Celebration of Nebraska Books

Nov. 6 Celebration of Nebraska Books Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall N. in Lincoln, 2:30-6:30 p.m., FREE 471.3434, centerforthebook.nebraska.gov A new Nebraska Center for the Book event celebrating the state’s literary chops features this year’s Nebraska Book Awards winners. Nonfiction prize-winner Joe Starita, author of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for […]

Read More…

Unpopular Opinion

Bill Maher gets real Acerbic television host and political comic Bill Maher views the 60-70 stand-up gigs he does each year as opportunities to connect with the American gestalt. His Oct. 24 Omaha Music Hall show will be among them. “When I go out into America I can really get a feel for what this […]

Read More…

An Inaugural Ride to Freedom

Oct. 26 An Inaugural Ride to Freedom Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater 1340 Mike Fahey St. Screening and post-show Q & A w/ director Akintunde $9, $7 seniors/students/teachers/military 7 p.m., 933.0259, filmstreams.org Get on the bus! By the hundreds of thousands, people did just that in January 2009 to see the inauguration of Barack Obama. […]

Read More…

9500 Liberty

Oct. 16 9500 Liberty Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. Noon, Q & A w/co-director Eric Byler follows $9, $7 seniors/students 933.0259, filmstreams.org When filmmakers Eric Byler and Annabel Park noted the place where they live, Prince William County, Virginia, turning into ground zero for anti-immigration forces, they knew a good story when they saw […]

Read More…

Opera for the Cure

Oct. 15 and 17 Opera for the Cure Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. $19-79, 345.0606, operaomaha.org Cancer is the bogeyman of diseases. While a night or afternoon of music cannot truly ward off the terror, it can do the next best thing by raising money for research to […]

Read More…

Long Time Coming

Lovely, Still enjoys wide release When Martin Landau spins anecdotes about icons he’s worked with during a celebrated acting career, it is a Who’s Who of Hollywood. James Dean, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Joe Mankiewicz, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Jeff Bridges, Francis Ford Coppola, Angelica Huston, Claire Bloom, Woody Allen, Johnny […]

Read More…

Lovely, Still

Sept. 24 Lovely, Still Marcus Midtown Cinema, 3201 Farnam St. Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. Times/prices vary, marcustheatres.com Midtown, 345.0102; Village Pointe, 898.7469 It’s back. Just when it looked sketchy for Lovely, Still getting a national release, the shot-in-Omaha pic — written and directed by hometown filmmaker Nik Fackler, starring Martin Landau and […]

Read More…