Calendar of Events

Top Spot(s) of the Week: One for the Kids and One for the Progs

pineridgeTwo awesome and contrasting music events made it too tough to single out just one event this week for the Top Spot. So we’ve spotlighted both.

First up, the Toy Drive for Pine Ridge is Saturday, Dec. 3, at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., and Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This annual fundraiser for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota features performances by Ryan Osbahr, Kait Berreckman, Vago, Pancho and the Contraband, The Willards, Lash LaRue and the Hired Guns, Township and Rage, Korey Anderson, Matt Cox, Vox Combo, King of the Tramps and 24 Hour Cardlock. The music starts at 8 p.m at both venues. Free admission if you donate an unwrapped toy Donate two unwrapped toys and get into both venues free.

Pine Ridge is one of the poorest communities in the United States. Local music guru Lash LaRue (Larry Dunn) started the toy drive in 2003 to help make the holidays brighter for Pine Ridge children. Over the years, they’ve given away thousands of gifts during the harsh South Dakota winters. “Your donation of a toy brings hope at Christmas to a child that literally may not receive anything else and may feel no one cares,” said local music writer B.J. Huchtemann, the 2015 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism from the Blues Foundation of Memphis. “The biggest thing about the Toy Drive shows is the spirit of camaraderie that exists. The spirit of giving and reunions among long-time friends are what makes these shows really special.”

Fundraiser performer Ryan Osbahr agree. He was planning on shutting down his peforming for the year. “But when you get the opportunity to play a show for such a wonderful cause, you jump on it,” Osbahr said. “Everyone is there to give of their time and talents to help others and to celebrate the season by remembering those in need.”

For more information, go to toydriveforpineridge.org

progfestAt the other end of the musical spectrum is the first-ever ProgFest, a celebration of Omaha’s progressive and experimental music scene. The fest, held Saturday night at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St., features performances by When Towers Fall (rock/metal), Fallen Reign Band (power metal), Sovereignty (metal), Human Teeth Parade (instrumental) and Low Long Signal (punk/noise/art/rock/space). Tickets are $8 advance and $10 day of show and the event is all ages. Everyone needs to provide a valid ID and patrons under age 18 will need to provide a notarized parental permission form. To print out that form or for more information, go to lookoutomaha.com

The following online calendar of events appears as it does in the print edition of Omaha Magazine.
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November/December 2016

Exhibits in Omaha

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Through Nov. 18 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Experience colorful flowers presented with elements of Japanese design and culture. This event is included with admission to the gardens: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and under. 402-346-4002
lauritzengardens.org

David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum

Through Dec. 31 at Joslyn Art Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Explore paintings and cover art for David Shannon’s many acclaimed books, including the Caldecott Honor Book No, David! Admission: Free. 402-342-3300
joslyn.org

Dirt Meridian

Dirt Meridian

Dirt Meridian: Photographs by Andrew Moore

Through Jan. 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This special exhibition features images of the 100th meridian from North Dakota to Texas. Tickets: $10 adults, free to ages 17 and under, college students with valid ID, and Joslyn members. (Also exhibiting during this time is Iraqi artist and painter Hayv Kahraman. Regular admission: Free.) 402-342-3300
joslyn.org

The King is Dead! The Regicide of Charles I

Through Jan. 8 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit shows the rise and fall of England’s King Charles I and his kingdom. Running in conjunction with this exhibit is “War, Wealth, and Stable Repairs.” Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

American Spirits

American Spirits

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

Through Jan. 29 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Learn all sides of Prohibition’s story. There will be more than 100 artifacts on display. Local exhibits running in conjunction with this are: “Homebrew: A Spirited History of Omaha” and “YMCA of Greater Omaha.” Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Imagination: Celebrating 40 Years of Play

Through April 16 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S 20th St. Come celebrate 40 years of fun while the museum highlights some of its most popular exhibits throughout the years. Admission: $12 adults and children, $11 seniors, free to members and children ages 2 and under. 402-342-6164
ocm.org

Passion & Obsession: From The Collection

Nov. 12-May 6 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. “Passion and Obsession” showcases astounding works taken from collections including the Karen and Robert Duncan collection, the Steve Wake collection, the Kathy and Marc LeBaron collection, and the Kaneko collection. Admission: Free. 402-341-3800
thekaneko.org

Holiday Poinsettia Show

Holiday Poinsettia Show

Holiday Poinsettia Show

Nov. 25-Jan. 4 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This holiday tradition at Lauritzen showcases thousands of poinsettias bursting with rich and vibrant color. Event is included with admission to the gardens: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and under. 402-346-4002
lauritzengardens.org

Concerts in Omaha

Dirty Heads w/ New Beat Fun and RDGLDGRN (Red, Gold, Green)

Nov. 2 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Dirty Heads is a multi-genre band, playing predominately reggae-infused music. 8pm. Tickets: $29 advance, $32 day of show, $84 VIP. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

Newsboys w/ The Afters and Ryan Stevenson

Nov. 3 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. This Christian rock group from Mooloolaba, Australia, brings their uplifting music to Baxter Arena. 7:30pm. Tickets: $54-$100. 402-554-6200
baxterarena.com

Amanda Shires

Nov. 5 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Shires, a singer-songwriter and violinist, will sing tunes from her newest album, My Piece of Land. 9pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $17 day of show. 402-884-5353
waitingroomlounge.com

Nonpoint w/ Sidewise, Before I Burn, and Coldsweat

Nov. 9 at Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. This heavy metal band from Florida is touring to promote its ninth studio album, The Poison Red. 6:30pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

UNO’s International Concert Series presents Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Nov. 10 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 6305 University Drive North. Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi has won recognition at top international piano competitions from Paris to Cleveland. 7:30pm. Tickets: $15 general, $8 students, seniors, military. 402-554-3411
unomaha.edu

MJ Live

Nov. 11 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This Michael Jackson tribute concert comes to Omaha to perform the King of Pop’s greatest hits. 7:30pm. Tickets: $35-$150. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

mc chris w/ MC Lars and Mega Ran

Nov. 12 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. A former animator for Adult Swim, mc chris (who prefers his moniker uncapitalized) raps about nerd life and Star Wars. 8pm. Tickets: $16 advance, $18 day of show. 402-884-5353
thewaitingroomlounge.com

Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire

Nov. 17 at CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St. Two Grammy-winning musical legends come together for their “Heart & Soul Tour.” 7:30pm. Tickets: $43-$143. 402-341-1500
centurylinkcenteromaha.com

Phillip Brandon w/Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Nov. 17 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs. The soul singer and progressive rock group, known for combining a light show and orchestral concert, bring their “Ghost of Christmas Eve” tour to Council Bluffs. 7:30pm. Tickets: $45-$65. 712-323-0536
caesars.com

Black Violin

Black Violin

Black Violin

Nov. 18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This violin/viola hip-hop duo perform a unique take on classical music. 7pm. Tickets: $20-$38. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

TheTen Tenors: Home for the Holidays

Dec. 1 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Australia’s most successful opera singers bring unique renditions of classic Christmas songs. 7:30pm. Tickets: $54-$120. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Chase Rice

Dec. 2 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Co-writer for the band Florida Georgia Line’s song “Cruise,” this country musician brings his “Everybody We Know Does” tour to Omaha. 7pm. Tickets: $34.50 advance, $38 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

JJ Grey and Mofro w/ Parker Millsap

Dec. 2 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. From Southern rock to blues, these Floridians bring their multi-genre performance to The Slowdown. 8pm. Tickets: $25 advance, $28 day of show. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis and Catherine Russell

Dec. 2 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Marsalis, a nine-time Grammy winner, returns to Omaha with the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. 8pm. Tickets: $51-$127. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Queensryche w/ Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal

Dec. 13 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Grammy-nominated Queensryche comes to Omaha to perform their heavy metal and progressive music. 9pm. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day of show. 402-884-5353
thewaitingroomlounge.com

I Love the `90s

Dec. 17 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. Take a trip back to the 1990s with performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, All-4-One, and more. 7pm. Tickets: $45-$125. 402-554-6200
baxterarena.com

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute

Dec. 17 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The Fab Four has an amazing attention to detail as they play uncanny, note-for-note, live renditions of Beatles songs. 8pm. Tickets: $25-$55. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour

Dec. 22 and 23 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This Omaha holiday tradition features classic Christmas hits and dazzling multimedia effects. 7:30pm. Tickets: $38.25-$78.25. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

Performing Arts in Omaha

Mouse on the Move

Through Nov. 13 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Ellie and Amelia want to go beyond their mouse-hole. 9:30am Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30; 10am Oct. 18 and 25. Tickets: $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

The Jungle Book

Through Nov. 13 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. A new adaptation of the classic book/film, featuring Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and, of course, Mowgli. Tickets: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

Murder Ballad

Through Nov. 20 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This indie-rock musical tells the story of a dramatic love triangle that goes way overboard. 7:30pm. Tickets: $42 adults, $25 students. TAG members receive a $10 discount. 402-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

La Bohéme

Nov. 4 and 6 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Giacomo Puccini’s beloved opera is a timeless story of love, friendship, and unwavering dreams. 7:30pm. Tickets: $19-$99. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Nov. 15-20 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Experience a timeless holiday classic, filled with singing, dancing, and lots of snow. 7:30pm Nov. 15-17; 8pm Nov. 18; 2pm and 8pm Nov. 19; 1:30pm and 7:30pm Nov. 20. Tickets: $35-$100. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Nov. 18-Dec. 23 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Bring the family for this classic Christmas tradition. 7:30pm-9:30pm, recurring weekly Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Tickets: $38-$42 adults, $25-$29 students. 402-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

Handel’s Messiah

Nov. 20 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Voices of Omaha presents its 48th annual performance of this classic with a chorus of more than 200 singers along with soloists and a 23-piece orchestra. 3pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-0606
voicesofomaha.org

Prancer

Nov. 25-Dec. 18 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This heartwarming story uses puppetry to make a family-friendly experience. 7pm Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, and 16; 2pm Nov. 26, 27, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18. Tickets: $27 main floor, $22 balcony. Members receive a $7 discount. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

Nov. 25-Dec. 19 at Blue Barn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. Get ready to laugh with this irreverent, yet heartwarming trip through the holidays. 7:30pm Wednesdays-Saturdays and 6pm Sundays, with 2pm matinees Sundays Dec. 4 and 18, and a 7:30pm performance Dec. 19. Tickets: $30 adults, $25 students and seniors ages 65 and older. 402-345-1576
bluebarn.org

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday and Today

Yesterday and Today: A Beatles Tribute

Nov. 25-Dec. 31 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Join Billy McGuigan and his brother as they play through a number of Beatles classics for this all-request show. 7:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets: $40. 405-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

Ballet Nebraska Presents: The Nutcracker

Dec. 3 and 4 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The beloved family favorite returns with a cast of more than 150 professional and student dancers. 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 3, and 2pm Dec. 4. Tickets: $51-$149. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Dec. 10 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The TV classic comes to the main stage this holiday season. 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $21-$56. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration

Dec. 10-11, 15-18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Broadway stars sing and dance to Christmas music by the Omaha Symphony. 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 10; 2pm and 6pm Dec. 11; 7:30 pm Dec. 15; 7:30pm Dec. 16; 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 17; 2pm and 6pm Dec. 18. Tickets: $19-$79. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Theater

Dec. 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Known for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling, Lightwave Theater presents the story of a young bird named Max and his journey to the North Pole. 7pm. Tickets: $15-$35. 402-345-0606
omahaperformingarts.org

Family & More in Omaha

2016 Autumn Festival

Nov. 3-6 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. The autumn festival will feature hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters as they display and sell their handcrafted works. 11am-9pm Thursday and Friday, 9am-7pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 seniors, free to children ages 10 and under. 402-934-9966
hpifestivals.com

402 Community Art Project: The Thankful Tree

Nov. 4 at The 402 Arts Collective, 6051 Maple St. Help create a thankful tree that will be displayed throughout November. Participants will write one thing they are thankful for on an ornament and hang it on the tree. 7pm-8:30pm. Admission: Free. 402-913-1939
402artscollective.org

Old Market District Walking Food Tour

Nov. 12, 19, and Dec. 10 at Omaha Culinary Tours, 11th and Howard streets. Enjoy some of Omaha’s best foods as tour guides introduce well-loved and lesser-known eateries in the Old Market. 10:30am-1:30pm. Tickets: $45. 402-651-0047
omahaculinarytours.com

Lunch + Learn: People and Place

Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Pack a lunch and come discuss the ideas and processes behind the artwork currently on view at the Bemis Center. Open from noon-1pm. Admission: Free. 402-341-7130
bemiscenter.org

Mormon Trail Center Gingerbread Festival

Nov. 20-Dec. 31 at Mormon Trail Center, 3215 State St. Dozens of local gingerbread creations on display will bring holiday cheer to visitors young and old. Visitors may also enjoy a free tour of the historic visitor’s center. Admission: Free.
historicflorence.org

Making Spirits Bright Concert

Making Spirits Bright Concert

Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony and Making Spirits Bright Holiday Concert

Nov. 24 at Gene Leahy Mall, 1203 Farnam St., and Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The annual ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, which will be lit until January 1, is an experience for the whole family. Follow these festivities with the concert by the Nebraska Wind Symphony. 6pm at Gene Leahy Mall, 7pm at Holland Performing Arts Center. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Christmas at Union Station

Christmas at Union Station

Christmas at Union Station

Nov. 25-Jan. 2 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Celebrate the holidays by viewing one of the largest indoor Christmas trees in the region and participating in many other family-friendly activities. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at approximately 7pm on Nov. 25. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 and older, $7 children ages 3-12, free to members and children under age 2. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Sounds of the Season

Nov. 26-Dec. 24 at Gene Leahy Mall and the Old Market, 1203 Farnam St. Local choral groups, from youth to professional, perform holiday classics every Saturday night at different locations throughout the Old Market area. 7pm-8pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Ethnic Holiday Festival

Dec. 2 at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Come see how more than 20 local cultural organizations celebrate the holidays, with live music, ethnic foods, and gifts. 5pm-9pm. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors ages 62 and older, $7 children ages 3-12, free to children ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Christmas in the Village and North Omaha Lighting Ceremony

Dec. 3 at 24th and Lake streets. This annual event in North Omaha features family fun such as a petting zoo, music, and culminates in a lighting ceremony for decorations that illuminate the six-block surrounding area. Noon to 5pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

ConAgra Skating Rink

ConAgra Skating Rink

Conagra Foods Ice Rink

Dec. 9-Jan. 2 at ConAgra Foods campus, 10th and Harney streets. The annual holiday ice skating rink will be open. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank for the Heartland. The opening ceremony is Dec. 9 at 6pm. Admission: $5, which includes skate rental. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

Joslyn Castle Unlocked

Dec. 9 at Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St. A limited number of guests will be able to take a tour of all the floors, viewing the personal items and furnishings of George and Sarah Joslyn. A dinner and drinks will be available after the tour. Doors open at 5pm. Tickets: $65. 402-595-2199
joslyncastle.com

Penguins and Pancakes

Dec. 26-30 at Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. The pancake man will provide breakfast and visitors can make crafts and receive visits from African penguins. 8:30am-10am. Admission: $15 for zoo members, $20 for non-members, free to children ages 2 and under. Price includes zoo admission, breakfast, and a plush penguin toy. 402-733-8400
omahazoo.com

New Year's Eve Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Dec. 31 at Gene Leahy Mall,
1203  Farnam St. Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with a spectacular fireworks show. 7pm. Admission: Free. 402-345-5401
holidaylightsfestival.org

 

 


 

September/October 2016

Exhibits

Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove. Through Sept. 5 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This is the last weekend for the summer exhibit. Young pirates and mermaids can take in a variety of activities. Admission: $12 adults and children, $11 seniors, free to children under age 2. 402-342-6164                                                                                                                                       ocm.org

Steamboats of the Missouri. Through Sept. 11 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibition displays memorabilia from a century of steamboats on the Missouri River.  Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Time + Space Futures

Time + Space Futures

Time + Space: Futures. Through Sept. 17 at the Bemis Center, 724 S. 12th St. Celebrating the organization’s 35 years of supporting artists-in-residence from around the world, “Time + Space” is a showcase of artwork by generations of past resident artists. Also running is “Nebraska Rising,” featuring 11 local artists responding to local and international breaking news. Free. 402-341-7130
bemiscenter.org

Preservation in the Archive. Through Jan. 1 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit is an archive of photographic history of 40 years in Omaha. Admission is $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

The King is Dead!: The Regicide of Charles I. Through Jan. 8 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit shows the rise and fall of England’s King Charles I and his kingdom. Running in conjunction with this exhibit is “War, Wealth and Stable Repairs.” Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

How the Apollon Showed Seuss. Sept. 1-4 at Apollon, 1801 Vinton St. This show features themed art, food, and performance, including Dr. Seuss’ orginal artwork. 7:30pm. Admission: $35 for the general public, $25 for students and TAG members. Price includes meal. 402-884-0135
apollonomaha.com

Group exhibition, curated by Alex Priest. Sept. 2-Oct. 28 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Omaha artist Alex Priest curates a show with art by Dawn Smith, Norm Melichar, and Sarah Jones. 402-595-2122
artscouncil.nebraska.gov

American Spirits

American Spirits

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall oF Prohibition. Sept. 24-Jan. 29 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Learn all sides of the story of prohibition. There will be more than 100 artifacts on display. Local exhibits running in conjunction with this are: “Homebrew: A Spirited History of Omaha,” and “YMCA of Greater Omaha,” both open Oct. 8-Jan. 29, 2017. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children ages 3-12, free to ages 2 and under. 402-444-5071
durhammuseum.org

Cobweb Castle. Oct.1-31 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This not-so-scary haunted house includes a spooky graveyard, neon nook, noodle forest, and a witch’s hut. Admission: $12 adults and children, $11 seniors, free to children under age 2. 402-342-6164
ocm.org

Hayv Kahraman

Hayv Kahraman

Hayv Kahraman. Oct. 8-Jan. 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Kahraman is a multi-talented artist who uses Renaissance painting, Japanese woodblock prints, and Persian miniatures in her works. Free. 402-342-3300
joslyn.org

Dirt Meridian: Photographs by Andrew Moore. Oct. 9-Jan. 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This special exhibition features images of the 100th meridian from North Dakota to Texas. Tickets: $10 adults, free to children ages 17 and under, college students with valid ID, and Joslyn members. 402-342-3300
joslyn.org

Concerts

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band. Sept. 1 at CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St. Jimmy Buffett’s “I Don’t Know” Tour stops in Omaha for one night only. 8pm. Tickets: $36-$136. 402-341-1500 –centurylinkcenteromaha.com

Boomer 1490 Presents: The Happy Together Tour. Sept. 3 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This classic reunion includes Chuck Negron from Three Dog Night, Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Cowsills, and more. 7pm. Tickets: $30-$100. 402-934-9966
ralstonarena.com

Andrew Bird w/ Gabriel Kahane. Sept. 5 at Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. Indie rock multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will bring his violin and perhaps his guitar and other instruments. 7:30pm. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 day of show for general admission, $45 for reserved seats. 402-597-2041
sumtur.org

Blind Pilot. Sept. 8 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The six-piece ensemble from Portland was featured in NPR’s “Best Music of 2008” roundup. 8pm. Tickets: $16. 402-884-5353
waitingroomlounge.com

Bob Mould w/ Fury Things. Sept. 9 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Initially a member of Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould started a solo career after the band broke up. 8pm. Tickets: $22.50 in advance, $25 day of show, $35 balcony, $35 reserved pitside east/west. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Opera Outdoors. Sept. 9 at Midtown Crossing at Turner Park, 220 S. 31st Ave. Opera Omaha presents this family-friendly concert. The event includes a 6:30pm pre-show, and the main concert begins at 7:30pm. Free. 402-346-7372
operaomaha.org

CONCERT-The-Piano-GuysThe Piano Guys. Sept. 21 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This quad from Utah became popular musicians through YouTube. 7:30pm. Tickets: $45-$120. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Agent Orange w/ Counterpunch. Sept. 21 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The first to mix California surf rock with punk, Agent Orange is known for always being independent. 8pm. Tickets: $15. 402-884-5353
-waitingroomlounge.com

Corey Smith w/ Luke Combs. Sept. 21 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. After pursuing music full-time at age 28, country musician Corey Smith has created 13 albums within a span of 10 years. 8pm. Tickets: $18-$30. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Omaha Symphony: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Sept. 23-24 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. he Seventh Symphony will be a rollercoaster of energy and emotions, conducted by Thomas Wilkins. 7:30pm. Tickets: $19-$79. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Skillet

Skillet

Skillet w/ Thousand Foot Crutch & Devour the Day. Sept. 24 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. These two-time Grammy nominees have a reputation for putting Christian rock on the map. 8pm. Tickets: $31.50 in advance, $33 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

Junior Boys w/ Egyptrixx. Sept. 24 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Canadian electronic pop duo Jeremy Greenspan and Matt Didemushas are critically acclaimed. 8pm. Tickets: $16 in advance, $18 day of show. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer Live in Concert. Sept. 26 at Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. Blue-eyed soul performer Gavin DeGraw and pop sensation Andy Grammer will bring their East Coast vibes to Omaha. 7pm. Tickets: $34-$75. 402-597-2041
sumtur.org

The Mountain Goats. Sept. 30 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster were known for their lo-fi home recordings but grew into a modern approach to indie folk. 9pm. Tickets: $25. 402-884-5353
waitingroomlounge.com

Omaha Symphony: The Best of the Eagles. Oct. 1 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. One of the most well-known rock bands of the `70s will be the spotlight of this tribute show by the Omaha Symphony. 7:30pm. Tickets: $19-$79. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Crywolf. Oct. 2 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. One-man band Justin Taylor Phillips has over 100 million total plays across online streaming music platforms. 8pm. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 day of show. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Megadeth with Amon Amar. Oct. 3 at Mid-America Center, One Arena Way lobal metal pioneers promise a night of fun and head banging. 712-323-0536
ticketmaster.com

Elvis Costello. Oct. 4 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. ostello is coming back to the stage with his “Detour” tour following the publication of his bestselling 2015 memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. 7pm. Tickets: $45-$120. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Def Leppard. Oct. 4 at CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St. This popular hair band is known for their high-energy songs. 7pm. Tickets: $29.50-$99.50. 402-341-1500
centurylinkcenteromaha.com

Atmosphere w/ Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill, & Last Word. Oct. 6 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. The underground hip-hop duo Atmosphere performs feel-good music that will hook its listeners from the first notes. 8pm. Tickets: $25. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

Futuristic w/ Beez, B-Daz, Justina. Oct. 7 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. uturistic’s single “The Greatest” received over 14 million views on YouTube and over 7 million listens on SoundCloud. 8pm. Tickets: $14 in advance, $16 day of show. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Spend The Night w/ Alice Cooper. Oct. 8 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. he shock-rock legend himself will put on a show that claims to be unforgettable. 7:30pm. Tickets: $35-$79 regular, $175-$775 VIP. 402-934-9966
ralstonarena.com

Omaha Symphony: Cirque Musica Crescendo. Oct. 8-9 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. his off-the-wall circus is known for combining poise with risk-taking athleticism. Tickets: $19-$79. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Tech N9ne w/ Krizz Kaliko & JL. Oct. 11 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Tech N9ne comes to Omaha with some of the Strange Music family. 8pm. Tickets: $37. 402-345-7569
theslowdown.com

Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson. Oct. 15 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Ingrid Michaelson makes a stop in Omaha at the beginning of her “Hell No Tour.” 8pm. Tickets: $30. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

Of Montreal w/ Teen. Oct. 16 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. With a new album called Innocence Reaches, Of Montreal continues to entertain with their style of psychedelic pop. 9pm. Tickets: $20. 402-884-5353
waitingroomlounge.com

Casting Crowns w/ Matt Maher and Hannah Kerr. Oct. 21 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Christian rock band Casting Crowns has released six studio albums. 7:30pm. Tickets: $30-$75. 402-934-9966
ralstonarena.com

Omaha Symphony: Symphonie Fantastique. Oct. 21-22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. In his official Omaha Symphony debut, pianist Markus Groh puts his gossamer touch to the piano. Tickets: $19-$79. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

Omaha Symphony: Symphony Spooktacular. Oct. 23 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. One week before Halloween, get in the spirit of the holiday with this Harry Potter-themed concert. 1:15pm. Tickets: $12. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Oct. 25 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Fans of soulful band St. Paul & The Broken Bones eagerly anticipate their second record. 8pm. Tickets:
$20 advance, $23 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

The Faint

The Faint

The Faint w/ Gang of Four. Oct. 31 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Celebrate Halloween with hometown band The Faint. 7:30pm. Admission: $25 in advance, $28 day of show. 402-346-9802
sokolunderground.com

*Correction: The September/October 2016 print edition incorrectly identified the Faint’s Halloween concert as a 10-year anniversary. The Faint released its first album roughly 21 years ago in 1995.

Performing Arts

The following is the calendar of performing arts events as it appears in the September/October edition ofOmaha Magazine. To be considered for publication, please send your event three months in advance to editor@omahamagazine.com

To Kill a Mockingbird. Sept. 1-18 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This play, based on the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, focuses on young Scout and her father, Atticus. 7:30pm Mondays-Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. Tickets: $40 adults, $22 students, $10 discount for TAG members. 402-553-0800                                                                                                                            omahaplayhouse.com

Goodnight Moon. Sept. 2-18 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This 40-year-old musical is about the detours on the way to dreamland with Bunny’s fairytale presence. Sing along with the family. 7pm Sept. 2, 9, and 16; 2pm and 5pm Sept. 3, 10, 11, 17, and 18; 2pm Sept. 4. Tickets: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

PERFORMING-Omaha-Playhouse-sister-actSister Act. Sept. 16-Oct. 9 at the Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This musical is based on the 1992 movie. Deloris Van Cartier disguises herself as a nun after witnessing a murder. 7:30pm Mondays-Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. Tickets: $42 adults, $22 students with valid ID, $10 discount for TAG members. 402-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

Shrek The Musical. Sept. 30-Oct. 16  at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This show is adapted from the Oscar-winning animated film of the same name. 7pm Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and 14; 2pm Oct. 2, 9, and 16; 2pm and 5pm Oct. 1, 8, and 15. Tickets: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

Basetrack Live. Oct. 7 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The show portrays the impact of war on modern-day Marines and the families that love them. 8pm. Tickets: $15-$30. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Cabaret

Cabaret

Cabaret. Oct. 11-16 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This Tony-winning musical is all about having the courage to follow your own path. 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 2pm and 8pm Saturday; 1:30pm and 7pm Sunday. Tickets: $30-$95. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Murder Ballad. Oct. 14 through Nov. 20 at the Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This indie-rock musical tells the story of a dramatic love triangle that goes way overboard. 7:30pm. Tickets: $42 adults, $25 students; $10 discount for TAG members. 402-553-0800
omahaplayhouse.com

Mouse on the Move. Oct. 15-Nov. 13 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Ellie and Amelia want to go beyond their mouse-hole. 9:30am Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30; 10am Oct. 18 and 25. Tickets: $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

Ailey II

Ailey II

Ailey II. Oct. 18 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performers combine classics and modern works. 7:30pm. Tickets: $20-$40. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Swan Lake. Oct. 22 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Swan Lake is a classic ballet of good against evil. 7:30pm. Tickets: $25-$87. Tickets to a reception in Weaver Lounge cost an additional $25. 402-661-8501
ticketomaha.com

Theresa Caputo Live! Oct. 28 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Caputo, known for her hit TLC show Long Island Medium, will talk about her gift and share her life’s stories. 7:30pm. Tickets: $39.75-$99.75. 402-345-0606
ticketomaha.com

The Jungle Book. Oct. 28-Nov. 13 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This is a new adaptation of the classic book/film. 7pm Oct. 28; 2pm Oct. 30; 2pm and 5pm Oct. 29. Tickets: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. 402-345-4849
rosetheater.org

Family & More

Chris Porter. Sept. 1-4 at Omaha Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. Suite 20 Originally from Kansas City, 27-year-old Chris Porter has been giving people laughs for eight years. 7:30pm Sept. 1; 7:30pm and 9:45pm Sept. 2; 7pm Sept. 3; 7pm and 9:30pm Sept. 4. Admission: $16-$18. 402-493-8036       omaha.funnybone.com

Labor Day Weekend. Sept. 3-5 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St. View animal presentations, bounce houses, and more. 9am-5pm daily. Admission: $18.95 ages 12 and over, $12.95 children ages 3-11, free to members and children ages 2 and under; $1 discount applies for seniors, active military members, or children of active military members. 402-733-8400
omahazoo.com

Omaha Farmers Market. Sept. 3-Oct. 30 in two locations. Over 100 vendors partake in this market, located in one of Omahans’ favorite hotspots. 8am-12:30pm Saturdays in the Old Market, 9am-1pm Sundays at Aksarben Village, 60th and Center streets. Free. 402-496-1616
omahafarmersmarket.com

Kidchella: A Music and Arts Festival for Kids. Sept. 10 at Aksarben Village, 67th and Center streets. A children’s version of Coachella is being held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Omaha Children’s Museum birthday. 2pm-8pm. Tickets: $12. 402-496-1616
aksarbenvillage.com

Rockbrook Village’s 45th Annual Art Fair. Sept. 10-11 at Rockbrook Village, 108th and Center Sts. More than 140 national, regional, and local artists will display and sell their one-of-a-kind works of art. 10am-5pm. Free. 402-390-0890
rockbrookvillageartfair.com

ARTsarben. Sept. 24-25 at the Aksarben Village, 2232 S. 64th St. This is the fifth annual event for one of Omaha’s newest art shows. Come and see works from 65 juried artists. 10am-5pm. Free. 402-345-5401
aksarbenvillage.com

All-European Auto Show at Lauritzen Gardens

All-European Auto Show at Lauritzen Gardens

All-European Show & Shine. Sept. 11 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Witness exotic cars and motorcycles from Europe with the garden in the background. Noon-3pm. The event is included with admission to the gardens: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free to ages 5 and under. 402-346-4002
lauritzengardens.org

Gifford Farm Fall Festival. Sept. 17-18 at Gifford Farms, 700 Camp Gifford Road. The festival offers the STARLAB Planetarium and exotic animals. 10am-4pm. Admission: $5 ages 2 and older, $2.50 for military personnel with ID. 402-597-4920

Fall at Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch. Sept. 17-Oct. 31 at Bellevue Berry Farm, 11001 S. 48th St. his pumpkin patch includes a fun barn, ziplines, slides, climbing nets, a 50-foot obstacle bounce house, hayrack rides, a pirate cove, an enchanted forest, a haunted cave, and a spooky forest. Hours vary by day. Admission: $6.50 Monday-Friday, $8.50 Saturdays and Sundays. 402-331-5500
bellevueberryfarm.com

Mystery Manor

Mystery Manor

Haunted Houses in the Omaha Metro

*Opening hours and admission may vary by day

Scary Acres. Sept. 12-Nov. 1, 17272 Giles Road—Scary Acres delivers 20-acres of attractions. Admission: $11 for Master’s Castle, $10 for House on the Hill, $10 for Haunted Woods, $25 for combo pass. 402-896-9666                                                                                                                    scaryacres.com

Mystery Manor. Sept. 18-Oct. 31, 716 North 18th St.—The Midwest’s longest running haunted attraction, Mystery Manor was built in 1887 and is home to terrifying history. Admission: varies by day. 402-346-2666                                                                                                                                  mysterymanoromaha.org

Haunted Hollow. Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 12501 Old Giles Road—Set at an actual farm from the 1880s, Haunted Hollow has multiple attractions: barn mazes, bonfires, movies, and a haunted house. Admission: $25. 402-896-1920                                                                                                               hauntedhollowomaha.com

Ranch of Terror. Sept. 23-Oct. 31, 11001 S. 48th St.—Ranch of Terror offers a haunted house, haunted hayrack rides, and pumpkin-picking. Admission: $12 per attraction, $22 for a combo pass. 402-331-5500 –ranchofterror.com

Carnival of Terror. Sept. 25-Oct. 31—1209 Jackson St.—Carnival of Terror was created by the producers of MTV’s “House of Terror” and located under Hollywood Candy in the Old Market. Admission: $13. 402-390-2388                                                                                                               –carnivalofterror-omaha.com

Cobweb Castle. Beginning mid-September-Oct. 31, 500 South 20th St.—The Omaha Children’s Museum offers a family-friendly haunted house for all ages. Admission: TBA. 402-342-6164               –ocm.org

Camp Fear. Beginning mid-October, 23301 West Maple Road—Camp Fear is located at RiverWest Park in Elkhorn and offers a haunted house, theater, and overnight camping. Admission: TBA. 402-953-4731                                                                                                                                                 –campfearomaha.com