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Arts, Culture, and a Convention

February 28, 2019 by

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Kader Attia; Prosody, 2017; Photo: Colin Conces.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Listen to the stories behind the journeys of Sandra Addams, Shafiq Jahish, and Dekow Sagar, three Omaha refugees. When you attend Seeking Safety: Stories of Refuge in Omaha, you will learn about the violence, danger, and adversities they faced. With the help of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS), they found refuge in our city. In association with the current exhibition, I let them in. Conditional Hospitality and The Stranger series, this program examines the power of a story as they recount their journeys in the hopes of preventing other’s suffering in the future. To learn more about this and other upcoming events at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, click here.
Image: Kader Attia; Prosody, 2017; Photo: Colin Conces.

Iris DeMent singing onstage with guitar

Friday, March 1: If you’re a fan of pure Americana music, don’t miss Iris DeMent at The Waiting Room Friday night. DeMent is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter known for her contemporary folk music whose songs have been featured in several films and television shows. Her most recent album, The Trackless Woods, is a unique undertaking, setting Russian poet Anna Akhmatova’s poetry to music for the first time ever. Get your tickets and learn more about DeMent and her latest work here.

Alamo Drafthouse logo, movie image collage

Friday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 6: The wait is over. It’s Alamo Drafthouse Midtown Soft Opening Week, and they are ready for you to enjoy a full program of new releases and classic film events. From The Avengers to Mr. Rogers, you’re sure to find something that’s just your style. This is a time for staff training and seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets soon. During this special time, guests will receive 25% off their total food and non-alcoholic beverage bill at any movie between March 1-6. Be sure to check out their Grand Opening Week as well, which starts the very next day (Thurdsay, March 7). Peep all the movie showings for both weeks here.

Poet Matt Mason headshot

Saturday, March 2: Like poetry? How about cake? You will find both at the Matt Mason State Poet Celebration at Gallery 1516 this Saturday evening. On January 7, Mason became the third Nebraska State Poet. While the formalities took place on Monday in Lincoln, you are invited to this celebratory ceremony happening a little closer to home (for most of us). Mason will serve as state poet from 2019 to 2023, and his duties will include public outreach and advocacy for poetry in Nebraska. You can read more about him in Omaha Magazine‘s feature on Nebraska poets here. Learn more about this Saturday’s event here.

Display of comic book images

Sunday, March 3: This Omaha Comic Book Convention is just what is says—a convention, not a “con.” This one is all about the basics, aka the comic books themselves. There are no guests and no setup fees for the dealers, so that means the savings are passed on to you, dear reader(s). You may also find trade paperbacks and assorted comic related toys, just in case the lure of that paper smell isn’t enough to draw you in. Need some money in order to purchase that perfect addition to your collection? They’re also buying at this one, so bring down the misfits and cash in. Find out more about this free event here.


May/June 2018 Exhibits Calendar

April 27, 2018 by
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Art & Museum Exhibits

BFA & BASA Thesis and Senior Shows
Through May 5 at UNO Criss Library and Weber Art Gallery, 6001 Dodge St. Thesis students in the art gallery and BASA graduating seniors from UNO showcase their work. Admission: free. 402-554-3206.

Word/Play: Prints, Photographs, and Paintings by Ed Ruscha
Through May 6 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. The first major exhibition featuring Ruscha in his home state of Nebraska, Word/Play brings together prints, photographs, and artist books, complemented by a selection of major paintings. Ruscha’s use of the written word is a signature element of his work. Tickets: $10 ($5 from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays), $5 students with valid ID, free to members and youths 17 and under. 402-342-3300.

Metamorphosis: Works by Sayaka Ganz and Aurora Robson
Through May 13 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This exhibit is constructed of found, recycled, and reused plastic objects. Equal parts artistic and educational, it will feature fine art accompanied by a message of environmental stewardship. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for garden members and children under 6. 402-346-4002.

beginning.break.rapid: Kenji Fujita & Barbara Takenaga
Through June 2 at Bemis Center, 742 S. 12th St. These artists use a variety of mediums including vinyl, paint, spray paint, gesso, paper, calcium carbonate, wood, plywood, and linen. Admission: free. 402-341-7130.

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying
Through June 2 at Bemis Center, 742 S. 12th St. The artists in this exhibit examine how support for the body in states of illness and rest prompts us to re-imagine the world collectively. The exhibit aims to bring attention to how the body is articulated in capitalism and health-related discourse. Admission: free. 402-341-7130.

Widespread Flowering
Through June 4 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Motivated by the beauty and passage of time, space, and geometry of the world of nature, Ann Brugenhemke explores life and love through art. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for garden members and children under 6. 402-346-4002.

Through June 4 at Darger HQ, 1804 Vinton St. Artists Angela Simione and Sarah Rowe are inspired by traditional craft. Their work embodies illustrations of everyday objects as metaphors of self-identity, boundaries, and protection. Admission: free. 402-209-5554.

Tuskeegee Airmen: Who Called Nebraska Home
Through June 30 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. (Jewell Building). The exhibit will highlight photos, historical information, and artifacts about the Tuskeegee Airmen who called Nebraska home. Admission: free. 402-932-5554

Wearable Art—Kiss of the Wolf
May 3-6 at Anderson O’Brien Art, 1108 Jackson St. Artist Lori Bacigalupi explores different techniques in fabric design, such as screen process, natural dyeing, and mono-printing in wearable art. Admission: free. 402-884-0911.

Starting May 4 at Omaha Artists’ Co-op, 405 S. 11th St. Enjoy works of art by Jasmine Greenwaldt, Alan Smith, and George Skuodas. Admission: free. 402-342-9617.

Salon Time: Sonya Clark + Althea Murphy-Price + Nontsikelelo Mutiti
May 4-June 30 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 North 24th St. Salon Time features three artists who examine and celebrate the ritual time and material culture surrounding black women’s hair care. Admission: free. 402-933-3161.

Missouri Valley Impressionist Society
May 11-June 30 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This national juried exhibition features pieces from the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, a painting group striving to bring impressionism throughout the Missouri River Valley Region. Admission: free. 402-305-1510.

Amy Haney
Starting May 25 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnman St. An Omaha native, Haney has practiced her artwork in several U.S. cities. Currently a professor in the college of communication, fine arts, and media at UNO, she is excited to share her printmaking pieces. Admission: free. 402-595-2122.

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Secrets of the Sewer
Starting May 26 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles just like Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello. Also showing at this time is: Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character, and Confucius. Admission: $12 adults and kids, $11 seniors, free for children under 2 and members. 402-342-6164.

Starting June 1 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Reality will dissect the notion of truth, history, and the presentation of what is “real.” This exhibit will investigate art, science, and technology that creates, alters, and reflects upon the sense of real. Admission: free. 402-341-3800.

The Eye Perceives
Starting June 1 at Artists Co-op, 405 S. 11th St. View works by Richard Markoff, Gabriella Quiroz, and Duane Adams. Admission: free. 402-342-9617.

Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection
Starting June 2 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Take a look at 50 masterworks from one of the most private collections of British painting in the U.S. Tickets: $10 adults ($5 on Thursday 4-8 p.m.), $5 college students, free for Joslyn members and ages 17 and younger. 402-342-3300.

Patriotic Perches
Starting June 20 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This exhibit features a collection of 51 handcrafted birdhouses by Richard Yost. Yost combines art, geography, and horticulture to educate visitors about state birds and flowers. Each birdhouse is decorated with knick-knacks that represent each state. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free for garden members and children under 6. 402-346-4002.

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African-American Experiences in World War II
Through July 15 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit features artifacts, photographs, and oral histories to highlight some of the extraordinary achievements and challenges of African-Americans during World War II, both overseas and at home. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), and free to children age 2 and under and members. 402-444-5071.

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.