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Calendar of Events: July/August 2013

Jun 20, 2013 06:56PM ● By Bailey Hemphill
We also have a "Summer Fun in Omaha" list with this summer's big events. Go here to see that list.


Nancy Lepo/Corey Broman at the Fred Simon Gallery Through July 12 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. The contemporary Nebraska visual artists exhibition features the drawings of Nancy Lepo and ceramics of Corey Broman. M-F/8am-5pm. Free admission. 402-595-2142 –

Raul Colon: Tall Tales and Huge Hearts Through July 28 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Explore Raul Colon’s watercolor illustrations of Dr. Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops and Frank McCourt’s Angela and the Baby Jesus. Tu-W/10am-4pm; Th/10am-8pm; F-Sat/10am-4pm; Sun/12-4pm. 402-342-3300 –

Tiempo de Danzon by Cristina Kahlo Through August 24 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. This special contemporary photography exhibition by great-niece of Frida Kahlo, Cristina Kahlo, displays "danzon," the office genre and dance of Cuba. M,W,F/10am-5pm; Tu,Th/1-5pm; Sat/10am-2pm. M, W, F/10am-5pm; Tu, Th/1-5pm; Sat/10am-2pm. $5 adults, $4 students, $3.50 seniors & ages K-12, free for members. 402-731-1137 –

Secrets of Paris: Food, Culture & What's Hot August 29 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Learn more about the City of Light during Joslyn Art Museum's end of summer public lecture, presented by Doni Belau, founder of Girls' Guide to Paris (.com) and homeowner in France. 6pm. $35 general admission. 402-661-3862 –

Baseball at Boys Town Through September 30 at Boys Town, 14100 Crawford St. Highlights the history of baseball from 1917 to today at Boys Town and features autographed baseballs and memorabilia from Hall of Fame players Babe Ruth, Ozzie Smith, and Hank Aaron. Daily/10am-4pm. Free admission. 402-498-1186 –

Baseball at Boys Town runs through September 30th. Photo provided by Boys Town.

Featured artists Baines, Luth, Smith, and Wroblewski July 2-28 at Artists' Cooperative Gallery Ltd, 405 S. 11th St. New works from fused glass artist Jesse Baines, painter and weaver N. Byram Luth, photographer Alan R. Smith, and sculptor Pete Wroblewski. Tu-Th/11am-5pm; F-Sat/11am-10pm; Sun/12-6pm. Free admission. 402-342-9617 –

First Friday Old Market July 5 & August 2 at Old Market, 13th to 10th & Farnam to Leavenworth sts. Stroll the Old Market's brick streets and enjoy live music and art galleries during this celebration of local creativity in Omaha's most historic neighborhood. 6-9pm. Free admission.

The Four Seasons Intertwined July 13-17 at Florence Mill, 9102 N. 30th St. Four Nebraska artists who have been friends for 30 years are exhibiting as a group show for the first time in Omaha. Daily/1-5pm. Free admission. 402-551-1233 –

Featured artists Ellington, Schimenti, Shenefelt July 30 – August 25, Artists' Cooperative Gallery Ltd, 405 S. 11th St. New works from printmaker Carol Meis Ellington and photographers Margie Schimenti and Dale Shenefelt. Tu-Th/11am-5pm; F-Sat/11am-10pm; Sun/12-6pm. Free admission. 402-342-9617 –

Ron Parks at the Fred Simon Gallery August 12 – September 20 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Sculptor Ron Parks showcases this craftsmanship in this exhibition of contemporary Nebraska visual artists. M-F/8am-5pm. Free admission. 402-595-2142 –


Rockbrook Village Friday Concerts Through August 30 at Rockbrook Village, 10819 Prairie Brook Rd. Local musicians entertain families every Friday night throughout the summer. F/7-8pm. Free admission. 402-390-0890 –

Sounds of Summer Concert Series Through August 30 at Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd St. & Hwy 370 Live bands include a mix of jazz, blues, classic rock, country, and funk. F/6:30-8:30pm. Free admission. 402-537-0046 –

The Vibes at Village Point Summer Concert Series Through August 31 at Village Pointe, 168th & W. Dodge Rd. Hot live music, dancing, and refreshments. Free admission. 402-505-9773 –

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers July 21 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Listen to a new collaboration showcasing new material performed by Martin and Edie Brickell along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy of Grammy®-winners Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. 7pm. $49-110. 402-345-0606 –

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Holland Performing Arts Center July 21st.

"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Alpocalypse Tour July 25 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. "Weird Al" Yankovic brings his storied four decade career to Omaha as part of his "Alpocalypse Tour," promoting his latest and highest charting-topping album to date, Alpocalypse. 7:30pm. $30-40. 402-345-0606 –

Maha Music Festival August 17 at Aksarben VIllage, 67th St. & W. Center Rd. Omaha's homegrown, nonprofit music festival returns for its 5th year, with headliners The Flaming Lips and Matt & Kim. 12pm-12am. $45 in advance, $55 day-of.

End of the Summer Concert Series August 23 – September 27 at Midtown Crossing, 31st to 33rd & Farnam to Dodge sts. A weekly concert series to end the summer, featuring Billy McGuigan and a joint concert with the Omaha Symphony and Opera Omaha. F/7:30pm. Free admission. 402-598-9676 –


Downtown Play Streets July 27 at 13th-19th on Farnam St. This festival transforms the downtown streets into a play space and fills it with activities like rock climbing, bike safety courses, cooking demos and zumba. 8am-2pm. Free admission. 402-934-6027 –

Wild, Wild West Day July 27 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Enjoy western inspired activities like cowboy shootouts and trick roping demonstrations for some old-fashioned western fun. 10am-3pm. $9 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children ages 3-12, free for members and children 2 & under. 402-444-5071 –

Wild, Wild West Day, July 27th. Photo provided by Durham Museum.

Family Fun Carnival August 3 at Strategic Air & Space Museum, 28210 W. Park Hwy. Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, scavenger hunts, and more activities for the whole family. 10am-5pm. $12 adults, $6 ages 4-12, free for members. 402-944-3100 –

Midlands Pirate Festival August 24 at Bellevue Berry Farm & Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St. A nautical celebration of all things pirate, this special weekend is filled with debauchery and fantasy as participants eat, drink and make merry like a pirate. 11am-5pm. $10 adults, $6 children. 402-331-5500 –

North Omaha Play Streets August 25 at N. 24th St. between Lake & Parker sts. This festival transforms the North Omaha streets into a play space and fills it with activities like rock climbing, bike safety courses, cooking demos and zumba. 2-7pm. Free admission. 402-934-6027 –


OwL Ride: Omaha with Lights July 13 at The Mattress Factory, 501 N. 13th St. Late-night bike ride in Downtown Omaha, supporting Meyer Foundation for Disabilities. 10pm.

OwL Ride, July 13th.

Lexus Champions for Marian Golf Tournament July 15 at Indian Creek Golf Course, 20100 W. Maple Rd. Golf tournament supporting Marian High School. 11am. 402-659-1567 -

Links to a Cure July 18-19 at Quarry Oaks Golf Course (16600 Quarry Oaks Dr.) & Hilton Omaha (1001 Cass St.) A dinner gala and golf benefit supporting the Nebraska Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 6pm. 402-330-6164 -

Angels Among Us Charity Golf Outing July 19 at Tiburon Golf Course, 10302 S. 168th St. Annual golf scramble supporting Angels Among Us. 11am. 402-885-4840 -

Hope in the Heartland Gala July 19 at Stinson Park at Aksarben Village, 2285 S. 67th St. Annual American Cancer Society gala themed "An Evening at the Races." 6pm. 402-393-5801 -

Driving for Excellence Golf Fest July 22 at The Players Club at Deer Creek, 12101 Deer Creek Dr. Golf event supporting Mercy High School. 402-553-9424 -

Joslyn Castle Literary Festival July 27 – August 10 at Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St. Travel back in time to celebrate all that made the ‘20s roar with an assortment of events featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, the Jazz Age, and a classic car show. 402-595-2199 -

24th Annual Swing with Pride August 5 at The Players Club at Deer Creek, 12101 Deer Creek Dr. Golf outing with silent auction and dinner, supporting Roncalli Catholic High School. 402-571-7670 -

2013 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes August 10 at Lewis & Clark Landing, 515 N. Riverfront Dr. Walk and T1D 5K Dash supporting JDRF Heartland Chapter. A registration fee applies for 5K Run participants. 5K/7:30am; Walk/9am. 402-397-2873 -

BaconFest Omaha August 11 at Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. Bacon-inspired cuisine, entertainment, and family activities, supporting The Salvation Army KROC Center. 1pm. 402-898-7700 -

7th Annual Summer Bash for Childhood Cancer August 17 at Tip Top Ballroom, 1502 Cuming St. Dinner, auctions, and entertainment supporting Metro Area Youth Foundation, Inc. 5:30pm. 402-871-6246 –

Omaha Walk to Defeat ALS August 17 at Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way Fundraising walk supporting the ALS Association. 9am. 402-991-8788 –

15th Annual Ted E. Bear Hollow 5K Fun Run & Remembrance Walk August 24 at Outback Steakhouse, 7605 Cass St.

A walk and 5K run supporting Ted E. Bear Hollow. 8am. 402-502-2773 –



Monday Night Movies in the Park Through July 22 at Turner Park in Midtown Crossing, 31st to 33rd & Farnam to Dodge St. Presented by Marcus Midtown Cinema and the Omaha World-Herald, this eight-week movie series features movies chosen by the audience. Crowds gather at dusk with blankets, chairs, and popcorn. Free admission. 402-346-6900 –

Brewery Tour Through July 27 at Lucky Bucket Brewery, 11941 Centennial Rd. Tour the Lucky Bucket Brewery and try five year-round beers in addition to some limited editions not available in stores. W-F/5:30pm; Sat/12-2pm. 402-763-8868 –

River City Star Sunday Public Sightseeing Cruise Through August 25 at River City Star Riverboat, 151 Freedom Park Rd. Spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing on the water, enjoying the sights and sounds of Omaha's riverfront. Sun/1-2pm & 2:30-3:30pm. 402-342-7827 –

River City Star Public Sightseeing Cruises on Fridays (through October) and Sundays (through August).

Florence Mill Farmers Market Through September 29 at Florence Mill, 9102 N. 30th St. A local farmers market featuring fresh, local produce, artisans and live music every Sunday afternoon. Sun/10am-3pm. Free admission. 402-551-1233 –

River City Star Friday Evening Public Dinner Cruise July 12 – October 4 at River City Star Riverboat, 151 Freedom Park Rd. Spend an evening on the Missouri River while enjoying live entertainment on this one-and-a-half hour, two-entree dinner cruise. F/6:30-8pm. $42 adults, $38 seniors (65+), $21 children 12 & under. 402-342-7827 –

River City Star Public Irish Dinner Cruise July 24 at River City Star Riverboat, 151 Freedom Park Rd. This one-and-a-half hour Irish dinner cruise features live entertainment from Dave March along with a two-entree Irish dinner buffet. 6:30-8pm. $45 adults, $43 seniors (65+), $21 children 12 & under. 402-342-7827 –

Tour de Zoo at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium August 8 at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, 3701 S. 10th St. Bring your bike and ride during Tour de Zoo, featuring dinner, snacks, refreshments, and special animal encounters all evening long. 6:30-8:30pm. $20 with regular paid zoo admission, free for children 2 & under. 402-738-2038 –


Omaha Kids’ Triathlon July 20 at Cunningham Lake, 8660 Lake Cunningham Rd. This triathlon, open to children from 6 to 14 years, emphasizes fitness, fun, and safety while children compete in age-appropriate distances. 8:30am. 402-548-4258 –

Tomato Fight Run July 20 at CenturyLink Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Join thousands of people in one of the biggest tomato fights of the year at the finish line of this 5K run. 10am. $45. 402-341-1500 –

Omaha Triathlon July 21 at  Cunningham Lake, 8660 Lake Cunningham Rd. A three-event race that challenges participants to run, bike, and swim the Olympic distance of 50.5 kilometers: a 1.5K swim, 40K bike ride, and 10K run. 8:30am. 402-548-4258 –

Omaha Triathlon, July 21st. Photo by Rick Anderson.


TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and 29th Annual Omaha World-Herald Independence Day Fireworks July 3 at TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St. Watch college baseball's premiere power hitters show off their skills during the home run derby and stay for the fireworks show conclusion. 7:30pm. $35 Family Four Packs, $12 adults, $8 kids. 1-800-745-3000 –

Omaha Storm Chasers vs. Oklahoma City RedHawks and Nashville Sounds July 22-29 at Werner Park Omaha, 12356 Ballpark Way. The Omaha Storm Chasers face off against the Oklahoma City RedHawks and the Nashville Sounds in one of the season's longest home sessions. $6-15.50.  402-738-5100 –

Omaha Heart vs. Baltimore Charm August 3 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Lingerie Football League game. $16.50-76.50. 402-934-9966 –


Sirens August 16 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Sirens combines romance, music, and Greek mythology to tell the story of one-hit-wonder songwriter Sam Abrams. Th-Sat/7:30pm; Sun/2pm. $35 adults, $21 students. 402-553-0800 –

Sirens, August 16th.

Other Desert Cities August 22 – September 15 at SNAP! Productions, 3225 California St. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play explores the relationships of a family with differing political views and a tragic family secret that is threatened to be exposed. 402-341-2757 –

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