July 12: A Community Discussion with Lavie Raven:  Urban Art in the Community

July 12
A Community Discussion with Lavie Raven:  Urban Art in the Community
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
7 p.m. Free. http://www.kentbellows..org


Presented by the Kent Bellows Studios, Brigitte McQueen, Director of The Union for Contemporary Art, will facilitate the discussion with Raven. Raven founded the University of Hip-Hop in Chicago, a multi-disciplinary approach to youth development that...

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July 10: Speaking of the Elders, Intertribal Stories of Survivance

July 10
Speaking of the Elders, Intertribal Stories of Survivance
Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.
2 p.m.; suggested $10 donation but any free-will donation appreciated
402-238-7088

Get a glimpse of Native American culture when elders from the Oglala Sioux, Omaha, Winnebago and Cheyenne nations deliver testimonies of survival, and Native actors/readers preview a play by Valery Killscrow Copeland. Elders Violet Gladfelter,...

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July 9: Red Sky Showcase: The Confidentials, Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band, and more

July 9
Red Sky Showcase: The Confidentials, Steve Villamonte & the 808 Band, Cleo's Apartment and Matt Gagne & the Blues Experience
Deuce’s Lounge, 12107 Emmet Street
7 p.m., $5, (402) 505-8138

The final showcase to help select the local bands performing at the inaugural Red Sky Music Festival features three Omaha bands and one from Des Moines. The Confidentials have become one of the Midwest’s premier party hosts with...

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July 8: Ben Folds

July 8
Ben Folds
Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino, 1 Harrah's Boulevard
8 p.m., $35 in advance/$40 day-of-show, 21 and up, http://www.stircove.com

Ben Folds' biggest hit has always been a sidestep from what makes Ben Folds such a captivating musician. 1997's “Brick” off of Ben Folds Five's Whatever & Ever Amen painted Folds as a somber, delicate songwriter. Meanwhile, Folds had already cultivated a fan base that knew his...

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July 8: LOUD at The Sandbox:  Music, Art and Party

July 8
LOUD at The Sandbox:  Music, Art and Party
The Sandbox, 2406 Leavenworth St.
9 p.m. - 2 a.m., $5 21+, $8 18+
402.504.2714, search for “The Sandbox” on Facebook Places

Artist Leslie Diuguid is painting live at the LOUD event at The Sandbox, 24th and Leavenworth, July 8.  Diuguid will literally lay down her brushes throughout the night amongst her multi-layered expressionistic collage-drawings on the walls, while...

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July 7: Art Talk featuring Mia Feuer, John Peña and Wendal A. White

July 7
Art Talk featuring sculptor Mia Feuer, new media artist John Peña and photographer Wendal A. White 
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
7 p.m. Free. http://www.bemiscenter.org

Through her massive pieces, Mia Feuer’s creates illusions of architectural elements like bridges, cranes and military checkpoints in states of potential or collapse. John Peña’s outrageous projects include outrunning a...

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FASH FLOOD

LOCAL FASH

‘Tis the season for fashion at Nomad Lounge (NomadLounge.com) as loads of style events will take place at Omaha’s fashion-hub over the next few months.

On Friday, July 15th A Vanity Affair fashion show will take place in support of The Micah House (MicahHouse.org), an emergency homeless shelter in Council Bluffs, Iowa. It will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door...

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