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November/December 2021 Calendar of Events

Nov 01, 2021 10:34AM ● By Megan Bartholomew
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» Exhibits «

Conjure

Through Nov. 19 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. 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Admission: free. 402.933.3161.

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40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World Exhibition 

Through Jan. 30, 2022, at Durham Museum 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit features the 40 images by Howard G. Buffett to document the world hunger crisis. Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. 402.444.5071. 

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American Impressionist Society—22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition 

Through Dec. 12 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibit will feature 200 impressionist artworks by artists across the country. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, by appointment only. Admission: free. 402.305.1510. 

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Game On! 

Through Jan. 2, 2022 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This interactive children’s exhibit brings well-known board games and video games into real life adventures. Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: kids 2-15 and adults $14, seniors 60+ $13. 402.342.6164. 

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Form

Through Feb. 25, 2022 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. In honor of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center, Kaneko has installed an exhibit in the KANEKO Bow Truss Gallery featuring pieces from his permanent collection. 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 402.341.3800.

Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer 

Through May 1, 2022, at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Joslyn’s first exhibit focusing on Bodmer’s watercolor portraits of Native Americans features 64 recently conserved watercolors, including portraits of individuals from Omaha tribes. 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. 

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Colin C. Smith, Soft Geometry Paintings and Sculpture 

Through 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. 

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Neil Griess Exhibition 

Through Dec. 21 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. Neil Griess is a visual artist currently living and working in Omaha. He has 10 paintings of surreal, abstracted landscapes of strong perspectives. By appointment only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: free. 402.595.2122.

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Inna Kulagina and Nicki Byrum

Nov. 5 - 28 at Artists’ Co-op, 405 S 11th St. Kulagina expresses her aesthetic through the creation of wearable art and painting with textiles. Byrum works with bold colors and flowing lines in acrylic paintings and weaving. 1 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission: free. 402.342.9617.

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Holiday Art Show

November 12-13, Split Gallery, 2561 Leavenworth St. This multidisciplinary holiday art exhibition showcases individual works from 10 local artists for purchase day of event. 

Nov.12 from 5-9 p.m. and Nov 13, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: free. 402.415.7095

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Holiday At Sugar Hill: Photography By Jerry Dantzic

Dec. 4 – Feb. 27, 2022, at The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. In April 1957, photojournalist Jerry Dantzic gained special access to Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at New Jersey nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her world. Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays: noon-4 p.m. 402.444.5071.

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UNO 1820: WATERCOLOUR WORKS FROM ALUMNI AND CURRENT STUDENTS

Dec. 4-5 at Split Gallery, 2561 Leavenworth St. Works of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s advanced watercolour class focus on the beautiful qualities found in this media. December 4 from 4-8 p.m. and December 5 from 3-6 p.m. Admission: free. 402.415.7095.

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» Concerts «

Remo Drive 

Nov. 2 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. Remo Drive’s third LP A Portrait of an Ugly Man is in many ways a return to form for the Minnesota-based indie-rock duo. Their latest album is both spontaneous and buoyant. 8 p.m.  Tickets: $16 advance, $20 DOS. 402.345.7569.

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Absinthe Allie

Nov. 3 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Absinthe Allie is one of Omaha’s newest bands. They describe themselves as Omaha attic indie. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 advance, $13 DOS. 402.884.5707.

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Earth Groans

Nov. 4 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This South Dakota group’s previous EP’s, Renovate and Rehab, cemented them as a band worthy of notice. Their play on song structure and metaphor highlights their creativity. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 advanced, $12 DOS. 402.884.5707.

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Pert Near Sandstone

Nov. 4 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. Co-founders of the Blue Ox Music Festival, Pert Near's song craft melds old-time sensibilities with a unique brand of modern string band music. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 DOS. 402.345.7569.

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Alexis Arai y Su Grupo Latino

Nov. 6  at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. Arai’s four-octave vocal range and eclectic style have led to appearances on the stages of The Voice, American Idol, and Tengo Talento Mucho Talento. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 917.748.4337.

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I Don’t Know How But They Found Me

Nov. 6 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. iDKHOW is a new project who have yet to release their debut album, but they already have an impressive string of hit singles. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 DOS. 

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Dopapod

Nov. 9 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The band and each of its seven albums sports a palindromic name. The group took a break in 2018, but they are returning with renewed energy. 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 advance, $20 DOS. 402.884.5353.

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Matt Whipkey

Nov. 12 at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. Omaha-based singer-songwriter Whipkey will offer a full band performance featuring local musicians at this album release celebration. Whipkey has traveled as a touring support act for Dwight Yoakam, Heart, and America. 

6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 917.748.4337.

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Revolución de Amor (Maná Tribute)

Nov. 12 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. In 2002 Mana released the album Revolución de Amor and it was this fan favorite album and title that ultimately inspired this group. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402.884.5353.

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Volumes

Nov. 12 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. After four years apart, the group reconvenes with original vocalist Michael Barr. Their total stream tally has exceeded 40 million, drawing recognition from Alternative PressNew Noise MagazineRock Sound, and more. 6 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5707.

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Dan + Shay The (Arena) Tour

Nov. 12 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This is the fifth concert tour by country music duo Dan + Shay, supporting the release of their fourth studio album. Supporting acts include The Band Camino, Ingrid Andress, and Runaway June. 6 p.m. Tickets: $36.50-$96. 402.341.1500 

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PhaseOne

Nov. 13 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St.  PhaseOne is an Australian legend, emerging onto the scene in 2013 with strong skills in music production, forming his own distinctive style by mixing heavy metal elements with heavy-duty bass. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 DOS. 402.345.7569.

theslowdown.comChuck Prophet and The Mission Express

Nov.14 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. For almost 30 years, Prophet has delivered a familiar sound, offering a blend of ’50s country, ’60s pop, and pure rock 'n' roll. 5 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5707.

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The Fixx/The English Beat

Nov. 16 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The Fixx are joining up with fellow early '80s vets The English Beat for this fall tour. 8 p.m. $32 advance, $35 DOS. 402.884.5353.

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Video Age + Shy Boys

Nov. 17 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Video Age is the project of Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli, longtime friends who came up in New Orleans’ DIY scene. They use vintage synthesizers to craft music that taps into a vein of early ’80s synth-pop. 7p.m. Tickets: $13 advance, $15 DOS. 402.884.5707.

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Tennis 

Nov. 17 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. Swimmer is an album composed during Tennis artists’ darkest days, it is a deeply personal album that carried Tennis through their grief. 7 p.m. Tickets: $18 advance. $20 DOS.402.345.7569.

theslowdown.com

The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, and The Platters

Nov. 19. at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Spend a nostalgic evening with three Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups who were instrumental in creating the Rock & Roll/Doo Wop sound: The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, and The Platters. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.50- $69.50. 402.345.0202.

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Matt Wilson and His Orchestra

Nov. 19 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Wilson has been writing music nonstop since childhood and is currently performing with a harp, banjo, and electric bass combo he calls an orchestra. In addition to original music, the group play upbeat songs from all eras. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707.

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An Evening with BoDeans

Nov. 21 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Those who have followed BoDeans’ remarkable 30-year musical career know that their blend of compelling songs and high energy performances have retained a loyal following like no other. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 DOS. 402.884.5353.

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Tiny Moving Parts

Nov. 22 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. This American rock band was formed by brothers William and Matthew Chevalier and cousin Dylan Mattheisen. They have released seven studio albums since their 2008 formation in junior high. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 advance, $22 DOS.

402.345.7569.

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Kaleido

Nov. 23 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Formed in late 2011, Kaliedo pairs a heavy rock sound with a strong melodic pop sense. They’ve appeared on Warp Tour and opened for artists like Aerosmith, Evanescence, and Twenty One Pilots. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advance, $16 DOS. 402.884.5707.

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Grayscale

Nov. 23 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. This group takes intimate urban stories of broken hearts, bad drugs, blissful sex, and busted dreams and turns them into one alternative rock cult favorite after another. 6 p.m. Tickets: $18 advance, $22 DOS. 402.345.7569.

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Christmas in My Heart: A Concert Featuring Camille Metoyer Moten

Nov. 26-Dec. 23. at Howard Drew Theatre, 6915 Cass St. OCP legend Camille Metoyer Moten makes her highly anticipated return to the stage for an intimate holiday affair. Christmas in My Heart is all the wonder and magic of the season in concert. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402.553.0800.

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Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

Nov.26-Dec. 31 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. This is the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of the Beatles. This amazing six-piece band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices in the hands of the audience. Various times. Tickets: $20-$60. 402.345.7569.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in Concert Omaha Symphony

Nov. 27-28. Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Experience the fourth film in the Harry Potter™ film series in high definition on the big screen while Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable music is performed live-to-picture. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 28. Tickets: $20-$89. 402.345.0202. 

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Monophonics

Dec. 1 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. Monophonics have risen from their California studio Transistor Sound to offer the world a new album, entitled It’s Only Us, due this year. It reflects what they see as the current direction in the world. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $18 DOS. 402.345.7569.

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Erin Rae

Dec. 2 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. As a reflection of her Tennessee upbringing, Rae’s songs fuse musical genres and influences to create fresh new sounds. She has been compared to artists such as Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. 8 p.m. Tickets $10. 402.884.5707.

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Leslie Odom Jr.

The Christmas Tour, Dec. 1. at Holland Performing ArtsCenter, 1200 Douglas St. Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, award-winning vocalist, songwriter, author, and actor. His holiday show will feature music from his newest Christmas album with both original songs and holiday tunes.  Tickets: $35-65. 402.345.0202 

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SeeYouSpaceCowboy

Dec. 3 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. A Los Angles-based group who blend heavy hardcore and politically minded art-punk, SeeYouSpaceCowboy released their new EP A Sure Disaster in 2021. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.884.5707.

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James Taylor with Special Guest Jackson Browne

December 7 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Six-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band are joined by Songwriter Hall of Fame winner Jackson Browne. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $59-$119.50.402.341.1500 

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Anderson East

Dec. 7 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. Maybe We Never Die, East’s third release for Elektra/Low Country Sound, takes the Alabama-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter’s seductively vintage voice in a decidedly fresh direction. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25-$89. 402.345.7569.

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“Holiday Stomp” with The Hot Sardines and the Shawn Bell Trio

Dec. 10 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Full of brass and dazzle, this hot jazz band will infuse yuletide classics with their unique and swinging sound. 7:30 p.m Tickets: $20-$48. 402.345.0202.

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Jason Mraz with Toca Rivera with special guest Gregory Page 

Dec. 10 Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. To celebrate the 20th anniversary and re-release of his first album Live & Acoustic, Mraz is hitting the road with longtime collaborator Toca Rivera. 8 p.m. Tickets: $36.50-$80.50. 402.345.0606.

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Turkuaz

Dec. 10 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Balancing male-female harmonies, strutting guitars, wild horn arrangements, and interminable grooves, a spirit takes shape on stage nightly for Turkuaz via larger-than-life performances. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advance, $25 DOS. 402.884.5353.

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David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown

Dec. 11 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a tradition enjoyed around the world. David Benoit, along with acclaimed singer and songwriter Courtney Fortune, is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history. 7.30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$39.

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Flatland Cavalry 

Dec. 11 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. With their highly anticipated sophomore album, Homeland Insecurity, Texas’ Flatland Cavalry wants to stop and smell the roses. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5353.

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Jim Brickman: The Gift of Christmas

Dec. 12 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. The multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation is back this festive season with his annual holiday tour “The Gift of Christmas.” 7 p.m. Tickets $49.50-$79.50. 402.345.0606.

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Arlo Mckinley

Dec. 14 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Mckinley is an American country singer-songwriter with concert covers that range from Johnny Paycheck and The Misfits to Rihanna and Post Malone. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 DOS. 

402.884.5707.

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Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration

Dec. 16 through 19 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Ernest Richardson, the Omaha Symphony, and a stellar cast of singers and dancers send your spirits soaring with festive favorites and Christmas classics. Dec. 16-19 7 p.m., Dec. 18-19 2 p.m. Tickets: $20-$89. 402.345.0202 

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Mannheim Steamroller 

Dec. 22 - 23 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Celebrate the magic of Mannheim Steamroller during their annual holiday tour. While 2020 was the first year the group was unable to tour in 35 years, 2021 will reunite the group with its legion of longtime fans. 7.30 p.m. Tickets: $39-$59. 402.345.0606. 

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» Performances «

Hamilton

Through Nov. 14, Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton returns to Omaha bringing the story of America then, as told by America now. Tickets: $59-$179. 402.345.0606. 

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Mary Mack

Nov. 3 at Omaha Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. Mack is an American comedian, musician, and writer currently starring as Jesse in the animated sitcom Solar Opposites. She has released five albums of her stand-up. Times vary. Tickets: $20. 402.493.8036.

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The Fun tour: Jim Gaffigan 

Nov. 4 at CHI Health Center Omaha. 455 N 10th St. Known around the world for his unique brand of comedy, award winning Jim Gaffigan recently released his eighth stand-up special. 7 p.m. Tickets $41-$46.75. 402.341.1500 

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Jim Breuer

Nov. 11-13 at Omaha Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. Breuer was on Saturday Night Live in the ‘90s and starred in the movie Half-Baked. Times vary. Tickets: $35. 402.493.8036.

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The Weisenheimers—The Make Up Show

Nov 12. at Howard Drew Theatre, 6915 Cass St. The Weisenheimers are back at the Omaha Community Playhouse. The Midwest’s premier improv comedy group returns for one night only. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.553.0800.

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 A Christmas Carol

Nov. 19 through Dec. 23 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Filled with stunning Victorian costumes, festive music and crisp, wintry sets, A Christmas Carol is a reminder of the power of redemption and generosity. Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets:$40-$45. 402.553.0800.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 LIVE: Time Bubble Tour 

Nov. 24 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Audiences can experience the cult classic live, sitting in the same theater as their favorite characters. 7 p.m. Tickets: $35-$55. 402.345.0606. 

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A Very Die Hard Christmas

Nov. 26-Dec. 19 at BlueBarn Theater, 1106 S 10th St. Based on one of the most argued about Christmas movies ever, A Very Die Hard Christmas pits hero John McClane against the nemesis Hans Gruber once again. Times vary. Tickets: TBA. 402.345.1576.

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the Hip Hop Nutcracker

With Aaron Derell, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Nov. 28. A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. 2 p.m. Tickets: $20-$60. 402.345.0606.  

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Trailer Park Boys 20th Anniversary Sunnyvale Christmas

Dec. 2 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The hilarious misadventures of the Sunnyvale trailer park continue with the Trailer Park Boys’ 20th Anniversary Sunnyvale Xmas. 8 p.m. Tickets $27.50-$39.50. 402.345.0202 

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The Nutcracker: America Midwest Ballet 

Dec. 4 - 5 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Set to one of composer Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, The Nutcracker returns with the visual splendor and charming story that make it a family favorite. Saturday at 2 and 7:30, Sunday at 2. Tickets $27-$67. 402.345.0606. 

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A John Waters Christmas 

Dec 5 at The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. Like a nutcase St. Nick for Christmas crazies, John Waters, “gutter” filmmaker, tawdry stand-up comedian, and author of many appalling books, is on tour with a whole new bag of holiday filth. 7 p.m. $40-$125. 402.345.7569.

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Bob Saget 

Dec. 17-18 at Omaha Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. This Full House star’s standup is a far cry from the squeaky clean Danny Tanner he played on the show. He was also the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos and now has his own podcast. Times vary. Tickets: $30-$40. 402.493.8036.

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Family & More

Autumn Festival: Arts and Crafts Affair

Nov. 4-7 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Art from hundreds of the best crafters and artists in the country plus food and drinks makes for an excellent family event. Thur.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $9 adults, $8 seniors (62+), free for children under 10. 402.934.9966.

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Veterans Shine On

Nov. 4 at Memorial Park, 6005 Underwood Ave. The lighting of the World War II Colonnade. Speakers, special guests, hot cocoa, and music will contribute to this night for honoring veterans. 6-7 p.m. Admission: free. 402.444.5900.

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Star Wars Family Fun Weekend

November 12-14 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. This event will include Star Wars characters, activities and crafts. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included with regular museum admission: $14 children and adults ages 2-59, $13 seniors, free for members and children under 2. 402.342.6164.

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Bright Nights

November 20-21, 24, and 26-28, December 3-5, 11-23, 26-30, January 2-3 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. View festive installations that glow and shine, showcasing nature in a new light. Open from 5-8 p.m. Adults: $10, Children ages 3 to 12: $5, Children 2 and under and garden members: free. 

Old Market Lights

Nov. 22-Jan. 3 in the Old Market. A festive lighting display will illuminate the streets during Holidays in the Old Market, blanketing the market and surrounding streets with white lights, garland, snowflakes, and more. 402.345.5401.

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North & South Omaha Lights

Nov. 22 -Jan. 3 on 24th St., Various locations. Festive lighting displays will illuminate North Omaha along a six-block area around 24th and Lake streets and South Omaha along 24th St. between L and Q streets. Special lighting ceremonies and events take place in each area. 402.345.5401.

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Christmas at Union Station

Nov. 26 through Jan. 9 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Omaha’s largest indoor Christmas tree will once again light up Union Station. Check online for details on related events. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members children 2 years and under. 402.444.5071

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Holidays Events at OCM

Nov. 26-Dec. 23 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. The Omaha Children’s Museum will host a variety of special events during the holiday season. Admission: $14 children and adults, $13 seniors ages 60+, and free for members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164.

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Lights of Aksarben

Nov.26, and Dec. 3, 10, 17 at Stinson Park, 2285 S. 67th St. This annual event starts with the tree lighting and includes community activities (in a heated tent). 6-8 p.m. Admission: free. 402.496.1616.

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Winter Wonderland

Nov. 30 in Downtown Papillion, 122 E. Third St. This small-town festival includes festive lights, carriage rides, hot chocolate, s’mores, and more. 5-9 p.m. Admission: free. 402.331.3917.

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Hot Shops Winter Open House 

Dec. 4-5 at Hot Shops, 1301 Nicholas St., and online. Hot Shops hosts its annual event with demonstrations and talks from current artists. Admission: free. Donations are accepted. 402.342.6452.

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Holiday Lights Family Festival 

Dec. 5, The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Enjoy an afternoon of free fun, including crafts, holiday-themed activities, entertainment and more. 402.345.5401.

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Milk & Cookies With Santa 

Dec. 10-12, at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Admission: $14 adults and children, $13 seniors ages (60+), and free to members and children under 2. 402.342.6164.

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Bubbly New Year’s Eve

Dec. 31 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Ring in the New Year with a celebration of bubbles including a bubble wrap stomp and bubble experiments. The museum will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Included with regular museum admission: $14 children and adults, $13 seniors ages 60+, and free for members and children under 2. 402.342.6164.

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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

Dec. 31 in downtown Omaha. This dazzling show will fill the sky with bursts of color choreographed to explode on cue to a unique musical score. 7 p.m. 402.345.5401.

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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.

Omaha Magazine encourages readers to visit venues' websites and/or calling ahead before attending an event or visiting a museum.

This article originally appeared in the November 2021 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.