Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Through Jan. 4 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Frida Kahlo is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. The garden at her home in Mexico City was the creative inspiration of most of her work. Admission: $5 general admission, $3.50 for senior citizens and children under 5. 402.731.1137.
Holiday Cultural Trees Display
Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. A showcase of how cultures from around the world celebrate the holiday season. Each tree is decorated by a local Omaha ethnic society and is accompanied by interpretative text explaining the meaning behind the various decorations and unique traditions of each culture. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402-444-5071.
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Through Jan. 5 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Lauritzen Gardens gets into the holiday spirit with a display of thousands of poinsettias and a 20 ft. tall poinsettia tree at the center of it all. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages six to 12, free for children under six. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 402.346.4002.
RACE: Are We So Different?
Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit takes an unprecedented look at race through biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071.
MONA2Omaha: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark
Through Jan. 5, 2020, at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. Photo Ark is an effort to document species before they disappear and record the world’s biodiversity. Sartore has spent the last 25 years documenting approximately 12,000 species from around the world. To date, he has completed portraits of 9,000 unique species. Admission: free. 402.305.1510.
The Tuskegee Airmen and African Americans in the Military
Through Jan. 18 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American military pilots that fought in the second World War. Learn more about them at this exhibit. Admission: free. 402.932.7077.
Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible
Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum. 2200 Dodge St. This ticketed exhibit features 76 pages from the first handwritten illuminated bible. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 college students with ID, free for members and ages 17 and under. Admission to the museum itself is free. 402.342.3300.
Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics
Through Feb. 2 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. From civil rights to feminism to war and peace, rock music has influenced large parts of our society. This interactive exhibit explores how rock music has effected our society and features artifacts from famous musicians. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071.
Lisa Bang Hoffman/Terry Koopman
Through Feb. 7 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Hoffman uses traditional gelatin-silver photography to evolve from the history of the medium and respond to the contemporary. Koopman is a 40-year veteran photographer who started with film and has evolved to digital. Admission: free. 402.595.2122.
Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens Project
Through Feb. 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. This exhibit explores the communication of birds and the possibility of communication between different species of animals. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
Through April 11 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This exhibit features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and a digging and building area to transport your kids into another world. Admission: $14 age 2 and up, $13 seniors age 60+, free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164.
Area High School Art Exhibition
Jan. 2-Feb. 2 at Artists Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. Some of the best young artists in the area will be showcased in this exhibition. The intention of this special show is to promote the art of high school artists and provide insight on how to put on a professional show at a public gallery. Admission: free. 402-342-9617.
Origins: New work by Graceann Warn, Michael James, Edgard Camacho, Jason Papenfuss and James Freeman
Jan. 3 through Feb. 28 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. This exhibit features contemporary works by listed artists and additional work by local abstract artists. Admission: free. 402.502.8737.
Jan. 17 through Feb. 22 at UNO Art Gallery, 6505 University Drive South. Artist Watie White’s project consists of wood carvings of local people who he admires. Admission: free. 402.554.2796.
America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far
Jan. 18 through April 19 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This first-of-its-kind exhibit is designed for children to learn about the diversity of Muslim culture throughout the world. Different sections of the exhibit will focus on art, architecture, travel, and trade. Admission: $14 age 2 and up, $13 seniors age 60+, free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164.
Mary Zicafoose, IKAT: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth
Jan. 24-March 6 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Mary Zicafoose’s work is displayed throughout the world and her knowledge of weaving is self-taught. Admission: free. 402. 280.2509.
OEAA Winter Visual Arts Showcase
Feb. 7-22 at Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery, 1806 Vinton St. The folks behind Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards will celebrate their visual arts nominees with this arts display.
Pulitzer Prize Photographs
Feb. 22 through May 3, 2020 at Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St. Photography plays an important role in documenting history. This exhibit will feature over 80 large-format photographs that won the Pulitzer Prize. Descriptions of how the photographer captured the moment will also be on display for a unique perspective on the images. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071.
Spontaneity: 10 Nebraskan Abstract Expressionists
Feb. 28-May 24 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibition features artwork by 10 abstract and abstract expressionist artists from Nebraska. Admission: free. 402-305-1510.
Through Aug. 20, 2020, at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Influence displays the creative work of KANEKO founder and Japanese ceramist Jun Kaneko and how his work, teaching, and creative philosophy has impacted the Omaha community and beyond. Admission: free. 402.341.3800.
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Jan. 14-19 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. One of the most popular productions in theater history, this is the story of former convict Jean Valjean’s life in 19th-century France. Tickets: $40-$125. Times vary. 402.661.8501.
A Raisin in the Sun
Jan. 17 through Feb. 9 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Set in South Side Chicago, this show follows the Younger family as they fight against poverty and racism. An unexpected insurance check could lead to a better life, but how should they use it? Tickets: $24+ adults, $16+ students. Times vary. 402.553.0800.
Jan. 21 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Aerialists soar up to 42 feet in the air in this modern take on a traditional circus. Tickets: $18-$35. 7 p.m. 402.661.8501.
Is There a Doctor in the House?
Jan. 26 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The orchestra is sick and they need the audience to help them feel better. Tickets: $15. 2 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Women Laughing Alone with Salad
Jan. 27 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. A staged reading by award-winning playwright Sheila Callaghan about the oppressive and unrealistic cultural expectations that women face in society. This event is free and open to the public. 7 p.m. 403.553.0800.
Jan. 30-Feb. 23 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. This show talks about time, gratitude, childhood, and the million miracles at work in the world. It includes pictures, music, and cake. 7:30 p.m. most days, Sundays vary. $35 general admission; $30 seniors, educators, military members. 402-345-1576.
Howie D: Back in the Day
Jan. 31-Feb. 16 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Howie Dorough explores what life was like as a middle schooler trying to fit in-long before he became a member of the Backstreet Boys. Tickets: $25 non-members, $12 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849.
Feb. 1 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. International comedian and actor Todd Barry visits Omaha and brings his unique brand of standup with him. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Opera Omaha: Abduction from the Seraglio
Feb. 7 and 9 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This comedic, yet ultimately tragic, opera is the story of two men rescuing their lovers from a Pasha’s harem. Tickets: $19-$99. 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. 402.661.8501.
A Bronx Tale
Feb. 11-16 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. An energetic show about a young man who finds himself caught between his love for his father and the mob in the Bronx in the 1960s. Tickets: $32-$90. Times vary. 402.661.8501.
Feb. 14-Mar. 15 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. A minor disagreement about property lines escalates into a much bigger battle between two neighbors. Tickets: $36+ students, $18+ students. Times vary. 402.553.0800.
The Little Engine That Could
Feb. 15-Mar. 8 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. The timeless tale of believing in yourself comes to the stage in a show for all ages. Tickets: $12 non-members, $10 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849.
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Feb. 18 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Creator Joel Hodgson embarks on his final tour, complete with movie riffing robots. Tickets: $30-$300. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501.
Blood at the Root
Feb. 19-22 at UNO, 6001 Dodge St.
Feb. 28-29, Mar. 1 and 6-8 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. This performance recounts the story of the Jena Six and looks at racial double standards in America. Tickets: $16. Times vary. 402.554.7529.
Feb. 21-22 & Feb. 28-29 at the Apollon, 1801 Vinton St. This interactive theatrical performance explores space and time. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25, includes dinner. 402.884.0135.
Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Feb. 21 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Broadway choreographer Camille A. Brown blends hip-hop, ballet, and tap in this performance. Tickets: $20-$38. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501.
Buzzing About Bugs!
Feb. 23 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. An original work by 11-year-old Winston Schneider of Omaha, presented in partnership with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Tickets: $15. 2 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Feb. 25 & 26 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Combining ancient legends and modern technology, this troupe brings a unique performance of Chinese dance to the stage. Tickets: $80-$165. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501.
Feb. 28-March 22 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. An Irish musician falls in love with a Czech immigrant. Based on the Oscar-winning film. Tickets: $24+ adults, $18+ students. Times vary. 402.553.0800.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Feb. 28-March 15 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. A live stage performance of the story of Anne Frank. Tickets: $20 non-members, $12 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849.
Feb. 28 & 29 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Traditional instruments make way for matchboxes, wooden poles, garbage cans, hubcaps and more in this inventive performance.Tickets: $25-$85. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501.
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Jan. 4 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This REO Speedwagon tribute band formed from a Beatles tribute band. Tickets: $10. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Jan. 4 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The slowdown hosts an EDM dance party with Dirtysnatacha and Space Wizard. Tickets: $12-$15. 9 p.m. 402.345.7569.
RiFF RAFF: Cranberry Vampire Tour
Jan. 9 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The 37-year-old rapper makes a stop in Omaha on his Cranberry Vampire Tour. Tickets: $20. 9 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Jan. 10 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The Journey tribute band is one of the most popular in the region. Tickets:$12-$25. 9 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Jan. 12 at Witherspoon Theater, 2200 Dodge St. Omaha Symphony performs Stravinsky’s entire ballet, one that is both elegant and whimsical. Prior to the show, Joslyn curators will give a talk about the museum’s Degas statue, “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.” Tickets: $35. 2 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Nebraska’s Own: James Barnett
Jan. 12 at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St. The second annual Nebraska’s Own concert features pianist James Barnett. Admission: free. 5:30 p.m. 402.333.7466.
Jan. 17 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. These popular performers are a tribute band to the Eagles. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show. 8:30 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Jan. 17 at the Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. This Southern hip-hop legend is coming to Omaha with a host of guests, including Bad News Bobby and Mr Lyd. Tickets: $15 advance. 7 p.m. 402.391.2554.
The Party After
Jan. 17 at the Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The rock band from Omaha released their first single in February 2019. Tickets: $10. 9 p.m. 402.884.5707.
Piano Power: Rhapsody in Blue
Jan. 17 & 18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Louis Schwizgebel and Xiayin Wang perform several classic works on piano. Tickets: $19-$75. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Mark & Maggie O’Connor
Jan. 18 at Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St. Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor and his wife, Maggie, are performing with Omaha Conservatory of Music strings students. A Three-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Grand Master Fiddler Champion, Mark has composed music for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Tickets: $10. 402-932-4978.
Jan. 19 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Caroline Smith makes music that is inspired by a combination of her hometown Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Tickets: $10-$12. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Cold War Kids
Jan. 23 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The band’s latest album, LA Divine, is inspired by how weird and strange the city of Los Angeles is. Tickets: $32. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Jan. 23 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. This hip-hop artist is signed to the same label as Tech N9ne. His music combines intense bars with gravelly melodies. Tickets: $15 advance. 8 p.m. 402.391.2554.
UNO Faculty Showcase
Jan. 24 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Dr N. A showcase of renowned musicians who are also committed to teaching students across the country. Tickets: $15 general admission, $8 students, seniors, military. 6:30 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Jan. 25 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Hear music from The Eagles, E.L.O, Styx, and other ’70s bands performed by one of Omaha’s most popular tribute bands. Tickets: $70-$105. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Jan. 29 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The Anniversary was formed in Kansas in the late ’90s and has consistently toured the Midwest region in the years since. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show. 8:30 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Jan. 30 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. These bands combine swing, funk, jazz, and blues for a unique sound. Tickets: $25-$40. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Jan. 31 at Ralston Arena, 1200 Douglas St. This country singer is known for hits such as “Fix a Drink,” “Buy Me a Boat,” and “Drunk Girl.” Tickets: $29.50-$49.50. 7 p.m. 402.934.6291.
Sinatra & Beyond
Feb. 1 & 2 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Singer/songwriter/pianist Tony DeSare puts his own style on Sinatra classics. Tickets: $19-$82. 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. 402.345.0202.
Run River North
Feb. 5 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The band released their third studio album, Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 1, in May 2019. Tickets: $15-$18. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Curly Martin & Friends
Feb. 6 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Omaha native Curly Martin performs in his hometown with several other locally-known jazz artists in this popular concert. Tickets: $19-$40. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Ingested, Visceral Disgorge, Cabal, Oppress the Tyrant, Ba’al Berith
Feb. 6 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. This show features performances from several bands, including the headliner, a death metal band from the UK. Tickets: $17. 6-11 p.m. 402.391.2554.
Jason Aldean: We Back Tour
Feb. 7 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Following the release of his ninth album, the country music superstar makes a stop in Omaha on his latest tour. Tickets: $51-$325. 7:30 p.m. 402.341.1500.
Feb. 7 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. This singer of “I’m Not the Devil” and “Lifers” is coming to Omaha. Tickets: $29-$154. 402.934.6291.
The Rush Tribute Project
Feb. 7 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. A tribute band for Rush performs their biggest hits. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show. 9 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Bob Marley Birthday Bash
Feb. 8 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Award winning band Rhythm Collective performs Bob Marley and other reggae songs in honor of the late singer. Tickets: $10-$12, $20 VIP. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Imani Winds: The Beauty of Strife
Feb. 10 at at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St. The Grammy-nominated group aims to connect with their audience in every performance and will make their first stop in Omaha. 7 p.m. 402.333.7466.
Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet
Feb. 11 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Since the 1950s, Eddie Palmieri has mixed American jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms into his own unique sound. Tickets: $20-$50. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Feb. 13 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Dr N. An internationally renowned musician, Otis Murphy has played at some of the largest concert halls in the world and will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha for their International Concert Series. Tickets: $15 adults, $8 students, seniors, military members. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606.
The New Pornographers
Feb. 13 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The Canadian indie rock band, known for their single “High Ticket Attractions,” released their eighth album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, in 2019. Tickets: $30. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Feb. 13 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Grayscale has been building momentum since their 2011 beginnings with music influenced by everything from nineties rock to modern pop. Tickets: $16 advance, $20 day of show. 7 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Feb. 14 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Country singer Koe Wetzel infuses hints of punk in his songs. Tickets: $22-$25. 8:30 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Feb. 15 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Experience one of the first big screen adaptions of the caped crusader while the Omaha Symphony performs the film’s score live. Tickets: $19-$79. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Feb. 16 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. The Toasters perform in Omaha as part of their “4 Decades in Ska” tour. Tickets: $10-$12. 7 p.m. 402.391.2554.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Feb. 19 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The Colorado jam band is known for their hits like “Bittersweet,” and “Blue Sky.” Tickets: $29.50-$44.50. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Brahm’s Symphony No. 1
Feb. 21 and 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Brahm’s Symphony No. 1 features a fantastic finale. Tickets: $19-$73. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Feb. 21 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. A tribute band to Pink Floyd intent on delivering the most authentic performance possible. Tickets: $12. 8:30 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Feb. 22 at the Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The indie rock band released their third studio album, Family Ghost, in October 2019. Tickets: $10. 9 p.m. 402.884.5707.
Watch What Crappens
Feb. 22 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. “The creators of “Watch What Crappens” are taking their show on the road. The podcast is a discussion of Bravo TV shows and stars. Tickets: $25 advance, $80 advance VIP, $28 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
The Glorious Sons
Feb. 23 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This Canadian band captures the confusion and chaos of young adulthood in their new album, Young Beauties and Fools. Tickets: $20-$99. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Feb. 27 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Ford is known for his hits “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You,” and “Mercy.” Tickets: $25-$30. 8:30 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Brett Young with special guest Matt Ferranti
Feb. 27 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The rising country music star is known for his platinum hits like “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy.” Tickets: $35-$225. 8 p.m. 402.661.8501.
Stefon Harris & Blackout
Feb. 28 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Harris combines jazz and R&B for a unique sound. Tickets: $19-$40. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
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Family & More
Miracle on Farnam
Through Jan. 1 at Midtown Crossing, 30th and Farnam Streets. Miracle on Farnam is a unique tradition where families and friends can browse decorated storefront displays created by local artists and non-profits. Times vary.
Through Jan. 1 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture. This event will feature the traditional elements of Kwanzaa. 1-2 p.m. 402.932.7077.
Winterfest, the 2020 Kroc Winter Games
Jan. 11 at The Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. This event is fun for the entire family and includes Indoor Snowball Fights, Bounce houses, snacks and crafts, superheroes, a winter Olympic training ground obstacle course, floor hockey, and live entertainment. Admission: Free. 402.905.3500.
Bee There or Bee Square
Jan. 17 at Nebraska Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Road. Dr. Jody Green will speak about attracting bees and other pollinators to gardens. She will also discuss how to build and maintain a “bee hotel” for the planet’s pollinating friends. 9 a.m. Admission: $5. 402.444.7804
Pheasants Forever Presents River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat & RV Expo
Jan. 17-19 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this show, which features more than 100 exhibitors showcasing hunting, fishing, and archery equipment; plus boats, ATVs, and campers. Times vary. Tickets: $10 adults, $3 children 15 and under, and free to children under age 3. 712-323-0536
Miss Nebraska Latina 2020-Coronation Night
Jan. 18 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Miss Nebraska Latina is the state’s largest beauty contest for Latinas. A winner will be crowned on this night. Tickets: $25. 6-8 p.m. 402.345.4849.
2020 Midlands International Auto Show
Jan. 23-26 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. This event features some of the finest cars in the world. There is something for every car fan out there, as cars, trucks, and SUVs will be on display. 402.341.1500.
Mac & Cheese Binge
Jan. 25 at Midtown Crossing. The fourth annual Mac & Cheese Binge features $3 mac & cheese samplers from participating restaurants. Participants can also vote on their favorites. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bash & Brawl 2020
Jan. 25 at The Bunker, 9006 Maple St. Omaha Roller Derby is hosting a holiday mini co-ed tournament. Get in the game, or take a seat and cheer on your favorites. Admission: $5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
35th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival
Jan. 25-26 at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St. Forty of Omaha’s finest floral designers join the Cathedral Flower Guild in this celebration of the coming spring season. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: free. 402-551-2313.
Nebraska Chinese Association New Year’s Gala
Feb. 3 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This year’s annual gala includes a rare and exclusive opportunity to see world renown performers from some of China’s top song and dance troupes. Tickets will also be available for a VIP Dinner featuring traditional Chinese banquet cuisine. 402-345-0606
15th Annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night
Feb. 6 at Papillion Landing Community Center, 1046 W. Lincoln St. This annual date night is a special night for fathers or father-figures and their daughters. The event includes dinner, dancing, pictures, and more. Semi-formal attire requested. Registration is required by Jan. 31. Tickets: TBA. 402.597.2041
The Omaha Home and Garden Expo
Feb. 6-9 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. The 54th annual Omaha Home and Garden Expo features items and ideas for the inside and outside of your house. There is also a special focus on eco-friendly ideas. Tickets: $9 adults, $4.50 ages 5-12, free for children under 5. Times vary.
Opera & Entrees
Feb. 7 at Monarch Prime, 316 S. 15th St. Before seeing “Abduction from the Seraglio,” opera-lovers can eat hors d’oeuvres and a three-course meal put on by the Opera Omaha Guild before the performance. In attendance will be the conductor, who will present a pre-dinner lecture about the production. Tickets: $75. 5 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Snow Sculpting Competition
Feb. 7-9 at 2610 N. Main St. in Elkhorn This event will show beautiful snow sculptures from professional exhibitions across the nation local teams. Competitors will sculpt in sanctioned events for a chance at going to the 2021 national competition. The event will also feature Nebraska’s only Ice Bar. Admission: Free. 402-216-7812.
Omaha Whiskey Festival
Feb. 8 at Embassy Suites, 555 S. 10th St. Whiskey distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts who will be in attendance. The event will showcase a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies.
Second Annual Tattoo Arts Convention
Feb. 14-16 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. Tattoo fans will appreciate this convention, which celebrates all things ink. Special guests include Ink Master contestants James Vaughn, Kyle Dunbar, and Al Fliction. Tickets: $20 day or $40 for a three-day pass.712-323-0536.
Hibernate & Create RETREAT
Feb. 15-16 at Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. Guests can participate in this two-day event of fun and creativity, featuring optional classes, meals, and a dedicated space to create in any medium of their choosing. Registration required. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $200. 402-342-6452.
Asics Presidents’ Day Classic
Feb. 15-17 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Up to 450 of the best Junior Olympic volleyball teams from around the nation will be competing in this weekend of aces, digs, and spikes. Tickets: $10 for single-day pass or $25 for three day pass. Ages 6 and under are free. 402.341.1500
14th Annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards
Feb. 16 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This awards show recognizes some of the most talented artists and entertainers in the Omaha area in the categories of visual arts, performing arts and live music. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. show. Tickets: $30-$60.
2020 Omaha Boat Sports and Travel Show
Feb. 20-23 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. The 73rd year of this event features a wide variety of items for those who love the outdoors. Fishing, hunting, camping, and boating equipment will be on display and experts will be there to assist those looking for more information. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students 18 and under, free for children 5 and under. Times vary. 402.393.3339.
14th Annual Extreme Presented by Beertopia
Feb. 22 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Extreme is an event featuring over 300 beers including rare, new release, and seasonal flavors. 21+ only. 2-7 p.m. Tickets: $38-$65. 402-345-1708.
Omaha Fashion Week
Feb. 23-29 at Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. The fifth-largest fashion week in the nation returns for another round of great clothes and great fun. Local designers are a big part of this event, which also includes a cancer survivors night and shopping. Tickets: $25-$45. 402.937.1061.
Restore Nebraska Conference
Feb. 28-29 at Metropolitan Community College, 5300 N. 30th St. Restoration Exchange is offering another weekend of public education and motivation to restore, revive and preserve older homes and buildings. The two day event opens Feb. 28 with an evening sneak peek tour of the restoration of the former Blackstone Hotel. Times vary. 402-933-3104.
Omaha Royal Princess Ball
Feb. 29 at Courtyard by Omaha Mariott Bellevue, 3750 Raynor Parkway. Princesses in training (and their parents) will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, ballroom dancing, and more. Children will meet their favorite princesses, such as Cinderella, Beauty, the Snow Sisters, and more. Tickets: $25-$40. 402-408-5300.
This calendar was printed in the January/February 2020 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.