Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion”

3 UP, 3 DOWN April 13-17 Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion” Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs April 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., April 16 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., April 17 at 1 and 5 p.m., $38-$98, ticketmaster.com The high-flying acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil will be back in the Omaha metro beginning next Wednesday, April 13, at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. There will be seven chances in...

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2011 Omaha Poetry Slam Team Finals

PICK OF THE WEEK April 9 2011 Omaha Poetry Slam Team Finals OM Center, 1216 Howard St. $7 suggested donation, 7:30 p.m., 402-345-5078, omahahealingarts.com   It's been said that reading a play doesn't do much of anything for the reader — as any Shakespeare scholar or bored college sophomore can tell you, you have to see it on stage. And maybe it's the same with poetry. It's not enough to read it; you have to see...

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David Dondero and Franz Nicolay

April 7 David Dondero and Franz Nicolay Slowdown Jr., 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com   David Dondero is Omaha’s favorite non-native singer-songwriter. Ties to local musicians made us a perma-stop on his tours and his engaging lyrics and riffs made us fall in love — whether invoking our “real Tina Turner,” or facing facts of flawed immigration policy with the poignant “Building the New Berlin...

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Symphony Pops Series: Rodgers & Hammerstein “At the Movies”

April 8, 9 and 10 Symphony Pops Series: Rodgers & Hammerstein "At the Movies" Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas Street 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tickets $15-$80?(402) 345-0606, omahaperformingarts.org or ticketomaha.com This may have been the music of another generation — or a couple generations ago for some readers — but it continues to stand the test of time and brings joy to...

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Omaha Beef vs. Wichita Wild

April 9 Omaha Beef vs. Wichita Wild Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. 7:05 p.m., $16-$45 402.346.BEEF, beeffootball.com Spring is finally here which, of course, means schools are about to close for the summer. In honor of all the hard work our nation's teachers put into the school year, the Omaha Beef have set aside a special night in homage to their services. This Saturday, it’s Teacher/Champion...

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6th Annual Men of Honor Gala for 100 Black Men of Omaha Inc.

April 9 6th Annual Men of Honor Gala for 100 Black Men of Omaha Inc. Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St. 7 p.m., $100 patron, $1,500 table partner, more sponsorship levels available 402-934-7065, 100blackmenomaha.org Stepping up to the challenge of too many African American youths and communities falling behind is 100 Black Men of Omaha. Among its works, this chapter of the nationwide mentoring and enrichment effort pairs...

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DJ Scotty Boy with Bam Bam Buddha, Rhythm & Flux, and DJ Shif-D

April 9 DJ Scotty Boy with Bam Bam Buddha, Rhythm & Flux, and DJ Shif-D Whiskey Tango, 311 S. 15th St. $10, $5 for ONL Card holders, 9 p.m., 402.934.4874, whiskeytangoomaha.com   Did you know there's a DJ Times Magazine? And did you know DJ Scotty Boy has been in their Top 10 for three years running? I didn't either, but there are a lot of things you learn on an artist's Facebook page. As a nationally touring DJ,...

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So Bad, It’s Good

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What’s a Cthulhu?

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Superstar: Chevy Kozisek

The art of tattoo has always fascinated Sioban Kozisek (“Chevy”). She got her first tattoo when she was attending ... more »


<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p>Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

Proprietors Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek offer some much needed advice to today’s women of Omaha: “Take time ... more »


Family Find

Arelatively new boutique in West Omaha is creating jobs not only for the employees but for vendors who just need a ... more »


SXSW Street Style

Most SXSW (South by Southwest) enthusiasts flock to Austin, Texas in March for a week overflowing with live music, ... more »