John Wenz

January 12 He's My Brother, She's My Sister The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 9 p.m., $8, Not a lot of bands take their name quite so literally, but the Kolar siblings (brother and sister Rob and Rachel) ... more

Jan 10, 2012 10:47 AM Art

June 9-13 Santa Lucia Festival Parking Lot at Rick’s Boatyard Café Free admission, check site for event times,, 402-342-6632 Deep to Omaha's history are the Italian immigrants — to the point where our sleepy city ha... more

Jun 10, 2011 2:45 AM Art

June 10 Pinot, Pigs & Poetry Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S. 105th St. 7 p.m., Patron Ticket - $200.00, Regular Tickets are $125, Under 30 tickets are $75,, 402.397.5809 When it comes to pork products, I go with Ro... more

Jun 10, 2011 2:44 AM Art

June 4 Omaha Rollergirls vs. Chicago Outfit Roller Derby Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs 7 p.m., $10 adv, $12 DOS,, (712) 323-0536 There's just something satisfying about a good body check, be it hock... more

Jun 2, 2011 2:46 AM Art

June 4-5 Nebraska State Chili Cook-off River City Star, 151 Freedom Park Rd 11:30 a.m., FREE, $5 if you want to actually try the chili,, 402.342.7827 Maybe it's apocryphal, but someone once told me (or I read it in either... more

Jun 2, 2011 2:39 AM Art

May 20 Take Action Tour featuring Silverstein, Bayside, Polar Bear Club, The Swellers, Texas In July The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St. 6:30 p.m., $17 Advance, $20 DOS,, 402.345.7569   For 10 years, the Take Action Tour has been ... more

May 19, 2011 2:12 AM Art

Saturday, May 21st Trancenet featuring Alexsed, Bruce Cullen Bar 415, 415 S 13th St. $5, 8 p.m.,, 402.346.7455 So apparently, Alexsed is a Big Deal, a Ukrainian DJ who's been spinning records in Eastern Europe since the days of ... more

May 19, 2011 2:10 AM Art

May 14 Anonymous American w/ At Land, Tara Vaughn Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. $7, 9 p.m.,, 402.884.5353 Omaha's Americana-by-way-of-Bruce act Anonymous American is back! The boys in AA have been away for a few... more

May 12, 2011 2:25 AM Art

May 19 Reefer Madness Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. $9 general, $7 students, 7 p.m.,, 402.933.0259   Every once in a while, a great film comes along that scares straight a generation to the path of righteousness. 1936's ... more

May 12, 2011 2:18 AM Art

May 6 First Friday featuring Joi Joison The Benson Grind, 6107 Maple St. Free, 7 p.m., 402.932.4040,   Local fashion designer Joi Joison is taking her work to a new setting — the gallery wall. For the month of May, Joison wi... more

May 5, 2011 2:02 AM Art

Wednesday, May 4th The 57th Annual B'nai B'rith Charity Sports Banquet Qwest Center, 455 N 10th St. 5:45 p.m., $110 patron, $160 VIP,, 402.334.6443   To me, nothing says "Jewish heritage" like college football. For this... more

Apr 28, 2011 3:51 AM Art

April 21 Aaron Lewis Harrah's Convention Center, 1 Harrah's Way, Council Bluffs, IA $30 ADV / $35 DOS, 8 p.m.,, 712.329.6000 Aaron Lewis was born in Vermont and raised in Massachusetts. So if there's one thing t... more

Apr 21, 2011 2:48 AM Art

April 14 Stefon Harris and The Blackout Holland Center for Performing Arts, 13th and Douglas streets 7:30 p.m., $19 - $45,, 402.345.0606 Quick. Name a jazz vibraphonist. Can you? Well, can you? As of five-minutes-before-wri... more

Apr 14, 2011 3:00 AM Art

Tuesday, April 19 Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Creighton Blue Jays Grand opening of TD Ameritrade Park TD Ameritrade Park, 1200 Mike Fahey St. Sold Out, 6:30 p.m.,, 402.280-JAYS  For the opening of TD Ameritrade Park, why not ... more

Apr 14, 2011 2:53 AM Art

PICK OF THE WEEK April 9 2011 Omaha Poetry Slam Team Finals OM Center, 1216 Howard St. $7 suggested donation, 7:30 p.m., 402-345-5078,   It's been said that reading a play doesn't do much of anything for the reader — as... more

Apr 7, 2011 2:57 AM Art

April 9 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 kno... more

Apr 7, 2011 2:45 AM Art

April 6 Lord of the Dance Orpheum Theatre, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $73-$97,, 402.661.8501   Maybe the drunken ramblings of the Pogues were too much for American audiences, but it seems like Lord of the Dance was the ... more

Mar 31, 2011 2:58 AM Art

March 14 The Dirty Heads w/ New Politics, T.U.G.G. Slowdown, 729 N 14th 8 p.m., $16 adv / $18 DOS, 345.7569, The members of Dirty Heads have been together since their freshman year of high school — that far off distant land... more

Mar 10, 2011 10:16 PM Art

March 4 Nebraska Wesleyan’s Big Event Presents: T.J. Miller O’Donnell Auditorium, 5000 St. Paul Ave., Lincoln 9 p.m., $15 (Free for Wesleyan students), 402.465.2412, Denver native and Second City alum T.J. Miller will be b... more

Mar 4, 2011 4:19 AM Art

Feb. 22 Dine Out for the Arts Various Council Bluffs and Omaha locations 712.328.4992, Fifteen local restaurants are doing their part to support the Omaha area's vibrant art scene Tuesday for the fifth annual Dine Out for th... more

Feb 17, 2011 4:57 AM Art