Dereck Higgins to Perform at Bemis’ LOW END

In Arts, on June 16th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—Nebraska Music Hall of Famer Dereck Higgins will perform this Thursday, June 18, part of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ virtual series broadcasted from their performance space, LOW END. A lifelong musician, Higgins incorporates guitar, bass, and synthesizers, and at times his music can be described as anything ranging from rock or punk to ambient and New Wave. It’s impossible to categorize Higgins’ music and what he’ll be playing, because there’s no emphasis on genre.

Featuring Dereck Higgins

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Nite Caps to Discuss Community Healing

In Arts, on June 12th, 2020

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Photo courtesy of Carley Scott Fields


Omaha, NE—Most performance organizations and events have had to make changes due to COVID-19, including Nite Caps, a monthly live talk variety show based at downtown’s Outr Spaces.

Featuring Host, Maria Corpuz

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Omaha Community Playhouse’s Rock and Roll Drive in: ‘Rave On!’

In Arts, on June 11th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—Beginning tonight, Billy McGuigan and his band will perform a run of his tribute to Buddy Holly, Rave On!. The family friendly—and now Covid-friendly—drive in show at the playhouse is a favorite of McGuigan’s, who has performed many covers of classic rock heroes throughout his career.

Featuring Billy McGuigan

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BFF Introduces Segundo Viernes, Second Friday

In Arts, on June 9th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—Many patrons of the arts in Omaha are familiar with Benson First Fridays, a collection of live events and exhibitions each month. But this month, BFF will also offer Segundo Viernes, or second Friday. The evening will celebrate both Latinx and LGBTQIA cultures. BFF recently received a grant for this programming, which Stephanie Diaz is Co-Directing.

Featuring Co-Director, Stephanie Diaz

Like First Fridays during Covid-19, Segundo Viernes will feature shows and projects that can be observed while socially distancing, both in person and via live streams on social media.

BFF’s Segundo Viernes is the Friday evening, June 12. Live Streaming is available via BFF’s social media pages, and more information can be found at BFFOmaha.org or on Facebook.

Union for Contemporary Art Starts Book Club

In Arts, on June 9th, 2020

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Omaha, NE—As part of The Union’s Pride Month celebrations, the Seat at the Table book club returns in June with a new text: Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology, edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson.

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Omaha Summer Arts Festival Continues Virtually

In Arts, on June 5th, 2020

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The 46th Omaha Summer Arts Festival is this Saturday, their first ever virtual event. Coronavirus posed a challenge for a festival that hosts artists, vendors, live music, and food, but organizers have pulled out all stops to ensure that the show goes on.

Featuring Kylie Vonnhame

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