Eric Stoakes

Well Grounded, a coffee shop owned by Omaha native Sarah Van Putten, opened recently in the growing Park East neighborhood.    “It’s been exciting opening the shop and getting to know the neighborhood and the people that live here," Van Pu... more

Jan 21, 2016 4:58 PM Eat

BEST DINING Best Bakery     Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields Readers’ Choice: Farmhouse Cafe, Pettit’s Pastry, Le Quartier Baking Company Readers’ Recommend: Aromas Bliss Bakery Readers’ Refer: Olsen Bake Shop              Be... more

Aug 7, 2015 9:11 PM Best Of

Congratulations to The Reader longtime Hoodoo Blues columnist B.J. Huchtemann, who is the official 2015 recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism, given out annually by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. The awards will b... more

Nov 5, 2014 2:39 PM Music

Sleeper Agent will be playing The Waiting Room April 14 on their first headlining tour. You may remember the garage pop band from their 2011 debut album Celebrasion, which got a lot of attention from the blogosphere straight to the top of... more

Apr 27, 2014 8:40 PM Music

Dec. 6 The Green Fairy Returns featuring the Hot Tail Honeys House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St., $5, 21+, 8 p.m., One of House of Loom’s most wildly abandoned and transformative theme nights is... more

Dec 4, 2013 11:17 PM Art

Oct. 26 10th annual something wicked goth ball featuring digital leather and dj ema marco Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St., Ralston 8 p.m., All Ages, $10 ADV, Big Brain Productions, The Reader and CW 15 present the 10th An... more

Oct 24, 2013 12:30 AM Art

Oct. 24 chef franco’s flavors of fall The Slowdown 729 N. 14th St. 6-10 p.m., $15 Master Chef Franco Lania’s Flavors of Fall tour arrives in Omaha tonight at The Slowdown. Performing live food demonstrations that in... more

Oct 24, 2013 12:29 AM Art

Oct. 18 Bazinga! Night Council Bluffs Community Hall 205 S. Main St., Council Bluffs 712.328.4992, Bazinga! Night – named for the popular “Big Bang Theory” main character’s frequent exclamation — is a trivia event ... more

Oct 17, 2013 4:03 AM Art

Oct. 4 Art Bar featuring Clark & Company House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. No cover; 6 to 9 p.m. The ART BAR series returns in October with another collection of young local artists showing off their talents in t... more

Oct 2, 2013 10:06 PM Art more

Dec 27, 2012 1:45 AM News

If you haven't heard of the Midwest's latest roots rock revivalists, Trapper Shoepp and the Shades,  this Thursday (Oct. 25) offers you that chance to experience their Milwaukee brand of rock n' roll.  Currently, they're touring with Th... more

Oct 25, 2012 1:54 AM Music

Ballet Nebraska and Opera Omaha announced a new collaboration. The Opera Omaha Children’s Chorus will be featured in Ballet Nebraska’s December production of “The Nutcracker." Auditions for Ballet Nebraska’s Chorus in conjunction with O... more

Aug 28, 2011 2:54 AM Art

April 14 DJ Scotty Boy with Bam Bam Buddha, Rhythm & Flux, and DJ Shif-D Whiskey Tango, 311 S. 15th St. $10, $5 for ONL Card holders, 9 p.m., 402.934.4874, Did you know there's a DJ Times Magazine? And did you kn... more

Apr 11, 2011 3:32 AM Specials

3 UP, 3 DOWN Sunday, March 20 Dan Sperry: Anti-Conjuror Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Show at 7 p.m.; Tickets $29 to $44; $65 VIP tickets available includes meet-and-greet, front-row seating and autographed photo, 345.06... more

Mar 4, 2011 4:23 AM Art

Check out Lazy-i's commentary about Omaha's latest celebrity visitor. more

Dec 29, 2010 3:49 AM Music

Join Santa’s Helpers at the Old Market Tavern this Friday night, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m to win prizes and more and be there when we auction off original naughty santa outfits created by Tamara and her Basic Tease team. Hair and makeup by the alw... more

Dec 17, 2010 4:29 AM Art