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Family & More
Through Sept. 1 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Offering learning opportunities for children in a hands-on, interactive environment, this event will include a scavenger hunt, climbing wall, and more. Admission: $13 adults and children 3 and older, $12 seniors (ages 60+), free to members and children 2 and younger. 402.342.6164.
Through Sept. 1 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. With programs such as Unicorn Tales and Don’t Poke the Dragon, this exhibit has magic to experience and many areas to explore. Admission: $13 adults and children 3 and older, $12 seniors (ages 60+), free for members and children 2 and younger. 402.343.6164.
Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family
Through Sept. 1 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. What has 60 razor-sharp teeth, bone-crushing jaws, lived 68 million years ago and will be visiting The Durham Museum next summer? Tyrannosaurus Rex, and arguably the world’s most popular dinosaur. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 2. 402.444.5071.
The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design
Through Sept. 8 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Pulling this familiar everyday object out from under the desk and dining table, this event surprises us with the imaginative style and creativity found in this seemingly humble piece of furniture. Tickets: $10 general public adults; $5 college students with ID; free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger. 402.342.3300.
Produce, Consume, Discard
Through Oct. 4 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Fiber artist Sarah Kolar uses deconstructed T-shirt remnants to resemble the process involved in knitting a shirt and encourages viewers to contemplate the laborious efforts that go into making their personal belongings. Admission: free. 402.595.2122.
3 From Nebraska: Kingman—Dunbier—Gilder
Through Oct.13 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibit features the work of three 20th-century Nebraska artists, Eugene Kingman, Augustus Dunbier, and Robert Gilder. Admission: free. 402.305.1510.
UNDESIGN THE REDLINE
Through Dec. 21 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. This is an interactive exhibit, workshop series, and curriculum exploring the foundations of structural racism and the lingering effects of Redlining in Omaha. It is facilitated by the New York-based organization, designing the WE.
Huipiles – Indigenous Textiles from Guatemala
Through Oct. 26 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Huipiles are traditional indigenous women’s blouses and dresses. The Huipiles on display are from various regions in Guatemala showing select villages’ distinctive style and symbolism. Visitors are presented with traditional weaving techniques and images of Maya symbolism. Admission: free. 402-731-1137.
Everyday People: The Art of James E Ransome
Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This exhibition includes picture book illustrations celebrating inspiring stories of unknown characters, as well as individuals who made history such as Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Louis Armstrong. Admission: free. 402.342.3300.
Sept. 4-28 at Connect Gallery, 3901 Leavenworth St. Artist Norm Melichar works with outsider/folk art. In this show, he concentrates on blue art. An artist’s reception on Sept. 13 will feature live blues music Admission: free. 402.991.8234
Where Did This Come From? Some Background on Sound Art
Sept. 6 at Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Nicolas Collins, artist and editor-in-chief, will explore the breakthrough of sound art from its roots in American pioneer society, and continue through post-WWII hot rod culture. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
Handmade Electronic Music and Hardware Hacking Workshop
Sept. 7 at Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Speaking Sound Public Program Series Nicolas Collins will guide workshop participants through a series of simple sound-producing electronic construction projects that fill gaps in today’s computer-centric world of music production. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
Opening Sept. 12 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Vanessa German’s immersive installation originated at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA and is being reimagined at The Union. Admission: free. 402.933.3161.
What Were You Wearing
Opening Sept. 16 in Skutt Student Center at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. This exhibit is inspired by stories of Creighton students’ experiences of sexual violence. Admission: free. 402.280.1706.
Race: Are We So Different?
Sept. 28-Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Developed by the American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, this national exhibition tells the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children ages 3-12, free for members and children under 2. 402.444.5071.
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Through Sept. 15 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and a three-time Tony Award nominee, Sweat follows a group of steelworkers whose steady march toward the American dream is uprooted by economic change. Tickets: $18-36. 402.553.0800.—omahaplayhouse.com
Don’t Tell Comedy Omaha
Sept. 6 in Elkhorn. BYOB to a secret location revealed at 12 p.m. the day of the show, and enjoy the best comedians from around the country.
Sept. 10-29 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The musical Omaha has been waiting for arrives this month. This winner of 11 Tony Awards tells the story of George Washington’s right-hand man, Alexander Hamilton. The show features a diverse cast and a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, and R&B. Tickets: $75-$350. 402.345.0606.
Joseph Morales and Nik Walker will lead the second national tour of Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Sept. 12 at The Backline, 1618 Harney St. This improv show invites women, womyn, female-identifying, and gender queer people to celebrate comedy. Tickets: $5. 402.720.7670.
Sept. 13-Oct. 13 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This classic story tells of a young girl, who—despite con artists, kidnappers, and Miss Hannigan—never gives up hope of one day reuniting with her parents. Times vary. Tickets: $114-$544. 402.553.0800.
OLF After-Party and Lit Pub Quiz
Sept. 14 at Pageturners Lounge, 5004 Dodge St. This end party to Omaha Lit Fest features author Sam Slaughter as well as readings from emerging local poets. Several signature drinks available for purchase. Free admission. 402.933.3973.
Sept. 26-Oct. 20 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. Red Summer follows the story of William Brown before the Omaha race riot of 1919. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 for seniors (ages 65+), $28 for military and educators.
Sept. 29 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sellout crowds across the country. His standup special Bert Kreischer: Secret Time is currently streaming globally on Netflix. Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (The Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s 1997 “Number One Partier in the Nation” to one of the top names in comedy. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.75-$59.75. 402.345.0606.
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Squeeze—the Squeeze Songbook Tour
Sept. 4 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The South-London legends will play their extensive list of hits, as well as some rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers. Here’s your chance to hear your favorites live: “Tempted,” “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)”, “Up The Junction,” “Cool For Cats” and more. Tickets: $65-$35. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Sept. 5 at Mammel Courtyard at the Holland, 1200 Douglas St. Jimmie Allen’s debut single “Best Shot” is a certified hit, claiming the spot as the No. 1 Most Shazamed song in the format for eight consecutive weeks, and claiming the No. 1 spot on country radio for three weeks, marking the first time a black artist has launched a career with a No. 1 hit with their debut single on country radio. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22-$50. 402.345.0606.
Second Annual Shadow Ridge Music Festival
Sept. 6 at Shadow Ridge Country Club, 1501 S. 188 Plaza. Soul Asylum and Matthew Sweet will open this all-ages show, with Violent Femmes performing as the festival headliner. 5 p.m. Tickets: $45 general admission, $70-$90 reserved seats. 402.333.4020.
Sept. 7 at Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, One Harrah’s Blvd. Californian ’90s pop-punk band known for “What’s My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things” performs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $116-$202. 712.329.6000.
Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour
Sept. 8 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Backstreet’s back. Tickets include a copy of “DNA.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $26-$847. 402.341.1500.
Sept. 10 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. Sheer Mag delivers razor-sharp commentaries on current political and cultural issues with a ’70s arena rock sound. 8 p.m. Admission: $13-$15. 402.345.7569.
Flogging Molly and Social Distortion: Summer Tour 2019
Sept. 11 at Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, One Harrah’s Blvd. The seven-piece Celtic punk band known for hits such as “Drunken Lullabies” and “If I Ever Leave This World Alive,” hits the stage with punk rock band Social Distortion. 6 p.m. Admission: $50-$170. 712.329.6000.
Sept. 12 at SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. Lewis is on the road performing his latest album, State I’m In. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402.597.2041.
Kristen Hersh Electric Trio
Sept. 12 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The American singer-songwriter, musician, and author is performing material from her 30-year career alongside bassist Fred Abong and drummer Rob Ahlers. 8 p.m. Tickets: $38-$55. 402.345.7569.
Sept. 13 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Country Music Hall of Fame artist Jackson, best known for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” performs. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $36-$126. 402.341.1500.—chihealthcenteromaha.com
Sept. 13 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Inspired by Sublime, 311, and Slightly Stoopid, this group delivers alternative-reggae sounds, promoting their latest album, Ways of the World. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Rock Stronger Than Ever Show
Sept. 13 at American Dream / Hangout, 7402 F St. With no cover charge, ages 21+ can hear the original rock music of Singool, D.N.D., Stately Wayne Manor, and The Long Awaited. 9 p.m. 402.330.2292.
Sept. 14 at Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, One Harrah’s Blvd. The American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer has had nine singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. 8 p.m. Tickets: $45-$84. 712.329.6000.
Sept. 14 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The indie band best known for “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second” and “Open Your Eyes” is also known for putting on a stellar light show. 9 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced, $23 day of show. 402.884.5353.
The Lowest Pair
Sept. 14 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This banjo duo delivers feel-good folk hits such as “Sweet Breath” and “The Sky is Green.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 advance, $20 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys
Sept. 15 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The Western swing, country boogie, doo-wop group, and members of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame perform sets reminiscent of ’50s California. 5 p.m. $17 advance, $20 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Sept. 15 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The band responsible for “Rest My Chemistry” and “Evil” performs. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$47. 402.345.0606.
Sept. 15 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. Singer Clinton Clegg and his 9-piece band perform smokey, soulful, feel-good hits such as “Cannonball” and “Do Right.” 8 p.m. Admission: $12-$15. 402.345.7569.
Sept. 15 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The Australian singer/songwriter sings stories of his upbringing, life on the road, and environmental issues. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced, $25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Strand of Oaks
Sept. 17 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This music group, fronted by Timothy Showalter, is coming to Omaha with their folk-rock sound. 8 p.m. Tickets: $18. 402.884.5707.
Sept. 18 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. The Minnesotan is known for show-stopping live performances, and making the most out of life despite hardships. 7 p.m. Admission: $15-$20. 402.345.7569.
Sept. 19 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S 72nd St. This thrash metal band delivers a high-octane, intense performance. Swedish heavy metal band Enforcer and others are also performing. 7 p.m Tickets: $15. 402.391.2554.
Sept. 20 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. Grammer, known for hits such as “Honey, I’m Good” and “Don’t Give Up On Me” performs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $33 advanced, $38 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Dvorak’s New World Symphony
Sept. 20-21 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Dvorak’s fiery “New World” Symphony meets Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian’s brand new composition dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tian’s work and Dvorak’s familiar masterpiece celebrate the excitement of the unknown in this season opener. Tickets: $19 and up. 402.345.0606
EMO Nite Omaha 2019
Sept. 21 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Emo night brings out all the magic at Reverb Lounge and the Waiting Room. This show features performances from several from live bands. The two venues will be accessible through a secret hallway, so people can float between both rooms all night long. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced, $18 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Sept. 24 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Liberation is both the modus operandi and main ingredient of the fearless five-man band Phony Ppl. Comprised of the cream of Brooklyn’s young musician crop, each member is a product of musical parents who gifted their children exposure to the greatest, from Mandrill to Bossa Nova, and, most importantly, wings for exploration and self-discovery. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced, $18 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Sept. 25 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Local musician Laura Burhenn comes to Reverb Lounge. No stranger to politics in her songwriting, Burhenn’s latest album speaks from the voice of the collective consciousness in a work of “emotional journalism.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.884.5707.
The Band Camino
Sept. 27 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14 St. This Nashville-based group delivers anthemic hits such as “My Thoughts on You” and “Daphne Blue.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 advanced, $20 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Sept. 27 at Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St. Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta of Nightly deliver dreamy alternative pop hits such as “Twenty Something” and “XO.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.346.9802.
Midwest Masquerade 2019
Sept. 28 at The Waiting Room Lounge and Reverb Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Wear formal attire and a mask and wander between venues for a unique musical experience. 8 p.m. Tickets: $6-$20. 402.884.5353.
Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night
Sept. 29 at Witherspoon Concert Hall in Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Schoenberg’s lush, hyper-romantic Transfigured Night uses a full ensemble of strings to bring poetry to life before Ravel’s delightful Tombeau de Couperin uses lighthearted melodies and supreme wind writing to evoke beloved companions lost in World War I. A concert feature for every member of the Omaha Symphony. Tickets:$36. 402.345.0606.
mike watt + the missingmen
Sept. 30 at Reverb Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Bassist Mike Watt was a founding member of the Minutemen, who created adventurous, fiercely polemical music informed by such disparate traditions as funk, folk, and free jazz. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 day of show. 402.884.5707.
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Family & More
Harvest season is in full swing, and those desiring fresh produce will find plenty of options in the area, along with artisan cheeses, farm-raised meats, freshly baked breads, assorted treats, and craft items.
• Council Bluffs (Bayliss Park) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 26
• Old Market (11th and Jackson streets) 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 12
• Village Pointe (168th and Dodge streets) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 5.
• Aksarben Village (67th and Center streets) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 13.
• Florence Mill (9102 N. 30th St.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 29.
• Gifford Park (33rd and California streets) 5-8 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 27.
La Festa Italiana
Through Sept. 1 at American Italian Heritage Society, 5110 N. 132nd St. Manga! Manga! Manga! Guests are encouraged to come hungry to this festival, at which they can sample authentic Italian food, drink wine and beer, watch the fireworks, and dance under the stars. 6-10 p.m. Friday; 5-11 p.m. Saturday; noon-11 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5.50 advanced, $7 at the door; free for children under 12 with an adult. 402.493.8888.
Through Sept. 2 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This year’s salute to labor includes live music, a carnival, food, and more. 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; Noon to midnight Saturday-Monday; 10 a.m. Labor Day parade. Admission: $7 per person ages 6 and up, per day; free for children under 5.
2019 Rhythm Blues & Arts Fest
Sept. 1 at Lewis & Clark Landing, 345 Riverfront Drive. This year’s headliner is Keith Sweat, who will bring four decades-worth of hits to the event. The Rhythm Blues & Arts Fest will also host pop-up shops with regional arts and crafts. 2-11:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$99.
11th and Nicholas Streets. This makers fest offers attendees the chance to shop from 250+ artisans and vintage dealers from across the Midwest, eat brunch fare from popular Omaha restaurants and food trucks, drink brunch cocktails and beer, play oversized lawn games such as Connect 4 and Jenga, and listen to live performances. 402.926.6747.
Bad Habit at Hangout’s Bike Night
Sept. 4 at American Dream / Hangout, 7402 F St. Come out and enjoy the American Dream/Hangout’s Wednesday night Bike Night. Gates open at 7 p.m. The event features food, drink, contests, and giveaways. 402.330.2292.
Jam ’N’ Bread
Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 at Western Historic Trails Center, 3434 Richard Downing Ave. Local musicians are invited each Thursday to gather at Western Historic Trails Center to play old-time country, bluegrass, blues, etc. Open to anyone who plays, sings, or just wants to listen. Free homemade bread. 1-4 p.m. Admission: free. 515.281.5111.
Sept. 6 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This free event invites educators and administrators to explore tables and view programs useful to teachers. Free drinks and light snacks included. 5:30-8 p.m. Admission: free. 402.342.6164.
Granite City Beer Fest
Sept. 7 at Granite City Food & Brewery, 1001 N. 102nd St. Granite City invites those of age to celebrate their first beer fest. Enjoy different types of beer in celebration of the event. 3-8 p.m. Admission: $20-$25. 402.393.5000.
48th Annual Art Fair
Sept. 7-8 at Rockbrook Village, 108th and Center Streets. This juried art fair will feature more than 100 artists, including painters, sculptors, ceramics artists, glass artists, fiber artists, and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free. 402.390.0890.
Jitterbug Jamborama: Omaha Jazz & Swing Dance Festival
Sept. 6-8 at Eagles Ballroom, 201 S. 24th St. This festival is a celebration of swing dancing and music organized by and for the Omaha, Nebraska swing dance community. 11 a.m. Registration: $15-$175. 402.208.3006.
Papillion’s Singing Seniors
Sept. 8 at SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. This local group’s mission is to bring joy to other seniors through musical entertainment. 7:30 p.m. Admission: free. 402.597.2049.
African Cultural Festival Omaha
Sept. 14 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Festivalgoers can try authentic African cuisine and listen to music as they peruse vendors, including crafts, jewelry, and clothing. 2-10 p.m. Admission: free. 402.957.4145.
Sept 14 at Pirate Pub in Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Patch, 11001 S. 48th St. Gather around the bonfire for ghost-story swapping and s’mores-making. This event is for visitors ages 13 and older, visitors under 18 must be chaperoned by a parent. 6-10 p.m. Admission: $20. 402.953.9670.
Midwest Winds Kite Fliers Fall Festival
Sept. 14 at Ditmar’s Orchard, 19475 225th St. in Council Bluffs. Kites of all shapes and sizes will coloring the sky at this special event at the orchard. Activities at the orchard include bumper balls and hayrack rides, along with picking the fresh produce. 712.256.7053.
Black Family Excellence Festival
Sept. 15 at Benson Park Pavillion, 7028 Military Ave. This event offers health screenings, community resources, food, face painting, animal balloons, carnival games, a live Mixxedfit class, a live DJ, raffle prizes, a free concert, and more. Admission: free. 402.455.4090
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Late Nights at the Zoo
Sept. 19 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S 10th St. Come experience nightlife at an unconventional cocktail hour in town. Ages 21+. 7-11 p.m. Admission: $10-$15. 402.738.2038.—omahazoo.com
135th German Day-Oktoberfest
Sept. 20-21 at German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St. Celebrate Oktoberfest with traditional German food and entertainment. Admission: $7 for adults, free for children ages 12 and under and active military members. 402.333.6615.
402 Music and Arts Festival
Sept. 20 at Karma Nightclub, 311 S. 15th St. Karma Crew and Karma Nightclub are happy to present the 402 Festival in Omaha, The outdoor, all-day event features local food, live art, and live bands and DJs from across the Midwest. Noon-11 p.m. Tickets: $10-$20. 402.531.7503.
GLOW in the Garden
Sept. 20 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Wear classic or creative cocktail attire (and a mask) to this outdoor event and enjoy the food trucks and cash bar while listening to music. 7-11 p.m. Tickets: $25 Young Art Patron members, $40 general public, $50 day of event. 402.933.8220.
28th Annual Fort Omaha Powwow
Sept. 21 at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 5300 N. 30th St. The Fort Omaha Intertribal Pow Wow honors the traditional dance, music, artistry, oral history, and foods of various tribes across Nebraska and the surrounding region. Tribes represented include, but are not limited to, Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux, and Winnebago. 1-7 p.m. Admission: free. 531.622.2253.
18th Annual Oktoberfest
Sept. 27-28 at Crescent Moon and Huber-Haus, 3578 Farnam St. Celebrate this German harvest celebration at the Crescent Moon and Huber-Haus with music from the Barry Boyce Band and Bobby “Z” and Polka Joy, authentic German food, and plenty of beer. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday; noon-2 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 for ages 21 and older. 402.345.1708.
Omaha’s River City Rodeo
Sept. 27-28 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This event highlights PRCA-sanctioned rodeo teams and will feature all seven rodeo events, including steer wrestling, team roping, and bull riding. The winners of this event will advance to the National Finals Rodeo. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $17-$42. 402.341.1500.
Turner Park Night Market
Sept. 27 at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing, 3110 Farnam St. This is the last night market of the season, and will feature more than 40 vendors, a cocktail patio, food and drink, games such as giant chess and Jenga, and live music and entertainment. 6-10 p.m. Admission: free. 402.345.5401.
Fall wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a pumpkin patch. There are several within a short drive of Omaha where one can pick their own pumpkin and participate in a wide variety of activities.
• Bellevue Berry and Pumpkin Ranch (1100 S. 48th St.) Opens Sept. 14. This pumpkin ranch features an Old West ghost town, mines, caves, a huge treehouse, Pirates Cove, and the Ranch of Terror haunted house. 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
• Harvest Moon Farm (1410 US-77, Oakland, Nebraska) Opens Sept. 20. Zipline, play in the sports barn and puppet barn, race around on the go-kart tracks, and spend time in the scarecrow forest at this farm. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; noon-6 p.m. Fridays-Sundays; closed Mondays.
• Pioneer Trail Orchard and Pumpkin Patch (21534 Chestnut Road, Council Bluffs). Opens Sept. 15. Events include a gold mine, volleyball court, dark barn maze, dino dig, and more. 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m. Sundays.
• Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch (3935 NE-133, Blair) Opens Sept. 6. This farm features rolling racers, a petting zoo, pedal karts and more. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays; 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays.
• Vala’s Pumpkin Patch (12102 S. 180th St.) Opens Sept. 13. One of Omaha’s largest pumpkin patches includes more than 50 attractions, along with special events that can be added on, such as pony rides or black light paintball. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays.
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