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March/April 2020 Calendar of Events

Mar 02, 2020 05:55PM ● By Tara Spencer
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm. 


Exhibitions Stage Performances Concerts Family & More

Exhibitions

You Make My Heart Smile but You Also Make My Eyes Cry Through March 14 at the Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St.  This exhibit will feature works by painter and digital artist Thalia Rodgers that explore the earth and her own life through color and psychedelic forms. Admission: free. 402.933.3161. u-ca.org

Before We’re Gone Through March 30 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Dori Settles brings awareness to the environment by creating art primarily with recycled materials and encouraging others to make small changes to create a positive impact. This exhibit of her paintings features endangered species of the animal and plant kingdoms. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, free to children under 3 and members. 402.346.4002. —lauritzengardens.org

Tim Guthrie Through April 9 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Omaha native Guthrie is a multi-media visual artist and experimental filmmaker. He has practiced and exhibited his work in several U.S. cities; he is also a professor of graphic design at Creighton. Admission: free. 402.595.2122. —artscouncil.nebraska.gov

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 ages 2-59, $13 seniors (age 60+), free to children under 24 months. 402.342.6164 —ocm.org

Diggin Dinos exhibit

Pulitzer Prize Photographs Through May 3 at Durham Museum. 801 S. 10th St. Photography plays an important role in documenting history. This exhibit features over 80 large-format, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs with information about how the image was captured. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (age 62+), $7 children 3-12, free for children under 2 and members. 402.444.5071. —durhammuseum.org

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography Through May 10 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Photography has become less believable in the age of the iPhone; images are presumed to have been manipulated or altered from their original forms. Exploring traditional genres of landscape, still life, and portraiture, the work of various award-winning photographers depict raw scenes that appeared before the lens at a precise moment. Tickets: $10 adults, free for youth 17 and under. 402.342.3300. joslyn.org

painting at Joslyn's Fact Fiction

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks Through May 10 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Created by artist Sean Kenney, this exhibit features incredible sculptures of endangered species built from nearly 800,000 LEGO bricks and builds awareness for conservation of all living things. Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, free to ages 2 and under and members. 402.346.4002. —lauritzengardens.org

SPONTANEITY: 10 Abstract Painters from Nebraska Through May 17 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibition features artwork by 10 abstract and abstract expressionist artists from Nebraska. Enjoy their spontaneous, gestural and colorful paintings. Admission: free. 402.305.1510. —gallery1516.org

Joe McHale Through June 5 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. McHale is a visual artist based out of Kearney. His paintings are lively and full of kinetic energy. He creates a visual representation of moments when time stands still and the past, present, and future combine into one. Admission: Free. 402.595-2122. artscouncil.nebraska.gov

Picasso, Master in Clay Through Aug. 22 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. The whimsical works of one of history’s most iconic artists is at El Museo Latino. The exhibition features 55 of the legendary Pablo Picasso’s stylized ceramics. On loan from the Park West Museum, this substantial collection is on display for the first time in Omaha. Admission: $5 adults, $4 college students with ID, $3.50 seniors and children ages 5-17, and free to children under 5 and active military with ID. 402.731.1137. —elmuseolatino.org

Picasso ceramic jug with eye

INFLUENCE Through Aug. 22 at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. Creativity begins with an idea. Through the exploration of physical space, artistic themes, history, and experience, the season of INFLUENCE will examine the history of change at Kaneko while celebrating the future of the organization which has become a driving force for inclusion and diversity of creative thought in Omaha. 402.341.3800. —thekaneko.org

Nash Bellows, Kevin McClay, Mark Pearson and Angela Szelag. March 6-29 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. This show features jewelry, photography, digital art, and wood art. Admission: free. 402.342.9617. —artistscoopomaha.com

Dale Malner: Direct Drive March 6-April 24 at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. Wisconsin artist Dale Malner will show his large-scale paintings. His abstract images deliver bold color and striking impact. The artist will be in attendance at the March 6 opening reception. The exhibit also features Brent Witters, Debora Stewart, and more. Admission: free. 402.502.8737. —modernartsmidtown.com

Liv Schulman: The Gobernment March 19-June 13 at Bemis Center, 724 S. 12th St. Paris-based artist Schulman’s multi-channel video The Gobernment is described as a fictional historical revision of the lives of forgotten women artists. This will be the first presentation of her work in the U.S. Admission: free. 402.341.7130. —bemiscenter.org

Claudia Wieser: Generations March 19-June 13 at Bemis Center, 724 S 12th St., No. 3202. Wieser is a Bavarian artist whose hand-painted sculptures, gold-leafed drawings, and multi-media installations show her appreciation for classical forms, as well as abstract geometrics. Admission: free. 402.341.7130. —bemiscenter.org

Linda Hatfield, Robbi Eklow, and Madeleine Heafey April 3-26 at Artists’ Cooperative Gallery, 405 S. 11th St. This show features pyrography & acrylic, art quilts, and pottery. Admission: free. 402.342.9617. —artistscoopomaha.com

Hot Shops Spring Open House April 25-26 at Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. The 19th annual Spring Open House will feature over 80 artists occupying and exhibiting in 58 studios. The weekend will incorporate demonstrations, including bronze pouring and glass blowing, as well as galleries with artists on hand for the different shows on display. Admission: free. 402.342.6452. —hotshopsartcenter.com

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Stage Performances

The Little Engine That Could Through March 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

Once March 1-22 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. An Irish musician falls in love with a Czech immigrant. Based on the Oscar-winning film. Times vary. Tickets: $24-$42. 402.553.0800. —omahaplayhouse.com

Untamed March 3 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Filipe DeAndrade is the star of the National Geographic series “Untamed” and will show some of his work and speak about how animals saved and changed his life. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12-$28. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

National Geographic's Untamed With Filipe DeAndrade

The Potted Potter Through March 8 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. Potted Potter condenses all seven Harry Potter books into a funny 70-minute show for all ages. Times vary. Tickets: $45-$70. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

two actors onstage, The Potted Potter

Dancing With The Stars March 11 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Fans of the TV show will be able to see the dancers off-screen and in person during this night of performances. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $47-$155. 402.934.6291. —ralstonarena.com

The Illusionists March 11 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The Illusionists bring unique acts, talents, and tricks to the stage for a one-of-a-kind performance. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $29-$59. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

One Night of Queen March 13 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Gary Mullen & The Works have performed around the world and pay tribute to Queen with an energetic re-imagining of the famous rock band. Tickets: $24.50-$55. 8 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

performer as Freddie Mercury onstage

The Diary of Anne Frank Through 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

Native Gardens Through March 15 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. A minor disagreement about property lines escalates into a much bigger battle between two neighbors. Tickets: $18 students, $36-$44 adults. Times vary. 402.553.0800. —omahaplayhouse.com

Dear Evan Hansen March 17-March 22 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This winner of six Tony Awards is the story of a high school student who finds a chance to fit in, in the middle of a tragedy. Tickets: $40-$145. Times vary. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Dear Evan Hansen 2018, cast onstage

Gary Gulman: Peace of Mind Tour March 20 at the Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St.  This two-time Last Comic Standing finalist is guaranteed to entertain audiences with his comedic performances, which notably focus on absurd observations about everyday occurrences. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

ONE Festival 2020 March 20-April 5 at various locations. Opera Omaha’s 2020 festival focuses on celebrating bold risks in storytelling. Throughout two weeks, events and performances will be held at locations like the Orpheum Theater, Film Streams, and more. Admission: $125 for festival pass, tickets for individual events available. Times vary. 402.346.7372. —operaomaha.org

MTHR/WMN March 20, 21, 28, 29 & April 2 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Blending opera, art, and theater, MTHR/WMN celebrates the power that comes from being a woman and a mother at this point in history. Times vary. Tickets: $25. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Jeanne Robertson: The Rocking Humor Tour March 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 75-year-old Jeanne Robertson charms audiences with stories of her life. Tickets: $20-$42.50. 6 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Jeanne Roberston

Cover Motets March 24 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St. This performance mixes traditional motets with the idea of cover songs. Tickets: $35. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

St. John the Baptist March 25, 27, 29 & April 4, 5 at MIDCO Glass Building, 1141 N. 11th St. This retelling of the biblical story of St. John the Baptist, King Herod and Salome explores power tensions between men and women. Times vary. Tickets: $60. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Hairspray, the Musical March 25-29 at South Magnet High School, 4519 S. 24th St. A collaboration between Creighton’s musical theater department and South High Magnet School’s performing arts department, this bold musical is about one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. Tickets: $18. Times vary. 402.280.1448. —creighton.edu/ccas/fineandperformingarts

CINEsound March 26, 28, 29 & April 4 at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. This event features short films accompanied by live music in an exploration of the impact that music has on film. Times vary. Tickets: $30. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Marjorie Prime Through April 12 at BlueBarn Theater, 1106 S. 10th St. Senior Serenity resident Marjorie is worried that her memory may be fading. “Primes” are the latest devices used for helping people with their fading memories and loss of companionship. When Marjorie is gifted a holograph of her husband in his 30s, new levels of complexity are revealed, leading to questions about the limits of technology and the nature of memory. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 seniors (age 65+), military members, or educators. 402.345.1576. —bluebarn.org

Jeff Dunham: Seriously!? April 2 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Jeff Dunham and his band of misfit puppets will perform their unique brand of comedy. 7 p.m. Tickets: $47.50-$63. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

The Capulets and Montagues April 3 & 5 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece is a rarity: a successful opera based on the heartbreaking story of love and loss that is Romeo and Juliet. Tickets: $19-$99. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Peppa Pig Live! April 7 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This action-packed live show featuring beloved characters as life-size puppets and costumed characters. 6 p.m. Tickets: $33.50-$63.50. 402.934.9966. —ralstonarena.com

The Lion King April 15 through May 10 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The award-winning Broadway hit returns to Omaha, bringing the Serengeti to life onstage. Experience the visual artistry as the adventure unfolds against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Times vary. Tickets: $40-$160. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

The Lion King dancers onstage

Peter and the Starcatcher April 15-18, 22-25 at University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1 University Drive. A thrilling adventure ensues for orphaned Peter and his mates. Times vary. Tickets: $6. 402.554-3857. —unomaha.edu

Bright Star April 17-May 10 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Nominated for five Tony Awards, written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, and inspired by real events, Bright Star is a story of enduring hope. Young teenager Alice Murphy is devastated when her infant son is ripped away. Twenty years later, a young man enters her life and ushers in an unexpected glimmer of hope. Times vary. Tickets: $24-$50. —omahaplayhouse.com

Spring Dance Production 2020 April 22-26 at Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California Plaza.  The dance program at Creighton strives to offer dance students the opportunity to develop their skills in professional venues. Their Spring Showcase will feature guests, faculty, and student choreographers. Times vary. Tickets: $18. 402.280.1448. —creighton.edu/ccas/fineandperformingarts

Corduroy April 24 through May 10 at Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Corduroy the teddy bear’s mission to find his missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime. Along with exciting and lively scenes of mischief, this story teaches the importance of empathy and unconditional love. Times vary. Tickets: $25. 402.345.4849. —rosetheater.org

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CONCERTS

Dweezil Zappa: “Hot Rats Live! + Other Hot Stuff 1969” March 1 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Son of Frank Zappa, Dweezil developed a strong affinity for playing the guitar and producing music at an early age. This tour celebrates the 50th anniversary of his father’s daredevil album Hot Rats. 8 p.m. Tickets: $50. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Bay Faction March 1 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This indie-rock band’s sound ranges from poppy to methodical, with some heavy bass in between. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Caskey March 2 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. An unlikely rapper, Caskey was originally a metalhead. His inventive songwriting and blending of musical backgrounds have made him popular in the hip-hop world. Tickets: $15 advanced, $18 day of show. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Elton & Billy: The Ultimate Tribute March 6 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This tribute will feature three hours of music by Elton John and Billy Joel. Andy Anderson and Tony Bohenkamp will bring these artists’ legendary music and iconic personalities to life with spot-on performances. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Kamasi Washington March 6 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Washington is a jazz saxophonist who makes his sound unique with progressive, improvisational music. He has done collaborations with other influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend, and Run the Jewels. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Daniel & the Deliverance March 6 at Harney Street Tavern, 1215 Harney St. This bluegrass group plays at Harley Street Tavern every first Friday of the month and keeps audiences coming back. 9:30 p.m. 402.933.5657. —harneystreettavern.com

Celtic Journey: The Magic of the Emerald Isle March 7-8 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Omaha Symphony takes audiences to Ireland through authentic music, dance, and storytelling. 7:30 p.m. March 7, 2 p.m. March 8. Tickets: $19-$79. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Emily Scott Robinson March 8 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This North Carolina native writes country-folk songs about America, with a little Southern gothic twist. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advanced, $14 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Kill Vargas March 9 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. A wide range of influences drives this pop-punk band’s music. The band added a fourth member last year, so check out the new lineup. 8 p.m. $7. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

ZZ Ward: Stardust Tour March 9 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. ZZ Ward will showcase the unique and powerful blend of blues and hip-hop featured in her latest single “Sex & Stardust.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Jon McLaughlin: My and My Piano March 11 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Laughlin is a singer-songwriter and alum of The Voice. His authentic, emotional music connects with audiences and sets him apart. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $50 VIP. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

Blake Shelton: Friends and Heroes Tour March 12 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Shelton, who was nominated for a 2020 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for “God’s Country,” will perform with special guests Lauren Alaina and special appearances by The Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, and Trace Adkins. Tickets: $49-$129. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Che Malambo March 12 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Che Malambo performs the South American tradition of the gaucho. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$38. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Che Malambo players onstage with drums

Svetoslav Stoyanov March 12 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Drive N. Stoyanov has recorded for numerous labels and his albums have received international recognition. Tickets: $15, $8 for students, seniors, and military members. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Thundercat March 13 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This bassist and singer is well-known for his dynamic contributions to Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed 2015 album To Pimp a Butterfly. In 2016, Thundercat won a Grammy for his work on the track “These Walls” from Lamar’s album. 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Yellowjackets featuring Luciana Souza March 13 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Yellowjackets blends funk, R&B and upbeat jazz. The group has been nominated for 17 Grammy awards throughout its career, which spans 35 years. Joining this performance is Luciana Souza, a Brazilian jazz singer and 2007 Grammy winner for her featured vocals on Herbie Hancock’s album River: The Joni Letters. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$50. 402.345.0202. —ticketomaha.com

One Night of Queen March 13 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Gary Mullen & The Works will pay tribute to superstar Freddie Mercury and Queen’s legacy in this spectacular live show. Fans can expect to relive hits such as “We Will Rock You,” “We Are The Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $24.50-$55. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Radkey March 13 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave.  American garage-punk band Radkey consists of three brothers from St. Joseph, Missouri. Their catchy songs inspire audiences to get up and participate.  9 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Throwback Party March 13 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This party is a journey through the sounds that shaped the ’90s. DJ Ivan Alferez will be on the boards. Tickets: $7 advanced, $10 day of show. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

The Lumineers III: The World Tour March 14 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Following the release of their third album, the Lumineers are embarking on a worldwide tour and stopping in Omaha along the way. Tickets: $39-$113. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

members of The Lumineers

Mac Lethal March 14 at Lookout Lounge, 320 S. 72nd St. Kansas City rapper, songwriter, and YouTube star Lethal keeps his audiences engaged with lighting-fast raps and a sharp sense of humor. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17. 402.391.2554. —lookoutomaha.com

Schumann’s Symphony No. 2 March 15 at Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall, 2200 Dodge St. This performance, conducted by Rossen Milanov, features music from Handel, Dvorak, and Schumann. 2 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Bob Weir & Wolf Brothers March 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This trio features Grateful Dead founding member Weir, Was (Not Was) founder Don Was, and drummer Jay Lane. The band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead and more. 7 p.m. Tickets: $59.50-$199, $328.50 VIP. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros

Destroyer March 15 at Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Dan Bejar aka Destroyer, creates  songs that are characterized by abstract poetic lyrics, and idiosyncratic vocals. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Allen Stone March 17 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Stone brings soul and R&B to Omaha, with an opening performance by Samm Henshaw. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

OM March 18 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This heavy metal trio from San Francisco has a strong sound that juxtaposed by uniquely emotional lyrics. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced, $22 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

The Floozies: Dayglow Funk Tour March 19 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This band knows how to bring the funk, with eclectic live performances. Sunsquabi and Defunk will be opening. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced, $25 day of show. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

Gary Gulman March 20 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. A scholarship college football player, an accountant, a high school teacher, and a performer walk into a bar—and they are the same person. Gulman will perform over an hour’s worth of material he’s never performed in Omaha. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 402.884.5353 —waitingroomlounge.com

Emanuel Ax Performs Brahms March 21 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. World-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax performs Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto. Tickets: $25-$133. 8 p.m. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Mirrors: A Dark Party Event March 21 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Mirrored stage production, mystical lighting, and immersive sound are the themes of this party. Music by EZB, Hyddin, Dark Oceanz, String Theory, and TrvpSquad. 9p.m. Tickets: $5 advanced, $8 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Avi Kaplan March 23 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Kaplan, a former member of three-time Grammy winning a cappella group Pentatonix, is known for his deep bass voice inspired by artists like John Denver, Bill Withers, and Simon & Garfunkel. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 advanced, $20 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

MercyMe 20/20 Tour March 27 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. This American contemporary Christian music band is bringing the faith to Omaha, with special guests Jeremy Camp and David Leonard. Tickets: $28-$103. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Gina Chavez March 27 at Scott Recital Hall, 1200 Douglas St. Gina Chavez explores her Latin American roots through music. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$40. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Gina Chavez, blue chair, with guitar

Brahms’ Violin Concerto March 27 & 28 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. A performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto, featuring D’un matin des printemps and La Mer. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$100. 402.345.0606. —ticketomaha.com

Matt Wilson & His Orchestra March 28 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Wilson and his harp and banjo orchestra will perform the best music from his deep repertoire, as well as unique renditions of old-time songs that he considers to be among the greatest of all music history. 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Mal Blum April 1 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Dubbed “punk’s greatest hidden treasure” by Stereogum, Mal Blum writes cleverly crafted songs that are immediate, self-effacing, and viscerally relatable. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 advanced, $12 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Mdou Moctar April 4 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Mdou Moctar immediately is one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. Not sure what that means? Have a listen and it will be clear. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Heart Bones April 5 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Heart Bones is a collaboration between Sean Tillmann, aka Har Mar Superstar, and Sabrina Ellis of A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Alice Cooper Ol’ Black Eyes Tour April 7 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Cooper's shows are part theater, part rock n' roll, and all vamp. The architect of shock-rock is bringing his tour to Omaha, with some help from heavy-metal glam goddess Lita Ford. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50-$700. 402.661.8501. —ticketomaha.com

Real Estate April 13 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This indie rock band’s poetic lyrics and soothing sounds make audiences feel at home. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced, $25 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

David Archuleta April 14 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. An American Idol runner-up in 2008, Archuleta is a passionate singer of adult contemporary-style pop. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $30 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Brandy Clark: Who You Thought I Was Tour April 16 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Six-time Grammy nominee Clark is a Nashville-based country artist and talented lyricist. She has written songs for icons like Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry, and Kacey Musgraves. 8 p.m. Tickets: $29 advanced, $34 day of show. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

Post Animal April 17 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This psychedelic rock band from Chicago spent this February touring the UK with Grammy-winning rock band Cage the Elephant. Post Animal uses the right amount of pop to sweeten its heavy rock sound. 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Billie Eilish: Where Do We Go? World Tour April 17 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Billie Eilish is one of the music industry’s rising stars and is going on her first ever tour. She had a history-making night at the 2020 Grammys, winning the four biggest prizes: best new artist, record of the year, album of the year, and song of the year. Tickets: $39.50-$99.50. 7:30 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Anna Burch April 17 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Burch’s lo-fi indie rock is teeming with “mischievous lyrics delivered with deceptively bittersweet vocals.” The alternative singer/songwriter hails from Detroit, Michigan. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

Dan + Shay: The (Arena) Tour April 18 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Dan + Shay set off on their first headlining tour, bringing their smooth vocals to audiences around the country. Tickets: $39.50-$79.50. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

Keller Williams April 23 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Williams built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. With the use of today’s technology, Williams creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, with nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. 402.884.5353. —waitingroomlounge.com

RIND April 24 at Barley St. Tavern, 2735 N. 62nd St. From Ohio to Omaha, this five-piece band is sharing their unique sound across the country. 9 p.m. Tickets TBA. 402.408.0028. —barleystreet.com

Trevor Hall April 25 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Hall’s music is an exciting mix of folk and reggae. This performance will feature special guest Brett Dennen, who adds pop to the performance. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced, $35 day of show. 402.345.7569. —theslowdown.com

Dé-Trese April 27 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Local rapper Dé-Trese is performing with Andre Right, J. Taylor, M3, and Jai T, with special guest DJ Madix. 8 p.m. Tickets: $8 advanced, $12 day of show. 402.884.5707. —reverblounge.com

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Fish Fries Feb. 28-April 3 in various locations. Lent starts with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26, and while some people will abstain from eating meat on Fridays for religious reasons, others will eat fish simply because they enjoy it. Many churches and community centers around Omaha will provide a fish (or meatless) dinner on Fridays during this time frame. Here are a few popular choices that draw crowds: All Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church, 9012 Q St. 402.934.3688. allholyspirit.ne.goarch.org American Legion No. 1, 7811 Davenport St., 402.392.0444. American Legion No. 374, 13913 S Plaza, 402.895.1324. post374.org Croation Cultural Society of Omaha, 8711 S. 36th St., 402.733.1018. Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 5219 S. 53rd St. 402.731.3176. holyghostomaha.com Holy Name Catholic Church (2020 Best of Omaha Winner), 2901 Fontenelle Blvd. 402.451.6622. holynameomaha.org Mount Calvary Community Church, 5112 Ames Ave., 402.457.4216. mtcalvarycommunitychurch.org Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (2020 Best of Omaha Winner), 3405 S. 118th St. 402.333.8662. maryourqueenchurch.com Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2124 S. 32nd Ave., 402.341.5604. ollomaha.com St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church 602 Park Ave. 402.345.7103. stjohnsgreekorthodox.org St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, 402.895.0808. sjvomaha.org St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 129 N. 40th St., 402.558.4633. saintbarnabas.net St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn (2020 Best of Omaha Winner), 20500 West Maple Road, Elkhorn. 402.289.4289. stpatselkhorn.org St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St., 402.896.9675. stephen.org St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover St., 402.556.1456. stmomaha.org St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive. 402.496.7988. svdpomaha.org Tangier Shrine Center, 2823 S. 84th St., 402.392.0404. tangiershrine.com

fried fish and sides on plate

Omaha Film Festival March 3-8 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Omaha Film Festival. The event will showcase over 100 films throughout the week, including innovative new flicks, locally-produced shows, and past masterworks of cinema. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn with professionals from across the country at OFF Academy, and festival parties allow for dialogue with the community.  Times vary. Admission varies from $10 single-movie tickets to $100 multi-day passes. 402.203.8173. —omahafilmfestival.org

First Friday Old Market March 6 and April 3 in the Old Market. This event features live music along the brick streets of the Old Market, free Ollie the Trollie rides and galleries that explore fresh perspectives. 6-9 p.m. Admission: Free. —firstfridayoldmarket.com

65th Annual World of Wheels March 13-15 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Vehicles from classic Cadillacs to hot rods will be shown at this annual event, which allows local car owners to display their machines. Times vary. Tickets: $18 general admission, $6 children 6-12, free to children 5 and under. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 14 in downtown Omaha. This annual parade, put on by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will march through the downtown area starting at 15th and Howard streets and continuing through the historic Old Market. —aohomaha.org/parade

An Evening of Irish Fun March 14 at St. Bernard School, 3604 N. 65th St. Corned beef and cabbage, live music by the Connor Dowling band, and performances from Dowd’s Irish Dance Academy make this an ideal event for St. Patrick’s Day. Admission: $25 adult, $20 seniors, $10 children ages 6 and up, free for children 5 and under. 402.551.0269. —stbernardomaha.org

Bockfest March 14 at the German American Society, 3717 S. 120th St. Bockfest is one of the area’s favorite German celebrations. It feature music, beer poking in the biergarten, and beer, brats, and pretzels to consume. 1-7 p.m. Admission: free, but cash must be used for beer and food. 402.333.6615. —germanamericansociety.org

Spring Festival March 20-22 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Times vary. Tickets: $9 adults, $8 seniors, children 10 and under free. 402.934.9966. —ralstonarena.com

Metro Omaha Builder’s Association Home Show March 27-29 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Professionals in new home building, home improvement, landscaping, decorating, smart energy, and more. Attendees can find fresh ideas, innovative products, practical advice, and great deals from hundreds of experts all under one roof. Times vary. Tickets: $9 adults, $7 children 7-12, seniors ages 65+, and military members with ID.  402.444.1263. —moba.com

International Omaha April 9-12 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This favorite event of Omahans is coming back. The featured events are the InIt2WinIt Speed Jumping Series Final, Pro-Junior Challenge, and the Grand Prix. Times vary. Tickets: $20-$45. 402.930.3079. —internationalomaha.com

woman on horse, International Omaha dressage

Nebraska Science Festival April 3-26 in various locations. More than 41,000 people celebrated Science Festival in 2019. The 2020 festival proves to be just as exciting, with a keynote speaker, hands-on demonstrations, lectures, and more. Admission: free, but tickets to the keynote speaker are limited. 402.559.4319. —nescifest.com

Harlem Globetrotters April 5 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Trick shots, dunks, and unbelievable basketball skills are all on display for an event that the whole family can enjoy. Tickets: $26-$111. 3 p.m. 402.341.1500. —chihealthcenteromaha.com

woman from Harlem Globetrotters, little girl

2020 Tastes and Treasures April 17 at Field Club of Omaha, 3615 Woolworth Ave. This event, sponsored by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, features food and auctions to benefit the Salvation Army. Admission: $100. 6 p.m. 402.660.1680. —centralusa.salvationarmy.org/omaha

Earth Day Omaha April 18 at Elmwood Park, 60th & Dodge streets. Celebrate Mother Earth through science, education, music, food, and fun at this event, which features eco-friendly demonstrations on ways to better the Earth, health and wellness programs, and engaging activities for children. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free. —earthdayomaha.org

yoga class at Earth Day Omaha

Sarpy County’s 50th Anniversary of Earth Day April 26 at Bellevue University Campus, 1040 Bruin Blvd. This indoor event provides lots of family fun and education about saving the planet. Noon-4 p.m. Admission: free. 402.880.7580. greenbellevue.org


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