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Heartland Pride Returns to Omaha! July 8, 2021 Newsletter

Jul 08, 2021 04:01PM ● By Megan Bartholomew

Photo via Heartland Pride

Liz Gre and Victoria Ortega at The Slowdown, Thursday, July 8:
Kansas City pop singer Victoria Ortega and Omaha’s own Liz Gre will be performing together this Thursday at The Slowdown. Gre, a Nebraska Native vocalist and composer, is currently obtaining a Ph.D. in composition from City, University of London, and is gracing her hometown with a summertime break performance. Learn more about Gre here, and get your tickets to hear the stylings of these two powerful female musicians at The Slowdown here.

Santa Lucia Italian Festival, Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11: 
In Sicily, the Santa Lucia Festival is a time for food, socializing, and spiritual renewal. In Omaha, that spirit of renewal is celebrating its 97th year! This weekend, Omaha’s Little Italy neighborhood is going back to their roots. Head to the corners of 10th and William streets for live performances, fantastic Italian food, contests, and more. More information available here.

Terry Pettit: Leveraging Talent Presentation, Friday, July 9:
Join Sarpy County Tourism, Sarpy County Sports Commission, and Midlands Community Foundation in welcoming Terry Pettit, former Nebraska Volleyball coach, as he presents local sports and business professionals with tools to build strong workforces, pulled from his time of developing strong teams of athletes at University of Nebraska. How did these programs emerge, and what challenges make it difficult to maintain excellence over several decades? Learn all the answers from Coach Pettit by registering here.

Heartland Pride Festival, Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10: 
Celebrate Pride in Omaha this weekend! The celebrations begin Friday night at Nebraska’s 6th Annual Youth Pride, geared toward the under-18 LGTBQ+ community in Nebraska, their parents, and their friends! Youth Pride will include a DJ set, scholarship presentation, and an epic drag show. The Pride Party continues into Saturday with a daytime parade through the Old Market and a full-fledged Pride Fest at Baxter Arena, including performances from national drag star Chad Michaels (winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars), The Voice’s OneUp Duo, and more! Get your tickets to Saturday’s festival here.

Three Dog Night at Holland Center Outdoors, Saturday, July 10: 
Legendary American rock band Three Dog Night’s hits weave through the fabric of pop culture today. They’ve had 21 hit singles, including 11 Top Tens, and 12 consecutive gold albums. You can hear all their classic hits this Saturday at Holland Center Outdoors–get ready to sing along to your favorites, enjoy exciting new arrangements of the band’s top tunes, and take it back to a familiar sound that’s spanned five decades. Get your tickets through Omaha Performing Arts here.

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