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Outdoor Events For Your Early Fall

Farnam Fest This weekend, the Blackstone District will host Farnam Fest, a celebration of the businesses that have brought Blackstone to life, and the patrons who’ve made it a success. The event will feature food trucks, a beer garden, live music, and all-day events for the whole family. Stop by from noon to 11pm for […]

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‘Celtic Footprint’

This March, the little gallery I blackstone will host Celtic Footprint featuring works by mother and son duo Linda Leahy and Chad Leahy. The gallery, which recently moved to the Blackstone area from their original Benson home, will host an opening reception, Friday, March 12th, from 7-10 p.m. Linda’s oil paintings on canvas present iconic elements, in […]

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‘Because’

Vermillion-based artist Susan Heggestad will show Because, their evolving suite of textural prints reflecting on the subject of bodily violence, which opens at the little gallery in Blackstone with a reception on July 10. Floating, silhouetted forms of human heads, limbs and bodies are imprinted with or overlaid on patterns of lace, embossed papers and […]

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Self Remedy

Recent media exposure about pandemic-related anxiety and depression has triggered crucial conversation about mental health in general, and related antidotes — conventional, unconventional, the outright dangerous, and sometimes, the just plain weird. The Little Gallery/Blackstone presents for this year’s May-June fare, Weird Therapies, featuring the work of Brion Poloncic. The self-taught visual artist, (and author […]

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Your Chance to Party This Mardi

Fat Tuesday Menus and Specials Let the good times roll and head to our Instagram story highlights @TheReaderOmahaDish to find Mardi Gras menus, pop ups, cocktails, King cakes, and specials to fatten up your Tuesday. About to Get Real Today marks the grand opening of Blackstone’s newest arrival. Get Real Sandwiches starts serving at 11am, […]

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Call to Hunger Action Month

Blackstone Meatball We’ve been watching expectantly since Blackstone Meatball announced their plans for a second location in the spring, and now we have a projected opening! Look for Blackstone Meatball West on 180th and Dodge by the end of October. The second location will occupy a bay in the new Block 180 Retail strip. While […]

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Patio Season Has Arrived

Let’s Take This Outside The warmer weather means patios are opening across the Omaha area. If you’re looking for a little outdoor dining inspiration, take a look at the list we curated at the end of summer for our Readers! Restaurants marked with an asterisk provide the added bonus of being TAGG participants, donating a […]

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Consultant for County’s Mental Health Spending, and City to Spend on Affordable Housing: What’s Happening in Your Local Government on Nov. 9

Every week, The Reader picks out noteworthy agenda items from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Omaha City Council. Visit the county and city’s websites to view the full agendas. TIF: The Omaha City Council will hold a public hearing and vote on two requests for tax-increment financing during Tuesday’s meeting. Habitat for Humanity is requesting a […]

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Legislative Packages and County ARPA Spending: What’s Happening in Your Local Government on Dec. 7

Every week, The Reader picks out noteworthy agenda items from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Omaha City Council. Visit the county and city’s websites to view the full agendas. Legislative package: The Omaha City Council will vote on a resolution to request the state legislature to change liquor license laws. The city council approved the remaining […]