September 24: Ukulele Hoopla

Ukulele Hoopla

Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6001 Dodge St.

Workshops start at 8 a.m., public concert at 7 p.m., concert is $20

omahacreativeinstitute.org

All hail the ukulele. The petite stringed instrument has been all the rage lately. Even Pearl Jam's singer Eddie Vedder has gotten in on the act, releasing the aptly titled Ukulele Songs earlier this year. The Creative Institute and the 4 Strings of...

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FASH FLOOD

Omaha Fashion Week is accepting designer applications for their March 2012 fashion shows. A select few will be chosen to for Oct. 19-20 interviews with a panel of independent industry professionals.  Times and locations to be announced. Applicants must be available to interview on those dates to be considered. The panel's final decisions will be based on the interviews; and designers with the highest scores will...

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Sept. 24: Jon Dee Graham and Sons of 76

Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St., Lincoln
10 p.m., $8
zoobar.com, 402-435-8754

Jon Dee Graham makes his Zoo Bar debut Saturday, Sept. 24. The Austin artist is a legend of the Texas music scene. He is a three-time inductee into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame, recognized for his earlier work with Alejandro Escovedo in The True Believers, and for accomplishments as a solo artist. Graham's remarkable solo work is...

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Sept. 22: Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers

The 21st Saloon, 96th & L St.
5:30 p.m., $10
omahablues.com, 402-339-7170

Jimmy Thackery is a respected blues-rock guitarist known for his exciting playing. Other guitar players see him as among the best. Thackery performed with Muddy Waters, giving him a connection to the roots of the music and the opportunity to learn from a master. As one of the founders of Washington, D.C., area band The Nighthawks in...

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A New Look at Old Favorites

Before Joslyn Art Museum Chief Curator Toby Jurovics started there, he knew he wanted to rearrange art in the galleries before the end of summer. The project reflected a conversation with Director Jack Becker.

How did Jurovics address the challenge of reinterpreting what is already seen as a good collection? 

Jurovics reintroduced a consistent narrative with the artwork.  “The way the Museum was previously...

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September 22: Pecha Kucha Night Omaha #12

September 22
Pecha Kucha Night Omaha #12
Blue Sushi Lounge, 416 S. 12th St.
8-10:30p.m. FREE
designallianceomaha.org

Design Alliance Omaha, Inc. debuts their fifth season of Pecha Kucha Omaha with ten creative individuals discussing design and their work.  Included in the line-up are Artifact Bag Co. designer and Saddle Creek Records artist Chris Hughes, photographer and Workspace curator Dana Fritz, artist...

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September 26: Resonant Tide

September 26
Resonant Tide
Creighton University Lied Art Gallery, 24th and Cass St.
Reception September 26, 5-7p.m. thru November 4, FREE
Creighton.edu, 402.280.2509

Five Creighton University Visual Arts faculty exhibit alongside one of their former students (one of which is also a current CU art professor). The exhibit highlights the artists' achievements and the importance of the arts in Jesuit higher...

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