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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October 12 Portugal.The Man

The Beatles and Wu-Tang Clan are surprisingly John Gourley’s biggest musical influences. As the lead guitarist and singer for the Portland-based quartet, Portugal. The Man, Gourley’s wide range of styles clearly stems from being well-versed in all types of music. Born and raised in the vast nothingness of Alaska, he had plenty of time to imagine and create. “I had so much space to get away from everything,”...

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Portals comes home for Midwest premiere

Last month a New York City audience embraced the world premiere of the multimedia concert piece, Portals, and now the work’s come back to its other home, Omaha’s KANEKO, for performances October 5-6.

As creative director, acclaimed violinist Tim Fain has integrated music by Philip Glass and other noted composers, including Pulitzer Prize winners Aaron Jay Kernis and William Bolcom, with the words of Leonard...

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FASH FLOOD

While the swift sellout of the 400-piece Missoni for Target collection was a disappointment for many Omaha shoppers (the 72nd and Dodge Street store was all but cleared in five minutes), the newest designer collaboration announced by Target this week is quite unassuming in comparison. The Taiwanese American, Brooklyn-based designer known as Jason Wu built an early fan base in celebrities such as January Jones and...

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