Follow the Map: Jan. 28, 2021 NewsletterJan 28, 2021 01:07PM ● By Tara Spencer
Dis Dance Party, Thursday, January 28:
Always on the cutting edge, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is celebrating their 40th anniversary (and new website) with Virtual at LOW END—Dis Fig+Bemis Website Launch Party. The Berlin-based producer and DJ Felicia Chen (aka Dis Fig) believes risk-taking and provocation are integral to the creative process. Chen’s experimental live music performance explores the sounds of her debut LP Purge in “an astonishing and annihilating spectacle.” Register for this event here.
Folklore Fantasy, Friday, January 29 through May 9:
Lauritzen Gardens is bringing a little magic to this Omaha winter. Fantastical Folklore at Lauritzen Gardens delves into stories about whimsical beings, imaginary creatures, and magical events. Lose yourself in this enchanting exhibit that will introduce you to dragons, mermaids, and an array of other wondrous creatures set in the plant kingdom of the garden. These illustrations of legends and lore were created by garden staff and local artists. Timed ticketing is in place, so be sure to reserve your spot here.
Mapping it Out, Friday, Jan. 29:
Maps measure the distances between us, delineating borders and creating symbolic separations to legitimize territorial expansion. Those who wish to learn more about how maps can render invisible our physical relationship to landscapes can register for Alluvium, presented by Amplify Arts at their Generator Space. Attendees will be led by a gallery attendant through a relational mapping exercise structured around small acts of remembering, recording, reorienting, and reconsidering our relationship to Nebraska’s Waters and the Indigenous territories we occupy. Learn more details here.
Symphonic Songbook, Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31:
From his years with Simon and Garfunkel through his impressive solo career, Paul Simon has influenced a multitude of other musicians, singers, and songwriters. Hear some of his popular works, such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard,” and “The Sound of Silence,” performed by the Omaha Symphony, with soulful crooner Paul Loren, when you attend The Paul Simon Songbook at Holland Performing Arts Center. COVID-19 guidelines are in place, so get your tickets here now.
Storage Wars, Saturday, Jan. 30:
Did you over prep for the recent snowpocalypse and now you wish you had more open pantry space? Take those impulse purchases to January Drive Through Food Pantry Day at Benson Baptist Food Pantry. They will be open regardless of what the weather is. Drive through and drop items off any time between 9 a.m. and noon. Follow the food pantry here for future drop-off dates.