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The online calendar of events appears as it does in the November/December print edition of Omaha Magazine. To be considered for publication, please send your event three months in advance to editor@omahamagazine.com


Art & Museum Exhibits

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Through Nov. 18 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Experience colorful flowers presented with elements of Japanese design and culture. This event is included with admission to the gardens: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and under. 402-346-4002
lauritzengardens.org

David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum

Through Dec. 31 at Joslyn Art Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Explore paintings and cover art for David Shannon’s many acclaimed books, including the Caldecott Honor Book No, David! Admission: Free. 402-342-3300
joslyn.org

Dirt Meridian: Photographs by Andrew Moore

Through Jan. 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This special exhibition features images of the 100th meridian from North Dakota to Texas. Tickets: $10 adults, free to ages 17 and under, college students with valid ID, and Joslyn members. (Also exhibiting during this time is Iraqi artist and painter Hayv Kahraman. Regular admission: Free.) 402-342-3300
joslyn.org

The King is Dead! The Regicide of Charles I

Through Jan. 8 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit shows the rise and fall of England’s King Charles I and his kingdom. Running in conjunction with this exhibit is “War, Wealth, and Stable Repairs.” Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Through Jan. 29 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Learn all sides of Prohibition’s story. There will be more than 100 artifacts on display. Local exhibits running in conjunction with this are: “Homebrew: A Spirited History of Omaha” and “YMCA of Greater Omaha.” Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play

Through April 16 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S 20th St. Come celebrate 40 years of fun while the museum highlights some of its most popular exhibits throughout the years. Admission: $12 adults and children, $11 seniors, free to members and children ages 2 and under. 402-342-6164
ocm.org

Passion & Obsession: From The Collection

Nov. 12-May 6 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. “Passion and Obsession” showcases astounding works taken from collections including the Karen and Robert Duncan collection, the Steve Wake collection, the Kathy and Marc LeBaron collection, and the Kaneko collection. Admission: Free. 402-341-3800
thekaneko.org

Holiday Poinsettia Show

Nov. 25-Jan. 4 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This holiday tradition at Lauritzen showcases thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich and vibrant color. Event is included with admission to the gardens: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and under. 402-346-4002
lauritzengardens.org

Concerts

Dirty Heads w/ New Beat Fun and RDGLDGRN (Red, Gold, Green)

Nov. 2 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Dirty Heads is a multi-genre band, playing predominately reggae-infused music. 8pm. Tickets: $29 advance, $32 day of show, $84 VIP. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

Newsboys w/ The Afters and Ryan Stevenson

Nov. 3 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. This Christian rock group from Mooloolaba, Australia, brings their uplifting music to Baxter Arena. 7:30pm. Tickets: $54-$100. 402-554-6200
baxterarena.com

Amanda Shires

Nov. 5 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Shires, a singer-songwriter and violinist, will sing tunes from her newest album, My Piece of Land. 9pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $17 day of show. 402-884-5353
waitingroomlounge.com

Nonpoint w/ Sidewise, Before I Burn, and Coldsweat

Nov. 9 at Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. This heavy metal band from Florida is touring to promote its ninth studio album, The Poison Red. 6:30pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

UNO’s International Concert Series presents Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Nov. 10 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6305 University Drive North. Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi has won recognition at top international piano competitions from Paris to Cleveland. 7:30pm. Tickets: $15 general, $8 students, seniors, military. 402-554-3411
unomaha.edu

MJ Live

Nov. 11 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This Michael Jackson tribute concert comes to Omaha to perform the King of Pop’s greatest hits. 7:30pm. Tickets: $35-$150. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

mc chris w/ MC Lars and Mega Ran

Nov. 12 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. A former animator for Adult Swim, mc chris (who prefers his moniker uncapitalized) raps about nerd life and Star Wars. 8pm. Tickets: $16 advance, $18 day of show. 402-884-5353
thewaitingroomlounge.com

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

Nov. 17 at CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St. Two Grammy-winning musical legends come together for their “Heart & Soul Tour.” 7:30pm. Tickets: $43-$143. 402-341-1500
centurylinkcenteromaha.com

Phillip Brandon w/Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Nov. 17 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs. The soul singer and progressive rock group, known for combining a light show and orchestral concert, bring their “Ghost of Christmas Eve” tour to Council Bluffs. 7:30pm. Tickets: $45-$65. 712-323-0536
caesars.com

Black Violin

Nov. 18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This violin/viola hip-hop duo perform a unique take on classical music. 7pm. Tickets: $20-$38. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays

Dec. 1 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Australia’s most successful opera singers bring unique renditions of classic Christmas songs. 7:30pm. Tickets: $54-$120. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Chase Rice

Dec. 2 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Co-writer for the band Florida Georgia Line’s song “Cruise,” this country musician brings his “Everybody We Know Does” tour to Omaha. 7pm. Tickets: $34.50 advance, $38 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

JJ Grey and Mofro w/ Parker Millsap

Dec. 2 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. From Southern rock to blues, these Floridians bring their multi-genre performance to The Slowdown. 8pm. Tickets: $25 advance, $28 day of show. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis and Catherine Russell

Dec. 2 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Marsalis, a nine-time Grammy winner, returns to Omaha with the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 8pm. Tickets: $51-$127. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Queensryche w/ Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal

Dec. 13 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Grammy-nominated Queensryche comes to Omaha to perform their heavy metal and progressive music. 9pm. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day of show. 402-884-5353
thewaitingroomlounge.com

I Love the `90s

Dec. 17 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. Take a trip back to the 1990s with performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, All-4-One, and more. 7pm. Tickets: $45-$125. 402-554-6200
baxterarena.com

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

Dec. 17 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The Fab Four has an amazing attention to detail as they play uncanny, note-for-note, live renditions of Beatles songs. 8pm. Tickets: $25-$55. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour

Dec. 22 and 23 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This Omaha holiday tradition features classic Christmas hits and dazzling multimedia effects. 7:30pm. Tickets: $38.25-$78.25. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

Performing Arts

Mouse on the Move

Through Nov. 13 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Ellie and Amelia want to go beyond their mouse-hole. 9:30am Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30; 10am Oct. 18 and 25. Tickets: $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

The Jungle Book

Through Nov. 13 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. A new adaptation of the classic book/film, featuring Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and, of course, Mowgli. Tickets: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

Murder Ballad

Through Nov. 20 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This indie-rock musical tells the story of a dramatic love triangle that goes way overboard. 7:30pm. Tickets: $42 adults, $25 students. TAG members receive a $10 discount. 402-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

La Bohéme

Nov. 4 and 6 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera is a timeless story of love, friendship, and unwavering dreams. 7:30pm. Tickets: $19-$99. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Nov. 15-20 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Experience a timeless holiday classic, filled with singing, dancing, and lots of snow. 7:30pm Nov. 15-17; 8pm Nov. 18; 2pm and 8pm Nov. 19; 1:30pm and 7:30pm Nov. 20. Tickets: $35-$100. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 18-Dec. 23 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Bring the family for this classic Christmas tradition. 7:30pm-9:30pm, recurring weekly Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Tickets: $38-$42 adults, $25-$29 students. 402-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

Handel’s Messiah

Nov. 20 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Voices of Omaha presents its 48th annual performance of this classic with a chorus of more than 200 singers along with soloists and a 23-piece orchestra. 3pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-0606
voicesofomaha.org

Prancer

Nov. 25-Dec. 18 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This heartwarming story uses puppetry to make a family-friendly experience. 7pm Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, and 16; 2pm Nov. 26, 27, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18. Tickets: $27 main floor, $22 balcony. Members receive a $7 discount. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

Nov. 25-Dec. 19 at Blue Barn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. Get ready to laugh with this irreverent, yet heartwarming trip through the holidays. 7:30pm Wednesdays-Saturdays and 6pm Sundays, with 2pm matinees Sundays Dec. 4 and 18, and a 7:30pm performance Dec. 19. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 students and seniors ages 65 and older. 402-345-1576
bluebarn.org

Yesterday and Today: A Beatles Tribute

Nov. 25-Dec. 31 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Join Billy McGuigan and his brother as they play through a number of Beatles classics for this all-request show. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets: $40. 405-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

Ballet Nebraska Presents: The Nutcracker

Dec. 3 and 4 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The beloved family favorite returns with a cast of more than 150 professional and student dancers. 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 3, and 2pm Dec. 4. Tickets: $51-$149. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Dec. 10 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The TV classic comes to the main stage this holiday season. 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $21-$56. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration

Dec. 10-11, 15-18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Broadway stars sing and dance to Christmas music by the Omaha Symphony. 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 10; 2pm and 6pm Dec. 11; 7:30 pm Dec. 15; 7:30pm Dec. 16; 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 17; 2pm and 6pm Dec. 18. Tickets: $19-$79. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Theater

Dec. 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Known for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling, Lightwave Theater presents the story of a young bird named Max and his journey to the North Pole. 7pm. Tickets: $15-$35. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

Family & More

2016 Autumn Festival

Nov. 3-6 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. The autumn festival will feature hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters as they display and sell their handcrafted works. 11am-9pm Thursday and Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 seniors, free to children ages 10 and under. 402-934-9966
hpifestivals.com

402 Community Art Project: The Thankful Tree

Nov. 4 at The 402 Arts Collective, 6051 Maple St. Help create a thankful tree that will be displayed throughout November. Participants will write one thing they are thankful for on an ornament and hang it on the tree. 7pm-8:30pm. Admission: Free. 402-913-1939
402artscollective.org

Old Market District Walking Food Tour

Nov. 12, 19, and Dec. 10 at Omaha Culinary Tours, 11th and Howard streets. Enjoy some of Omaha’s best foods as tour guides introduce well-loved and lesser-known eateries in the Old Market. 10:30am-1:30pm. Tickets: $45. 402-651-0047
omahaculinarytours.com

Lunch + Learn: People and Place

Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Pack a lunch and come discuss the ideas and processes behind the artwork currently on view at the Bemis Center. Open from noon-1pm. Admission: Free. 402-341-7130
bemiscenter.org

Mormon Trail Center Gingerbread Festival

Nov. 20-Dec. 31 at Mormon Trail Center, 3215 State St. Dozens of local gingerbread creations on display will bring holiday cheer to visitors young and old. Visitors may also enjoy a free tour of the historic visitor’s center. Admission: Free.
historicflorence.org

Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony and Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert

Nov. 24 at Gene Leahy Mall, 1203 Farnam St., and Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The annual ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, which will be lit until January 1, is an experience for the whole family. Follow these festivities with the concert by the Nebraska Wind Symphony. 6pm at Gene Leahy Mall, 7pm at Holland Performing Arts Center. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Christmas at Union Station

Nov. 25-Jan. 2 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Celebrate the holidays by viewing one of the largest indoor Christmas trees in the region and participating in many other family-friendly activities. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at approximately 7pm on Nov. 25. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 and older, $7 children ages 3-12, free to members and children under age 2. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Sounds of the Season

Nov. 26-Dec. 24 at Gene Leahy Mall and the Old Market, 1203 Farnam St. Local choral groups, from youth to professional, perform holiday classics every Saturday night at different locations throughout the Old Market area. 7pm-8pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Ethnic Holiday Festival

Dec. 2 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Come see how more than 20 local cultural organizations celebrate the holidays, with live music, ethnic foods, and gifts. 5pm-9pm. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 and older, $7 children ages 3-12, free to children ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Christmas in the Village and North Omaha Lighting Ceremony

Dec. 3 at 24th and Lake streets. This annual event in North Omaha features family fun such as a petting zoo, music, and culminates in a lighting ceremony for decorations that illuminate the six-block surrounding area. Noon to 5pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Conagra Foods Ice Rink

Dec. 9-Jan. 2 at ConAgra Foods campus, 10th and Harney streets. The annual holiday ice skating rink will be open. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland. The opening ceremony is Dec. 9 at 6pm. Admission: $5, which includes skate rental. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Joslyn Castle Unlocked

Dec. 10 at Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St. A limited number of guests will be able to take a tour of all the floors, viewing the personal items and furnishings of George and Sarah Joslyn. A dinner and drinks will be available after the tour. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets: $65. 402-595-2199
joslyncastle.com

Penguins and Pancakes

Dec. 26-30 at Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. The pancake man will provide breakfast and visitors can make crafts and receive visits from African penguins. 8:30am-10am. Admission: $15 for zoo members, $20 for non-members, free to children ages 2 and under. Price includes zoo admission, breakfast, and a plush penguin toy. 402-733-8400
omahazoo.com

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Dec. 31 at Gene Leahy Mall, 1203  Farnam St. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with a spectacular fireworks show. 7pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

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