November 2, 2017 by

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PICK OF THE WEEK: Sunday, Nov. 5: It’s finally that time–the celebration of Omaha’s biggest and brightest business stars. Head to Omaha Magazine’sfourth annual Best of Omaha Festival and find out why they were voted the best in the city. Get your phone fixed, your photo taken, and your puppy fix taken care of all in one place. That place is Baxter Arena, this Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Did we mention the prizes? We had so many generous contributors this year that we’ll be raffling one off every 15 minutes, and each is worth at least $50. Oh, and don’t forget the swag bags. We have 500 special swag bags to be given out, and we’ll hand out the first 250 at 1 p.m. and the second 250 at 3 p.m. Project: Puppy Pageant starts at 3 p.m. as well, with Kinky Vodka’s Glam Slam following right on their heels. To find out all the details and to get your tickets for the best festival of the year, put your paw here.
Friday, Nov. 3: This exhibit explores what it was like for one artist to wake up to what he considered a changed world after the 2016 election. One Year Later: The Trumplings opening reception is this Friday at The Little Gallery and Benson Underground Film Forum. The three-dimensional ceramic figures will be available for sale, along with other Vargas creations. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will go to three local nonprofit organizations. To get the full story, swing on over here.
Friday, Nov. 3: Due to a little scandal, the Omaha Zombie Walk was initially cancelled. Luckily, the local community rallied and the Benson area’s 10th annual zombie extravaganza is back on. Dress in your finest, cemetery-fresh threads, wrap up those flesh wounds, and head to the Citylight Arts Project Building at 6:30 p.m. this Friday. Be sure to take advantage of all the perks being offered the undead from local Benson businesses. Get the dirt here.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Get nostalgic this weekend by heading to the Waiting Room to see The Urge do their thing. Or if you didn’t grow up in the age of grunge but wonder what all the fuss is about, this show will school you on that. The Urge is known for their high-energy performances so get galvanized and find out what if felt like to live through the ’90s. Jump right in here.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Keep the prizes and giveaways train going by heading to A Little Extra Grand Opening. This cute little shop in north Omaha offers a unique experience for women who can’t always find what they want in other boutiques with “pre-loved” clothing–plenty of plus-sized pieces. The sizes start at 14 and go up from there. To get all the loving details, click here.
Sunday, Nov. 5: Continue the festival vibe by heading to the Festival of South African Dance at the Orpheum Theatre. Two companies with more than 20 dancers and musicians will perform dances featuring two distinct styles created during the Apartheid era–pantsula and gumboot. These forms of dance may seem upbeat and lively, but they were born out of resistance to oppression. The gumboot style will seem very familiar to those who have seen the movie Stomp the Yard, which features stepping, a style of modern dancing that has its roots in gumboot. The dancing commences at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Get tickets to this celebration of resistance here.
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