Screen Chat: Imitation of Life
March 26 at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St.
In a film by director Douglas Sirk, class and race are confronted in this tale of two mothers, one white, one black, struggling to raise defiant daughters. Film discussion to follow. 3 p.m. Tickets: $9 general admission, $7 seniors (60+), students, teachers, active military, veterans, and those arriving at the theater by bicycle. 402-933-0259
Science on Screen: Tampopo
March 28 at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St.
This Japanese “ramen Western” from 1985 centers on a noodle shop owner training for greatness under a group of soup samurai and will be followed by a panel discussion on food science and culture. 7 p.m. Tickets: $9 general admission, $7 seniors (60+), students, teachers, active military, veterans and those arriving at the theater by bicycle. 402-933-0259
Every Thursday at Flagship Commons, Westroads
Vegan Thursday is a weekly celebration of vegan food at Flagship Commons. You are invited every Thursday to enjoy special discounts on our vegan selections at all our restaurants, including Aromas Coffeehouse. 402-932-9993
Through April 9 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.
Build cities and buildings in this very interactive exhibit. Playing with blocks stimulates the minds of children of all ages. Admission: $12 adults and kids, $11 seniors, free for members and children under 24 months. 402-342-6164
Spring Festival: An Arts and Crafts Affair
March 24-26 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St.
Voted one of the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, enjoy entertainment, food, drinks, and hourly drawings while viewing and purchasing handcrafted works from hundreds of the nation’s top artists and crafters. Friday: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for children under 10. 402-934-9966
March 25 at Huber-Haus German Bier Hall and Crescent Moon Alehouse, 3578 Farnam St
Bring you own mug to the 12th annual Bockfest. This indoor/outdoor German-tradition-inspired festival features authentic Bock biers on tap and food from the Crescent Moon grill. Live music by the Barry Boyce Band will keep you bockin’ and German-themed costumes encouraged. Admission is free and make sure your bring-along-mug is marked with the European half liter or one liter fill lines. Limited souvenir 2017 Bockfest mugs also will be available.
30th Annual Orchid Show and Sale
March 25-26 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.
This annual event, put on by the Greater Omaha Orchid Society, displays orchids from internationally known vendors to local growers. Those interested in growing orchids will find plenty of varieties for sale. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12, free for children under 6. 402-346-4002
FEI World Cup Jumping and Dressage Finals
March 29-April 2 at CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St.
The world’s elite show jumping and dressage horses (and riders) will compete at the international championships for their sports. Tickets: $15-$85. 402-930-3079
Teddy Bear Weekend
April 1-2 at Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St.
Lions, tigers, bears, and other favorite stuffed animals can receive a checkup, including heartbeat, height, eye, and ear exams, during this special weekend. If needed, they will visit the emergency room for care. Admission: $17.95 adults, $16.95 seniors ages 65 and over, $11.95 children ages 3-11, and free to children ages 2 and under. 402-733-8400
SAC Aerospace Museum Spring Fling and Egg Hunt
April 8 at Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 28210 W. Park Hwy.
Join the Easter Bunny for a family fun-filled morning at the museum with an Easter egg hunt, face painting, and make-and-take projects. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission: $6 children ages 4-12, $11 senior citizens and active/retired military, $12 adults, free for members. 402-944-3100
Easter EGGstravaganza at Kroc Center
April 8 at Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.
Visit the Easter Bunny and participate in an Easter egg hunt, along with an underwater egg hunt, and much more. 2-4 p.m. Admission: $5 children ages 3-18, $7 adults ages 19 and older. Traditional egg hunt only is free to kids 10 and under. 402-905-3500
National Geographic Live! Chasing Rivers with photographer Pete McBride
April 18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.
Join National Geographic’s acclaimed photographer and “freshwater hero” as he tells the stories of his unforgettable journeys down the majestic Colorado and the sacred Ganges rivers. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-25. 402-345-0606
Nebraska Science Festival
April 20-29 at various locations.
Kari Byron of MythBusters will give the keynote address at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 at Joslyn Art Museum. Other events throughout the week include “The Science of Ice Cream” at eCreamery, a science expo at Durham Museum, and more. Prices vary by event. Keynote speaker is free, but reservations are required. 402-559-4319
Dinner on the Dark Side
April 22 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.
Eat Star Wars-themed food and participate in activities such as all-ages Jedi training sessions, a 501st Legion costume exhibition, and interaction with costumed characters. Members of the 501st will be honored that evening for their volunteer work. 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402-342-6164
Party for the Planet
April 22 at Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St.
Celebrate Earth Day at Omaha’s Zoo with conservation-themed booths inside the Wild Kingdom Pavilion. Gate gifts will also be given while supplies last. Admission: $17.95 adults, $16.95 seniors ages 65 and over, $11.95 children ages 3-11, and free to children ages 2 and under. 402-733-8400
Little Scientist Day
April 25 at the Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.
In conjunction with the Nebraska Science Festival, the museum will have hands-on science experiments for young children and science shows for families. Included with museum admission: $12 for children and adults, $11 for seniors, free for members and children under 24 months. 402-342-6164
Omaha Czech Festival
April 30 at Millard Social Hall, 10508 S. 144th St.
The Omaha Czech Club says, “Vitame vas!” (“We welcome you”) to their annual spring festival. Events include a luncheon, Czech music, vendors, and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org