Calendar of Events: October 2023Sep 22, 2023 04:24PM ● By Omaha Magazine
Photo by Orpheum Theater.
JULIA CHILD: A RECIPE FOR LIFE
October 7—February 11
Admission: Adults: $15. Seniors and Veterans: $12. Kids 3-12: $8.
801 S. 10th St.
Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove, and communicate how to make delicious food. This exhibition explores the key ingredients that led to Child’s personal evolution and America’s culinary revolution. Visitors will journey through her life as she explored the world and discovered her sense of curiosity, including the moment that ignited her love of French cuisine and inspired her career. At the heart of the exhibition, Child’s passion for teaching is explored, culminating with her legacy of inspiring chefs of all levels. Key experiences include an interactive The French Chef television set, documentation of Child’s distinctive voice and extraordinary contributions to the culinary works, and the sounds and smells of Julia’s Kitchen. Noon to 4 pm Sunday; 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday—Saturday. 402.444.5071.
TINA—THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
October 31—November 5
Admission: Ticket Prices Vary.
409 S 16th St.
Her voice is undeniable. Her fire, unstoppable. Her triumph is unlike any other. A legendary comeback story, TINA is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send its audience soaring to the rafters. One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner won 12 Grammy Awards, and her live shows were seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Through her life story and music, Tina Turner inspired and taught many to find strength from within. Featuring her much loved songs, TINA-The Tina Turner Musical was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. 402.661.8501.Festivals
JUNKSTOCK HARVEST EDITION
September 29—October 1, October 6—8
Admission: $15 (General Admission).
1150 River Road Drive.
This magical, one-of-a-kind festival draws visitors to Waterloo every fall. Junkstock is the place for vintage finds, unique antiques, handmade food, and one-of-a-kind repurposed relics. Guests can shop junk and vintage vendors and artisans, enjoy live music, try food trucks, and chill while children explore Kids’ Village. Amidst the shopping and eating are perfect photo opportunities to capture a stunning picture for Instagram or just secure a great new lock screen. The first two weekends in October will be the ideal time to stroll through the stalls of unique handmade items and eclectic antique finds with an apple cider donut and a bloody Mary. 402.765.8651.
BENEFIT ART AUCTION EXHIBITION
October 13—27 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St. Art supporters can experience 300 works of art by more than 200 local, regional, and national artists participating in the 2023 Benefit Art Auction. All artwork will be available for purchase at “Buy it Now” prices until Friday, October 27, when bidding begins at 70% of retail price. Proceeds support participating artists and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Open 11am to 5pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday; 11am to 9 pm Thursday. 402.341.7130.
MUSEUM INSIDER TOUR: OMAHA'S EERIE PAST
October 14 at The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St. The Durham Museum's Insider Tours offer guests a chance to see the amazing, but rarely seen, museum collection and go behind-the-scenes of the museum with the collections team. October is the perfect time to creep into the basement collection and hear macabre tales of Omaha. Guests will learn about death and mourning, local legends, and the kookier side of the spooky city. 402.444.5071.
GLASS IN FLIGHT 2 BY ALEX HEVERI
Through October 15 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Guests can discover 16 life-like installations in a sculpture exhibition that showcases the beauty and importance of butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. They can see the giant insects made of steel frames and Dalle de Vera glass and witness the interaction of sunlight and colored glass alongside the garden’s plant collection. Open daily, 9 am to 5 pm.402.346.4002.
FLIGHT AND HOPE
Through December 22 at the Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2289 S 67 St. This exhibition explores themes of flight, journey, and migration through Samuel Bak’s oeuvre informed by his experiences as a forced migrant and refugee in the aftermath of World War II. 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 am to 6 pm Thursday; noon to 4 pm Sunday. Admission: free. 402.554.6100.
Through January 2024 at Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S 20th St. Children can experience what life would be like if dinosaurs were around in their everyday lives; toss a football against some ferocious defenders, explore and discover fossils in a giant dig pit, climb Chimney Rock to look a T-Rex in the eye, and more. 9 am to 4 pm Tuesday—Friday; 9 am to 5 pm Saturday—Sunday. 402.342.6164.
SHARING THE GLORY: THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN OMAHA
Through May 2024 at General Crook House Museum, 5730 N 30th St. The Douglas County Historical society’s 2023-2024 exhibit is a homer. This exhibition will focus on Omaha’s rich and extensive history and love of baseball. The General Crook House Museum is open seven days a week. 10 am to 4pm Monday—Friday, 1pm to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. 402.455.9990.
October 1, 7 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Donegal based singer, who is one of the most prolific and successful recording artists in the UK charts, is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 35-year span, and in doing so, he has outshone everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna, to U2 and the Rolling Stones. 402.345.0202.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA AND THE HU
October 1, 7 pm, at Harrah’s Casino Stir Concert Cove, One Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs, IA. With special guests Bad Wolves and Zero 9:36. This band from Mongolia blends hard rock and traditional Mongolian throat singing to create their unique sound. 712.329.6000.
October 1, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Joshua Radin has been making a name for himself in the music industry since 2004. His music has appeared in films and on television, and he has traveled all over the globe to perform. 402.884.5353.
OHGEESY PRESENTS: GW2 TOUR
October 1, 8 pm, at The Admiral 2234 S 13th St. Experience hip-hop artist OHGEESY’s deft wordplay and head-nodding hooks surrounded by projection mapped visuals for the GW2 Tour. 402.706.2205.
October 3, 8 pm, at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Combining a love for British guitar pop songcraft with crunching power chords and a flair for the absurd, Cheap Trick provided the necessary links between ‘60s pop, heavy metal, and punk. Their sound provided a blueprint for both power pop and arena rock; it also had a long-lived effect on both alternative and heavy metal bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s (and beyond), who often relied on the same combination of loud riffs and catchy melodies. 402.661.8501.
October 3, 8 pm, at Slowdown, 729 N 14th St. With Kash’d Out and Dubbest. From backyard BBQs in Southern California beach towns to its rise as one of the most popular reggae rock bands in the country, Fortunate Youth remains devoted to its roots and a simple mission: spread peace, love and unity with music. 402.345.7569.
THE BAND CAMINO
October 4, 7 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1114 Dodge St. Hailing from Memphis, the Band Camino plays an appealing blend of uplifting indie rock and lush, romantic electro-pop. 402.345.0606.
ODESZA: THE LAST GOODBYE TOUR
October 4, 7:30 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. With Special guests Bob Moses, Tokimonsta, and Qrtr & Olan. After playing at the Governor’s ball, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza earlier this year, the dance-electronic duo spends an evening in Omaha in a dazzling night of kinetic abandon. 402.341.1500.
October 4, 8 pm, at Slowdown, 729 N 14th St. Baby Jake is bringing the glamour of the ’70s to modern day. Creating a unique mix of influences to develop an entrancing sound the Nashville-based singer’s loudest influence is his own personality. 402.345.7569.
October 5, 7 pm, at The Astro, 8302 City Center Dr. Born out of a dare in 1995, Dropkick Murphys have spent decades performing as an American Celtic punk-band.
TOWER OF POWER
October 6, 7:30 pm, at Holland Center Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. For over 55 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music. The future of Tower of Power is set out to be vigorous and dynamic and will prove to be just that for fans around the world starved for the band’s groove just the way Tower of Power likes it! 402.345.0202.
BLACK VEIL BRIDES & VV
October 6, 7 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1114 Dodge St. With special guests Dark Divine. The BVB & VV tour combines three unique bands who champion the heavy-hearted, hopeless, and broken with mixtures of high intensity and melody. 402.345.0606.
MAX AND IGGOR CAVALERA
October 6, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. With Exhumed and Incite. This quartet, led by brothers Max and Iggor, will capture audiences with their intense heavy metal performance. 402.884.5353.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND FRIENDS
October 7, 7:30 pm, October 8, 2 pm at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Trumpet virtuoso, singer, and actor Byron Stripling joins the Omaha Symphony for an evening in celebration of American jazz legend Louis Armstrong. Stripling is joined by distinguished jazz artists in this tribute to Armstrong and his famous friends, including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and more. 402.345.0606.
REO SPEEDWAGON WITH THE MAVERICKS
October 7, 7:30 pm, at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Formed in 1967, signed in 1971, and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. Platinum albums and radio staples soon followed, setting the stage for the release of the band’s explosive Hi Infidelity in 1980, which contained the massive hit singles “Keep On Loving You” and “Take It On the Run.” That landmark album spent 15 weeks in the No. 1 slot and has since earned the RIAA’s coveted 10X Diamond Award for surpassing sales of 10 million units in the United States. 402.661.8501.
October 8, 5 pm, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. The Claudettes merge earthy blues and soul with punk spirit delivering a unique, compelling, and ultimately satisfying blend of genres with surprising hooks and ear-worms galore. 402.884.5707.
October 8, 8 pm, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. With Militarie Gun and Big Laugh. Scowl has quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most vivid and hard working acts in the rock world. 402.884.5707.
AN EVENING WITH THE CHURCH
October 9, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. With Australian psych-rock guitar masters, The Church enter their fifth decade of making music with all the fierce creative energy of their early years. 402.884.5353.
AN EVENING WITH MARTIN SEXTON
October 12, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. The 2023 tour takes Martin across North America in support of his latest EP, 2020 Vision, as well as reinventing his own classics for these critically-acclaimed solo performances. 402.884.5353.
THE STEEL WHEELS
October 13, 7:30 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, Holland Music Club, 1200 Douglas St. The Steel Wheels have long been at home in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the familiar sounds of the Virginia mountains where the band was formed, but always moving forward with insightful lyrics and an evolving sound. In 2005, Jay Lapp (vocals, guitars, mandolin) and Eric Brubaker (vocals, fiddle) joined lead singer Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo) in forming the band as a vehicle for Wagler’s songwriting. They released several albums under Wagler’s moniker, before officially adopting the The Steel Wheels name with the 2010 release of Red Wing. 402.345.0202.
HAYDEN, WOLF AND MOZART
October 15, 2 pm, at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6001 Dodge St. Two classical era masterpieces supplement the world premiere of Adam Wolf’s French Horn Concerto performed by Principal French Horn of the Omaha Symphony Brett Hodge. 402.345.0606.
October 15, 7 pm, at Barnato, 225 N 170th St Suite 95. A touring mainstay and an indie folk rock staple, this Virginia quintet’s well-hewn live show and musical style drift in and out of Americana, bluegrass, rock, folk, Celtic, and pop traditions with ease, using an arsenal of instruments to define the band's lively stage presence and sonic landscape. 402.964.2021.
RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER
October 15, 7:30 pm, at The Astro, 8302 City Center Dr. Ricky Skaggs is an outstanding country music singer-songwriter who has helped ape today’s music by introducing bluegrass sounds into mainstream country songs.
October 15, 8 pm, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Originally a session drummer by trade, their music starts from the drums up. G Flip writes of relationships, heartbreak, and acceptance. Authentic, relatable, and always energetic, G Flip is a bonafide powerhouse. 402.884.5707.
October 16, 8 pm, at Slowdown, 729 N 14th St. With Sam Evian. Tennis is Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. Since their first release in 2010 went blog-viral, the duo has continued to release new music and toured the country on stages both large and small. 402.345.7569
BRENT COBB: SOUTHERN STAR TOUR
October 17, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Georgia native Brent Cobb takes inspiration from the “southern eclectic” music and stories from the American South and uses it in his Grammy-nominated songwriting. 402.884.5353.
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
October 18, 8 pm, at The Admiral 2234 S 13th St. With Die Spitz. Amyl and the Sniffers is Amy Taylor, Dec Martens, Gus Romer, and Bryce Wilson. This Australian punk band formed in Melbourne in 2016 and have since found international acclaim. 402.706.2205.
October 19, 7 pm, at The Astro, 8302 City Center Dr. Kevin Gates’ 2023 tour is a celebration of the singer’s 2021 mixtape, Only the Generals, Pt. II, and will feature special performances by BIGXTHAPLUG and DJ Chose.
October 20, 7 pm, at Baxter Arena, 2425 S 67th St. With Special guests Midland, Ella Langley, and DJ Highmax. Country artist Jon Pardi is touring internationally in celebration of his most recent album, Mr. Saturday Night. 402.554.6200
October 20, 8 pm, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Raised on Stevie Nicks and Taylor Swift, Gatlin has been cultivating her musical acumen since she was young. Since her first release in 2020, she has been thrilling audiences with her emotionally open pop songs. 402.884.5707.
STOP LIGHT OBSERVATIONS
October 21, 8 pm, at Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave. Stop Light Observations is a dynamic five-piece hailing from Charleston, South Carolina. Their sound is a unique blend of rock, pop, and indie, infused with electronic beats and soulful vocals. Their live shows are a testament to their authenticity and raw talent. 402.884.5707.
October 21, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. With Venus & the Flytraps. Samia broke out into the indie-rock scene with her debut album in 2020. Her follow-up album leans more into the genre, further enticing listeners. 402.884.5353.
SYMPHONY SPOOKTACULAR: MAESTRO MYSTERY
October 22, 7:30 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. There is an instrument thief on the loose at the Holland. Help the Maestro catch the culprit and restore order to the orchestra before they get away for good. This concert features classical spooky favorites and will be a Halloween story the whole family will love. 402.345.0606
October 23, 7:30 pm, at The Astro, 8302 City Center Dr. With Nina Nastasia.
THE NATIONAL PARKS
October 23, 8 pm, at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. With Zach Seabraugh. As their name suggests, the National Parks take inspiration from the beauty of nature. That inspiration is prevalent in the folk-rock discography. 402.884.5353.
RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
October 24, 7 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1114 Dodge St. Formed back in 1999 in Liverpool, England, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is now recognized globally as the “finest Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert Experience.” 402.345.0606.
October 26, 8 pm at Slowdown, 729 N 14th St. Originating from Venezuela, RAWAYANA has become one of Latin America’s most exciting acts with their high-powered live show and distinctive fusion of reggae, funk, soul, rock, and Caribbean rhythms. 402.345.7569
CANDLELIGHT: A HAUNTED EVENING OF HALLOWEEN CLASSICS
October 27, 6:30 pm, at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. Candlelit concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience with awe-inspiring ambiance. A local quartet will be playing a variety of classical and contemporary Halloween songs.
SWITCHFOOT- THE BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
October 28, 7 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1114 Dodge St. In honor of their triple-platinum album’s 20th anniversary, Switchfoot released a re-recorded version of The Beautiful Letdown in May and launched the North American tour. 402.345.0606.
DISNEY PIXAR COCO LIVE-TO-FILM CONCERT: THE NORTH AMERICA TOUR
October 28, 7:30 pm, at Holland Center Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Watch a screening of the complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score performed by a 20-member Latin ensemble. In addition to the original score by Giacchino, Coco also features the Oscar®-winning song “Remember Me” by Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director and screenwriter Adrian Molina. 402.345.0202.
RUBEN & CLAY
October 28, 7:30 pm, at The Astro, 8302 City Center Dr. Experience an unforgettable night with Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken. Attend a special VIP “Sound Check Party” including a song that can only be heard during soundcheck.
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
Through October 15 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.
Tony Award-winner Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is the inspiring true story of singer/songwriter Carole King’s remarkable life, her journey to fame, and the mammoth impact she and her work had on the music industry. While not without strife and heartache, King’s story and unbreakable spirit will capture audiences’ hearts. 402.553.0800.
Through October 22 at Bluebarn Theatre, 1106 10th St. Powerful ambitions. Crippling guilt. Brutal consequences. William Shakespeare’s dark and bloody tragedy is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago. In this World Premiere adaptation by Beth Ann Hopkins, ambition corrupts a noble mind. He will betray and destroy all he holds dear. 402.345.1576.
SAMUEL J COMROE
October 1, 7 pm, at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Village Pointe. Samuel J. Comroe is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourette Syndrome and observational material based on his life experiences. 402.493.8036.
October 4, 7:30 pm, at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Village Pointe. Ben Palmer’s (PalmerTrolls) show features comedic stories of him trolling hateful commenters on corporate Facebook pages, posing as city governments, making up fake cases to get on court TV, and pretending to be a journalist to send fake quotes to multilevel marketing companies and union busting corporations. 402.493.8036.
DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
October 5—8, 11—13 at University of Nebraska Omaha, 6505 University Dr. S.
A new and shocking version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of depravity, lust, love and horror. Henry Jekyll’s experiments have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde. The two side battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. 402.554.7529.
LIFE DOESN’T FRIGHTEN ME
October 6—22 at The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St. The inspiring poem written by Dr. Maya Angelou is adapted for the stage by renowned hip-hop theater artist Paige Hernandez, with original music by Grammy-nominated Kris Funn. This show is a musical journey of facing fears, embracing individuality, and turning to community in times of need. 402.345.4849 .
October 6—November 5 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Where does the pipeline to prison begin? A gripping, thought-provoking, harrowing drama, Pipeline is the journey of a mother and educator who tries desperately to keep both her son and her students on the straight-and-narrow paths. It is an examination of the American education system and the obstacles that students, educators and parents encounter to achieve success. 402.553.0800.
October 7, 3 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. American ventriloquist, stand-up comedian, and actor Jeffery Douglas Dunham returns to the CHI Health Center with his edgy puppet characters. 402.341.1500.
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE
October 7, 8 pm, at The Admiral 2234 S 13th St. Welcome to Night Vale is a podcast in the style of community updates for a small desert town. Night Vale’s unforgettable live shows bring the audience into the story in surprising and thrilling ways. This live show is entirely stand-alone and does not require any knowledge of the podcast. 402.706.2205.
October 8, 7:30 pm, at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. For more than 25 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last 19 years on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, VICE. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, Religulous, directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”).
October 13, 7 pm & 9:30pm, at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Village Pointe. Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Lee has toured all over the country and has performed and written for many television and streaming programs. 402.493.8036.
October 14, 8 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Matt Fraser is America’s Top Psychic Medium and star of the hit television series on E! Entertainment.
His sold-out live events, television appearances, and spiritual teachings have allowed him to bring healing, hope, and laughter to a global audience of fans and followers. From heartfelt emotional readings to stunning revelations, he has audiences on the edge of their seats with his outrageous personality and unique approach. 18 and over only. 402.345.0606
BLUEY’S BIG PLAY
October 14—15 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. When Dad feels like a bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans. The sisters pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. This is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy-award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. 402.661.8501.
October 14-15; 20-22; 26-29, check for showtimes, at Lofte Community Theatre, 15841 Manley Rd., Manley. Willum has never met Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life when he was wounded in battle. Rick appears unexpectedly on the night of Willum’s birthday, and he is dismayed to find out that his hero is a hopeless “nerd.” This outrageous comedy will have audiences laughing all the way home. 402.234.2553.
October 18, 7 pm, at The Astro, 8302 City Center Dr. Primarily a stand-up comedian, Distefano began his career in entertainment on MTV and MTV2’s show Girl Code and Guy Code. He has since had stand-up specials featured on Comedy Central and has made a name for himself in the stand-up community.
CRAFT COMEDY SHOWCASE
October 19, 7 pm, at Zipline Brewing Co., 721 N 14th St. The Craft Comedy Showcase is a free stand-up comedy show featuring the best local comedians Nebraska and beyond have to offer. Perfect for anyone to enjoy free laughs and an all-day happy hour.
BORED TEACHERS COMEDY TOUR
October 20, 7:30 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The biggest entertainment platform for teachers in the world, Bored Teachers, presents the funniest teacher-comedians in the world all on one stage. 402.345.0606.
October 21, 8 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The actor, comedian, and writer rose to prominence with his breakthrough role as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor on Home Improvement, where his comedic timing and physical humor made him a household name. Prior to his acting career, Allen worked as a stand-up comedian, often incorporating his experiences as a father and handyman into his routines. 402.345.0606.
October 22, 7 pm, at Funny Bone Comedy Club, 17305 Davenport St., Village Pointe. Lucas Zelnick is a stand-up comedian born, raised and based in New York City, who challenges his cushy upbringing through punch-heavy material. His stand-up clips have exploded online, receiving millions of views and thousands of followers across platforms. 402.493.8036.
OPERA OMAHA PRESENTS: DON PASQUALE
October 27 & 29 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Hijinks and cunning flourish in this delightful comic opera. A crotchety miser is thwarted in his attempts to con his nephew out of an inheritance. With the guise and wit of a clever young woman and family friend, the old man becomes tangled in vines of his own buffoonery. 402.346.7372.
October 29, 7 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be live on stage for one night only, following the release of his newest book Happy Go Lucky. 402.345.0202.
TEACHERS’ NIGHT 2023
October 6, 4 pm, at the Durham Museum 801 S 10th St. This year’s week of appreciation for teachers in the area will culminate in the 20th annual Teachers’ Night, an appreciation event and resource fair for educators. 402.444.5071.
FAMILY ADVENTURE DAY
October 7, 9:30 am, at Camp Wa-kon-da, 402 Forest Dr. Fontenelle Forest is hosting a morning of outdoor family fun featuring an archery 101 course and competition, various yard games, bonfire s’mores, a naturalist-guided hike, and backpacking, skill-themed lessons. 402.731.3140.
SLEEPING BAG SAFARI
October 7, 6 pm, at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 3701 S 10th St. Join the Zoo for an overnight program where adult guests spend the night at the zoo’s Tent Camp Site and experience the exhibits after hours. Program includes picnic dinner and drinks, an evening hike, movie, snacks, “grab-n'-go” breakfast, morning hike, and a free day at the zoo. This event is for guests 21-and-over. 402.733.8401.
WEST O WINE WALK
October 11, 5 pm, at the Shops of Old Town Elkhorn The West O Wine Walk will take attendees to 12 stops in downtown Elkhorn. In addition to a unique shopping experience, there will also be live music on every street. Admission is $20, and the first 300 attendees will receive a free wine glass. 402.289.9560.
NELSON PRODUCE FARM PIZZA PIE NIGHT
October 27, 4 pm at Nelson Produce Farm, 10505 N 234th St. Nelson Produce Farm’s monthly Pizza Pie Nights are a wonderful time designed for families and outings with friends. Guests can enjoy homemade pizza and local music artists under the stars, with home-baked pies and ice cream for dessert. 402.830.0567.
SCALES AND TAILS
October 28, 2 pm, at Fontenelle Forest 1111 Bellevue Blvd. Kids will do a little myth-busting about some of their favorite animals while learning about Fontenelle’s resident animal ambassadors. This fun family program will include slime-making, eating spooky cookies and other fun educational activities. 402.731.3140.