Comedy for Cancer

May 18 Comedy for Cancer Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 7:30 p.m., $10, dinner available funnyboneomaha.com, 402.493.8036   Cancer is about as unfunny and grave as it gets, but this Wednesday the Funny Bone Comedy Club’s staff and several comedians donate their time and talents to conjure a little laughter as medicine magic. […]

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Outside Kaneko

April 29-Sept. 15 Outside Kaneko Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Regular hours and admission 402.346.4002, lauritzengardens.org   A garden itself is nature’s work of art, especially the way it has been done on Lauritzen Gardens’ 100-acre spread on the riverfront hills. The addition of artwork by local master Jun Kaneko further decorates the scenery beginning […]

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Earth Day Omaha

April 23 Earth Day Omaha Elmwood Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, earthdayomaha.com Back in the day Earth Day celebrations were punctuated with eco-crusading hippies, hackeysacking in Birkenstocks and swathed in patchouli. But, as the Earth itself continues to warm, sustainability too has become an ever-hotter mainstream topic. This year’s Earth Day Omaha celebration features earth-friendly […]

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Found Footage Festival

April 22 Found Footage Festival Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, foundfootagefest.com If you like unintentional comedy and yearn for the days of the humble VCR, this is the show for you. According to their website, hosts and founders Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher “began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across […]

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Grateful Dead Movie Event

April 20 Grateful Dead Movie Event Marcus Midtown, 3201 Farnam St. Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. 7:30 p.m., $12.50 marcustheatres.com/Movie/MovieDetail/63744   There may be no better way to spend a fine 4-20 than by taking a cinematic flashback with the Grateful Dead. This nationwide, one-night-only event is like an onscreen trip, if you […]

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David Dondero and Franz Nicolay

April 7 David Dondero and Franz Nicolay Slowdown Jr., 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $10, theslowdown.com   David Dondero is Omaha’s favorite non-native singer-songwriter. Ties to local musicians made us a perma-stop on his tours and his engaging lyrics and riffs made us fall in love — whether invoking our “real Tina Turner,” or […]

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Janet Jackson

April 5 Janet Jackson Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 p.m., $49.50-$125, 341.1500 qwestcenteromaha.com   The legendary Janet Jackson (that’s “Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty”) is known for her famously quirky family and the infamous Super Bowl “Nipplegate.” But this week she showcases her cache of jams, bringing the Number Ones: Up Close and […]

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ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference

April 7 ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $69-$259 icanglobal.net   “A Global Conversation” is the theme of this year’s Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conference, which aims to inspire women to lead, “providing opportunities for professional and personal development.” National and local presenters […]

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Orchid Show

PICK OF THE WEEK March 26-27 Orchid Show Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $6/ages 6-12, $3/members FREE 346.4002 , lauritzengardens.org When my long-dormant orchid plant materialized with bulging buds last week I was so proud. Nevertheless, my two intricately pretty blooms have nothing on Lauritzen’s annual show, produced by the Greater Omaha […]

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