Pick: La Traviata

La Traviata October 5th and 7th Slosburg Hall, Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7:30 p.m., Friday; 2 p.m., Sunday/Tickets start at $19.00      Opera Omaha wants to rock out its 55th season, so it brought big opera back. “We wanted three larger-than-life productions that would excite and energize as many music and art lovers […]

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The Sport of Dedication

The sport of roller derby is physically striking – pun intended. The athletes are a visual masterpiece, a hodgepodge of women of all shapes, sizes and colors, united by tight clothes, helmets, and of course, skates. The sounds are stunning, from the crack of pads on the track to the flat smack of moving bodies […]

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Butterfly’s End

Opera Omaha opened its doors in 1958 with Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly . Since then, a more impactful production of this classic was not seen until the spring of 2006 when local artist Jun Kaneko designed the set and costumes. The city went crazy. Kaneko’s vision was lauded across the community. As if Omaha’s love […]

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Dr. Strangelove Midnight Movie

March 25 Dr. Strangelove Midnight Movie Midnight, Dundee Theater, 4952 Dodge St. $6, dundeetheater.com Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 black-and-white movie, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb , is not just a hilarious and believable take on the Cold War era nuclear scare, it was actually deemed “culturally significant” by […]

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Beer Corner, U.S.A.

The Crescent Moon has not only been Omaha’s specialty beer institution for the last 11 years, it’s the anchor that is known as Beer Corner U.S.A., a cluster of local brew-focused businesses committed to providing the metro with one of, if not the, most diverse selections of quality suds. And if your mother always told […]

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Comedy Night

Jan. 12 Comedy Night Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. 8 p.m., $5, 504.3444 sdhillier.com/STEPH/ Local restaurateur Steve Jamrozy (of Flatiron Café fame) renovated a space on the northeast corner of 35th Ave. and Leavenworth called The Side Door Lounge — a place for artists of all kinds. Wednesday features one of Omaha’s up and […]

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Shen Yun Performing Arts

Dec. 26 Shen Yun Performing Arts Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $60-$150, 345.0606, ticketomaha.com In the more than 5,000 years Chinese culture has been in existence, it’s spawned some incredible art, music, legends, spirituality, philosophy and dance. The place to see all of those things in one breathtaking presentation is a Shen […]

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