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Omaha Events

From festivals, sporting events and live music to art shows, stage productions and special exhibits, you'll find a variety of events to enjoy when you visit Omaha.

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LEGO: Travel Adventure

Through September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 500 S. 20th St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Omaha Children's Museum
  • Times: Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm/Sat: 9am-5pm/Sun: 1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults 16-59 & Kids 2-15, $8 Seniors 60+, FREE for Children under 2 & Members
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What will you build in the new exhibit LEGO® Travel Adventure? Children and their families are invited to use LEGO® bricks to create their own imaginary dream machines.

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

Through September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Mon & Wed-Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sun 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Adult $9, Seniors $7, Children $6, Members & Under 2 - Free
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Step into the world of archaeologists, Egyptologists and other researchers through multiple hands-on elements, immersive storytelling, and real mummies and artifacts. The exhibition challenges visitor...

18th Annual Taste of Omaha

May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 800 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68106
  • Venue: Taste of Omaha
  • Times: Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 11am-8pm
  • Admission: Free
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Omaha's largest outdoor festival on the riverfront showcases over 50 area restaurants with exciting national live entertainment and activities on five different stages. Eat, watch cooking demos, brow...

PLAY at KANEKO

May 30, 2015 to August 16, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm/Sat: 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free
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View interactive installations and exhibitions exploring the different types of play and how they fit into daily living at different points in one's life. Public opening is Saturday, May 30, 11am&ndas...

Improv Genesis

May 28, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Address: 1618 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: The Backline
  • Times: From: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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See a mix of our most veteran improv players along with some up-and-comers. This is our night to experiment with new shows, so you might see something you've never seen ever before.

Game Night

May 29, 2015 (Every Friday)

The first hour is filled with our best improv teams, followed by our signature show 'Interrogated' where you confess and we make fun of, and we end with an improv competition.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Dinner Detective Omaha

May 30, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy a delicious 4 course meal, award winning show, interrogations, clues prizes, and so much more!

This May Hurt a Bit: Medicine in Old Omaha Exhibit

Through February 16, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues: 10am-8pm/Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm/Sun:1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults/$7 Seniors/$6 Children (3-12)/Free 2 & Under
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This exhibit takes visitors to just after Omaha's founding and the colorful world of medicine that early settlers encountered.

Riitta Ikonen: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Leaf Exhibit

Through June 27, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
  • Address: 724 S. 12th Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Riitta Ikonen’s work threads memory, myth, imagination and a romantic view of the natural world through a series of long-term projects.

Station to Station: The Burlington and KETV Exhibit

Through October 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues: 10am-8pm/Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm/Sun:1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults/$7 Seniors/$6 Children (3-12)/Free for Members & 2 and Under
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The Burlington Station opened in 1898. After sitting empty, the building will have a new lease on life through the entrepreneurial spirit of one of Omaha's premier news organizations, KETV.

Salsa Sunday

May 31, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 1012 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: House of Loom
  • Times: 7:30pm-2am
  • Admission: $7

Enjoy a salsa dancing class at 7:30pm with DJ Blandon Joiner, with social dancing to follow at 9pm. All levels welcome!

Batter Up! Baseball Stars of the 1950s Exhibit

Through November 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Boys Town Visitor Center 137th & W Dodge Rd, Boys Town, NE 68010
  • Venue: Boys Town
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm/Sat: 9am-4pm/Sun: 11am-4pm
  • Admission: Free
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Experience an era gone by through a collection of baseball cards featuring stars from the 1950s.

Spring Forever Young Movie Series

Through June 13, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Saturday)

An eclectic program for our Spring Forever Young Family & Children's Series is sure to delight film lovers of all ages. Films include Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Chicken Run and more.

Journey of Memory: Allen Say

Through August 09, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This exhibition explores the technical mastery and thematic complexity of the prolific artist and children’s book author Allen Say, winner of the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather’s Journey....

Brett Erickson & Patricia James Exhibits

Through May 29, 2015 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Fred Simon Gallery at the Nebraska Arts Council Offices
  • Address: 1004 Farnam Street, LL, Omaha, 68102
  • Times: From: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Nebraska photographers Brett Erickson and Patricia James showcase their latest works in this dual exhibit.

Great Directors: Robert Altman

Through June 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A fourteen-film retrospective celebrating one of the most important American directors of the 20th Century. View modern classics and more from Altman’s 40-year career.

Union Station: Built to Last Exhibit

Through January 03, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Times: Tues: 10am-8pm; Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun: 1-5pm
  • Admission: $9 Adults; $7 Seniors; $6 Children (3-12); FREE Members and 2 and under
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We'll take a look back at what makes our home - Union Station - unique. Every facet from the imposing terracotta exterior to the yummiest of treats in the soda fountain will be explored in this intera...

"Rediscover the Original" All-Members Show

Through May 31, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This show will open with a reception 6-9pm May 1, 2015. During weekends, visitors may contribute to a large-scale reinterpretation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” combined with an Omaha...

Gangsters and Tunnels: Douglas County and Prohibition Exhibit

Through April 19, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: General Crook House Museum
  • Address: 5730 N. 30th St. 11b, Omaha, NE 68111
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm/Sat-Sun: 1pm-4pm
  • Admission: $6 Suggested Donation
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The Douglas County Historical Society takes a look at the history of prohibition in Omaha with an exhibit– the Temperance movement, the distillers, the bootleggers, and the gangsters.

Rediscover the Original Exhibit

Through May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Rediscover the Original highlights distinct visions of artist-members and engages visitors with hands-on activities.

Omaha Farmers Market: Old Market

Through October 17, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Old Market
  • Address: Harney to Jackson Sts and 10th to 13th Sts, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Old Market
  • Times: 8am-12:30pm
  • Admission: Free
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Celebrate the 22nd season of making locally grown foods accessible. Shop fresh produce, unique products, baked goods, meats and cheeses, and more from 100+ vendors.

Omaha Farmers Market: Aksarben Village

Through October 18, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Shop fresh produce, unique products, baked goods, meats and cheeses, and more from 100+ vendors.

'Maiz' Exhibit

Through October 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 4701 South 25 Street, Omaha, NE 68107
  • Venue: El Museo Latino
  • Times: Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-5pm/Tues, Thurs: 1-5pm/Sat: 10am-2pm
  • Admission: $5 General/$3.40 Seniors & K-12/ $4 College Students w/ID/ Free for Members
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Maíz was developed and organized in collaboration with the Museo de Filatelia in Oaxaca, Mexico and El Museo Latino in Omaha. Maíz features works by 24 artists from Oaxaca and Omaha. Op...

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

Through June 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 614 S. 11th Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Blue Barn Theatre
  • Times: Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm/Sun times vary
  • Admission: $30 Adults, $25 Students & Seniors
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Join us as the Stage Manager guides us through this elegant portrait of the ordinary but remarkable joys and sorrows that define our lives.

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

Through June 07, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Omaha Community Playhouse
  • Address: 6915 Cass St, Omaha, NE 68132
  • Venue: Omaha Community Playhouse
  • Times: Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm/Sun: 2pm
  • Admission: $36 Adults/$22 Students
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One of the greatest theatrical masterpieces of all time. As George and Martha's marriage falls apart, their new friends, Nick and Honey, become pawns in their cruel mind games. A war of words and exer...

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