August 26: The Irish Minstrels: Cliff McKenna, Paddy Finney and Liam McKervey

Aug. 26
The Irish Minstrels: Cliff McKenna, Paddy Finney and Liam McKervey
Holy Name Catholic Church, 2901 Fontenelle Blvd., holynameomaha.org, 6:30 p.m., $10.

Three men are coming to Nebraska from Ireland as a part of their lifelong pursuit of fun and entertainment, or, as the Irish put it: the craic. These three minstrels are Cliff McKenna, Liam McKervey and Paddy Finney and they will be performing a benefit...

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August 24: Derby Girl Bingo Fundraiser for Sk8 the State for MS

The Sydney, 5918 Maple St., sk8thestate.blogspot.com, 8 p.m.

Sk8 the State for MS is a fundraising movement piloted by four Siouxland women who are trying to take a small step in the fight to eradicate multiple sclerosis. Last summer, thre three founding members skated 288 miles across South Dakota and raised nearly $3000. This summer, the group will be making a 250-mile journey through Nebraska. On August 24th...

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August 19-August 21: Omaha’s Original Greek Festival

Canfields Plaza, 8457 West Center Road, greekfestomaha.com, $25/food tickets.

Opa! Omaha's Original Greek Festival is back and this year we can expect more of the same compliments of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. One yearly highlight is a variety of Greek folk dances. You can witness dances from St. John's dance groups or learn to dance Greek at various times during the weekend. There will also be...

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Booked; A Whole Lotta Death

Writer Jeff Lacey and illustrator Calvin Banks will be at the Bookworm at 87th and Pacific this Friday at 6 p.m. to sign copies of their book, Flushed During Play: 51 Pet Rodent Deaths. I’m not kidding. “In this age of excessive materialism, pet rodents have perhaps paid the greatest price, having become too often victims of negligence, amateur decision making, or what George Orwell called ‘those wild, almost...

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August 21: 80th Anniversary Party for Durham Museum and Joslyn Art Museum

Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., and Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
Noon – 5 p.m., $5 adults, $4 children 18 and younger for both museums
Durhammuseum.org, 402.444.5071, joslyn.org, 402.342.3300

1931 marks the 80th birthday for both major Omaha museums, Joslyn Art and Durham. They're celebrating in 1930s style.  For the Durham it was the start of the grand station serving rail travelers in lavish style....

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August 20: Project [101]: [d]eath show

Project [101]: [d]eath show
“studio [101]” 1324 S. 6th St.
11 a.m.-5 p.m., FREE
Search for “Project [101]” on Facebook

Project [101] was created by Omaha artist Janet Mills to promote “free artistic expression without unnecessary hubris.” Every two months artists (“serious and not so much”) and friends gather at her home-studio to show on the previously decided theme, interpretation left up to the creators. ...

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<p>  Fashions by Princess Lasertron</p>Ones to Watch: Omaha Fashion Week 2011

Reported in cooperation with Jessica Stensrud

Omaha Fashion Week 2011 by the numbers: more than 4,000 attendees, 1,125 participants, 125 volunteers, 39 designers, three very special guests and two very determined and dedicated event organizers.

Nick and Brook Hudson, the husband-and-wife team behind what has grown into one of the Midwest’s biggest fashion events, say although this is their third OFW event,...

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