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September 2019

WeBop kicks off another year of swinging and stomping to the rhythm of jazz

September 23 - November 16
$200.00

WeBop® is back at Omaha Performing Arts for another fall term of groovin’, singing and dancing to jazz music! The popular early childhood education curriculum for children ages 2-5 and their parents/guardians offers jazz through movement, storytelling and play. The classes begin Monday, September 23 through November 16, 2019. Registration is now open at OmahaPerformingArts.org.

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October 2019

Benefit Art Auction Exhibition

October 12 @ 11:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
Free

The Benefit Art Auction Exhibition will be on view, October 12–25, during public hours, Wednesday–Saturday, 11 AM–5 PM and until 9 PM on Thursdays. Free admission. The Benefit Art Auction unites local and national artists with the organization's community of art patrons to support participating artists and raise critical resources for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. All artwork is available for purchase prior to the Benefit Art Auction at "Buy it Now" prices.

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EthicSpace Conference

October 22 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:30 am

MIKE AND JOSIE HARPER CENTER AT CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY, 602 N 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
$175

INFLUENCING A HIGH-TRUST WORK CULTURE OCTOBER 22, 2019 MIKE AND JOSIE HARPER CENTER AT CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY 7:30AM – 1:30PM THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD DRIVEN TO DO RIGHT. People, like you, who make ethics come alive in their organizations. These are the kind of human beings the EthicSpace Conference was made for. THE ETHICSPACE CONFERENCE IS AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER. A special event for ever learners, where you can engage in mindful conversations and gain useful takeaways to…

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Opera in Conversation: Madama Butterfly in Context & Cultural Politics of Exoticism

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Le Bouillon, 1017 Howard St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Free

Opera in Conversation features three sessions in advance of each production featuring artists, scholars, and other public figures that foster cross-disciplinary explorations of artists, big questions, and concepts in Opera Omaha’s mainstage productions. In order to decipher Madama Butterfly, this conversation disentangles the intricate geopolitical as well as cultural conditions Japan faced in the late nineteenth century vis-à-vis the United States and Europe. To this end, it also explores the images of the heroine that mirrors the amalgamation of condescending…

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Hiking for Seniors

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.
Bellevue, 68005 United States
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Free

For seniors, walking offers numerous health benefits. One of the more enjoyable ways to walk is to hike in the forest. Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for our senior hike. Each hike will be 1-2 miles with some hills, and at a pace that accommodates all participants. Dress for the weather, bring water, and apply sunscreen and insect repellant. This program is free for members or with daily admission for non-members. About the organization Founded in…

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Alloy Orchestra scores Gallery of Monsters at Film Streams

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film Streams: Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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$10 – $14

The renowned Alloy Orchestra returns to Omaha with a brand-new score to a recently unearthed film oddity. Gallery of Monsters is an exciting and sometimes tender love story that follows the lives of circus folk, particularly the loving relationship of a clown named Riquett’s and his wife, Ralda. The cast of characters are the staples of a circus side show — a giant, a little person, a woman with only half a body, and others are lovingly depicted as a…

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Edem Soul Music

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Capitol District, 1022 Capitol Ave
Omaha, 68102 United States
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Free

Edem Soul Music - Free music concert in The Modern Town Square! Enjoy a Wednesday evening filled with live music from our very own Musician in Residence! - Grab some food or drinks from any of our bars and restaurants! #TheCapitolDistrict #edemsoulmusic

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Food Truck Thursdays 2019

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 2019

14th & Dodge, 101 N 14th St
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Food Truck Thursdays, hosted by the Omaha Food Truck Association and Park Omaha, is a weekly lunchtime gathering of Omaha's finest food trucks, featuring cuisines from all around the globe. Happening downtown every Thursday at 14th & Dodge, you'll want to make this food truck rally a weekly tradition. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for weekly updates.

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TACO RIDE – WABASH TRACE WEEKLY RIDE

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Wabash Trace Nature Trail Council Bluffs, IA, 3820 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Select a Country:
Free

The Taco Ride takes place each Thursday evening on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Mineola, Iowa and back. For many, the Thursday night ride is a scenic trek through the Loess Hills ending with dinner at the Mineola Steakhouse. For others, the Taco Ride is a social event filled with cycling, scenery and a festive, party atmosphere. Everyone agrees that Thursday on the Wabash is something special. Most riders start at the trail head on…

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THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI WITH LIVE SCORE

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alamo Drafthouse La Vista, 12750 Westport Pkwy, La Vista
Omaha, NE 68138 United States
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$15

The most adventurous band from Austin, Texas — The Invincible Czars —are bringing their new score to town as they perform it live to the 1920 silent film classic THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. ABOUT It is difficult to imagine precisely what cinema would be without its most influential and memorable titles. THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI in particular stands out as one such notable title in the international canon that in its time and forever thereafter has been heralded…

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OPERAtion Storytime

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
W. Clarke Swanson Branch, Omaha Public Library, 9101 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE 68114 United States
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Free

Introducing opera to our youngest audiences. Presented in collaboration with the Omaha Public Library, OPERAtion Storytime includes an opera themed book, and opera/vocal activities with an Opera Omaha Holland Community Opera Fellow. This storytime explores the early literacy skills of singing, playing, talking and reading.

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Special Midday Music Panel: Artistry and Identity

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Opera Omaha Rehearsal Studio, 1850 Farnam St
Omaha, 68102 United States
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Free

A panel conversation with Madama Butterfly Artists and Community Partner Inclusive Communities. In opera, the canonical body of work was written within the context of its time, often over 100 years ago, these works mirror the ideas, power structures, attitudes and notions of what was appropriate for the times. In our time, these characters require of the artist the portrayal of ideas that have become archaic. How does an artist respond to these tropes and the legacy of stereotypes and…

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Benefit Art Auction + Concert

October 25 @ 5:30 pm
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States

The Benefit Art Auction + Concert unites local and national artists with the organization's community of art patrons to support participating artists and raise critical resources for Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Benefit Art Auction tickets include admission to the auction with hors d’oeuvres and open bar. Following the Benefit Art Auction, Bemis partners with Maha to create a concert featuring indie-rock band Deerhoof, the first show in Bemis's new performance venue, which is part of the Sound Art +…

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Autumn Constellation Viewing at Neale Woods

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Neale Woods, 14323 Edith Marie Ave (Neale Woods)
Omaha, NE 68123 United States
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Free

Join us at Neale Woods for autumn constellation viewing. We will be looking for fall constellations such as Andromeda, Aquarius, Capricornus, Pegasus and Pisces. Bring water, insect repellent, and binoculars to view deep sky objects as desired. Participants must pre-register for this event due to limited space. This program is free for members or with daily admission for non-members. Register here: 8913.blackbaudhosting.com/8913/Autumn-Constellation-Viewing About the organization Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of…

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“Children of Metropolis” by Scrap Arts Music

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Scrap Arts Music creates fun sounds with found objects! Scrap metal, artillery shells, accordion parts – the troupe’s inventive instruments are audibly and visually stunning. Children of Metropolis is the quintet’s latest show. Set in a retro-futuristic city, a loner makes percussion instruments salvaged from urban debris. Inspired by four sprite-like beings, he embarks upon a whimsical musical trek. For more details about the production and tickets, please visit ticketomaha.com.

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Baseballoween

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way
Papillion, 68046 United States
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Free

Dress up and join us for our 8th Annual Baseballoween event at Werner Park! Activities for the whole family include Trick or Treating, a kids dance party, games, and a short movie on the videoboard.

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Benefit Concert Featuring Deerhoof

October 25 @ 9:30 pm
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, in partnership with Maha, presents a Benefit Concert featuring indie-rock band Deerhoof, the first show in Bemis's new performance venue, which is part of the Sound Art + Experimental Music Program launched earlier this year. Doors for the Concert open at 9:30 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at bemiscenter.org/benefit. Proceeds from the Benefit Concert directly support Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

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Dirt Time: An Animal Tracking Family Adventure

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.
Bellevue, 68005 United States
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Free

Have you ever wanted to learn how to interpret clues left behind by animals in the forest? This is your chance! Join us on the trails as we learn about animal tracks and scat. All participants will receive a free animal track guide to use during and after the program. Dress for the weather, bring water, and apply sunscreen and insect repellent. We will be spending part of the program looking at tracks in the mud, so please bring gloves…

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Fall in the Forest Walk

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.
Bellevue, 68005 United States
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Free

Come join us for a walk on the boardwalk, surrounded by the colorful leaves of fall. A naturalist will guide you on the walk, discussing the changes in flora and fauna in the forest during the autumn months. Dress for the weather, bring water, and apply sunscreen and insect repellant. This program is free for members or with daily admission for non-members. About the organization Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of…

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Junktoberfest – Fall Festival

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$3.00

Junktoberfest returns to the Omaha Metro area with its Fall Festival celebrating everything vintage and handmade!! October 26-27, 2019 at its new location at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds in Springfield, NE. Junktoberfest is a Vintage and Artisan Craft Market featuring junk, collectibles, memoribilia, furniture, antiques, gifts, primitives, handmade or repurposed pieces, crafts and amazing home decor. General Admission hours: Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm $3.00 per person for entire weekend . Parking is FREE! Food vendors, shopping and junk galore…

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