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Memorial Day Weekend Has It All

May 24, 2018 by
Photography by OPL, SAC, Omaha Farmer's Market, Loessfest (provided)

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Pick of the Week—Friday, May 25: Night Markets at Turner Park are back this year and better than ever after teaming up with Omaha Farmer’s Market. This is great news for people who can’t find the motivation to get to those early (to some of us) weekend morning ones. Held on the last Friday of every month, from May through September, the night markets feature your favorite things, including a new cocktail patio, an oversized game tent, and live music. Plus, you know, puppies are always welcome. Check out all the vendors here.

Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, May 27: Say whaaaaaat?! There’s so much goodness going on here, it’s impossible to get it all in. But the highlights of Omaha Improv Festival will definitely include Stellar (Top Shows) on Friday night. This performance features two teams made up of the top coaches and guests, featuring Kevin McDonald (Kids in the Hall), Mary Holland (Veep), and other hilarious people you’ll recognize. Saturday’s don’t miss show at Kaneko will include several improv groups and the Top Coaches Show, with Seth Morris, Stacey Smith, John Thibodeaux, and (local fan favorite) Amber Ruffin. Get your tickets and the full lineup here.

Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26: Omaha Public Libraries are kicking off their Summer Reading Program with some rockin’ parties at every branch, with W. Dale Clark getting things started on Friday. But this program isn’t just for the kids. Adults are also invited to join the fun, with all participants being eligible for prizes, beginning June 1st (while supplies last). So go stock up on some books from your favorite branch and start in on your summer reading. To learn more about the prizes and events, start that reading here.

Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28: Who doesn’t love free events? It seems like summer is the time for freedom in all forms, and Loessfest in Council Bluffs kicks it off this weekend with water, music, movies, and of course, fireworks. Check out the grand opening of the new water features at Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park on Friday, be sure to catch Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on Saturday, and see the fireworks on Sunday. Added bonus? Dress up on Monday for a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the park. Get all the details you’ll need here.

Saturday, May 26: Ever wanted to see a helicopter up close? Then you should head to Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum for Helicopter Day. They’ll begin their descent at 10 a.m. and spectators are invited to visit with the pilots and get a closeup view of the aircraft. The fun continues inside, with a drone workshop, free movies, and balloon helicopters. Did we mention you may even be able to go up in one of the whirlybirds? Be sure to get there early and get signed up, though. Chances are high these chances to fly will go quickly! Get the full rundown here.

2018 January/February Giving Events

December 27, 2017 by
Photography by Contributed

Featured Event:
Feb. 10 (7-9 p.m.)
Dancing With the Omaha Stars
Ralston Arena
It’s back! Omaha stars Tony Veland, Chinh Doan, Jared Robinson, Miss Omaha, and others will strut their stuff in front of a panel of judges that includes Tom Osbourne, Mayor Jean Stothert, and Todd Schmaderer. While the Mirror Ball goes to the dancer who scores the highest, the other revered trophy in this contest is the Bella Award, given to the star who raises the most money for TeamMates.

Jan. 10 (6-9 p.m.)
Outland Trophy Award Dinner
Benefiting: The Greater Omaha Sports Committee
Location: Downtown DoubleTree

Jan. 12 (6-9 p.m.)
Celebration of Life Dinner Fundraiser
Benefiting: Nebraskans United for Life
Location: DC Centre

Jan. 19 (5-7 p.m.)
Victory Boxing Club Seventh Annual Banquet
Benefiting: Victory Boxing Club
Location: Bellevue Christian Center

Jan. 20 (6-10:30 p.m.)
Midlands Community Foundation Reflection Ball
Benefiting: Midlands Community Foundation
Location: Embassy Suites La Vista

Jan. 25 (5-9 p.m.)
Girls Nite Out
Benefiting: Girls Inc.
Location: Hilton Downtown

Jan. 27 (5:30-10 p.m.)
Rockin’ Rosie
Benefiting: The Rose Theater Guild
Location: Omaha Marriott Downtown

Jan. 28 (5-9 p.m.)
Benefiting: Essential Pregnancy Services
Location: Embassy Suites La Vista

Feb. 2 (5-10 p.m.)
MarianFEST 2018: Life is Sweet at Marian
Benefiting: Marian High School
Location: Omaha Hilton

Feb. 3 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Ultra Chic Boutique and The Dress Flip
Benefiting: The Alzheimer’s Association
Location: A View on State

Heart and Stroke Ball

Feb. 3 (5 p.m.-midnight)
Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball
Benefiting: American Heart Association
Location: Embassy Suites La Vista

Feb. 10 (6-9 p.m.)
Carnival of Love Gala
Benefiting: Heartland Family Service
Location: Embassy Suites La Vista

Curly Tails and Cocktails

Feb. 10 (6-10 p.m.)
Curly Tails and Cocktails
Benefiting: Pug Partners of Nebraska
Location: Arbor Hall

Feb. 10 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Heart Bombing
Benefiting: Restoration Exchange Omaha
Location: TBA

Feb. 10 (6-11 p.m.)
Swing Under the Wings
Benefiting: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum
Location: Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum

Feb. 10 (6:30-10 p.m.)
Winter at the Beach
Benefiting: Wings of Hope
Location: Mid-America Center

Feb. 10 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Polar Plunge
Benefiting: Special Olympics Nebraska
Location: Lake Cunningham

Feb. 10-11 (starts 10 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday)
Heartland Winter Games, Floor Hockey
Benefiting: Special Olympics Nebraska
Location: UNO Campus

Feb. 13 (6-9 p.m.)
Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Banquet
Benefiting: Omaha Jaycees
Location: Scoular Ballroom

Trek up the Tower

Feb. 17 (7 a.m.-noon)
Trek Up the Tower
Benefiting: WELLCOM
Location: First National Bank Tower

Feb. 17 (4:30-10 p.m.)
Mercy: The Gold Standard (Fiesta 2018)
Benefiting: Mercy High School
Location: La Vista Conference Center

Feb. 22-24 (6:30-9 p.m.)
A Tasteful Murder
Benefiting: Joslyn Castle Trust
Location: Joslyn Castle

Feb. 17 (noon-4 p.m.)
Barstool Open
Benefiting: United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska
Location: The Old Market

Feb. 24 (1-4 p.m.)
Benefiting: Angels Among Us
Location: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Feb. 24 (6 p.m.-midnight)
Country Side of a Cure
Benefiting: JDRF
Location: CenturyLink Center

Perfect Pour

Feb. 24 (7-11 p.m.)
Perfect Pour
Benefiting: Nebraska Children and Families Association
Location: Slowdown

Feb. 25 (1-5 p.m.)
Art & Soup
Benefiting: Visiting Nurse Association
Location: Embassy Suites La Vista

Times and dates subject to change.  Check organization’s websites for updated details.

This article appears as part of the calendar of events in the January/February 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine.