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story by Carol Crissey Nigrelli | photos by minorwhitestudios.com HERE’S NOTHING FANCY about Table Grace Café. Walking through the front doors of the stately old building at 1611 Farnam St. is like stepping into the comfort of a 1960s coffeehouse (without the bean bag chairs). Unpretentious. Basic. Welcoming. “Hello. Have you ever been here before?” asks Bridget, who volunteers about three days a week at the café, a place that has become her second home. She cheerfully points out the large water and ice machine, the coffee pots, and where to order. About 10 small tables with square, faux-wood tops and black metal chairs sit on the linoleum floor in no particular pattern. The massively high walls contain some sketches done in pencil, cork boards with nutrition facts thumbtacked to them, and a large mural that proclaims “Nourishing Hungry Bodies and Souls” in deep shades of red and gold. While the restaurant’s décor may tilt toward pedestrian, Table Grace Café’s role in the Omaha community merits five stars. Its mission speaks with quiet eloquence. Patrons pay what they can at Table Grace. They don’t answer to a check or a cash register—only to a wooden donation box…and their conscience. “We ask that people donate what they can afford for their meal. If they don’t have money, then we ask that they volunteer their time at the café,” explained Matt Weber, who opened Table Grace Café a year and a half ago with his wife, Simone. “Either way, they earn their food and maintain their dignity.” The Webers, who met at a music camp when they were in high school, found their calling early in their marriage. “We’re both active at First Lutheran Church at 31st and Jackson,” said Matt, who is also the chef at Table Grace. “It has a long history of pantry ministry. We knew we wanted to do some sort of social entrepreneurship.”

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Table Grace’s hours are Monday through Saturday, 11am-2pm. Its menu is equally simple: pizza, soup, and salad. The 33-year-old chef, a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City, offers two varieties of each menu item every day, including a vegetarian choice. On this particular day, the monitor atop a large stainless-steel counter listed cream of cauliflower or roasted chicken and vegetable soup, pepperoni or rainbow pepper pizza. “We like to serve organic food whenever possible,” said Matt. Donations from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s keep the food quality high. While Matt and Simone, the parents of two girls, envisioned a well-heeled, monetarily generous lunchtime crowd eating alongside the less fortunate, Matt admits the majority of customers thus far have been among the latter. His patience never falters. “Can I just have some food?” asked Stephen, as closing time neared. Matt graciously answered, “Well, here’s our menu. Do you have a donation today?” “No, I don’t have any money. I’m sorry. I’ll

come back another time,” said Stephen quietly. “Well, that’s not how it really works. You can volunteer,” replied Matt. Stephen answered, “I don’t have any time.” Then he thought a minute. “Do you take food donations?” “Absolutely,” said Matt. And with that, Stephen handed Matt four cans of corn in a plastic bag. Another body…and soul…nourished. “He stopped long enough to consider what he could do, and that’s what the Café is all about,” explained Matt. “I want people to participate. We’re a restaurant, not a handout. Generosity is what each person is willing to give of themselves.” At Table Grace Café, even generosity and kindness taste good.

Weber relies on goodwill donations to fund Table Grace Café expenses. Both he and wife Simone believe charitable giving is important to expressing their faith.

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HE STRIKING MURAL atop Brain Child, a used bookstore on 13th Street, features a baby’s head with a book where the brain should be, sporting a working gear and a bulb of knowledge with thought darts bolting out of all sides. Much the same imagery could describe urban artist Gerard Pefung, a creative, community-focused force with a penchant for spray paint, elephants, and faces whose work can be found in unexpected places throughout Downtown Omaha. Originally from Cameroon, Africa, Pefung came to the United States over a decade ago when he was 15 with his mother, two brothers, and three sisters. Pefung, who turned 26 in June, credits his mother “for sacrificing everything” to bring his family to Omaha. A graduate of Benson High School, Pefung said he would be in the medical or technological fields if it weren’t for art teacher Astra Patterson, who encouraged his artistic talents. “Mrs. Patterson recognized my thirst for art and made sure it was quenched,” Pefung said as we sat in a cozy corner of a mostly empty Old Market warehouse. Once his skills as an artist were validated, Pefung threw himself into learning about art. Two well-known, yet seemingly contradictory American artists influenced his style and direction: lifestyle

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Pefung’s culturally rich homeland of Cameroon, West Africa, along with his love of animals and vibrant color, are reflected in much of his art.

Constructive Graffiti in the Community illustrator Norman Rockwell and abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Pefung said he admires the brilliant way Rockwell told stories through the slice of American life scenes he painted, while he equally admires Pollock for the free, unrestricted manner he dripped and splattered paint onto flat surfaces. “Artists are storytellers,” he stated. “But I also want the freedom to paint outside of a box. These may seem like great contrasts, but they make sense to me.”

Elephants and Faces To embrace his native African culture, Pefung adopted the elephant as his graphic slogan, impressed by the mighty yet humble two-ton creature that has a huge memory and ample heart. Faces also figure prominently in his artwork. Pefung said to truly understand a person’s character he must “stare at a person’s face to access all the honest elements that stare back—the lines, the scars, the shadows.” Shoppers examining the stacks of t-shirts inside Curbside Clothing at 508 S. 11th St. in the Old Market may recognize Pefung’s signature images that adorn many of the colorful, unique shirts. Also vibrant are Pefung’s skateboard designs hanging in the backroom, and the mural on the store’s south wall. readonlinenow.com

Pefung would like to be a positive force in changing the perception of graffiti in the Omaha area. To succeed, he must educate community members that street art expresses important ideas. Climb the four floors in the north stairwell at the W. Dale Clark Library in Downtown Omaha to witness how Pefung’s pack of students expressed the theme “Feed Your Brain.” Surrounding quotes from Mark Twain, Plato, and Katharine Graham are colors, shapes, faces, and ideas illustrated in cool, stark, street-art style. Like his mentor, Omaha glass artist Therman Statom, Pefung mentors young people who like to stop by the Old Market studio to paint, skateboard, or simply hang out and talk. “I want to open their eyes to possibilities,” he said. “If they are creative, I will help them. It is my practice to include them just as Mrs. Patterson and my mom helped me. I have nothing to lose.” Currently, Modern Arts Midtown at 3615 Dodge Street in Omaha is exhibiting some of his pieces. “I gave [MAM owner] Larry Roots 10 small pieces and he helped me sell a few,” Pefung said. “This is really exciting.” the encounter | july/august 2012

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Loy’s penthouse is best described as light and airy, dotted with color, local art, and touches of history, including century-old floors.

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HIRLEY LOY ONCE lived in what some people would describe as a dream home in the Ponca Hills woods of Omaha overlooking the Missouri River. Her townhouse was secluded and off the beaten path. The problem? It was secluded and off the beaten path. Loy wanted people around her, restaurants she could walk to, atmosphere to soak in, and activities going on hourly. She found all of that in the Old Market. Now she lives in a 2,100-square-foot penthouse condominium with 25-foot-high ceilings, a spacious bedroom loft, and too many friends to count. She moved in 1999. “It’s convenient to everything. Wonderful restaurants, the arts…It’s just a wonderful place to live,” she said. Loy owns the largest condo of seven that were created in the Mercer Hotel building that was built by Dr. Samuel Mercer in 1890. He was the grandfather of Sam Mercer, who is credited with developing the Old Market, and the great-grandfather of Mark Mercer, who carries on the family’s Old Market legacy. Loy’s condo is located in the third building of the three structures that were constructed along Howard Street to contain the hotel. One early worker at the hotel was poet Carl Sandburg, who went on to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1951 for his poems. Many believe his poem “Sunset from Omaha Hotel Window” was inspired by the Mercer Hotel. In 1900, the former hotel became a warehouse and wholesale space that added to the ambiance of the neighborhood

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Look up Admire the 25-foot-high ceilings with four skylights that make the living and dining areas light and airy. Also floating above is a bedroom loft with a large bath and three—yes, count them—three walk-in closets. Bathroom counters are made of a rarely seen light blue granite. The bath’s water lily motif begins on the custom-designed ceramic floor and flows up to frame the mirrors and adorn the sink.

Look down See the original wood floor that has had thousands of feet cross its sturdy surface over 122 years. The wood is rare heart pine. “The trees that produce the wood are now extinct and the floor can never be duplicated,” said Loy. “There will never be a floor like this again in history. It’s so beautiful and unique.” A formal dining area flows into a modern, open kitchen set to one side. From there, it’s a short, airy walk to the living area. A coffee table sitting in front of a floral couch is more than 100 years old. Collected artwork on walls is from local artists such as Tom Bartek, Fr. Don Doll, S.J., Gene Roncka, and Becca Herbert. “I am surrounded by things I like and that make me happy,” said Loy. She enjoys the hours she works twice a week at Delice European Bakery, which at one time was located below her condo. It now sits in the Midtown Crossing area. As much as she adores her spacious condo, Loy leaves it behind two winter months each year to travel in Europe. She has spent time in Spain, Italy, the south of France, and Paris. Most recently she rented a houseboat on the Seine River within a few blocks of the Eiffel Tower. Loy invites others to join her wherever she rents an apartment or houseboat in Europe. “I share my winter with family and friends.” Loy, who is retired from her position as a development director for a nonprofit organization, has 10 nephews and nieces. “It’s a very large extended family. My life is so rich.”

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MAHAN RACHEL JACOBSON’S vision for her dream movie theater now thrives as a brick-and-mortar reality in North Downtown. Five years in, Film Streams and the Ruth Sokolof Theater are going strong. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Film Streams’ opening, the art house will be hosting an anniversary weekend, including special recognition of all its wonderful supporters, as well as a look back at important milestones achieved along the way. The look back in time has been penned “Nine to Five.” Jacobson, the founder of the nonprofit film theater organization, says some aspects of the theater’s success even exceed her original vision. It’s a project that has connected Saddle Creek Records, locally born filmmaker Alexander Payne, novelist and National Public

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to meet Jacobson and discuss the theater plan. for,” Jacobson says. “I had no idea he would pretty much be a coPlus, partnering with Saddle Creek Records founder of the organization,” she says. excited Jacobson, too. Jacobson’s original vision for theater took “They’re independent music, we’re indepenofficial form during a month-long arts adminisdent film,” she says. tration course at NYU back in 2000. She wrote a When Jacobson returned to Omaha in June mission statement, a business plan, and started 2005, she hit the ground running, working envisioning programming for her theater. alongside the building’s architects to achieve Curating a series of Alexander Payne’s films, her silver-screen visions. wherein the director would come back to Omaha to “The fact that we got to build from the ground speak about them, was part of that course project. up is pretty awesome,” she says. “We got to Once Film Streams opened, Payne was back create the perfect space for our programming.” in town speaking on film, but with a twist. Film Streams started off with a $1.5 million Instead of his films, he was presenting Film dollar fundraising campaign. While David Streams’ first repertory series—the showing and Jacobson, Rachel’s father, assisted with the discussion of 10 movies campaign, drawing on his that made a great impact experience working with on his own life and work. charities, he says he let his When it came time for daughter do all the talking. Film Streams to put down “She was great at articulating roots, that led Jacobson to the vision to potential donors,” a partnership with Saddle David says. Creek Records’ downtown Among the donors that first development. bought into the Film Streams’ Jacobson had gotten mission was Payne, best known to know Saddle Creek’s for directing Sideways, About owner and president, Schmidt and more recently, The Robb Nansel, while she Descendents. After meeting was living in New York. Jacobson in 2005, he immediJacobson shared her idea ately signed onto Film Streams’ for an independent movie -Casey Logan board of directors. theater, which Nansel “He was especially excited expressed interest in immediately, she says. The about the repertory side of our program,” two stayed in touch and continued discussing Jacobson says. “He’s a huge film buff and a modest vision of what a partnership could be. really believes in the big-screen experience But after Saddle Creek’s idea went through a and wanted that for Omaha.” few starts and stops, the City of Omaha pitched The law firm Kutak Rock, where David the idea to locate in North Downtown. Jacobson is the managing partner, helped set Saddle Creek’s only hesitation was that they up Film Streams’ nonprofit status, while the wanted to know who their neighbors would be. theater’s current communications coordinaSo when the record label started planning a tor, Casey Logan, worked on becoming Rachel real estate development in 2005, they brought Jacobson’s indispensable right hand. in Jacobson. Logan came back to Omaha from New York By that time, Jacobson says she had laid most and started as a volunteer, writing Film Streams’ of the groundwork for the structure of Film promotional material, penning grant proposals, Streams, including establishing it as a nonprofit helping build the first Film Streams website, and organization with a membership program. planning with Jacobson the theater’s first program, As planning started on the development, a film series shown at the Joslyn Art Museum. Nansel met with Jacobson after a Bright Eyes Around six years ago, Jacobson brought concert in New York. That’s when he invited Logan on as the theater’s first full-time employee. Film Streams to be the anchor tenant opposite The banner day came in July 2007, when the Slowdown live music venue in Saddle Creek’s the theater opened its doors. Now that the downtown complex. theater is five years on from the opening “He knew he was recruiting me to do date, Logan says he can see how much the something that I had a pretty clear vision organization is a realization of what Jacobson

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put on paper in the first place. “That’s a long way to go from an idea on through the execution of it,” Logan says. Certainly, its been a group effort, though. The support, both from the general public and from the organization’s own board, has been great, she says. After being slightly hit by the economy’s downturn in 2009, Film Streams has grown every year since. “We haven’t had any existential issues,” Jacobson says. And as the organization has thrived, so has it evolved. Logan says the theater’s community development program that came after Film Streams opened is “one of the cool things that was a little bit unexpected.” Now, it’s a major part of the theater’s programming mission. Though even those roots were laid at the Joslyn screenings with those films having partnering sponsors. “Collaborations have been something we’ve done from the very beginning,” Logan explains. Logan says the organization quickly adapted to make sure working with charities and community groups became a cornerstone of how Film Streams operated. “It was something that took off so immediately that we had to create a formalized process for it,” Logan says. Film Streams now has a committee that reviews films and partnership proposals and then helps implement them. The theater averages about three to five partnered events a quarter, Logan says. The impact of those events has been amazing to watch, Logan says. It basically brings people together and helps get groups of disparate people talking. “They’re a way of initiating dialogues that need to be happening,” Logan says.

For David Jacobson, the one that sticks out in his mind is the organizing that happened after Film Streams screened Louder Than a Bomb, a documentary about a youth poetry slam that takes place in Chicago. A version of the event now takes place in Omaha as well. “That never would have happened in Omaha without Louder than a Bomb being here,” he says. Meanwhile, Payne continues to stay involved with Film Streams, including by inviting guests for the organization’s yearly gala event, Feature, which brings in a film celebrity for a live interview. Past interviewees have included Laura Dern, Steven Soderbergh, and Debra Winger. This year’s Feature IV event will pair Payne with veteran film actress Jane Fonda. The event takes place Sunday, July 22nd at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street. While the theater grows its mission, it still works on its core mission of presenting film as an art form. And it’s even had an impact on those familiar with film. Even the film appreciation of Film Streams’ board chairman, David Jacobson, who cites the 1927 German science-fiction film Metropolis among his all-time favorite movies, has grown over the last five years. “Rachel has introduced me to a whole new world of film,” he says. No doubt the same claim can be made by many Film Streams patrons in the past five years. To learn more about Film Streams’ mission, movie times, the Feature IV event, and more, visit www.filmstreams.org.

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WICE A MONTH, every first and third Friday from 5 to 8pm, Love’s Jazz & Arts Center in North Omaha sets up cocktail tables, wheels out the bar, prepares the appetizers, lowers the lights, and transforms itself into an intimate jazz club. People from all over the metro come to relax and enjoy the music in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. While members of the audience are drawn to the pure pleasure of electric guitar riffs and wailing saxophones, their presence on North 24th Street at Lake resonates with Love’s executive director, Tim Clark. “Through the celebration of the African-American culture, we have the ability to bring people here and stimulate commerce,” said Clark, a local entrepreneur from north Omaha. “We’ve done it before. North 24th Street was known as a national hub for jazz and music.” Back when swing was king, the 24th Street corridor was to Omaha what 18th and Vine was to Kansas City: a place where musicians who played “hot” music could go and earn a living. Music spilled out onto the street from several dance venues. One local 18-year-old alto sax player named Preston Love found success in the early ‘40s touring with a band in small towns throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, and the Upper Midwest. Omaha musicians were in demand. “World-class entertainers, like Duke Ellington, all had band members from Nebraska. Preston Love eventually played with Count Basie and Ray Charles,” Clark pointed out. “Kansas City may have captured the jazz crown, but there’s no reason why we can’t take it back and package our contribution to the world of jazz,” asserted Clark. All jazz concerts at Love’s take place on the first floor with seating for 150. People can also learn about the life of Preston Love through an exhibit of pictures, newspaper articles, and displays. The center that bears Love’s name opened a year after his death in 2004. Guest performers at Love’s, like trumpeter Darryl White, a UNL music professor whose trio tips its hat to traditional jazz as well as edgier material, remain respectful of Omaha’s past. “It’s always an honor and pleasure to play in North Omaha,” said Dr. White. “There’s a lot of history here, and I’m glad to be a part of it.”

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Since taking over the reins of the jazz museum and art gallery a little over a year ago, Tim Clark’s mission has been to shore up LJAC’s funding sources, sharpen its identity in the community, and run it more like a business, though it remains a nonprofit. The center now has regular hours and encourages people to become members. A single membership costs a reasonable $25 a year and includes the following: free access to the jazz museum; free access to the second-floor art gallery, which offers exhibit space to local African-American artists; and discounts on all concerts. The JazzAfter5 series on Friday nights, with tickets as little as $5 that can be purchased at the door, will feature top local groups with distinctive styles throughout the summer. LJAC’s Jazz All Stars and the Ben Harris Jazz Trio will perform in July. The smooth jazz-with-sass quintet In the Gruv and the R&B/Funk sounds of Leland Mickles & Friends will round out August. Legendary Omaha drummer Ernest “Curly” Martin brings his trio into Love’s in early September—always a fan favorite. “People love it because we have a lot of energy. We play traditional jazz, R&B, Bebop, Latin rhythms,” said Martin, whose quiet demeanor belies an impressive resume. “I’m one of the last living members of Preston Love’s band. I joined him when I was 16 in 1960. I learned a lot. In 1965, I went out to San Francisco and had a great career.” By celebrating the past, North Omaha may find a key to its economic future. All people have to do is answer Tim Clark’s invitation to “Come Get Jazzed at Love’s.”

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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. 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,

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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, attend Beer Academy classes, listen to live music from two bands daily, attend the Homebrewer Expo, and enjoy the VIP Experience with the MOJO Lounge. Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend. Tickets are $30 general admission; $50 VIP, or $40-$80 for Connoisseur Combo. A Designated Driver is available for $10 at the door. Visit www.omahabeerfest.com for more details.

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Summer Fun In Omaha! Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival, Coventry Campus, Just south of 204th & Q streets, August 10-11. The Nebraska Balloon & Wine Festival is a unique, two-day event featuring Friday and Saturday evening hot air balloon launches and glows, as well as 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

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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 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.

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Summer Fun In Omaha! 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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story by Leo Adam Biga | photos by minorwhitestudios.com S THE SON of prominent, college-educated Native American parents who found success in and out of traditional circles, Creighton University’s Taylor Keen says he grew up with the expectation “you had to walk in both worlds.” He hails from northeast Oklahoma, where his late attorney father, Ralph F. Keen, was a conservative big wheel in Cherokee Nation politics. His liberal Omaha Indian mother, Octa Keen, is a veteran nursing professional. He credits her for his being well-versed in traditional dances, songs, and prayer ceremonies. He successfully navigates “dual worlds” at Creighton University as director of the Native American Center and as executive director of the Halo Institute, a business incubator. He’s also managing partner of his own consulting firm, Talon Strategy,

which provides clients “competitive intelligence and strategic facilitation solutions.” Off-campus, he maintains ceremonial duties as a member of the Omaha Hethuska Warriors. He previously did economic development consulting for the Omaha and Cherokee Nations and served a stint on the Cherokee National Council. He joined Creighton in 2008 in the wake of a tribal political controversy that pitted him against fellow Cherokee Nation elected leaders. The issue involved the descendants of slaves held by the Cherokee in earlier times. Keen, who had eyes on becoming chief, says he “committed

Identity for all of us as human beings is where it begins and ends. -Taylor Keen

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political suicide” when he took an unpopular stance and advocated these descendants enjoy the same rights as all native Cherokees. It wasn’t the first time Keen survived personal upset. When his parents divorced, he and his siblings bounced back and forth between Oklahoma and Omaha. With deep roots in each place, Keen calls both home. Even from his earliest dealings with the outside world, he says he was always aware “I was very different from other people,” adding, “That was a crucial life lesson. Identity for all of us as human beings is where it begins and ends.” He says his own “strong sense of identity” has helped him thrive. He graduated from Millard North High and ventured east to attend a private boarding school in Massachusetts to improve his chances of getting into an Ivy League institution. His plan worked when Dartmouth accepted him. He also studied at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School. A paper he wrote attracted the attention of Metropolitan Fiber Systems, a spinoff of Peter Kiewit and Sons. “I was hired as a graduate intern at a very exciting time, working for all these powerful executives at a fresh young startup. I was hooked,” he says. “I returned the next summer and they sent me overseas.” Keen remained with the firm after it was bought by World Com and then landed at Level 3 Communications, though it proved a short stay. Swept up in the dot-com-technology-telecom boom, he tried his hand at his own online business and though he says, “It failed miserably,” he adds, “I learned a ton. I think all entrepreneurs learn more from their mistakes than from their successes. “My class at Harvard Business School, whether we like it or not, will be forever remembered as the dot-com class. I believe 80 percent of us at least had some association with dot-coms.” Encouraged in the belief that his true calling lies in teaching, he’s found the right fit at Creighton. There, he combines two of his favorite things by easing the path of Natives in higher education and by helping emerging businesses prepare themselves for angel investors . “Creighton’s been very good to me,” Keen says. “It has very much let me play toward my passions and my strengths.”

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Circa 1854 Alfred D. Jones Omaha’s first settler, Alfred D. Jones, laid out the city in 1854. As the city’s earliest postmaster, he operated from Omaha’s first store, a general store and saloon located west of 13th Street on Chicago Street. He was known for delivering the mail from his stovepipe hat. In 1866, a fire destroyed his grocery store.

1869 Buffett Stores The family’s century-long grocery business began in 1869 when Sidney Buffett opened the S.H. Buffett grocery store at 315 S. 14th St. He built a bigger store and two sons joined him in the business near the turn of the century. According to Roger Lowenstein’s book “The Making of an American Capitalist,” son Ernest quarreled with his brother over

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a girl (Ernest married her), and they stopped speaking. Ernest left the downtown store in 1915 and established a new store called Buffett & Son at 5001 Underwood. His store moved to two other sites. The last, in 1928, was at 5015 Underwood. Ernest was the grandfather of Warren Buffett, who worked at the store in 1943. At age 6, the budding financial genius bought sodas from his grandfather’s store and sold them for a 5-cent profit. A replica of the Dundee store, which closed in 1969, is on display at the Durham Museum. “The exhibit implements the architectural features found on the 50th and Underwood store and replicates, in scale, a 1930s interior,” said Durham’s curator, Carrie Wieners.

1879 Paxton & Gallagher Wholesale Grocers The wholesale grocery firm was formed by Ben Gallagher and William A. Paxton. First located near 15th and Farnam streets, Paxton & Gallagher moved to 701 S. 10th St. in 1894. The company was sold in 1958.

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1883 Stabrie Grocery Store Stabrie Grocery was constructed in 1883 where the Old Mattress Factory Bar & Grill now sits at 501 N. 13th St. The store closed in 1894 and reopened in 1915 as a wholesale grocery company. In 1945, Central Mattress Co. moved into the building.

1917 Table Supply Meat Co. (Omaha Steaks) The company’s first location was at 17th and Douglas streets near where the First National Tower now soars. The building had been a carpentry shop called Table Supply Co. To save money on signage, they simply added the word “Meat,” creating their new company’s name. After seven years, the company moved to larger quarters at 12th and Howard streets and remained there 42 years. Founders J.J. Simon and son B.A. Simon immigrated from Riga, Latvia in 1898, according to Beth Weiss, director of corporate communications for Omaha Steaks. The company sold meat to restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores. Located in the Old Market for almost half a century, Table Supply was renamed Omaha Steaks in 1966 when the headquarters moved to West Omaha. By then, the company could afford new signage.

1918 Wohlner’s California Grocery Polish immigrant Albert Wohlner opened a store at 3225 California that attracted shoppers from all over the city with its first-rate meat. The store relocated to 52nd and Leavenworth streets in 1940. Today there are Wohlner’s Grocery Stores at both Aksarben Village and Midtown Crossing. Now owned by Wohlner’s grandson, Mike Schwartz, they are among the few independently owned grocery stores still in Omaha.

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1927 Piggly Wiggly The store that sat at 530 N. 33rd St. from 1927 to 1936 was part of a chain founded in 1916 by Clarence Saunders. He created the concept of the nation’s first self-service grocery stores while working as a clerk at an Omaha wholesale grocery firm. Saunders launched the chain in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. The stores still exist in 17 states, but not in Nebraska.

1929 Hinky Dinky The Hinky Dinky grocery store chain was created in Omaha in 1925 by the Newmans, a Hungarian immigrant family. The chain’s name came from the World War I song, “Hinky Dinky Parlez Vous.” The first Omaha store opened in 1929 at 502 N. 33rd. At one time, Hinky Dinky operated 50 stores in states across the Midwest. Hinky Dinky stores have not existed since 2000.

Today As a salute to the early days of the Old Market, Farmers Market vendors sell produce from May through October on the sidewalks at 11th and Jackson streets, site of the original Omaha City Market. In 2007, sister and brother Amy Powell and P.J. Andersen with their father, Patrick Andersen, opened Patrick’s Market, a locally owned, full-service store, in Downtown Omaha. Downtown’s other current grocer is Cubby’s Market in the Old Market, one of a chain of grocery-deli-gas station stores.

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The Gene Leahy Mall is arguably Omaha’s most recognizable and photographed part of our city. Since its completion, the Mall has provided a natural environment that contrasts with its surrounding urban landscape. From swans swimming in the lagoon to children taking their turn down the slides, there are countless positive images that exist in the minds of Omahans. As Downtown has been revitalized, the park has continued to age. And with age comes greater challenges to maintain the park. Sadly, images of broken fixtures, crumbling shorelines, and broken water pumps have emerged. But even with the challenges, a walk alongside the lagoon or a trip down the slides will show you that this park still has life. This August and September, the DID is hosting FREE activities Mondays-Thursdays at 5:30pm in the Mall (14th & Farnam). Activities include exercise classes, live music, public art tours, and more. These events are aimed at providing fun, free activities for people to participate in, but also to make positive use of the park. For a full list of scheduled activities, visit www.omahadowntown.org. Beginning later this year, the City of Omaha will initiate a major project to improve the lagoon, shoreline, trails, and lighting and address other infrastructure needs. The DID hopes to work with the City and the community to return this park to is proper place among all of the improvements occurring in Downtown Omaha. This column is part of a series detailing the activities and efforts of the Omaha Downtown Improvement District (DID) to further strengthen Downtown Omaha. You can find out more information about the DID on their website www.omahadowntown.org or by becoming a fan on Facebook. Joe Gudenrath Executive Director Omaha Downtown Improvement District

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Shucks

The absolutely freshest place to get some good fish in Omaha story by Kara Schweiss | photos by minorwhitestudios.com

I think we just have great seafood at great prices. -Greg Lindberg

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HEN GREG LINDBERG began his latest entrepreneurial venture in 1979—buying and selling seafood he hauled up from the Gulf Coast—he quickly discovered that he was more likely to find the best suppliers through a local hole-in-the-wall than the finest restaurant in town. Thirty-some years later, Lindberg’s restaurant at 1911 Leavenworth—as unpretentious as its name, “Shucks”—carries the weathered, casual look of those backwoods fish houses that led Lindberg to the best shrimp, crab, crawfish, and oysters Louisiana had to offer and ultimately set him up to build a major seafood distribution operation followed by four restaurants. “I’m after a dive,” Lindberg says of this third Shucks location, which opened in February in the location formerly known as Dixie Quick’s. “Because that’s where I went when I was searching for shrimp and fish and that back in the day.” Lindberg says his vision for the newest Shucks was a laid-back place to grab some lunch or dinner, a casual hangout with happy hour seven days a week, and a large outdoor seating area. Shucks has an old-joint atmosphere, but it offers the same extensive seafood menu as its more refined sister locations at 119th and Pacific streets and in the Shops of Legacy off 168th and West Center Road (although Lindberg is quick to point out that no Shucks ever takes itself too seriously). Each location offers its own unique daily specials, which can range from familiar standbys like crab legs or surf & turf to the unexpected

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Top, a view of the Shucks’ outdoor seating area downtown. Bottom, Lindberg inside the Leavenworth location, which offers a weathered look, nautical decor, and a laid-back vibe.

such as lobster corndogs, “Naked Cowboy” oysters, and crab-stuffed, bacon-wrapped tiger shrimp. Shucks even offers a full gluten-free menu. “That’s really what our niche in this area is, having all kinds,” Lindberg says. “I think we just have great seafood at great prices. It’s kind of our mission, but it’s not exactly a mission statement. We’re not that fancy.” Through the daily specials, Lindberg gives his kitchen staff, led by his restaurant manager, Jon Bonge, plenty of net to exercise their culinary creativity. This respect extends to his servers as well, leading to unusually low turnover for the restaurant industry. “They know that what we’re after is making people happy, not so much of following exact methods. It’s peoplework, not paperwork,” Lindberg says. “I surround myself with good people…we’re decent people and really care about it.” Lindberg also owns Absolutely Fresh Seafood, a wholesaler of fresh and frozen fish and seafood, which distributes to more than 400 establishments in the region, but he says most of his time is now spent in his three Shucks and one Bailey’s (1259 S. 120th St.) restaurants, referring to the restaurant industry as “complicated.” In fact, Lindberg, who attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is not from a culinary background at all, but launched multiple nonrestaurant ventures including a newspaper, a house-painting business, and an Old Market card and gift shop called Footlights. His late ‘70s seafood sales (originally from a refrigerated truck he parked at 70th and Dodge) grew into a warehouse and retail store, eventually evolving into a seafood luncheonette that finally became the first Shucks. “I swore I would never get into the restaurant business…Never,” he says. “And here I am; I own four of them.” readonlinenow.com

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Umbrella Policies Umbrella policies are oddly named, relatively cheap, and quite mysterious. I recommend these to nearly all my clients. Here’s why… Let’s assume Jim and Jane are on their way to a Huskers game in Lincoln. Jim’s foot accidentally misses the brake pedal while driving on the Interstate. A few seconds later, several cars are piled up along the guardrail with extensive damage and injuries resulting from the wreck. Jane and Jim both are taken to the hospital along with passengers from other vehicles involved. Suddenly, what began as a lovely day of football and fun has turned into financial devastation. After the dust settles, Jim is ticketed and found to be at fault for the accident. Jim’s “healthy” auto policy limits of $250,000 and $500,000 seem not so healthy after a couple weeks of hospitalization and several vehicles are deemed with “total loss” status. Once the medical and other bills reach the limits of Jim’s insurance policy, the insurance company no longer pays. Jim and Jane can now be sued personally for the remainder of the damages. Their assets, including their home, cars, and investments, are now fair game. Typically, for less than $20 per month, you can have up to $2 million of umbrella coverage. While this may not be for everyone, it is certainly something to consider as you plan your retirement and save for the kids’ college expenses. The next time your insurance agent recommends an umbrella policy, give it some thought. For such a minimal premium, can you really afford to be without one?

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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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Anderson O’Brien Fine Art...F16...........402.884.0911 Artists’ Cooperative Gallery...G15..........402.342.9617 Bemis Ctr. for Contemporary Arts...E18.402.341.7130 FAME....................................................402.341-3930 Farrah Grant Photography...G16...........402.312.8262 Gallery 616...F17...................................402.214.3061 Garden Of The Zodiac...G15.................. 402.341.1877 Hot Shops Art Center...D2....................402.342.6452 Images of Nature Gallery...G14............. 402.341.8460 KANEKO...F17...................................... 402.341.3800 Love’s Jazz & Arts Center...(24th & Lake)..................... 402.502.5291 Old Market Artists Gallery...G15...........402.346.6569 Omaha ClayWorks...F17......................402.346.0560 Passageway Gallery...G15..................... 402.341.1910 Sirens at the Loft...F16.........................402.933.9333 White Crane Gallery...G15.....................402.345.1066

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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O’Connor’s Irish Pub...E16...................402.934.9790 Old Chicago...F15..................................402.341.1616 Old Market Tavern...G16....................... 402.341.0191 Old Mattress Factory Bar & Grill...E6....402.346.9116 Rock Bottom Brewery...F15.................402.614.9333 Roja Old Market...E14...........................402.346.9190 Sake Bombers @ Blue...E15............... 402.408.5566 The Stadium Club Sports Bar & Grill...G15..................... 402.359.1290 The Slowdown...D4..............................402.345.7569 Stiles Pub...E15....................................402.991.9911 Stokes Bar & Grill...F15....................... 402.408.9000 T Henery’s Pub...F14........................... 402.345.3651 Twisted Fork Grill & Bar...G15.............. 402.932.9600 The Underground...G16........................402.341.3547 Union Pizzeria & Sports Bar...C2........ 402.932.2929 Upstream Brewing Company...F16..... 402.344.0200 Urban Wine Company...G18................ 402.934.0005 Waters Edge Lounge @ Embassy Suites...H16............. 402.346.9000 The Zin Room...B14..............................402.991.0660

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

HEALTH & FITNESS Acupunture Omaha Healing Arts Center...E15........................... 402.345.5078 David Bole L.Ac............................. 402.345.5078 Ellen Zinn L.Ac.............................. 402.345.5078 Elizabeth Harmon - Acupuncture...402.991.5753 Ayurvedic Healing (both at Omaha Healing Arts Center) Dr.Rajesh Kotecha...E15............... 402.345.5078 Joyce Librunner, LMT...E15...........402.740.0366 Dental Derek Fender, DDS...E15.............. 402.342.3901 James Polerecky, DDS...C15.........402.341.7576 Omaha Dental Spa (at the Loft)...F16...................... 402.505.4424 Fitness Anytime Fitness...F18....................402.991.2333 Kempo Karate...(19th & Farnam).. 402.905.6865 Omaha Yoga School...G15.............402.346.7813 Massage Therapy Old Market Massage...E15............402.850.6651 Omaha Healing Arts Center...E15...... 402.345.5078 Rachel Andress, LMT................... 402.345.5078 Sandy Aquila, LMT........................ 402.345.5078 Julia Beutler, LMT......................... 402.345.5078 Lisa Christensen, LMT...................402.850.6651 Kirstin Kluver, LMT........................ 402.345.5078 Joyce Linbrunner, LMT..................402.740.0366 Tara Thompson, LMT....................402.706.7398 Medical Commercial Optical Co...E16.........402.344.0219 Creighton Family Healthcare...D19.402.280.5500 Downtown Chiropractic...(21st & Douglas)............. 402.345.7500 Ritch Miller, DC............................. 402.345.7500 Heartland Pathology...A14.............402.346.0195 Physical Therapy Bobby Escolas, CMHT (Hypnotherapist).................. 402.990.2979 Jannette J. Davis, MS, CST...G13.402.341.2230 Cynthia Duggin, MSW, LCSW...E15........................ 402.345.5078 East & West Physical Therapy...E15........................ 402.345.5078 Chanell Jaramillo, MTP, CMH, HHP...E15.............. .. 402.689.0905 Jeff Stormberg, PhD...C14........... 402.393.0642 Tim Swisher, MHR, LMHP, LADC...G13.................. 402.341.2230 Pharmacy Depot Drug...C11.........402.544.DRUG

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Merchants Attractions OLD MARKET / DOWNTOWN / RIVERFRONT

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

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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

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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

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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

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 The Summit...(1601 Dodge St.).........................402.341.5555 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

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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Henry Doorly Zoo. Join the Henry Doorly Zoo for a fun-filled country and agriculture themed event at Moo at the Zoo. Savor some country cooking, join in the watermelon and pie eating contests, plus enjoy some games. Free with regular paid zoo admission. 3701 S. 10th St. 9am-5pm. For more information, visit www.omahazoo. com or call 402-7338401.

Through 7/2: U.S. Olympic Team Swim Trials. Centu-

ryLink Center Omaha. The best swimmers in the country compete for their spot in the London Olympics. 455 N. 10th St. For more information, visit www.centurylinkcenteromaha. com or call 402-3411500.

Through 8/31: Con Ojos Propios (With My Own Eyes). El

Museo Latino. Contemporary photography exhibit by Jesus Sanchez Uribe. $5 general admission, $4 college students w/ID, $3.50 seniors readonlinenow.com

& students K-12, free for members. 4701 S. 25th St. M, W, F/10am5pm; Tu-Th/1-5pm; Sat/10am-2pm. For more information, visit www.elmuseolatino.org or call 402731-1137.

Through 8/31: La Huella Psiquica en el Tiempo Muerto 2 (The Psychic Imprint of Dead Time 2). El Museo Latino.

Contemporary photography exhibit by Aureliano Sanchez Tejeda. $5 general admission, $4 college students w/ID, $3.50 seniors & students K-12, free for members. 4701 S. 25th St. M, W, F/10am5pm; Tu-Th/1-5pm; Sat/10am-2pm. For more information, visit www.elmuseolatino.org or call 402731-1137.

Through 9/2: Mindbender Mansion.

Durham Museum. An immersive 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/10am8pm; W-Sat/10am-

5pm; Sun/1-5pm. For more information, visit www.durhammuseum.org or call 402-444-5071.

Through 9/4: Tempo of Twilight Concert Series. Laurit-

zen Gardens. From all-time favorite cover songs to artistic originals, talented local bands will create a memorable musical experience for visitors of all ages. Purchase delicious and affordable meals from the café or bring your own snacks and beverages. Bring blankets or chairs to relax in the garden. Recurring every other Tuesday. $6 adults, $3 children 6-12, free for members and children under 6. 100 Bancroft St. 6pm. For more information, visit www. lauritzengardens.org or call 402-346-4002.

Through 9/9: Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Omaha Children’s

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 daily except Monday. $8 adults and kids, $7 seniors, free for members and children

July/August Calendar of Events under 2. 500 S. 20th St. Tu-F/10am-4pm; Sat/9am-5pm; Sun/15pm. For more information, visit www. ocm.org or call 402342-6164.

Through 10/14: Omaha Farmers Market. Old Market

and Aksarben Village. Farmers Market offering the best selection of fresh produce and meats, as well as a wide variety of unique specialty items: gourmet foods, organic fruits and vegetables, dairy products, cut flowers and bedding plants, handmade crafts, and more. Recurring every Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Old Market: 11th & Jackson sts; Aksarben Village: 67th & Center sts. Sat/8am12pm, Sun/9am-1pm. For more information, visit www.omahafarmersmarket.org or call 402-345-5401.

JULY 7/1-26: Moonrise Kingdom. Film

Streams. Directed by Wes Anderson, this Cannes Film Festival favorite is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two

twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing offshore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down. 1340 Mike Fahey St. For more information, visit www. filmstreams.org or call 402-933-0259.

7/7, 8/18: From Expositions to Jazz Musicians Trolley Tour.

Durham Museum. Take a trip into one of Omaha’s most historic and influential areas. In 1898, Omaha was the host of the Trans-Mississippi World’s Fair and Exposition. North Omaha continued as a diverse and vibrant community. Stately homes, parks, and jazz halls made this area a cultural center of Omaha. Tickets are $20. 801 S. 10th St. July 7/10:30am; Aug. 8/10:30am. For more information, visit www. durhammuseum.org or call 402-444-5071.

7/8: Color Me Rad – 5K Fun Run. Mid-

America Center. Color Me Rad is coming with a tsunami of color that will make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your

will to live. You’ll start off with a shirt as pure and white as your grandpa’s dentures, and you’ll soak up enough color while running to change your tone forever. Register online. One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA. 9:30am. For more information, visit www.colormerad.com or call 712323-0536.

7/8, 7/31, 8/19: Millionaires & Mansions North Gold Coast Trolley Tour.

Durham Museum. Explores the neighborhoods north of Dodge Street in Midtown Omaha. Learn about the Mercer Mansion, Joslyn Castle, and the Louis Nash residence just to name a few! Ride on the first curved street in the city and see many stately homes in the original “West Omaha.” Tickets are $20. 801 S. 10th St. July 8/1:30pm; July 31/6pm; Aug. 19/1:30pm. For more information, visit w w w. d u r h a m m u seum.org or call 402444-5071.

7/10, 8/14: Millionaires & Mansions South Gold Coast Trolley Tour. Durham Museum. Take a trip to the early 1900s

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Sponsored by Pinnacle Bank in the area south of Dodge Street in Midtown Omaha. Many landmarks in the city are located here including the Blackstone Hotel, Storz Mansion, and home of Arthur and Zerlina Brandeis. See the beauty of traditional architectures and hear stories of those who built these magnificent homes. Tickets are $20. 801 S. 10th St. July 10/6pm; Aug. 14/6pm. For more information, visit www.durhammuseum.org or call 402-444-5071.

7/11: Ingrid Michaelson with Greg Laswell. The

Slowdown. Singersongwriter Ingrid Michaelson will perform hits, such as “The Way I Am,” “Maybe,” and “Keep Breathing,” at The Slowdown with opening act Greg Laswell. $22 in advance, $25 day of show. 729 N. 14th St. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit www.theslowdown.com or call 402-345-7569.

7/13-14: 2012 Omaha Riverfront Jazz & Blues Festival. Lewis and Clark

Contemporary and traditional Southwestern jewelry and home decor. Featured Southwestern artists include Lilly Barrack, G.L. Miller and our own Jim Robinson

• Silversmith on Premise • Expert Repair Come in and have Jim design your dream. Old Market 509 South 11th Omaha, NE (402) 342-1200

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Landing. Listen to talented national, regional, and local jazz and blues musicians. Recurring daily. One-day tickets $38-45, both days $60-80. 515 N. Riverfront Dr. For more information, visit www.omahajazzandblues.com or call 402-884-1214.

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CenturyLink Center Omaha. The Color Run is a 5K run for participants of

all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes. Wear a white tshirt, and by the end of the run, you’ll be covered in paint! Each kilometer of the event is associated with a designated color. 1K is yellow, 2K is blue, 3K is green, 4K is pink, and the 5K is a “color extravaganza.” Register online. 455 N. 10th St. For more information, visit www.thecolorrun.com or call 801372-0894.

7/14-15: Railroad Days. A celebration

of all things train and track at Lauritzen Gardens, the Durham Museum, Union Pacific Railroad Museum, Omaha, RailsWest Railroad Museum, and the General Dodge House in Council Bluffs. Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad. Recurring daily. $15 family (includes admission to all five locations). Sat-Sun/9am-5pm. For more information, visit www. omaharailroaddays. com or call 402-3464002.

7/20: Cox Music & Movies – The Muppets and The Betties. Holland

Performing Arts Center. Enjoy live music from The Betties followed by an outdoor screening of The Muppets (2011) on the Holland Center East Lawn. Grass seating is available, and blankets and chairs are welcome. Concessions will be provided. No outside food, drink, or pets permitted. Free admission. 1200 Douglas St. Music starts at 7:45pm, movie starts around 8:45pm. For more information, visit www.omahaperformingarts.org

or call 402-345-0606.

7/22: Film Streams’ Feature IV – An Evening with Jane Fonda. Holland Performing Arts Center. Special guest Jane Fonda will sit down for a discussion with Film Streams’ Oscarwinning board member Alexander Payne. Post-party celebration with food, music, and dancing. Tickets from $35-250. 1200 Douglas St. 6:30pm. For more information, visit www.filmstreams.org or call 402-933-0259.

7/22, 8/7, 8/25: Magic City Trolley Tour. Durham Mu-

seum. Focuses on the growth of South Omaha, founded in 1884 because of the Union Stockyards. Waves of immigrants flocked to the community to carve out a new life. By 1890, it was the fastest growing city in the country, earning the name “The Magic City,” with a truly unique history. Tickets are $20. 801 S. 10th St. July 22/1:30pm; Aug. 7/6pm; Aug. 25/10:30am. For more information, visit www.durhammuseum.org or call 402-444-5071.

7/27-8/9: Beasts of the Southern Wild. Film Streams.

Directed by Benh Zeitlin and winner of the Sundance Film Festivals’ Cinematography and Grand Jury Prize awards, Beasts of the Southern Wild centers around a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee. Buoyed by childish optimism

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and extraordinary imagination, a sixyear-old girl on the brink of orphanhood believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes. 1340 Mike Fahey St. For more information, visit www. filmstreams.org or call 402-933-0259.

7/28: 9th Annual Playing with Fire.

Lewis and Clark Landing. Featuring Rick Vito & the Lucky Devils, Meena, The Pounders, and BluesEd. A free summer concert with blues, funk, and soul music. Free admission. Donations will be given to the Food Bank for the Heartland. 515 N. Riverfront Dr. 4:30pm. For more information, visit www.playingwithfireomaha.net or call 402-203-6196.

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Weezer.

Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove. American alternative rock band Weezer brings their hits “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” and “Buddy Holly” to Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove series this summer! Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $52.50. Harrah’s Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit www.harrahscouncilbluffs.com or call 712-329-6000.

AUGUST 8/1: The Black Keys. Mid-America readonlinenow.com

special guests Tame Impala. The Black Keys’ new album, El Camino, features the hit single “Lonely Boy” and the superhot smash “Gold on the Ceiling.” Tickets are $49.50. One Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA. 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.midamericacenter.com or call 712-323-0536.

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Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove. The Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and Cracker are all coming to Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove series this summer for the Last Summer on Earth Tour! Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $47.50. Harrah’s Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit www.harrahscouncilbluffs.com or call 712-329-6000.

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Formally known as the Critter Ride, bring your bike and ride through Omaha’s Zoo during this family fun food & wine list – Award-winning event. There willlate be 7 nights 8/10: aCox Music & open week. dinner, snacks, and Movies – The RaidCall for reservations. refreshments pro- ers of the Lost Ark vided, plus special and UNO Faculty S. 11th Street • 342-2550 animal 422 encounters Jazz Combo. Holwww.MsPubOmaha.com during the fun-filled land Performing evening. Registration Arts Center. Enjoy required. $15 mem- live music from the bers, $20 non-mem- UNO Faculty Jazz bers. 3701 S. 10th Combo followed by St. 6:30-8:30pm. For an outdoor screenmore information, ing of The Raiders of visit www.omaha- the Lost Ark (1981) zoo.com or call 402- on the Holland Cen733-8401. ter East Lawn. Grass seating is available, 8/5: Gavin De- and blankets and Graw & Colbie chairs are welcome. Caillat. Harrah’s Stir Concessions will be Concert Cove. Sing- provided. No outer-songwriter Gavin side food, drink, or DeGraw brings his pets permitted. Free hits “Chariot,” “In admission. 1200 Love with a Girl,” Douglas St. Music and “Not Over You” starts at 7:45pm, to Harrah’s Stir Con- movie starts around cert Cove series this 8:45pm. For more summer, alongside information, visit s i n g e r - s o n g w r i t - w w w. o m a h a p e r er Colbie Caillat, formingarts.org or whose hits include call 402-345-0606. “Bubbly,” “Realize,” and “The Little 8/11: Back to Things”! Must be School Bash. Oma21+ to attend. Tick- ha’s Henry Doorly ets are $37. Harrah’s Zoo. Hey, kids! Before Blvd, Council Bluffs, the bell rings for your IA. Doors open at first class this school 6pm. Show starts year, visit Omaha’s at 8pm. For more Zoo for one last hurinformation, visit rah. Get in the school www.harrahscoun- spirit by hanging out cilbluffs.com or call

Italian & Mediterranean specialties served in“the Old Market’s most beautiful dining room,” complemented with the area’s largest selection of Italian wines.

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Award-winning food & wine list – open late 7 nights a week. Call for reservations.

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Sponsored by Pinnacle Bank with local mascots while learning at the Zoo without sitting at a desk. Free with regular paid zoo admission. 3701 S. 10th St. 9am-3pm. For more information, visit www.omahazoo.com or call 402733-8401.

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Creed.

Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove. Grammy Award-winning American rock band Creed brings their hits “With Arms Wide Open,” “My Sacrifice,” and “Are You Ready?” to Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove series this summer! Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $47. Harrah’s Blvd, Council Bluffs, IA. Doors open at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm. For more information, visit www.harrahscouncilbluffs.com or call 712-329-6000.

8/19: 2012 Corporate Cycling Challenge. Heartland

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8/20: Andrew Bird. Holland Performing Arts Center. American singersongwriter and

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KANEKO. Join the Midwest’s premier fashion event at Omaha Fashion Week down in the Old Market. Featured fashions include Children’s Wear (Monday), Avant Garde (Tuesday), Bridal & Swimwear (Wednesday), Evening Wear (Thursday), Day Wear (Friday), and the finale Best of Show (Saturday). Weeknight tickets from $30-50, weeknight VIP tickets are $65; Saturday finale tickets from $30-60, finale VIP tickets are $120 individual or $1,000 for a 10-person VIP table. 1111 Jones St. Doors open at 6pm, show at 8pm. For more information, visit www.omahafashionweek.com or call 402-599-3283. Orpheum Theater. American blues singersongwriter Bonnie Raitt performs her hit songs “Something to Talk About,” “Love Sneakin’ Up on You,” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” Tickets are $52.5091.50. 409 S. 16th St. 8pm. For more information, visit w w w. o m a h a p e r formingarts.org or call 402-345-0606.

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Sophisticated American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Classy, but unpretentious. Creative, but approachable. Lunch, dinner, fresh daily specials, Sunday brunch and late night tapas. Live piano Thursday - Saturday. Open 11AM Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Monday) | Brunch 10AM - 2PM Sunday Happy Hour 4PM - 6PM Tuesday - Friday & 10PM - 12AM Friday - Saturday 1125 Jackson St. | Old Market, Omaha, NE | 402.991.5637 | JacksonStreetTavern.com

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