Sarah Wengert

Sharon Jones was born exactly one month before my mother.   That's pretty remarkable these days, in a business increasingly obsessed with youth, where only legendary, once-svelte young women, are still allowed to make music at her age. ... more

Jul 13, 2011 11:52 PM Music

June 21 Omaha’s Largest Pizza Review Part Three Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 6 p.m., $10, A day with a pizza party is like a day with extra sunshine or a wallet with extra Benjamins. Adding to the magic of Food &... more

Jun 16, 2011 3:07 AM Art

Through Aug. 28 Joslyn Treasures: Well Traveled and Rarely Seen Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. Tues., Wed, Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $5 ages 5-17 FREE Sat. 10 a.m... more

Jun 16, 2011 3:04 AM Art

June 10 Satchel Grande and The Sandlot Holland Center East Lawn, 1200 Douglas St. Music at 7:45 p.m., Movie at 8:45 p.m. FREE, food and drink for sale 402.345.0606,   Omaha Performing Arts is so not “killin’ me, Smal... more

Jun 10, 2011 2:43 AM Art

June 11-Oct. 2 John Wayne: American Strategic Air & Space Museum   28210 West Park Hwy., Ashland Adults $12, Seniors/Military $11, Children $6, Members FREE 944.3100,   John Wayne, aka The Duke aka Marion Robert Morrison w... more

Jun 10, 2011 2:41 AM Art

June 3 Hobo with a Shotgun Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St. Call or visit website for current show times $8.50/$6.50 students, seniors, matinees 551.3595,   What’s a vagabond to do upon witnessing a town full of corrupt cops... more

Jun 2, 2011 2:48 AM Art

PICK OF THE WEEK May 28 Tom DeBuse Memorial and Fundraiser Hot Shops Art Center, 1301 Nicholas St. Outdoors and indoors, 3-10 p.m. Adults $10 for 10 tickets, Kids $5 for 5 tickets, Age 2 and under FREE,   Much like Tom DeBuse... more

May 26, 2011 2:55 AM Art

May 21 Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $25-$70,   I was recently privy to a marriage proposal that involved “Rock Band” and a version of Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Am... more

May 19, 2011 2:11 AM Art

James M. Johnson was a musician before settling into arts administration, and he might be dusting off his double bass in the coming months. “Unfortunately, having spent the last 25 years in a series of tiny New York City apartments, I ... more

May 18, 2011 10:50 PM Music

PICK OF THE WEEK May 12 and 19 Taco Ride Wabash Trace Nature Trail Common start time between 5:30-6:30 p.m. $1 daily trail pass/$10 annual Thursdays through fall,   This notoriously fun jaunt was popularized when cyclists’ pass... more

May 12, 2011 2:27 AM Art

May 18 Comedy for Cancer Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 7:30 p.m., $10, dinner available, 402.493.8036   Cancer is about as unfunny and grave as it gets, but this Wednesday the Funny Bone Comedy Club’s staff a... more

May 12, 2011 2:21 AM Art

May 5 Shakespeare on the Silver Screen: The Tempest Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., 6 p.m. discussion, $10   This screening of The Tempest caps a partnership between two local gems, Nebraska Shak... more

May 5, 2011 2:04 AM Art

April 29-Sept. 15 Outside Kaneko Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St. Regular hours and admission 402.346.4002,   A garden itself is nature’s work of art, especially the way it has been done on Lauritzen Gardens’ 100-acr... more

Apr 28, 2011 3:55 AM Art

April 23 Earth Day Omaha Elmwood Park, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE, Back in the day Earth Day celebrations were punctuated with eco-crusading hippies, hackeysacking in Birkenstocks and swathed in patchouli. But, as the Earth itse... more

Apr 20, 2011 8:34 PM Art

April 22 Found Footage Festival Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St. 7 p.m., $10, 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 found... more

Apr 20, 2011 8:32 PM Art

April 20 Grateful Dead Movie Event Marcus Midtown, 3201 Farnam St. Village Pointe Cinema, 304 N. 174th St. 7:30 p.m., $12.50   There may be no better way to spend a fine 4-20 than by taking a cinem... more

Apr 14, 2011 2:52 AM Art

April 7 David Dondero and Franz Nicolay Slowdown Jr., 729 N. 14th St. 9 p.m., $10,   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 ... more

Apr 7, 2011 2:56 AM Art

April 5 Janet Jackson Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 p.m., $49.50-$125, 341.1500   The legendary Janet Jackson (that’s “Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty”) is known for her famously quirky family and the infamous Super Bow... more

Mar 31, 2011 3:02 AM Art

April 7 ICAN 2011 Women’s Leadership Conference Qwest Center, 455 N. 10th St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $69-$259   “A Global Conversation” is the theme of this year’s Institute for Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) Women’s Leadership Conf... more

Mar 31, 2011 2:48 AM Art

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 , When my long-dormant orchid plant materialized with bulging buds last week I was so... more

Mar 24, 2011 2:15 AM Art