Monks create mandala at OM Center

Prayer flags, sacred paintings called Thangka, and silk banners will accompany six exiled Tibetan monks clad in traditional saffron and burgundy robes to the OM (Omaha Healing Arts) Center August 28 through September 7. Hosted by the Center and nonprofit organization Compassion Omaha, the program Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet will take place at the OM Center in the Old Market. “Because the monks are...

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<p>  Brooks Bench, Lee Terry, and Aaron Martin</p>Move over soda and movies, make room for discs

Partners Aaron Martin, founder and Chief Marketing Officer, and Justin Cherry, Chief Strategist, unveiled the second automated disc golf retail center in the country this Friday at Seymour Smith Park, near the parking lot and only a few yards away from the beginning of the park’s disc golf course. Their other partner, based in Minnesota, Ross Brandt, Community and Development Director, could not attend the...

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Pick: Moreland & Arbuckle

August 22
Moreland & Arbuckle
21st Saloon, 4727 South 96th St.
5:30 p.m., no cover listed, facebook.com/The-21st-Saloon

Moreland & Arbuckle hail from Wichita, Kan., where they continue to pump out their own raw, rough blues rock. The band, guitarist Aaron Moreland and vocalist/blues harp player Dustin Arbuckle, double down on the hard-edged rock quotient in their sound on their new album, 7 Cities. The band...

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Pick: Said the Whale

August 24
Said The Whale w/ Royal Teeth
The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.
9:30 p.m., $8.97, onepercentproductions.com

Said the Whale's latest song "I Love You", an effervescently catchy single, is just starting to break Vancouver indie pop-rockers to a larger audience. The songs success even has local station 89.7 FM the River on board, as they are sponsoring this show. Said the Whale has built a steady...

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Pick: Flight Metaphor CD release show

August 23
Flight Metaphor CD Release Show w/ Skypiper
Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $7 at the door, theslowdown.com

Local melodic alternative pop-rock act Flight Metaphor will unveil their latest tunes at a release show celebrating their new CD EP, Redirection. The four-piece band is anchored by brothers Bill and Mike Harvat, who are joined by Bradley Tyler Moore and Cody Villarreal. The CD is the...

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The Challenging Design of ‘Sirens”

Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer at The Omaha Community Playhouse presents two unique challenges for it’s designers. First, it takes place in seven different locations spanning the globe. Secondly, it needs to have Sam’s catchy hit song, the one from 25 years ago that went on to be covered by anyone and everyone. How did Director Amy Lane and her team of designers approach these unusual demands?

Lane on the Set...

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Pick: Functional Ceramics at Anderson O’Brien

On Table: Functional Ceramics

Ends August 25

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 1108 Jackson St

Pick: The ceramics on display at Anderson O’Brien can employ the faculties of sight, touch and use. Ceramics give the viewer a concrete way to see that mankind’s greatest creations often appear simple and small. It’s hard to avoid the debate of form over function or function over form when ceramics are in the mix. For...

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