Pick: Allen Stone

November 1
Allen Stone w/ Selah Sue & Tingsek
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
8:30 p.m., $15.50, onepercentproductions.com

Allen Stone is a young dude from Washington who has delved into a R&B-inflected rock sound that thrives on the sound of vintage soul. After releasing his self-titled second album by himself, Stone signed on with ATO Records and re-released the album earlier this year. Stevie...

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Pick: Cheap Girls

November 7
Cheap Girls w/ the Front Bottoms
The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St.
9 p.m., $8 in advance/$10 day-of-show, onepercentproductions.com

On the surface, there's nothing all that remarkable about Michigan's Cheap Girls, but once Ian Graham, his brother Ben and Adam Aymor plug in and kick out the jams, their hook-filled songs are hard to shake out of one's head. Cheap Girls play a brand of power-pop that...

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Pick: Read It & Eat Culinary Conference

Saturday, November 5
Read It & Eat Culinary Conference
W. Dale Clark Library 215 S. 15th St., (402) 444-4800.
11:00am, FREE.
 
Read it and Eat is an upcoming Omaha culinary conference at the Omaha Public Library. The menu of events begins at 11am with a greeting by Lois Friedman, an Omaha native who helped launch the Omaha Meals and Wheels, taught cooking classes, conducted cookbook lectures at Canyon Ranch...

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Pick: Omaha Public Library Open House

Friday, November 2
Omaha Public Library Open House
W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St., (402) 444-4800.
4:00 pm, FREE.
 
On November 2nd, the Omaha Public Library will be celebrating their 140th anniversary with an open house featuring a large panel exhibit of their history as well as displays from the library’s collections of post cards, lantern slides, cuneiforms, and government documents. Several of the...

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Pick: Drawn To Fashion

Nov. 2
Drawn To Fashion: The Illustrations of Mary Mitchell
UNL Hillestad Textiles Gallery
35th & Holdrege St.,
5 p.m., FREE
 
Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Mary J. Mitchell’s skill as a fashion illustrator earned her such Omaha clients as Topp’s, Goldstein Chapman, Herzbergs, Zoobs, Parsow's and Wolf Brothers, flourishing her career during a period when fashion illustration's role was critical to...

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Pick: “Future Artifacts” / Weston Thomson

Nov. 2
Pick: "Future Artifacts" / Weston Thomson
The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts, 3303 Leavenworth St.
Reception 6-9 pm; exhibit open Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm thru Nov. 30
westonthomson@gmail.com  402.321.7702
http://kentbellows.org/, 402.505.7161

This solo exhibition, the first for Weston Thomson, features a collection of objects and images resulting from the ethnographic study of...

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Holiday Fare Sans Zombies

Now that we can walk around town without zombies lurching our way, beware a more benign menace: the invasion of holiday theater. It begins Friday with one of the darker seasonal traditions in a different form.

If you’re nostalgic for the Great Depression and suicidal bankers, Bellevue Little Theater offers a stage variation on Jimmy Stewart’s suffering in It’s a Wonderful Life—A Live Radio Play. Let us hope it...

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