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From the Editor: Tyler Lemke In Memoriam

April 23, 2019 by

Long before becoming Omaha Magazine’s vice president of operations and chief operations officer, Tyler Lemke started working at Our City magazine in 1989 with brother/publisher Todd Lemke while still in college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Papillion High School graduate (Class of ’85) also worked for a time at Vitality Magazine. He wore the most hats of anyone employed at Omaha Magazine—ad salesperson, deliveryman, accountant, graphic designer, art director…even janitor. Most recently, his primary duties involved: advertiser billing/accounting, overseeing the Best of Omaha contest, and managing all company information and technology needs. He was a doting father of three daughters and avid motorcyclist.

Born Nov. 2, 1966, he died at age 52 on March 23, 2019. He is survived by two daughters, Sarah Eve Lemke and Danielle Rose Lemke; his mother Gwenivere D. Lemke; brothers RL Scott Lemke (and wife Amy), Todd Raymond Lemke (and wife Sandy), and Bradley Stephen Lemke; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by infant daughter Vivian Leigh Lemke and father Raymond L. Lemke.

Memories from Colleagues

Tyler, my talented and loyal brother, had been at the magazine for over 25 years (holding jobs like sales, design, accounting, IT, and more) Tyler was the original creator of HER Magazine and Bride & Groom Magazine. He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend who put others first. He believed in the individual and freely gave everyone his time and expertise. His absence is a great loss at work and an irreplaceable loss for our family.

—Todd Lemke (publisher)

Tyler was extremely funny and loved to poke fun at himself. He had a great sense of humor and could have me laughing so hard, I had tears. He loved to try new things that were organic and natural. I remember all his different smoothies over the years, and how he loved to talk about using coconut oil; him sneaking around eating chocolate from anyone that had some sitting out; and talking to me about his online dating funnies (and how funny women could be, and not be). Tyler was so very methodical—about anything from fixing your computer, to folding banners to go inside Best of Omaha envelopes, to explaining/showing each step through any particular process. He was so very smart and analytical. He had a funny voicemail that he is rarely in the office, but he was actually almost always here. I will miss him terribly.

—Sandy Matson (assistant to the publisher)

After nearly 17 years working together, I have a ton of stories about Tyler. Tyler was one person I sought counsel from—for everything. From personal life to health, computing, or buying a car, he was informed and always did his due diligence. I took it for granted that he would always be there because he was. He made me laugh, question many of my preconceived ideas, and introduced me to the “Illuminati” ;). I never once saw him be cruel, mean, or disrespectful to anyone. He asked me every single day if I was OK, “Do you need anything?” and I’m pretty sure he did that to everyone. I wish I would have asked him the same more often. I traveled a bit with Sarah on shoots and we would talk about her dad from time to time. I would tell her, “ I love your dad,” not realizing I really meant it. Tyler became a brother of mine and I’ll miss him dearly. RIP Tyler, we love you, buddy.

—Bill Sitzmann (associate publisher)

I never had a dull moment with Tyler. I loved his quirky humor and sage-like wisdom when it came to all things tech. Every time I heard him coming to the art room door, I knew I’d be laughing and we’d be trying to outdo each other’s dry jokes. He knew how to make us laugh during the most intense weeks of magazine upload. A handful of times, when he would ask “can I help you,” we would randomly joke about wanting Raising Cane’s, and he’d go out secretly bringing meals back to the art room. Anytime I ever needed computer equipment or art materials, he always went out of his way to make sure I got it—even if that meant coming in on the weekend to get things up and running. In the two and a half years I worked with him, he was there almost every day, and I knew I could count on him if I needed help with anything. There was even a time he raced back after 5 p.m. on a Friday upload day to recover a file I accidentally deleted. Tyler definitely felt like an uncle to me. I will deeply miss his kung fu in the hallways, scaring him at the front door, and racing him to the last donut.

—Derek Joy (senior designer)


Published in the May 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine, this is a condensed version of colleagues’ tributes to Tyler Lemke. The full version can be found at https://omahamagazine.com/articles/tyler-lemke-in-memoriam/.

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Tyler Lemke and daughters, Danielle and Sarah

Tyler Lemke and daughters, Danielle and Sarah

May 2019 Instagram

April 18, 2019 by

Here are the nine images featured in our November/December issue. Click on the photos to view the contributors’ Instagram accounts. Include the hashtag #OmahaMagazine with your Instagram photos to be featured in the next issue of Omaha Magazine.

Follow Omaha Magazine on social media via InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. Find us at @omahamagazine.


Truck in Hamburg flood

@helpforhamburg

evening view of Woodmen Tower

@jfnlife

lone deer in snowy road

@huskertiara

photographer with camera in smoke

@colinhollers

downtown panda house during nighttime snowstorm

@pgairson

trees at sunset during flood scene

@lolasblest

The Lumineers onstage

@sarxcasey

Downtown slides at Gene Leahy Mall

@topher.lynn

snowy Cemetery with angel

@wanderrockphotography


This article was printed in the May 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

May 2019 Between the Lines

April 17, 2019 by

Julius Fredrick Contributing Writer

Julius Fredrick

When not obsessively curating Spotify playlists or wiping away a single cathartic tear from the corner of his eye at the end of a good read, Julius Fredrick can often be found at the zoo giving unsolicited tours to his friends and family. He enjoys food cut into triangles (pizza, quesadillas, finger sandwiches, etc.), and poorly delivering the misheard lyrics of his favorite artists (David Bowie and Kendrick Lamar). With degrees in English, anthropology, and psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Fredrick is inspired by the mysteries of the human condition and seeks to better understand both himself and the people around him, however clumsy the pursuit may seem.

Kate SmithEditorial Intern

Kate Smith

Kate Smith is an aspiring lifelong learner. Currently studying journalism, political science, and French at Creighton University, she has always had a strong connection with words. The self-proclaimed bookworm takes any opportunity she can to read or write. Smith hopes to pursue a career in news reporting and conduct research. Omaha is her home—with the restaurants, art galleries, and outdoor spaces she loves so much—but she also loves to travel. In 2018, Smith finally saw the ocean for the first time and she was swept off her feet. When she’s not studying, exploring, or traveling, Smith spends her free time challenging her mom to games of Scrabble, spending time with family, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, taking care of her plants, and playing volleyball with friends.

Sarah LemkeContributing Photographer

Sarah Lemke

Sarah is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Omaha studying journalism and anthropology with an emphasis in creative media. Lemke began working as assistant to photographer Bill Sitzmann in 2012, and she has contributed photography to Omaha Magazine since 2013. Lemke also operates her own photography business; she previously worked as the photo editor for Fat Brain Toys and photographer for radio station KZUM in Lincoln. On top of being a federally licensed drone pilot, she is an avid motorcycle rider (a trait inherited from both of her parents), a dog fanatic, and a music enthusiast. You can often find her bowling terribly at West Lanes mid-week with her friends and winning first place in Mario Kart.

Tim TrudellContributing Writer

Tim Trudell

Tim Trudell remembers hammering out his version of a neighborhood newspaper on an old typewriter his parents gave him as a childhood gift. After actually entering the journalism profession, he wrote stories ranging from national news to local sports. He has worked in community news in Papillion, Ralston, and Gretna. He is now a full-time freelance writer and online content creator (working primarily with magazines and newspapers). Trudell is the co-creator, photographer, editor, and writer for the travel blog The Walking Tourists (thewalkingtourists.com). He and his wife, Lisa, are co-authors of 100 Things to Do in Omaha Before You Die and the upcoming Unique Eats and Eateries of Omaha. Trudell is about to start working on a new book, 100 Things to Do in Nebraska Before You Die.


This article was printed in the May 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Bunnies, Ponies, and Concerts Abound

April 3, 2019 by

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Horse and rider jumping over rails

Thursday, April 4 to Sunday, April 7:

Kick off the bad-weather blues with a little pony show—or rather, a very large horse show. The Burlington Capital International Omaha is back and more popular than ever. Socialize, shop, dine, party, and watch some of the best horses and riders in the Midwest compete for top prizes in three categories: the Grand Prix jumping contest, InIt2WinIt speed jumping series finale, and the Dressage Team Challenge. Did we mention it’s all under one roof at the CHI Health Center Omaha? So regardless of the weather, you can still enjoy watching these majestic animals and their skilled riders take over the arena. For the full schedule of events, gallop over here.

Nebraska flood scene from above

Thursday, April 4 to Friday, April 5:

You know I can’t resist the combination of entertainment for a good cause. The Nebraska Flood Relief Benefit Concert at The Jewell, in partnership with the Nebraska Community Foundation, is donating 100 percent of ticket sales and proceeds from this weekend’s concert to Nebraska flood relief. There’s a $10 minimum donation (feel free to give more), and the musicians and artists are donating their time. Oh, haven’t I mentioned them yet? Both nights include some serious Omaha heavy-hitters, including Aly Peeler, Andrew Bailie, Jocelyn, and Miwi La Lupa (shameless story plug here). There are so many other incredible performers, you’ll want to be there both nights. For a full list of the artists, go here. To purchase tickets now, click here.

Bunny in grass with colorful eggs

Saturday, April 6:

It’s bunny time at the Easter Egg-stravaganza at Urban Abbey this weekend! Bring the whole family out to pet the bunnies and receive your first Easter egg of the season. You can also create your own little microgreen garden, thanks to the folks from The Big Garden. Their mission is to cultivate food security by developing community gardens, creating opportunities to serve, and providing education on issues related to hunger. The Big Garden and Urban Abbey want to help Omaha “grow.” Learn more about the event here.

Jessica Errett, Danny Burns, Lee Gambrel, Todd Partridge

Saturday, April 6:

Want to have a truly unique experience tonight? Then the (free!) Danny Burns & the Disagreements CD Release Show at Down Under Lounge is where you need to be. This is the debut solo release from Danny Burns, who plays all of the instruments and does all of the singing on this record. However, for this show he put together a killer all-star band, including Jessica Errett (All Young Girls are Machine Guns), Lee Gambrel (Electroliners), and Todd Partridge (King Of The Tramps). This is the only live performance by this particular quartet, so don’t miss it! As if that weren’t enough, King Of The Tramps and Kait Berreckman are also performing. Get the lowdown, dirty details here.

Committee meeting for poetry selection

Sunday, April 7:

Another free concert, you say? Why yes, there is. Opera Omaha’s Poetry & Music Project Concert at KANEKO is the culmination of a partnership with Nebraska Writers Collective and Luna Composition Lab. Last fall, students from Nebraska and Iowa were invited to submit works of poetry on themes of creativity and community. Composer alumni from the Luna Composition Lab project selected eight pieces to set to music from this pool of submissions, culminating in this hour-long concert. Please register here.

March/April 2019 Instagram

February 25, 2019 by

Here are the nine images featured in our March/April 2019 issue. Click on the photos to view the contributors’ Instagram accounts. Include the hashtag #OmahaMagazine with your Instagram photos to be featured in the next issue of Omaha Magazine.

Follow Omaha Magazine on social media via InstagramFacebook, and Twitter. Find us at @omahamagazine.

rickety barn in field, blue sky

@lolasblest

Yellow fluted flower with water droplets

@alisontopphotography

backpack/lantern in snow, water's edge

@alexvielee

snowy street Council Bluffs, Iowa, nighttime

@hayleyocho

leafless tree in snow during sunset

@kdkader

Omaha's First National Tower at night

@sixhexsix

two people leaning on mailboxes/heads inside TVs

@alexispateraxx

bridge over Missouri River at sunset

@mitchellleephotography

carousel coming out of phone

@eternal_and_unchanging

About the Cover

February 20, 2019 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Four states (Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, and Idaho) prohibit hemp-derived CBD following the recent legalization of hemp at the federal level. On Jan. 24, Idaho State Police busted a truck driver transporting 6,701 pounds of cannabis from Oregon to Colorado. The Idaho State Police say it’s marijuana. The Colorado-based company, Big Sky Scientific, says the shipment is industrial hemp for CBD. Meanwhile, the driver is stuck in limbo, facing a mandatory punishment of at least five years in prison and a minimum fine of $15,000. Marijuana and hemp are different varieties of the same plant, cannabis sativa. While marijuana is cultivated for high THC content, hemp has less than 0.3 percent THC. 

Omaha Magazine March/April 2019 cover, featuring a marijuana leaf in a drop of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil with text reading: The Hazy Legality of CBD, Hemp, Cannabis-What's legal? What's not?


Learn more about the legality of CBD in Nebraska from the cover story of the March/April 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine“‘CBD Madness’ Sweeps Nebraska.”

Read other Nebraskan perspectives on the medical use of cannabis (from which CBD is derived) in this online exclusive content, “2019 Medical Cannabis Op-Eds: From the Governor, a Colonel, and a Drug Dealer.” 

Additionally, the print edition’s editor letter discusses the medical side of CBD. It excerpts an interview with a Nebraska mother whose son takes CBD for severe seizures, “Legal CBD, Medical Cannabis, and in Between.”

March/April 2019 Exhibitions

February 19, 2019 by and

This calendar was printed in the March/April 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.


Exhibitions

Jeremy Caniglia: Into Purer Light
Through March 8 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Creighton Alumnus Caniglia will show his latest figurative works, which are an exploratory journey into the Greek concept of the afterlife. Admission: free. 402-280-2509.
creighton.edu

Juried UNO Studio Art Majors
Through March 29 at UNO Art Gallery, 6505 University Drive S. Visitors can view works by UNO students studying various forms of art. Admission: free. 402-554-2796.
unomaha.edu

Effects of PTSD
Through March 30 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. This exhibit will feature works by artist Elizabeth Boutin that explore the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Admission: free. 402-595-2122.
artscouncil.nebraska.gov

Painting titled "AFTER" by Elizabeth Boutin, featuring American flag in triangle box, two roses on sliver platter, a crumpled note with writing, and a bug

AFTER, Elizabeth Boutin

Mary Zicafoose: Alchemy of Color and Cloth
Through April 6 at Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, 505 S. 45th St. This exhibit showcases Mary Zicafoose’s woven tapestries and collographic monoprints, largely curated from two of her recent bodies of work: Fault Lines and Mountain for the Buddha. Admission: free. 402-559-5600.
maryzicafoose.com

Nebraska 8 Invitational
Through April 7 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. The Nebraska 8 Invitational features the work of eight contemporary artists associated with Nebraska: Wanda Ewing, Catherine Ferguson, Sheila Hicks, Gail Kendall, Jacqueline Kluver, Karen Kunc, Christina Narwicz, and Mary Zicafoose. Admission: free. 402-305-1510.
gallery1516.org

Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship, and Smarts
Through April 14 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Children can test their skills by throwing footballs and baseballs; take aim on the mini soccer, hockey, and basketball courts; attempt a CrossFit course; or bump, set, and spike on multi-level volleyball nets. Admission: $13 children and adults, $12 seniors (60+), free for children under 2 and members. 402-342-6164.
ocm.org

Human Condition
Through May 2 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. This exhibit provides audiences with sculpture and photography that explore physical and psychological experiences. Admission: free. 402-341-3800.
thekaneko.org

A giant human male head made from dollar bills

Human Condition at KANEKO

30 Americans
Through May 5 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Over 60 works by contemporary African-American artists focus on important issues of racial, gender, and sexual identity; ongoing narratives of racial inequality in the United States; poverty; racial stereotyping; and the power of protest. Admission: $10 adults, $5 college students, free for members and ages 17 or younger. 402-342-3300.
joslyn.org

Artist group shot, 30 Americans artists (featuring 16 people, mostly standing)

30 Americans artist group

Dinosaur UpROAR
Through May 12 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This exhibit will feature 20 life-sized dinosaur installations positioned throughout the garden, where massive creations by Guy Darrough will appear right at home nestled among jungle-like landscapes and plant fossils. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and members. 402-346-4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Chris Cassimatis featuring Larry Roots and Kenny Adkins
March 1-April 24 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. Sculpture artist Chris Cassimatis is showcased in this exhibit, which also features painter and sculptor Larry Roots and mixed-media artist Kenny Adkins. Admission: free. 402-502-8737.
modernartsmidtown.com

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
March 2-June 23 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, this exhibit explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, and for the people.” It features engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian and state historical organizations. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children 3-12, and free to children 2 and under and members. 402-444-5071.
durhammuseum.org

Invisible Synonyms
March 8-April 26 at Amplify Arts, 1804 Vinton St. This exhibit invites the viewer to slow down and scan the surface of the everyday. Artists David Knox, Josh Johnson, and Ella Weber choose the raw material of familiar language and found objects to locate the connective tissue between disparate or unseen elements. Admission: free. 402-996-1092.
amplifyarts.org

Alison O’Daniel’s Heavy Air and Lui Shtini’s Tempos
April 4-June 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. O’Daniel creates cinema, performances, sound-dampening textiles, sculptures, mobiles, and large-scale installations that intend to visualize what it means to not have complete access to sound. Shtini is presenting his first solo institutional exhibition in the Unites States. His painting technique engages his surfaces through layers of underpainting and brushstrokes while his drawings extend how one might look at charcoal and graphite. Admission: free. 402-341-7130.
bemiscenter.org

oil on board, black, white, and gray

Skin III, Lui Shtini

BFA Thesis Exhibition
April 5-28 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Visual arts students will display their thesis work at this exhibition. Admission: free. 402-280-2290.
creighton.edu

Carolyn Albracht & Jennifer Radil: Depth & Accumulation
April 5-June 2 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Painters Carolyn Albracht and Jennifer Radil sift through the ebb-and-flow nature of their medium, self, the stories people create, and the balance of depth and frivolity. Admission: free. 402-595-2122.
artscouncil.nebraska.gov


March/April 2019 Stage Performances

This calendar was printed in the January/February 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.


Stage Performances

The Connections Series: Colonel’s Chicken
Through March 2 at Weber Fine Arts Building, 6505 University Drive S. Demi wanders into a Colonel’s Chicken restaurant looking for easy comfort after being dumped by her boyfriend. But when invited to step beyond the “Employees Only” door, she finds another thing entirely. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $16-$20, free for UNO students. 402-554-7529.
etix.com

On Your Feet!
Through March 3 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The captivating story of Latina star Gloria Estefan’s rise to fame will be loaded with Estefan’s infectious pop classics. Times vary. Tickets: $35-$99. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Thumbelina
Through March 3 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Thumbelina is a flower-sized girl determined to discover the true meaning of friendship. Her magical, thumb-sized adventure will find any child swimming with fish and flying with sparrows with the use of inventive puppetry and innovative design. Times vary. Tickets: $12, $10 for members. 402-345-4849.
rosetheater.org

The Doll Maker’s Gift
Through March 10 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This performance showcases the journey of Nora, an imaginative Russian-Jewish girl who is left behind as her family flees to safety in America. While her family gathers funds to reunite them, Nora stays with a kind doll maker who shows her that all obstacles can be overcome with the help of good friends and community. Times vary. Tickets: $20. 402-345-4849.
rosetheater.org

Of Mice and Men
Through March 17 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Based on the critically acclaimed novel by John Steinbeck, this play follows George and Lennie as they dream of making enough money to buy their own land. When a crime is accidentally committed, the two men are faced with a moral predicament in one of the most powerful and devastating stories of the 20th century. Times vary. Tickets: $40. 402-533-0800.
omahaplayhouse.com

Two men as Lennie and George onstage, playing cards

Of Mice and Men

The Bridges of Madison County
March 1-24 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. The Bridges of Madison County is a sweeping love story about an emotional yet brief love affair. A National Geographic photographer seeks directions to an iconic covered bridge from local housewife. Their immediate connection takes them both by surprise, and ultimately changes them forever. Times vary. Tickets: $24-$42. 402-553-0800.
omahaplayhouse.com

Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour
March 6 & 7 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This hard-rock musical captures the iconic era known as the 1980s. Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock ’n’ roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. The show features the music of Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among other bands. 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets: $35-$75. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

PJ Masks Live: Save the Day!
March 18 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and their new friend PJ Robot try to save the day from the sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja, and Luna Girl in this live-action performance. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35-$55, $110 VIP. 402-934-6291.
ralstonarena.com

Air Play
March 16 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$30. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Jess Hilarious
March 19 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. This comedian is best known to television viewers for her appearances on season nine of MTV’s Wild ’N Out as well as various shows on VH1, and BET. She has also opened for Martin Lawrence. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30-$40. 402-493-8036.
omaha.funnybone.com

Capturing the Impossible with Filmmaker Bryan Smith
March 19 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Smith loves an extreme challenge—especially if it involves frostbite, angry locals with machetes, or ice climbing Niagara Falls. In this performance, he shows audience members what it means to adventure with purpose. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $11-$27. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Indecent
March 21-April 14 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. Times vary. Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors (65+). 402-345-1576.
bluebarn.org

Winnie-The-Pooh
March 22-April 7 at the Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Pooh spends his days searching for honey, doing his exercises, and playing with his best friends. One day, the group learns that a new animal will be moving into the forest, one that Rabbit fears might be dangerous—a kangaroo! The group’s plan to avoid this bouncy animal changes when they actually meet Kanga and her child Roo and learn just how much fun new members of the community can be. Tickets: $20. 402-345-4849.
rosetheater.org

Steve-O
March 22-23 at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. This funny man, of Jackass fame, has also appeared in the spin-off Wildboyz, Dancing with the Stars, and Killer Karaoke for truTV. The veteran stand-up performer is sure to entertain audiences. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$50. 402-493-8036.
omaha.funnybone.com

Steve-O (wearing glasses) head shot, black background and shirt

Steve-O

My Favorite Murder Live
March 24 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. An evening with the creators of this hit true crime comedy podcast will be one-of-a-kind. The podcast has broken download records and steadily landed on the iTunes Top 10 comedy chart. Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and TV writer; Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host on the Cooking Channel. 8 p.m. Limited tickets available. Contact Omaha Performing Arts directly for prices. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Aubree Sweeney
April 27 at at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This nationally touring comedian and animal advocate returns to her home state. Note: This is event is the rescheduled date from the cancelled Sept. 27 show. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402-934-6291.
ralstonarena.com

Come From Away
March 27-31 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This new musical tells the tale of 7,000 passengers stranded in Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001, when their airplanes were suspended due to terrorist activities. Tickets: $32-$110. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Legally Blonde: The Musical
March 27-31 at Lied Education Center, 2500 California Plaza. This story is about Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. Throughout the story, no one has faith in Elle, but she manages to surprise them all. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 students, $15 senior citizens, $18 adults. 402-280-1448.
creighton.edu

Christopher Titus
March 28 at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. Titus’ Fifth Annual “End of the World” tour is a hard, but funny, look at the world since Sept. 11, 2001. His daughter is learning colors from the terrorist alert rainbow. She thinks Winnie the Pooh is a medium threat. He will tell the audience why. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$35. 402-493-8036.
omaha.funnybone.com

comedian Christopher Titus in leather jacket, head shot

Christopher Titus

Jay Leno
March 29 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Leno is a stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder, philanthropist, and Emmy Award winner. He spent more than two decades as host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tickets: $59-$129. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Les Enfants Terribles
April 3, 5, 7, 13, and 14 at Mastercraft Building, 1111 N. 13th St. Composer Philip Glass based this opera on the work of Jean Cocteau. Siblings Paul and Lise are cut off from the world and dangerously dependent on each other. The psychological game that intertwines their lives twists inevitably to tragedy. Times vary. Tickets: $60. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Rumors in the Kitchen
April 4-20 at Apollon, 1801 Vinton St. It is the Edwardian age, the Titanic has sunk, and rumors are flying. The kitchen staff hears all in this old English manor, but which rumors are true and which ones are rubbish? The audience will wade through all the rumors in the kitchen to seek out the truth. Tickets: $35. 402-884-0135.
apollonomaha.com

The Wolves
April 10-13, 17-20 at UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building, 6001 Dodge Street. A group of nine female soccer players discuss everything from Harry Potter to menstruation during their weekly warm-ups. Tickets: $16 adults, free to students. $6 adults on April 10, 11, and 17. 402-554-7529.
unomaha.edu

Drew Lynch
April 11-13 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. Drew Lynch has been on The Dr. Oz Show, and most notably, was runner-up on season 10 of America’s Got Talent (he lost to some puppets). Times vary. Tickets: $25-$50. 402-493-8036.
omaha.funnybone.com

Faust
April 12 & 14 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. In despair the aging and regretful scholar Faust makes a deal with the devil for an ill-fated chance at youth, vitality, and love. 7:30 p.m. April 12, 2 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $19-$99. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

One Man, Two Guvnors
April 12-May 5 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Francis becomes employed by two men after being out of work, and he goes to great lengths to serve both employers without them finding out about each other. But cases of mistaken identity and the introduction of several unusual characters begin to thwart his plan. 7:30 p.m. evenings, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets: $24-$42. 402-553-0800.
omahaplayhouse.com

When Women Ruled the World
April 16 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens. Cleopatra used her sexuality and her money to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $11-$27. 402-345-0606.
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Steve Martin and Martin Short
April 18 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Two legends come together on one stage. Martin has earned an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Short started on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. These actors have worked together on modern classic films such as Three Amigos and Father of the Bride.  7 p.m. Tickets: $49.25-$225.25. 402-345-0606.
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T.J. Miller
April 18-20 at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. This comedian can be seen in Office Christmas Party opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and Deadpool 2. He has also voiced Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated How To Train Your Dragon. Times vary. Tickets: $25-$50. 402-493-8036.
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Paul Taylor Dance Co.
April 20 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This widely known dance company experienced a major change last year when founder Paul Taylor died and longtime dancer Michael Novak became artistic director. The company will perform Taylor’s repertoire during this performance in their 65th year. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$40. 402-345-0606.
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School of Rock
April 23-28 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This musical, based on the hit film, follows a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This musical features new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber along with the original songs from the movie. Times vary. Tickets: $35+. 402-345-0606.
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Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal
April 24-28 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s first ice show. The misfit Crystal dives into a world of her own imagination to become confident, curious, and creative. The show features acrobatics, juggling, and other signature Cirque events. Times vary. Tickets: $41-$145. 402-341-1500.
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man suspended from arm harness, holding woman skater midair

Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal

Knowing Good and Evil
April 25-28 at Lied Education Center, 2500 California Plaza. This ballet presents the implied temptation of Eve when the Devil presented her with the forbidden fruit which is taken from the verse “you will not surely die, but be like God knowing good and evil.” 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 students, $15 senior citizens, $18 adults. 402-280-1448.
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Dragons Love Tacos
April 26-May 12 at the Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. In this adaptation of Adam Rubin’s book, audiences meet Boy—and his faithful fido, Leroy—as the pair wrestle with a particularly stubborn homework problem. During a break, they discover a documentary about dragons and their favorite food (tacos), and they are soon interested in the dos and don’ts of serving tasty treats to big beasts. Tickets: $20. 402-345-4849.
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March/April 2019 Calendar of Events

Exhibitions
Stage Performances
Concerts
Family & More

Exhibitions

Jeremy Caniglia: Into Purer Light
Through March 8 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Creighton Alumnus Caniglia will show his latest figurative works, which are an exploratory journey into the Greek concept of the afterlife. Admission: free. 402-280-2509.
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Juried UNO Studio Art Majors
Through March 29 at UNO Art Gallery, 6505 University Drive S. Visitors can view works by UNO students studying various forms of art. Admission: free. 402-554-2796.
unomaha.edu

Effects of PTSD
Through March 30 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. This exhibit will feature works by artist Elizabeth Boutin that explore the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. Admission: free. 402-595-2122.
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Flag folded in triangle painting

AFTER, Elizabeth Boutin

Mary Zicafoose: Alchemy of Color and Cloth
Through April 6 at Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, 505 S. 45th St. This exhibit showcases Mary Zicafoose’s woven tapestries and collographic monoprints, largely curated from two of her recent bodies of work: Fault Lines and Mountain for the Buddha. Admission: free. 402-559-5600.
maryzicafoose.com

Nebraska 8 Invitational
Through April 7 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. The Nebraska 8 Invitational features the work of eight contemporary artists associated with Nebraska: Wanda Ewing, Catherine Ferguson, Sheila Hicks, Gail Kendall, Jacqueline Kluver, Karen Kunc, Christina Narwicz, and Mary Zicafoose. Admission: free. 402-305-1510.
gallery1516.org

Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship, and Smarts
Through April 14 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Children can test their skills by throwing footballs and baseballs; take aim on the mini soccer, hockey, and basketball courts; attempt a CrossFit course; or bump, set, and spike on multi-level volleyball nets. Admission: $13 children and adults, $12 seniors (60+), free for children under 2 and members. 402-342-6164.
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Human Condition
Through May 2 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. This exhibit provides audiences with sculpture and photography that explore physical and psychological experiences. Admission: free. 402-341-3800.
thekaneko.org

large macrame head made of money

Human Condition at KANEKO

30 Americans
Through May 5 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Over 60 works by contemporary African-American artists focus on important issues of racial, gender, and sexual identity; ongoing narratives of racial inequality in the United States; poverty; racial stereotyping; and the power of protest. Admission: $10 adults, $5 college students, free for members and ages 17 or younger. 402-342-3300.
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16 members of 30 Americans exhibit

30 Americans artist group

Dinosaur UpROAR
Through May 12 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This exhibit will feature 20 life-sized dinosaur installations positioned throughout the garden, where massive creations by Guy Darrough will appear right at home nestled among jungle-like landscapes and plant fossils. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and members. 402-346-4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Chris Cassimatis featuring Larry Roots and Kenny Adkins
March 1-April 24 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. Sculpture artist Chris Cassimatis is showcased in this exhibit, which also features painter and sculptor Larry Roots and mixed-media artist Kenny Adkins. Admission: free. 402-502-8737.
modernartsmidtown.com

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
March 2-June 23 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, this exhibit explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, and for the people.” It features engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian and state historical organizations. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children 3-12, and free to children 2 and under and members. 402-444-5071.
durhammuseum.org

Invisible Synonyms
March 8-April 26 at Amplify Arts, 1804 Vinton St. This exhibit invites the viewer to slow down and scan the surface of the everyday. Artists David Knox, Josh Johnson, and Ella Weber choose the raw material of familiar language and found objects to locate the connective tissue between disparate or unseen elements. Admission: free. 402-996-1092.
amplifyarts.org

Alison O’Daniel’s Heavy Air and Lui Shtini’s Tempos
April 4-June 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. O’Daniel creates cinema, performances, sound-dampening textiles, sculptures, mobiles, and large-scale installations that intend to visualize what it means to not have complete access to sound. Shtini is presenting his first solo institutional exhibition in the Unites States. His painting technique engages his surfaces through layers of underpainting and brushstrokes while his drawings extend how one might look at charcoal and graphite. Admission: free. 402-341-7130.
bemiscenter.org

Skin III piece, Lui Shtini

Skin III, Lui Shtini

BFA Thesis Exhibition
April 5-28 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Visual arts students will display their thesis work at this exhibition. Admission: free. 402-280-2290.
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Carolyn Albracht & Jennifer Radil: Depth & Accumulation
April 5-June 2 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Painters Carolyn Albracht and Jennifer Radil sift through the ebb-and-flow nature of their medium, self, the stories people create, and the balance of depth and frivolity. Admission: free. 402-595-2122.
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Stage Performances

The Connections Series: Colonel’s Chicken
Through March 2 at Weber Fine Arts Building, 6505 University Drive S. Demi wanders into a Colonel’s Chicken restaurant looking for easy comfort after being dumped by her boyfriend. But when invited to step beyond the “Employees Only” door, she finds another thing entirely. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $16-$20, free for UNO students. 402-554-7529.
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On Your Feet!
Through March 3 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The captivating story of Latina star Gloria Estefan’s rise to fame will be loaded with Estefan’s infectious pop classics. Times vary. Tickets: $35-$99. 402-345-0606.
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Thumbelina
Through March 3 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Thumbelina is a flower-sized girl determined to discover the true meaning of friendship. Her magical, thumb-sized adventure will find any child swimming with fish and flying with sparrows with the use of inventive puppetry and innovative design. Times vary. Tickets: $12, $10 for members. 402-345-4849.
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The Doll Maker’s Gift
Through March 10 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This performance showcases the journey of Nora, an imaginative Russian-Jewish girl who is left behind as her family flees to safety in America. While her family gathers funds to reunite them, Nora stays with a kind doll maker who shows her that all obstacles can be overcome with the help of good friends and community. Times vary. Tickets: $20. 402-345-4849.
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Of Mice and Men
Through March 17 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Based on the critically acclaimed novel by John Steinbeck, this play follows George and Lennie as they dream of making enough money to buy their own land. When a crime is accidentally committed, the two men are faced with a moral predicament in one of the most powerful and devastating stories of the 20th century. Times vary. Tickets: $40. 402-533-0800.
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two men onstage, Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

The Bridges of Madison County
March 1-24 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. The Bridges of Madison County is a sweeping love story about an emotional yet brief love affair. A National Geographic photographer seeks directions to an iconic covered bridge from local housewife. Their immediate connection takes them both by surprise, and ultimately changes them forever. Times vary. Tickets: $24-$42. 402-553-0800.
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Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour
March 6 & 7 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This hard-rock musical captures the iconic era known as the 1980s. Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock ’n’ roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. The show features the music of Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among other bands. 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets: $35-$75. 402-345-0606.
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PJ Masks Live: Save the Day!
March 18 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and their new friend PJ Robot try to save the day from the sneaky villains Romeo, Night Ninja, and Luna Girl in this live-action performance. 6 p.m. Tickets: $35-$55, $110 VIP. 402-934-6291.
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Air Play
March 16 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$30. 402-345-0606.
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Jess Hilarious
March 19 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. This comedian is best known to television viewers for her appearances on season nine of MTV’s Wild ’N Out as well as various shows on VH1, and BET. She has also opened for Martin Lawrence. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30-$40. 402-493-8036.
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Capturing the Impossible with Filmmaker Bryan Smith
March 19 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Smith loves an extreme challenge—especially if it involves frostbite, angry locals with machetes, or ice climbing Niagara Falls. In this performance, he shows audience members what it means to adventure with purpose. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $11-$27. 402-345-0606.
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Indecent
March 21-April 14 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. Inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. Times vary. Tickets: $35 adults, $30 seniors (65+). 402-345-1576.
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Winnie-The-Pooh
March 22-April 7 at the Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Pooh spends his days searching for honey, doing his exercises, and playing with his best friends. One day, the group learns that a new animal will be moving into the forest, one that Rabbit fears might be dangerous—a kangaroo! The group’s plan to avoid this bouncy animal changes when they actually meet Kanga and her child Roo and learn just how much fun new members of the community can be. Tickets: $20. 402-345-4849.
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Steve-O
March 22-23 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. This funny man, of Jackass fame, has also appeared in the spin-off Wildboyz, Dancing with the Stars, and Killer Karaoke for truTV. The veteran stand-up performer is sure to entertain audiences. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$50. 402-493-8036.
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Steve-O

Steve-O

My Favorite Murder Live
March 24 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. An evening with the creators of this hit true crime comedy podcast will be one-of-a-kind. The podcast has broken download records and steadily landed on the iTunes Top 10 comedy chart. Karen Kilgariff is a stand-up comedian and TV writer; Georgia Hardstark is a writer and host on the Cooking Channel. 8 p.m. Limited tickets available. Contact Omaha Performing Arts directly for prices. 402-345-0606.
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Aubree Sweeney
April 27 at at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This nationally touring comedian and animal advocate returns to her home state. Note: This is event is the rescheduled date from the cancelled Sept. 27 show. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402-934-6291.
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Come From Away
March 27-31 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This new musical tells the tale of 7,000 passengers stranded in Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001, when their airplanes were suspended due to terrorist activities. Tickets: $32-$110. 402-345-0606.
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Legally Blonde: The Musical
March 27-31 at Lied Education Center, 2500 California Plaza. This story is about Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. Throughout the story, no one has faith in Elle, but she manages to surprise them all. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 students, $15 senior citizens, $18 adults. 402-280-1448.
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Christopher Titus
March 28 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. Titus’ Fifth Annual “End of the World” tour is a hard, but funny, look at the world since Sept. 11, 2001. His daughter is learning colors from the terrorist alert rainbow. She thinks Winnie the Pooh is a medium threat. He will tell the audience why. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$35. 402-493-8036.
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Christopher Titus

Christopher Titus

Jay Leno
March 29 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Leno is a stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder, philanthropist, and Emmy Award winner. He spent more than two decades as host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tickets: $59-$129. 402-345-0606.
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Les Enfants Terribles
April 3, 5, 7, 13, and 14 at Mastercraft Building, 1111 N. 13th St. Composer Philip Glass based this opera on the work of Jean Cocteau. Siblings Paul and Lise are cut off from the world and dangerously dependent on each other. The psychological game that intertwines their lives twists inevitably to tragedy. Times vary. Tickets: $60. 402-345-0606.
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Rumors in the Kitchen
April 4-20 at Apollon, 1801 Vinton St. It is the Edwardian age, the Titanic has sunk, and rumors are flying. The kitchen staff hears all in this old English manor, but which rumors are true and which ones are rubbish? The audience will wade through all the rumors in the kitchen to seek out the truth. Tickets: $35. 402-884-0135.
apollonomaha.com

The Wolves
April 10-13, 17-20 at UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building, 6001 Dodge Street. A group of nine female soccer players discuss everything from Harry Potter to menstruation during their weekly warm-ups. Tickets: $16 adults, free to students. $6 adults on April 10, 11, and 17. 402-554-7529.
unomaha.edu

Drew Lynch
April 11-13 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. Drew Lynch has been on The Dr. Oz Show, and most notably, was runner-up on season 10 of America’s Got Talent (he lost to some puppets). Times vary. Tickets: $25-$50. 402-493-8036.
omaha.funnybone.com

Faust
April 12 & 14 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. In despair the aging and regretful scholar Faust makes a deal with the devil for an ill-fated chance at youth, vitality, and love. 7:30 p.m. April 12, 2 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $19-$99. 402-345-0606.
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One Man, Two Guvnors
April 12-May 5 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Francis becomes employed by two men after being out of work, and he goes to great lengths to serve both employers without them finding out about each other. But cases of mistaken identity and the introduction of several unusual characters begin to thwart his plan. 7:30 p.m. evenings, 2 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets: $24-$42. 402-553-0800.
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When Women Ruled the World
April 16 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Egyptologist Dr. Kara Cooney explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens. Cleopatra used her sexuality and her money to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $11-$27. 402-345-0606.
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Steve Martin and Martin Short
April 18 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Two legends come together on one stage. Martin has earned an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Short started on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. These actors have worked together on modern classic films such as Three Amigos and Father of the Bride.  7 p.m. Tickets: $49.25-$225.25. 402-345-0606.
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T.J. Miller
April 18-20 at Funnybone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St. This comedian can be seen in Office Christmas Party opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and Deadpool 2. He has also voiced Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated How To Train Your Dragon. Times vary. Tickets: $25-$50. 402-493-8036.
omaha.funnybone.com

Paul Taylor Dance Co.
April 20 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This widely known dance company experienced a major change last year when founder Paul Taylor died and longtime dancer Michael Novak became artistic director. The company will perform Taylor’s repertoire during this performance in their 65th year. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$40. 402-345-0606.
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School of Rock
April 23-28 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This musical, based on the hit film, follows a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This musical features new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber along with the original songs from the movie. Times vary. Tickets: $35+. 402-345-0606.
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Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal
April 24-28 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Crystal is Cirque du Soleil’s first ice show. The misfit Crystal dives into a world of her own imagination to become confident, curious, and creative. The show features acrobatics, juggling, and other signature Cirque events. Times vary. Tickets: $41-$145. 402-341-1500.
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Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal aerial performers

Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal

Knowing Good and Evil
April 25-28 at Lied Education Center, 2500 California Plaza. This ballet presents the implied temptation of Eve when the Devil presented her with the forbidden fruit which is taken from the verse “you will not surely die, but be like God knowing good and evil.” 7:30 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $5 students, $15 senior citizens, $18 adults. 402-280-1448.
creighton.edu

Dragons Love Tacos
April 26-May 12 at the Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. In this adaptation of Adam Rubin’s book, audiences meet Boy—and his faithful fido, Leroy—as the pair wrestle with a particularly stubborn homework problem. During a break, they discover a documentary about dragons and their favorite food (tacos), and they are soon interested in the dos and don’ts of serving tasty treats to big beasts. Tickets: $20. 402-345-4849.
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CONCERTS

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony
March 1 & 2 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The summation of Brahms’ entire career, his Fourth Symphony is an intense and exciting tribute to the musical masters who came before him. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$72. 402-345-0202.
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Dierks Bentley: “Burning Man Tour”
March 2 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Bentley will perform with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Hot Country Knights. 7 p.m. Tickets: $34.75+. 402-341-1500.
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Dylan Scott
Mar. 6 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. An old soul with a young spirit, Scott is an up-and-coming country star known for his cover of the song “My Girl.” Texas-born Cash Campbell will open. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advance, $28 day of show. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

KISS: “End of the World Tour”
March 7 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock ’n’ roll legends, KISS will take their final tour ever in 2019. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29.50-$1,000. 402-341-1500.
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the band KISS

KISS

Awadagin Pratt
March 7 at Strauss Performing Arts UNO, 6001 Dodge St. Among his generation of concert artists, pianist Awadagin Pratt is acclaimed for his musical insight and intensely involving performances in recital and with symphony orchestras. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: general admission $15, students, seniors, and military members $8. 402-345-0606.
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Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
March 9 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Bridging the gap between rock ‘n’ roll, roadhouse Americana, and the music sound of the southwestern United States, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have carved their own path over 15 years. 9 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402-884-5353.
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Unforgettable Nat & Natalie
March 9 & 10 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Celebrated vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels combine their talents with the Omaha Symphony to pay tribute to music legends Natalie and Nat King Cole. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $19-$89. 402-345-0606.
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Hector Anchondo Band 
March 10 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Anchondo’s 2017 album Roll the Dice immediately made major waves on blues charts and blues radio worldwide, hitting the top 25 on the Living Blues chart, and he has a new one on the way. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 advanced, $10 day of show. 402-884-5707.
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Chelsea Cutler
March 14 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Fresh off the release of her latest project Sleeping With Roses II, Cutler is set to go back out on the road for her first world tour in spring 2019. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced, $18 day of show. 402-884-5353.
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Veronica Swift Scott 
March 14 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. Singer Veronica Swift is quickly making her mark on the jazz world. Featuring the Benny Green Trio. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $40. 402-345-0606.
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Night of Nostalgia
March 16 at Marian Performing Arts Center, 7400 Military Ave. Nebraska Brass Band features a night of nostalgia, playing hits from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. 6 p.m. Admission: free. 402-571-2618.
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
March 16 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Experience the unparalleled magic and imagination of E.T. complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync with the film projected on a huge HD screen. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$89. 402-345-0606.
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Mt. Joy 
March 16 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Mt. Joy’s infectious folk-rock started off as a rekindling of shared musical ambitions between Philadelphia high school friends, Matt Quinn and Sam Cooper. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402-884-5353.
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The Temptations and The Four Tops 
March 20 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Two Motown legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees entertain with an evening of their hit songs that helped define a generation. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50. 402-345-0606.
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Justin Timberlake: “The Man of the Woods Tour”
March 23 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This is the sixth concert tour by the American singer-songwriter. This concert is rescheduled from Dec. 8, 2018. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $51.50 to $227. 402-341-1500.
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Justin Timberlake promo

Justin Timberlake

Oh Pep!
March 25 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Australian band Oh Pep! have always been as driven as they are creative. They will soon release their second full-length album, I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402-884-5707.
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Jerry Paper
March 26 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Jerry Paper is the creative persona of Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lucas Nathan. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402-884-5707.
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Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour
March 26 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This tour features Cécile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$40. 402-345-0606.
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Ripe Tour 2019
March 26 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Siphoning the spirits of rock, funk, R&B, jazz, and pop through a kaleidoscope of unpredictable and virtuosic improvisation, the Boston-based seven-piece Ripe consistently bring people to their feet. 8 p.m. Tickets: $14. 402-884-5353.
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Mitch Towne
March 27 & 28 at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. Mitch Towne is a Grammy-nominated keyboardist and touring musician. This show will feature saxophonist Adam Larson. Times vary. Tickets: $15. 917-748-4337.
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Switchfoot
March 28 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. California rock band Switchfoot is back on the road with Tyson Motsenbocker opening. The “Native Tongue Tour” is in support to the band’s eleventh full-length studio album. 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402-346-9802.
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The Kings Company
March 30 at Barley St. Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St. The three-piece alternative rock band from Bellevue will play with About Face. 9 p.m. Tickets: $5. 402-408-0028.
barleystreet.com

Trevor Hall
March 31 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Hall’s music is an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae, and Sanskrit chanting, conveying a refreshing universal message. 7:15 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced, $25 day of show. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

Hand Habits
April 1 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. What started as a private songwriting outlet soon evolved into a full-fledged band with Meg Duffy at the helm. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 advanced, $10 day of show. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

Meg Duffy of Hand Habits

Meg Duffy of Hand Habits

Mansionair
April 1 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Sydney-based trio Mansionair made their debut with breakout hit “Hold Me Down,” which made radio waves from the clubs around the world. 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402-884-5707.
reverblounge.com

Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers
April 2 at O’Leaver’s Pub, 1322 Saddle Creek Road. The Against Me! lead singer and her new trio are touring in support of their Bought to Rot debut album. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22.50. 402-556-1238.
localstubs.com

Telekinesis
April 4 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The fifth full-length album from Telekinesis (Michael Benjamin Lerner) is perfect, unfussy power pop. Producer Joseph LeMay will also perform, sharing his personal trials, tribulations, and triumphs under the moniker SONTALK. 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekinesis

Michael Benjamin Lerner of Telekinesis

Glenn Miller Orchestra
April 5 at IWCC Arts Center, 2700 College Road. They’re the most sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements.The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30-$39, seniors, $27-$36. 712-388-7140.
artscenter.iwcc.edu

Terrace Martin and Friends
April 5 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. Musician, producer, and rapper Terrace Martin puts a fresh spin on funk, jazz and classic music. The Los Angeles artist has lent his skills to artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg, 9th Wonder, Talib Kweli and many others. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dance
April 5 & 6 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances headlines a program that includes Brahms’ majestic and masterful Piano Concerto No. 1, and a grand waltz from MGM’s 1949 Madame Bovary. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$72. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Velvet Caravan
April 6 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. This group blends gypsy, honky-tonk, swing, and Latin-upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Durand Jones & The Indications
April 7 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This young band of twenty-somethings conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, and The Impressions. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402-884-5353.
waitingroomlounge.com

Fascinating Rhythm: An Evening With George Gershwin
April 7 at First Central Congregational Church, 421 S. 36th St. Gershwin is one of the most recognizable and prolific composers of all time. The MasterSingers will sing their way through his impressive catalogue of classics. 6 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402-345-1533.
firstcentral.org

Blac Rabbit
April 10 at The Slowdown, 720 N. 14th St. Blac Rabbit is a psychedelic rock band created by Amiri and Rahiem Taylor. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 day of show. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

members of Blac Rabbit

Blac Rabbit

Alan Jackson: “Honky Tonk Highway Tour”
April 13 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This concert is rescheduled from September. Country music hitmaker Randy Houser is the special guest. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.99-$129.99. 402-341-1500.
chihealthcenteromaha.com

Whiskey Myers
April 13 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Fueled by larger-than-life performances honed tight from countless nights on the road, the band’s latest album Mud finds them scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship. With Bones Owens opening. 8 p.m. Tickets: $27 advanced, $30 day of show. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

The John Mellencamp Show
April 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Grammy-winning rocker Mellencamp was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$353.25. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Damian McGinty
April 16 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Irish singer-songwriter-actor McGinty is best known for his work with the Irish supergroup Celtic Thunder. His solo work is vibrant, joyful, pop-infused music. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$100. 402-884-5707.
reverblounge.com

Sasami
April 18 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Los Angeles songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth, aka SASAMI, writes songs that will put a little bounce in your step, sometimes despite the subject matter. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 day of show. 402-884-5707.
reverblounge.com

Ben Rector Magic Tour
April 20 at Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. Rector is a songwriter, singer, fellow internet user, and former Newy Lewis and the Hues frontman. 8 p.m. Tickets: $34.50. 402-346-9802.
sokolauditorium.com

Band Build
April 21 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This is a live music showcase organized by Omaha Habitat Young Professionals. The eighth annual benefit concert will feature Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal and CJ Mills. 402-345-7569.
theslowdown.com

Lady Lamb
April 22 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Aly Spaltro, better known by her stage name Lady Lamb, is a songwriter and musician who started writing music while working at her local video store in Maine. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced, $17 day of show. 402-884-5707.
reverblounge.com

The Midtown Men
April 27 & 28 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The original stars of Broadway’s runaway hit Jersey Boys are taking the country by storm with a whole new musical act that celebrates the music of the 1960s. 7:30 p.m. April 27, 2 p.m. April 28. Tickets: $19-$89. 402-345-0606.
ticketomaha.com

Celebrate Jazz!
April 26 at Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St. Part concert, part jam session, and all improvisation, this concert features the soothing and sizzling sounds of Omaha Conservatory of Music faculty artists and special guests. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402-932-4978.
omahacm.org

Shower Me Blue
April 27 at Barley St. Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St. This trio is a global gumbo of original, heavy blues rock music out of Boulder, Colorado. 9 p.m. Admission: $5. 402-408-0028.
barleystreet.com

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Family & More

Benson First Friday
March 1 & April 5 in Benson (Maple and 59th to 63rd streets). Art galleries, bars, music venues, and cultural institutions of Benson collaborate on a showcase of local arts and culture. 4 p.m. Recurring the first Friday of each month. Free.
bensonfirstfriday.com

Umoja Choir performing onstage

Umoja Choir, photo by Sarah Miller

First Friday Old Market
March 1 & April 5 in the Old Market. Walk the distinctive brick streets of the Old Market to live music, ride Ollie the Trolley for free between venues, and ignite your imagination with art at this free event. 6-9 p.m. Recurring the first Friday of each month.
firstfridayoldmarket.com

Omaha Film Festival
March 5-10 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St. Local, national, and international films will be discussed, watched, and celebrated at this annual festival, which includes hundreds of flicks, along with an OFF Academy where filmmakers and potential filmmakers can learn the trade, and late-night parties, where attendees can talk shop. Times vary. Admission varies from $10 per single movie-ticket to $100 for multi-day passes. 402-203-8173.
omahafilmfestival.org

Metro Omaha Builders Association Home Show
March 8-10 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Homeowners and future homeowners can find everything they want for their current and future home projects in home building, home improvement, landscaping, decorating, smart energy, and more. Times vary. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 seniors (65+), kids 7-12, and those with valid military ID. Free to children age 6 and under. 402-341-1500.
chihealthcenteromaha.com

Fish fries
March 8-April 19 in various locations. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on March 6, and while some people will abstain from eating meat on Fridays for religious reasons, others will eat fish simply because they enjoy it. Many churches and community centers around Omaha will provide a fish (or meatless) dinner on Fridays during this time frame. Here are a few popular choices that draw crowds:

  • Holy Name Catholic Church (2019 Best of Omaha Winner), 2901 Fontenelle Blvd. 402-451-6622. holynameomaha.org (Note: fish dinners at Holy Name start on March 1.)
  • Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (2019 Best of Omaha Winner), 3405 S. 118th St. 402-333-8662. maryourqueenchurch.com
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn (2019 Best of Omaha Winner), 20500 W. Maple Road, Elkhorn. 402-289-4289. stpatselkhorn.org
  • St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive. 402-496-7988. svdpomaha.org
  • St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church 602 Park Ave. 402-345-7103. stjohnsgreekorthodox.org
  • Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 5219 S. 53rd St. 402-731-3176. holyghostomaha.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 9 in downtown Omaha. This annual parade, put on by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will march through the downtown area starting at 15th and Harney streets and winding through the Old Market.
aohomaha.org/parade

seven men, St. Patrick's Day parade

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bockfest
March 9 at The German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St. German food, polka music, and geniality abound at this spring festival, during which a hot poker is inserted into the freshly tapped bock beer in order to caramelize the sugars. 1-7 p.m. Admission: free, but cash must be used for beer and food. 402-333-6615.
germanamericansociety.org

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment
March 14-17 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, favorite Disney moments from movies like Frozen, Cars, and The Little Mermaid come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Times vary. Tickets: $16.50-$77. 402-341-1500.
chihealthcenteromaha.com

64th Annual World of Wheels
March 14-17 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Vehicles from classic Cadillacs to hot rods will be shown at this annual event, which allows local car owners to display their machines. Times vary. Tickets: $18 general admission, $6 children 6-12, free to children 5 and under. 402-341-1500.
chihealthcenteromaha.com

Omaha Zine Fest 2019
March 16 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Omaha’s third annual zine festival features creators from across the country. Zines cover subjects like poetry, comics, art, or all of the above. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Free. 402-933-3161.
omahazinefest.org

Omaha Zinefest promo poster

Zinefest

Spring Equinox Sound Alchemy
March 20 at Omaha Power Yoga, 8721 Shamrock Road. Attendees can celebrate the equinox with  Astara (Lily Marie Livingston) and Orion (Ryan Lee Muff) as they provide a multi-instrument sound immersion. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 advanced, $44 at door. 402-884-8850.
omahapoweryoga.com

14th Annual Bockfest
March 23 at Huber-Haus and the Crescent Moon, 3578 Farnam St. People of all ages can come to Huber-Haus for this spring celebration, which includes the blessing and tapping of the bock keg, live music, and a fire pit to stave off the March winds. Noon-10 p.m. Admission: free. 402-345-1708.
beercornerusa.com

Orchid Show and Sale
March 23 & 24 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Orchids from local and international growers will be on display, and visitors can return home with a plant, as an array of orchids will be available for purchase. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free to children under 6 and members. 402-346-4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Culinary Fight Club: The Blended Burger Battle
April 2 at Blatt Beer & Table, 610 N. 12th St. Fans of cooking shows will enjoy attending this event, in which area chefs will have a signature local ingredient to help them blend a better burger. Tickets include sampling of the burgers and complimentary drinks for the first hour. 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $40. 1-800-611-7080.
culinaryfightclub.com

The International Omaha Horse Competition
April 4-7 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This indoor horse jumping and dressage competition combines speed, execution, and the competitive spirit of both rider and horse. Free expo events will feature interactive displays and activities for all ages—including opportunities to meet eight different breeds of horses, a treasure hunt, and hands-on exhibits. Times vary. Tickets: $50-$100 for ticket packages, $12-$30 for individual tickets. 402-930-3079.
internationalomaha.com

Nebraska Science Festival Featuring Grant Imahara
April 5 at Joslyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St. One of the highlights of the Nebraska Science festival is the keynote speech, which will be delivered by Imahara, the electronics and robotics expert from Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. He has also worked on some of the most famous robots of all time, putting the lights in R2-D2 for the Star Wars prequels and giving the Energizer Bunny his beat. Tickets: free, but quantities are limited. 402-559-4319.
nescifest.com

Earth Day Omaha
April 13 at Elmwood Park, 60th and Dodge streets. This event combines science, education, music, food, and fun with eco-friendly demonstrations about ways to help the Earth, health and wellness, and activities for children. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free.
earthdayomaha.org

Omaha Czech-Slovak Festival
April 14 at St. Nicholas Community Center, 5050 Harrison St. Celebrate Czech-Slovak culture with this spring festival, which features Czech food, dancing, music, and more. The Omaha Czech queen will be crowned this day. Times TBA. Admission: free, but cash is needed for drinks and food. 402-740-6552.
omahaczechclub.com

Easter Egg Hunts:
April 20 & 21 in various locations. Easter falls late this year, which hopefully means the weather will be warm enough for spring dresses and outdoor Easter Egg Hunts. Here are some popular events:

  • A candy dash will happen on April 20 at The Venue at Highlander, 2112 N. 30th St., Omaha, NE 68111 The event includes thousands of pieces of candy for kids to run after and grab, and is put on by Mission Church. 402-909-5675. thisismission.org.
  • The City of La Vista will have an Easter Egg Hunt with 10,000 eggs available on April 20 at La Vista Sports Complex, 7346 S. 66th St. 402-331-3455. cityoflavista.org.
  • Montclair Pool holds an underwater Easter Egg hunt on April 20 from 2-3 p.m. at Montclair Pool, 2304 S. 135th St. Pool admission rates apply. 402-444-4956. parks.cityofomaha.org.
  • Bellevue Christian Center, 1400 Harvell Drive, will hold an Easter Scramble on April 20 for kids 10 and under in which they can vie for some of the 20,000 eggs available. The event also includes games, shows, food, and prizes. 402-291-0616. bellevuechristian.com.

Junkstock
April 26-28 at Sycamore Farm, 1150 River Road Drive. More than 150 vintage, antique, and junk vendors will display their wares at this southern-style flea market. The event also features over 20 food trucks and various bands onstage. Kids 12 and under are free. Adult tickets: $10 daily pass, $20 three-day pass. 402-765-8651.
junkstock.com

people shopping in quonset at junkstock

Junkstock

Tremendous Arbor Day Celebration
April 27 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Visitors to the gardens can learn about Nebraska’s homegrown holiday during this tree-themed event, which features a variety of educational activities. The first 100 households to come will receive a free tree seedling to plant. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and members. Children who dress like a tree will receive free admission. 402-346-4002.
lauritzengardens.org

Maifest
April 27 at German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St. The public is invited to celebrate spring with German food, drinks, and a Maypole at this traditional celebration. Noon-11 p.m. Admission: free, but cash is needed for drinks and food. 402-333-6615.
germanamericansociety.org

Sarpy County Earth Day
April 28 at Lied Activity Center, 2700 Arboretum Drive. This indoor event will provide lots of family fun and education about saving the planet. Events include a trashion fashion show; 5K run/walk; recycling of electronics, sneakers, and markers; and more. Noon-4 p.m. Admission: free. 402-880-7580.
greenbellevue.org

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

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March/April 2019 Giving Calendar

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This calendar was printed in the January/February 2019 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.


March 1 (7-10:30 p.m.)
An Evening on the Italian Riviera
Benefiting: Diabetes-related causes
Location: il Palazo
—cosmopolitan.org

March 1-2 (times vary)
Restore Nebraska Conference featuring Daniel G. Carey
Benefiting: Restoration Exchange
Location: Fort Omaha Campus at Metropolitan Community College
—restorationexchange.org

March 2 (noon-4 p.m.)
Omaha Barstool Open
Benefiting: United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska
Location: the Old Market
—ucpnebraska.org

March 2 (1-4 p.m.)
Uncorked
Benefiting: Angels Among Us
Location: Fleming’s
—myangelsamongus.org

March 2 (5:30 p.m.-midnight)
Cruise Away to the Emerald Isle
Benefiting: Stephen Center
Location: Champions Run
—stephencenter.org

March 3 (7 a.m.)
Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth
Benefiting: Common Fund of the Heartland
Location: Midtown Crossing
—heatthestreetsomaha.org

March 3 (10:30 a.m.)
15th Annual Walk and Roll for Disabilities
Benefiting: Meyer Foundation for Disabilities
Location: Oak View Mall
—mfdisabilities.org

March 3 (noon-6 p.m.)
Hooley
Benefiting: Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Location: Firefighters Union Hall
—laohomaha.org

March 5 (all day)
Spread the Word to End the Word
Benefiting: Goodwill Industries
Location: Goodwill Corporate Headquarters
—goodwillomaha.org

March 7 (11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Heroes in the Heartland Luncheon
Benefiting: American Red Cross
Location: Hilton Omaha
—redcross.org/neia

March 7 (6-9 p.m.)
Comedy for Change
Benefiting: Set Me Free Project
Location: A View on State
—setmefreeproject.net

March 8 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Voices of Dignity
Benefiting: Table Grace
Location: St. Thomas Lutheran Church
—tablegracecafe.com

March 9 (5:30-9:30 p.m.)
Celebrity Chef 2019: An Evening with Chef Tyler Florence
Benefiting: Food Bank of the Heartland
Location: Embassy Suites-La Vista
—foodbankheartland.org

Chef Tyler Florence

Chef Tyler Florence

March 9 (7-11 p.m.)
Perfect Pour
Benefiting: Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Location: Scoular Ballroom
—perfectpour.org

March 13 (11:30-1 p.m.)
Silver Ribbon Event with Dr. Christopher Willard
Benefiting: Children’s Respite Care Center
Location: Marriott Regency
—crccomaha.org

March 16 (5:30-11 p.m.)
Holt International Gala
Benefiting: Holt International
Location: Embassy Suites-La Vista
—holtinternational.org

March 16 (5:30-11 p.m.)
Irish Fest 2019
Benefiting: Catholic Charities Omaha
Location: Marriott Capitol District
—ccomaha.org

March 17 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed
Benefiting: Tangier Shrine
Location: Tangier Shrine Center
—tangiershrine.com

March 21-23 (times vary)
Imana Kids Gala & Fundraiser Series
Benefiting: Imana Kids
Locations: various
—imanakids.org

March 23 (noon-2 p.m.)
From Pillboxes to Headbands, Fashion from the 1960s
Benefiting: Douglas County Historical Society
Location: Institute of Culinary Arts
—douglascohistory.org

March 23 (7-10 p.m.)
15th annual artVenture
Benefiting: Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Location: Mammel Hall at UNO
—girlscoutsnebraska.org

March 23 (6-10 p.m.)
Heritage Awards
Benefiting: CHI Health Foundation
Location: Mid-America Center
—chihealth.com

March 24 (4 p.m.)
25th annual Celebration of Spirit Dinner
Benefiting: Notre Dame Sisters
Location: Mainelli Hall at St. Robert Bellarmine
—notredamesisters.org

March 24 (5:30-9 p.m.)
Rock the Nest Trivia Night
Benefiting: Central High School
Location: Omaha Design Center
—chsfomaha.org

March 29 (noon)
Table Art 2019: Prepping for Spring with Mackenzie Childs
Benefiting: Omaha Symphony Guild
Location: Champions Run
—omahasymphony.org

Artistic checkered teapot on decorative table

March 29, 2019 (5-10 p.m.)
March Madness
Benefiting: Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Location: The Grass Wagon
—bgcomaha.org

March 29 (6:30-9:30 p.m.)
Spring Benefit: Spotlight on Education
Benefiting: Omaha Community Playhouse
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse
—omahaplayhouse.com

March 30 (9 a.m.)
Quarter Mania
Benefiting: Open Door Mission
Location: Garland Thompson Men’s Center Chapel
—opendoormission.org

March 30 (4-9 p.m.)
Release Ministries Annual Banquet and 25-Year Celebration
Benefiting: Release Ministries
Location: Scott Conference Center at UNO
—releaseministries.org

March 30 (4-11 p.m.)
Knights on the Fairway—Going for the Green
Benefiting: Mount Michael Benedictine
Location: SAC Museum
—mountmichael.com

March 30 (4 p.m.-2 a.m.)
Relay for Life of Creighton University
Benfitting: American Cancer Society
Location: Kiewit Fitness Center
—cancer.org

March 30 (5-9 p.m.)
vinNebraska Public Wine Tasting and Grand Auction
Benefiting: Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Location: Ramada Plaza
—vinnebraska.com

March 30 (5:30-9 p.m.)
The Gathering
Benefiting: CUES Supported Schools
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha
—cuesschools.org

March 30 (6 p.m.)
2019 Barrister’s Ball: The Wonderful World of Wonka
Benefiting: Nebraska Lawyers Foundation programs
Location: Embassy Suites-La Vista
—nevlp.org

March 30 (6-9 p.m.)
Fourth Annual Gala Fundraiser: Vegas Nights
Benefiting: Bennington Schools Foundation
Location: A View on State Street
—benningtonschoolsfoundation.org

March 31 (noon)
2019 Walk & Rally for Hope
Benefiting: ALS in the Heartland
Location: Baxter Arena
—alsintheheartland.org

April 3 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Speaking of Children Luncheon with Sasha Joseph Neulinger
Benefiting: Project Harmony
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha
—projectharmony.com

April 4 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Spring Luncheon featuring Laura Dowling
Benefiting: Lauritzen Gardens Guild
Location: Lauritzen Gardens
—lauritzengardens.org  

April 5 (6-9 p.m.)
Circle of Dreams
Benefiting: St. Augustine Mission School
Location: St. Robert Bellarmine’s Mainelli Center
—staugustinemission.org

April 5 (6:30-10 p.m.)
Wine Women and Shoes
Benefiting: Carolyn Scott Rainbow House
Location: Omaha Design Center
—winewomenandshoes.com

April 6 (10 a.m.)
Strengthen Our Survivors brunch
Benefiting: Heartland Family Service
Location: Oak Hills Country Club
—heartlandfamilyservice.org

April 6 (4 p.m.)
Big Basketball Bash
Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Location: Scott Conference Center at UNO
—bbbsomaha.org

April 6 (5-9 p.m.)
Heart of Camp Gala
Benefiting: Carol Joy Holling Camp
Location: La Vista Conference Center
—caroljoyholling.org

April 6 (5:30-9:30 p.m.)
Comedy and Cuisine
Benefiting: St. Cecilia Cathedral School
Location: St. Cecilia Cathedral School
—stcecilia.net

April 6 (5:30-10 p.m.)
Fifth Annual Pink Ribbon Affair
Benefiting: Susan G. Komen Foundation
Location: Hilton Omaha
—komennebraska.org

April 7 (noon-2:30 p.m.)
Humanitarian Brunch featuring Vu Le
Benefiting: Inclusive Communities
Location: Scott Conference Center
—inclusive-communities.org

April 10 (10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Assistance League of Omaha Luncheon and Style Show
Benefiting: Assistance League of Omaha
Location: Champions Run
—alomaha.org

April 10 (11:30-1:30 p.m.)
2019 Author Luncheon, featuring Jessica Lahey
Benefiting: Completely Kids
Location: Hilton Omaha
—completelykids.org

April 11 (6-10 p.m.)
Evening with Friends
Benefiting: CHI Midlands
Location: CHI Midlands Hospital
—chihealth.com

April 12 (5-10 p.m.)
Kicks for a Cure Annual Dinner
Benefiting: Kicks for a Cure
Location: Marriott Capitol District
—kicksforacure.org

April 12 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
14th Annual Men of Honor featuring Frederick Douglas Haynes III
Benefiting: 100 Black Men of Omaha
Location: Hilton Downtown
—100blackmenofomaha.org

Frederick Douglas Haynes III

Frederick Douglas Haynes III

April 12-13 (times vary)
Big DREAM Weekend with bowling, tailgating, and more
Benefiting: DREAM
Locations: various
—joindream.org

April 13 (all day)
Scouting for Food
Benefiting: local food banks
Location: donors’ homes
—mac-bsa.org/scoutingforfood

April 13 (9 a.m.-noon)
Funfest
Benefiting: Autism Society of Nebraska
Location: Ralston Arena
—autismnebraska.org

April 13 (times vary)
Kicks for a Cure Soccer Exhibition
Benefiting: Kicks for a Cure
Location: Caniglia Field at UNO and Morrison Stadium at Creighton University
—kicksforacure.org

April 13 (5 p.m.)
Feather Our Nest Golden Jubilee
Benefiting: Fontenelle Forest Guild
Location: Marriott Capitol District
—fontenelleforest.org

April 13 (5:30-9 p.m.)
Festa del Leone
Benefiting: Roncalli Catholic High School
Location: Roncalli Catholic High School
—roncallicatholic.org

April 13 (5:30-10 p.m.)
Omaha Symphony Gala featuring Wayne Brady
Benefiting: Omaha Symphony
Location: Holland Performing Arts Center
—omahasymphony.org

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady

April 13 (6-9:30 p.m.)
10th Annual Celebrating Community
Benefiting: Omaha Together One Community
Location: KANEKO
—otoc.org

April 14 (3 p.m.)
Pops and Pie
Benefiting: Intergeneration Orchestra of Omaha
Location: Witherspoon Concert Hall at Joslyn Art Museum
—igoomaha.org

April 17 (6-9 p.m.)
Omaha Business Hall of Fame
Benefiting: Greater Omaha Chamber
Location: Holland Performing Arts Center
—omahachamber.org/BHOF

April 18 (7-8:30 a.m.)
Community Breakfast
Benefiting: Bellevue Public Schools Foundation
Location: Lied Activity Center
—bellevuepublicschoolsfoundation.org

April 18 (8:30-11 a.m.)
Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run
Benefiting: UNO Athletics
Location: Baxter Arena
—omavs.com

April 18 (11:30-1 p.m.)
Can Do Luncheon
Benefiting: Kids Can
Location: Marriott Capitol District
—kidscanomaha.org

April 19 (6-10 p.m.)
Hope Brews
Benefiting: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: Founders One-Nine
—cff.org/nebraska

April 19 (7-10 p.m.)
RivALZ—Blondes vs. Brunettes
Benefiting: Alheimer’s Association
Location: Omaha Sports Complex
—alz.nebraska.org

April 24 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Fusion 2019 Featuring Elin Hilderbrand
Benefiting: Nebraska Medicine Guild
Location: Omaha Design Center
—nebraskamed.com/about-us/guild

Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand

April 26 (6:30-10 p.m.)
Night of Celebration
Benefiting: CHI Health Immanuel
Location: Omaha Design Center
—chihealth.com

April 26 (7 p.m.)
Guns ’N’ Hoses
Benefiting: First Responders Foundation
Location: Baxter Arena
—firstrespondersomaha.org

April 26 and 27 (times vary)
Bowl for Kids’ Sake
Benefiting: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Location: Maplewood Lanes
—bbbsomaha.org

April 27 (9 a.m.)
March for Babies
Benefiting: March of Dimes
Location: Lewis & Clark Landing
—marchforbabies.org

April 27 (9 a.m.-noon)
Nebraska Lymphoma Walk
Benefiting: Lymphoma Research Foundation
Location: Mahoney State Park
—lymphoma.org

April 27 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Eighth Annual Spring Luncheon
Benefiting: Santa Monica House
Location: DC Centre
—santamonicahouse.org

April 27 (2-4 p.m.)
Walk for Infertility Awareness
Benefiting: Conceive Nebraska
Location: Midtown Crossing
—conceivenebraska.org

April 27 (5-8 p.m.)
Beach Bash 2019: Riding the Waves for 140 Years
Benefiting: Creighton Prep
Location: Heider Center at Creighton Prep
—creightonprep.creighton.edu

April 27 (5-11 p.m.)
Blue Jeans & Dreams
Benefiting: Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy
Location: HETRA barn
—hetra.org

April 27 (6 p.m.)
Blue Jeans Ball
Benefiting: Make-A-Wish of Nebraska
Location: Hilton Omaha
—nebraska.wish.org

April 27 (6-9 p.m.)
Dining With Dogs
Benefiting: Nebraska Humane Society
Location: Baxter Subaru
—nehumanesociety.org

April 28 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Ladle of Love Festival
Benefiting: Open Door Mission
Location: Garland Thompson Men’s Center
—opendoormission.org

April 30 (5:30-9 p.m.)
Boys Town Booster Banquet featuring Bruce Bowen
Benefiting: Boys Town
Location: Embassy Suites-La Vista
—boystown.org


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