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Produce, Consume, Discard
Through Oct. 4 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Fiber artist Sarah Kolar uses deconstructed T-shirt remnants to represent the process involved in knitting a shirt and encourages viewers to contemplate the laborious efforts that go into making their personal belongings. Admission: free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.595.2122.
From Nebraska: Kingman—Dunbier—Gilder
Through Oct. 13 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibit will showcase landscape art by three 20th century Nebraskan artists. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. 402.305.1510.
Bagels and Sometimes Bach
Through Nov. 23 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. Featuring a different musical performance every Sunday, this event offers complimentary bagels, fruit, coffee, and juice. Admission: free. Doors open at 11 a.m., performance begins at 11:30 a.m. 402.305.1510.
Race: Are We So Different?
Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St. This exhibit combines perspectives to tell stories of race from biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members and children under 2. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.444.5071.
Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome
Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. The work of James E. Ransome displayed in this exhibit highlights the simple, joyful moments of life. Features historic figures such as Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. Admission: free. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 402.342.3300.
Starting Oct. 11 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. The North Dakota native who currently lives in Omaha teaches art and design, and practices photography. He has received several awards and nominations, including an OEAA 2018 Best New Media Artist nomination. Admission: free. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.595.2122.
Louder than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics
Starting Oct. 12 through Feb. 2 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit explores how rock music has shaped cultural norms on topics such as civil rights, feminism, war, and more. Historical artifacts, photos, and videos show how the power of rock has influenced politics throughout American history. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members and children under 2. 402.444.5071.
MONA2Omaha: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore — PHOTOARK
Starting Oct. 25 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. Joel Sartore captures photographs of species in an effort to document and create awareness of the animal before it’s too late. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. 402.305.1510.
The Doobie Brothers
Oct. 1 at Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. The four-time Grammy Award-winning band has sold more than 48 million albums. Tickets: $78-$706. 8 p.m. 402.661.8501.
Australian Pink Floyd- All That You Love World Tour 2019
Oct. 3 at Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, One Harrah’s Blvd. The group has sold over 4 million tickets for concerts that have taken place in over 30 countries. Tickets: $39.99+. 8 p.m. 712.329.6000
Oct. 3 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. Singer Brandon Blaine and the rest of the band are known for making nothing into something. Come see them live. Tickets: $12-$15. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Bowling For Soup and Less Than Jake
Oct. 4 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The Good Vibes and High Fives Tour. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 8 p.m. 402-345-7569.
Oct. 4 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The Canadian singer-songwriter has released six studio albums, with his newest release being Here Comes the Cowboy. Tickets: $41.49-$43.99. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 5 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The band will be performing hits, such as “Carry On Wayward Son,” during this special concert series. Tickets: $63-$650. 7:30 p.m. 402-444-4750.
Oct. 5 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The Omaha band is a Rage Against The Machine tribute band. Tickets: $10 advanced, $15 day of show. 8 p.m.
The Funk Nation Tour 2019 Lewis and Clark FunBrElla
Oct. 5 at Lewis & Clark Landing, 345 Riverfront Dr. See the national recording artist live. Tickets: $20. 6 p.m. 402.444.5900.
Cerebral Rot, Fetid, Carnographer, CBN, Odour of Sancity
Oct. 6 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. Four performers. Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.391.2554.
Oct. 6 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The New Jersey band has released seven albums. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5353.
Oct. 6 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The politically active and aware singer-songwriter invites guests to sing, dance, and converse. Tickets: $15-$18. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 8 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The independent band has six members, and is currently working on its third and fourth albums. Tickets: $16. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Hoodie Allen: Whatever USA Tour
Oct. 8 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. This American singer and rapper will perform. Tickets: $30. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569
Yonder Mountain String Band
Oct. 10 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The band has pushed boundaries in the bluegrass genre of music, with edgy and unique sounds. Tickets: $25. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live!
Oct. 11 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. One of the world’s most famous hitmakers is making a stop in Omaha. Collins has over 100 million record sales. Tickets: $50+. 8 p.m. 402.341.1500.
Oct. 12 at Reverb Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The group describes their latest record as emotional. The band has found themselves in a positive mindset spiritually and physically. Tickets: $35. 7:30 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Cigarettes After Sex
Oct 12 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The American pop band is known for their “ethereal” musical style. Tickets: $25. 9 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 13 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The former “Viner” is now a YouTube celebrity. In October of 2018, he released his first full length album- Ruin Your Party. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 14 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The indie rock singer-songwriter has two critically acclaimed albums. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 day of show. 8 p.m. 402-345-7569.
Oct. 17 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Patrick Megeath is an up-and-coming IDM artist, who has performed at established venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, and collaborated with a wide-range of artists. Tickets: $15. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Oct. 17 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. The Midwest native is a rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, investor, and entrepreneur. Tickets: $39-$89. 7 p.m. 402.554.2800.
Reverend Raven and The Chain Smoking Altar Boys
Oct. 17 at Chrome Lounge, 8552 Park Drive. The band plays traditional blues music, and is sure to excite the crowd. Tickets: $10. 6 p.m. 402.339.8660.
Oct. 18 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. Joseph Edward “Joe” Mulherin is an American rapper. Tickets: $17. 7 p.m. 402.391.2554.
Oct. 18 at the Orpheum Theater, 12th and Douglas St. The Grammy-award winning singer brings attitude and power to her R&B and pop hits. Tickets: $148. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 19 at Orpheum Theatre, 1200 Douglas St. The American rock band is celebrating its 20 year anniversary with a tour, and is making a stop in Omaha. Tickets: $87. 8 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 19 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. Their second album, Forever Turned Around, has ten songs about friendship and love. Tickets: $25. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
The Lacs and Black Stone Cherry
Oct. 19 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The duo blends together different styles of music—from country to rap—to create a unique, authentic sound. Tickets: $30. 9 p.m. 402.884.5353
Oct. 20 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6216 Maple St. With plans to adjust each performance to a “real-time remix of the record at each show,” the band is excited to share their record in an authentic way. Tickets: $20. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353
Justin Townes Earle
Oct. 22 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6216 Maple St. This country singer’s latest album takes listeners through emotional and personal stories. Tickets: $25. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Smooth Hound Smith
Oct 22. at O’Leavers Pub, 1322 Saddle Creek Rd. The Nashville-based group is an American roots and rock band. Tickets: $27-$183. 9 p.m. 402.556.1238.
Oct. 23 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6216 Maple St. “Strong vocals, tight harmonies, catchy tunes” can be used to describe the Arizona group. Tickets: $20. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Oct. 24 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The trio features two saxophonists and a drummer. Tickets: $15 advanced, $18 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Through the Stone EP Release Show
Oct. 25 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Avenue. The heavy-rock band from Omaha shares “powerful” vocals and “unwavering” guitar playing. Admission: $10. 9 p.m. 402.884.5707.
Bianca Del Rio
Oct. 26 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The American drag queen won season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Admission: $49.75. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 27 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6216 Maple St. See the winner of the seventh season of American Idol live. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25, $100 VIP. 402.884.5353.
Oct. 27 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. This is the Gravity II Tour, with each song leaving an emotional impact. Admission: $25-$30. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
ZOSO—The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Oct. 30 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The group, formed in 1995, is about touching a golden era in music. They attempt to take viewers back to the atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569
Through Oct. 13 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. The red-headed orphan navigates several detours to hopefully reunite with her parents. The classic story is entertaining for all ages. Tickets $133-$593. 7:30 p.m. 402.553.0800.
The Cat in The Hat
Through Oct. 13 at the Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. The rhyming, classic tale has been around for generations. Tickets: $20. 7 p.m. 402.345.4849.
Through Oct. 20 at BlueBarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10 St. “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.” This show commemorates the centenary of the Omaha race riots of 1919 through the story of 40 year old factory worker, William Brown. Tickets: $35. Times vary. 402.345.1576.
Nebraska Shakespeare “Othello”
Oct. 15 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. The 14th annual season of Shakespeare On Tour is performing the complex tragedy of Othello. Tickets: $10 for non-members, free to members. 6 p.m. 402.346.4002.
Chopin and Swan Lake
Oct. 18-19 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Charlie Albright—on piano—has been titled “among the most gifted musicians of his generation” by The Washington Post. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets: $149-$560. 402.345.0606.
Symphony Spooktacular: The Haunted Hall
Oct. 20 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This spooky show invites you to come in costume and help solve the mystery. Tickets: $35. 2 p.m. 402.345.0606.
“Children of Metropolis” by Scrap Arts Music
Oct. 25 at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th and Douglas St. Interesting sounds and stunning visuals come to life with metal, artillery shells, accordion parts, and more. Tickets: available as an add-on to season tickets. 7 p.m. 402.345.0606.
The Rocky Horror Show
Starting Oct. 4 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This classic show is full of eccentric music, dancing, costumes, and more. Tickets: $42. Times vary. 402.553.0800.
Village Pointe Farmers Market
Through Oct. 5 at Village Pointe Shopping Center, 168th and West Dodge Rd. Enjoy Saturday mornings by supporting locally grown fresh food. Admission: free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402.505.9773.
Omaha Farmers Market
Through Oct. 12 at the Old Market. Healthy, fresh food is plentiful. Support local farmers. Admission: free. 8 p.m.-12:30 p.m. 402-345-5401.
Omaha Farmers Market
Through Oct. 13 at Aksarben Village, 67th & Center St. Locally grown, healthy, fresh foods are available here. Admission: free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 402.345.5401.
Ghouls and Ghosts
Through Oct. 25 at Henry Doorly Zoo, 3701 S. 10th St. The zoo is illuminated for all ages to see and enjoy. Admission: $18.95 for ages 12+. $17.95 for seniors, and $12.95 for ages 3 to 11. 402.733.8400.
Lauritzen Gardens Walking Club
Through Oct. 29 at the Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. The outdoor environment is a scenic and visually stimulating place to walk every Tuesday morning. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12, free for children under age 6 and garden members. 8:30 a.m. 402.354.4002.
Kids Jamboree Saturdays
Through Nov. 9 at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, 21209 Nebraska Crossing Dr. Visit Nebraska Crossing Outlets on select Saturdays for entertainment such as stilt walkers, magicians, treats, and face painting. Admission: free. Times vary. 402.332.5650.
October Winery Spotlight- Petrolo
Oct. 2 at WineStyles Tasting Station, 1006 S. 74th Plaza. Petrolo is considered a “top tier super Tuscan wine estate.” The company, which was established in the 1980s, produces wine based on Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Admission: $20. 6-9 p.m. 402.884.6696.
An Evening with Lisa Scottoline
Oct. 3 at Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow. The No.1 Bestselling Author, weekly column writer, New York Times bestselling author, and writer of 32 Edgar award-winning novels will be making an appearance in Council Bluffs. Admission: free. 7 p.m. 712.323.7553.
Junkstock: Harvest Edition
Oct. 4-6 at Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Dr., Waterloo. Food trucks, antiques, clothing vendors, and more are all seen at this outdoor event. Times vary. Admission: $10-$30.
Oct. 5 at Village Pointe Farmers Market, 168th and Dodge streets. A fall celebration featuring hayrack rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more. Admission: free. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402.505.9773.
Japanese Ambience Festival
Oct. 5-6 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. In celebration of fall and Japanese culture, a variety of activities and food tastings will be taking place. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, free for children under age 6 and garden members. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.346.4002.
Omaha Monster Jam
Oct. 5-6 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10 St. This event showcases trained, world-class athletes and their skills with flipping, racing, and flying two and four wheelers. 1 p.m. Tickets: $48-$168. 402.599.6916
Omaha Gem and Mineral Show
Oct. 5-6 at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor St. Featuring many activities such as rock paintings, arrowhead making, and wire wrap custom jewelry. Admission: free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.873.6515.
October Harvest Spoon Tour
Oct. 5 at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop. A celebration of food and culture with unique experiences throughout the day. Admission: $3 per vehicle. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 712.545-3283.
3rd Annual Porchfest OMA
Oct. 6 in Gifford Park Neighborhood Market. A free music festival for the community of Omaha. 1-6 p.m. 402.597.4920.
Leashes at Lauritzen
Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Water and treats will be offered throughout the area, as canines are invited to explore the garden with their families. Admission: $10 per person, $5 per dog, free for garden members. 5-8 p.m. 402.346.4002
Flamin’ Pumpkin Fest Part Deux
Oct. 12 at Squirrel Cage Jail, 226 Pearl St. The second annual Pumpkin Fest will offer a class on paranormal investigating, as well as tricks and treats. Admission: $25. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. 712.323.2509.
Callahan Promotions Arts and Crafts Fair
Oct. 12-13 at Mid America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs. Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show. Times vary. Admission: $5 adults, free to children 10 and younger. 563.357.1986.
Get Fit in the Park
Oct. 13 at Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St. This event features different workouts such as yoga, Zumba, and body combat. Admission: free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 402.496.1616.
23rd Annual Schoolhouse Fiddling Bee
Oct. 13 at The Old Avoca Schoolhouse, 504 Garfield St. This event offers something for fiddlers of all types, from a hoedown to a waltz. There is a Fiddler’s Contest, as well as a light snack. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students, $1 for children. 2:30 p.m. 402.275.3221.
Spooky Sprint Omaha
Oct. 19 at Zorinsky Lake Park, 3808 S. 154 St. A half marathon, 10k, 5k, and Kid’s Dash are all offered for participants to run in their favorite costume. Admission: $32-$45. 7:30 a.m. 816.524.7733.
Trick or Treat with the Animals
Oct. 19 at Gifford Farm, 700 Camp Gifford Rd. A special day filled with chickens, pigs, goats, farm games, and trick or treating. Admission: $5. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 402.597.4920.
Living Loess Tour
Oct. 19 at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop. The Nature Center offers prairies and woodlands for more than 1,200 acres. This tour teaches how the hills were made. Admission: $3 per car. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 712.545.3283.
Goatz 50K Trail Run
Oct. 20 at Lake Cunningham Campground, 8152 Rainwood Road. From 5 miles to 50K, this run around Glenn Cunningham Lake has distance for everyone. Admission: $35-$90. 1-6 p.m. 402.444.4628.
Omaha Oddities and Art Expo
Oct. 26 at Hilton Omaha Downtown, 1616 Dodge St. Vendors, guests, and performers are gathering for this special Halloween event. Admission: $8-$13 for adults, $3-$5 for children 7 and up, free for children 6 and under. $1 discount with non-perishable food donation (Food Band for the Heartland). 402.819.9618. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rockbrook Village Cars and Caffeine
Oct. 26 at Rockbrook Village, 2800 S 110 Ct. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the car show. Admission: free. 8-10 a.m. 402.390.0890.
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Oct. 27 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Educational activities will make for a fun Halloween experience, with entertainment such as a Spooky Spider’s Lair and Haunted Hallow Candy Stations. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $10 per person. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free for garden members.
Old Market Fall Festival
Oct. 27 at the Old Market, 1100 Howard St. Games, drinks, and treats are plentiful at this celebration of fall in Omaha’s historic district. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 402.346.4445.
This calendar was printed in the October 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.