Omaha Lit Fest: ‘People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like’

In his capsule of the 2011 (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, founder-director and novelist Timothy Schaffert draws a parallel with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Specifically, to the humbug Wizard's endowing the Tin Woodman with a heart made of silk and sawdust, with some soldering necessary to better make the heart take hold.

As Schaffert (The Coffins of Little Hope) suggests, the writer's process is part alchemy, part...

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FASH FLOOD

This Thursday, October 13th, Omahans will have their choice of two chic events to attend.

Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. at Parliament Pub Midtown is FashionBar: Fall Fury featuring the “Fall Guys” and DJ Ryan Swan. In celebration of the changing seasons, it will include a presentation of photographs by Jason McClaren and Matt Warburton for the Reader’s fall style issue. Dressed in attire from local boutique Denim...

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<p>  Michael Muller'sPossessions: literary characters and the things they carried.

October 14
Possessions: literary characters and the things they carried.
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., fourth floor
6:30-9:30p.m., FREE
omahalitfest.com, omahapubliclibrary.org

In Possessions, a one-night-only show, artists interpret famous literary artifacts. From Michael Muller’s mixed media piece “Letters from Blanche” inspired by Streetcar Named Desire, to Jay Cochrane’s Peter Pan inspired...

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TEDx Omaha 2011:  What’s Possible?

October 15
TEDx Omaha 2011:  What’s Possible?
12p.m.-6p.m., free live stream online for Viewing Parties
TEDxomaha.com

TEDx encourages organizing small group Viewing Parties with tips online to hear and discuss the dozen lively local innovators. They are rising to the challenge of delivering the “most inspiring performance of your life in 18 minutes or less” with the theme of “What’s Possible.”  Saturday’s...

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SCREAM WEEK

Omaha Children’s Museum

They’re baaaaaack! The dinosaurs have returned to the Omaha Children's Museum. Dinosaurs: Dawn of the Ice Age is on view through January. Tyrannosaurus Rex greets you with a big growl as you enter the exhibit. Continue and you will encounter an assortment of dinosaurs and ice age mammals. Be warned, the dinosaurs move and make noise, which may be scary for younger children. New additions...

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Oct. 6-7: Spotlight on Islam & Muslims

Oct. 6-7
Spotlight on Islam & Muslims
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge St., unomaha.edu, FREE.

All week at the University of Nebraska at Omaha a weeklong program entitled "Spotlight on Islam & Muslims" has been taking place. This event has been put on by The Muslim Student Association and has included a variety of activities including an ethnic food sale, a screening of the movies Moozlum and Out of...

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Join D’Agosto and filmmakers for Dirty Girl screening, Q&A and party to benefit Film Streams

Oct. 17
Dirty Girl screening with Nicholas D'Agosto and filmmakers
Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey Street
7 p.m., $20 members and $30 nonmembers
402-933-0259, http://www.filmstreams.org

Native Omahan Nicholas D'Agosto lives the dream of a working film-television actor. His IMDB page is lengthy for a 30-year-old who pursued The Life full-time for only nine years. Survival means taking whatever work he can find,...

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