The 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 The Encounter editor Chris Wolfgang.


Daniel Dorner

April 24, 2015 · Posted In: Entertainment, Publications, The Encounter, Theatre

When Daniel Dorner performed in the Brigit St. Brigit’s production for An Iliad last fall, he gave a rivetting performance in the role of epic poet Homer and related the tale of the Trojan War with […]


Custom Build

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Home Improvement, The Encounter

For Kevin and Amy Brokaw, it’s the small details that make their home their home. Little, unexpected things—wallpaper that looks like industrial-chic metal panels. An undercounter cabinet that pulls out to reveal rows of wine-glass […]


Fires, Ghosts, and Alligators

April 15, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Places, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter. Dick Mueller decided to open his new dinner theater in the Old Market in 1972 after considering a site at the Westroads Mall. He named it the Firehouse Dinner […]


Holly Barrett

April 9, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter. Holly Barrett knows how to shovel horse manure. According to her father, this set Barrett up perfectly for politics. Once a professional horse trainer and dressage rider, Barrett brings […]


Joanna Kingsbury

Posted In: Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April Encounter. Joanna Kingsbury, a resident of Omaha for the past three years, has dipped her toes into many creative fields: acting, singing, dancing, and DJ-ing. She recently completed a role as […]


In the Land of Make Believe

March 24, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Music, Publications, The Encounter

Somewhere on the fringes of Downtown Omaha, behind a retractable gate that only evokes dystopian fantasies, in an industrial complex turned swanky domicile turned half-built musical fortress, sits Rick Carson, deliberately strumming a Telecaster through […]


Art Meets Information

February 24, 2015 · Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter magazine. At the W. Dale Clark main Omaha Public Library branch, people can check out books, use the Internet, take classes, and research government documents, along with a host […]


Bricks & Molder

Posted In: Business, Downtown, People, Places, The Encounter

Originally published in March/April 2015 Encounter magazine. The rustic charm of Jackson Street Booksellers is practically an undisputed fact amongst Omahans. Narrow and crooked aisles, packed with books, wind back into the store in a […]


Zedeka Poindexter

February 19, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, People, The Encounter

Zedeka Poindexter has had a good year. In the spring, the Omaha-born performance poet was named slam master of the Om Center Poetry Slam, a monthly event where Omaha’s nationally recognized slam teams come together. […]


A Frank Look at Hotel Frank

February 18, 2015 · Posted In: Places, The Encounter

Between adolescence and adulthood, is chaos. No single Omaha building embodies one’s formative years of 18 to 22 more than a dilapidated mansion on 38th and Farnam streets. Although you may not remember the party, […]