Readiness is All: Ying Zhu

September 2
Readiness is All: Ying Zhu
Peerless Gallery, 3157 Farnam St., #7108
Reception 6-9p.m., Exhibit through September 24
Wearepeerless.com, yingzhu.or

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts resident Ying Zhu has been studying building codes extensively to finish the renovation of her studio.  In the Readiness is All installation, the Chinese-born artist incorporates familiar settings and objects,...

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The Tilted Series:  Original Art by Nina Barnes

September 2
The Tilted Series:  Original Art by Nina Barnes
The New BLK Gallery, 1213 Jones St.
Opening reception 6:30-10p.m., with WRAP party at House of Loom featuring Harouki Zombi, 9-p.m.-2a.m., FREE
Thenewblk.com, houseofloom.com, geminitactics.com

Norwegian native and Athens, Georgia transplant, artist Nina Barnes presents 15 mixed media pieces seeking to “capture an inner mental landscape, colorful...

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FASH FLOOD

In the wake of another thriving Omaha Fashion Week (Is anyone else exhausted?) there are several upcoming events to keep Omaha’s style community on their toes.

Amid an eclectic mix of vintage clothing and one-of-a-kind locally crafted accessories, Old Market boutique Coriander will add an artistic collection to their space Friday. Coriander invites style and art fans to attend an opening reception for Omaha...

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Booked: Poetry and Literary Soundtracks

You’ll have two chances to check out poet Amir Sulaiman on Saturday, September 3rd. He’ll be at the Charles B. Washington branch of the Omaha Public Library at 2868 Ames Avenue from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to conduct a poetry workshop for teens and adults. That evening he’ll be at the Malcom X Memorial Center at 3448 Evans Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a performance. Sulaiman has been featured on the Def Poetry Jam...

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September 1: Gaelic Storm

September 1

Gaelic Storm

The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.

8 p.m., $22 in advance/$25 day-of-show, theslowdown.com

Very few Celtic bands exist anymore, at least not in the mainstream. Gaelic Storm, however, isn’t your average “Irish” band. They earned instant recognition via a little movie called Titanic in 1995 when they appeared as the in-house (or on-board) band. Comprised of Ryan Murphy, Steve Twigger,...

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August 26: Gift of Gab

August 26

Gift of Gab of Blackalicious w/ Elfkowitz

Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O St. in Lincoln

7 p.m., $15 in advance, $18 day-of-show, bourbontheatre.com

There’s rap and then there’s hip-hop. Gift of Gab of Blackalicious is an integral figure in the world of intelligent hip-hop. His contribution to the underground community is immense and after almost two decades in the business, he’s still going strong. In...

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August 25: Art Talk + Indian Tapas & Wine

August 25
Art Talk + Indian Tapas & Wine
Indian Oven, 1010 Howard Street
5-7p.m., $20
402.342.4856 for reservations

Cameroon native Gerard Pefung creates artwork that “celebrates the art of living in congruence.”  Known for his powerfully rich paintings of the “most commanding land creature,” the elephant, Pefung will open a discussion about all things art, followed by a social with food and drink from the...

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