Calendar of Events: October 2022Sep 29, 2022 02:20PM ● By Omaha Magazine
» Exhibits «
The Tuskegee Airmen Who Called Nebraska Home and African Americans who Served
Opening Oct. 6 at Great Plains Black History Museum, 2221 N. 24th St. This exhibit will feature photographs, artifacts, and information about the Tuskegee airmen—a group of black servicemen who fought during World War II—and other African Americans who served their country. 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Admission: free. 402.932.7077.
Opening Oct. 7 at Petshop, 2725-2727 N. 62nd St. Linder is a mixed media artist in Omaha who examines the relationships between chaos and harmony in her works. Open by appointment. Admission: free. 402.813.7530.
Unceded Artist Collective
Oct. 7-28 at BFF Gallery, 5901 Maple St. Unceded Artist Collective is a directory and community of indigenous artists living on the land of the Omaha and Oceti Sakowin in the Omaha Metro area. Open by appointment. Admission: free. 402.813.7530.
Richard Hunt: Monumental
Opening Oct. 7 at Kaneko, 1111 Jones St. This exhibit will display works by two nationally-recognized artists as well as two local ones. Each artist draws from a unique background and narrative to provide a historical perspective of his or her culture and its connection to the land. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. 402.341.3800.
Benefit Art Auction Exhibition
Oct. 14-28 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. This event will allow visitors to see almost 300 works created by local, regional, and national artists. All artwork can be purchased at set prices before the auction, which starts at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: free. 402.341.7130.
UNO Faculty Exhibition
Through Oct. 16 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This exhibit will display original artwork by faculty members from the UNO art department. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, by appointment. Admission: free. 531.375.6643.
Katie B. Temple: Building a Home
Opening Oct. 21 at Creighton University Lied Art Gallery, 2500 California Plaza. Temple is a mixed-media artist who explores themes such as leaving and looking for a home in her paintings. Temple’s works are influenced by her experiences of living in 17 different places throughout her life. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: free. 402.280.2290.
Through October at Modern Arts Midtown, 3615 Dodge St. This exhibit features new works by Iggy Sumnik, Jennifer Homan, Al Harris-Fernandez and over 40 other artists. 11-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, by appointment. 402.502.8737.
Through Nov. 9 at Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam St. This Omaha-based photographer often captures images of strangers on the street. In 2011, he made a photographic documentary called “Crossroads,” which has since become one of the world’s largest photography projects. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fridays, by appointment only. 402.595.2122.
En Linea/In Line: Documentary Photography by Francisco Mata Rosas
Through Dec. 31 at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St. Francisco Mata Rosas’ photographs that make up this series emerge directly from the world of arched appearances and twisted identities, crossed by the long and sinuous scar of the border. 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.
Dressing the Abbey
Through Jan. 8, 2023 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. This costume exhibition showcases clothing from one of the world’s most widely watched television dramas, “Downton Abbey.” Visitors can see original costumes worn by the stars of “Downton Abbey,” depicting fashions of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century. 12-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, closed Mondays. Admission: $13 adults, $10 seniors (62+) and military/veteran, $7 children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. 402.444.5071.
Moon to Mars
Through Jan. 8, 2023 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St. Children can learn about the current and future possibilities of space travel in this exhibit, which was designed with help from NASA’s Deep Space Exploration Systems at Johnson Space Center. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: $15 children 2-15 and adults, $14 seniors (60+), free to members and children under 24 months. 402.342.6164.
» Stage Performances «
Oct. 1 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. This stand-up comedian and joke writer appeared regularly on the Comedy Central show, “This Week at the Comedy Cellar.” He has also performed stand-up sets on “Conan,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and more. 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25. 402.493.8036.
Next to Normal
Oct. 1 and 2 at Creighton University Lied Education Center for the Arts, 2500 California Plaza. This contemporary musical centers around a suburban family trying to cope with crisis and with a mother’s unpredictable and worsening bipolar disorder. 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $18 general admission, $15 seniors (65+), $5 students. 402.280.1448.
The Thanksgiving Play
October 1, 2, 6-9, at UNO Weber Fine Arts Building, 6505 University Drive South. This satirical play by Larissa FastHorse follows a group of teaching artists who try to create an elementary school pageant that celebrates both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $16 general admission, free for UNO students. 402.554.7529.
Oct. 6 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. This comedian starred in the MTV show “Totally Pauly” in the early 1990s, and he has gone on to appear in several other projects, including films such as “Jury Duty” and “In the Army Now.” 7:30 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25. 402.493.8036.
Oct. 7 and 8 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. Comedian John Morgan, also known as “Ragin Cajun,” takes an honest and heartfelt approach to talking about relationships and real-life issues in his comedy shows. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ages 21+. Tickets: $15. 402.493.8036.
Oct. 7 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This show will include stand-up comedy and sketches performed in Spanish by entertainers Adrian Uribe and Adal Ramones. 9 p.m. Tickets: $45-$89. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 7-23 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. This work by Rose Playwright-in-residence Brian Guehring centers around two grade-school students who sign up for popularity lessons taught by a 7th grader who offers to help them win friends. 7 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25 for non-members, free for members (4 tickets each). Reservations required. 402.345.4849.
Oct. 13 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. This energetic comedian and actor has become known for posting relatable videos that address events happening in pop-culture and on the internet. King also tours the country performing for sold-out audiences. 7:30 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25. 402.493.8036.
Oct. 13 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This comedian hosts a weekly podcast and has found success over the years with her observational, intelligent humor and quick wit. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $59.50. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 14 and 15 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. This comedian has connected with audiences through many different media platforms, including stand-up albums, radio shows, and films such as “Trainwreck” with Amy Schumer. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ages 21+. Tickets: $40 for Friday show, $15 for Saturday shows. 402.493.8036.
Rach Talk Live
Oct. 15 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hollis started Rach Talk as a Facebook show to talk about a variety of topics, and she has since found success on YouTube, with over 170,000 subscribers. 7 p.m. Tickets: $35-$279. 402.345.0606.
School of Rock
Through Oct. 16 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Based on the hit movie, this musical follows a middle-aged, wannabe rock star who becomes a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school, where he helps a group of straight-A students start their own rock band. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $25-$57. 402.553.0800.
Ain’t Too Proud
Oct. 18-23 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This hit Broadway musical tells the story of legendary music group The Temptations as they rise from the streets of Detroit to earn a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Oct. 20-23 at Florence Community Theater, 2864 State St. This play is based on the classic novel about a scientist who creates a formula that releases his inner brutish nature. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12. 402.281.3481.
Oct. 21 and 22 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. This comedian, actor, and writer has contributed witty commentary to comedy round tables, headlined national stand-up comedy tours, appeared on television shows such as “Chelsea Lately,” and released his own book. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25. 402.493.8036.
The Rocky Horror Show
Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This show, presented by Rave On Productions, pays homage to the original sci-fi horror film and tells the story of a young couple who spend a wild night in the castle of Dr. Frank ’N’ Furter. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 and 11 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $35 general admission, $40 reserved pit rows and reserved balcony, $50 reserved pitside.
Dinner, Drinks and Drag!
Oct. 27 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. Attendees can experience an evening of LGBTQ+ entertainment as drag performers lip sync and dance to popular songs. 7:30 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $20. 402.493.8036.
Ode to Toy
Opening Oct. 29 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Young children can follow the adventures of two toys in this interactive show, as the characters welcome a wooden duck into their group and teach him games such as hide and seek. 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Sundays. Tickets: $17 for non-members, $10 for members. Reservations required. 402.345.4849.
Oct. 28 and 29 at Funny Bone, 71305 Davenport St. This comedian made his television debut in 2005 on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” Since then, Lee has performed at comedy clubs and colleges, hosted his own web show on msn.com, and more. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ages 21+. Tickets: $15-$40. 402.493.8036.
» Concerts «
Zach Williams with Ben Fuller
Oct. 1 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Williams is a Grammy-winning musician known for mixing country and southern rock genres with Christian messages in his songs. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25.75-$218.25. 402.345.0606.
Tessa Violet with Will Joseph Cook and Daysormay
Oct. 1 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This indie pop artist released her debut album, “Bad Ideas,” in 2019. Since then, Violet and her band have brought her eclectic musical sound to sold-out tours in the U.S. and Europe. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced/$30 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 2 at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Drive N. This performance by the Omaha Symphony will feature Beethoven’s “Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano.” The program also includes composer Caroline Shaw’s “Entr’acte” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 36.” 2 p.m. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 2 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Gibson is a spoken word artist whose poems focus on gender, LGBTQ issues, mental health, feminism, and more. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Toadies with Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy
Oct. 3 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Toadies is a rock band that found success in the 1990s with their guitar-based songs that created a unique spin on the hard rock genre. The group began making a comeback in 2008 and have since released multiple concert recordings. 7 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced/$35 day of show. 402.345.7569.
The Black Angels with The Vacant Lots
Oct. 4 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Modern psych-rock band The Black Angels formed in 2004 and have aimed to reflect the realities of the world and communicate universal themes through their music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Oct. 6 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. Townes is a country singer/songwriter who displayed her insightful songwriting skills on her debut album, “The Lemonade Stand,” which was released in 2020. 8 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $30-$500. 402.964.2021.
The Head and the Heart
Oct. 6 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. This indie folk band earned spots on the Billboard charts for their albums “Let’s Be Still” in 2013 and “Signs of Light” in 2016. The group’s musical influences range from Americana to country-rock to classic pop. 8 p.m. Tickets: $45 advanced/$50 day of show/$99 premiere balcony.
Oct. 6 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. This Grammy-winning rock band, which is led by singer Hayley Williams, has found success with hits such as “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun.” 8 p.m. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 7 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. This two-member band mixes Texas country with Kentucky bluegrass sounds in their music. The duo has drawn inspiration from musicians ranging from Mumford & Sons to Avicii. 8 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $25-$400. 402.964.2021.
Palaye Royale with Mod Sun
Oct. 7 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. Palaye Royale rose from the Los Angeles rock scene to perform in concerts across the world and tour with artists such as Yungblud. This trio is known for combining glam rock, brit-pop, and art-punk sounds in their music. 7 p.m. Tickets: $29.50 advanced/$35 day of show/$75 premiere balcony.
Oct. 8 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. Musician and songwriter Aaron Bruno formed this alternative band in 2010. Since then, the group has released multiple albums with songs that have broken the boundaries of the alternative genre. 7 p.m. Ages 21+. Tickets: $45 general audience, $125 VIP access. 402.964.2021.
Black Midi with Quelle Chris
Oct. 8 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This alternative band from London incorporates rock, jazz, post-punk, and cabaret sounds into their music. The group has released three studio albums and multiple singles. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced/$30 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Hippo Campus with CHAI
Oct. 8 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. Hippo Campus is a five-member, alternative band from Minneapolis. In February 2022, the group released their most recent album, “LP3,” which explores themes about personal identity and young adulthood. 8 p.m. Tickets: $26 advanced/$28 day of show/$60 premiere balcony.
Oct. 8 and 9 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Omaha Symphony and some of New York’s best singers will perform famous Broadway songs from shows such as “Wicked,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “The Sound of Music.” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 9 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Kid Bloom is a music group known for combining electronic, indie rock, and retro pop sounds in their songs. Los Angeles-based musician Lennon Kloser formed the group in 2015. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
The Airborne Toxic Event with In The Valley Below
Oct. 9 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Alternative rock band The Airborne Toxic Event incorporated lyrical storytelling and coming-of-age themes into their sixth studio album, “Hollywood Park,” which was released in 2020. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. 402.884.5353.
Bumpin Uglies with Kyle Smith
Oct. 11 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This reggae-rock group from Maryland spent over a decade touring the country and performing sold-out shows before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Since then, the band has released multiple original songs and recorded a new album. 8 p.m. Tickets: $17 advanced/$20 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Hirie with Ballyhoo! and Surfer Girl
Oct. 12 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Hirie is a reggae pop star from Hawaii who has performed in venues across the world and aims to spread positivity through her music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Bruce Hornsby with the Omaha Symphony
Oct. 14 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby has won three Grammys and collaborated with artists such as The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan. Hornsby will take the stage with the Omaha Symphony, conducted by Rob Moose, to perform classic songs and recent works. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Sammy Figueroa and Latin Jazz Ensemble
Oct. 14 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This Grammy-nominated percussionist has collaborated with pop stars such as David Bowie and Mariah Carey, as well as jazz musicians such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. Figueroa is known for his ability to play a variety of musical styles. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 14 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This rock band formed in 1999 and found success with their 2001 album, “Camino Palmero,” which went gold in the U.S. and sold over five million copies internationally. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 advanced/$30 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Oct. 14 at Liberty First Credit Union Arena, 7300 Q St., Ralston. This band from Apodaca, Mexico, uses modern instruments and pop sounds while paying tribute to the norteño music tradition of northern Mexico. Bronco has sold over 12 million albums and released multiple international hits. 8 p.m. Admission: TBD, $50 early bird. 402.934.9966.
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs with Alvin Youngblood Hart
Oct. 15 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Mike Campbell is the former guitarist of the group Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Campbell and the other members of The Dirty Knobs began playing together over 15 years ago and released their first official album in 2020. 8 p.m. Tickets: $35 advanced/$40 day of show. 402.345.7569.
The Homeless Gospel Choir
Oct. 15 at O’Leavers, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Rd. This Pittsburgh-based punk rock band is led by musician Derek Zanetti. The band has addressed politics and problems in society through their music. 9 p.m. Admission: free. 402.556.1238.
Oct. 16 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This music group adds vintage twists to current pop hits. Since 2011, Postmodern Jukebox has remade pop songs into covers featuring the classic musical styles of artists such as Frank Sinatra and Bessie Smith. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$170. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 16 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This indie folk rock quintet from Virginia uses a variety of instruments to achieve a wide array of musical styles, ranging from bluegrass to Americana to Celtic. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
In This Moment with Nothing More, Sleep Token, and Cherry Bombs
Oct. 18 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. In This Moment is a Los Angeles-based, goth rock band that has toured with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, and Lacuna Coil. The group originally formed as a metalcore band, but they have since explored more melodic elements in their sound. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $47.50 advanced/$50 day of show/$75 premiere balcony.
Oct. 18 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This singer-songwriter from Virginia has written about personal struggles while showing vulnerability and honesty in his music. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Twin Temple with Bridge City Sinners
Oct. 19 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Twin Temple is a music duo who draws inspiration from their own practices of Satanism, as well as classic rock ’n’ roll, in their songs. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22.50 advanced/$25 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Spacey Jane with joe p
Oct. 20 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Spacey Jane is an Australian indie rock band. The four-member group released their debut album, “Sunlight,” in 2020. 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 advanced/$20 day of show. 402.884.5707.
Kurt Vile and The Violators with Julia Shapiro
Oct. 20 at The Admiral, 2234 S. 13th St. Kurt Vile is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer from Philadelphia who incorporated thoughtful songwriting, murmuring synth sounds, and distorted guitar parts into his latest album, “(Watch My Moves).” 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 advanced/$35 day of show/$65 premiere balcony.
Oct. 20 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This alternative music group is known for telling stories by pairing their songs with animated videos. Rare Americans was originally started by brothers James and Jared Priestner, and the group has earned over one million followers on social media. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced/$18 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Montgomery and Beethoven 3
Oct. 21 and 22 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Concert pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform with the Omaha Symphony for the first time to play a new work by Jessie Montgomery entitled “Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Symphony Spooktacular: Sleepover at the Museum
Oct. 23 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Omaha Symphony will take families and children on a journey via the interactive musical narrative, “Sleepover at the Museum,” by Karen LeFrak. This story follows the adventures of a young boy and his friends at the Museum of Natural History. 2 p.m. Tickets: TBD. 402.345.0606.
Oct. 27 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. This artist meshes energetic rock sounds, satisfying pop hooks, and messages about romance in his songs. He has performed on shows such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and his music has earned over 500 million streams. 8 p.m. Tickets: $22.50. 402.345.7569.
Aesthetic Perfection with Josie Pace and genCab
Oct. 27 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Aesthetic Perfection is an industrial pop duo consisting of producer Daniel Graves and drummer Joe Letz. Over a nearly two decade-long career, the pair has mixed industrial, goth, and pop elements into their dark, electronic music. 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. 402.884.5707.
Oct. 27 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. This alternative artist has opened for musicians such as The Who and Ed Sheeran. Courtney examined themes of frustration, loss, and absence in his 2019 album, “404.” 8 p.m. Tickets: $18 advanced/$20 day of show. 402.884.5353.
Wheatus with Fat Tony
Oct. 28 at Barnato, 225 N. 170th St., Suite 95. New York-based rock band Wheatus released their hit single, “Teenage Dirtbag,” in 2000. Since then, the group has recorded six studio albums and released multiple singles. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$500. 402.964.2021.
Luke Combs with Jordan Davis and Lainey Wilson
Oct. 28 and 29 at CHI Health Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St. Combs is a country music singer who was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year in 2021. He will take the stage in Omaha as part of his “Middle of Somewhere Tour.” 7 p.m. Tickets: $80-$1,255. 402.341.1500.
Oct. 29 at Scottish Rite Hall, 202 S. 20th St. This rock artist released his debut album, “Songs for the Daily Planet,” in 1994, and since then, he has become known for his sharp musical storytelling and husky voice. 8 p.m. Tickets: $40 orchestra floor, $30 auditorium, $35 balcony. 402.342.1300.
No Thanks with Nowhere, Cat Piss, and Hussies
Oct. 29 at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. This Omaha-based band is known for their passionate, punk rock music infused with political messages. 9 p.m. Tickets: $7. 402.884.5707.
The War and Treaty
Oct. 30 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. This husband-and-wife music duo has created an eclectic sound by blending soul, country, gospel, and rock ’n’ roll genres in their songs. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26-$41. 402.345.0606.
KBong & Johnny Cosmic with Dubbest and Brendan Clemente
Oct. 31 at The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. Singer-songwriter KBong has drawn musical inspiration from hiking, traveling, and being in tropical places. He and multi-instrumentalist Johnny Cosmic have written music and performed together for more than eight years. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 advanced/$20 day of show. 402.345.7569.
Bagels and Sometimes Bach
Through Nov. 20 at Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St. This music series will feature performances by Nebraska musicians each week. Attendees can also enjoy bagels, coffee, and other refreshments. 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Admission: free. 531.375.6643.
» Family & More «
Farmers Market Season is coming to a close. Those looking to find fresh produce are encouraged to check with organizers for availability before attending any market.
Aksarben Village Farmers Market
Oct. 2, 9, and 16 at Aksarben Village, 67th Street and Mercy Road. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 402.345.5401.
Old Market Farmers Market
Oct. 1, 8, and 15 in the Old market, 11th and Jackson streets. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402.345.5401.
Village Pointe Farmers Market
Oct. 1 at Village Pointe Shopping Center, 168th and Dodge streets. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 402.505.9773.
Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show
Oct. 1 and 2 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This event will feature over 25 exhibitor booths displaying affordable, antique items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: $15 non-member adults, $9 non-member children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. 402.346.4002.
Oct. 1, 2, 7, and 9 at 1150 River Road Dr., Waterloo, NE. This unique festival features antique, vintage, and junk vendors, as well as bands, food trucks, and more. 9-11 a.m. early bird and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30 early bird, $20 three-day weekend pass, $10 general admission pass, $120 season pass, free for children 12 and under. 402.885.9859.
Open Artist Studios and BFF TeenLine All Ages Education and Hands-on Activities
Oct. 7 at Trudy’s, 2814 N. 60 St. Teen Line is a BFF program that offers art activities, mentorship, and exhibition opportunities for high school students and teenagers. 6-9 p.m. Admission: free. 402.813.7530.
Omaha Oddities and Art Expo
Oct. 8 at DoubleTree by Hilton, 1616 Dodge St. This event is presented by Voodoo’s Odd Shop and will feature at least 30 different vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: $15 for adults, free for children 12 and under. 402.819.9618.
Rumble at the Ridge
Oct. 8 at Chance Ridge Event Center, 506 Skyline Rd., Elkhorn. This event will include professional bull riding and live music, as well as games and prizes for children to enjoy. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Admission: $20 per person. 402.289.9560.
Callahan Promotions Arts and Crafts Show
Oct. 8 and 9 at Mid-America Center, 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs. Attendees can view a number of handmade items at this event. Callahan Promotions is an organization that holds arts and crafts shows throughout the year across Iowa. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6. 563.357.1986.
Japanese Ambience Festival
Oct. 8 and 9 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. This festival will feature activities such as Japanese calligraphy, traditional games, and food tastings, as well as traditional music, martial arts performances, and more. The Omaha Sister Cities Association helps host this event. 10 am.-4 p.m. Tickets: $15 non-member adults, $9 non-member children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. 402.346.4002.
West O Wine Walk
Oct. 12 at Main Street in Old Town Elkhorn. Attendees can sample wine and enjoy live music while exploring the shops in downtown Elkhorn. The first 300 hundred participants will receive a wine glass. 5-8 p.m. Admission: $20. 402.289.9560.
Omaha Zombie Walk
Oct. 22 at Benson High School, 5120 Maple St. Participants can dress up as zombies and infest the streets of Benson during this annual event. 5 p.m. Admission: free.
The Great HALL-oween Haunt
Oct. 25 at Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St. Attendees can wear Halloween costumes and take sweets from historical characters and spooky displays throughout the museum. Visitors can also play games, tour the Haunted Train, eat festive treats, and make crafts. 5-8 p.m. Admission: $13 adults, $10 seniors (62+) and military/veteran, $7 children (3-12), free for members and children 2 and under. 402.444.5071.
Price is Right Live
Oct. 26 at Liberty First Credit Union Arena, 7300 Q St., Ralston. This non-televised version of the long-running game show gives eligible fans opportunities to play classic games and win prizes such as vacations and new cars. 7:30 p.m. Admission: $30-$150. 402.934.9966.
Scales and Tails
Oct. 29 at Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. This family-friendly event will teach children about some of the forest’s resident animals, such as owls and snakes. The program will also feature spooky cookie decorating, slime-making, and more. 2-4 p.m. Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members. 402.731.3140.
Oct. 29 at MidAmerica Boston Terrier Rescue Foster Home, 5109 S. 51 St. This event will include a dinner, costume contest for both dogs and humans, games, raffles, and more. All dog breeds are welcome to attend. 4-6 p.m. Admission: $10 per family. 402.510.1346.
Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch Attractions
Through Oct. 31 at Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch, 3935 NE-133, Blair. Attendees can visit the corn maze, mystery house, spooky trail, and other attractions at this patch, which is open for its 14th season. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Admission: $12.95 Mondays-Thursdays, $20.95 Fridays-Sundays. 402.689.7585.
Scary Acres Haunted Attractions
Through Oct. 31 at 17272 Giles Rd. This Halloween-themed venue has three attractions: the Master’s Castle, House on the Hill, and Haunted Woods. Scary Acres also offers bonfires, outdoor entertainment, concessions, and a merchandise booth. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays-Sundays and Monday, Oct. 31. Tickets: $12 Master’s Castle, $11 House on the Hill, $10 Haunted Woods, $28 combo passes. 402.896.9666.
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 October 2022 issue of Omaha Magazine. To subscribe, click here.