Variety is the Spice of LifeFeb 27, 2020 11:01AM ● By Tara Spencer
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Thursday, February 27:Omaha’s Clash of the Comics is happening again at Funny Bone Comedy Club. Watch local and regional comedians compete for the chance to host in front of a nationally touring headliner. The entertainers will have five minutes to perform a clean set and prove themselves. Don Seager is hosting and Nick Allen is the headliner. This is an 18 and over show, and you can get your tickets here now.
Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, May 3:Pulitzer Prize Photographs is the second Pulitzer-themed display to visit The Durham Museum. It features more than 80 large-format framed photographs that have been expanded, allowing visitors to explore every detail of these images. Each photo is accompanied by a label describing the dramatic story of how the photographer captured the moment. You can purchase tickets online here.
Friday, February 28:Based on the Oscar-winning (for best song) film, Once is a dramatic tale about unexpected love, that also happens to be loosely based on a true romance. Guy is an Irish musician and Girl is a Czech immigrant who is a singer in her own right. Despite their considerable age difference, the two fall in love. The Tony-winning play is at Omaha Community Playhouse, and will be performed entirely on stage, with the actors doubling as orchestra musicians. Get your tickets here.
Saturday, February 29:Kanesville Symphony Orchestra is playing at the Community Open House happening at Hoff Center Family Arts and Culture Center in Council Bluffs. Members of Chanticleer Community (and Children’s) Theater and American Midwest Ballet will also perform. Visit PACE studio artist spaces and browse the Anne & John P. Nelson Gallery. This event is free and includes building tours and art classes as well. Find out more about this event and PACE (Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment) here.
Saturday, February 29:If you weren’t able to get in to the Omaha Fashion Week shows this week, you can still get in on the fun at the Official OFW Afterparty. There’s fizzy drinks, late-night snacks, and even a giant ball pit pool. DJ Shif-D will provide the soundtrack for this party. This swanky event at Empire Room in Midtown Crossing is free, but you do need to RSVP, which you can do here.
Sunday, March 1:Theodore Wheeler reads from his new novel In Our Other Lives at The Bookworm from 1-2 p.m. This latest novel is a provocative story about “abandoned faith, heartbreaking loss, and inescapable government scrutiny in the heartland of a post-9/11 nation.” He is joined in conversation by Kassandra Montag, author of the acclaimed novel After the Flood, who was featured here in the January/February 2020 issue of Omaha Magazine. A book signing and Q&A will follow. Learn more about the author and the book here.
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