Alicia Olatuja at Holland Arts Center, Thursday, March 11, 2021:
Omaha Performing Arts is back with another event perfect for Women’s History Month. Alicia Olatuja is coming to the Holland Arts Center to celebrate the iconic musical classics that came from the minds of music’s great women. Her program “Intuition” features songs of Brenda Russell, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Kate Bush, and more. Head to the Holland an hour early to catch Omaha’s own “Queen of Soul” Kathy Tyree and her pre-show curtain warmer discussion on groundbreaking Black women in jazz. Tickets available here.
The Phantom of the Opera at Kroc Center, Thursday, March 11–Sunday, March 14, 2021:
Omaha’s Kroc Center presents a new take on Gaston Leroux’s classic love story, put on by the students of One For All Musical Theater. The organization’s founder and executive director Kim Moore produced new music and an original script that will transport you back to the beloved setting at the Paris Opera in 1890. This retelling reimagines a timeless tale of hope, and the show gives students in the Omaha area the chance to participate in a musical production in whatever capacity they would like: from the orchestra pit to the spotlight. Get tickets to this family-friendly production here.
Andre Vander Velde at The Jewell, Friday, March 12, 2021:
Get your fix of soulful singer-songwriter vibes and R&B attitude with an evening of Andre Vander Velde and his three piece band Jaguar James at The Jewell. Jaguar James brings the groovy baseline to make Vander Velde’s smooth vocals soar. If you're wanting an elevated date-night concert experience, call ahead to reserve your spot with The Jewell's new 2021 Prix-Fixe menu by J. Gilbert's. Purchase tickets to enjoy this nominee for Best Soul Act here.
16th Annual Omaha Film Festival, Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13, 2021:
The Omaha Film Festival is back for 2021, both virtually and in-person at Aksarben Theater. The theater is presenting a small selection of films in a socially distanced setting, and a larger selection virtually. This year’s lineup includes local documentaries, narrative features, animated shorts, and the fan favorite Nebraska Shorts. Moviegoers can purchase tickets to view any individual film virtually, or purchase all-access passes for both the virtual and physical events. Get your passes here.
66th Annual O'Reilly Autoparts World of Wheels, Friday, March 12–Sunday, March 14, 2021:
Whether you’re a classic car junkie or a motorcycle buff, see all your favorite wheels at the 66th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels at CHI Health Center. The expo will feature both local and celebrity showcases, and car lovers can meet and greet with iconic custom car guests Lou Ferrigno, aka The Incredible Hulk, and Dave Kindig from Kindig-It Designs. Get the full schedule and ticket pricing info here.
Event times and details may change. Check with venue or event organizer to confirm.