omaha looks optimistically forward to completing its current season and planning the next. The balance of the 2010-2011 season includes fan favorites Don Giovanni, Feb. 25 and 27, and Madama Butterfly, April 15 and 17. Hill looks forward as well, saying, “I have a deep and sincere affection for this company, one of the most important regional opera companies in the nation.” Visit operaomaha.org. — Sarah Wengert Backbeat takes you behind the scenes of the local music scene. Send tips, comments and questions to backbeat@thereader.com.

posted at 09:53 pm
on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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