November 8, 2017 by

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PICK OF THE WEEK: Saturday, Nov. 11: This weekend’s artists reception at Hot Shops Art Gallery features a collection of artists dubbed The Magnificent 8– James Freeman, Tricia Hollins, Tom Swanson, Deb McColley, Jeff Yoachim, Mike Trotter, Paula Yoachim, and Theresa Rhodus. This eclectic show features a wide range of media, techniques, attitudes, and styles. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m., with the show running until Nov. 28. Head to Hot Shops to meet the artists behind the name. To find out more, go here.
Thursday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 12: Disney’s The Little Mermaid musical opened earlier this week at the Orpheum Theater but there’s still time to catch this enchanting performance. The beautiful Broadway hit features all your favorite, catchy tunes, from the film, including “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl,”  written by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken. Catch this live-action production while you can. To get your tickets to the greatest show under the sea, put your fin here.
Friday, Nov. 10: Can’t decide between catching a movie or a live show this Friday? You don’t have to if you head to Slowdown to see Kishi Bashi perform. Before the show starts, there will be a complimentary showing of his documentary, Project 9066. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the film will play at 8:30 p.m., with the show to follow. Kishi Bashi’s unique performances feature live violin that incorporates looping and beatboxing. Tall Tall Trees will be there as well, wielding his banjo like no one else can. Don’t miss this triple-threat of a show. Find out more and get your tix right here.
Saturday, Nov. 11: It’s a Harry Potter kind of day at Fontenelle Forest. You and the kids can celebrate A Holiday at Hogwarts from noon to 3 p.m. The sorting hat will place you in your correct house where you will get your wizarding wand. See the Owlery, take a walk through the forest, and drink some non-alcoholic Butterbeer, hopefully all while dressed in your favorite wizarding robes. Adults are invited to follow up this enchanting day with An Evening at the Forbidden Forest, a 21 and over magical evening where you get to let your Potter flag fly. Flaunt your knowledge at the pub quiz and your magical flair for wizard fashion by wearing your best pointy hat. Tap your wand here to get your pass.
Saturday, Nov. 11: It’s time to get your soul on at the Fourth Annual Soul Train Fundraiser for Strands from The Heart. This nonprofit focuses on rebuilding and repairing the self-esteem of children and adults as they struggle with illnesses that can have devastating physical consequences to the body. The fundraiser will feature live music, food, raffle prizes, and, of course, dancing. Don’t let the bad break you down. Instead, get down for a good cause this Saturday at Ralston Arena, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For tickets go here, and to find out more about how you can help, click here.
Sunday, Nov. 12: If you’ve been having a hard time finding the motivation to get out and exercise now that the weather has taken its turn, the 5k Walk, Run, Ruck to Break the Silence at Zorinsky Lake may be just the thing to spur you on. The silence in this case refers to what we often encounter when attempting to discuss combat-related PTSD. Proceeds from the event will go to the productions costs of the local short film, Silence. Any additional donations will go to the 22 Too Many organization to help the families of veterans who have already suffered the loss of a loved one due to suicide. Register here to help make a difference.
For a complete listing of Omaha-area events, click here.