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A New Start with Art: Jan. 7, 2021

Jan 07, 2021 11:10AM ● By Tara Spencer
paintbrush dipping into watercolor palette

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Dance it Off, Through Jan. 30: 
Did your New Year’s resolution include exercising more? Or perhaps picking up a new hobby? You might want to check out Rhythm Weekends, an event from Omaha Jitterbugs. They’re offering jazz, tap, and of course, a Jitterbugs’ night. Whether you’re a beginner, expert, or in between, they have a class for you. Sign up soon, though! They will fill up. For scheduling and pricing information, slide over here

Aaaand Discuss, Thursday, Jan. 7:
Holy Family Community Center presents Borderlands Screening and Discussion at 5:30 p.m. This is an online viewing of “Borderlands,” the third and final episode from the 10th season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, with a discussion of the episode to follow, featuring Karin Campbell, Rachel Adams, and Misael Soto. This episode focuses on the region between the United States and Mexico—long a site of political conflict, social struggle, and intense creative ferment—with artists responding to one of the most divisive moments in the history of the area. Stream it here.

Book Look, Friday, Jan. 8:
Small-town secrets abound in the Sandhills of Nebraska in this first novel from Chris Harding Thornton. Join the Dundee Book Co. for the Pickard County Atlas (Virtual) Release Party as they dig into the spellbinding debut about how residents of a Midwest town react to the aftershocks of crime and trauma. The event will feature a reading from the novel, an interview with the author, and questions from the audience (you). Find the link here, where you can purchase the book and a ticket for $25, or a "party ticket only" for $5, from the drop-down menu. Proceeds from the event will benefit No More Empty Pots.

Follow the Art, Friday, Jan. 8:
Project Project is having an opening reception for their latest installation, Cartesian// Split by Allison Baker. This interactive exhibit features her dimensional and 2D works “drenched in a Pixy Stix-flavored sludge that exist in a not-so-parallel mom’s house universe.” As always, this is a free event open to the public, as long as the public follows social distancing guidelines and wears their masks. Attendance will be limited to 10 guests in the space at a time. To learn more, weave your way over here.

Wedding Woes Solved, Sunday, Jan. 10:
Those who recently got engaged, are planning a long-awaited wedding, or just want an excuse to dream can visit the DC Centre Bridal Show. Attendees can visit with vendors who can help with travel plans, attire, entertainment, and more. Whatever you need, exhibitors can provide guidance and answers to all your wedding-related questions. There is complimentary admission for every guest, food tastings, fabulous giveaways and prizes. Be sure to reserve your ticket here


Now Open: Do you need some help enhancing your social media presence? The Selfie Spot Museum in Benson may be just what you need. Founded by Omaha native and philanthropist Aja Anderson, the museum had its grand opening this last weekend. It’s located at 6003 Maple St., and aims to create safe, memorable experiences for community members to boost their social media feeds. While masks and social distancing are required, face coverings may be removed while taking photos. You can book your first session here.