Encounter is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to Downtown Omaha (the Old Market, NoDo, and SoDo) and Midtown. Unique entertainment, exciting cuisine, and the latest activities from the movers and shakers of this ambitious, artistic community are all showcased with fun copy and beautiful photography. Step into the nearest downtown coffeeshop or neighborhood bistro to pick up the latest issue.

For questions about editorial, contact Encounter editor Eric Stoakes.

Great Scot!

October 13, 2017 · Posted In: Business, Downtown, Encounter, Leaders

He began serving as the vice president of LGBTQ+ advocacy organization Heartland Pride last fall, but David Kerr hails from nowhere near Nebraska. The Glasgow, Scotland, native followed love to Omaha in 2013, and although […]

Bug Out

October 5, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter

Sexy moths flap their wings (and cleavage). Some dude dressed like a lightning bug flashes his butt. The audience swarms the stage at Midtown Art (formerly Midtown Art Supply)—with antennae, arms, and legs flailing—rocking to […]

Nipple

September 27, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Style

Models/stylists: Nicholas & Jordyn Clothing: Nicholas’ own vintage or Jordyn’s creations

Visual Narrator

September 21, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, People On the Rise

Kristin Zahra says she knew from a young age that she wanted to work in film. “Maybe, 12 to 13ish? I remember really loving Pixar animation film shorts,” she says. “So I had a desire […]

Have Marcey

September 14, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

When North Omaha native Marcey Yates talks about music, his face lights up and it’s as if everything makes sense in his world. From conversations swirling around hip-hop to his wild tales of past encounters […]

Roots Down

September 5, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entrepreneurs, People On the Rise

Ask Keith Rodger where he got his sharp musical tastes and his answer will be simple—from his mother. The 28-year-old Omaha musician, recording engineer, and co-owner of Make Believe Recordings grew up with an eclectic […]

Destinations

August 31, 2017 · Posted In: Destinations, Encounter, Entertainment

AKSARBEN VILLAGE Everyone knows drinking beer is good for you, right? Turns out when you have a cold one, it’s good for others, too. You can prove that Sept. 7 at the 11th annual Brew […]

Eye Vibe

August 30, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Finance, Lifestyle

Twenty-six-year-old Omaha native Michael Garrett isn’t simply a photographer—he’s a visual communicator. “I’m a photographer, graphic designer, content creator, and  overall creative,” he says. The son of a hardworking single mother, the University of Nebraska-Omaha […]

Generational Journey Through Nightlife

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

When I was 19, I could be found illegally sneaking into nightclubs. As the youngest person in the room, I was essentially walking into a raucous Generation X party. Back then, around 2003-2004, the height […]

Pigeon Bros

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

It’s like watching two parts of the same brain. When Jack Blanket and Ryan Showers are together, it’s just the two of them, taking turns finishing each other’s sentences and stories. Their words flow back […]


 
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