Fiction/Antifiction …

Oct. 8-16 Fiction/Antifiction: An Exploration of Creation in Three Acts Blue Barn Theatre’s Witching Hour 614 S. 11th St. Fri.-Sat. 11 p.m., $10, 651.6795 facebook.com/bbwitchinghour The Witching Hour is the Blue Barn’s late night ensemble theater company, now in its seventh season. This one sounds like a gem. As the title suggests, it’s an examination […]

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Two Giants

Fences and Talk Radio in review by Warren Francke Neither is tall, but both men tower like stage giants in starkly different roles. In Fences, John Beasley plays Troy, scarred by an abusive father and the mid-century bigotry that denied his baseball talent. In Talk Radio, Jerry Longe is far removed from his annual Scrooge […]

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Graphic Art

Erotic Body as Text show finishes at RNG Gallery Even the most prudish of viewers will tolerate the occasional nude in art; that is, as long as it is properly ensconced in a proper museum. That said, past and current staff at the Joslyn Art Museum could regale readers with tales of offended viewers who […]

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Booked

Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free family literacy program designed to strengthen participants’ interest and skills in reading and talking about books, began last week and will run every Saturday morning through November at two Omaha Public Library branches: the South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., and the Charles B. Washington branch, 2868 Ames […]

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Omaha Science Café

Oct. 5 Omaha Science Café Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St., 7-8 p.m., FREE, unmc.edu/sciencecafe With the constant media battle between MSNBC and Fox News, or Sarah Palin’s plight to prove conservative women are more attractive than liberal women, we as a nation definitely have a high school cafeteria way of handling the issues amongst political […]

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Michael Bolton

Oct. 4 Michael Bolton Holland Performing Arts Center 1200 Douglas St. 7:30 p.m., $35-$95, 345.0606 omahaperformingarts.org You may know him from “Dancing with the Stars” or you may know him from the radio. Here’s what you need to know: Singer Michael Bolton is coming to Omaha for one night at the Holland Performing Arts Center. […]

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Omaha Green Homes Tour

Oct. 2 Omaha Green Homes Tour UNO, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $5, greenomahacoalition.org Most people know the reasons to go green: save the environment, save money, decrease dependence on foreign oil, etc. Despite positive reasons to reduce our carbon footprint, some people need a little help getting a green program going. […]

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Conscious Perception

Oct. 1-2 Conscious Perception Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. Noon-9 p.m., FREE, 651.2327 bancroftstreetmarket.com Through collaborations, Conscious Perception brings together an array of performers, poets and painters while examining the connections between humans and the natural world. Visual art will impose upon poetry, performance art will expand paintings, and all media will seek […]

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