March/April 2022 Calendar of EventsMar 01, 2022 11:28AM ● By Omaha Magazine
» Exhibits «
I Don't Know You Like That: The Bodywork of Hospitality
Through March 19 at Bemis Center, 724 S. 12th St. This group exhibition considers the stealth work of hospitality. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 402.341.7130.
Through March 31 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. This exhibit strives to illuminate each of its 12 legendary artists’ creative process, as well as the craft and perseverance needed to master their materials and convey meaning in their sculptural work. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays. 402.341.3800.
Through April 16 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Exploring the realities of forests through play, families will learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation needs, and the every-day products we use that are made from trees. Admission: Free to members and under 24 months, $14 kids 2-15 and adults, $13 seniors (60+). 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 402.342.6164.
Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer
Through May 1 at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. This is Joslyn’s first exhibit to focus on Karl Bodmer’s watercolor portraits of Native Americans. 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.
March 4-27 at Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. This exhibition is a collection of work by 14 different photographers. Admission: Free. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. 402.342.6452.
Nelson Mandela: The Official Exhibition
March 5-July 3 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibition takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. Admission: $11 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $7 children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Closed Mondays. 402.444.5071.
8 Print Makers & 1 Quilter
April 9-May 8 at Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery, 1806 Vinton St. As a storyteller each artist has ideas, feelings and thoughts to express, share and show. Admission: Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 402.496.4797.
Common Senses Festival
Throughout April at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Science, art, and technology come together in an educational event. The month includes an installation exhibit at KANEKO lectures and discussions, and live performances for neuro-diverse communities. 402.341.3800.
» Concerts «
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
With Nathan and the Zydeco ChaChas
March 1 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement and feature blues, cajun, New Orleans soul, zydeco and R&B music. Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway
March 2 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. Tuttle and her bluegrass band features mandolin, banjo, fiddles, and bassist. Tickets: $25 advance/$30 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
March 5-6 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This event honors the beloved cartoons and classical music of Bugs Bunny at the Omaha Symphony. Tickets: $20-$89. Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney with Emmett Kelly
March 5 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. These musicians perform melodies in the American folk or country tradition. Tickets: $25 advance/$28 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
March 8 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Indie rock post punk Parquet Courts’ “Sympathy For Life” focuses on grooves instead of rhythm. Tickets: $25 advance/$28 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Katy Kirby & Sun June
March 8 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. Songwriter and indie rock artist Katy Kirby tours with the evolving pop-rock band Sun June. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
March 10 at Reverb Lounge 6121 Military Ave. Joe Purdy 14th album is a commentary on modern troubled times. Tickets: $25. 8 p.m. 402.884.5707.
Morgan Wallen - The Dangerous Tour
March 11 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Wallen offers a variation of bro-country with smooth R&B rhythms over arena-ready stomps. Tickets: $149-$289. 7 p.m. 402.341.1500.
Enter The Haggis
March 11 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Toronto-based Celtic Folk Rock band The Haggis has released eight acclaimed studio albums. Tickets: $30. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
One Night of Queen, Performed by Gary Mullen & The Works
March 11 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. This tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen should includes their classic hits. Tickets: $39-$79. 8 p.m. 402.934.9966.
Omaha Symphony—Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique
March 11-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This program includes “Red Cape Tango” from “Metropolis Symphony” and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.” Tickets: $20-$89. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Tool in Concert
March 12 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This Grammy-Award-winning art-metal band features rock music that incorporates elements of metal and prog. Tickets: $52-$122. 7:30 p.m. 402.341.1500.
Chris Renzema—The Hope or Nostalgia Tour
March 14 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. Renzema’s sophomore album sparked more than 90 million streams. Renzema received over one million Spotify track saves over the last year. Tickets: $20 advance/$25 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
March 16 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This singer is most known for her Grammy-winning record Everything I Wanted. 7:30 p.m. Limited tickets available. 402.341.1500.
March 17 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. Christian hip-hop rapper and singer Toby Mac has earned seven Grammy Awards. Tickets: $19-$89. 7 p.m. 402.554.6200.
March 17 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. Subtronics’ music features cutting-edge sound design with hard-hitting bass. Tickets: $30 advance/$35 day of show. 9 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Omaha Symphony—Maestro’s Mini Mixtape
March 20 at Witherspoon Concert Hall, Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Explore music and art created all over the world in this concert including repertoire from American composer Jessie Montgomery, Aaron Copland, and Claude Debussy. Tickets: $15. 2 p.m. 402.345.0202.
March 22 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction. Tickets: $20. 8:30 p.m. 402.884.5353.
March 23 at Reverb Lounge 6121 Military Ave. The electronic pop ensemble incorporates elements of afrofunk, outer jazz, and avant-garde. Tickets: $15 advance/$18 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5707.
Gary Numan—The Intruder Tour
March 24 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Numan has recorded seven top 10 singles, seven top 10 albums, and received critical acclaim. Tickets: $30 advance/$35 day of show.
8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Greta Van Fleet Dreams in Gold Tour 2022
March 25 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This Grammy Award-winning band has a sound that blends hard rock and blues rock. Tickets: $46-$66. 8 p.m. 402.341.1500
A Tribute to Billy Joel Omaha Symphony with Michael Cavanaugh
March 25-26 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This star of Broadway’s musical Movin’ Out, performs Joel’s greatest hits. Tickets: $65-$89. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
No Limits Reunion Tour
March 26 at Baxter Arena, 2425 S. 67th St. Master P, Mystikal, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Fiend, Mercedes, and Mr. Serv-On perform in this show. Tickets: $29-$109. 7 p.m. 402.554.6200.
March 27 at Reverb Lounge 6121 Military Ave. This bilingual Latino band is based in groove and rhythm, carrying a slight rock inspiration with pop influences. Tickets: $15. 8 p.m. 402.884.5707.
March 30 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This band uses traditional instruments such as a quijada (donkey jawbone), and tarima (a wooden platform). Tickets: $20-$34. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
March 31 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This singer-songwriter was recently recognized as No. 1 on “Billboard”’s Emerging Artists chart for her hit “Things a Man Oughta Know.” Tickets: $15 advance/ $18 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353
April 2 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. Los Temerarios have recorded more than 20 albums and been honored with two Grammy nominations, and many other awards. Tickets: $49-$199. 8 p.m. 402.934.9966.
We Were Promised Jetpacks
April 2 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This Scottish Indie Rock Band performs music from their newly released album. Tickets $16. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Renée Elise Goldsberry with the Omaha Symphony
April 2-3 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Known for originating the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Tony Award-winning Hamilton, Goldsberry performs show tunes. Tickets: $20-$89. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 402.345.0202.
April 4 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. This band’s 2021 album “In Waiting” was nominated for Ireland’s prestigious Choice album of the year award. Tickets: $15 advance/$18 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
April 8 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Farofa features traditional rhythms blended with modern stylings from many places, including the music of their native Brazil. Tickets: $30. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Chicago Plays The Stones
April 9 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Chicago Plays The Stones presents its audience with classic Rolling Stones songs arranged in the Chicago blues styles . Tickets: $22-$52. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Omaha Symphony Debussy & Mozart 39
April 10 at Witherspoon Concert Hall, Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Maestro Larry Rachleff takes the podium for an afternoon of Debussy and Mozart. Tickets: $35-$40. 2 p.m. 402.345.0202.
April 11 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. Indie up-and-comer Hoopla’s 2020 release How will I rest in peace if I’m buried by a highway? landed in the Top 10 at Alternative Radio. Tickets: $20 advance/$25 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
April 14 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Scottish post-rock band Mogwai’s new album features guitar-based instrumental pieces, melodic bass guitar lines, and heavy use of distortion and effects. Tickets: $25 advance/$28 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353.
April 20 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. One of the longest running music groups of all time, Chicago has sold over 100,000,000 records. Tickets: $44-$139. 7:30 p.m. 402.934.9966.
April 21 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. American rock band Fuzz performs songs from their third album III. Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.345.7569.
April 21 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This band’s music is marked by complicated arrangements and careful orchestration. Tickets: $20 advance/$23 day of show. 8 p.m. 402.884.5353
April 24 at The Slowdown, 729 S. 14th St. Hall’s music is an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, reggae, and Sanskrit chanting. Tickets: $30 advance/$35 day of show. 7:45 p.m. 402.345.7569.
Omaha Symphony—Daphnis et Chloé
April 29-30 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Omaha Symphony evokes a night at the Ballet Russes under the baton of conductor Alasdair Neale. Tickets: $20-$81. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
» Performing Arts «
Through March 13 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Rosemary secretly fell in love with Anthony at age 6, but after a bout with heartbreak, Anthony swore off women forever. Now middle-aged pair must reunite. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 402.553.0800.
March 4 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This event showcases powerful Afro-Colombian and Afro-contemporary dance with live music and singing. Tickets: $20-$37. 7 p.m. 402.345.0606.
The Color Purple
March 4-27 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This show, based on the novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg, is an intimate coming-of-age story. Ticket prices vary. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. 402.553.0800.
#IMOMSOHARD: The Getaway Tour
March 5 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Best friends, comedians, and moms Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley know that mom-ing isn’t easy. Tickets: $39.25 - $189.25. 7 p.m. 402.345.0606.
March 8-13 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Mean Girls gets to the heart of what it means to be a true friend, and a human being. Tickets and times vary. 402.345.0606.
LOL Surprise! Live
March 17 at Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St. The hologram concert tour “L.O.L. Surprise! Live – Calling All B.B.s” features original music from the brand new album “Fierce,” dancers, a DJ, and holograms on stage. Tickets: $29.50 - $59.50. 6 p.m. 402.934.9966.
March 18-19 at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., No. 201. This comedian, based out of New York City, is originally from Needham, Massachusetts. Tickets: $15. Times vary. 402.493.8036.
Hasan Minhaj The King’s Jester
March 20 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Comic Hasan Minhaj returns to his storytelling roots four years after his Netflix comedy special “Homecoming King.” Tickets: $49.50-$74.50. 7 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Disney Princess: The Concert
March 20 at at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. A quartet of icons perform an evening of story, animation and song. This show is for ages 6 and up. Tickets: $39.50 - $230. 6 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Improbable Ascent with Paraclimber Maureen Beck
March 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This world champion paraclimber and 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year will share her adventures as a one-handed athlete. Tickets: $15-32. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
March 24-April 17 at Bluebarn Theater 1106 S. 10th St. Aging monarch Lear decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Tickets $35 general admission, $30 for health care workers, military personnel, and educators. Times vary. 402.345.1576.
Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats
March 25 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Alton Brown is best known as the creator, writer, and host of “Good Eats,” “Good Eats: Reloaded,” and “Good Eats: The Return.” Tickets: $29-$150. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606.
Madagascar The Musical
March 26 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical. The event features a preshow with Omaha’s Zoo. Tickets: $20-$60. 3 p.m. 402.345.0606.
March 29-April 3 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This winner of eight Tony Awards intertwines the tales of Orpheus and Eurydice, and of King Hades and Persephone. Tickets and times vary. 402.345.0606.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies
April 6 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Tyson offers an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that popular movies such as Star Wars and Frozen got wrong and what they got right. Tickets: $69-$250. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Swing, Swing, Swing!
American Midwest Ballet
April 9 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This American Midwest Ballet production is about big bands and swing dancing. Tickets: $27-$67. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0606.
April 15-May 8 at at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a utopian society with no memories. When Jonas is chosen by The Giver to bear the memories of his society, he learns the truth behind his perfect world. Tickets and times vary. 402.553.0800.
Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny
April 16 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This comedian, television host, best-selling author, and advocate is one of today’s most notable voices in entertainment. Tickets: $49.50-$219.50. 8 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Deadliest Lifesavers with Biomedical Scientist Zoltan Takacs
April 19 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This biomedical scientist and inventor collects snake, scorpion, jellyfish, and other venoms from around the world, to identify leads for medicines. Tickets: $15-$32. 7:30 p.m. 402.345.0202.
Ernest in Love
April 21-24 and April 28-May 1 at University of Nebraska at Omaha, Weber Fine Arts Building, 6505 University Drive S. This show is based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Tickets: $20. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 402.554.2406.
April 22-23 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Jeremy Piven is best known for his role as Ari Gold in the hit HBO series “Entourage.” Tickets: $35. 7 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. 402.884.5353.
Eugene Onegin by Opera Omaha
April 22 and 24 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Tatyana bares her soul in a love letter to the dashing Eugene Onegin, but he rejects her and flirts with her sister. Tickets: $19-$99. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday. 402.345.0606.
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes—Who Do I Think I Am? Tour
April 24 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Comic and actress Anjelah Johnson-Reyes performs storytelling about navigating her racial identity, finding her place, and chasing her dreams. Tickets: $49.50-$99.50. 6 p.m. 402.345.0202.
April 27-May 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Winner of one Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, “Wicked” is one of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters. Tickets and times vary.
Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Musical.
April 8 to May 1 at The Rose Theater 2001 Farnam St. This brand new musical is the story of Gerald, who realizes that anyone can dance when they love the music. Tickets: $20. Times vary. 402.345.4849.
» Family and More «
Omaha Film Festival
March 1-6 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St., and online. Local, national, and international films will be discussed, watched, and celebrated at this annual festival. Times vary. Admission varies from $10 per single movie-ticket to $100 for multi-day passes. 402-203-8173.
March 4-April 14 in various locations. Many churches and community centers around Omaha will provide a fish (or meatless) dinner on Fridays during this time frame. A few popular choices include: Holy Name Catholic Church, holynameomaha.org; Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, maryourqueenchurch.com; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn, stpatselkhorn.org; St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, svdpomaha.org; St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, stjohnsgreekorthodox.org; and Holy Ghost Catholic Church, holyghostomaha.com.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 12 in downtown Omaha. This annual parade, put on by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, will march through the downtown area, starting at 15th and Harney streets and winding through the Old Market.
Annual World of Wheels
April 1-3 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Vehicles from classic Cadillacs to hot rods will be shown at this annual event. Times vary. Tickets: $20 general admission, $8 children 6-12, free to children 5 and under. 402-341-1500.
Omaha Czech-Slovak Festival
April 14 at St. Nicholas Community Center, 5050 Harrison St. Celebrate Czech-Slovak culture with this spring festival, which features Czech food, dancing, music, and more. Times TBA. Admission: free, but cash is needed for drinks and food. 402-740-6552.
Earth Day Omaha
April 23 at Elmwood Park, 60th and Dodge streets. This event combines science, education, music, food, and fun with eco-friendly demonstrations about ways to help the Earth, health and wellness, and activities for children. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: free. An online component runs April 22-May 22.
April 29-30 at Sycamore Farm, 1150 River Road Drive. More than 150 vintage, antique, and junk vendors will display their wares at this southern-style flea market that includes food trucks and live music. Kids 12 and under are free. Adult tickets: $10 daily pass, $20 three-day pass. 402-765-8651.
Tremendous Arbor Day Celebration
April 27 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Visitors to the gardens can learn about Nebraska’s homegrown holiday during this event, which features a variety of educational activities. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, free for children under 6 and members. 402-346-4002.
April 27 at German-American Society, 3717 S. 120th St. The public is invited to celebrate spring with German food, drinks, and a Maypole. Noon-11 p.m. Admission: free, but cash is needed for drinks and food. 402-333-6615.
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.