Tag Archives: Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association

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.



Sunday is the Fun Day

September 6, 2018 by

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Pick of the Week—Saturday, September 8 to Sunday September 9: The Rockbrook Village Art Fair is happening this weekend. As one of the longest running art fairs in Nebraska, Rockbrook Village features over 100 independent artists from across the country, with a heavy concentration of Midwest creators. With all that talent in one place, you’re sure to find something to take home. There will also be a food court with live music and a “Mini Monets” tent where children will be able to create masterpieces of their own. Learn more about this unique event and the featured artists here.

Friday, September 7: Nostalgia abounds this weekend at the Shadow Ridge Music Festival where you can catch the local boys of Blue Moon Ghetto opening for everyone’s favorite band-with-a-long-name, Big Head Todd and the Monsters. There will be food, drinks, and obviously plenty of rocking music to enjoy. Proceeds from this first annual event will help benefit the Elkhorn Athletic Association’s future youth sports complex. So get out and relive your childhood while helping out those about to go through theirs. Get your tickets here.

Friday, September 7: Portraits: Wonder Women by Ricky Powell Jr. opens this Friday at The Little Gallery in Benson. This exhibit features portraits of strong women from Benson and North Omaha. Each woman portrayed in Powell’s paintings has worked to make a positive difference in the lives of others and their communities. The opening reception lasts from 6-9 p.m. Find out more about the event here, and learn more about The Little Gallery here.

Sunday, September 9: The Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association, along with the Field Club Homeowner’s League and Vis Major Brewing Co., are teaming up to bring the first annual Center Street Block Party to Omaha. This is a community effort to revitalize the area around the eastern end of Center Street. There will be information about the revitalization efforts, booths from sponsors and community organizations, and a beer garden (and pizza!) from Vis Major Brewery. Local vendors hustling their wares will also be on hand. And did we mention it’s pet-friendly? To volunteer or to learn more about this event, click here.

Sunday, September 9: It’s time for the fifth annual Midwest Conjurefest at The Conjure Shop (below Liquid Courage Tattoos). If you’re feeling a little more drained than usual and need a little spiritual pick-me-up, this is where you need to be. Have a reading done, get your energy healed, and shop the unique wares, all while listening to local blues music from Hector Anchondo. Plus, there will be tasty Cajun food and barbecue to feed your cravings. You can even find a little something for your pup. For a complete list of vendors, head here.