The Weekend After and the New YearDec 26, 2019 12:10PM ● By Tara Spencer
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Thursday, Dec. 26:Take a break this day after Christmas and get in The Ozone. Let them provide the food and drinks, and, of course, the entertainment. Listen to the BSO All-Stars, featuring a special guest—one of our favorites, Joe Cabral. (Read about him here.) The Blues Society All-Stars were formed in 2001 and also includes Neil Johnsen, Craig Balderston, Mitch Towne, and Dan Maca. Find out more here.
Friday, Dec. 27:Christmas is over, but the new year is nearly upon us. In honor of the past year, Barley St. Tavern presents Old Year, Old Songs, bringing the old and new together. This special evening will feature Kait Berreckman and soooooo many other performers we couldn’t possibly list them all. So dance over here for the full list, or here for other shows at this venue.
Saturday, Dec. 28:Are the kids getting restless? Plan an afternoon outing at the library. If your child is not that into books, there’s an Escape Room at the Florence Branch and Food and Gaming at the Millard branch you can attend. For these and other educational events happening at the library, flip the page here.
Sunday, Dec. 29:Omaha Diversity Experience is having their Afro Excellence Gala at Empire Room in Midtown Crossing. This end of the year gala celebrates the achievements of Omaha Afropreneurs, small and big business owners of African descent, and others. ODEXp and partners are serving up delectable food, exciting music performances, and recognition to nominees in different areas. Find out more here and get your tickets here.
Tuesday, Dec. 31:Yes, it is time for the New Year’s Eve Parties to attack. With events happening all around the city, we wanted to give you several options, including some for the kiddos. Be safe and have a Happy New Year!
- Noon Year’s Eve at The Durham: Children of all ages can enjoy live music by Dino O’Dell and the T-Rex All-Stars, special crafts and activities, and of course, some bubbly (wrap).
- Bubbly New Year’s Eve Party at Omaha Children’s Museum: Keep the kiddie party going with Glinda the good witch and more bubble wrap.
- New Year’s Eve Party at Beercade 2: This one is for the adults who like to celebrate like the kids. Only those 21 and over get to come to this one.
- Bring It In & Ring It In NYE at Scriptown: Listen to some music from The Sound Foundation while you sip some tasty libations. (Don't worry, I have not made a resolution to quit trying to rhyme or use puns in the new year.)
- New Queer’s Eve 2020 at The Sydney: Ring in the new year with DJ duo Desiring Machine. You don't have to be queer for this one, but if you are this is the place to be.
- New Year’s Eve Black and White Party at Rednecks: You know I love a good theme party. Plus, there's free dance lessons available from 8-9 p.m.
- New Year’s Eve 1920s Theme Party at The New Frontier Bar: There are a lot of 1920s/Gatsby themed parties every year, but this one has free live music, and of course, a champagne toast.
- New Year’s Eve at MacDaro’s: If food is a big part of your NYE party considerations, be sure to make a reservation. But even if you don't have one, you can still hit up this party for some live music and champagne.
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.