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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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On-Going Events

Nature Connects 2: Art with LEGO® Bricks

January 17, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $10 Adults/$5 for Children (6-12)/Free for Under 6
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View 27 new sculptures inspired by the natural world made entirely of 300,000 LEGO® bricks. Make your own LEGO® brick creations, and enjoy a variety of LEGO®-inspired events.

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

February 07, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Durham Museum
  • Admission: Adult $9, Seniors $7, Children $6, Members & Under 2 - Free
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This exhibition from the Kent State University Museum features more than 35 costumes worn in 21 films and 6 stage productions as well as other personal items spanning Hepburn’s illustrious caree...

I Hate Hamlet

April 17, 2015 to May 10, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Andrew, an aspiring actor, has landed the role of a lifetime as Hamlet. There is just one problem...he hates Hamlet. Check out this fast-paced, fencing-packed and funny play.

Mamma Mia!

April 24, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Orpheum Theater
  • Address: 409 S 16th St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Omaha Performing Arts
  • Times: Fri: 8pm/Sat 2 & 8pm/Sun: 1:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Admission: $35 & Up
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Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. This smash-hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Quee...

Improv Genesis

July 24, 2014 (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

July 25, 2014 (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

January 10, 2015

America's largest murder mystery dinner show! 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

January 24, 2015 to 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.

American Tapestry Biennial

February 06, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm/Sat: 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free
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This international, juried, traveling exhibition highlights the best of international contemporary handwoven tapestry.

Fiber Legends

February 06, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 1111 Jones St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm/Sat: 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free
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Fiber Legends explores the different ways in which fiber art conveys movement, captures and transmits culture, and functions as fine art through the works of Nick Cave, Sheila Hicks and Jon Eric ...

Florabunda

February 06, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm/Sat: 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free
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Florabunda, part of the collective exhibition FIBER, showcases bright designs of historically prominent fabric designers during the golden age of the Hawaiian shirt. Also on display will be historic p...

Global Threads

February 06, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1111 Jones St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm/Sat: 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free
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The Global Threads exhibition will consist of the works, collections and scholarship for several FIBER artists from around the globe, including Yoshiko Wada (Japan), Jessica Hemmings, (Scotland) Mary ...

The Quilted Conscience Project

February 06, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1111 Jones Street, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Kaneko
  • Times: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm/Sat: 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free
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Part of the FIBER collective exhibition, the Quilted Conscience Project is an arts education experience that fosters intergenerational and cross-cultural bonds between people who, otherwise, might nev...

Andrew Borowiec Photography Exhibition

February 07, 2015 to May 17, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Joslyn Art Museum
  • Times: Tues - Wed & Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Thurs 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Andrew Borowiec has been photographing the changing landscape of industrial America for more than 25 years. This installation features images from his Along the Ohio series and work from his recent pr...

American Moderns 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

February 08, 2015 to May 17, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Joslyn Art Museum
  • Admission: Adults $10; Free for Ages 17 & Under, College Students & Joslyn Members
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Between 1910 and 1960, the art world witnessed dramatic transformations. This exhibition explores the ways American artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Ke...

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

February 19, 2015 to June 27, 2015
  • 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 pursued alone or in conjunction with regular collaborators.

Station to Station: The Burlington and KETV Exhibit

February 21, 2015 to 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

March 29, 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!

"The Freak Show" feat. Metal and Wood Works

March 31, 2015 to April 26, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Jefferson Davis and Dax Sterner bring metal sculptures and up-cycled wood pieces to “The Freak Show: Where Metal & Wood Collide." The artists will host a First Friday opening reception ...

First Friday Old Market

April 03, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Location: Various Locations
  • Address: Harney to Jackson Sts. and 10th to 13th Sts., Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Old Market
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
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Stroll distinctive brick streets to live music, ride Ollie the Trolley for free between venues, and ignite your imagination with art.

Spring Forever Young Movie Series

April 04, 2015 to 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. Check website f...

Theresa and Harry Crook: Artworks from Their Estate exhibit

April 10, 2015 to May 02, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1806 Vinton Street, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Gallery 72
  • Times: Wed-Sat: 10am-6pm (Gallery Hours)
  • Admission: Free
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Harry and Theresa Crook were active supporters and collectors of visual artworks from local, regional and national artists. Harry passed way in March 2011, leaving a large collection of artworks-many ...

This B**** is Goin' Down: Titanic Themed Art Exhibition

April 10, 2015 to May 02, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1801 Vinton Street, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Apollon
  • Times: Wed-Sat: 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Free
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At The Apollon, we explore the last evening on this illustrious ship, beginning with all the opulence and luxury we idolize and continuing to the point where chaos and panic ensue.

Journey of Memory: Allen Say Exhibition

April 11, 2015 to August 09, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Joslyn Art Museum
  • Times: Tues-Wed & Fri-Sun 10 AM - 4 PM; Thurs 10 AM-8 PM
  • Admission: Free
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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....

This B**** is Goin' Down: An Evening on the Titanic

April 11, 2015 to May 02, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1801 Vinton Street, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Apollon
  • Times: 7:30-10pm
  • Admission: $25-$35 (includes dinner)
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From recreating the final dinner in the first class dining room to skimping on the lifeboats that might have saved you, become a passenger on the RMS Titanic's fateful voyage with this performance exp...

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