Shen Yun Performing Arts

Dec. 26 Shen Yun Performing Arts Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $60-$150, 345.0606, ticketomaha.com In the more than 5,000 years Chinese culture has been in existence, it’s spawned some incredible art, music, legends, spirituality, philosophy and dance. The place to see all of those things in one breathtaking presentation is a Shen Yun performance. Dance is an obvious component, but those dances portray...

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Mal Madrigal w/ Our Fox, The Bruces and Before The Toast and Tea

Dec. 26 Mal Madrigal w/ Our Fox, The Bruces and Before The Toast and Tea Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 8 p.m., $6, theslowdown.com Winter beckons two of Omaha’s sons, Mal Madrigal’s Stephen Bartolomei and Our Fox’s Ryan Fox. Mal Madrigal headlines with an experimental acoustic indie sound that jumps from slow-burning builds, to shuffling, quasi-tropicalia guitar rock. Bartolomei has continued the band in New...

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Little Brazil w/ Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls are Machine Guns

Dec. 26 Little Brazil w/ Conduits, The Filter Kings and All Young Girls are Machine Guns Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $7, onepercentproductions.com Many who survive Christmas Day will appreciate how amazing this show will be. You’ve got Little Brazil who never fail to throw a hype show with a blend of indie and hard rock. Conduits, Omaha’s goulash of artists reinterpreting the psychedelic shoe-gaze...

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Benefit for Amber Wilkins

Dec. 27 Benefit for Amber Wilkins Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, onepercentproductions.com The story is tragic on so many levels. A dump truck driver runs a red light, slams into an SUV driven by a 25-year-old mother of a 2-year-old. She was just two blocks from work. The November 5 accident left Wilkins so critically injured, it took her four days to open her eyes and give a nurse a thumbs-up. This is...

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Ladyfinger w/ Back When, Answer Team & Lightning Bug

Dec. 27 Ladyfinger w/ Back When, Answer Team & Lightning Bug Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $7, theslowdown.com Ladyfinger has been laying low in 2010, after a personnel change and the launch of singer Chris Machmuller’s pop-soul supergroup The So-So Sailors. But Ladyfinger is back, ready to rip through its fierce take on hardcore-colored classic rock. Ladyfinger still flies under the radar in town, despite...

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Celebrate Kwanzaa w/ Omaha Public Library

Dec. 27-30 Celebrate Kwanzaa w/ Omaha Public Library Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave. Times vary by day, FREE, 444.4849 omahapubliclibrary.org If you’ve never attended a Kwanzaa celebration, sample the Omaha Public Library’s four-day African-American festival. Monday, Omaha blues man Dr. Spit (of Dr. Spit and the Blues Mechanics) presents a blues harmonica workshop for children from 2-4 p.m. Family...

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Mousetrap w/ Mercy Rule, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and The Stay Awake

Dec. 29 Mousetrap w/ Mercy Rule, Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship and The Stay Awake Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $8, onepercentproductions.com While attending Central High School in the mid ’90s, all the cool kids had Mousetrap 45s, attended their shows or sported a sticker on their notebooks. They were the indie-rock band back then and a part of the very beginning of Omaha’s then-blossoming local music...

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