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Alpaca Lunch

September 26, 2018 by

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Pick of the Week—Saturday, Sept. 29: Banned Books Week (Sept. 23-29) is an annual celebration of our freedom to read what we like. Celebrate that freedom by attending the Banned Books Week Party at Brothers Lounge from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday evening. Play some trivia and win some things. Grab a drink and engage in a conversation about free speech. Find the banned book for you, with help from Dundee Book Company and Solid Jackson Books. Do it because you can. Learn more here.

Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 30: Cirque Italia is back for another thrilling show. This traveling circus is a creative mix of both entertainment and technology. You’ll see tricks done in midair, the human body twisted in unexpected ways, and the Wheel of Death. And maybe dinosaurs? There are seven showings available so no excuses will be accepted. Swing over here for tickets to this Vegas-style extravaganza.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Tired of the same old brunch places? Skip the patios and take favorite meal to the great outdoors. Pancakes in the Park is just the place for some quality nature time before it gets too cold to venture out. There will also be raffles and proceeds will go toward recreation equipment for the City of Omaha Parks Department. Get that sweet-tooth craving out of the way while supporting the city’s parks and saying goodbye to the old rock-climbing wall at Hanscom Park. Catch up on this and other upcoming Omaha Parks Foundation events here.

Saturday, Sept. 29: Be sure to check out the inaugural African Fashion Week Omaha main event at Hot Shops this Saturday. This occasion is an opportunity for local African designers to showcase their talents and experience. They will use rich, vibrant Ankara fabric to create both traditional and modern pieces. There will be a pre-show gathering and cocktail hour from 5-7 p.m. Show starts at 7.  Music from special performing artists Manny Joe and Joeezy will be the soundtrack to this phenomenal addition to the Omaha fashion scene. Get your tickets here.

Saturday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Sept. 30: Did you know about National Alpaca Farm Days? If you said yes, well why didn’t you tell us sooner?! If you didn’t, we’re telling you now. Fortunately, there’s an alpaca farm just a short drive from Omaha—and they’re having a free open house event for the occasion. Alpacas of the Heartland in Ft. Calhoun is inviting you to come out and roam the hills with these charming, quirky creatures. You can even get alpaca swag. Find out more here.



Drop It Like It’s…Eggs?

March 22, 2018 by

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Pick of the Week—Saturday, March 24: It’s raining eggs this weekend! Well, kind of. There will be eggs dropping from a helicopter at the Easter Egg Drop at Brookside Church. But don’t worry, the eggs are plastic and will contain one piece of candy each. What’s better than candy, you ask? Well, one lucky kid from each age division also has the chance to win a helicopter ride if they find the hollow plastic egg with a small helicopter in it. This event is for children from the age 3 up to those in the 5th grade. While they’re waiting to scramble for their eggs, they’ll have plenty of other activities to entertain, including inflatables and even petting goats. And of course, the Easter bunny will be available for photo ops. Hunt for all the details you need here.

Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, April 15: Rudolf Nureyev was an international sensation for more than just his dancing prowess—he was the first Russian artist to defect to the West during the Cold War. The man known as the “Lord of the Dance” would eventually become the subject of hundreds of sketches and canvases of artist James Wyeth. Nureyev’s Eyes at the Blue Barn Theatre imagines what the relationship between the two creative men must have been like. If you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry. This show goes on for several weeks, so you still have time to catch the incredible performances of this cast. Get your tickets here now.

Friday, March 23: Don’t miss the first show of the season for Hugo’s Art Galleries, a showing of The Art of Di Farho. The show is also Farho’s first since her return to Omaha five years ago after living in Colorado for two decades. She noticed that her old neighborhood (31st and Leavenworth area) had changed significantly, so she started documenting the changing urban landscape in her sketches and oil paintings. Be among the first to see Farho’s impressions of her beloved neighborhood. Head here for more information on the show and here to find out more about Hugo’s Art Galleries.

Saturday, March 24: It’s been over two years since the death of legendary performer David Bowie. If reading that sentence hurt your heart a little, take solace this weekend at the Holland Performing Arts Center with a Tribute to David Bowie by the Omaha Symphony. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson, this show will bring you all the classics, from “Space Oddity” to “Under Pressure.” No matter which Bowie you preferred, this performance will help fill that little black, star-shaped hole in your heart. Head here to get your tickets now, you pretty things.

Sunday, March 25: Is there a better way to spend a Sunday Funday than drinking half-off beers while shopping half-off books? If you said no, then Day Drinking with the DBCSpring Cleaning Edition at Pageturners Lounge is where you need to be this Sunday. The Dundee Book Company is making room for new stuff, so help them (and yourselves) out by buying some books while you’re drinking some beer. To find out more, lick your finger and turn the proverbial page here. (Just kidding, there’s really no need to lick your finger.)