Pick: Hue Blanc’s Joyless Ones

April 28th
Hue Blanc's Joyless Ones w/ Killer Blow and Silent Drape Runners
The Sydney, 5918 Maple St.
9 p.m., $5

By combining the menace of British post-punk with a lo-fi Midwestern garage rock rattle, Hue Blanc's Joyless Ones have crafted a take on punk rock that squirms its way into new places. It's hard to overlook the influence that Wisconsin has on the band's working-class rock songs. Sneering vocals...

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Pick: All Tomorrow’s Parties

All Tomorrow's Parties: An Andy Warhol Experience
House of Loom, 1012 South 13th St.
9 p.m., $5, 21+, houseofloom.com

Themed dance party organizers Goo and performance collective the Church of Tomorrow will once again team up to offer a killer collision of culture and music at House of Loom, as one-half of the Church of Tomorrow team prepares to depart for the East Coast. This time, the crew will recreate Andy...

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Pick: The Men

April 27
The Men w/ Baby Tears and Gordon
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $10 in advance/$13 day-of-show, theslowdown.com

Brooklyn's the Men burst forth onto a guitar-focused punk/indie scene of bands like F**ked Up and Titus Andronicus with their own heady rush of dense guitar rock. 2011's Leave Home drew on post-hardcore aggression in its acidic, elongated guitar jams. The follow-up Open Your Heart...

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UNO Theatre’s Tragedy and Triumph

A lot of tragedy has filled this past week at home and abroad. It’s times like these that the importance of theatre is magnified. Our artform and the stories it tells give us a means to cope, a tool to escape, a lens to help make sense of the world, and above all, a constant reminder that we’re not alone in this adventure called life. Nowhere was this more evident than at UNO Theatre’s production of Female...

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Raúl Colón: Tall Tales & Huge Hearts

April 27, 2013
Raúl Colón: Tall Tales & Huge Hearts
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
Regular hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10 am - 4 pm, Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm, Closed Mon and major holidays; Free to members, children under 4, Sat 10 am – noon;
General Admissions: $8 adults, $6 college students with ID & sr. citizens (62+), $5 age 5 – 17;
Joslyn Art Museum announces free general Museum admission...

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Playhouse Premieres Family Fun

It’s tempting to play doctor and diagnose the world premiere play that opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse last weekend. But that urge doesn’t happen until late in the second act of A Night with the Family.

For the entire first act and well into Act Two, you’re having way too much fun to even think about what it might take to make an entertaining evening even better. Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett wasn’t...

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Omaha playwright comes into her own

Everything about one of Omaha's bright new playwrights bespeaks exotica, starting with her name, Beaufield Berry. This biracial, bicoastal creative with model good looks has worked as an actor, a singer, a VIP dancer, a burlesque performer, a mud wrestler and a horse ranch entertainment director.

She's into body-building. She's fallen in and out of love. She's suffered broken hearts and broken a few herself....

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