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.

Louder Together

August 17, 2017 · 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 […]

Punk You

August 15, 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 […]

Dropping Bombs

August 9, 2017 · 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 […]

An Authentic Skid Mark?

July 20, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Style

An art collaboration by Bill Sitzmann and Nicholas Wasserberger Design by Derek Joy Models Nicholas Wasserberger and Kaleigh Moynihan Kaleigh Moynihan’s An Authentic Skid Mark worn throughout With love to Zoe Kuhn, her brothers Ian […]

Portrait of a Man

July 14, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion

A keen fit—and muted hues—balanced with neutrals help build polished looks this summer. Be the man you’ve always wanted to be with a picture-perfect wardrobe to boot. -Jared Spence Clothing provided by Grae Clothing & […]

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 […]

Encounter Destinations

July 13, 2017 · 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 […]

Stranger Things

July 6, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Theatre

Jennifer Pool is doing her part to keep Omaha odd. “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 […]

Omaha Trashion Week

June 25, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Fashion

Models: Kim Darling and Alex Priest                             This art collaboration was printed in the May/June 2017 edition of Encounter.

Eye Vibe

June 21, 2017 · 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 […]


 
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