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Celebrating Omaha Arts ūüéä: Febrary 25, 2021 Newsletter

Feb 26, 2021 09:56AM ● By Megan Bartholomew
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 Annual OEAA Awards Show, February 28, 2021:

Tune in digitally to celebrate local artists in arts, performance, and music who have kept Omaha‚Äôs creative community alive during the pandemic. The¬†2021 OEAA Awards Show¬†ceremony will begin at 5:45 p.m., and¬†feature musical performances by Enjoli & Timeless, Sebastian Lane Band, and the Polka Police. Plus: intro music from Minne Lussa. With a special ‚ÄúPublic Health‚ÄĚ theme, this year‚Äôs show will celebrate crossover in local arts and health care communities, as well as honoring the usual lifetime, cultural, and annual artist nominees. Join the Facebook Live stream this Sunday¬†here, and view the nominees beforehand on the¬†OEAA site.

Omaha Opera's MODULATION, February 25-28, 2021:

Who says classical Omaha arts aren't alive and well in 2021? As our society continues progressing remotely, Omaha Opera brings a new opportunity to expand our imaginations, virtually. MODULATION is a self-guided exploration through themes of isolation, identity, fear, and breath, with pieces by 13 contemporary music voices. Enjoy this exciting journey of light and sound from home by reserving a ticket in support of Omaha Opera here. 

 Black History: Black Business Expo, February 27, 2021:

To finish out Black History Month 2021, Minorities About Business is hosting Black Business Expo from 2-6 p.m. to support all of our favorite local minority-owned businesses. Shop to support makers of color, enjoy performances from Omaha musicians, and come home with a local haul of goods. COVID restrictions will be in place: if you are not feeling well, please stay at home. Get directions to the expo at Metoyer's Event Center here. 

 Lil' Sprouts: Garden Art, March 3, 2021: 

Come and work together with your little gardeners and learn about all the amazing nature you can see at Lauritzen Gardens with Lil' Sprouts' Garden Art next Wednesday. Open to kids ages 3-5, this activity will use different garden locations to teach lessons in shapes, colors, counting, and reading, and each little sprout will get to complete art projects using various pieces of the garden. Pre-register to attend by February 26th on the garden's site here. 

¬†BlueBarn Theater: Richard III ‚ÄúR3¬≥‚ÄĚ, Saturday Feb. 20 + Sunday, Feb. 21:

BlueBarn Theater presents the first show in their Bonfire Series, "R3³," an adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III by Omaha's Sarah Brown. Brown's version of this literary classic features three actors, including Raydell Cordell, sharing the titular role. The show will encourage new understandings of identity and gender and a whole new meaning of complex characters. In-person performances will be limited to BlueBarn season ticket holders, but digital access will be available to the public here starting March 5th. 

Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.