We also have a “Summer Fun in Omaha” list with this summer’s big events. Go here to see that list.
ART & MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Nancy Lepo/Corey Broman at the Fred Simon Gallery
Through July 12 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. The contemporary Nebraska visual artists exhibition features the drawings of Nancy Lepo and ceramics of Corey Broman. M-F/8am-5pm. Free admission. 402-595-2142 – nebraskaartscouncil.org
Raul Colon: Tall Tales and Huge Hearts
Through July 28 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Explore Raul Colon’s watercolor illustrations of Dr. Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops and Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus. Tu-W/10am-4pm; Th/10am-8pm; F-Sat/10am-4pm; Sun/12-4pm. 402-342-3300 – joslyn.org
Tiempo de Danzon by Cristina Kahlo
Through August 24 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. This special contemporary photography exhibition by great-niece of Frida Kahlo, Cristina Kahlo, displays “danzon,” the office genre and dance of Cuba. M,W,F/10am-5pm; Tu,Th/1-5pm; Sat/10am-2pm. M, W, F/10am-5pm; Tu, Th/1-5pm; Sat/10am-2pm. $5 adults, $4 students, $3.50 seniors & ages K-12, free for members. 402-731-1137 – elmuseolatino.org
Secrets of Paris: Food, Culture & What’s Hot
August 29 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
Learn more about the City of Light during Joslyn Art Museum’s end of summer public lecture, presented by Doni Belau, founder of Girls’ Guide to Paris (.com) and homeowner in France. 6pm. $35 general admission. 402-661-3862 – joslyn.org
Baseball at Boys Town
Through September 30 at Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St.
Highlights the history of baseball from 1917 to today at Boys Town and features autographed baseballs and memorabilia from Hall of Fame players Babe Ruth, Ozzie Smith, and Hank Aaron. Daily/10am-4pm. Free admission. 402-498-1186 – boystown.org
Baseball at Boys Town runs through September 30th. Photo provided by Boys Town.
Featured artists Baines, Luth, Smith, and Wroblewski
July 2-28 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery Ltd, 405 S. 11th St.
New works from fused glass artist Jesse Baines, painter and weaver N. Byram Luth, photographer Alan R. Smith, and sculptor Pete Wroblewski. Tu-Th/11am-5pm; F-Sat/11am-10pm; Sun/12-6pm. Free admission. 402-342-9617 – artistsco-opgallery.com
First Friday Old Market
July 5 & August 2 at Old Market, 13th to 10th & Farnam to Leavenworth sts.
Stroll the Old Market’s brick streets and enjoy live music and art galleries during this celebration of local creativity in Omaha’s most historic neighborhood. 6-9pm. Free admission. firstfridayoldmarket.com
The Four Seasons Intertwined
July 13-17 at Florence Mill, 9102 N. 30th St.
Four Nebraska artists who have been friends for 30 years are exhibiting as a group show for the first time in Omaha. Daily/1-5pm. Free admission.
402-551-1233 – historicflorence.org
Featured artists Ellington, Schimenti, Shenefelt
July 30 – August 25, Artists’ Cooperative Gallery Ltd, 405 S. 11th St.
New works from printmaker Carol Meis Ellington and photographers Margie Schimenti and Dale Shenefelt. Tu-Th/11am-5pm; F-Sat/11am-10pm; Sun/12-6pm. Free admission. 402-342-9617 – artistsco-opgallery.com
Ron Parks at the Fred Simon Gallery
August 12 – September 20 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St.
Sculptor Ron Parks showcases this craftsmanship in this exhibition of contemporary Nebraska visual artists. M-F/8am-5pm. Free admission. 402-595-2142 – nebraskaartscouncil.org
Rockbrook Village Friday Concerts
Through August 30 at Rockbrook Village, 10819 Prairie Brook Rd.
Local musicians entertain families every Friday night throughout the summer. F/7-8pm. Free admission. 402-390-0890 – rockbrookvillage.com
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Through August 30 at Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd St. & Hwy 370
Live bands include a mix of jazz, blues, classic rock, country, and funk. F/6:30-8:30pm. Free admission. 402-537-0046 – shadowlakeshopping.com
The Vibes at Village Point Summer Concert Series
Through August 31 at Village Pointe, 168th & W. Dodge Rd.
Hot live music, dancing, and refreshments. Free admission. 402-505-9773 – villagepointeshopping.com
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
July 21 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.
Listen to a new collaboration showcasing new material performed by Martin and Edie Brickell along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy of Grammy®-winners Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. 7pm. $49-110. 402-345-0606 – omahaperformingarts.org
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, July 21st.
“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Alpocalypse Tour
July 25 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
“Weird Al” Yankovic brings his storied four decade career to Omaha as part of his “Alpocalypse Tour,” promoting his latest and highest charting-topping album to date, Alpocalypse. 7:30pm. $30-40. 402-345-0606 – omahaperformingarts.com
Maha Music Festival
August 17 at Aksarben VIllage, 67th St. & W. Center Rd.
Omaha’s homegrown, nonprofit music festival returns for its 5th year, with headliners The Flaming Lips and Matt & Kim. 12pm-12am. $45 in advance, $55 day-of. mahamusicfestival.com
End of the Summer Concert Series
August 23 – September 27 at Midtown Crossing, 31st to 33rd & Farnam to Dodge sts.
A weekly concert series to end the summer, featuring Billy McGuigan and a joint concert with the Omaha Symphony and Opera Omaha. F/7:30pm. Free admission. 402-598-9676 – midtowncrossing.com
Downtown Play Streets
July 27 at 13th-19th on Farnam St.
This festival transforms the downtown streets into a play space and fills it with activities like rock climbing, bike safety courses, cooking demos and zumba. 8am-2pm. Free admission. 402-934-6027 – openstreetsomaha.org
Wild, Wild West Day
July 27 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.
Enjoy western inspired activities like cowboy shootouts and trick roping demonstrations for some old-fashioned western fun. 10am-3pm. $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children ages 3-12, free for members and children 2 & under. 402-444-5071 – durhammuseum.org
Wild, Wild West Day, July 27th. Photo provided by Durham Museum.
Family Fun Carnival
August 3 at Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 W. Park Hwy.
Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, scavenger hunts, and more activities for the whole family. 10am-5pm. $12 adults, $6 ages 4-12, free for members. 402-944-3100 – sasmuseum.com
Midlands Pirate Festival
August 24 at Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St.
A nautical celebration of all things pirate, this special weekend is filled with debauchery and fantasy as participants eat, drink and make merry like a pirate. 11am-5pm. $10 adults, $6 children. 402-331-5500 – bellevueberryfarm.com
North Omaha Play Streets
August 25 at N. 24th St. between Lake & Parker sts.
This festival transforms the North Omaha streets into a play space and fills it with activities like rock climbing, bike safety courses, cooking demos and zumba. 2-7pm. Free admission. 402-934-6027 – openstreetsomaha.org
FUNDRAISERS & GALAS
OwL Ride: Omaha with Lights
July 13 at The Mattress Factory, 501 N. 13th St.
Late-night bike ride in Downtown Omaha, supporting Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. 10pm. owlride.org.
OwL Ride, July 13th.
Lexus Champions for Marian Golf Tournament
July 15 at Indian Creek Golf Course, 20100 W. Maple Rd.
Golf tournament supporting Marian High School. 11am. 402-659-1567 – marianhighschool.net
Links to a Cure
July 18-19 at Quarry Oaks Golf Course (16600 Quarry Oaks Dr.) & Hilton Omaha (1001 Cass St.)
A dinner gala and golf benefit supporting the Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 6pm. 402-330-6164 – cff.org
Angels Among Us Charity Golf Outing
July 19 at Tiburon Golf Course, 10302 S. 168th St.
Annual golf scramble supporting Angels Among Us. 11am. 402-885-4840 – myangelsamoungus.org
Hope in the Heartland Gala
July 19 at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th St.
Annual American Cancer Society gala themed “An Evening at the Races.” 6pm. 402-393-5801 – cancer.org
Driving for Excellence Golf Fest
July 22 at The Players Club at Deer Creek, 12101 Deer Creek Dr.
Golf event supporting Mercy High School. 402-553-9424 – mercyhigh.org
Joslyn Castle Literary Festival
July 27 – August 10 at Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St.
Travel back in time to celebrate all that made the ‘20s roar with an assortment of events featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, the Jazz Age, and a classic car show. 402-595-2199 – joslyncastlecarclassic.com
24th Annual Swing with Pride
August 5 at The Players Club at Deer Creek, 12101 Deer Creek Dr.
Golf outing with silent auction and dinner, supporting Roncalli Catholic High School. 402-571-7670 – roncallicatholic.org
2013 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
August 10 at Lewis & Clark Landing, 515 N. Riverfront Dr.
Walk and T1D 5K Dash supporting JDRF Heartland Chapter. A registration fee applies for 5K Run participants. 5K/7:30am; Walk/9am. 402-397-2873 – jdrf.org
August 11 at Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.
Bacon-inspired cuisine, entertainment, and family activities, supporting The Salvation Army KROC Center. 1pm. 402-898-7700 – omahakroc.org
7th Annual Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer
August 17 at Tip Top Ballroom, 1502 Cuming St.
Dinner, auctions, and entertainment supporting Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc. 5:30pm. 402-871-6246 – summerbashforccc.org
Omaha Walk to Defeat ALS
August 17 at Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way
Fundraising walk supporting the ALS Association. 9am. 402-991-8788 – webkwc.alsa.org
15th Annual Ted E. Bear Hollow 5K Fun Run & Remembrance Walk
August 24 at Outback Steakhouse, 7605 Cass St.
A walk and 5K run supporting Ted E. Bear Hollow. 8am. 402-502-2773 – tedebearhollow.org
Monday Night Movies in the Park
Through July 22 at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing, 31st to 33rd & Farnam to Dodge St. Presented by Marcus Midtown Cinema and the Omaha World-Herald, this eight-week movie series features movies chosen by the audience. Crowds gather at dusk with blankets, chairs, and popcorn. Free admission. 402-346-6900 – midtowncrossing.org
Through July 27 at Lucky Bucket Brewery, 11941 Centennial Rd. Tour the Lucky Bucket Brewery and try five year-round beers in addition to some limited editions not available in stores. W-F/5:30pm; Sat/12-2pm. 402-763-8868 – luckybucketbrewing.com
River City Star Sunday Public Sightseeing Cruise
Through August 25 at River City Star Riverboat, 151 Freedom Park Rd. Spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing on the water, enjoying the sights and sounds of Omaha’s riverfront. Sun/1-2pm & 2:30-3:30pm. 402-342-7827 – rivercitystar.com
River City Star Public Sightseeing Cruises on Fridays (through October) and Sundays (through August).
Florence Mill Farmers Market
Through September 29 at Florence Mill, 9102 N. 30th St.
A local farmers market featuring fresh, local produce, artisans and live music every Sunday afternoon. Sun/10am-3pm. Free admission. 402-551-1233 – historicflorence.org
River City Star Friday Evening Public Dinner Cruise
July 12 – October 4 at River City Star Riverboat, 151 Freedom Park Rd.
Spend an evening on the Missouri River while enjoying live entertainment on this one-and-a-half hour, two-entree dinner cruise. F/6:30-8pm. $42 adults, $38 seniors (65+), $21 children 12 & under. 402-342-7827 – rivercitystar.com
River City Star Public Irish Dinner Cruise
July 24 at River City Star Riverboat, 151 Freedom Park Rd.
This one-and-a-half hour Irish dinner cruise features live entertainment from Dave March along with a two-entree Irish dinner buffet. 6:30-8pm. $45 adults, $43 seniors (65+), $21 children 12 & under. 402-342-7827 – rivercitystar.com
Tour de Zoo at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
August 8 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St.
Bring your bike and ride during Tour de Zoo, featuring dinner, snacks, refreshments, and special animal encounters all evening long. 6:30-8:30pm. $20 with regular paid zoo admission, free for children 2 & under. 402-738-2038 – omahazoo.com
Omaha Kids’ Triathlon
July 20 at Cunningham Lake, 8660 Lake Cunningham Rd.
This triathlon, open to children from 6 to 14 years, emphasizes fitness, fun, and safety while children compete in age-appropriate distances. 8:30am. 402-548-4258 – raceomaha.com
Tomato Fight Run
July 20 at CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
Join thousands of people in one of the biggest tomato fights of the year at the finish line of this 5K run. 10am. $45. 402-341-1500 – tomatofightrun.com
July 21 at Cunningham Lake, 8660 Lake Cunningham Rd.
A three-event race that challenges participants to run, bike, and swim the Olympic distance of 50.5 kilometers: a 1.5K swim, 40K bike ride, and 10K run. 8:30am. 402-548-4258 – raceomaha.com
Omaha Triathlon, July 21st. Photo by Rick Anderson.
TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and 29th Annual Omaha World-Herald Independence Day Fireworks
July 3 at TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St.
Watch college baseball’s premiere power hitters show off their skills during the home run derby and stay for the fireworks show conclusion. 7:30pm. $35 Family Four Packs, $12 adults, $8 kids. 1-800-745-3000 – collegehomerunderby.com
Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks and Nashville Sounds
July 22-29 at Werner Park Omaha, 12356 Ballpark Way.
The Omaha Storm Chasers face off against the Oklahoma City RedHawks and the Nashville Sounds in one of the season’s longest home sessions. $6-15.50. 402-738-5100 – omahastormchasers.com
Omaha Heart vs. Baltimore Charm
August 3 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St.
Lingerie Football League game. $16.50-76.50. 402-934-9966 – lfsus.com/omahaheart
August 16 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.
Sirens combines romance, music, and Greek mythology to tell the story of one-hit-wonder songwriter Sam Abrams. Th-Sat/7:30pm; Sun/2pm. $35 adults, $21 students. 402-553-0800 – omahaplayhouse.com
Sirens, August 16th.
Other Desert Cities
August 22 – September 15 at SNAP! Productions, 3225 California St.
This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play explores the relationships of a family with differing political views and a tragic family secret that is threatened to be exposed. 402-341-2757 – snapproductions.com