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or locals or visitors looking to enjoy a fun night out, there might be no better destination than Omaha’s own DJ’s Dugout. And, with a new venue in North Downtown, Omahans can get their DJ’s fix at one of three locations. Standing prominently on the corner of 10th and Capitol, DJ’s Dugout is Omaha’s ultimate sports bar. Occupying over 11,000 square feet, the restaurant boasts forty 50-inch plasma televisions, eight high-definition big-screen projectors, and an awe-inspiring 103-inch plasma television. And, for those that might not be interested in the big game, DJ’s also features Keno and an extensive menu of burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. “We have a phenomenal Saturday and Sunday football following,” says Sunni Renner, general manager of DJ’s Dugout Downtown. “The area needed us. There’s not a true full-blown sports bar down here. And we have every TV sports package. It doesn’t matter what you want to watch, we’ll get your game on. That’s what sets us apart.” The downtown location is also sure to draw a big College World Series crowd this June, as fans pop in

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to catch televised games or get a reprieve from the sun and heat. DJ’s Dugout has a storied history, having been a popular Omaha hotspot for nearly 20 years. In 1993, owner Darwin Hansen bought the Scorecard on 25th and Cornhusker in Bellevue and changed the name to DJ’s Dugout. Six years later, he bought the Scorecard on 114th and Dodge, which would become the second DJ’s location. In 2009, Hansen moved the Bellevue location to a new building on 23rd and Cornhusker. And, in January, 2011, Hansen unveiled the third and biggest DJ’s Dugout in the quickly developing NoDo district. Of course, DJ’s Dugout isn’t just known for its bar food and astonishing collection of TVs. Nestled in the back of both the West Omaha and Downtown Omaha locations is Blazin’ Pianos, omahapublications.com


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Omaha’s only dueling piano bar. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, patrons can watch as professional players from across the country face each other and honor requests from the crowd. “Fridays and Saturdays are packed,” says Renner. “On Thursdays, we often rent out the Piano Bar for private parties, at no charge. And, there’s a removable wall between DJ’s and Blazin Pianos that allows for perfect sound in both areas.” Just like it says on the Blazin’ Pianos website, expect a “fast-paced, high-energy rock and roll improv show featuring the best dueling piano players from all over the country.” “We play largely classic rock covers,” describes Keith Allen, the entertainment director for DJ’s Dugout and a regular performer at Blazin’ Pianos. “But once in a while, a rap or hip-hop song will come up.” A Florida native, Allen started playing piano at age 16. By 18, he was successfully dueling in Atlanta’s competitive music scene. Allen schedules all the entertainment for DJ’s Dugout, flying in the performers from different parts of the U.S. “Anything that has to do with pianos is my job, and I’ve got the best job in the world,” he explains. “As a performer, I typically rotate between the downtown and 114th locations. The crowds are different at each location, which makes it all the more interesting.” Without question, DJ’s Dugout is one of the premier hangouts in Omaha. “All three locations are thriving,” shares Renner. “We love our customers, and look forward to many more years in Omaha. For more information, visit www.djsdugout.com and

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t has for decades been the vehicle that fuels a particularly popular genre of family fun. Such iconic figures as Mickey, Snoopy and, more recently, the impish Stewie (of Family Guy fame) have wafted their way through the concrete canyons of New York City in the great tradition that is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while their more earthbound inflatable cousins have long been a familiar mainstay at fairs and school carnivals. Now the power of hot air will again take on larger-than-life proportions with the June 23rd arrival of Architects of Air, the centerpiece of Midtown Crossing’s Sight & Sounds: An Unprecedented Week of Wonder. The Architects of Air “luminarium” is a monumental inflatable structure that will rise in Midtown Crossing’s Turner Park. More than a stunning visual treat, the luminarium offers an experience of total immersion in an 11,000-square-foot labyrinth of tunnels punctuated by towering domes. Each visit to Architects of Air promises a unique rainbow tableau as its panels of specially produced plastic surfaces filter the day’s weather conditions to render an ever-changing array of ethereal hues that subtly morph in response to the gentle interplay of sun and cloud, light and shadow. It is “an architecture that is somewhere between a womb and a cathedral,” said Alan Parkinson, the designer and founder of the British-based Architects of Air. Residing at the unlikely intersection of Gothic sensibilities juxtaposed against Islamic elements, the awe-inspiring maze, he added, “Very quickly takes people into another world.” The “sounds” half of Sight & Sounds: An Unprecedented Week of Wonder will be delivered through an eclectic mix of under-the-stars reveries in a series of free Turner Park concerts and special performances featuring some of Omaha’s most notable music acts and other stage talents. The effort is collaboration between Midtown Crossing and

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the Nebraska Arts Council. Full details on the slate of events and ticketing information for Architects of Air may be found at midtowncrossing.com. “When they first presented the idea to us,” said Clayton Chapman, the award-winning chef/co-owner of Midtown Crossing’s The Grey Plume, “I knew that not only would my family have to be the first in line for Architects of Air, but that it also represents just another great example of how Midtown Crossing is contributing to and making an impact on the community—for all of us and all of our families—in creative, oneof-kind ways.” The bustling live-work-play development, home to the popular Jazz on the Green series, Yoga Rocks the Park and Mid-Week Farmers Market, has transformed Turner Park and the surrounding area from a decidedly shabby no man’s land into a vibrant magnet for urban explorations of all stripes. The internationally acclaimed Architects of Air is just one way, explained Midtown Crossing Marketing Director Molly Skold, that the sprawling development aims to “put the ‘town’ back into ‘Midtown.’” Midtown Crossing offers a year-round calendar crammed with a host of crowd-pleasing events, but don’t let the sun set on June without being enveloped in the aural glow of the singular experience known as Architects of Air. The luminarium will be open to the public June 23rd through the 30th from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets will be available for same-day purchase at Midtown Crossing for $5. Special rates for groups of 10 or more, children 2 and under are free. The event is wheelchair accessible. readonlinenow.com

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Omaha Patio Ride rolls through the Old Market

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e all know that bicycling is good for us and that it can be a fun activity, too. But did you know that Omaha now has a giant bike that really is a party on wheels? It’s called Omaha Patio Ride and it’s a great way to exercise while having fun! Patio Ride is a giant bike that holds up to 16 passengers and is perfect to rent out for your next event. The party bike is similar in concept to a party bus and is about the size of cargo van. Its average rate of speed is somewhere between five to eight miles per hour. Also known as a pedibus, cycle pub, beer bike, or bierbike, the Patio Ride is a multi-passenger, human-powered vehicle. The passengers provide the pedaling while a driver does the steering. Pretty awesome, isn’t it? “A barista can be requested, but most of the time, it’s a participant that does the serving. People bring their own refreshments and drinks. You can bring pretty much whatever you like. It is all about having a good time in one of the best areas for ambiance, the Old Market,” states A.C. Clouthier, one of the owners. Human-powered party bikes have been in use for decades in many countries around the world and have grown into several families of vehicles for a variety of purposes, including tourist rentals and private touring. Omaha Patio Ride is ideal for all kind of parties and events such as birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties, pub-crawls, progressive dinner parties, team-building outings, conventions, parades, customized Old Market tours, College World Series parties, and any promotion where you want to have a festive, active time. The ideas are endless! You dream up the occasion and Omaha Patio Ride will provide the pedal-power bus.

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The Patio Ride is fairly new to Omaha. “We brought the Patio Ride to the Old Market area last summer and have been getting rave reviews from the public,” says A.C. Ownership is really a group of guys to include brothers Kevin, Matt, and Kent Letnes, and of course, A.C. Clouthier. It is very easy to book a ride or get more information, just go to www.omahapatioride.com. The website can also give you the number of people already signed up; which is great if you don’t have a party of 16 and would like to join up with others. You can also send an email to OmahaPatioRide@gmail.com and A.C. will get right back to you. Omaha Patio Ride pricing is very reasonable, A.C. said. Weekdays are $150 an hour for the entire bus; weekends, $180 an hour. Rides typically vary from two to three hours long and can be booked any time of day. You must be 18 to go on Omaha Patio Ride. The ride is launched from Julio’s at 13th and Howard daily and also ends at this point. “It’s really a fun, little party on wheels,” says A.C. “The more fun your group is, the more fun you will have. It is absolutely a very interactive party, and you can even bring your own music. Come join us and have the best time ever!” readonlinenow.com

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Cover Story

Autumn Pruitt

“” We wanted to be in the heart of the inner city. -Autumn Pruitt

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The North Omaha native finds her sweet spot in downtown’s Bliss Bakery story by Wendy Townley | photos by minorwhitestudios.com

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ucked away at the bottom of Jones Street in the Old Market sits a cozy pair of adjoining businesses where friends and students alike gather for hours on end. On a warm and sunny Friday afternoon at Aromas Coffeehouse, a handful of fresh-faced, college-age students have hunkered down here with their technological gear in tow. Laptops on, smart phones out, earbuds in and, of course, coffee cups close at hand. Autumn Pruitt is among the crowd, looking very much like these young adults. And she is. At age 25, Pruitt isn’t much older than these caffeinated patrons. Only difference is, Pruitt’s the owner. Wearing her signature apron, her brown hair tied back in a ponytail, Pruitt has made Aromas—and the neighboring Bliss Bakery—her home-away-from-home for a handful of years. A 2005 graduate of Omaha North High School, Pruitt grew up in a family of bakers. Her fond childhood memories feature hours spent in the kitchen alongside her mom and grandparents. Pruitt

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credits her mother for her bravery in the kitchen. “If you can follow directions, you can bake,” Pruitt says of her mom’s advice. At Milligan College in Tennessee, Pruitt majored in business and humanities. She and her husband, Luke, wed in 2007 and moved back to their roots and their families in Omaha. Before it was Bliss Bakery, it was Bickford Bakery, which is where Pruitt began down the flour-coated, sugar-sweetened path to eventually become the small business owner she is today. Pruitt eventually purchased Bickford and renamed it Bliss Bakery. With a menu of “better than homemade” birthday cakes and cupcakes, caketinis, cinnamon rolls, pineapple bars, as well as custom omahapublications.com


bakery items, Bliss has something for virtually any sweet tooth. The shop also features gluten-free options for the health-conscious or those with food allergies. Last summer, Pruitt assumed ownership of Aromas Coffeehouse next door. The business pairing seemed purely natural. The past few years have been a whirlwind for Pruitt and her husband, who, when he’s not at Aromas or Bliss, works full-time as the music minister for StoneBridge Christian Church near 156th and Fort streets. Pruitt lends her singing voice to the church’s choir on Sundays, and enjoys gardening and running when time permits. The couple also finds time to spend with their two rabbits, Jojo and Asher. When the couple moved home to Omaha, they bypassed the expanding suburbs of West Omaha for the neighborhood of 40th and Ames streets. It’s where Pruitt grew up, attending Florence Elementary School and, later, McMillan Magnet Center as a young girl. Pruitt says she often experiences a reaction of raised eyebrows when folks learn of her (new) home base. “We wanted to be in the heart of the inner city,” she explains. “There has been a lot of flight to the suburbs [in Omaha], but we absolutely love our neighborhood. There’s a lot of good people and great restaurants. Plus, we really like our house.” Moving home to North Omaha has allowed Pruitt to reconnect with old friends and even her former teachers from Florence and McMillan. But Pruitt’s reach extended well beyond Omaha (and Nebraska) when, last year, she and fellow baker Kacie Burkum appeared on the Food Network program Cupcake Wars. While Bliss Bakery didn’t survive until the end, Pruitt says the experience was wonderful and even yielded customer calls from around the country. readonlinenow.com

Bliss Bakery’s menu features birthday cakes, cupcakes, caketinis, cinnamon rolls, pineapple bars, as well as custom bakery items. The sweet treats pair perfectly with a beverage from Aromas Coffeehouse.

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his summer, both Omahans and visitors alike will find a wealth of events and attractions to enjoy. Whether you’re a sports nut, a fan of theatre and the arts, a foodie or wine connoisseur, or a music lover, there’s something for everyone in Omaha this season, and many events are family-friendly and free! In town for one event? Why not spend the night (or two) and take in a few!

Get ready to plan your summer of fun in the Big O!

For the Sports Fan 2012 NCAA Men’s College World Series, TD Ameritrade Park, June 14-26. The NCAA Men’s College World Series returns on the Road to Omaha® for the Greatest Show on Dirt®. Since 1950, the College World Series has been held in Omaha, and it has become a major event for summer tourists. Starting with the Opening Celebration Day on Thursday, June 14 at TD Ameritrade Park, the College World Series kicks off with team autograph sessions, batting practices, opening ceremonies, and fireworks. The opening rounds begin on Friday, June 15 and are played until either Thursday, June 21 or Friday, June 22, if necessary. The best-of-three Championship Series begins on Sunday, June 24 where teams will bat it out to become the next College World Series champions. Will it be South Carolina again, or will college baseball fans have a new champion to celebrate? Free admission for the openingday celebration. Ticket prices vary per game/seating. 1200 Mike Fahey St. For more information, visit www.cwsomaha.com or call 402-554-4404.

U.S. Olympic Team Swim Trials, CenturyLink Center Omaha, June 25 – July 2. The U.S. Olympic Team Swim Trials are returning to the CenturyLink Center this summer. The weeklong competition will draw the best swimmers in the country—from Michael Phelps to Missy Franklin—to prove their prowess and win a spot in the 2012 Olympics in London. Omaha previously hosted the Swim Trials in 2008. With over 160,000 fans in attendance, the 2008 trials smashed the previous attendance record for a U.S. swimming event. With 1,500 swimmers projected to compete, the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Swim Trials are shaping up to be faster, fiercer, and bigger than ever! Preliminary trials will begin at 10am daily, and finals will be held at 7pm daily. 455 N. 10th St. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.centurylinkcenteromaha.com or call 402-341-1500.

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17th Cox Classic, Champions Run Country Club, July 30 - August 5. The Cox Classic, presented by Lexus of Omaha, enters its 17th year in Omaha. Again this year, Champions Run Golf Club will host the annual event, which attract some of golf’s premier contenders on the Nationwide Tour. Since the tournament’s inception, more than $1.9 Million has been raised for local charities. With 113,000 spectators in 2011 (Thursday – Sunday), the Cox Classic has become one of Omaha’s most popular annual sporting events, second only to the College World Series. The Cox Classic 2012 schedule of events includes: a ProAm Pairing Party, a Subway Restaurant Youth Clinic; an Autograph Day; and daily Michelob Ultra 19th Hole Parties in addition to the pro tournament. Visit www.coxclassic.com for details. For tickets and packages, call the tournament office, 402-399-1800.

For the Music Lover Jazz on the Green, Midtown Crossing at Turner Park, Thursdays, July 5 – August 9. Join Omaha Performing Arts on Thursdays this summer for Jazz on the Green. The cherished concert series is held in Turner Park, located in the heart of Midtown Crossing. Since 1985 more than half a million people have spent Thursday evenings relaxing on the lawn while listening to the music of Jazz on the Green. This year’s concert line-up will feature an assortment of Jazz styles—from boogie woogie and big band swing to Latin rhythms and funk melodies. There is sure to be something that will appeal to all Jazz lovers— and perhaps inspire new fans. Lead sponsors include Mutual of Omaha, Alegent Health and Omaha Steaks. Concerts offer free Admission and free parking. 
Venue opens for seating at 5pm. Concerts begin at 7pm. For more information and a schedule of performers, visit www.jazzonthegreenomaha.com.

Red Sky Music Festival, TD Ameritrade Park, July 17-22. The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority and Live Nation have come together to bring top entertainment and breakout artists to Downtown Omaha for the Red Sky Music Festival, now in its second year. The festival will feature all genres of artists on three stages, including winners of the Battle of the Local Bands. Main stage featured bands and musicians, as well as featured bands and musicians on Stages B+C, include some of the hottest touring groups and performers today. Each Main Stage ticket purchase includes a one-day pass for the Festival Grounds, Stages B+C, good for admission on the day listed on the ticket. For more information on Omaha’s premier music festival and names of acts as they’re announced, go to www.redskyfestival.com. Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival, Lewis & Clark Landing, 515 Riverfront Dr., July 13-14. The rich smooth sounds of jazz and blues will permeate through Downtown Omaha as national, regional and local artist will perform some of the greatest music jazz and blues has to offer. Plenty of food and beverage will be available for purchase. Tickets available for sale at Ticket Omaha box office, Homer’s, Lefores New Look Fashion and Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, or at www.ticketomaha.com. For a list of performers, ticket prices and additional info, visit www.omahajazzandblues. com for more information.

For Food and Spirits Enthusiasts 2nd Annual Omaha Beer Fest, Aksarben Village, 67th & Center streets, May 18-19. Enjoy a good brew? Stop by the 2nd Annual Omaha Beer Fest. The festival allows patrons to choose from over 150 beers from over 40 breweries at tented booths throughout beautiful Stinson Park at Aksarben Village. Mix and mingle with brewmasters and VIPs in the brewing industry,

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an array delicious foods, barbeque, and unique handcrafted wines from some of the best wineries in the country. Included: A Nebraska Wine Showcase, and a Food & Wine Experience VIP Sessions. Music from local bands and musicians and a variety of family entertainment, including Marketplace Village, arts & crafts, feature displays, pony rides, and activities for the kids will also be featured. Balloons launch by 7:30pm. Gates open at 5pm to give spectators an early glimpse at the hot air balloons as pilots assemble them for their flights. (Weather Permitting) Visit www.showofficeonline.com/ NebraskaWineBallloonFestival for more info.

For the Theatre & Arts Lover 38th Annual Summer Arts Festival, Along Gene Leahy Mall, Downtown Omaha, June 8-10. Omaha’s premier destination for art & entertainment, held in Downtown Omaha. Featuring 135 of the nation’s finest visual artists, two stages of continuous entertainment including national performers, and a large, hands-on children’s fair. A free event perfect for art lovers and families alike. For a list of exhibiting artists, performing musicians and food vendors and more, visit www.summerarts.org

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Summer Fun In Omaha! 26th Annual Shakespeare on the Green, Elmwood Park, University of Omaha Campus, June 21-July 6. Elmwood Park will again host the annual Nebraska Shakespeare on the Green, a free, open-air event on the UNO campus. Over the years, Shakespeare on the Green has become a beloved summer tradition, and the festival has gained national recognition for its high-quality productions as well as for the beauty of its park setting. The event is also a wonderful way to enjoy two of the Bard’s plays: Julius Caesar: June 21-24, July 6,8; The Comedy of Errors: June 28-30; July 5,7. Recurring every three days. Free admission. South of 64th & Dodge sts. Activities at 6pm, pre-show seminars at 6:30pm, performance at 8pm. For more information, visit www. nebraskashakespeare.com or call 402-280-4396.

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To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, 22th & Dodge Streets, Through June 3. To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum exhibit will explore the ancient Egyptians’ beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife; mummification; the conduct of a funeral; and the different types of tombs. For more information, visit www.joslyn.org or call 402-342-3300. Mindbender Mansion Exhibit, The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th Street, May 26Sept. 2. Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion this summer at Omaha’s Durham Museum. Created by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Mindbender Mansion is an eclectic place full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. This magical exhibition is fun for kids and adults of all ages. Go to www.durhammuseum.org to learn more.

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nights. Sure, there will still be the same nostalgic walk-up window, the same familiar outdoor seating to augment the new indoor tables, and the same family-friendly atmosphere. But also look to Zesto to re-establish its legacy as the adopted home away from home for rabid waves of Texans doing the “Hook ‘em Horns” hand gesture, all vying for a spot in line with a gaggle of strutting Gamecocks on sidewalks teeming with Tigers bellowing a throaty, Cajun-tinged “Et toi!” The original 13th Street Zesto remains open as owners study longterm options on the viability of maintaining an aging building that would require significant investment (fingers crossed) in order to keep their root beer floats afloat. Even before the first pitch can be thrown in the 2012 edition of the baseball classic, Zesto’s much-anticipated No-Do arrival has already registered with a national audience. “It was really tough last year without Zesto being within sight of the stadium,” explained ESPN baseball analyst Kyle Peterson. The Elkhorn native twice led the Stanford Cardinal to CWS appearances in the ‘90s before going on to pitch for the Milwaukee Brewers. “A highlight every year in the ESPN booth is when Zesto sends over some goodies, and they are also a huge favorite with our crew in the truck. If my voice seems a bit garbled at times during this year’s broadcast, it’s a good bet that there’s a straw and a Zesto shake to blame.” Now in its seventh decade as a pilgrimage destination for generations of baseball fans on “The Road to Omaha,” the American-as-apple-pie soundscape at Zesto will once again include the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd.

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restaurant, Ryan’s Bistro in West Omaha. With its proximity to the Orpheum Theater, the Zin Room is a popular pre-show dinner destination. Open seven days a week,the Zin Room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It features an extensive wine list, as well as several signature cocktails. It hosts live entertainment, wine dinners and cooking classes. The restaurant’s “7 for $7” lunch specials have become popular with many downtown office workers. Gish, 30, learned to cook at a young age. He grew up in the Blair, Neb.,-area and later moved to Omaha as a teen. He credits his Italian background with instilling in him a love for cooking. Growing up on a farm, he adds, gave him an appreciation for fresh produce. “I was always spending time in the kitchen,” Gish says. “That’s where I always wanted to be.” At 15, he bussed tables at a local restaurant. When his bosses discovered his knack for cooking, they moved him into the kitchen. After high school, Gish attended culinary school at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver before moving back to Omaha. He owned and operated Prestige Bistro & Catering in 2005 and 2006. He then worked as executive chef at his family’s Prestige World Class restaurant and lounge. In fall 2008, he opened his own place, Ryan’s Bistro, which Omaha-based Restaurants Inc., purchased last year. Gish says he enjoys working in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of restaurants and sharing his love of food with others. “I couldn’t see myself working at a desk all day.” The Zin Room is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, with the lounge open until 2 a.m. Information: 402-991-0660 or www.zinomaha.com.

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Antiques Antique Annex...F16............................ 402.932.3229 Fairmont Antique Mall...E17.................402.345.9746 Flying Worm Vintage...E16...................402.594.7061 The Imaginarium...D16.........................402.594.7061 Joe’s Collectibles...F16......................... 402.612.1543 J & S Antiques...D16........................... 402.306.6231 Second Chance Antiques...F16........... 402.346.4930

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Attractions & Entertainment Blue Barn Theatre...F17.......................402.345.1576 Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre...F17............402.502.4910 CenturyLink Center Omaha...H7.......... 402.341.1500 The Durham Museum...H19.................402.444.5071 Film Streams...D4................................ 402.933.0259 Henry Doorly Zoo...(3701 S. 10th St.).402.733.8401 Holland Performing Arts Center...E12.402.345.0606 Joslyn Art Museum...(2200 Dodge St.)......................... 402.342.3300 KANEKO...F17......................................402.341.3800 Lauritzen Gardens...(100 Bancroft St.).402.346.4002 Love’s Jazz & Arts Center...(24th & Lake)...................... 402.502.5291 MJ Carriage Service...(11th & Howard).402.453.6745 Ollie the Trolley......................................402.597.3596 Omaha Children’s Museum...(500 S. 20th St.)............. 402.342.6164 Omaha Symphony...A16...................... 402.342.3560 Opera Omaha...(1850 Farnam St.)......402.346.7372 Orpheum Theater...B15....................... 402.345.0606 The Rose Theater...(2001 Farnam St.).402.345.4849 TD Ameritrade Park Omaha...E3..........402.546.1800 Ticket Omaha...(www.ticketomaha.org)........................ 402.345.0606

Bars, Lounges & Pubs Bar 415...E15.......................................402.346.7455 BarryO’s...G15......................................402.341.8032 Billy Frogg’s Grill & Bar...F15................402.341.4427 Blue Sushi Sake Grill...E15.................. 402.408.5566 Capitol Lounge & Supper Club...G11... 402.934.5999 Denim & Diamonds...F14.....................402.504.4901 DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar/Blazin’ Pianos...G11................ 402.763.9974 The Dubliner Pub...E15........................ 402.342.5887 Eat the Worm...E16..............................402.614.4240 Embassy Suites Old Market...H16....... 402.346.9000 Farrell’s Bar & 9th St. Deli...H11...........402.884.8818 Havana Garage Cigar Bar...G15............402.614.3800 House of Loom...(1012 S. 10th St.).... 402.505.5494 J.D.Tucker’s...G15................................402.934.5190 Jackson St.Tavern...F14.......................402.991.5637 Julio’s Old Market...D16...................... 402.345.6921 La Buvette Wine & Grocery...G16........ 402.344.8627 M’s Pub...F15...................................... 402.342.2550 Mr.Toad’s...G15................................... 402.345.4488 Myth Lounge...F16.............................. 402.884.6985 Nosh Wine Lounge...G11...................... 402.614.2121 O Dining & Lounge...G14......................402.502.7888

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Rock Bottom Brewery...F15..................402.614.9333 Roja Old Market...E14........................... 402.346.9190 Shuck’s Fish House...(19th & Leavenworth)................. 402.614.5544 Spaghetti Works...F16.......................... 402.422.0770 Spencer’s @ Hilton Garden Inn...G12...402.280.8888 The Stadium Club Sports Bar & Grill...G15.................... 402.359.1290 Stokes Bar & Grill…F15.......................402.408.9000 Subway...E15.. 402.341.8814 Sullivan’s Steakhouse...B13................. 402.342.0077 Trini’s Mexican Restaurant...G15..........402.346.8400 Twisted Fork Grill & Bar...G15...............402.932.9600 Union Pizzeria & Sports Bar...C2......... 402.932.2929 Upstream Brewing Company...F16......402.344.0200 V.Mertz...G15.......................................402.345.8980 Vincenzo’s Ristorante...E15...................402.342.4010 Vivace...F15..........................................402.342.2050 Wheatfields Express...F15.....................402.991.0917 The Zin Room...B14.............................. 402.991.0660 Zio’s Pizzeria...F16................................402.344.2222

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Clothing & Accessories All About Me Boutique...G15................402.505.6000 American Apparel...D4.........................402.346.3000 Basic Tease...D16................................. 402.991.2869 Curbside Clothing...G16 Drastic Plastic...E16.............................402.346.8843 Flying Worm Vintage...E16................... 402.594.7061 The Lotus...E16....................................402.346.8080 Nebraska Clothing Co...G15 .................402.346.6114 Nouvelle Eve...F15.................................402.345.4811 Old Market Sundries...G16................... 402.345.8198 Overland Outfitters...G16.....................402.345.2900 Reserve Goodwill in the Market...E16...402.342.4102 Second Chance Antiques...F16............402.346.4930 Souq, Ltd...G15.................................... 402.342.2972 Trocadero...E15....................................402.934.8389 Urban Outfitters...D4.............................402.280.1936

Dining 801 Chophouse at the Paxton...C14.... 402.341.1222 Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine...G15............402.341.9616 Billy Frogg’s Grill & Bar...F15................402.341.4427 Blue Sushi Sake Grill...E15.................. 402.408.5566 The Boiler Room...F17..........................402.916.9274 Capitol Lounge & Supper Club...G11... 402.934.5999 Denim & Diamonds...F14.....................402.504.4901 The Diner...F15.....................................402.341.9870 DJ’s Dugout Sports Bar/Blazin’ Pianos...G11................ 402.763.9974 Eat the Worm...E16..............................402.614.4240 Falling Water Grille @ Embassy Suites...H16................. 402.346.9000 Farrell’s Bar & 9th St. Deli...H11...........402.884.8818 The Flatiron Cafe...(17th & Howard).... 402.344.3040 Hiro 88...D16....................................... 402.933-5168 House of Lee & California Bowl...E16 ..402.991.9330 Indian Oven...G15................................ 402.342.4856 Jackson St. Tavern...F17......................402.991.5637 Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen...C14.......... 402.342.3662 Joe Banana’s (1022 S.10th St.)...........402.346.7227 Julio’s Old Market...D16.........................402.345.692 Liberty Tavern...G7.............................. 402.998.4321 M’s Pub...F15...................................... 402.342.2550 Matsu Sushi...G14............................... 402.346.3988 Michael’s at the Market...F14...............402.346.1205 Nicola’s Italian Wine & Faire...E16....... 402.345.8466 O Dining & Lounge...G14......................402.502.7888 O’Connors Irish Pub...E16....................402.934.9790 Old Chicago...F15 . ...............................402.341.1616 Omaha Prime...G15..............................402.341.7040 Passport Restaurant...F17 ................. 402.344.3200 PepperJax Grill...D16.............................402.315.1196 Rick’s Cafe Boatyard...K7.................... 402.345.4545

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Home Furnishings Habitat Restore...(24th & Leavenworth)..............402.342.0044 Iron Decor & More...F16......................................402.346.6123 Julia Russell...F12................................................402.891.0691 Niche...G15..........................................................402.344.4399 Room...G15.........................................................402.342.7666 Zongkers Custom Woods...(S. 3rd St.)...............402.344.7784

Hotels Courtyard by Marriott...H12 ...............................402.346.2200 DoubleTree Hotel...B/C10....................................402.346.7600 Embassy Suites Old Market...H16.......................402.346.9000 Fairfield Inn and Suites...C2.................................402.280.1516 Hampton Inn...E2.................................................402.345.5500 Hilton Garden Inn...C2 ........................................402.341.4400 Hilton Omaha...G7 ..............................................402.998.3400 Holiday Inn...E2.....................................................402.341.0124 Homewood Suites...D2 ......................................402.345.5100 Hotel DECO XV...B14........................................... 402.991.4981 Magnolia Hotel Omaha...A16 .............................402.342.2222

Midtown Crossing The Afternoon...W23...........................................402.933.3809 Arian’s Barber Shop...W23..................................402.505.8767 Blanc Burgers + Bottles...V23.............................402.502.3686 Callahan Financial Planning...V23.......................402.341.2000 Cantina Laredo...W21.........................................402.345.6000 Coldstone Creamery/Rocky Mountain Chocolate...X22.............. 402.359.1719 CRAVE...W22......................................................402.345.9999 Definitive Vision...W23.........................................402.502.7323 Delice European Bakery...W23............................402.505.9500 Element by Westin...X21.....................................402.614.8080 Fashion Cleaners...X22........................................402.916.1987 Glo Lounge...X23................................................402.342.4505 The Grey Plume...W22........................................402.763.4447 Ingredient...X23...................................................402.715.4444 Marcus Midtown Cinema...X23..........................402.345.0102 Pana 88...............................................................402.934.7262 Parmida Home Concepts....................................402.504.9267 Portovino Ristorante...W22.................................402.885.6800 Prairie Life Fitness...W22....................................402.916.5000 Republic of Couture...W22..................................402.933.7555 Three Dog Bakery...X23...................................... 402.715.4500 Tru Salon & Spa...X22.........................................402.933.8988 Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery and Deli...X21.402.551.6875 Verizon Wireless by Z Wireless...X23...................402.991.1180

Music Shops Antiquarium Records...D15................................402.345.0294 Homer’s Records...E15.......................................402.346.0264 Drastic Plastic...E16...........................................402.346.8843

Old Market Properties 902 Dodge Condos...G11................................... 402.215.7118 Brandeis Building...A13......................................402.345.6564 Farnam 1600 Building...(1905 Harney St.).........402.342.1616 Grubb/Ellis Pacific Realty...F15..........................402.345.5866 Harney Street Apartments...G18.........................402.934.7510 Old Market Lofts...K3......................................... 402.346.1000 Riverfront Place...C14..........................................402.397.4837 Shamrock Development/Paxton Building...C14..402.934.7711 Skinner Macaroni Apartments...D17..................402.346.2346 The Cornerstone Apartments...F15.................... 402.346.0510 The Greenhouse Apts...H13............................... 402.341.3200 TipTop Building...C2............................................402.345.8000

Specialty Foods & Coffee 13th Street Coffee Co...E16.............................. 402.345.2883 Aromas Coffeehouse...G18................................402.614.7009 Bliss Bakery...G18...............................................402.934.7450 Blue Line Coffee...D3.........................................402.932.0294 Cubby’s Old Markey Grocery...E17..................... 402.341.2900 Hollywood Candy...D16...................................... 402.346.9746 La Buvette Wine & Grocery...G16.......................402.344.8627 Nosh Wine Lounge...G11.....................................402.614.2121 Old Market Candy Shop...G16............................402.344.8846 Patrick’s Market...C15.........................................402.884.1600 Red Mango...D4................................................. 402.933.8815 Scooter’s Coffeehouse...F16.............................. 402.991.9868

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Soul Desires...G16 . ........................................... 402.898.7600 The Tea Smith...F15...........................................402.932.3933 Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream...F16.............................402.341.5827 Urban Wine Company...G18...............................402.934.0005 Wheatfields Express...F15...................................402.991.0917

Specialty Shops Ashley’s Collectibles...E15..................................402.934.3100 Basic Tease...E16...............................................402.991.2869 Cibola of Omaha...G16.......................................402.342.1200 City Limits...F16................................................. 402.345.3570 Cornerstone Gem & Bead Co...E16................... 402.346.4367 DSR Power Sports...E15..................................... 402.991.1383 Goldsmith/Silversmith...G16..............................402.342.1737 Green St. Cycles...D4........................................ 402.505.8002 Havana Garage Cigar Bar...G15..........................402.614.3800 Iron Decor & More...F16.....................................402.346.6123 J.P. Cooke Rubber Stamp Co...D16...................402.342.7175 Jay Welter Cigars...(18th & Jackson).................402.345.1965 Kessler’s...F17....................................................402.715.5888 The Lotus...D16..................................................402.347.8080 Machu Picchu Imports...D16 Nebraska at the Market...E19............................ 402.346.3975 Old Market Sundries...G16.................................402.345.8198 OM Gifts & Imports...E15.................................. 402.345.5078 Overland Outfitters...G16..................................402.345.2900 Perspective Jewelry...E15..................................402.934.4416 Red Square...G15.............................................. 402.342.8878 Reserve Goodwill in the Market...E16................402.342.4102 SG Roi Tobacconist...G16...................................402.341.9264 Simply Fabulous...E17........................................402.812.2193 Studio 13...(1736 S. 13th St.).............................402.934.1111 Susie’s Baskets...E13.........................................402.341.4650 Takechi’s Jewelry...(17th & Harney)...................402.341.3044 Tannenbaum Christmas Shop...G16................. 402.934.8389 Visions Custom Framing Studio...E17............... 402.342.0020

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Services Banking & Finance American National Bank...C14......................402.457.1070 First National Bank...F16.............................402.885.2574 Pinnacle Bank...G12....................................402.346.9180 Security National Bank...G16...................... 402.344.7300 Commercial Alliance Group...G18................................... 402.344.7700 Clark Creative Advertising...D16.................402.345.5800 J.P. Cooke Rubber Stamp Co...D16.............402.342.7175 Market Media.............................................. 402.346.4000 Vic Gutman & Associates............................ 402.345.5401 Information Downtown Omaha, Inc.................................402.341.3700 Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce...D15..................... 402.346.5000 The Encounter Magazine.............................402.884.2000 Old Market Business Association...(www.oldmarket.com) Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau...G14.402.444.4660 Omaha Downtown Improvement District......402.916.1796 Omaha Public Library...C13.........................402.444.4800 Legal Boyle & Associates, PC...F16....................... 402.706.7810 Cullan & Cullan...F15.................................... 402.397.7600 Don Fiedler Law Offices...C14......................402.346.6263 Klein Law Offices...H16.................................402.391.1871 Stinson, Morrison, Hecker LLP...E14.............402.342.1700 Sutera & Sutera Law Office...F15.................402.342.3100 Other Big Brain Productions...F17..........................402.342.2885 Movers Not Shakers...H13............................ 402.614.9770 Old Market Mini Storage...(501 Pacific St.)..402.342.0022 Salon & Spa At the Loft Spa...F16..................................... 402.505.4100 Fringes of the Old Market Hair Salon...G16..402.345.0404 The Hair Market Salon...G14.........................402.345.3692 The Nail Shop...(9th & Douglas)...................402.595.8805 Rain Salon...(1006 S. 10th St.)......................402.991.9974 RARE...E15...................................................402.706.9673 Sirens Salon & Day Spa...F16.......................402.933.9333 Urbane Salon & Day Spa...D15.....................402.934.2909

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Downtown and Council Bluffs Ongoing Events Through 5/13: Wicked Plants: Colorful Characters from the Dark Side of the Plant World. Lauritzen Gar-

dens. Enter the ramshackle old greenhouse of Dr. Violet Mandrake to discover plants that poison, puncture, annoy, invade, intoxicate, and otherwise offend to delight the mind and inspire curiosity about the evildoers that may be lurking in our own backyards. Recurring daily. $6 (through March), $7 (April-October), $3 children 6-12. 100 Bancroft St. 9am5pm. For more information, visit www.lauritzengardens.org or call 402-346-4002.

Through 5/13: James and the Giant Peach. The Rose

Theater. When young James steps inside a giant larger than life magical peach, it breaks from its stem and tumbles to the sea, sending him on a great adventure. Recurring on the weekends. Recurring on weekends. $16 general admission, free for members. 2001 Farnam St. F/7pm; Sat/2 & 7pm; Sun/2pm. For more information, visit www.rosetheater.org or call 402-345-4849.

Through 5/27: Drawn to Fashion: The Illustrations of Mary Mitchell. Durham Museum. Learn about the lost art of fashion illustration, Omaha’s rich retail history and advertising during an era before Photoshop. Showcases 150 drawings

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taken from the private collection of over 1,000 drawings by well-known local fashion illustrator Mary J Mitchell. Recurring daily. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12, free for children under 2. 801 S. 10th St. Tu/10am-8pm; W-Sat/10am5pm; Sun/1-5pm. For more information, visit www.durhammuseum.org or call 402444-5071.

Through 6/3: To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum. Jos-

lyn Art Museum. The exhibit will explore the ancient Egyptians’ beliefs about life, death, and the afterlife; mummification; the conduct of a funeral; and the different types of tombs. Recurring daily. $8 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 youth (5-17), free for 4 & under. 2200 Dodge St. Tu, W, F, Sat/10am-4pm; Th/10am-8pm; Sun/noon-4pm. For more information, visit www.joslyn.org or call 402-342-3300.

Through 9/2: Mindbender Mansion. Durham Museum.

An immersion exhibition full of brainteasers and interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brainpower and problem solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers. Recurring daily. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12, free for children under 2. 801 S. 10th St. Tu/10am-8pm, W-Sat/10am-5pm; Sun/1-5pm. For more information, visit www. durhammuseum.org or call 402444-5071.

May/June Calendar of Events Through Farmers

10/14: Omaha Market. Omaha

Farmers Market. Offering the best selection of fresh produce and meats, as well as a wide variety of unique specialty items, gourmet foods, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, cut flowers, and bedding plants. Recurring every Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. 11th & Jackson sts. Sat/8am-12:30pm; Sun/9am-1pm. For more information, visit www.omahafarmersmarket.org or call 402-3455401.

MAY 5/4: Calvin Keys. Love’s Jazz

& Art Center. Guitarist Calvin Keys, renowned for his long and distinguished jazz career, is coming to Omaha. You may best remember Mr. Keys for his work as a sideman and featured soloist with Ahmad Jamal, or his tenure with the great Ray Charles! Students get $5 off admission. 2510 N. 24th St. 5-7pm. For more information, visit www.lovesjazzartcenter. org or call 402-502-5291.

5/4-6: Cinco de Mayo Festival. South Omaha. Celebrate

Cinco de Mayo in Omaha! Featuring a parade, carnival games and rides, a fiesta, live entertainment, contests, authentic Mexican food, vendor booths, and more! Free admission. S. 25th St between O & N sts. For more information, visit www. cincodemayoomaha.com or

call 402-734-3240.

5/5: Omaha Symphony: Stayin’ Alive—A Celebration of the ‘70s. Holland Performing

Arts Center. Catch Saturday Night Fever with the music of the ‘70s. Boogie down to the decade’s best songs from artists like Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, and The Eagles. Tickets from $2570. 1200 Douglas St. 8pm. For more information, visit www. omahasymphony.org or call 402-342-3560.

5/11-6/17: Spring Awakening. Blue Barn Theatre. Explores

the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion. Based on a novel written in 1891, a group of late 19th century German students navigate teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. Recurring daily. $25 adults, $20 students, seniors 65+. 614 S. 11th St. Th-Sat/7:30pm; Sun/6pm. For more information, visit www. bluebarn.org or call 402-3451576.

5/11: Momix “Botanica.” Or-

pheum Theater A company of dancer-illusionists that, for 20 years, has celebrated its ability to conjure up a world of surrealistic images using props, light, shadow, humor and the human body. Tickets start at $25. 409 S. 16th St. 8pm. For more information, visit www.ticketomaha. com or call 402-345-0606. omahapublications.com


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5/12: Omaha Symphony: Baroque Fireworks. Hol-

land Performing Arts Center. Experience the best of Baroque with popular favorites like Bach’s exquisite “Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” and Pachabel’s classic “Canon in D,” culminating in Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks.” Tickets from $15-80. 1200 Douglas St. 8pm. For more information, visit www. omahasymphony.org or call 402-342-3560.

gorgeous harmonies and choreography, and you’ve got the ultimate feel-good show! Recurring daily. Tickets from $15-80. 1200 Douglas St. F-Sat/8pm; Sun/2pm. For more information, visit www. omahasymphony.org or call 402-342-3560.

5/22: Nickelback. CenturyLink Center Omaha. With special guests Bush, Seether, and My Darket Days, Canadian rock band Nickelback 5/12: Omaha Beef Football comes to Omaha, featuring vs. Nebraska Danger. Omasongs from their 2011 album ha Civic Auditorium. Omaha’s Here and Now and fan favoronly indoor professional footites such as “Rockstar” and ball team hosts the Nebraska “Photograph.” 455 N. 10th St. Danger in their 6th home 6pm. For more information, game of the season. Tickets Award-winning food & wine list – visit www.centurylinkcenfrom $16-45. 1804 Capitol late 7 nights aorweek. teromaha.com call 402Ave. 7pm. For more informa- open Call for reservations. 341-1500. tion, visit www.beeffootball. com or call 402-346-2333.

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422 S. 11th Street • 342-2550 5/26-9/9: Wonderful Wizwww.MsPubOmaha.com ard of Oz. Omaha Children’s 5/13: Mother’s Day Brunch. Lauritzen Gardens. Make your plans now for a wonderful brunch among the flowers, catered by Hap Abraham Catering. Reservations and prepayment are required by May 9. $25 adults, $12.50 ages 6-12. 100 Bancroft St. 10am2pm. For more information, visit www.lauritzengardens. org or call 402-346-4002.

5/15: Daughtry. Orpheum Theater. Grammy®nominated singer Chris Daughtry, guitarists Josh Steely and Brian Craddock, bassist Josh Paul, and drummer Robin Diaz are excited to bring their bigger than life show into theaters across the country to provide an intimate experience for fans. For every ticket sold, Daughtry will donate $1 to “Malaria No More.” Tickets from $25-50. 409 S. 16th St. 7:30pm. For more information, visit www. ticketomaha.com or call 402345-0606. 5/18-20: Omaha Symphony: Radiance. Holland

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Museum. Follow the Yellow Brick Road to 10,000 square feet of Oz fun. The Emerald City comes alive with Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy, and Toto, too. Recurring every day, except Monday. 500 S. 20th St. Tu-F/10am-4pm; Sat/9am5pm; Sun/1-5pm. For more information, visit www.ocm. org or call 402-342-6164.

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5/29-7/1: All-Members Show. Artist’s Cooperative

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Rose Theater. Horton the Elephant proves the powers of friendship, family, and community to be triumphant over all adversity. The Cat in the Hat and Gertrude McFuzz join in the fun as Horton attempts to do the impossible—save Jojo and the Invisible Whos from danger and protect Mayzie La Bird’s abandoned egg! Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets from $20-25. 2001 Farnam St. Th-F/7pm; Sat-Sun/2pm. For more information, visit www.rosetheater. org or call 402-345-4849.

6/1: Omaha Beef Football vs. Cedar Rapids Titans. Omaha Civic Auditorium.

Omaha’s only indoor professional football team battles the Cedar Rapids Titans. Tickets from $16-45. 1804 Capitol Ave. 7pm. For more information, visit www.beeffootball.com or call 402-346-2333.

6/2-3: Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s Sand in the City. CenturyLink

Center Omaha. View the sand sculptures, enjoy great food, and local entertainment at the family-fun activities during Sand in the City, Downtown Omaha’s ultimate beach party. Recurring daily. Free admission. 455 N. 10th St. Sat/10am-8pm; Sun/11am-5pm. For more information, visit www.sandinthecityomaha.com or call 402-898-7783.

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Center. Celebrate the virtuosity of our musicians with Bartok’s “Concerto For Orchestra.” This engaging favorite gives each section a chance to shine. With Beethoven’s lighthearted Eighth, it’s a not-to-be-missed conclusion to the season! Recurring daily. Tickets from $15-75. 1200 Douglas St. 8pm. For more information, visit www.omahasymphony.org or call 402-342-3560.

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