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Calendar of Events - March/April 2024

Feb 22, 2024 12:47PM ● By Natalie Veloso
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MUSIC
LATIN FIRE  
Holland Performing Arts Center
March 2-3
1200 Douglas St.

Led by Enrico Lopez-Yañez, Nashville Symphony's Principal Pops Conductor and former Assistant Conductor of the Omaha Symphony, this evening allows listeners to immerse themselves in the vibrant celebration of Latin American music with "Latin Fire." This three-piece ensemble, composed of acclaimed musicians deeply rooted in Spanish-speaking cultural treasures, delivers an exhilarating performance. Expect renditions of classics like “Estrellita,” “Bésame Mucho,” and selections from "Carmen," all conducted and curated by Lopez-Yañez. Featuring trumpeter Jose Sibaja, known for collaborations with Celia Cruz, Ricky Martin, and Gloria Estefan, alongside soprano Monica Abrego, this fiery concert, ignited by the infectious energy of Latin music, promises an irresistible rhythm that will have you on your feet. 
402.345.0202 

ART
NEO-CUSTODIANS: WOVEN NARRATIVES OF HERITAGE, CULTURAL MEMORY, AND BELONGING
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Through April 14
Admission: Free 
724 S 12th St.

Showcasing 13 artists utilizing textiles as a medium of expression, this exhibition reimagines notions of migration, identity, and environmental sustainability. Through the works of El Anatsui, Malene Barnett, Layo Bright, and others, materials entrenched in rich histories uncover buried narratives, each artist assuming the role of a custodian for often disregarded stories. Their art weaves cultural, social, and political significance into contemporary contexts, inviting visitors to explore these multifaceted threads throughout the free exhibition. Dive into this showcase where intricate textiles serve as vessels, rewriting and illuminating complex tales, urging contemplation on the deeper layers of uncelebrated histories and their relevance in today's world. 
402.341.7130

FESTIVAL
RALSTON SPRING FESTIVAL ART & CRAFT SHOW 2024
Liberty First Credit Union Arena
April 5–7
7300 Q St.

The Ralston Spring Festival Art & Craft Show is an annual event organized by Huffman Productions in Ralston, NE, welcoming attendees across a three-day span. This regional extravaganza celebrates artistry and craftsmanship, featuring a diverse array of creations from talented artisans representing the region. Exhibitors gather to present their distinctive works, engaging with potential patrons and forming connections. Spanning a wide spectrum of arts, crafts, and gifts, the show ensures an inclusive appeal, catering to varied tastes and interests. The Ralston Spring Festival Art & Craft Show stands as a prime platform for exhibitors to display their artistry, forging lasting bonds with attendees. This event is not to be missed—a splendid opportunity to revel in creativity and connect with skilled artisans! 402.934.9966 

EXHIBITIONS
OMAHA LAWN, FLOWER, & PATIO SHOW
March 1, 11 am–8 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. Welcome spring at the 58th Annual Omaha Home & Garden Expo! Discover the latest home products, find inspiration, and explore blooming gardens, water features, and entertainment all in one place. Dive into the season's spirit by exploring an array of cutting-edge products and services for your home, all conveniently housed under one roof. From master gardener advice to garden club displays, gather ideas and insights for your own lawn and garden at this vibrant event. 402.341.1500

WORLD OF WHEELS
March 8–10 at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. World of Wheels is back! Get ready for the 69th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts showcase at the CHI Health Center, spotlighting the best Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles in America. Experience Gravity Falls Valve Cover Racing, thrilling BMX stunts, and non-stop car audio demos throughout the entire weekend! 402.341.1500

GALLERY TALK: “THE PROCESS OF PRINTMAKING”
March 9, 1:15 pm, at El Museo Latino, 4701 S 25th St. Experience the museum’s latest Gallery Talk detailing “The Process of Printmaking,” presented by Howard Paine, an Associate Professor and the Head of Printmaking at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Paine has been integrating digital imaging and traditional printmaking processes for 25 years, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. 402.731.1137

“THE MARVEL OF OLD MASTERS: REMBRANDT, GOYA, and DÜRER” 
Through March 16, 1–3 pm, at El Museo Latino, 4701 S 25th St. El Museo Latino's visiting exhibition “The Marvel of Old Masters: Rembrandt, Goya, and Dürer” depicts themes including landscapes, biblical stories, portraits, and more. Included in this exhibition is a selection of 22 works by the Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn, 32 works by the Spanish artist Fransisco Goya, and 11 works by the German artist Albrecht Dürer. Their crafted etchings and prints are akin to captivating photographs. 402.731.1137

GREATER OMAHA ORCHID SOCIETY ORCHID SHOW AND SALE
March 23–24 at Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Experience the annual Orchid Show and Sale hosted by the Greater Omaha Orchid Society at Lauritzen Gardens. Discover a stunning array of orchid displays curated by local, regional, and national vendors and growers. Accredited judges from the American Orchid Society will select prize-winning orchids while visitors can engage with local orchid experts about these captivating plants. Learn more about their unique requirements—light, moisture, temperature, and more—to foster a deeper understanding of their care and cultivation. 402.346.4002 

PAOLO ARAO: REVERBERATIONS
Through April 14 at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S 12th St. Visit this free exhibition to experience artist Paolo Arao’s sewn paintings, weavings, and site-responsive installations that are rooted in geometric abstractions. This exhibition showcases the Filipino-American artist’s work over the past five years centered on a cross-cultural and queer perspective, including work he began as a resident at Bemis Center in 2020. 402.341.7130

FRIDA KAHLO AND THE BLUE HOUSE
April 5—July 27 at El Museo Latino, 4701 South 25th St. This exhibition presents a selection of over 60 color photographs of the architecture and interior spaces of the Blue House created by Kahlo as well as vintage black-and-white photographs taken by Diego Rivera, Antonio Kahlo, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Florence Arquin, and Juan Guzmán. Opening reception: April 5, 5 to 7 pm; Gallery talk by Frida Kahlo’s great grand niece, Cristina Kahlo: April 5, 6 pm. 402.731.1137

CONCERTS
STEVIE NICKS: LIVE IN CONCERT
March 3, 7 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. Catch legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Stevie Nicks live in concert this March. The iconic singer, songwriter, and former Fleetwood Mac icon has expanded her ongoing tour into 2024 with seven additional performances across the country, including Omaha. With eight Grammy Award nominations and two American Music Award nominations as a solo artist, Nicks also earned a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1978 for the timeless classic "Rumours." 402.341.1500

TOBYMAC’S HITS DEEP TOUR 
March 7, 7 pm, at Baxter Arena, 2425 S 67th St. Bring the family to Baxter Arena for TobyMac’s Hits Deep 2024 Tour. Top artists join forces for an unforgettable experience! Featuring TobyMac, Cory Asbury, Mac Powell, Tasha Layton, Jon Reddick, and Terrian, this show guarantees a musical odyssey like none other. TobyMac, renowned as an American contemporary Christian music luminary—singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer—leads this dynamic lineup for an electrifying event. 402.554.6200

BRETT YOUNG: DANCE WITH YOU TOUR
March 8, 7:30 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Hailing from Orange County, California, Brett Young is celebrated as a top-tier American country pop singer, songwriter, and guitarist, renowned for his emotive ballads. His latest tour derives its name from his hit song, "Dance With You." 402.345.0606

RAJATON: THE MUSIC OF ABBA
March 8–9 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Finnish a cappella sensation Rajaton teams up with the Omaha Symphony for an electrifying concert showcasing ABBA's iconic hits like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” ABBA's legendary status as one of music's best-selling acts has left an indelible mark worldwide. Rajaton, known for their touring success, brings ABBA's timeless tunes to life, promising an unmissable experience. Join the Omaha Symphony and Rajaton for an unforgettable evening featuring hits like “Take a Chance on Me,” “Voulez-Vous,” and many more. 402.345.0202

EXCISION: NEXUS TOUR
March 10, 6:15 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Excision, the Canadian DJ and electronic music producer, arrives in Omaha for the 2024 Nexus Tour, promising his most colossal tour production to date. With his trademark bass music and stage technology, Excision is electrifying the country. Fans in every city will encounter the complete Excision concert experience for the first time, marking an unparalleled musical journey. 402.345.0606

OLIVIA RODRIGO: GUTS WORLD TOUR
March 13, 7:30 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. At just 21 years old, singer-songwriter and actress Olivia Rodrigo is set to dazzle Omaha with her chart-topping hits. Building on the triumph of her 2022 debut tour, The SOUR Tour, the GUTS world tour marks her inaugural arena tour. GUTS follows Rodrigo's 4x Platinum 2021 debut album, “SOUR,” continuing her meteoric rise in the music scene. This concert promises a spectacular showcase of Rodrigo's evolving talent and sensational melodies for Omaha's audience. 402.341.1500

ALICIA VILLAREAL: DONDE TODO COMENZÓ
March 8, 7:30 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Grammy-winning Mexican artist Alicia Villarreal kicks off her much-anticipated, 16-city Donde Todo Comenzó tour on an Omaha stage. Aptly named "Where It All Began," the tour invites fans to relive Villarreal's triumphant career, exploring the origins of her music alongside her latest chart-toppers. Enjoy a blend of Villarreal's timeless classics and recent hits, an unforgettable ode to her musical journey. 402.345.0606          

APPALACHIAN SPRING
March 17, 2 pm, at Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6305 University Dr N. Experience an “Appalachian Spring” concert with maestro Paul Haas leading the Omaha Symphony. Delight in Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning suite, adapted for 13 instruments to resonate with the essence of the original orchestral score. This rendition evokes the spirit of the American frontier, exuding themes of hope and new beginnings. 402.554.3411
unomaha.edu                              

COPLAND’S RODEO
March 22–23 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Join Music Director Ankush Kumar Bahl and the Omaha Symphony for an enchanting evening featuring American and British musical luminaries. Barber's overture to "The School for Scandal" sets a satirical tone, contrasting Britten's “Four Sea Interludes” and “Passacaglia” from Peter Grimes, capturing the sea's diverse moods and the protagonist's inner turmoil. Concluding the performance, revel in Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw's lighthearted “Entr’acte" and Aaron Copland's spirited “Rodeo,” a vibrant ode to the American West, evoking cowboys, rodeos, and expansive prairie landscapes. 402.345.0202

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS
March 24, 2 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The Holland comes alive with a musical zoo adventure courtesy of the Omaha Symphony and the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. From the regal lion to the playful donkey, join in the orchestra's rendition of Saint-Saens' “Carnival of the Animals,” brimming with animal-themed melodies. This delightful concert promises an engaging experience for children, captivating their imaginations as they journey through a musical menagerie filled with a variety of beloved creatures. 402.345.0202

BRIAN CULBERTSON: THE TRILOGY TOUR
March 24, 7 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Renowned for his fusion of smooth jazz, R&B, and funk, musician and producer Brian Culbertson has carved a distinctive path in music, skillfully playing the synthesizer, piano, and trombone. "The Trilogy" comprises 30 of his compositions across three albums, chronicling the stages of a relationship. The Trilogy Tour is set to showcase a blend of tracks from these albums, alongside his greatest hits, offering a captivating journey through his extensive musical repertoire. 402.345.0606

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON 
March 30, 7:30 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Prepare for an unforgettable Whitney Houston tribute in Omaha, delivering an unparalleled experience. This remarkable production features powerhouse performances that captivate audiences, earning accolades as a concert that exceeds expectations. Embark on a nostalgic journey spanning three decades of iconic hits like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," "One Moment In Time," "I’m Every Woman," "I Will Always Love You," "My Love Is Your Love," "So Emotional Baby," and more. Enjoy an exceptional evening honoring the Queen of Pop, featuring a sensational cast and an incredible live band. 402.345.0606

FALL OUT BOY: SO MUCH FOR (2OUR) DUST
April 5, 6:30 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. American rock band Fall Out Boy is stopping in Omaha for their 2024 tour, So Much for (2our) Dust. The tour boasts special guests including Jimmy Eat World, Hot Mulligan, and CARR. Originating from Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the band was founded in 2001 and includes lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, drummer Andy Hurley, and lead guitarist Joe Trohman. 402.341.1500

DAN + SHAY: HEARTBREAK ON THE MAP TOUR
April 6, 2 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. The country pop music duo Dan + Shay are set to stop in Omaha on their 2024 The Heartbreak On The Map Tour. Composed of vocalists and songwriters Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, the duo has released five albums to date and won three Grammy Awards. 402.341.1500

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS IN CONCERT
April 6–7 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Join the Omaha Symphony for an epic presentation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert, combining a screening of the entire 2015 film with a live performance of Oscar®-winning composer John Williams' iconic score. Relive the saga on screen as the orchestra brings the music to life to encapsulate the film's magic. Resident Conductor and Principal Pops Conductor Ernest Richardson will lead this thrilling concert experience, transporting audiences into the Star Wars universe with this unforgettable cinematic and musical fusion. 402.345.0202

JOHN MELLENCAMP
April 7, 8 pm, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. John Mellencamp, previously known as John Cougar, is an American singer-songwriter known for his catchy brand of heartland rock, which emphasizes traditional instrumentation. Mellencamp’s most famous music is full of passion, heart, and an understanding of the lives of ordinary folks living in the American Midwest, fusing the bold punch of arena-ready rock with defiant, thoughtful songwriting. 402.661.8501

MARCOS EDUARDO’S LATINO MUSIC EXPLOSION
April 12, 7:30 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Don't miss out on a Latino Music Explosion in Omaha—a dynamic showcase boasting four singers, two guitars, bass, drums, keys, two dancers, percussion, and a horn player. Delight in the vibrant beats and melodies of cumbia, bachata, norteño, and other beloved Latin American genres performed by a talented ensemble of musicians hailing from South Omaha. Get ready to groove to the infectious sounds and rhythms of this sensational celebration of Latino music. 402.345.0202

MICHAEL BOLTON
April 13, 7:30 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Experience some of the unforgettable melodies that define life's moments—from Michael Bolton's chart-toppers like "When a Man Loves a Woman" to "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You." Join this Grammy Award-winning artist for a musical odyssey spanning pop, rock, soul, standards, and even classical tunes. Renowned for his emotive voice and poignant lyrics, the multiple Grammy Award-winner will perform alongside the Omaha Symphony, conducted by Maestro Ankush Kumar Bahl. Expect soulful renditions enriched by the orchestra's grandeur, while Bolton infuses his energy and passion into this performance. 402.345.0202
JOURNEY: FREEDOM TOUR 2024 
April 15, 7:30 pm, at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. Legendary rock icons Journey take the stage in Omaha this spring. Marking their 50th anniversary with the Freedom Tour 2024, the band brings their electrifying performance on April 15, joined by special guest Toto. Emerging from San Francisco in 1973, Journey was founded by ex-members of Santana, Steve Miller Band, and Frumious Bandersnatch, delivering decades of unforgettable music. 402.341.1500

BOYWITHUKE: LUCID DREAMS TOUR
April 19 at The Admiral Theater, 2234 S 13th St. At 21 years old, Charley Yang, also recognized as BoyWithUke, stands as a Korean-American singer, musician, and internet sensation. Rising to fame through TikTok, Yang captivated audiences with his track "Two Moons," later unveiling hits like "Toxic" and "Understand." His online presence and musical prowess have propelled him into the spotlight, marking him as a notable figure in the digital music realm. 402.345.7569

WILKINS RETURNS
April 19–20 at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Thomas Wilkins, Music Director Laureate of the Omaha Symphony and Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, returns to Omaha for a captivating performance. Leading both evenings, Wilkins conducts the recently unearthed masterpiece, William Dawson’s “Negro Folk Symphony” in a blend of folk tunes and extraordinary orchestral resonance. 402.345.0202

ETIENNE CHARLES: EARTH TONES
April 26, 7:30 pm, at Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Earth Tones, a multimedia jazz showcase, presents original compositions spotlighting communities and areas at the forefront of climate change impacts. Etienne Charles, a versatile performer, composer, and storyteller, delves into untold narratives through sound. His acclaimed album, "Creole Soul," blends Afro-Caribbean roots, earning global acclaim for its fusion of authentic rhythms. This performance documents and highlights regions affected by climate change, embracing his quest to weave together unheard stories with rich, soulful melodies. 402.345.0202

ZACH BRYAN: THE QUITTIN’ TIME TOUR   
April 29–30 at CHI Health Center, 455 N 10th St. Set for a two-day stop in Omaha, Grammy-nominated country sensation Zach Bryan headlines his The Quittin’ Time Tour. Joining him for the Omaha show are special guests The Middle East and Levi Turner. Hailing from Oologah, Oklahoma, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter has made waves in American country music. His debut album, "American Heartbreak," stormed into the U.S. Billboard 200, securing the fifth spot and cementing his status as a rising star in the genre. 402.341.1500

THE STRUMBELLAS
April 30 at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Originating from Lindsay, Ontario, The Strumbellas are a Canadian alternative country ensemble composed of Simon Ward, David Ritter, Jon Hembrey, Izzy Ritchie, Darryl James, and Jeremy Drury. Established in 2008, their musical style traverses alternative country, indie rock, farm emo, and gothic folk genres, showcasing a diverse sonic palette that resonates with audiences worldwide. 402.884.5353

STAGE PERFORMANCES
THE LION KING
March 1–24 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Don't miss The Lion King at the Orpheum Theatre—a spectacular showcase of artistry, music, and choreography. This multi-award-winning Best Musical follows Simba's extraordinary evolution from outcast Prince to the majestic ruler of the animal kingdom. This live production enhances the story’s storytelling and character depth. An unmissable experience, this show promises memories to last a lifetime. 402.661.8501

KEN LUDWIG’S BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
March 8–30 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Don't miss the mystery of Baskerville—a captivating show packed with rapid transformations and eccentric characters. Witness five actors skillfully portray over 40 characters, breathing life into this classic novel. Join Sherlock Holmes and Watson in their quest to unravel the enigmatic Baskerville family curse. With an energetic take on the classic Sherlock Holmes tale, this whodunit promises a delightful, edge-of-your-seat experience from beginning to end. 402.553.0800

SHEN YUN 
March 26–27 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Discover Chinese history through Shen Yun's performance celebrating virtues, wisdom, and goodness with timeless legends steeped in valor and traditional ideals. Based in New York, Shen Yun aims to revive 5,000 years of civilization, blending classical Chinese dance's expressiveness and athleticism with innovative stagecraft, an East-West live orchestra, and pioneering backdrops. Each year, Shen Yun unveils a groundbreaking production that captivates audiences worldwide. 402.661.8501

TREY KENNEDY: GROW UP
March 27, 7 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Comedian Trey Kennedy brings his Grow Up Comedy Tour to Steelhouse Omaha. Kennedy is a comedian, actor, and singer, known best for his YouTube and TikTok videos. Experience a night of laughter and the relatable themes of Kennedy’s popular skits. 402.345.0606

BROTHERS OSBORNE
March 29, 8 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Brothers Osborne hit Omaha with their Might As Well Be Us Tour. Fresh from a nomination at the 66th annual Grammy Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance with "Nobody’s Nobody," the duo arrives with their self-titled fourth studio album. Showcasing their distinct fusion of classic Southern rock and refined modern country, the album underscores the brothers' signature sound, promising a remarkable evening filled with their trademark musical blend. 402.345.0606

CABARET
Through March 30 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. With 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Revival, Cabaret stands as an iconic and pioneering musical of the 20th Century. Set against the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, the magnetic Emcee invites audiences to the Kit Kat Klub with the famous “Willkommen.” Witness the gripping tale as performer Sally Bowles encounters an American writer in this seedy world. Through timeless melodies like “Maybe this Time” and “Cabaret,” be transported to an era rich with unforgettable musical moments. 402.553.0800

FLIP FABRIQUE: BLIZZARD
April 2, 7 pm, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. FLIP Fabrique presents Blizzard—an enchanting, poetic voyage through the wintry depths. Embark on a journey with this circus company based in Québec, Canada, as performers showcase their artistry. With stunning visual poetry, Blizzard is poised to sweep everything in its path, delivering an extraordinary experience that transports audiences to a realm of absolute fascination. 402.661.8501

TAIKOPROJECT
April 6, 7:30 pm, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. For over two decades, TAIKOPROJECT has captivated global audiences with their fusion of traditional taiko and innovative artistic expression. Combining percussive prowess, dynamic melodies, and elegant choreography, they craft a mesmerizing narrative. Prepare for a journey that intertwines the power of percussion, evocative music, and graceful movements—an enthralling spectacle that transcends expectations. 402.661.8501

RANDY RAINBOW FOR PRESIDENT
April 7, 7:30 pm, at Steelhouse Omaha, 1100 Dodge St. Comedian Randy Rainbow, a four-time Emmy and Grammy nominee, brings his Randy Rainbow for President Tour to Omaha. With his trademark musical comedy, Rainbow tackles current affairs, lampooning political figures with his unique flair. His live show showcases popular viral video song parodies performed on stage, accompanied by talented Broadway musicians. This event promises a hilarious take on the hottest topics and a chance to witness Rainbow's comedic genius in action. 402.345.0606

ERTH’S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE
April 12, 6:30 pm, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Erth invites audiences on an awe-inspiring journey through a prehistoric realm. Witness astonishingly realistic dinosaurs and creatures in a theatrical spectacle led by a team of adept performers and puppeteers. Crafted in collaboration with paleontologists, this show brings a mesmerizing world to the stage, offering an immersive experience that showcases lifelike renditions of ancient creatures, promising a blend of science and entertainment. 402.661.8501

UNBREAKABLE: A NEW MUSICAL BY ANDREW LIPPA
April 13, 7:05 pm, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Experience the River City Mixed Chorus and their guest performers as they present "Unbreakable," composed by Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lippa. This grand choral and theatrical piece debuted in 2018 with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus' 40th anniversary. In its own 40th season, RCMC unveils the mixed chorus rendition, a musical odyssey spanning 12 decades of LGBTQ+ history. Lippa's 14-part, multimedia opus celebrates unsung heroes, tragedies, triumphs, and the indomitable spirit of a community. 402.661.8501

BLIPPI: THE WONDERFUL WORLD TOUR!
April 14, 2 pm, at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. Blippi is coming to Omaha for the ultimate curiosity adventure in Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour! Come dance, sing, and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah as they discover what makes different cities unique and special. 402.661.8501

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
April 16–21 at Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St. "Pretty Woman: The Musical," inspired by Hollywood's cherished romantic tale, comes alive through a dynamic creative team spearheaded by Jerry Mitchell, a two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer renowned for his work in productions like "Hairspray" and "Legally Blonde." This stage adaptation promises to breathe new life into the beloved story, delivering a theatrical experience under the guidance of Mitchell's exceptional vision and expertise in bringing stories to life on stage. 402.661.8501

CHICKEN AND BISCUITS
April 19–May 12 at Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St. Discover the unexpected hilarity in a funeral turned uproarious gathering in this heartwarming family comedy. As the Jenkins family reunites to honor their patriarch's life, hidden secrets emerge. Amidst the chaos, conflicting family members are pushed to embrace each other wholly—their virtues, flaws, and comical quirks. Chicken and Biscuits showcases the journey of acceptance, emphasizing the enduring bonds and devotion within a family, proving that amidst the laughter, love remains the cornerstone of this tale. 402.553.0800
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OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL       
Through March 3 at Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S 67th St. Join Omaha Film Festival (OFF) for its 19th year and witness an array of extraordinary talent. Celebrating cinematic excellence, the festival curates a rich tapestry of over 100 films. The diverse lineup spans narrative features, documentaries, short films, and animated gems, alongside a dedicated showcase spotlighting Nebraska's own film creations. OFF promises an immersive experience, offering a glimpse into the captivating world of storytelling through the lens of exceptional filmmakers from around the world.                
omahafilmfestival.org             

ART & SOUP 2024
March 10, 2–5 pm, at Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming St. The Visiting Nurse Association eagerly presents the 27th Annual Art & Soup fundraiser at the Omaha Design Center. This vibrant event invites community participation, offering a diverse collection of art genres for purchase, a compelling array of auction items on which to bid, and a culinary delight with unique soups crafted by top chefs from Omaha and Council Bluffs. Join us for a day filled with art, auctions, and flavors that celebrate creativity and community support. 402.930.4000

OMAHA SUPERNOVAS
March 14, 16, 28, and 30; April 4, April 20, April and 26 at the CHI Health Center, 455 N. 10th St. Come cheer on Omaha’s newest professional sports team, the Omaha SUPERNOVAS. Nebraska’s only professional women’s sports team, the SUPERNOVAS made their debut in February with record attendances. In it’s inaugural season, the pro Volleyball Federation and Nebraska Pro Volleyball added the Supernova’s ( a tribute to the night skies over Nebraska) as part of a seven-team league in July 2023 for the start of the 2024 season. 402.641.1500
provolleyball.com/teams/omaha-supernovas

TAILS 'N TRAILS 
April 27 at Chalco Hills Recreation Area, 8901 S 154th St. Bring your best furry friend along for this race! The Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, and 1 Mile Walk as part of Tails 'n Trails are all about fun and family, including your beloved pets. Every contribution from this event goes directly to aid five local non-profit animal rescues, ensuring a paw-sitive impact for local animals in need. 402.444.6222
This article originally appeared in the March/April 2024 issue of Omaha Magazine. To subscribe, click here. 
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