Patricia Sindelar

October 14 Ballet Folklorico de Mexico Slosburg Hall, Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m./Tickets start at $19 Mexico is renowned for its vibrant, colorful, diverse and long history. One dance troupe, the Ballet Folklorico de Mex... more

Oct 6, 2012 7:05 AM Art

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 th... more

Sep 29, 2012 9:00 AM Art

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 stunnin... more

Jun 7, 2012 8:37 PM Art



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 ci... more

Apr 19, 2011 12:49 AM Art

March 25 Dr. Strangelove Midnight Movie Midnight, Dundee Theater, 4952 Dodge St. $6, 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 ... more

Mar 17, 2011 2:41 AM Art

Mar. 8 Crescent Moon’s Mardi Gras Party 4 p.m.–2 a.m., free Crescent Moon, 36th and Farnam, The Crescent Moon’s Fat Tuesday parties have become the stuff of Omaha legend. Almost everyone knows Beer Corner U.S.A. (the four... more

Mar 4, 2011 3:47 AM Art

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 n... more

Feb 24, 2011 1:31 AM Eat

Don Juan’s first known appearance in the arts is the 1630 play, El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra ( The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest ), by Spanish author Tirso de Molina. Since then, Don Juan was literally reinvented ... more

Feb 17, 2011 2:12 AM Art

Jan. 12 Comedy Night Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St. 8 p.m., $5, 504.3444 Local restaurateur Steve Jamrozy (of Flatiron Café fame) renovated a space on the northeast corner of 35th Ave. and Leavenworth called Th... more

Jan 13, 2011 12:59 AM Art

Dec. 26 Shen Yun Performing Arts Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St. 7 p.m., $60-$150, 345.0606, In the more than 5,000 years Chinese culture has been in existence, it’s spawned some incredible art, music, legends, spiritualit... more

Dec 23, 2010 5:27 AM Art

Dec. 27 Benefit for Amber Wilkins Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, The story is tragic on so many levels. A dump truck driver runs a red light, slams into an SUV driven by a 25-year-old mother of a 2-yea... more

Dec 23, 2010 5:23 AM Art

Some people put on a Bing Crosby album and drink a little eggnog to get into the spirit this time of year. The Omaha Symphony chooses an all-out, full-frontal, everything-Christmas blitz. Christmas with the Symphony includes an audience sin... more

Dec 16, 2010 5:04 AM Music

For almost two decades Brulé has offered enchanting, live musical performances influenced by rock, jazz, and most importantly Native American culture. The haunting flute melodies, thundering drums and powerful chanting, combined with dazzli... more

Dec 9, 2010 12:39 AM Music

Quartetto Gelato would like to change your mind about chamber music. The Canada-based foursome doesn’t just regurgitate the same sonatas and arias that are standard for every classical musician. Quartetto Gelato makes classical music a perf... more

Dec 2, 2010 2:21 AM Music

The Methodist Hospital and Physicians Clinic Women’s Center became successful by employing a daring two-part tactic: ask women what they want, and listen to the answers. “When we first opened the Women’s Center, we did focus groups with th... more

Nov 18, 2010 4:33 AM Art

Spicy clarinet joins Omaha Symphony for ‘The Firebird’ Ricardo Morales grew up in Puerto Rico, in what can only be described as a musical family. Morales is now a world-renowned clarinet player, and his five siblings are accomplished m... more

Oct 21, 2010 2:20 AM Music

Oct. 2 Omaha Green Homes Tour UNO, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $5, Most people know the reasons to go green: save the environment, save money, decrease dependence on foreign oil, etc. Despite positive... more

Oct 3, 2010 1:32 AM Art

Sept. 24-25 Oktoberfest Huber-Haus, 3578 Farnam St. Fri. Noon-2 a.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. FREE, 345.1708, In the old country (Germany), way back in the day when there was no refrigeration, you had to stop brewing beer in s... more

Sep 25, 2010 1:39 AM Art

Iconic classical musician joins Omaha Symphony Sometimes a talent is so incredible, so iconic, it needs only one name for worldwide recognition — Cher, Madonna, Sting, Gallagher (um, maybe not that last one). In the word of classical music... more

Sep 25, 2010 1:10 AM Music