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February 2020

St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann Melodrama

February 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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$23.00

Need a fun night out? Join us for the 45th Annual St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann Melodrama and Musical Variety Show, “Vengeance in Virginia City or If the Spirits are Willing, and “Got Up and Went.” Show dates are February 21, 22, 23, and 27, 28, 29 at Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Street. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday, performance starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $23.00. Refreshments included, beer, popcorn, and pop. Round trip bus…

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Gallery Explorations: Franken-Toys (4 part)

February 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 12, 2020

The Union For Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th St.
Omaha, 68110 United States
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Free

In collaboration with Opera Omaha and costume designer, Mattie Ullrich, youth will be challenged to take apart old/discarded toys and reimagine them into wonderfully peculiar creatures. These remarkable toys will then be featured in a performance/exhibition at The Union, created by Mattie Ullrich as part of Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival. Please note this is a 4-part workshop. Participants must be able to attend all four sessions in order to complete the project. Thursdays, February 20-March 12 6:30-8pm Ages 8-15 years…

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You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until March 14, 2020

The Union For Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th St.
Omaha, 68110 United States
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Free

This January, Omaha-based artist Thalia Rodgers opens The Union for Contemporary Art’s 2020 exhibitions series with You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry. “Being me is one of the hardest, most amazing things I've ever done,” says the painter and digital artist. “This exhibition is a never ending series of gifts to myself and a journey to learn everything I can learn about myself.” Rodgers’ world swirls with color and psychedelic forms. Figures emerge from…

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Agneta Gaines | Baright Gallery Art Gallery Art Series

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2020

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.
Bellevue, 68005 United States
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$11.00

Fontenelle Forest is proud to feature Agneta Gaines in the Baright Gallery Artist Series, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha. The annual series features a different artist, or group of artists, each quarter. Agneta is a Swedish-born artist who resides in Omaha. Her art often incorporates natural fibers and unusual materials, with unexpected treatments – many with botanical themes. Free for members or with daily admission.

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Live2Lead 2020 Growth Summit

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Thompson Center at UNO, 6705 Dodge Street
Omaha, 68182 United States
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Live2Lead 2020 Growth Summit is exclusively for those who support the physical growth of our economy  - builders, trades, real estate and investors.   If a community cannot grow without your contribution, you belong in this room! This day is designed to enhance leadership, broaden awareness and expand your vision of what is possible.   Your experience will include the following and more: LEADERSHIP TRAINING - What Leadership Mindset is Required to Find & Retain Your Best Team in 2020?   Utilizing the exclusive broadcast of Live2Lead we…

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Before We’re Gone by Dori Settles

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 30, 2020

Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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$10.00

Paintings featuring endangered species of the animal and plant kingdoms. Dori Settles is a multi-passionate artist working primarily with salvaged (recycled materials) to bring awareness to the environment and encourage others to make small changes to create a positive impact. Settles is a child of the 70’s. Some of her fondest memories involve scented markers. Her undergraduate studies in Sign Language Interpreting, Communications and Linguistics also included several elective art courses. After working as an interpreter, and later a software…

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Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 10, 2020

Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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$10.00

Sean Kenney's 4th indoor exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens features some fantastic NEW pieces, including a coral reef, a snow leopard, and a disappearing rhino, as well as a couple of old favorites. Compare your wing span to a beautiful monarch butterfly, stand tall with a striped zebra and a horned wildebeest, count the colors on a chameleon, go paw-to-paw with a polar bear and make a splash with a sea turtle. Inspired by nature and built from nearly 800,000 LEGO®…

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The Art of Ornamentation

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, 3201 Farnam Street #6109
Omaha, NE 68131 United States
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Free

February 7th - February 29th, 2020 Monday - Saturday 10am-5:30pm The Art of Ornamentation is an examination of objects designed to adorn the human form. Whether boldly brandished or quietly draped the artwork we wear brings beauty and inspiration to our everyday surroundings. The exhibition will feature a curated collection of jewelry and scarves from artists Lori Paulsen, Donna Burdic, Linda Blumel, Sam Taylor, Jetta Vogt, Karen Hughes, Susan Tinker, and Christina Narwicz. Anderson O’Brien Fine Art 3201 Farnam St.…

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Last Call for Snow Beast before Spring!

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stirnella Bar & Kitchen, 3814 Farnam St
Omaha, NE 68131 United States
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Free

Stirnella is celebrating our 3rd birthday & Kinkaider is throwing us a birthday party! We will be one of the last places to have Snow Beast available in Omaha. Come out to Stirnella for $5 Kinkaider Snow Beast drafts & an extended happy hour with $6 cocktails & $3 select drafts.

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Omaha Fashion Week Spring 2020: Methodist Survivor Show

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Omaha Design Center, 1502 Cuming Street
Omaha, 68102 United States
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$40.00

Celebrate the triumph over cancer as 100+ survivors take over the runway wearing looks from local boutiques! In partnership with Methodist Hospital, part of proceeds benefit the Inner Beauty Salon at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, which works with cancer survivors to deal with changes to their image while undergoing treatment. Doors to Omaha Design Center open at 6:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Join us before shows for the Omaha Fashion Week Pre-Party, with live entertainment and shopping in the Made…

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Intro Swing Dance Series: 6-Count Swing

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 27, 2020

Starlight Chateau, 1310 N. 29th St.
Omaha, NE 68131 United States
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$40.00

4-Week Series Thursdays | February 6, 13, 20, 27 7:00–8:00 pm $50 ($40 w/ student ID) Register: omahaswing.com/classes If you’re brand new to swing dancing or need a tune-up on your basics, this class is for you. We'll start from the very beginning and work through a variety of 6-count basic moves and combinations. No partner or experience required. Instructors: Adam Cornish & Kara Penniston

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LIVE @ LOW END | Juanjosé Rivas

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
Omaha, 68102 United States
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Free

Bemis Spring 2020 Sound Art + Experimental Music Artist-in-Residence Juanjosé Rivas uses different techniques to make speech through translation error, obstruction, and glitches in artistic languages. At LOW END, Rivas will present a new performance from his Plexus series, an alphabet where each letter is a sound action (performance) based on different body movements. His work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals in Germany, Argentina, Canada, Spain, U.S.A, Japan, Lisbon, Vienna, Switzerland, and Mexico. Rivas is the recipient of…

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Trivia Night in Blair

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fernando’s Cafe & Cantina, 1600 Washington St
Blair, NE 68008 United States
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Free

It's Trivia Nght! Join NSB Game and Fernando's Cafe in and Cantina in Blair. Great food, drink, and challenging trivia for you and your friends. Teams of up to 6 people battle for the Blair trivia championship. Prizes for the winning teams. Enjoy great food and drink specials while you are with us. Make sure to ask your host about our cash tournaments. See you at Trivia Night!

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The Crystal

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until February 29, 2020

Apollon, 1801 Vinton St
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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$25

Madame Curie’s House of Curie'Osities: The Crystal You are cordially invited along with many distinguished guests to Madame Curie's House of Curie'Osities for the unveiling of their breakthrough research on time. However, on this night in 1912 the artifact in question is now missing. Oh no! You, the guests, must solve the mystery before time runs out (pun intended). The Apollon is an intimate, immersive and interactive theatre and art space. Your ticket includes dinner and show and provides guests…

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Brett Young with special guest Matt Ferranti

February 27 @ 8:00 pm
Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Brett Young brings his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound to Omaha! The rising country star has captured the hearts of fans everywhere with platinum hits like “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy.” His sophomore album, “TICKET TO L.A.,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and features lead single “Here Tonight.”

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Little Essentials: Karaoke Celebration with Caitlin Little

February 27 @ 9:00 pm - February 28 @ 1:00 am
The B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple St
Omaha, NE 68104 United States
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Free

Join world karaoke diplomat Caitlin Little as she helps us to enjoy the little things in life- a little song, a little drink, heck, maybe even a little dance? There is only one way to find out! Don't wanna sing? NBD, we're just glad you're coming! It's the little things... FREE 21+ "Best Karaoke since last decade" - Karaoke Magazine "Little Caitlin, BIG FUN!" -www.caitlinlittle.com "Essentially, essential!" -Global Karaoke Award Committee

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St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann Melodrama

February 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
+ Google Map
$23.00

Need a fun night out? Join us for the 45th Annual St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann Melodrama and Musical Variety Show, “Vengeance in Virginia City or If the Spirits are Willing, and “Got Up and Went.” Show dates are February 21, 22, 23, and 27, 28, 29 at Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Street. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday, performance starts at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $23.00. Refreshments included, beer, popcorn, and pop. Round trip bus…

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Gallery Explorations: Franken-Toys (4 part)

February 28
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 12, 2020

The Union For Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th St.
Omaha, 68110 United States
+ Google Map
Free

In collaboration with Opera Omaha and costume designer, Mattie Ullrich, youth will be challenged to take apart old/discarded toys and reimagine them into wonderfully peculiar creatures. These remarkable toys will then be featured in a performance/exhibition at The Union, created by Mattie Ullrich as part of Opera Omaha’s ONE Festival. Please note this is a 4-part workshop. Participants must be able to attend all four sessions in order to complete the project. Thursdays, February 20-March 12 6:30-8pm Ages 8-15 years…

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You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until March 14, 2020

The Union For Contemporary Art, 2423 N 24th St.
Omaha, 68110 United States
+ Google Map
Free

This January, Omaha-based artist Thalia Rodgers opens The Union for Contemporary Art’s 2020 exhibitions series with You make my heart smile but you also make my eyes cry. “Being me is one of the hardest, most amazing things I've ever done,” says the painter and digital artist. “This exhibition is a never ending series of gifts to myself and a journey to learn everything I can learn about myself.” Rodgers’ world swirls with color and psychedelic forms. Figures emerge from…

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Agneta Gaines | Baright Gallery Art Gallery Art Series

February 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2020

Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.
Bellevue, 68005 United States
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$11.00

Fontenelle Forest is proud to feature Agneta Gaines in the Baright Gallery Artist Series, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha. The annual series features a different artist, or group of artists, each quarter. Agneta is a Swedish-born artist who resides in Omaha. Her art often incorporates natural fibers and unusual materials, with unexpected treatments – many with botanical themes. Free for members or with daily admission.

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