Calendar of Events: July/August 2022Jul 01, 2022 10:44AM ● By Omaha Magazine
» Exhibits «
Lydia Cheshewalla: Body Speaking to Body
Through July 16 at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 N. 24th St. Cheshewalla is a transdisciplinary artist from Oklahoma, living and working in motion throughout the ecological landscape. As an Osage woman, her work primarily focuses on community, emotional awareness, environmental justice, ephemerality, kinship, and art as healing action. 1-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 402.933.3161
Paradise on Earth: The Art of Marcel Mouly
Through Aug. 20 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. 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: $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
Through Sept. 4 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This exhibit combines learning and play to challenge visitors’ knowledge about dinosaurs, display cutting-edge discoveries, and debunk popular myths. Admission: $13 adults, $10 seniors (62+) and military/veteran, $7 children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, closed Mondays. 402.444.5071.
Through Sept. 4 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. From Bollywood to the Taj Mahal, from playing cricket to practicing yoga, visitors will experience the wonders of India in the cultural exhibit Namaste India. Admission: Free to members and children under 24 months, $14 children 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.
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 encompassing the entirety of Bemis Center’s 13,000-square-foot gallery space. Admission: free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. 402.341.7130.
Carne y Arena (Virtually present, Physically invisible)
Through Sept. 10 at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning virtual reality experience explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. The 20-minute solo experience is based on true accounts. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $40. 402.341.3800.
Beyond Van Gogh
Through Aug. 14 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way. This limited-run exhibit has more than 300 of the greatest works by Vincent Van Gogh. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets: $29 children 5-15, $45 military, $50 general, $84 VIP. 712.323.0536.
» Stage Performances «
July 8 and 9 at Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s “30 Rock,” Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. He can currently be seen in the second season of the TBS show “The Last OG.” 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $40-$50. 402.493.8036.
July 15 and 16 at Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. Titus has six one-hour comedy specials running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, "Born With a Defect," spent four weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Comedy Chart. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $25-$35. 402.493.8036.
July 16 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. Esparza is a comedian and actor known for his stand-up specials, “They’re Not Gonna Laugh at You,” and his dual-release on Netflix, “Bad Decisions/Malas Decisiones.” 7 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets: $32.50 advanced/$35 day of show. 402.884.5353.
July 22 and 23 at Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. Cole is a comedian, writer, and actor, who can be seen as Charlie on ABC’s “Black-ish” and Freeform’s “Grown-ish.” 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday; 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $39-$49. 402.493.8036.
July 29 and 30 at Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St. As a top rising comic, Landau's laid-back demeanor and dark style of comedy landed him on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and AXS.TV’s “Live at Gotham” five times. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $30. 402.493.8036.
The Legend of Georgia McBride
Aug. 19-Sept. 18 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. This comedy follows an unemployed Elvis impersonator who finds a hidden talent after a drag queen convinces him to fill in for one of her shows on stage. Times vary. Tickets: TBD. 402.553.0800.
Aug. 25 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Hart is an Emmy-and-Grammy-nominated comedian and actor who has opened 10 Hollywood films at No. 1 at the box office. 7 p.m. Tickets: $56-$396. 402-341-1500.
The SpongeBob Musical
Aug. 26-Sept. 18 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Audiences can join SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and the rest of the Krusty Krew through this adventure centered around friendship, overcoming differences, and the end of the world. Times vary. Tickets: $25 for non-members, free for members (4 tickets each). 402.345.4849.
» 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.
Saturdays @ Stinson Park, 67th and Center Streets, 7 p.m., through Aug. 27.
Jazz on the Green, Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St., July 7 through Aug. 11.
Outdoor Concert and Movie Series, Central Park Lakes, 8305 Park View Blvd. in La Vista, 7 p.m. Ground Zero (July 8) and Kaylyn Sahs (July 29).
Music and Memories at Shadow Lake Towne Center, 7775 Olson Dr., 6:30 p.m., through Aug. 12.
Vibes Summer Concert Series at Village Pointe, 17305 Davenport St., 6:30 p.m., Thursdays through Aug. 25.
Tesla with Warrant
July 1 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Rock band Tesla released one of their most iconic albums, “Five Man Acoustical Jam,” over 30 years ago, and they are still bringing their 1990s rock 'n' roll to performances today. 8 p.m. Tickets: $42.50-$113. 712.329.6000.
July 1 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This event celebrates the music of Taylor Swift, featuring the singer’s early hits, her current music, and more. This is an 18+ show. 9 p.m. Tickets: $20. 402.884.5353.
Red Clay Strays
July 2 and 3 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. This Alabama-based band released their debut single, “Good Godly Woman,” in 2019. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$100.
Bright Eyes with Hooray for the Riff Raff
July 2 and 3 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. Omaha’s own Connor Oberst comes home with his three-member band, which has explored a variety of genres ranging from folk-rock to electronic music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50 advanced/$45 day of show/$75 premiere balcony.
July 5 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This band began as a solo bedroom project in 2015 and grew to a full ensemble. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced/$18 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Puscifer with Moodie Black
July 5 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. This rock band will provide multi-dimensional experiences inspired by the Magical Verde Valley in Arizona. 8 p.m. Tickets: $59.50 general audience/$99 premiere balcony/$60 day of show.
The Acacia Strain with Malevolence
July 6 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This metalcore band, which formed in Massachusetts, is known for their heavy rhythm section, apocalyptic sounds, and triple-guitars. 7 p.m. Tickets: $18 advanced/$20 day of show. 402.884.5353.
As I Lay Dying with Whitechapel, Shadow of Intent, and Brand of Sacrifice
July 7 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. This five-member metal band from San Diego has sold over 1 million albums. 7 p.m. Tickets: $35 general audience/$55 premiere balcony.
July 7 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Hunt has combined genres such as country, hip-hop, and R&B in his music, and his debut album “Montevallo” went triple platinum. 8 p.m. Tickets: $84-$228. 712.329.6000.
July 8 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Fusing Calypso rhythms with jazz, funk, and love songs, vocalist and trombonist Aubrey Logan’s powerhouse performances set her apart as one of the most brilliant contemporary jazz artists. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.346.7372.
Chris Janson with Ashland Craft and Roman Alexander
July 9 and 10 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. Janson is a singer-songwriter, platinum-selling recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist who has topped the country music charts. 7 p.m. Tickets: $37.50-$115.
Tiny Moving Parts with This Wild Life and In Her Own Words
July 9 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This Minnesota-based trio addresses topics such as anxiety and mental health while incorporating a signature emo, rock, and pop-punk style. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.884.5353.
July 9 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This hard rock band has garnered more than 1 million streams and views across multiple platforms for songs such as “Fade” and “Bury Me.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $8. 402.345.7569.
July 9 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This '80s concert special will feature the songs of Van Halen, Billy Idol, Motley Crue, The Cure, and more. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15. 402.346.7372.
Shawn Mendes with Dermot Kennedy
July 10 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes is known for songs such as "Senorita" and "There's Nothing Holding Me Back." 7 p.m. Tickets: $16-$1,095. 402.341.1500.
July 11 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Producer, rapper, and singer Josh A started in the Florida music scene and has addressed topics such as isolation, depression, and heartbreak in his music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced/$30 day of show. 402.345.7569.
AJJ with Open Mike Eagle
July 12 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. This band from Arizona combines a folk-punk sound with commentary about social issues. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
July 13 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. A former member of punk rock band “Million Dead,” Frank Turner has turned his attention to folkier, acoustic music. 7 p.m. Tickets: $29.50. 402.345.7569.
Rhythms Collective with Linoma Mashers
July 14 at Turner Park at Midtown Crosing, 3110 Farnam St. This award-winning band performs original tunes as well as standard island tunes and American classic rock in reggae and ska styles. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: free. 402.346.7372.
July 15 at Waiting Room Outdoors, 6212 Maple St. This duo combines live instruments and electronic dance music. They cross multiple genres, such as jazz, dubstep, and hip hop. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $35. 402.884.5353.
July 15 and 16 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. Country artist Nate Smith incorporates rock ’n’ roll, powerful vocals, and backwoods soul into his music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17.50-$300.
Playing With Fire Festival Weekend I
July 15 and 16 at Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St. PwF is dedicated to supporting local, non-profit organizations and building bonds between people–locally, nationally, and internationally–with free, live music concerts presented by brilliant worldwide musicians.
July 16 at Waiting Room Outdoors, 6212 Maple St. Donahew’s latest No. 1 single, “Let’s Make a Love Song,” was the most-played independent song on country radio in 2019. 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced/$35 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Collective Soul and Switchfoot
July 16 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Rock band Collective Soul has performed for fans across the world, and alternative band Switchfoot has sold nearly 10 million copies of their studio albums worldwide. 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$229. 712.329.6000.
July 18 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. The three-member band Cola combines driving guitar parts, unexpected drum patterns and thoughtful songwriting into their music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. 402.345.7569.
Drive-By Truckers with Lydia Loveless
July 19 at Falconwood Park, 905 Allied Road, Bellevue. Drive-By Truckers recorded its 12th studio album, “The Unraveling,” with a Grammy award-winning engineer in Memphis. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 advanced/$40 day of show.
Mo Lowda & The Humble
July 20 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This indie rock band from Philadelphia has brought their versatile, energetic sound to live shows in clubs and theaters throughout the U.S. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 early bird (2) packs/$15 advanced/$18 day of show. 402.884.5707.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus/Attack Attack!
July 21 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has sold over 1 million albums and has topped the Billboard charts seven times since 2010. Ohio-based band Attack Attack! has crafted a unique sound featuring screamo, electronic, and metalcore influences. 6 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.884.5353.
July 22 at Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Chasing Chance is a local band that brings loud drums, chanting vocals, and heavy bass music to their performances. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. 402.345.7569.
July 22 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Rock band Poison started in the club scenes of Pennsylvania and Los Angeles before finding success with hits such as “Every Rose has its Thorn” and “Unskinny Bop.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $85-$603. 712.329.6000.
Chris Isaak and Lyle Lovett
July 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Chris Isaak has released nine albums and has been nominated for two Grammy awards. Singer, composer, and actor Lyle Lovett has fused elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues into his music in a convention-defying manner. 8 p.m. Tickets: $63.50-$179.50. 402.346.7372.
Greta Van Fleet with Rival Sons and The Velveteers
July 23 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Grammy-winning rock band Greta Van Fleet is known for songs such as "Highway Tune" and "Heat Above." 7 p.m. Tickets: $36-$375. 402.341.1500.
July 23 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. One of the most popular artists in modern country music, Vince Gill is famous for his top-notch songwriting, world-class guitar playing and warm, soaring tenor, and quick wit. 8 p.m. Tickets: $49.50-$124.50. 402.346.7372.
S. Carey with Courtney Hartman
July 26 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Drummer Sean Carey, who has served as drummer and backing vocalist for the group Bon Iver, explores themes of nature and sustainability in his solo music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $18. 402.884.5707.
Coin with Blackstarkids
July 26 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. This band formed in Nashville and brought their bright, indie pop sound to stages across North America during their 2021 tour. 8 p.m. Tickets: $29.50 general audience/$50 premiere balcony/$35 day of show.
Jason Boland and the Stragglers
July 29 at The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. The country group has independently sold more than 500,000 records and released 10 albums. 8 p.m. $23 advanced/$28 day of show. 402.884.5353.
July 29 at Liberty First Credit Union Arena, 7300 Q St. Alexander Garcia, also known as El Fantasma, is a Mexican singer-songwriter who performs regional music. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $60-$500. 402.934.9966.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
July 30 at Stir Concert Cove, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs. Benatar is known for classic rock hits such as “Love is a Battlefield” and “Heartbreaker.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$199. 712.329.6000.
July 31 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St. Arkansas-based band Brother Moses formed in 2014 and have incorporated catchy hooks and intertwined guitar parts into their indie rock songs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15-$250.
July 31 at Sumtur Amphitheater, 11691 S. 108th St. Mark Irvin is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, freelance musician, and music educator from Omaha. 7 p.m. Tickets: free.
Playing With Fire Festival Weekend II
Aug. 12-13 at Turner Park, 3110 Farnam St. PwF is dedicated to supporting local, non-profit organizations and building bonds between people–locally, nationally, and internationally–with free, live music concerts presented by brilliant worldwide musicians.
Aug. 12-13 at Falconwood Park, 905 Allied Road, Bellevue. National acts Wilco and The National play alongside locals such as Mesonjixx and Clarence Tilton at this event, being held for the first time. Times and tickets vary.
» Family & More «
Here are the times and dates for the local markets. Attendees are encouraged to check with organizers for availability before attending any market.
Aksarben Village (67th Street and Mercy Road) 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays
Council Bluffs (Bayliss Park) 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays
Gifford Park Neighborhood Market (33rd and California streets) 5-8 p.m. Fridays
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
Papillion (City Park) 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays
Leashes at Lauritzen
July 4 and 11, and Aug. 1 and 8 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.
Canines can explore the grounds and enjoy treats and water located at stations throughout the garden. Adults can bring up to two dogs. 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $10 for non-members, $5 for dogs, free for members. 402.346.4002.
Ralston Independence Day Celebration
July 3-4 in Downtown Ralston, 7400 Main St. This year’s theme is to be determined, but the event always includes a kiddie parade, street dances, quilt show, carnival, and more. The big parade will commence at 1 p.m. Admission: free. 402.339.7737.
July 23 at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. This celebration of barbecue features rib sampling, a photo booth, and live music. Proceeds go toward the Food Bank for the Heartland, Project WeeCare, and the Millard Business Association scholarship fund. Noon to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. 402.496.1616.
July 30 and 31 along 60th and Maple St. Benson Days celebrates the neighborhood’s creative culture. Saturday features a parade starting at Benson High. Sunday features a kickball tournament, bike ride, and tour of Benson’s historic buildings. Email [email protected] for more information. Admission: free.
New American Arts Festival
Aug. 5 in Benson, 60th St. at Military Ave. The street festival will include exhibits, food trucks, and on-street performances. 5-10 p.m. Admission: free. Email [email protected] for more information.
Aug. 13 at Petshop, 2725 N. 62nd St. BFF's annual music festival fundraiser will present an incredible lineup of local musicians, artists, and performers. Times vary. Tickets: $30 advance, $35 day of show. Email [email protected] for more information.
Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival
Aug. 19-20 at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, Elkhorn. Guests can taste award-winning wines, watch hot air balloon launches, view arts and craft displays, and more. 5 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $21-$15 adults, $8 children under 12, children 5 and under free. 402.346.8003.
Omaha Fashion Week
Aug. 22-27 at Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. OFW is returning to the runway for Fall 2022. The MAGIS Showcase will feature work by emerging and talented designers. 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary. 402.937.1061.
Aug. 23-28 at Andersen Park, 136th and Q St. This event includes a parade, carnival, beer garden, tractor pull, and live music. Times vary. Admission: free, $25 for carnival. 402.679.5258.
Aug. 20 in Dundee, 50th St. and Underwood Ave. This street festival celebrates the Dundee neighborhood with a parade, 5k run, art and craft vendors, pancake breakfast, book sale, food trucks, live music, and a beer garden. Admission: free.
Sept. 2-5 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. This festival runs through Labor Day weekend and provides musical acts, educational and artistic displays, a carnival, Omaha’s largest parade, a beer garden, and food. Times vary. Admission: $7 per person per day, children 5 and under free. 402.278.2951.
Event times and details are correct as of presstime, but are subject to change.
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 July/August 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.