Omaha’s Historic 
Drag Scene

December 17, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, People

In 2004, The New Yorker published a story entitled “Homecoming Queens.” “Compared with most Midwestern towns,” writes author Mark Singer, “Omaha has an active gay demimonde that’s not so demi.” Well, it’s been around for […]

Art Show + Party

November 18, 2013 · Posted In: Art, Downtown, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife, Online Exclusive

This Thursday at 7 p.m., Sokol Auditorium will host Omaha’s inaugural RAWards semifinals. Twenty-five local artists across nine categories will compete for a chance to be one of nine finalists at the National RAWards in […]

The Church of Tomorrow

August 30, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Nightlife, People

Nicholas Wasserberger and Mark Steffan are almost, well, In Real Life meme generators. “We really feel that immersing people in an artificial environment, in a bubble, in a world, is amazing,” Wasserberger says. “We want […]


June 20, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Restaurants

If you haven’t heard of Dishcrawl yet, you’re in for a treat (here you can use the word “literally” unironically). The San Francisco-based organization leads restaurant scavenger hunts so locals can check out the awesome […]

Crafty Cocktails

Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Downtown, Encounter, Nightlife

House of Loom owners Brent Crampton and Ethan Bondelid finally took the plunge and dove headfirst into a new entrepreneurial endeavor, The Berry & Rye. Tucked away in the former Myth Cocktail Lounge at 1109 […]

Pecha Kucha

Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Lifestyle, Nightlife

Four nights a year, they gather in dark, hazy spaces just beyond the streetlamps. Each participant is prepared with 20 projection slides each, showing images on a design topic of their choosing. They’ll take no […]

Verbal Gumbo

April 25, 2013 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Nightlife

Felicia Webster’s voice produces chills up the spine. “And then he kiiiiissssssed me, and I melted. Like buttah.” Her friend, Michelle Troxclair, nods and waves a hand. “Mhm, girl, we know what that’s like.” This […]

Dicey Riley

Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine, People

Douglas County public defender Tom Riley wakes up every weekday morning, puts on a suit and tie, and heads to his Downtown Omaha office where he’s greeted by depositions and a packed schedule full of […]

Good Drinks, Good Music, Good People

December 25, 2012 · Posted In: Beer, Cocktails & Wine, Downtown, Encounter, Nightlife

“We keep it mellow but fun,” says Joanna Murzyn, one of the owners of Myth, a martini bar in the Old Market at 11th and Howard streets. “We like to have a calm feel. Nothing […]

Cantina Laredo

November 25, 2012 · Posted In: Food & Drink, HerFamily, Midtown, Nightlife, Places, Restaurants

Looking for a warm atmosphere during the cold winter months to get away with your girlfriends for some drinks and mouthwatering food? Look no further than Cantina Laredo in Midtown Crossing! This Mexican restaurant boasts […]