Santa Lucia Festiva

June 9-13 Santa Lucia Festival Parking Lot at Rick’s Boatyard Café Free admission, check site for event times, santaluciafestival.com, 402-342-6632 Deep to Omaha’s history are the Italian immigrants — to the point where our sleepy city has its own historical “Little Italy” near the Old Market. The Santa Lucia Festival has sought to preserve this heritage […]

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Pinot, Pigs & Poetry

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, campfireomaha.org, 402.397.5809 When it comes to pork products, I go with Ron Swanson. Bring me all the pork you have. I want a bacon stuffed sausage with ham shavings put in a […]

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Nebraska State Chili Cook-off

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, rivercitystar.com, 402.342.7827 Maybe it’s apocryphal, but someone once told me (or I read it in either National Geographic or Reader’s Digest or something like that) that chili was originally made in Texas […]

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Trancenet featuring Alexsed, Bruce Cullen

Saturday, May 21st Trancenet featuring Alexsed, Bruce Cullen Bar 415, 415 S 13th St. $5, 8 p.m., bar415.com, 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 Kraftwerk. He plays a style of trance music that’s reverent toward early examples of the genre. Eventually, […]

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Reefer Madness

May 19 Reefer Madness Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. $9 general, $7 students, 7 p.m., filmstreams.org, 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 masterpiece-of-the-overwrought Reefer Madness is not one of those movies. Part of a period of intense […]

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