October 2021 Event CalendarOct 01, 2021 01:37PM ● By Omaha Magazine
» Exhibits «
Aliento a Tequila
Through Oct. 20 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. This exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions of tequila through a series of photographs by Joel Salcido. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: $5 general, $4 college students with ID, $3.50 students (K-12) and seniors (55+), free to members and children under 5. 402.731.1137
Juan José Castaño-Márquez Exhibit
Through Oct. 29 at Petshop, 2725 N. 62nd St. Castaño-Márquez is a Colombian-born artist based in the United States working in visual biomythography, photography, performance, video, and new media arts. Hours vary. Admission: Free.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Through Oct. 30 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. On August 28, 1963, the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement were responsible for conducting the largest demonstration ever seen in our nation’s capital. This exhibit provides historical photographs of the march participants, organizers, and program speakers. 1-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. Admission: Free. 402.932.7077.
Through Nov. 6 at Union for Contemporary Arts, 2423 N. 24th St. Printmaker Delita Martin works primarily from oral traditions, along with vintage and family photographs, to explore the power of the narrative impulse. 2-8 p.m. Tuesdays, noon-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: Free. 402.933.3161.
American Impressionist Society—22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition
Through Dec. 12 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibition will feature 200 impressionist artworks by artists across the country. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission: Free. 402.305.1510.
Through Dec. 31 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This interactive children’s exhibit turns well-known board games and video games into real-life adventures. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 402.342.6164.
Through Feb. 25, 2022 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Omahan Jun Kaneko will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center this month. He has installed an exhibit featuring pieces from his permanent collection. 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 402.341.3800.
Oct. 1-31 at Artists’ Co-op, 405 S 11th St. Jacoby's visual arts varied from elaborate drawings of futuristic landscapes to oil paintings of abstract geometric landscapes. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: Free. 402.342.9617.
Oct. 1-24 at HotShops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. This exhibit is one in which the artists break out and explore the world around them in mediums such as glass art, jewelry, and paintings. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission: Free. 402.342.6452.
Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer
Oct. 2, 2021-April 17, 2022, at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Joslyn’s first exhibit focusing on Karl Bodmer’s watercolor portraits of Native Americans features 64 recently conserved watercolors. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 college students with ID, free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 402.342.3300.
Bemis Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
Oct. 15-29 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Bemis’ annual event features 200+ local, regional, and national artists of varied mediums. Art will be available to view online starting Oct. 1. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Admission: Free. 402.341.7130.
Colin C. Smith, Soft Geometry Paintings and Sculpture
Oct. 22-Nov. 22 at Creighton University Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Smith’s wall pieces reference minimal painting and expressionism while his floor sculptures are playful and casual. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: Free. 402.280.2290.
Neil GrIEss Exhibition
Nov. 1-Jan. 7 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Griess is a visual artist currently living and working in Omaha. He has 10 works of mixed medium, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. 402.595.2122.
40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World Exhibition
Oct. 30-Jan. 30, 2022, at Durham Museum 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit features 40 images by Howard G. Buffett documenting the world hunger crisis. Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members and children under age 2. 402.444.5071.
Windborne’s The Music of Pink Floyd
Oct. 1 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. Amplified by a full rock band and singer, the Omaha Symphony captures Pink Floyd’s spirit. This concert features a laser and light show set to 17 Pink Floyd songs. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$90. 402.345.0606.
The Citizens’ Ball
Oct. 2 at Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Local group Arson City, known for their hard-rock songs like “The Horror Show,” headlines this event. Other performers are Evandale, Before We Die, and Mind Flight 7 p.m. Tickets: $17. 402.884.5353.
We Are Old Dominion Tour
Oct. 3 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Boulevard. Four-time ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year winners Old Dominion bring their country music to Stir Concert Cove. 6 p.m. Tickets: $65-$170+.
Oct. 5 at Reverb lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Wild Pink’s latest album, A Billion Little Lights, explores the dichotomy of finally achieving emotional security while also feeling existentially smaller. 8 p.m. Admission: $13 advanced, $15 day of show, 402.884.5707.
Bozz Scaggs: Out of The Blues Tour
Oct. 6 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Scaggs’ five-decade career includes a Grammy and several Top 40 hits. He will perform hit tunes from his Grammy-nominated album Out of the Blues. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35-$80. 402.345.0606.
Safari Room with Bach Mai and Bad Self Portraits
Oct. 7 at Reverb lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This independent, indie-rock band based out of Nashville, Tennessee, is centered around introspective lyrics and human connection. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Oct. 8 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. Reckless Kelly is an American country rock band. They took their name from the Australian highwayman Ned Kelly. 8 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $30. 402.964.2021.
The Airborne Toxic Event
Oct. 9 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This group is known for combining rock music and orchestral arrangements. All ages are welcome. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. 402.884.5353.
Oct. 9 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. Breland is known for his song “Throw It Back,” featuring Keith Urban. His music typically blends hip-hop beats with country rhythms. 21+ event. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20-$350. 402.964.2021.
Ed Archibald & Friends
Oct. 9 at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. Local jazz saxophonist Archibald writes, produces, arranges, and performs original music and covers other musicians. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Admission: $15 general, $5 credit given to students with valid ID. 917.748.4337.
Bach & Britten by Bahl
Oct. 10 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Composer Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas starts the program in a musical exploration of her roots. Principal Oboe Alexandra Rock will perform Bach’s “Concerto for Oboe d’amore,” and Britten’s playful “Simple Symphony” will end the performance. 2 p.m. Tickets: $35-$40. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 11 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This gold-selling Los Angeles quartet came together at film school, which has influenced their pop sound. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced, $27 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 12 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This band received an RIAA Diamond designation for their album Hi Infidelity in 2017. They are known for their 1980s hits such as “Keep on Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling.” 7 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$125. 402.934.9966.
Mo Lowda & The Humble with Desert Noises
Oct. 13 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This indie rock band creates a unique, interactive experience every time they hit the stage. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 early bird (first 50 tickets), $15 advanced, $17 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Stop Light Observations
Oct. 14 at Reverb lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Stop Light Observations is a four-piece band from Charleston, South Carolina, that eschews labels. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Oct. 15 at Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Chris Carrabba and his group gained fame in the early 2000s. They are known for their song "Screaming Infidelities.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$60. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 15 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The last time this Type O Negative tribute band Bloody Kisses came to Omaha, the venue sold out. They return with a longer, all-new set. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $13 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Nelly with Blanco Brown
Oct. 20 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Rap artist Nelly is known for “Country Grammar” and “Ride Wit’ Me,” and won Grammy awards in 2003 and 2004. 7 p.m. Tickets: $45-$95, VIP $345-$495. 402.934.9966.
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Oct. 20 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Stuart has played alongside musicians ranging from Johnny Cash to Lester Flatt. 8 p.m. Tickets: $28 advanced, $30 day of show.
Jake Miller - hi, I missed you tour 2021
Oct. 20 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Jake Miller crafts all his own beats and lyrics, and can also play the guitar and piano. 7:30 p.m. Admission: $20 advanced, $25 day of show.
Oct. 21 at Reverb lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Co-Op has performed with rock legends such as Motley Crue, The Hollywood Vampires, and Alice Cooper. 8 p.m. Admission: $12 advanced, $15 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Straight No Chaser
Oct. 23 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This a cappella group is known for their unique renditions of bar-themed classics such as “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Tequila.” 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25-$72. 402.345.0606.
Tribute to Barbra Streisand with Ann Hampton Callaway
Oct. 23-24 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. The Omaha Symphony performs classical music from five decades of Barbra Streisand’s multifaceted career with singer-songwriter Calloway. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m Sunday. Tickets: $20-$90. 402.345.0606.
Jimmie Vaughan’s The Story Tour
Oct. 27 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. Suite 95. This four-time Grammy winner and noted blues performer has performed with everyone from Bo Diddly to Bob Dylan. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-500. 402.964.2021.
Dayseeker with Hollow Front, Wither, Decay, and Widow7
Oct. 28 at Reverb lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Dayseeker is an American post-hardcore band. Hollow Front, Wither, Decay, and Widow7 will open. 7 p.m. Admission: $15 advanced $17 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Frontier Strings: Tutti
Oct. 29 at Omaha Conservatory of Music, 7023 Cass St. Frontier Strings will perform a variety of pop songs, sacred music, fiddle tunes, classic show tunes, and movie music. 5:30-6:15 p.m. 402.932.4978.
Oct. 29 at CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Daigle is a contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter who has won Grammy Awards for her song “You Say” and her album Look Up Child. 7:30 p.m. Admission: $29.50-$126.
Oct. 29 at Reverb lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This band performs a soulful, reggae-infused blend of folk-rock and melodic hip hop. 9 p.m. Admission: $18 advanced, $20 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Falletta Conducts Pines of Rome
Oct. 29-30 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. Guest conductor JoAnn Falletta takes the helm for two pieces from Respighi’s Roman Trilogy. The performance includes Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$81. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 30 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. This group from Los Angeles blends hip hop with R&B, while retaining indie-pop sensibilities. 8 p.m. and midnight. Ages 21+ only. Tickets: $25-$250. 402.964.2021.
Oct. 31 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1300 Douglas St. This annual show will excite music lovers with creepy classics such as Saint-Saēns’ “Danse Macabre,” Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” 2 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.345.0606.
» PERFORMANCES «
Disney Descendants: The Musical
Through Oct. 10 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. The Isle of the Lost is home to the daughters and sons of the world’s worst villains. Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$27. 402.345.4849.
Murder on the Orient Express
Through Oct. 10 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This production is a thrilling whodunit set aboard the world’s most famous luxury locomotive. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$35. 402.345.0606.
Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Through Oct. 24 at BlueBarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. Four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. Their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 for health care workers, educators, and military personnel. 402.345.1576.
Oct. 1 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This artist is known for his popular podcasts, films, appearances on TV shows, and for presiding over The High Court as Judge Doug on Comedy Central. 9 p.m. Tickets: $22. 402.884.5353.
The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful
Oct. 8-Nov. 7 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Fans of vampires, werewolves, mummies, and ancient family curses will appreciate this comedy. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Tickets: $36 for adults and $20 for students. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 26-Nov. 14 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. This play blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. Times vary. Tickets: $59-$249. 402.345.0606.
The Capulets & the Montagues
Oct. 15 and 17 at Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. The Capulets & the Montagues is Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece, which is a seldom-seen telling of Romeo and Juliet. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19-$99. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 21 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Comedian and ventriloquist Dunham has appeared many times on Comedy Central with his cast of puppets. 7 p.m. Tickets: $47-$200. 402.341.1500.
Oct. 22-24 at Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. This stand-up comedian is known for MTV’s Wild ’N’ Out and Guy Court. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30. 402.493.8036.
The Rocky Horror Show
Oct. 29 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. A loving homage to the classic B-rated sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show tells the tumultuous story of Brad, Janet, and Frank’ N’ Furter. 11:45 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets: $30-$60. Pitside and balcony are seated first come, first pick within the section.
Oct. 29-Nov. 14 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Corduroy sets out on a journey through every section of the department store in search of his missing button. Dates and times vary. Tickets: $20 non-members, free to members. 402.345.4849.
» Family & More «
It’s the end of Farmer’s Market Season. Most, if not all, of these farmers’ markets have reserved the first hour for expectant mothers, senior citizens, and those with underlying health conditions. Masks are encouraged. Pets, unless service animals, should stay home.
Village Pointe Farmers Market
Oct. 2 at Village Pointe Shopping Center, 168th and West Dodge St. (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 402.505.9773.
Bellevue Farmers Market
Oct. 7 at 1717 Bellevue Way. (3-7 p.m.) 425.454.8474.
Omaha Farmers Market
Oct. 2 and 9 at the Old Market, 10th and Jackson St. (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Oct. 3 and 10 at Aksarben Village, 67th and Center St. (Lot 26) 402-345-5401.
The Shadows Edge Haunted House
Opens October 1, 3457 S 84th St. Shadow’s Edge is returning to Mangelsen’s for its 16th season. Weeknights: Dusk-10 p.m. Weekends: Dusk-12 a.m. Admission: $16 Thursday-Sunday, $8 Monday-Tuesday.
Oct. 1 at Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Dr, Waterloo, NE. This is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with over 200 vendors. The early bird ticket is required and includes the whole weekend at $30. General Admission: $10 per day or $20 for a full weekend pass. Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Children 12 and under are free.
An Evening with Lisa Scottoline
Oct. 3 at Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow. Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author. Scottoline will be discussing her latest project, Someone Knows. 7 p.m. Admission: free with limited space and required registration. 712.323.7553.
Japanese Ambience Festival
Oct. 2-3 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.
In celebration of fall and Japanese culture, a variety of activities such as Japanese calligraphy and food tasting will be taking place. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12, free for children under age six and garden members. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 402.346.4002.
Council Bluffs Arts and Crafts Show
Oct. 9-10 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA. This is one of Iowa’s largest arts and crafts show with over 200 exhibitors selling thousands of unique, handmade products. Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: free. 563.357.1986.
Omaha Children’s Museum Trick or Treating
Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. The Omaha Children’s Museum is holding an all day trick or treating event this year. Trick-or-treaters will get a variety of Halloween treats and fun goodies. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is included with the museum's admission. 402.930.8032.
Omaha Holiday Expo
Oct. 16 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. This event is back in Omaha for a special holiday season with 100+ local exhibitors. It will feature holiday decorations, arts and crafts, Santa pictures, beauty bar, DIY classes, prizes, live music, and endless local shops. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trick or Treat with the Animals of Gifford Farm
Oct. 16 at Gifford Farm, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, NE. Trick or Treat with the animals of Gifford Farm. Food and other kid-friendly vendors will be present. There will be hayrack rides around the farm that day as well. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission: $5 for each trick or treater, accompanying adults are free. Contact Mary Slater at 402.597.4920.
Omaha Boston Boo
Oct. 23 at 5109 S. 51st St. This event welcomes all breeds of dogs and includes dinner. A costume contest and games will also be held for humans and dogs. 3-5 p.m. Admission: $10 per family. 402.510.1346.
Fall Home and Garden Expo
Oct. 23-24 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St.
This is the 32nd annual Fall Home and Garden Expo. Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free parking and only $6 admittance. Free for children 12 & under. 402.346.8003.
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Oct. 24 at Lauritzen Gardens/Kenefick Park, 100 Bancroft St. Explore the visitor and education center and the garden at this event. There will be 12 different activity stations throughout the garden. 12-4 p.m. $3 for participating children in addition to the regular admission price. 402.346.4002.
Event times and details are correct as of presstime, but are subject to change. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are canceling and/or changing dates/time/places as needed. Most venues base these decisions on direction by the Douglas County Health Department and Nebraska’s publication of guidance on canceling events and limiting the number of people in public gatherings.
Omaha Magazine encourages readers to visit venues' websites and/or calling ahead before attending an event or visiting a museum.