Booked: National Poetry Month Kicks Off

Metropolitan Community College’s Writers' Club will be celebrating National Poetry Month with a poetry reading featuring MCC instructors Jen Lambert, Liz Kay and Paul Dickey in the South Omaha Campus Writing Center (located in the Connector Building, room 222) this Wednesday, April 6. English instructor Lambert is an editor for The Unitidy Season: an Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets, Kay has received both an...

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Flawless “Executions”

* When the French want to “shorten her,” we’re spared the head of Marie Antoinette rolling from the guillotine. But the Witching Hour’s original production, Bitch, doesn’t flinch when it comes to questioning four famous executions. Directed by Jennifer Pool, who co-wrote the one-hour play with Kirstin Kluver and Kathleen Lawler, Bitch boldly risks a fast-paced, highly-choreographed treatment of the French...

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Lights On

Storytellers drawn to boxing’s inherent drama invariably find redemption at its soul and conflict as its heart. Ring tales are on a roll thanks to Mark Wahlberg's Oscar-winning film The Fighter and FX's series, “Lights Out,” (the series finale airs next Tuesday, April 5 at 9 p.m.). Although FX recently announced it has decided not to renew the show for a second season, the show received favorable reviews from...

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Booked: Poetry Slam Champion Performs

* This Wednesday, March 30, two-time National Poetry Slam champ Sierra DeMulder will perform at the OM Center at 12th and Howard in the Old Market at 8 p.m. She is promoting her first full-length collection of poetry, The Bones Below. There is a $7 suggested donation. * Thursday, March 31, Lit Undressed will present “The Spirit of the Female Beats” at the RNG Gallery next to Dixie Quick's at 1915 Leavenworth...

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Ruta Sepetys

3 UP, 3 DOWN Wednesday, April 6 Ruta Sepetys Author, Between Shades of Gray Signing and Public appearance The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific 7 p.m., Art imitates life. Art imitates reality. For Ruta Sepetys’ new book, you might say art imitates virtual reality. To add to her extensive research for her new book Between Shades of Gray, described as a moving portrayal of a 15-year-old Lithuanian girl...

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A Special Evening with Jun Kaneko

PICK OF THE WEEK March 31 A Special Evening with Jun Kaneko Kaneko Bow Truss, 1111 Jones St. 5:30 p.m. exhibit, 6:30 p.m. discussion-presentation, 8 p.m. fashion show $25 ADV/$35 door 402.345.0606, Uber Omaha artist Jun Kaneko is the focus of a meta series of events this spring and summer titled Metamorphosis. Kaneko, the “Open Space for Your Mind” site in the Old Market, features his acclaimed...

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Queens of the Stone Age

April 2 Queens of the Stone Age Sokol Auditorium, 2234 S. 13th St. 8 p.m., $38.55, Omaha’s gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to Queens of the Stone Age shows in years past, but the band’s making up for it. To celebrate the release of the remastered and expanded edition of the band’s self-titled debut album, Josh Homme and his fellow Queens will be hitting Sokol on Saturday...

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