Omaha Fashion Week 2011 may be coming to a close, but two of the most talked about events of the week take place Saturday, August 27th in Omaha's Old Market. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Project Runway fans should head to The Max on 1417 Jackson Street for Mix and Mingle with Mondo. This is a meet and greet with the reality star and a fundraiser for the Nebraska Aids Project. Hosted by Princess Lasertron and the Imperial...

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Booked: Young Writers Book Signing and Rowling Reveals Pottermore

Allison Rose Lopez, Ferial Pearson and students from Omaha South High will be at the Bookworm at 87th and Pacific this Saturday, August 27th at 1 p.m. to sign copies of their newly-published book, In My Shoes: Teen Reflections on Hope & the Future. Written by two classes of seniors at Omaha South High Magnet School with the support of 29 volunteer writing mentors, the book is the literary answer to the question of...

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August 25: Therapy in Motion

The Bookworm, 87th & Pacific, 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Truffles – Truffles the Therapy Dog will be in Omaha with owner Nancy Stanley as the latter promotes her new book Pillow with a Heartbeat: The Heartwarming Tale of a Little Dog Who Finds His Big Purpose. The book is written from Truffles perspective, describing how he became a therapy dog. A therapy dog is trained to provide affection...

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August 18: Yonder Mountain String Band

The Slowdown, 729 N 14th St, 9 p.m., $20/ADV $25/DOS, onepercentproductions.com

Bluegrass has always been a genre hat has walked a fine line between either really cool or really cheesy. The banjo-laden sound has something to do with it; being an instrument that requires efficient skill and speed, but also provoking mocking of backwoods and the movie Deliverance. However, the Yonder Mountain String band took the...

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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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