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January/February 2020 Calendar of Events

Jan 01, 2020 01:07PM ● By Bryan Vomacka
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. 


Exhibitions Stage Performances Concerts Family & More

Exhibitions

Frida Kahlo’s Garden Through Jan. 4 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Frida Kahlo is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. The garden at her home in Mexico City was the creative inspiration of most of her work. Admission: $5 general admission, $3.50 for senior citizens and children under 5. 402.731.1137. elmuseolatino.org

Holiday Cultural Trees Display Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. A showcase of how cultures from around the world celebrate the holiday season. Each tree is decorated by a local Omaha ethnic society and is accompanied by interpretative text explaining the meaning behind the various decorations and unique traditions of each culture. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402-444-5071. —durhammuseum.org

Holiday Poinsettia Show Through Jan. 5 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Lauritzen Gardens gets into the holiday spirit with a display of thousands of poinsettias and a 20 ft. tall poinsettia tree at the center of it all. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages six to 12, free for children under six. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 402.346.4002. —lauritzengardens.org

RACE: Are We So Different? Through Jan. 5 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit takes an unprecedented look at race through biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071. —durhammuseum.org

MONA2Omaha: National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark Through Jan. 5, 2020, at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. Photo Ark is an effort to document species before they disappear and record the world’s biodiversity. Sartore has spent the last 25 years documenting approximately 12,000 species from around the world. To date, he has completed portraits of 9,000 unique species. Admission: free. 402.305.1510. —gallery1516.org

The Tuskegee Airmen and African Americans in the Military Through Jan. 18 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American military pilots that fought in the second World War. Learn more about them at this exhibit. Admission: free. 402.932.7077. —gpblackhistorymuseum.org

Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible Through Jan. 19 at Joslyn Art Museum. 2200 Dodge St. This ticketed exhibit features 76 pages from the first handwritten illuminated bible. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 college students with ID, free for members and ages 17 and under. Admission to the museum itself is free. 402.342.3300. —joslyn.org

Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics Through Feb. 2 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. From civil rights to feminism to war and peace, rock music has influenced large parts of our society. This interactive exhibit explores how rock music has effected our society and features artifacts from famous musicians. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071. —durhammuseum.org

Village People, Louder-than-Words exhibit

Lisa Bang Hoffman/Terry Koopman Through Feb. 7 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Hoffman uses traditional gelatin-silver photography to evolve from the history of the medium and respond to the contemporary. Koopman is a 40-year veteran photographer who started with film and has evolved to digital. Admission: free. 402.595.2122. —artscouncil.nebraska.gov

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens Project Through Feb. 15 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. This exhibit explores the communication of birds and the possibility of communication between different species of animals. Admission: free. 402.341.7130. —bemiscenter.org

Diggin’ Dinos Through April 11 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This exhibit features life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and a digging and building area to transport your kids into another world. Admission: $14 age 2 and up, $13 seniors age 60+, free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164. —ocm.org

Area High School Art Exhibition Jan. 2-Feb. 2 at Artists Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. Some of the best young artists in the area will be showcased in this exhibition. The intention of this special show is to promote the art of high school artists and provide insight on how to put on a professional show at a public gallery. Admission: free. 402-342-9617. —artistscoopomaha.com

Origins: New work by Graceann Warn, Michael James, Edgard Camacho, Jason Papenfuss and James Freeman Jan. 3 through Feb. 28 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. This exhibit features contemporary works by listed artists and additional work by local abstract artists. Admission: free. 402.502.8737. —modernartsmidtown.com

100 People Jan. 17 through Feb. 22 at UNO Art Gallery, 6505 University Drive South. Artist Watie White’s project consists of wood carvings of local people who he admires. Admission: free. 402.554.2796. —unomaha.edu

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far Jan. 18 through April 19 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This first-of-its-kind exhibit is designed for children to learn about the diversity of Muslim culture throughout the world. Different sections of the exhibit will focus on art, architecture, travel, and trade. Admission: $14 age 2 and up, $13 seniors age 60+, free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164. —ocm.org

kids in teahouse setting at Zanzibar exhibit

Mary Zicafoose, IKAT: The Essential Handbook to Weaving Resist-Dyed Cloth Jan. 24-March 6 at Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Mary Zicafoose’s work is displayed throughout the world and her knowledge of weaving is self-taught. Admission: free. 402. 280.2509. —creighton.edu

OEAA Winter Visual Arts Showcase Feb. 7-22 at Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery, 1806 Vinton St. The folks behind Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards will celebrate their visual arts nominees with this arts display. Admission: free. —oea-awards.org

Pulitzer Prize Photographs Feb. 22 through May 3, 2020 at Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St. Photography plays an important role in documenting history. This exhibit will feature over 80 large-format photographs that won the Pulitzer Prize. Descriptions of how the photographer captured the moment will also be on display for a unique perspective on the images. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071. —durhammuseum.org

Spontaneity: 10 Nebraskan Abstract Expressionists Feb. 28-May 24 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibition features artwork by 10 abstract and abstract expressionist artists from Nebraska. Admission: free. 402-305-1510. —gallery1516.org

Influence Through Aug. 20, 2020, at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Influence displays the creative work of KANEKO founder and Japanese ceramist Jun Kaneko and how his work, teaching, and creative philosophy has impacted the Omaha community and beyond. Admission: free. 402.341.3800. —thekaneko.org

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Stage Performances

Les Misérables Jan. 14-19 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. One of the most popular productions in theater history, this is the story of former convict Jean Valjean’s life in 19th-century France. Tickets: $40-$125. Times vary. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Les-Miserables-Photo-Matthew-Murphy

A Raisin in the Sun Jan. 17 through Feb. 9 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Set in South Side Chicago, this show follows the Younger family as they fight against poverty and racism. An unexpected insurance check could lead to a better life, but how should they use it? Tickets: $24+ adults, $16+ students. Times vary. 402.553.0800. —omahaplayhouse.com

Cirque Mechanics Jan. 21 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Aerialists soar up to 42 feet in the air in this modern take on a traditional circus. Tickets: $18-$35. 7 p.m. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Cirque-Mechanics acrobats

Is There a Doctor in the House? Jan. 26 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The orchestra is sick and they need the audience to help them feel better. Tickets: $15. 2 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Women Laughing Alone with Salad Jan. 27 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. A staged reading by award-winning playwright Sheila Callaghan about the oppressive and unrealistic cultural expectations that women face in society. This event is free and open to the public. 7 p.m. 403.553.0800. —omahaplayhouse.com

WAKEY, WAKEY Jan. 30-Feb. 23 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. This show talks about time, gratitude, childhood, and the million miracles at work in the world. It includes pictures, music, and cake. 7:30 p.m. most days, Sundays vary. $35 general admission; $30 seniors, educators, military members. 402-345-1576. —bluebarn.org

Howie D: Back in the Day Jan. 31-Feb. 16 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Howie Dorough explores what life was like as a middle schooler trying to fit in-long before he became a member of the Backstreet Boys. Tickets: $25 non-members, $12 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

Todd Barry Feb. 1 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. International comedian and actor Todd Barry visits Omaha and brings his unique brand of standup with him. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Opera Omaha: Abduction from the Seraglio Feb. 7 and 9 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This comedic, yet ultimately tragic, opera is the story of two men rescuing their lovers from a Pasha’s harem. Tickets: $19-$99. 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

A Bronx Tale Feb. 11-16 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. An energetic show about a young man who finds himself caught between his love for his father and the mob in the Bronx in the 1960s. Tickets: $32-$90. Times vary. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Young Calogero, Sonny, A Bronx Tale

Native Gardens Feb. 14-Mar. 15 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. A minor disagreement about property lines escalates into a much bigger battle between two neighbors. Tickets: $36+ students, $18+ students. Times vary. 402.553.0800. —ticketomaha.com

The Little Engine That Could Feb. 15-Mar. 8 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. The timeless tale of believing in yourself comes to the stage in a show for all ages. Tickets: $12 non-members, $10 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Feb. 18 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Creator Joel Hodgson embarks on his final tour, complete with movie riffing robots. Tickets: $30-$300. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Blood at the Root Feb. 19-22 at UNO, 6001 Dodge St. Feb. 28-29, Mar. 1 and 6-8 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. This performance recounts the story of the Jena Six and looks at racial double standards in America. Tickets: $16. Times vary. 402.554.7529. —unomaha.edu

The Crystal Feb. 21-22 & Feb. 28-29 at the Apollon, 1801 Vinton St. This interactive theatrical performance explores space and time. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25, includes dinner. 402.884.0135. —apollonomaha.com

Camille A. Brown & Dancers Feb. 21 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Broadway choreographer Camille A. Brown blends hip-hop, ballet, and tap in this performance. Tickets: $20-$38. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

five Camille A. Brown dancers

Buzzing About Bugs! Feb. 23 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. An original work by 11-year-old Winston Schneider of Omaha, presented in partnership with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Tickets: $15. 2 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Shen Yun Feb. 25 & 26 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Combining ancient legends and modern technology, this troupe brings a unique performance of Chinese dance to the stage. Tickets: $80-$165. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Once Feb. 28-March 22 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. An Irish musician falls in love with a Czech immigrant. Based on the Oscar-winning film. Tickets: $24+ adults, $18+ students. Times vary. 402.553.0800. —ticketomaha.com

The Diary of Anne Frank Feb. 28-March 15 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. A live stage performance of the story of Anne Frank. Tickets: $20 non-members, $12 members. Times vary. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

Stomp Feb. 28 & 29 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Traditional instruments make way for matchboxes, wooden poles, garbage cans, hubcaps and more in this inventive performance.Tickets: $25-$85. 7:30 p.m. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

drummers, percussion on fence in STOMP

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CONCERTS

Keep Push’n Jan. 4 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This REO Speedwagon tribute band formed from a Beatles tribute band. Tickets: $10. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Dirtysnatcha Jan. 4 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The slowdown hosts an EDM dance party with Dirtysnatacha and Space Wizard. Tickets: $12-$15. 9 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

RiFF RAFF: Cranberry Vampire Tour Jan. 9 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The 37-year-old rapper makes a stop in Omaha on his Cranberry Vampire Tour. Tickets: $20. 9 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Recaptured Jan. 10 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The Journey tribute band is one of the most popular in the region. Tickets:$12-$25. 9 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Jan. 12 at Witherspoon Theater, 2200 Dodge St. Omaha Symphony performs Stravinsky’s entire ballet, one that is both elegant and whimsical. Prior to the show, Joslyn curators will give a talk about the museum’s Degas statue, “Little Dancer Aged Fourteen.” Tickets: $35. 2 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Nebraska’s Own: James Barnett Jan. 12 at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St. The second annual Nebraska’s Own concert features pianist James Barnett. Admission: free. 5:30 p.m. 402.333.7466. —vesperconcerts.org

Hotel Desperado Jan. 17 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. These popular performers are a tribute band to the Eagles. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day of show. 8:30 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Haystak Jan. 17 at the Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. This Southern hip-hop legend is coming to Omaha with a host of guests, including Bad News Bobby and Mr Lyd. Tickets: $15 advance. 7 p.m. 402.391.2554. —lookoutomaha.com

The Party After Jan. 17 at the Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The rock band from Omaha released their first single in February 2019. Tickets: $10. 9 p.m. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Piano Power: Rhapsody in Blue Jan. 17 & 18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Louis Schwizgebel and Xiayin Wang perform several classic works on piano. Tickets: $19-$75. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Mark & Maggie O’Connor Jan. 18 at Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St. Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor and his wife, Maggie, are performing with Omaha Conservatory of Music strings students. A Three-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Grand Master Fiddler Champion, Mark has composed music for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Tickets: $10. 402-932-4978. —omahacm.org

Your Smith Jan. 19 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Caroline Smith makes music that is inspired by a combination of her hometown Minneapolis and Los Angeles. Tickets: $10-$12. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Cold War Kids Jan. 23 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The band’s latest album, LA Divine, is inspired by how weird and strange the city of Los Angeles is. Tickets: $32. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Stevie Stone Jan. 23 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. This hip-hop artist is signed to the same label as Tech N9ne. His music combines intense bars with gravelly melodies. Tickets: $15 advance. 8 p.m. 402.391.2554. —lookoutomaha.com

UNO Faculty Showcase Jan. 24 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Dr N. A showcase of renowned musicians who are also committed to teaching students across the country. Tickets: $15 general admission, $8 students, seniors, military. 6:30 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Pet Rock Jan. 25 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Hear music from The Eagles, E.L.O, Styx, and other ’70s bands performed by one of Omaha’s most popular tribute bands. Tickets: $70-$105. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

The Anniversary Jan. 29 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The Anniversary was formed in Kansas in the late ’90s and has consistently toured the Midwest region in the years since. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of show. 8:30 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Jan. 30 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. These bands combine swing, funk, jazz, and blues for a unique sound. Tickets: $25-$40. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Squirrel-Nut-Zippers band on porch

Chris Janson Jan. 31 at Ralston Arena, 1200 Douglas St. This country singer is known for hits such as “Fix a Drink,” “Buy Me a Boat,” and “Drunk Girl.” Tickets: $29.50-$49.50. 7 p.m. 402.934.6291. —ralstonarena.com

Sinatra & Beyond Feb. 1 & 2 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Singer/songwriter/pianist Tony DeSare puts his own style on Sinatra classics. Tickets: $19-$82. 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Run River North Feb. 5 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The band released their third studio album, Monsters Calling Home, Vol. 1, in May 2019. Tickets: $15-$18. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Curly Martin & Friends Feb. 6 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Omaha native Curly Martin performs in his hometown with several other locally-known jazz artists in this popular concert. Tickets: $19-$40. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Ingested, Visceral Disgorge, Cabal, Oppress the Tyrant, Ba’al Berith Feb. 6 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. This show features performances from several bands, including the headliner, a death metal band from the UK. Tickets: $17. 6-11 p.m. 402.391.2554. —lookoutomaha.com

Jason Aldean: We Back Tour Feb. 7 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Following the release of his ninth album, the country music superstar makes a stop in Omaha on his latest tour. Tickets: $51-$325. 7:30 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Cody Jinks Feb. 7 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. This singer of “I’m Not the Devil” and “Lifers” is coming to Omaha. Tickets: $29-$154. 402.934.6291. —ralstonarena.com

The Rush Tribute Project Feb. 7 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. A tribute band for Rush performs their biggest hits. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show. 9 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Bob Marley Birthday Bash Feb. 8 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Award winning band Rhythm Collective performs Bob Marley and other reggae songs in honor of the late singer. Tickets: $10-$12, $20 VIP. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Imani Winds: The Beauty of Strife Feb. 10 at at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St. The Grammy-nominated group aims to connect with their audience in every performance and will make their first stop in Omaha. 7 p.m. 402.333.7466. —vesperconcerts.org

Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet Feb. 11 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Since the 1950s, Eddie Palmieri has mixed American jazz and Afro-Caribbean rhythms into his own unique sound. Tickets: $20-$50. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Eddie-Palmieri and piano

Otis Murphy Feb. 13 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Dr N. An internationally renowned musician, Otis Murphy has played at some of the largest concert halls in the world and will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha for their International Concert Series. Tickets: $15 adults, $8 students, seniors, military members. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

The New Pornographers Feb. 13 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The Canadian indie rock band, known for their single “High Ticket Attractions,” released their eighth album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, in 2019. Tickets: $30. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Grayscale Feb. 13 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Grayscale has been building momentum since their 2011 beginnings with music influenced by everything from nineties rock to modern pop. Tickets: $16 advance, $20 day of show. 7 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Koe Wetzel Feb. 14 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Country singer Koe Wetzel infuses hints of punk in his songs. Tickets: $22-$25. 8:30 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Batman (1989) Feb. 15 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Experience one of the first big screen adaptions of the caped crusader while the Omaha Symphony performs the film’s score live. Tickets: $19-$79. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

The Toasters Feb. 16 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. The Toasters perform in Omaha as part of their “4 Decades in Ska” tour. Tickets: $10-$12. 7 p.m. 402.391.2554. —lookoutomaha.com

Big Head Todd and the Monsters Feb. 19 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The Colorado jam band is known for their hits like “Bittersweet,” and “Blue Sky.” Tickets: $29.50-$44.50. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Brahm’s Symphony No. 1 Feb. 21 and 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Brahm’s Symphony No. 1 features a fantastic finale. Tickets: $19-$73. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Floyd Feb. 21 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. A tribute band to Pink Floyd intent on delivering the most authentic performance possible. Tickets: $12. 8:30 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Motherfolk Feb. 22 at the Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The indie rock band released their third studio album, Family Ghost, in October 2019. Tickets: $10. 9 p.m. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Watch What Crappens Feb. 22 at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. “The creators of “Watch What Crappens” are taking their show on the road. The podcast is a discussion of Bravo TV shows and stars. Tickets: $25 advance, $80 advance VIP, $28 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

The Glorious Sons Feb. 23 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This Canadian band captures the confusion and chaos of young adulthood in their new album, Young Beauties and Fools. Tickets: $20-$99. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Colt Ford Feb. 27 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Ford is known for his hits “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You,” and “Mercy.” Tickets: $25-$30. 8:30 p.m. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Brett Young with special guest Matt Ferranti Feb. 27 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The rising country music star is known for his platinum hits like “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy.” Tickets: $35-$225. 8 p.m. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Stefon Harris & Blackout Feb. 28 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Harris combines jazz and R&B for a unique sound. Tickets: $19-$40. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

Stefon Harris in gray suit

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Family & More

Miracle on Farnam Through Jan. 1 at Midtown Crossing, 30th and Farnam Streets. Miracle on Farnam is a unique tradition where families and friends can browse decorated storefront displays created by local artists and non-profits. Times vary. —midtowncrossing.com

Kwanzaa 2019 Through Jan. 1 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. Kwanzaa is a celebration of family, community and culture. This event will feature the traditional elements of Kwanzaa. 1-2 p.m. 402.932.7077. —gpblackhistorymuseum.org

Winterfest, the 2020 Kroc Winter Games Jan. 11 at The Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. This event is fun for the entire family and includes Indoor Snowball Fights, Bounce houses, snacks and crafts, superheroes, a winter Olympic training ground obstacle course, floor hockey, and live entertainment. Admission: Free. 402.905.3500. —omahakroc.org

Bee There or Bee Square Jan. 17 at Nebraska Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Road. Dr. Jody Green will speak about attracting bees and other pollinators to gardens. She will also discuss how to build and maintain a “bee hotel” for the planet’s pollinating friends. 9 a.m. Admission: $5. 402.444.7804 —events.unl.edu

Pheasants Forever Presents River City Hunting, Fishing, Boat & RV Expo Jan. 17-19 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this show, which features more than 100 exhibitors  showcasing hunting, fishing, and archery equipment; plus boats, ATVs, and campers. Times vary. Tickets: $10 adults, $3 children 15 and under, and free to children under age 3. 712-323-0536 —caesars.com/mid-america-center

Miss Nebraska Latina 2020-Coronation Night Jan. 18 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Miss Nebraska Latina is the state’s largest beauty contest for Latinas. A winner will be crowned on this night. Tickets: $25. 6-8 p.m. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

2020 Midlands International Auto Show Jan. 23-26 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. This event features some of the finest cars in the world. There is something for every car fan out there, as cars, trucks, and SUVs will be on display. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Mac & Cheese Binge Jan. 25 at Midtown Crossing. The fourth annual Mac & Cheese Binge features $3 mac & cheese samplers from participating restaurants. Participants can also vote on their favorites. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. —midtowncrossing.com

Bash & Brawl 2020 Jan. 25 at The Bunker, 9006 Maple St. Omaha Roller Derby is hosting a holiday mini co-ed tournament. Get in the game, or take a seat and cheer on your favorites. Admission: $5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. —omaharollergirls.org

35th Annual Cathedral Flower Festival Jan. 25-26 at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, 701 N. 40th St. Forty of Omaha’s finest floral designers join the Cathedral Flower Guild in this celebration of the coming spring season. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: free. 402-551-2313. —cathedralartsproject.org

Nebraska Chinese Association New Year’s Gala Feb. 3 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This year’s annual gala includes a rare and exclusive opportunity to see world renown performers from some of China’s top song and dance troupes. Tickets will also be available for a VIP Dinner featuring traditional Chinese banquet cuisine. 402-345-0606 —omahachinese.net

Chinese New Year dancers

15th Annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night Feb. 6 at Papillion Landing Community Center, 1046 W. Lincoln St. This annual date night is a special night for fathers or father-figures and their daughters. The event includes dinner, dancing, pictures, and more. Semi-formal attire requested. Registration is required by Jan. 31. Tickets: TBA. 402.597.2041 —papillion.org

The Omaha Home and Garden Expo Feb. 6-9 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. The 54th annual Omaha Home and Garden Expo features items and ideas for the inside and outside of your house. There is also a special focus on eco-friendly ideas. Tickets: $9 adults, $4.50 ages 5-12, free for children under 5. Times vary. —showofficeonline.com

Home-and-Garden-Show fountains

Opera & Entrees Feb. 7 at Monarch Prime, 316 S. 15th St. Before seeing “Abduction from the Seraglio,” opera-lovers can eat hors d’oeuvres and a three-course meal put on by the Opera Omaha Guild before the performance. In attendance will be the conductor, who will present a pre-dinner lecture about the production. Tickets: $75. 5 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Snow Sculpting Competition Feb. 7-9 at 2610 N. Main St. in Elkhorn This event will show beautiful snow sculptures from professional exhibitions across the nation local teams. Competitors will sculpt in sanctioned events for a chance at going to the 2021 national competition. The event will also feature Nebraska’s only Ice Bar. Admission: Free. 402-216-7812. —mainstreetstudios2610.comsnow sculpting dragon, man's face

Omaha Whiskey Festival Feb. 8 at Embassy Suites, 555 S. 10th St. Whiskey distillers, master blenders, and other whiskey experts who will be in attendance. The event will showcase a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, and craft-distilled whiskies. —omahawhiskeyfest.com

Second Annual Tattoo Arts Convention Feb. 14-16 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. Tattoo fans will appreciate this convention, which celebrates all things ink. Special guests include Ink Master contestants James Vaughn, Kyle Dunbar, and Al Fliction. Tickets: $20 day or $40 for a three-day pass.712-323-0536. —caesars.com/mid-america-center

Hibernate & Create RETREAT Feb. 15-16 at Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. Guests can participate in this two-day event of fun and creativity, featuring optional classes, meals, and a dedicated space to create in any medium of their choosing. Registration required. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $200. 402-342-6452. —hibernateandcreate.com

Asics Presidents’ Day Classic Feb. 15-17 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Up to 450 of the best Junior Olympic volleyball teams from around the nation will be competing in this weekend of aces, digs, and spikes. Tickets: $10 for single-day pass or $25 for three day pass. Ages 6 and under are free. 402.341.1500 —chihealthcenteromaha.com

14th Annual Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards Feb. 16 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This awards show recognizes some of the most talented artists and entertainers in the Omaha area in the categories of visual arts, performing arts and live music. 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. show. Tickets: $30-$60. —oea-awards.org

2020 Omaha Boat Sports and Travel Show Feb. 20-23 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. The 73rd year of this event features a wide variety of items for those who love the outdoors. Fishing, hunting, camping, and boating equipment will be on display and experts will be there to assist those looking for more information. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students 18 and under, free for children 5 and under. Times vary. 402.393.3339. —omahaboatsportsandtravelshow.com

14th Annual Extreme Presented by Beertopia Feb. 22 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Extreme is an event featuring over 300 beers including rare, new release, and seasonal flavors. 21+ only. 2-7 p.m. Tickets: $38-$65. 402-345-1708. —beercornerusa.com

Omaha Fashion Week Feb. 23-29 at Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. The fifth-largest fashion week in the nation returns for another round of great clothes and great fun. Local designers are a big part of this event, which also includes a cancer survivors night and shopping. Tickets: $25-$45. 402.937.1061. —omahafashionweek.com

Restore Nebraska Conference Feb. 28-29 at Metropolitan Community College, 5300 N. 30th St. Restoration Exchange is offering another weekend of public education and motivation to restore, revive and preserve older homes and buildings. The two day event opens Feb. 28 with an evening sneak peek tour of the restoration of the former Blackstone Hotel. Times vary. 402-933-3104. —restorationexchange.org

Omaha Royal Princess Ball Feb. 29 at Courtyard by Omaha Mariott Bellevue, 3750 Raynor Parkway. Princesses in training (and their parents) will get to participate in princess games, story time sing along, ballroom dancing, and more. Children will meet their favorite princesses, such as Cinderella, Beauty, the Snow Sisters, and more. Tickets: $25-$40. 402-408-5300. —bellevueeventcenter.com


This calendar was printed in the January/February 2020 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe