John Mellancamp

April 27 John Mellencamp Music Hall, 1804 Capital Ave. 7 p.m., $44.50-$142.80 402.444.3353, or 800.745.3000, omahacivic.com There’s no guarantee that Meg Ryan, Mellencamp’s new love, will be there but the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer’s “No Better Than This” tour brings him back to Omaha. The 59-year-old also has a Grammy Award to his credit, and while he made his name with Heartland rock ‘n’ roll...

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Immersed in Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival

PICK OF THE WEEK April 22-24 Immersed in Ink Tattoo and Arts Festival Harrah’s Casino, 1 Harrah’s Blvd., Council Bluffs $20 day pass, $35 weekend pass, kids 12 and under FREE, cash only at the door Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday noon to 8 p.m. immersedinink.com, 512.363.6788 If you’d answer yes to any of the following: always wanted a tattoo but never knew what to get; want to show off your...

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Omaha Central High School Foundation presents Peter Buffett

3 UP 3 DOWN April 28 Omaha Central High School Foundation presents Peter Buffett: “Life is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation” Omaha Central High School Auditorium, 124 N. 20th St. 7 p.m., $25 for students, $50 general admission, $75 for general admission and VIP reception, 402.556.1996 How friends and partners online at HearNebraska.org caught up with Omaha native Peter Buffett in advance of his...

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Martin Lawrence

April 28 Martin Lawrence The Omaha Music Hall, 1804 Capital Ave. 8 p.m., $55-$87, ticketmaster.com Most people identify Martin Lawrence with the hugely successful sitcom, “Martin,” which ran from 1992-97. He loved his girl Gina and couldn’t stand her friend Pam. Before that, he got his start in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, and soon after the success of “Martin,” he established himself as a leading...

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The Empty Spaces w/ Honey and Darling & Blue Lights Shine Bright

April 23 The Empty Spaces w/ Honey and Darling & Blue Lights Shine Bright O'Leaver's, 1322 S. Saddle Creek Rd. 9:30 p.m., $5, oleavers.com Based in Kansas City, the Empty Spaces is just one of Mat Shoare's many projects that have ranged from pop punk in high school to metal and finally settling comfortably into indie rock. The Empty Spaces began as a solo project and evolved into a three piece while recording its...

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Earth Day Omaha

April 23 Earth Day Omaha Elmwood Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, earthdayomaha.com Back in the day Earth Day celebrations were punctuated with eco-crusading hippies, hackeysacking in Birkenstocks and swathed in patchouli. But, as the Earth itself continues to warm, sustainability too has become an ever-hotter mainstream topic. This year’s Earth Day Omaha celebration features earth-friendly demos, speakers and family...

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Found Footage Festival

April 22 Found Footage Festival Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, foundfootagefest.com If you like unintentional comedy and yearn for the days of the humble VCR, this is the show for you. According to their website, hosts and founders Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher “began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video entitled, ‘Inside and Outside Custodial Duties’ in a...

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<p>  Chill Body's Jennifer Fulcher and Jessica Chizek (left)</p>Unwind. Uknot. Undo.

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Family Find

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