Sean Brennan

Ask anybody from the Omaha metro area about the connection between Sweden and permanent body ink, and it’s likely you’ll get Stieg Larsson and his trilogy of bestselling novels (since made into movies) starting with the “The Girl With the... more

Feb 10, 2012 4:48 AM Specials

June 3 One Eye Open: The Photographic Works of Bryce Bridges The New BLK, 1213 Jones St. Opening reception Friday, June 3 7-11 p.m. Award-winning photographer Bryce Bridges (a frequent Reader contributor) will display the work of his disti... more

Jun 2, 2011 2:47 AM Art

Our friends at Backstage Entertainment have hooked us up with an audio Q&A with WWE's Dolph Ziggler. You know, if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happen to be your sort of thing. And if elbow drops from the top of the ropes happe... more

May 28, 2011 3:33 AM News

As far as entertainment events go, this one certainly qualifies as interesting. Radio personality Michael Feldman will broadcast his radio show “Whad’Ya Know?” live at the Holland Center Saturday, Aug. 13. The broadcast starts at 10 a.m. A... more

May 27, 2011 4:33 AM News

It’s fairly hard to believe it’s been 15 years since an underdog band from Sacramento did the unthinkable, going way outside the box and turning a head-shaking disco anthem into a head-nodding alternative rock jam. But that’s what CAKE did,... more

May 26, 2011 10:18 PM Music

3 UP 3 DOWN June 2 CAKE Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Doors at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m., $38.50, It’s fairly hard to believe it’s been 15 years since an underdog band from Sacramento did the unthinkable, going way outsid... more

May 26, 2011 2:56 AM Art

We just got word that due to popular demand, Film Streams is holding over Of Gods and Men for an extra week, through May 26. (It was reported in the print edition of The Reader that the film would be closing May 19.) This, of course, means... more

May 19, 2011 4:45 AM News

May 20 Oak Ridge Boys with the Omaha Symphony Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. 8 p.m., $35-$100, 402.342.3560, You do a little research for a blurb on the Oak Ridge Boys, and you find out the group was for... more

May 19, 2011 2:16 AM Art

Beloved Omaha summer staple Jazz on the Green will once again make its home at Midtown Crossing for 2011, running six consecutive Thursdays from July 7-Aug. 11. Here's the lineup: Thursday, July 7: Tiempo Libre (Cuban-inspired, dance-indu... more

May 19, 2011 12:06 AM News

May 17 Omaha’s Finest Musicians Benefit Concert/Silent Auction Omaha Westside Auditorium, 8701 Pacific St. 7 p.m., FREE but $25 donation suggested, 402.505.3021 The Omaha Symphony’s principal flutist, Maria Harding, has organized a benef... more

May 12, 2011 2:20 AM Art

May 7 Free Comic Book Day Krypton Comics, 2819 S. 125th Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free, Let your inner little dude or dudette — the one that read comics and played with toys all day and all night — come out and play once ag... more

May 5, 2011 2:00 AM Art



3 UP, 3 DOWN “Affinity of Form: Photographs by Stan Lipsey” April 29-May 26 KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. Opening reception Friday, April 29 at 1-8 p.m. You probably saw by now that we’re running a retrospective this week of the eve... more

Apr 28, 2011 4:05 AM Art

May 1 Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art’s Fifth Annual Open House 4405 S. 96th St. Noon to 4 p.m., 402.505.6553 One of the Midwest’s most distinguished private art collections is again making itself pub... more

Apr 28, 2011 3:53 AM Art

3 UP 3 DOWN April 28 Omaha Central High School Foundation presents Peter Buffett: “Life is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation” Omaha Central High School Auditorium, 124 N. 20th St. 7 p.m., $25 for students, $50 general admission, ... more

Apr 21, 2011 2:51 AM Art

April 15 The Second City presents “Fair and Unbalanced” Holland Center, 13th and Douglas 8 p.m., Tickets start at $19, or 402.345.0606 Somewhere, somebody’s sitting at a bar watching Tommy Boy on the small television up in ... more

Apr 14, 2011 2:59 AM Art

April 16 Timothy Schaffert Book Signing The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific 1 p.m. 402.392.2877 or Renowned author — and one-time editor of The Reader — Timothy Schaffert will be at The Bookworm Saturday to sign copies of his ... more

Apr 14, 2011 2:56 AM Art

Stir Concert Cove revealed the rest of its initial 2011 summer line-up last night at a party held inside Harrah’s Casino. A July 5 Black Keys show had been announced long ago -- in fact, it's been sold out for quite some time, too -- and Mu... more

Apr 8, 2011 9:34 PM Music

3 UP, 3 DOWN April 13-17 Cirque du Soleil presents “Dralion” Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, Council Bluffs April 13-15 at 7:30 p.m., April 16 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., April 17 at 1 and 5 p.m., $38-$98, The high-flying a... more

Apr 7, 2011 2:59 AM Art

3 UP, 3 DOWN Wednesday, April 6 Ruta Sepetys Author, Between Shades of Gray Signing and Public appearance The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific 7 p.m., Art imitates life. Art imitates reality. For Ruta Sepetys’ new book, you mig... more

Mar 31, 2011 3:08 AM Art

March 24-27 Tom Wilson The Funny Bone, 17305 Davenport St., Suite 201 Thurs. at 7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Sat. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. $15 Thurs. and Sun., $17 for all other shows, Tom Wilson, who you pro... more

Mar 24, 2011 11:54 PM Art