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Explore! November/December 2016

Oct 02, 2016 01:15PM ● By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman

The online calendar of events appears as it does in the print edition of Omaha Magazine. To be considered for publication, please send your event three months in advance to [email protected]

State of Nebraska

John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour. Nov. 1. Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE. The Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will perform songs from his acclaimed 2015 album as well as fan favorites. 402-472-4747 -liedcenter.org

The Price is Right Live! Nov. 2. Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, NE. “Come on down” to the hit interactive stage show and play all the most popular games from the longest running game show on television. 308-382-4515 -heartlandeventscenter.com

explore-ben-foldsBen Folds and a Piano. Nov. 2. Rococo Theatre, Lincoln, NE. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter will delight audiences with a high energy solo performance reminiscent of his earlier tours. 402-476-6540 -rococotheatre.com

Alan Jackson: Keepin’ It Country Tour. Nov. 4. Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE. The country superstar’s 25th anniversary tour will be a celebration of the singer’s career and feature all the hits fans love. 844-854-1450 -pinnaclebank.arenalincoln.com

Veteran’s Day at SAC Museum. Nov. 11. Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland, NE. The museum will honor veterans with a program including a keynote speaker, a panel of subject matter experts, and a lunch. Veterans are encouraged to attend the event in uniform. 402-944-3100 -sacmuseum.org

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights. Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23, 30. Lied Lodge and Conference Center, Nebraska City, NE. The Arbor Day Farm trolley offers one-hour tours of Nebraska City’s best Christmas lights along with a reading of the classic Christmas book, Polar Express. The trolley departs at 6pm. Reservations are suggested. 402-873-8733. -arbordayfarm.org

Gateway Farm Expo. Nov. 16-17. Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney, NE. Over 30 exhibits will showcase the latest technology and product innovations, including a free barbecue lunch. Eight speakers will present the latest innovations in their fields of expertise. 877-720-4885 -gatewayfarmexpo.org

22nd Annual Historical Christmas Dinner and Light Up the Fort. Dec. 3. Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, NE. Guests will take in the first lighting of the decorations on the historic buildings and enjoy a historical Christmas dinner. 308-665-2900 -outdoornebraska.gov

Christmas Past and Present. Dec. 3. Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE. The museum’s signature event includes a lamplit tour of Railroad Town, cooking, crafts, live music, and holiday fun for the whole family. 308- 385-5316 -stuhrmuseum.org

Rhapsody in Black. Dec 5. Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE. This thought-provoking production shares the personal journey of actor/writer Leland Gantt as he grows to understand and navigate racism in America. 402-472-4747 -liedcenter.org

Lorie Line

Lorie Line: A Merry Little Christmas Holiday Tour. Dec. 5. Rococo Theatre, Lincoln, NE. One of the most intimate shows in Line’s touring career, this concert will feature classic Christmas songs and a visit from Santa himself. 402-476-6540 -rococotheater.com

Nebraska Power Farming Show. Dec. 6-8. Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, NE. With more than 2,000 booths and 850 businesses represented, this is the second largest indoor farm show in the country. The show will feature company specials and the promotion of new products and equipment. 402-441-6545 -nebraskapowershow.com

Christmas at the Cody’s. Dec. 16-19. Buffalo Bill Ranch State Park, North Platte, NE. Buffalo Bill’s mansion will be filled with 20 Christmas trees. Guests can enjoy cookies, hot cider, and a visit with Santa. There will also be horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, and a warm welcome from Buffalo Bill. 308-532-4729 -visitnorthplatte.com

Des Moines

Amos Lee

Amos Lee. Nov. 1. Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA. This singer-songwriter’s musical style covers folk, rock, and soul. 515-244-0507 -hoytsherman.org

Warner Bros. Presents: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II. Nov. 5. Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, IA. Experience classic Looney Toons brought to life with soundtracks performed on stage by the Des Moines Symphony. 515-246-2300 -dmsymphony.org

WWI Concert and Exhibit. Nov. 10. Salisbury House, Des Moines, IA. A program of music inspired by or written during World War I, as well as an exhibition of artifacts, will honor veterans and the upcoming centennial of the U.S.’ involvement in the war. 515-274-1777 -salisburyhouse.org

Blue October. Nov. 13. Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, IA. The chart-topping, platinum-selling rock group from Texas will celebrate their newest album by bringing their "Home" tour to the Midwest. 515-244-0507 -hoytsherman.org

Blue October

Bill Engvall. Nov. 18. Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel, Altoona, IA. Enjoy a night of laughs with the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” comedian. 515-967-1000 -prariemeadows.com

Disney On Ice Presents: Passport to Adventure. Nov. 23-27. Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA. Favorite Disney characters will lead audiences on a journey through each of their magical worlds. 515-564-8300 -iowaeventscenter.com

Kansas City

Amy Schumer. Nov. 3. Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO. Actress, comedian, writer, director, and producer Amy Schumer brings her hilariously bold comedy routine to the Midwest on one of the final stops of her world tour. 888-929-7849 -sprintcenter.com

The Naked and Famous. Nov. 4. Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland, Kansas City, MO. The indie electronic musical group comes to Kansas City with the release of their latest album, Simple Forms. 816-283-9900 -midlandkc.com

Hannibal Buress. Nov. 10. Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland, Kansas City, MO. Enjoy a night of side-splitting laughter from the Emmy and WGA Award-nominated comedian. 816-283-9900 -midlandkc.com

CBE Hall of Fame Classic. Sprint Center, Nov. 21-22. Kansas City, MO. Top college basketball teams will compete for the College Basketball Experience’s championship title. 888-929-6540 -sprintcenter.com

A Vivid Autumn: Beethoven and Brahms. Nov. 18-20. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Symphony presents a night of memorable melodies with timeless appeal. 816-471-0400 -kcsymphony.org

Kenny Rogers. Nov. 25. Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, Independence, MO. The country legend will be stopping in Independence on his “Christmas & Hits Tour.” 816-442-6100 -silversteineyecentersarena.com

Christmas at the Square

Christmas at the Square. Dec. 3. Coleman Hawkins Park/ Felix Street Square, St. Joseph, MO. Get into the holiday spirit with carriage rides, music, caroling, and shopping in downtown St. Joseph. 800-785-0360 -stjomo.com

Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical. Dec. 9-11. Missouri Theater, St Joseph, MO. Bring the family to see this heartwarming Christmas tradition brought to life in a magical musical performance. 573-882-3781 -stjomo.com

Sioux City

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Dec. 5. The Sioux City Orpheum, Sioux City, IA. A company of nearly 40 classical ballet dancers and a 60-foot Christmas tree bring tidings of holiday cheer and hope for world peace from Russia. 712-244-5000 -orpheumlive.com

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—The Musical. Dec. 11. The Sioux City Orpheum, Sioux City, IA. The classic holiday adventure takes the stage with heartwarming music and lovable characters bringing holiday spirit to the whole family. 712-244-5000 -orpheumlive.com

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra: España! Featuring Sharon Isbin. Nov. 12. The Sioux City Orpheum, Sioux City, IA. n evening of the romantic melodies and rhythms of Spain. 712-244-5000 -orpheumlive.com

Sioux Falls

Parade of Lights. Nov. 25. Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls, SD. Lighted holiday floats and music will parade through downtown Sioux Falls to bring in the holiday season. -visitsiouxfalls.com

Alicia Olatuja. Nov. 18. Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater, Sioux Falls, SD. Fresh off of her stunning JazzFest 2015 performance, the gospel, soul, jazz, and classical music extraordinaire will return to Sioux Falls. 605-367-4616 -visitsiouxfalls.com

Twilight Flights. Dec. 2-17. Strawbale Winery, Renner, SD. Experience a helicopter ride to see the holiday lights of Sioux Falls and Winter Wonderland at Falls Park from above. Tickets include wines, appetizers, flight, and dessert. 605-543-5071 -strawbalewinery.com