On and Off the Wall:  Iggy Sumnik Solo

Nov. 5-24 On and Off the Wall: Iggy Sumnik Solo The New BLK, 1213 Jones St.  Opening reception Nov. 5, 6-10 p.m.  403.5619, thenewblk.com The New BLK is that new, quirky, part gallery, part design firm that’s making ripples in Omaha’s art community. Having covered visual and performing arts, they move forward with a solo show from Detroit transplant, Iggy Sumnik. After moving here on a three-year commitment...

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Dark Star Orchestra

Nov. 5 Dark Star Orchestra Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $25, radkadillac.com Dark Star Orchestra is not so much a tribute band as an almost scientifically recreated live music experience. Drawing on specific Grateful Dead setlists or just mixing up Dead originals and songs the Dead covered to create a unique evening of trippy dance tunes; DSO has made a name for itself delighting Deadheads coast to coast with...

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Omaha Jaycees’ Wig Party

Nov 6. Omaha Jaycees’ Wig Party Dundee Dell, 5007 Underwood Ave. 7 p.m., $5, omahajaycees.org The Omaha Jaycees are throwing a wig party! Featuring door prizes and the Dundee Dell’s good eats, the party provides a chance to have fun and meet young professionals … in wigs. Sounds a little cheesy at first, but the $5 donation is in support of the Locks of Love Organization, a foundation that makes real wigs for...

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Celebration of Nebraska Books

Nov. 6 Celebration of Nebraska Books Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall N. in Lincoln, 2:30-6:30 p.m., FREE 471.3434, centerforthebook.nebraska.gov A new Nebraska Center for the Book event celebrating the state’s literary chops features this year’s Nebraska Book Awards winners. Nonfiction prize-winner Joe Starita, author of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice, will be among...

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Weapons Of Choice

Nov. 6-30 Weapons Of Choice Hot Shops, 1301 Nicholas St. Opening reception Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m. Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 12-4 p.m. 342.6452, hotshopsartcenter.com The DeBuse trio collaborates for the third time with Weapons of Choice — a title artist Cat DeBuse says “refers more to the ‘weapons’ or tools that we use to make our art, since we have multiple art forms, rather than the content of the...

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Laughter and Reflection With Carol Burnett

Nov. 7 Laughter and Reflection With Carol Burnett Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 7 p.m., $45-$125, 345.0606 omahaperformingarts.org Ever wanted to banter with the queen of variety improv? Of course you have, so put down that Mayor Suttle recall form and head on over to the Holland Center this Sunday night. Burnett, the former host of the long-running Carol Burnett Show, is giving mere mortals an...

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Nov. 9-14 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.  Tues.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.; $25 omahaperformingarts.org Every year around Thanksgiving I put on my one-piece pajamas (with feet), lie down on my stomach with my head resting in my palms and enjoy CBS’ yearly showing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Much like A...

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