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May 2019

SOS the Final Request of Private Andrews

May 9 @ 7:00 am - May 26 @ 9:30 pm
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performances Thursday through Saturday
Apollon, 1801 Vinton St
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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25$

This production is dedicated to all of our veterans and the men and women who have served our country to protect us. Show Description: It's 1969 and the United States is embroiled in the Vietnam War. Private George Andrews has been killed in action, but before his spirit can move on, he has some unfinished business that needs to be completed. Unfortunately, the only members of his Platoon that can see and hear him are the members of the audience…

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“Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air” and “Lui Shtini: Tempos”

May 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 16, 2019

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Free

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to two new solo exhibitions illustrating the allusive and enigmatic nature of sound and form, "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" and "Lui Shtini: Tempos," on view April 4–June 15, 2019. "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" Through collaborations with composers and musicians as well as the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing friends regarding sound, O’Daniel’s work aims at building a visual, aural, and haptic vocabulary as a means of storytelling. In "Heavy Air,"…

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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: A GREAT LEAP OF FAITH

May 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 23, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, and for the people.” From the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibition is the centerpiece of a high-profile initiative on democracy and civics education. Featuring engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian and state historical organizations, American Democracy will demonstrate that democracy relies on our active participation in the quest to form a…

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AFTER PROMONTORY: 150 YEARS OF TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADING

May 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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On May 10, 1869, two railroads—built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely, dry desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. The ceremonies were meant as a moment of self-congratulation, but the significance of the day’s events is far broader. In the ensuing decades, railroad after railroad…

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“Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air” and “Lui Shtini: Tempos”

May 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 16, 2019

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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Free

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to two new solo exhibitions illustrating the allusive and enigmatic nature of sound and form, "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" and "Lui Shtini: Tempos," on view April 4–June 15, 2019. "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" Through collaborations with composers and musicians as well as the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing friends regarding sound, O’Daniel’s work aims at building a visual, aural, and haptic vocabulary as a means of storytelling. In "Heavy Air,"…

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Derek Hough: Live! The Tour

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States

From the Emmy Award-winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, his magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music as he explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop and everything in between. Creative team and two-time Emmy winners, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, also known as NappyTabs (Jennifer Lopez: All…

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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: A GREAT LEAP OF FAITH

May 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 23, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, and for the people.” From the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibition is the centerpiece of a high-profile initiative on democracy and civics education. Featuring engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian and state historical organizations, American Democracy will demonstrate that democracy relies on our active participation in the quest to form a…

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AFTER PROMONTORY: 150 YEARS OF TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADING

May 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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On May 10, 1869, two railroads—built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely, dry desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. The ceremonies were meant as a moment of self-congratulation, but the significance of the day’s events is far broader. In the ensuing decades, railroad after railroad…

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“Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air” and “Lui Shtini: Tempos”

May 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 16, 2019

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to two new solo exhibitions illustrating the allusive and enigmatic nature of sound and form, "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" and "Lui Shtini: Tempos," on view April 4–June 15, 2019. "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" Through collaborations with composers and musicians as well as the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing friends regarding sound, O’Daniel’s work aims at building a visual, aural, and haptic vocabulary as a means of storytelling. In "Heavy Air,"…

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CAMP COPE

May 22
$12 – $15

The concert will be on May 22nd at the Slowdown. Doors will open at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm. Camp Cope have become somewhat of a force in music since forming in a Melbourne backyard over home job tattoos a few years ago. Shortly after the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut album, Camp Cope launched the It Takes One campaign to say enough is enough: no more sexual and physical assault at shows. The widely-covered campaign…

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Documentary “Race to Promontory” | Meet & Greet

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Union Pacific Museum, 200 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Select a Country:

You are invited to a exclusive screening of the TRAINS magazine special documentary “Race to Promontory” and to meet the featured contributors in the film including; Margaret Yee, from the Descendants of Chinese Railroad Workers Association, TRAINS documentary producer Rich Luckin, National Park Service Regional Tribal Liason Officer Reed Robinson, John Hankey, railroad historian, and David Seidel, current president CAMERAIL Club. Admission is free.

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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: A GREAT LEAP OF FAITH

May 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 23, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
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Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, and for the people.” From the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibition is the centerpiece of a high-profile initiative on democracy and civics education. Featuring engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian and state historical organizations, American Democracy will demonstrate that democracy relies on our active participation in the quest to form a…

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AFTER PROMONTORY: 150 YEARS OF TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADING

May 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
+ Google Map

On May 10, 1869, two railroads—built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely, dry desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. The ceremonies were meant as a moment of self-congratulation, but the significance of the day’s events is far broader. In the ensuing decades, railroad after railroad…

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“Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air” and “Lui Shtini: Tempos”

May 23
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 16, 2019

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, 724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts invites the public to two new solo exhibitions illustrating the allusive and enigmatic nature of sound and form, "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" and "Lui Shtini: Tempos," on view April 4–June 15, 2019. "Alison O’Daniel: Heavy Air" Through collaborations with composers and musicians as well as the experiences of deaf and hard of hearing friends regarding sound, O’Daniel’s work aims at building a visual, aural, and haptic vocabulary as a means of storytelling. In "Heavy Air,"…

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Dwight Yoakam With Desure Concert

May 23
Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, 1 Harrahs Blvd
Council Bluffs, 51501 United States
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$35 – $158.75

Dwight Yoakam is bringing Desure to Harrah’s Stir Cove on May 23rd at 8pm! Known for his pioneering-style of country music, Dwight Yoakam is truly a legend in the history of the genre. He has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. Don't miss this show! Get your tickets now.

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ROCK AND ROLL SUICIDE

May 23
$5 – $10

The concert will be on May 23rd at the Slowdown. Doors will open at 7pm and the show will start at 8pm. Rock and Roll Suicide: Band out of Omaha NE focused on covering albums in their entirety. On December 15 the band will be debuting Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. AND MORE! Feel the Power of Love!

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TACO RIDE – WABASH TRACE WEEKLY RIDE

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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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Fist City: HARD TICKET TO HAWAII

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alamo Midtown, 3201 Farnam St, #6111
Omaha, NE 68131 United States
$8

THIS AIN'T NO HULA! Brand new 4K restoration from AGFA! Bullets! Bikinis!! Bazookas!!! Radioactive pythons exploding out of toilets!!!! No film captures the playful chaos of action cinema’s Golden Age like director Andy and producer Arlene Sidaris’ undisputed masterpiece. An inexhaustible geyser of top-notch sex and violence, HARD TICKET TO HAWAII exists beyond entertainment’s maximum limits. The Agency is a tough-as-nails, tech-savvy squad of physically ideal humans (led by Playboy icon Dona Speir and “Bold and the Beautiful” soap legend…

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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY: A GREAT LEAP OF FAITH

May 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 23, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
+ Google Map

Inspired by the new permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American History, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith, explores America’s bold experiment in a government “of, by, and for the people.” From the Smithsonian Institution, this exhibition is the centerpiece of a high-profile initiative on democracy and civics education. Featuring engaging multimedia experiences, immersive design, and artifacts from the Smithsonian and state historical organizations, American Democracy will demonstrate that democracy relies on our active participation in the quest to form a…

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AFTER PROMONTORY: 150 YEARS OF TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROADING

May 24
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 28, 2019

The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th St.
Omaha, NE 68108 United States
+ Google Map

On May 10, 1869, two railroads—built with haste, hope and aspiration—joined in a lonely, dry desert of northern Utah, at a place called Promontory. On that day, dignitaries from both companies—the Central Pacific, which had built from California, and the Union Pacific, which had built from the east—gave speeches and installed ceremonial last spikes. The ceremonies were meant as a moment of self-congratulation, but the significance of the day’s events is far broader. In the ensuing decades, railroad after railroad…

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