Letting The Rose Bloom

When Matt Gutschick came to Omaha last September, the first thing he did was attend shows at as many local theatres as possible. Everywhere he went, he introduced himself to local actors and directors as the new artistic face of The Rose Theater, Omaha’s stage for children and families.

He was reaching out as a stranger in a new town, inviting anyone and everyone to come see the plans he had for the decades old...

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Pick: The Big Black Project: Yu Jihan/Paolo Dolzan

The Moving Gallery, Presented by Old Omaha Association

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Garden of the Zodiac, 1042 Howard Street in the Old Market Passageway

Pick: The Moving Gallery will temporarily, of course, display works in the Zodiac Garden, which is the secret heart of the Old Market. The exhibit features ink drawings by modern Chinese calligrapher Master Yu with prints and...

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Pick: 12th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival

Aug. 11
12th Annual Omaha Jewish Film Festival
Jewish Community Center Theater, 333 S 132 St.
7 p.m., $8, 334.6463
http://www.jewishomaha.org

For those looking for something more than the latest blockbuster, The Jewish Community Center Theater is hosting a festival of independent, international films this August. Starting things off Sunday is The Ballad of the Weeping Spring (2012), a stylized homage to...

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<p>  Zzzzt! # 54 of 101 Damnations.</p>Pick: J.J. Carroll’s 101 Damnations

Aug. 2
J.J. Carroll’s 101 Damnations
Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 N. 62nd St.
7 p.m., FREE, 707.3724
https://www.facebook.com/events/148470125359511/

J.J. Carroll invites Omaha to experience an “array of emotion personified” through his collection of 101 colorful but creepy creatures. An Omaha native, Carroll graduated from Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and has worked as an animator and...

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<p>  Adam Hike at OK Party's Comedy Battle Royale</p>Pick: The Doom Room

Aug. 1
The Doom Room
Brothers Lounge, 3812 Farnam St.
8 p.m., FREE, 558.4096
facebook.com/thedoomroomomaha

Don’t let the name frighten you away; “The Doom Room” is only scary for the comedians in its lineup. Part of the burgeoning Omaha comedy scene detailed in last week’s Reader (http://www.thereader.com/index.php/site/comments/funny_guys/), comedians Adam Hike and Chris Dryden launch their monthly comedy...

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Pick: Queens of the Stone Age

August 4

Queens Of The Stone Age

Harrah's Stir Cove, 1 Harrah's Boulevard in Council Bluffs
7:30 p.m., $35, stircove.com

Josh Homme has long been in a rare and enviable position with his band, the Queens of the Stone Age. His band is critically respected, but it's also experienced major commercial success. The band is now beyond its major label days, giving Homme even more creative license. Homme's stature...

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Pick: The Beat Seekers Record Release Show

August 2nd
The Beat Seekers Record Release Show w/ The Architects
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8 p.m., $7 at the door, onepercentproductions.com

The Beat Seekers is the latest hook-filled rock project of local punk-rock lifer Keith Fertwagner. The band will unveil their new full-length album Loud and F**king Clear at this show, which the group raised more than $3700 on Kickstarter to produce and...

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