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Plays to Pancakes to the Paranormal

Mar 20, 2019 02:25PM ● By Tara Spencer
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Scene from Indecent play

Thursday, March 21:

It’s the opening weekend of Indecent, a play about a play, at Blue Barn Theatre. The drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, recounts the controversy surrounding the play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. Set in a brothel run by a Jewish man who is attempting to raise his daughter piously, and featuring a lesbian love story, it’s a tale that is still controversial over 100 years later. Indecent charts the history of the play, and the path of the artists involved. Get your tickets here now.

Lock and key pattern

Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24:

Looking for a little mystery this weekend? The folks at Spielbound are introducing a free new neighborhood-wide game, Unlock Midtown, comprised of a series of 11 puzzles across 11 retailers. The puzzles were made by a team of local game makers and are handcrafted to each retailer for a unique experience. Pick up a guide at the shop for a list of all participating businesses. Solve all 11 codes and you will be entered to win a prize package worth more than $600 from Midtown Crossing. See where you’ll need to go here.

'90s neon graphic

Friday, March 22:

The '90s are back—from fashion to music, people are reliving the time of grunge and gangsta’ rap. Whether you lived through it the first time, or you were born during that decade, the '90s Nostalgia Party at Parliament Pub West guarantees you’ll have a great time. Two DJs and a microphone will be playing music to take you all the way back. Wear your best nostalgic gear for a cheaper cover charge—and of course, to get your pic snapped in. Find out more here

Haunticon logo

Saturday, March 23:

Haunticon Omaha is a convention consisting of “all things paranormal.” Attendees can meet some of the folks from their favorite paranormal TV shows. Representatives from well-known Midwest locations will also be on hand to answer any questions and help you make the decision as to whether you want to check them out. Because they sold out last year, Haunticon is moving on to bigger things at Sokol Auditorium and Underground this time around. Classes, lectures, and other activities will be happening throughout the day. Click here to get your tickets.

women walking runway in red dress

Saturday, March 23:

The annual Women Defining History Luncheon and Runway Show honors the contribution of women in our community. In recognition of her philanthropic work in our community, this year’s honoree is DCHS member Cindy Hadsell. This year, the focus of the themed runway show is Pillboxes to Headbands: Fashions from the 1960s. There is also a vintage jewelry sale, a raffle, and a silent auction. This event is happening at Fort Omaha at Metropolitan Community College’s Institute of Culinary Arts Swanson Conference Center. Learn more and get tickets here.

stack of pancakes

Sunday, March 24:

What’s better than shoving your face full of pancakes after a long weekend of gaming, partying, and rubbing elbows with paranormal experts? Stuffing yourself while knowing your money is going to a good cause. Obviously. This Sunday, the proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast at St. Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus Council will go to the Omaha St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Learn more here.

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