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Dinosaurs to Dogs

February 21, 2019 by

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Red daspletosaur from Dino Uproar at Lauritzen Gardens

Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, March 7: You have just two nights to experience the dinosaurs as they were meant to be observed—slightly tipsy and in a festive environment. (Though that depends on your preference, really.) If that sounds like a good time to you, plan on heading to Lauritzen Gardens tonight for Adult Only Dino Night. Who doesn’t want to hang out with a red daspletosaur at the end of a long, cold, work week? And if you can’t make it out this weekend, keep the next one on your radar! Escape the outdoor ice age—dig up more details here.

A flight of beers on a board

Thursday, Feb. 21 to Monday, Feb. 25: Catch the tail end of Omaha Beer Week this weekend. There’s still plenty going on, starting at 11 a.m. today (depending on where you go). The party doesn’t stop until Monday, with a final day of rest at St. Andrew’s Pub. From book club to bingo, whatever you love doing, Beer Week has an event for you. Or you can try them all, as long as you have a pint in your hand. No matter where you live, there’s likely to be something going on close to you. Track down all the events here to maximize your weekend of beer.

Gregory Popovich, dressed in clown face, with a cat on the left and a dog on the right

Friday, Feb. 22: Want a unique experience you can tell your friends about? Enter the three-ring-circus world of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich as he keeps you laughing and keeps his performing pets on their toes (sometimes literally). The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is an entertainment event the whole family, happening Friday night only at The Arts Center. With world-class jugglers and over 30 pets, your eyes won’t get a break from all the action. Get tickets to this performance extravaganza hereEtienne Charles playing a trumpet

Friday, Feb. 22: Some say jazz is dead—Etienne Charles no doubt would disagree. Let him persuade you when you attend his performance at Scott Recital Hall. This 20-something artist, composer, arranger, and assistant professor of jazz studies (natch) from Trinidad is opening ears and minds by blending his musical roots with traditional American jazz. If you want to hear what all the fuss is about, get your tickets here.

Illustration of red chicken weather vane with text

Saturday, Feb. 23: The UNO Theatre Department’s Connections Series, a collaboration with the Great Plains Theatre Conference, is bringing Colonel’s Chicken: A Fairy Tale to Omaha. The concept behind this new series is a collaborative production each season with another local arts organization. This dark comedy from Carrie Barrett is about Demi, a young woman who wanders into a Colonel’s Chicken restaurant looking for comfort-food solace after being dumped. What happens next is both dreary and wacky and based on a true story. Learn more here.

Four dogs on leashes sitting in grass

Sunday, Feb. 24: Start the weekend with dinosaurs, end it with the somewhat more cuddly creatures at Taylor Made Rescue Rally at the Nebraska Humane Society. Rescues will be set up throughout the shelter and will have adoptable animals with them. Not sure if you want to adopt? Or what type of animal/breed would be compatible with your lifestyle? There will be education opportunities and the chance to meet different breeds so you can find out. From kitties to boxers to Boston terriers, you’ll have the opportunity to meet just the right new pet for you. Yappy Pack will be serving food, so even if you’re just browsing, come out for a bite (the good kind!) and all proceeds go to NHS. For more information…squirrel!


Beer and Learning in Omaha

February 15, 2018 by

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PICK OF THE WEEKSaturday, Feb. 17: Moving on from the hearts, candy, flowers, and cupids, let’s flip to something really fun—Haunticon Omaha at the Historical Union Stockyards. Take a  class, listen to some speakers, and decide for yourself what’s real. Don’t forget to get a reading done and try your hand at an escape room designed by Entrap Games. Find out all the secrets here.

Thursday, Feb. 15: If you’ve ever wanted to share a personal story with a crowd of (slightly tipsy) strangers, the Show & Tell StorySLAM at The Sydney is where you need to be tonight. Think The Moth (NPR) but with booze. This round the theme is “firsts.” Whether it’s your first love, first job, or first time getting drunk, write it down and share it with strangers and friends alike. To learn more, click here.

Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 25: Had your fill of wine, champagne, and flirty red cocktails? Get back to basics during Omaha Beer Week. (OK, so technically a little more than a week, but who’s complaining?) A homebrew competition kicked things off on Monday, and tonight you have two potential stops—Infusion Brewing Co. and Liquid Sunshine Taproom. But things don’t really start hopping until tomorrow (Friday), with over 20 local businesses rolling out the barrels. Find the right fit for your palate here.

Friday, Feb. 16: It’s a weekend packed with unique, informative opportunities. Friday gets it going in a big way with “Calming Your Mind to Follow Your Heart” a special lecture from Golden Globe-nominated Native American actor Adam Beach (though he may be best recognized as Slipknot from Suicide Squad). This lecture is part of the third annual John Trudell Distinguished Lecture in Native American Studies, honoring Trudell, who was an actor, poet, and activist. Beach will speak on his own life experiences, including his activism and hope for the future of Indigenous people. The learning starts at 7:30, doors open at 7 p.m. While this special event is free, be sure to reserve seating here, as it will no doubt fill up quickly.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Geek out this Saturday at the Nebraska Robotics Expo at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. and this dynamic display of ingenuity lasts until 3:30 p.m. Watch local students compete and show off their robotics knowledge and creativity. There will be a CEENBoT Showcase, a Creative Visual Arts Expo, and a First LEGO League, which includes a Hydro Dynamics Challenge and experimentation with LEGO Mindstorms technology. Find out more about the event here.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Continue getting your education on this weekend at The Civil Rights Movement in Omaha workshop at the Great Plains Black History Museum. This free 90-minute workshop will cover the civil rights movement in Omaha and the city’s own struggle toward progress. This is a good opportunity for the family (middle school age and up) to learn together. Be sure to head to the new location at 2221 N. 24th St. in the Jewell Building. To find out more, click here.