House of loom
Looking for dancing? Looking for homemade juice (whether or not it's mixed into liquor)? Looking for an atmosphere so welcoming that their code of conduct is clearly emphasized on their website? Looking for salsa, jazz, swing, funk, EDM or any other kind of music? How about drink specials, pride celebration, spoken word, karaoke, murals or professional light-welterweight boxer Bud Crawford?
House of Loom has something going literally every single night of the week. Every week.
Here's a quick rundown of the next 10 days, a picture of what you can expect any time you step into this dance club/bar/hang-out/experience.
Wednesday, June 10
Neo Soul Night with Reggae Clark
A relaxing Wednesday night Reggie Clark, who will be playing neo soul music (which fuses classic soul with reggae, R&B, pop and hip-hop). The venue promises “sensual vibes, candles & Victorian furniture.”
Thursday, June 11
The Omaha Jitterbugs present a jazz dance party with Sugar Foot Stomp
Traditional jazz and swing music, dancing, and cocktails with the Omaha Jitterbugs, happy to provide information and instill a love for traditional jazz in anyone.
8 p.m., no cover
Friday, June 12
Juneteenth's Bud Crawford mural fundraiser
9 p.m., $5 donation recommended
Omaha native Bud Crawford will be in town helping with a fundraiser to create a North Omaha mural in his honor in conjunction with Omaha Native Days. Crawford, the undefeated light welterweight world boxing champion, will be there to sign autographs, take pictures and hang out at the club. There will also be funk, hip-hop and soul music played, courtesy of DJ Foxy Troxy.
Saturday, June 13
Debut of Summer Saturday Sessions with DJ Travis Howe
10 p.m., $5
This Saturday marks the beginning of a DJ Travis Howe's three month residency at the House of Loom. The Djing will be open-format, anything goes fun. Get there between 10 and 11 p.m. for free food on the patio or stick around for popsicle cocktails.
Sunday, June 14
Classes 7-8 p.m., open dancing 8 p.m. to midnight
The House of Loom has dedicated its Sundays (and hardwood floors) to a salsa, buchata, merengue, cha-cha-cha, pachanga and guaguanco dance party. Don't have a partner? Just want to watch? They can find you a partner or serve you a fresh mojito to enjoy while you spectate. Salsa lessons and training will also be offered, supervised by the world-class choreographer and salsa dancer Blandon "Salserodalante" Joiner.
Monday, June 15
First Cut Industry Night
Long, hard Monday? Come relax at the House of Loom, featuring cheap drinks like $2 Honey Brown Ale pints, $3 premium vodka & gin wells. Plus, they have board games!
Tuesday, June 16
9 p.m., no cover
Karaoke Theater is more than just singing. Every Tuesday night, House of Loom welcomes local actor Sara O'Neill to host singing, dancing, choreography and drink specials for theater members. Got a costume for your performance? Choreograph a dance? Have a whole host of backup singers? Karaoke Theater is an experience for everyone to enjoy, whether they are watching or performing.
Wednesday, June 17
So maybe we lied. This is the one night the entire month that there isn't something fun scheduled at House of Loom. That doesn't mean you can't come in to drink and visit, though!
Thursday, June 18
Verbal Gumbo Juneteenth Celebration Edition
7 p.m., $7
Every third Thursday, fans of spoken word can turn out to watch or participate in the ranting and raving, hosted by
Felicia Webster and Michelle Troxclair. The topics can range from dark to sexual to hilariously funny to tragic and the emotion runs deep. Expect around 15 performers (one of which you could be!) and lots of “amen” and “yes, honey!”s throughout the night. No matter what you do, expect a spicy melting pot of cultures and experiences.
Friday, June 19
Loom + Flixx's White Attire and Gay Pride Party
Free before 10 p.m., $5 after 10 p.m.
Don't come to this bash expecting to stay clean and not be dancing. Wear white and expect body paint, patio BBQ, tons of balloons, CO2 spray and confetti. House of Loom resident DJs Brent Crampton & Kethro will be playing all night long, along with a performance by Omaha drag celebrity Karma Lilola.
Saturday, June 20
Revel Post-Pride Party
10 p.m., $5
Continuing the PRIDE week festivities, the House of Loom will be working with REVEL to make a safe, fun night for all the ladies who love ladies, as well as the LGBT supporters and allies who love the lady-lovers.