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.

Punk You

June 21, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music, Nightlife

You can call Brothers Lounge a “punk bar” and not get too much grief from so-called “punk purists.” However, calling Brothers a “punk bar” is like calling The Clash a “punk band.” Technically, it may […]

Weird Is Good

Posted In: Art, Encounter, Lifestyle, People

Since transplanting from Pennsylvania nearly a decade ago, Christopher Vaughn Couse has made the observation that Omaha is downright weird—but in a good way. From the hipster-laden streets of Benson to the apex of West […]

Louder Together

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Lauren Martin was a small-town farm girl from McCook, Nebraska. She loved country music and never expected she would one day lead Maha—Nebraska’s pre-eminent annual music festival. On Aug. 19, Martin oversees one of Maha’s boldest […]

Eye Vibe

Posted In: Art, Encounter, 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 […]

Transitorily Yours

June 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Lifestyle, People

As a millennial in the midst of fatherhood, there’s a range of interesting observations and surprising lessons I’ve taken in along the way. I somehow evaded having a child throughout most of my adult life. […]

Stranger Things

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Theatre

“I do weird things with my costumes,” says Pool of her costume designs. “I definitely like to make them strange.” This affinity for the atypical is why Omaha Under the Radar co-founder Amanda DeBoer Bartlett […]

Digital Daredevils

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

The masterminds behind Omaha band Glow in the Dark—Lawrence Deal and Aaron Gum—have always had an affinity towards musical instruments and toys. Since they were young, Deal and Gum surrounded themselves with a variety of […]

Encounter Destinations

Posted In: Destinations, Encounter

This article appears in the July/August 2017 edition of Encounter. AKSARBEN VILLAGE Like music? Of course you do—you’re cool. That’s why you’ll want to boogie woogie to Aksarben Village (67th and Center streets) for the […]

Dropping Bombs

Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Theatre

Suzanne Withem has to size you up before she decides how to tell you the name of her next play. After all, you don’t drop an F-bomb on just anybody. Withem has spent the better part […]

Required Listening

June 11, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Music

For years, Chelsea Balzer and Matt Walker ran in the same circles, but somehow didn’t cross paths until Balzer joined the art performance group aetherplough in 2010 and was suddenly thrust into a musical relationship […]


 
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