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Felines, fashion, and a festival

January 17, 2019 by
Photography by contributed

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Thursday, Jan. 17: Allen Strickland Williams will perform at Infusion Brewing Company tonight! And you can see him for only $10 (if you hurry!). You may have seen him on Conan O’ Brien or Tosh.0. and he can currently be seen in Cooking On High on Netflix and Corporate on Comedy Central. Allen will film his Comedy Central special in early 2019. So if you like laughing (and who doesn’t?), then you don’t want to miss this show! Buy your tickets here asap.

Friday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 20: Hop in the truck, or Subaru Outback, and head to the Pheasants Forever: River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat and RV Expo, happening all weekend at the Mid-America Center. They’ll have more than 100 exhibitors on hand showing off their latest products. Attend a seminar on anything from bear hunting to dog training. Or just get a little advice on your next family trip from one of the outfitters or lodge owners. And bring the kids so they can test their archery skills and learn how to call turkeys. Get all the details here.

Friday, Jan. 18: Feel good dancing, feel good drinking, feel good doing good—catch Twista Unplugged at The Waiting Room this Friday and all of this can happen for you. Twista will be performing backed by a live band. Enjoli will also take the stage. Houston Alexander will be hosting, as this show is a fundraiser for the Houston Alexander Foundation (I know, he’s everywhere right now!) to support the Culture Shock Tour. You’ll also be treated to music by DJ Shor-T and DJ Mista Soull. Get your tickets here now.

Saturday, Jan. 19: Fashion, turn to the left; fashion, turn to the right—and now you’re dancing! Which is what you can do at the upcoming Dance Party + Fashion Show with Anastasia at Scout: Dry Goods & Trade. See the latest ’90s minimalist styles from Anastasia, have some drinks (did you know Scout now has a liquor license?), and do some voguing, courtesy of the sweet tunes DJ Crabrangucci will be busting out. Learn more here.
Photo by: Maranda Loughlin 

Sunday, Jan. 20+: What’s more relaxing than yoga? Maybe petting a purring kitty? Well, now you can do both every other Sunday when you attend Yoga and Cats at the old Wag location on 24th and Harney. Don’t forget your yoga mat, or you’ll be rolling around in cat hair! Just kidding, you’ll be doing that regardless. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the Felius Cat Café and Omaha Wags to Riches non-profits. Sign up here now, and remember this event is ongoing, so if you can’t make it this round just set yourself a reminder. Everyone needs a little relaxation.

Sunday, Jan. 20: Debating what you want for Sunday dinner? Let us help you out. Head to the first Pad Thai Fest! at Thai Esarn, where you can get a pad thai dinner for the special price of just $8. This is the Thai American Society’s first event, and all proceeds benefit the organization. You can watch traditional dances at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., but we recommend buying a ticket beforehand if you want to be sure to catch the show. Find out all the details here.

 

Lowbrow Pop Culture Maven

August 26, 2016 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

If it wasn’t for Bugs Bunny, Ren and Stimpy, or Johnny Bravo, we may never have gotten to know Dan Crane, artist extraordinaire. One of Omaha’s rising contemporary creators, Crane credits his formative years watching Cartoon Network as much as his degree in printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute for his unique visual perspective.

“That pre-internet, pop culture aesthetic that animators were doing at the time was so particular. It never really left me,” Crane says.

Dan-Crane-1One look at his work and that’s astoundingly clear. A hybrid of commercial and fine art, his pieces range from fartsy to artsy: one of his printed t-shirts displays a butt in mid-squat, while large abstract paintings fill his studio with inviting neon-hues.

Equal parts kid-at-heart and all-grownup, Crane has built an impressive professional portfolio. He has lent his eye-popping visual perspective to the Omaha Creative Institute, and Scout Dry Goods & Trade, and has helped to establish B&G Tasty Foods’ creative brand.

“We try hard to have interesting and unique signage at B&G, and Dan has really helped with that immensely,” says Eddie Morin, restaurant owner. “The most important work he has done for us is designing our new mascots, Louis Meat and Louise Frenchee. We’re using those guys all over the place now.”

Crane recently completed a gig for Mula where he had been commissioned to design, and print t-shirts. The finished shirts feature a monster holding a basketball and a taco with peace signs for eyes. The characters might seem unnatural for a Mexican kitchen and tequileria, but they are representative of Crane’s kooky and bold signature style.

Dan-Crane-2When Crane’s not cooking up art for local eateries, he spends time at the Union for Contemporary Art. As a previous fellowship recipient, he has a small temporary studio at the Union. During his fellowship, which lasted from November 2015 through April 2016, he helped North Omaha school kids transfer their small drawings onto much larger pieces of plywood. The finished products were installed in Habitat for Humanity yards as pop-up public art.

“The Union is all about spreading positive social change through art,” Crane says. “Can I just say that I am so f***ing grateful for them?”

Yes, Crane’s language is commonly peppered with swear words. He’s also got a penchant for Atlanta trap music and once lived in an 1,800-square-foot Blackstone District storefront that was notorious for all-night raves. Nothing Crane does is by the book. And he’s just fine with that.

“The whole art with a capital ‘A’ thing really bugs me,” Crane says. “I’m not motivated to do something unless it’s super-approachable and can be related to on a real level.”

Crane often slips into episodes of nostalgia. Whether he is recalling childhood summers spent copying doodles inside libraries or the two weeks he served pad thai from a truck at Coachella (so he could quit the food industry and focus on art), he’s all about the journey. Not the destination.

“I still feel like I’m in my infancy stage as an artist,” Crane says. “I’m loving what I’m doing now and taking it one day, one project at a time.”

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A Date Night In

January 31, 2014 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

Omaha Models: Bess Warming and Dan Lehmann

Hair and makeup: Kat Ferm, Creative Hair Design


Stylists: Shan Stavropoulos, Luvbird Boutique; 
Emma Headley, Scout Dry Goods & Trade

Special thanks to Back in the Day

 Luvbird Boutique
 2110 S 67th St., No. 120

 Scout Dry Goods & Trade 
5019 Underwood Ave.

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The invitation

“What are we doing for Valentine’s Day?” he asked.

She looked at him blankly, then laughed. “Pizza, TV, and sweatpants? You know, like last year?” It had been a long day. Her students were getting into basic algebra, and her kids were getting into everything.

“Tradition is important,” he admitted, “but what if we switched things up? Dinner, music, something nice?”

He was serious, she realized. “Well, okay, but the kids? We can’t ask your mom to watch them again. And how nice? I mean, we did just come up with a new budget.”

His smile was mysterious. Lofty. “Wear something fun. I’ve got this.”

The planning

It was Valentine’s Day, and she was staring into the depths of her closet. Fun? she thought. Well, she had a few new things from Luvbird Boutique that she hadn’t had a chance to wear yet. The plum fleece leggings would work with that crocheted tunic and the long camisole. The jeweled headband was a bit more whimsical than she was used to, but if she threw on that knotted pearl necklace from Scout Dry Goods & Trade along with their suede ankle boots

She nodded at herself in the mirror. Perfectly boho chic.

Her phone beeped. His text read: Meet me in the living room.

“What?” she whispered, but she couldn’t stop a grin. She didn’t exactly run downstairs.

He was sitting in front of the fireplace, surrounded by old vinyl and an antique, portable record player. With his denim jacket, flannel shirt, and black skinny jeans from Scout, he looked straight out of a 1960s ad. She was pleasantly surprised to see the leather cuff and black ankle boots. He had laughed when she’d given them to him. “Accessories are everything,” she’d replied.

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The music

He looked up and grinned. “I promised Mom we’d make her dinner next week. We’ll get the kids tomorrow morning.”

“Look who’s so proud of himself,” she said, kneeling next to him. She flipped over a record. “The Bee Gees?”

He took it from her and set it in the player. “FYI, every time you criticize my selection, you owe me a serenade before dinner.”

She raised her eyebrows. “I haven’t touched the guitar in years.”

“I haven’t played the piano since college. We’ll risk it.”

The love

Three 45s later, he asked, “You hungry?”

“What about those serenades? I seem to owe you six.”

He laughed. “You go change for dinner. I’ll cut it down to two.”

“Change? What is this, Downton Abbey?”

“I thought it could be fun to really pull out all the stops. I personally am going to wear a bow tie.” He smoothed an invisible mustache.

She cocked her head. “I see your bow tie, and I raise you high heels and a dress.”

That off-the-shoulder emerald dress from Luvbird would do, she thought as she raced back upstairs. With their blue teardrop necklace. And Scout had some great white lace tights the last time she went in. And those leather peep-toe pumps too.

She heard the soft strains of their tiny upright before she came back into the room. Hm. The shawl-neck sweater and dark-wash jeans from Scout fit him better than she remembered.

She tapped him on the shoulder. “Scoot over, college boy.”

He grinned and never stopped playing.