Kathy Tyree Channeling Her Inner Diva

February 14, 2014 · Posted In: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music, Nightlife, Omaha Magazine, Theatre

The term “diva” has taken a bit of a hit in recent years, suggesting to some a haughty I-want-it-all-and-want-it-now scene chewer who treats other humans like varmints. For most, though, the word remains untarnished. The […]

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 […]

Dishcrawl

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 […]