October 25, 2017 by

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PICK OF THE WEEK: Sunday, Nov. 5: It’s almost here–the event so special we need to get it out two weeks in advance. It’s Omaha Magazine’s fourth annual Best of Omaha Festival, happening at Baxter Arena on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. Get down to Baxter and be the first to know who won our Best of Omaha contest. Interact with some of the winners and find out why they were voted the best in our city. We’ll have 500 VIP swag bags to give out, with the first 250 pushing it off right at 1 p.m. and the second half pumping it up at 3 p.m. Don’t worry, though. Everyone will get a Best of Omaha bag with a copy of our special Best of Omaha issue for you to peep. Plus, check out Project: Puppy Pageant at 3 p.m. followed by Kinky Vodka’s Glam Slam. Get your tickets at Local Stubs here.
Friday, Oct. 27: Support today’s artists at this beloved event, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Benefit Art Auction and After Party Concert. All proceeds from the art auction will go to participating artists and funding the Bemis Center programs. This year’s event offers a little something extra, teaming up with Maha Music Festival to bring you music from local artists Closeness and New York-based artists, Cults. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of this lovely art, culture, and community, slide over here.
Friday, Oct. 27: It’s that in-between time of the year for fireworks. The Fourth of July is over and it’s not quite New Year’s Eve. Don’t worry, though. If you’re feeling that I-need-to-see-big-sparkles-in-the-sky itch, Baseballoween has you covered. This free event will feature a screening of Hotel Transylvania, fireworks set to the music of Mannheim Steamroller, and all kinds of tricky activities for children, not to mention all the treats for both kids and adults. Costumes are encouraged. For the full playlist, click here.
Friday, Oct. 27: Looking for your new favorite traditional steakhouse with a modern twist? (And we mean twist.) Then you need to check out the opening of Monarch Prime & Bar. Chef Patrick Micheels, entrepreneur Ethan Bondelid, and Hotel Deco are bringing you the ultimate luxury steakhouse experience. Visit them at 316 S. 15th St. for Friday’s grand opening and check out their website here.
Saturday, Oct. 28: Experience this twist on Oktoberfest with Tacoberfest at Scriptown Brewing Company. Eat some killer tacos from Mula and try some of Scriptown’s tasty brews. If beer isn’t your thing, then suck down one of Mula’s margaritas instead, all while chilling out with Mariachi Rey Azteca from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The evening will heat up with DJ ChiChi spinning from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., so be sure to pace yourself so you can soak it all in. To find out more, go here.
Saturday, Oct. 28: Get your masquerade on at the Heartland Witches’ Gala at Ralston Arena. This charity gala benefits Heartland Family Services, so all proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to strengthening individuals and families in our community. Drink, dance, eat, and get dressed to the nines, all for a spooky good cause. Doors open at 7 p.m. but the ball ends at midnight. To get your bewitching tickets before they disappear, fly on over here.
Sunday, Oct. 29: This one’s for all the service industry folks who know Sunday is when the real fun happens. (Ahem. Sunday funday, anyone?) Hotel Deco Boos and Booze Industry Halloween Party is a Halloween event especially for all you hard-working slingers of food and beverages. Just bring a pay stub or business card with your name on it and you can get in for free. If the rest of you are feeling left out, no worries. You can join your beloved, favorite fun-makers for the nominal door charge of just $10. To find out more, shake it over here.
Special Event—Monday, Oct. 30: Join us for a very special Omaha MagazineLaunch Party this Monday. The keynote speaker at this launch is Chuck Hagel, the former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator from Nebraska. He will introduce his younger brother Michael Hagel, an acclaimed artist with several paintings on display in the Pentagon. Michael’s artwork will be on display during the event. Other speakers include Joyce Winfield, representatives of the New Century Art Guild, and Michael David, Regency Parkway Art. He will discuss the gallery’s work with the George W. Bush Institute to bring the former president’s portraits to Omaha. The learning starts at 4 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. To get all the details, go here.