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 Daisy Hutzell-Rodman.

Required Listening

April 28, 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 […]

Pitch Poet

Posted In: Encounter, Music

She sets up on a bustling Old Market corner. The footpaths jostle with tourists and locals doing their weekend shopping, dining, and sightseeing. Jocelyn Muhammad pulls the acoustic guitar slung over her back then slowly […]

Mr. & Mrs. Fink

Posted In: Encounter, Music

The evolution of CLOSENESS was quite literally a matter of the heart—not in a cheesy, romantic musing type of way, but the actual blood-pumping, life-sustaining muscular organ. Husband-wife duo Orenda Fink (Azure Ray) and Todd […]

Comic Relief

Posted In: Art, Encounter

Forget Batman and his gadgets, or Thor and his biceps. There’s a new hero on the block—“Oldguy,” a spandex-sporting, crime-fighting senior citizen who seeks out injustice equipped with his “denture grapple.” While Oldguy may have […]

Seven Heaven

Posted In: Encounter, Fashion, Style

Fashion blogger Hannah Almassi of whowhatwear.co.uk knows her stuff. She says spring/summer 2017’s fashion trends have “anyone who is interested in super-duper, spin-around-your-closet fashion excited.” Why? “Well, it’s an inherently upbeat season,” Almassi says. “From the […]

Java Journey

Posted In: Coffee & Tea, Encounter, Food & Drink

Like many who guzzle black gold, Sagar Gurung started downing coffee purely for utilitarian reasons. The taste—he could have done without. “I started for the caffeine,” Gurung says. “When I took that first sip, I […]

The Evolution 
of Pop Music

April 15, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

Admittedly, 34-year-old Omaha native Jonathan Tvrdik doesn’t sleep much. Between co-owning Benson’s Krug Park, working as a consultant for his wife Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik’s business Hello Holiday, being a father to 2-year-old son Hugo, directing […]

Ren
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sance 
Man

April 13, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Entertainment, Omaha Magazine

A boozy brunch between girlfriends, a meeting of coworkers over coffee, a couple splitting a glass   of wine—conversations captured around the city, all serve as fodder and inspiration for Brion Poloncic’s work. In the quiet […]

Art Heist

April 7, 2017 · Posted In: Art, Encounter, Style

Artwork by Kim Darling                             This article was printed in the March/April 2017 edition of Encounter.

Sexy & Slow

March 31, 2017 · Posted In: Encounter, Entertainment, Music

Is it terrible the pain in Peedi Rothsteen’s voice is musically satisfying? His honest mix of pleasure and vulnerability blended over incredibly sexy slow jams makes your knees buckle. Rothsteen knew he was tapping a […]


 
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