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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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Gardens Gone Wild at Lauritzen Gardens

Through October 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Lauritzen Gardens
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $10 Adults/$5 for Children (6-12)/Free for Under 6
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More than 30 whimsical sculptures by nationally-acclaimed wildlife sculptor Dan Ostermiller find summer residency in the beautiful surroundings of Lauritzen Gardens.

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...

The '90s Can Eat My Shorts

Through September 05, 2015 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1801 Vinton St, Omaha, NE 68108
  • Venue: Apollon
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Admission: $35 Adults/$20 Students (incl. dinner)
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Since we tackled the '80s last year, join us for this themed performance, food, and art event where we'll finally try to sort out the '90s.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Dinner Detective Omaha

August 29, 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.

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

August 30, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Location: House of Loom
  • 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 1950s baseball cards. Stop by the Hall of History and see a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and other sports memorabilia.

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 look back at what makes our home-Union Station-unique. Every facet will be explored in this interactive exhibit.

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.

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 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.

Rockbrook Village® Friday Concerts

Through August 28, 2015 (Every Friday)

Local musicians will entertain families every Friday night this summer. Bring family, friends, and a lawn chair for a delightful evening. Dine and shop in Rockbrook Village before the concert!

Brandon Ballangée: 'Collapse' Exhibit

Through October 10, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Artist and biologist Brandon Ballangée responds to the crisis of the world's fisheries and the unraveling of the Gulf of Mexico's food chain after the 2010 oil spill.

Comedy in Omaha at The Backline

August 27, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1618 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: The Backline Comedy Theatre
  • Times: Thurs: 8-11pm/Fri: 9-11:45pm/Sat: 8-11:30pm
  • Admission: $4 Thurs, $8 Fri, $10 Sat (entire night pricing)
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Primarily long-form improv, we also host standup shows,  short-form improv shows, and occasionally sketch shows. Our premiere show is INTERROGATED every Friday at 10pm.

Kon Trubkovich Exhibition

Through October 11, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Working across media, Kon Trubkovich, a Russian immigrant, reflects on the nature of memory and personal history.

Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln

Through October 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 2200 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102
  • Venue: Joslyn Art Museum
  • Times: Tues-Wed & Fri - Sun: 10am-4pm/Thurs: 10am-8pm
  • Admission: $10 Adults/Free Ages 17 & Under, College Students w/ ID & Members
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New work uncovered by 37 local artists in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and ceramics.

Flight Through Time: The Harr Collection by Charles Hubbell

Through September 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 28210 West Park Hwy (I-80, Exit #426), Ashland, NE 68003
  • Venue: Strategic Air & Space Museum
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Admission: $12 Adults/$11 Seniors & Military/$6 Children (4-12)

View this lithograph collection of aviation art created by Charles Hubbell, a licensed pilot and one of the most recognized commercial aviation artists in the country.

Salsa Thursday

Through September 10, 2015 (Every Thursday)
  • Location: Rehab Lounge
  • Address: 2615 - South 120th st., Omaha, NE 68135
  • Times: 7pm-2am
  • Admission: $5 Cover before 10pm/$7 Cover after 10pm
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Need a break on a Thursday night? Come to Salsa Thursday at Rehab Lounge! Free salsa dance lesson at 7:30pm.

Sights on Sounds: Summer 2015 Movie Series

Through August 30, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Fans of great music and great story will enjoy this recurring series of music documentaries chronicling session musicians.

#BemisPainters, 1982–2015

Through October 10, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

An installation of more than 30 works of art proving that painting by Bemis artists-in-residence is an ever-changing genre.

Buddy Graves with Shay, Mark and Friends

Through December 25, 2015 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Touch of Class Lounge
  • Address: 112th and Fort streets, Omaha, NE
  • Times: 8-12pm
  • Admission: Free

On Friday nights we're swinging with live music! Buddy Graves, Shay Beninato, Mark Jaunty and friends will play a variety of jazz standards and more.

"Pieces of Minds" Exhibit

Through August 30, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

View work from: Duane Adams, painting and ceramics; Margie Schimenti, photography and mixed media; Pete Wroblewski, bronze sculpture.

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