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Readers’ Choice 2021: BEST NIGHTLIFE & PLAY

Nominations and final voting: Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their category for about eight weeks at TheReader.com beginning in January and running through the end of February. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category who will appear on the final ballot. Final […]

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Summer Concerts in Omaha Through Labor Day

Another season of live summer music is here, and Omaha is ready to party. This year, choose from upwards of 100 top-notch shows – with more added to the concert calendar daily. These local and national acts from June until Labor Day include mainstay events and under-the-radar shindigs alike – some are free, while others […]

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Things to Do in Omaha on 4/20

Although cannabis is unfortunately not yet legal in Nebraska or nationwide, down-to-Earth souls celebrate it with clandestine wit and diehard fervor. Despite a governor who preaches reefer madness, the festivities will go ahead as planned (there is always Delta 8 and legal CBD), with plenty of good vibes shared at premier entertainment venues. So, if […]

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Things to Do in Omaha in the Spring

Freezing rain and gale-force winds cast aside, spring showers more hours onto the day so you can explore your favorite city. On most days, the weather is inviting, far from humid, and chill in multiple senses. Here are ten things you can do this spring to take advantage of the cool weather or make the […]

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Things to Do in Omaha During Fall

Welcome to the other side of the autumnal halfway point. The season has unwound its stark stunning beauty for all to inhale, and these scattershot seas and smatterings of leaves cannot entirely distract from the cold hitting your face. It’s not snowing out, and thanks to Omaha’s evergreen possibilities, there are still fall activities to […]

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A Place for Everyone

Amelia Drake has heard that businesses shouldn’t try to be everything to everyone. But when it comes to The Berkley, the venue located at 19th and Leavenworth Streets she opened with her sister in late fall 2021, she sees opportunities to serve a wide swath of the community. “Every day I’m in the club, I […]

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations Rise, Cannabis in Nebraska, Variety Magazine Internship

08/03/21 • Nebraska vaccine data • Nationwide case trends Photo Collection: Community Fills the Streets for Native Omaha Days 2021 Reporter Chris Bowling walked up and down the parade route as it traveledalong on North 30th Street, capturing the energy of the event via photography.Check out Chris’ candids from Saturday’s celebration. Published in The Reader. Reed Moore’s Daily Rundown Happy […]

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Best Nightlife and Play 2020

Nominations & Final Voting Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their industry at TheReader.com, starting in January, running through the end of March, a month later than normal. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category to appear on the final ballot, which ran […]