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Calendar of Events: June 2022

May 27, 2022 03:25PM ● By Omaha Magazine

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» Exhibits «

Fortuna: Rosita Relámpago

Through June 16 at Amplify Arts, 1804 Vinton St. Relámpago is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Oaxaca, Mexico, who will use the gallery as her studio, exhibition space, and a vehicle to collaborate with area artists. Her time in the city will culminate in an exhibition that examines mutuality and interrelation as praxis, opening at 6 p.m. June 10. 402.996.1092.

African American History Through Street Signs

Through June 25 at The Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. This exhibit will focus on all the streets in Omaha that have been named after African Americans. The event also features QRC codes placed on the signs throughout Omaha. Advanced reservation required. 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 402.932.7077. 

Nebraska: Flatwater

Through June 26 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This is an immersive video installation that will explore the natural beauty of the state throughout the four seasons. Admission: Free. Open by appointment only. 531-375-6643

En Linea/In Line

Through June 30 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. The photographs in this series focus on twisted identities and the scar of the border. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Advanced timed tickets required. Admission applies. 402.731.1137

Full Bloom

Through June at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. This exhibition features ceramics and paintings, with new works by more than eight artists. Viewings available by appointment, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 402-502-8737.

Nelson Mandela 

Through 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 applies. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Closed Mondays. 402.444.5071.

Lydia Cheshewalla: Body Speaking to Body

Through July 16 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Cheshewalla is an Osage woman and transdisciplinary artist from Oklahoma, living and working in motion throughout the ecological landscape. 402.933.3161

Paradise on Earth

Through August 20 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Marcel Mouly’s paintings depict colorful open fields, landscapes of countrysides and exotic locations he visited during his many travels. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Advanced timed tickets required: Admission applies. 402.731.1137

Namaste India

Through Sept. 4 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Visitors will experience the wonders of India in this cultural exhibit. Admission applies. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 402.342.6164.

Maya Dunietz: Root of Two

Through Sept. 18 at Bemis Center, 724 S. 12th St. This solo exhibition by Maya Dunietz engages the physicality of sound through a series of installations that become an ensemble. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 402.341.7130.

Earth Elements

May 31-June 27 at Artist Co-Op, 405 S. 11th St. Duane Adams creates mostly polychromed earthenware pieces, both wheel thrown and hand built techniques. Artwork and furniture crafted by Kevin McClay are made from salvaged wood. Opening reception June 3. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday. Admission: free. 402.342.9617.

Knowing Home

June 3-26 at Hot Shops, 1301 Nicholas St. Michelle Daisley Moffitt and Dar VandeVoort explore the thought of “Home” in this visual exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: free. 402.342.6452

Carne y Arena (Virtually present, Physically invisible)

Starting June 9 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Academy Award®-winning virtual reality experience explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission: free. 402.341.3800.

Summer Showcase

June 10-19 at Split Gallery, 5261 Leavenworth St. Landlock is hosting this collection of work, featuring 40 area artists. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. June 10. Gallery hours 11a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Admission: free. 402.415.7095.

Juneteenth Exhibit

Starting June 11 at CulXr House, 3014 N. 24th St. In honor of Juneteenth, CulXr House will host a Black-artist focused art exhibition. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 402.320.4769

Beyond Van Gogh

June 23-Aug. 14 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. This limited-run exhibit shows Vincent Van Gogh re-imagined as three-dimensional works. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket prices vary. 712- 323-0536.

» Concerts «

Summer Concert Series

What would summer be without music? Omaha has plenty of places for family-friendly musical entertainment to keep people dancing in the street, and the heat.

[email protected] Stinson Park, 67th & Center Streets

Outdoor Concert & Movie Series, Central Park Lakes, 8305 Park View Blvd. in La Vista

Music and Memories at Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7775 Olson Dr.

Phoebe Bridgers

June 1 at Waiting Room Outdoors, 6212 Maple St. Bridgers is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter with dreamy and hook-filled indie pop. 7 p.m. Tickets: $50. 402.884.5353

Pete Fucinaro Trio

June 2 at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. Fucinaro is a saxophonist and composer from Omaha, currently based in Kansas City. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 917.748.4337.

Wheeler Walker, Jr.

June 2 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. This artist is known for his outlaw country sound. 8 p.m. $30 general admission/$59.50 premiere balcony

Born Ruffians

June 3 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Born Ruffians are an indie rock band. 8 p.m. Tickets: $13 advanced/$15 day of show. 402.884.5707.

Asleep at the Wheel

June 3 at Scottish Rite Hall, 202 S. 20th St. This country band is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new album, Half A Hundred Years. 8 p.m. Tickets: $65 orchestra/$45 floor/$35 balcony. 402.342.1300

Paul Cauthen

June 3 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Cauthen is unapologetically “Country as F*&k.” His first album, My Gospel, made Rolling Stone's list of Top 40 Country Records in 2016. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 advanced/$40 day of show. 402.345.7569.

The Hegg Brothers

June 4 at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. This duo of brothers from South Dakota brings Omahans a night of the music of Steely Dan. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. 917.748.4337.

Go Now! The Music of the Moody Blues

June 4 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Michael Krajewski, conducts the Omaha Symphony in a faithful tribute to the classic rock band The Moody Blues.7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$89. 402.345.0606.

Blackwater Holylight

June 5 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Blackwater Holylight is an all-girl band from Portland. 8 p.m. Tickets:  $12 advanced/$15 day of show. 402.345.7569.

Adelitas Way

June 5 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. Adelitas Way has often been identified as part of the post-grunge movement. 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 general admission/$125+ tables. 402.964.2021.

Dylan Doyle Band

June 5 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This band has been influenced by musicians from Bob Dylan to John Prine. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 402.884.5707

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

June 8 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This 18-member orchestra, along with vocalists, will perform hits such as “In The Mood,” and “A  String Of Pearls.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $59.50. 402.345.0606.


June 8 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Caspian is an atmospheric, primarily instrumental post-rock band. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 advanced/$20 day of show. 402.345.7569.


June 9 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Alt-rock band Failure is known for their grunge sound. 8 p.m. $25 advanced/$30 day of show. 402.884.5353

Turnpike Troubadours

June 10 at Westfair Amphitheater, 22984 US-6 Council Bluffs. Turnpike Troubadours are known for the single “Down Here.”  6 p.m. $59.50 general admission/$99.50 VIP. 712.322.3400

Kameron Marlowe

June 10 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. Marlowe made it to the top 24 on The Voice before being known for hits such as “Sober as a Drunk.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission/$400 tables. 402.964.2021.

Johnny Burgin

June 10 at The Jewell, 1030 Capitol Ave. Burgin learned blues music from Chicago’s Tail Dragger. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows. Tickets: $15, includes both shows. 917.748.4337.

The RT's

June 10 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Formerly The Rad Trads, this group is known for their eclectic sound.  7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.345.0606.


Whiskey Myers 

June 11 at Westfair Amphitheater, 22984 US-6 Council Bluffs.  Whiskey Myers have been as influenced by rock 'n' roll and country music. 5:30 p.m. $59.50 general/$99 VIP 712.322.3400

Chris Young

June 11 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd. This multi-platinum artist has amassed nearly 5 billion career streams and 12 No. 1 hits. Tickets: TBD. 712-329-6000.

Asking Alexandria

June 11 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. The English metalcore band Asking Alexandria is known for their single “Alone in a Room.” 7 p.m. Tickets: $39.50 general advanced/$45 general day of show/$75 premiere balcony

Tech N9ne

June 13 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. TechN9ne's 2021 album ASIN9NE, notably featured the rap debut of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 8 p.m. $35 advanced/$40 day of show/$60 premiere balcony

Shaun Cassidy

June 14 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. This former teen heartthrob is known for hits such as "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Hey Deanie.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $85. 402.964.2021.


June 15 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. The notable Scottish synth-pop group from Glasgow is known for the song “Screen Violence.” 8 p.m. $35 general/$70 premier balcony

Lil Xan – The Born Dead Tour

June 16 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. American rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Xan is best known for his song "Betrayed." 7 p.m. $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.884.5353.

Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers

June 17 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This band’s sound is a blend of punk rock, country-western, and mariachi. 8 p.m. $25 advanced/$28 day of show. 402.884.5353.


June 18 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This iconic group harmonized their way to the top of the charts with their signature song “A Horse With No Name.” 7 p.m. Tickets: $39-$79. 402.345.0606.

Man Man with Pink $ock

June 22 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Man Man is a multiinstrumental experimental rock band. 8 p.m. $16. 402.884.5353

Neko Case with Bendigo Fletcher

June 23 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. 8 p.m. The notable David Byrne himself said he is drawn to music by this member of New Pornographers. $36 advanced/$41 day of sale/$66 premier balcony.

Bone, Thugs, ’N’ Harmony

June 24 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. This rap group is most known for their song "Tha Crossroads." 8 p.m. Tickets: $100 general admission, $750 tables. 402.964.2021.

Barnaked Ladies with Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket

June 24 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd. Three bands from the 1990s will perform their hits such as “One Week,” “Hey Jealousy,” “All I Want.” 7 p.m. Tickets: $45-$153, VIP $205. 712-329-6000.

The Drifters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters and The Platters

June 24 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This concert is sure to include favorites such as "Under The Boardwalk," "Stand By Me," "On Broadway," and more. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$69.50. 402.345.0606.

Fitz and the Tantrums

June 25 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd. This band's new album features singles “123456” and “I Just Wanna Shine.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$105. 712-329-6000.

Motherfolk with DURRY

June 26 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Motherfolk has been described as having Avett Brothers-esque folk rock. 8 p.m. $15 advanced/$18 day of show. 402.884.5707


June 28 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. English rock band The Fixx has held a 40+-year career. 8 p.m. $32 advanced/$35 day of show. 402.884.5353.

Third Eye Blind

June 29 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd. This 1990s band is most known for “Semi-Charmed Life." 8 p.m. Tickets: $42-$168, $203 VIP. 712-329-6000.

Travis Denning

June 30 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. This singer-songwriter and guitarist reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart for the song “After a Few.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 general admission, $150+ tables. 402.964.2021.

» Performances «

Buffalo Women

Through June 19 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 S. 10th St. The first Juneteenth. New lives and new freedoms. True grit and good trouble. This show is a tale of hidden figures leading extraordinary lives on the frontier in 1865. 402.345.1576.

Kinky Boots

Through June 26 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Charlie Price has  taken over the family’s failing shoe factory. Inspiration strikes when he meets Lola, a drag queen in need of a sturdy pair of exotic boots. Tickets: $25-$45. 402.553.0800.


June 7-12 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Pursued by a Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a conman and an ex-aristocrat. Tickets: $35-$99. 402.345.6006.

The Sound of Music

June 3-19 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Maria is dispatched from the convent to serve as governess to the seven children of the Von Trapp family, and helps them unite. Tickets: $27-$32. 402.345.4849.


June 10-26 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This show celebrates the divas who dominated the music scene for decades with songs from Aretha Franklin, Carole King and more. Times vary. Tickets: $35. 402.553.0800.


June 10-26 at Brigit St. Brigit Theatre, 421 S. 36th St. This play tells the tale of a love triangle between Robert, his longtime best friend, Jerry, and Robert's wife, Emma. 402.502.4910


June 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, this celebration of Irish and international dance has been completely reimagined. Tickets: $43-$88. 402.345.6006.

Shakespeare on the Green: The Tempest

June 23-26 at Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St. In this comedy, Prospero was Duke of Milan 12 years ago, but he withdrew more and more into his studies, leaving the management of his state to his brother Antonio. Tickets: free. 531.466.3122.

Sebastian Maniscalco

June 25 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This comedian has produced a Netflix original special called "Stay Hungry" and held a starring role in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-nominated The Irishman. 402.345.6006.

Shakespeare on the Green: Othello

June 30 at Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St. In this tragedy, Othello is a Moorish general in the service of Venice. Tickets: free. 531.466.3122.

» Family & More «

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets are open. Here are the times and dates for the local markets. Attendees are encouraged to check with organizers for availability before attending any market.

Council Bluffs (Bayliss Park) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays.

 Old Market (11th and Jackson streets) 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

 Village Pointe (168th and Dodge streets) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

 Baxter Arena (67th and Center streets) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.

 Papillion (84th and Lincoln streets) 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting May 29. 

Florence Mill (9102 N. 30th St.) 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

Gifford Park (33rd and California streets) 5-8 p.m. Fridays starting June 7. 

25th Annual Taste of Omaha

June 3-5 at 6232 Pacific St. This event showcases over 50 restaurants in the area, live entertainment and activities. Admission: Free. 11a.m.-11p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. 402.346.8003.

Todd ’N’ Tyler’s Big Deal

June 4 at SumTur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. This show includes local comics, live music, and zoom calls with Lewis Black and Frank Caliendo. Tickets: $20+. 402.597.2041.

Benson Beer Fest

June 4 along Maple Street and Military Avenue. This festival will be filled with hundreds of new and favorite local and regional pours from the best breweries serving Nebraska. 3-7 p.m. Tickets: $50 early entry (1:30 p.m.) $40 regular entry (3 p.m.).

Countryside Village Arts Fair

June 4-5 at Countryside Village Shopping Center, 8722 Countryside Plaza. The annual arts fair showcases a mix of styles, perceptions, and media. Admission: free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.  402.391.2200.

Bellevue Rocks

June 9-11 at American Heroes Park

This annual event includes music, a carnival, food, a beer garden, and fireworks on Saturday night. Saturday night includes headliner Sawyer Brown. Admission: free.

Elkhorn Days

June 9-12 throughout Elkhorn. This festival includes family-friendly entertainment from a cornhole tournament to a parade to a car show Times vary. Admission: free. 402.289.9560.

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

June 10-12 at Aksarben Village. The Summer Arts Festival showcases 135 visual artists, a stage lineup of music performances, children’s area, and more. Admission: Free. 402.345.5401.

75th Papillion Days

June 16-19 , locations vary. The celebration will feature the carnival, parade, Market in the Park, fireworks, live entertainment, and more. Admission: free. 402-331-3917.

Omaha Freedom Festival

June 18 at Malcolm X Birthsite, 3448 Evans St.  This family-friendly festival and carnival will provide cultural and historical celebrations, entertainment, and educational resources. Admission: Free to daytime festivities, $45 for general concert seating and $90 VIP. Noon-Midnight. Concert starts at 7 p.m. 402.686.8316.

Blackstone BBQ Battle

June 18-19 at Blackstone District, 3920 Farnam St. Friday night includes beer, bands, free entry, and barbecue teams getting ready. The main action includes samples, live music, and more.  Admission:$10. Friday 4-9 p.m. and Saturday 12-6 p.m.

College World Series Opening Day

June 16 at Charles Schwab Field, 1200 Mike Fahey St. Opening day includes a full slate of events such as Fan Fest, team autograph sessions, practices, Olympic-style opening ceremonies, a concert, and a fireworks finale. 9:10 a.m-10 p.m. Admission: free. 402-554-4422.

Taste of North Omaha

June 17-18 at Eagles Nest Worship Center, 5775 Sorensen Parkway North Omaha food entrepreneurs (and others) will gather at this venue to give attendees a taste of the many businesses North Omaha has to offer. Admission: Free.

2021 NCAA Men’s College World Championship

June 17-27 at Charles Schwab Field, 1200 Mike Fahey St. Omaha’s annual baseball festival is back, and culminates with the best-of-three finals starting Saturday, June 25. Ticket prices vary. 402.554.4404.

This article originally appeared in the June 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.