This Thursday, October 13th, Omahans will have their choice of two chic events to attend.

Kicking off at 7:30 p.m. at Parliament Pub Midtown is FashionBar: Fall Fury featuring the “Fall Guys” and DJ Ryan Swan. In celebration of the changing seasons, it will include a presentation of photographs by Jason McClaren and Matt Warburton for the Reader’s fall style issue. Dressed in attire from local boutique Denim Saloon, attendees will get to vote for their favorite male model or “Fall Guy” to win a special prize package. FashionBar is sponsored by the Reader, Avion Tequila,, Denim Saloon, Tog’s, Ice Pink Boutique, Statement, Chocolate Peacock, Mikala at Mod Studio Salon, Icon Studio for Hair and Salon Fusion. Attend this free event for an evening filled with drink specials, complimentary appetizers and surprise giveaways. Parliament Pub Midtown is located at 120 South 31st Avenue at Omaha’s Midtown Crossing. Visit for more information on this event.

Another Thursday event will have you shouting, “Halleloo!” (For those unfamiliar with the term, think “hallelujah”). Hosted by none other than Shangela from RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons two and three, Halleloo will include drink specials, prizes and naturally, lots of surprises. The reality star will perform and attend a meet-and-greet after the show for her Drag Race fans. Doors open at 7 p.m., the cost is $5. It takes place at Flixx Lounge and Cabaret Show Bar,1015 and 1019 South 10th Street in Omaha. Visit or follow Shangela on twitter (@itsSHANGELA) for updates on this event.

Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her style blog can be found at

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