Omaha Fashion Week’s spring show struts to Kaneko

Named one of the 10 "coolest" Midwest cities by MSN.com earlier this year, Omaha absolutely deserves the title.
Coming far from being considered a "beef-infused" farm state, the Omaha metro has become a petri dish for culture and creativity, encouraging entrepreneurship and professional advancement.
 


Tour Odyssey stops at the Slowdown

On Wednesday, March 6, Tour Odyssey will make a stop at the Slowdown.  The tour will be featuring the Dirty Heads, Shiny Toy Guns, Midi Matilda and Oh No Fiasco.


Omaha Public Libraries celebrate National Women’s History Month

As Black History Month comes to an end, National Women's History Month is now upon us. This March, the National Women's History Project has chosen "Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" as their annual national theme, which celebrates the lives of women across the nation whose lives have impacted the innovative field.
This year, the Omaha Public Library has some big plans to honor the remarkable women of our country.  Throughout March, selected libraries will be hosting a series of free events, exhibits and celebrations.
 


‘Women Who Rock’ exhibit opens at the Durham Western Heritage Museum

If you go down the stairs to look at the train cars in the Durham Western Heritage Museum, you may hear the voices of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, or even Lady Gaga. Don't be alarmed, just follow them past the train cars and on to the "Women Who Rock" exhibit.
At the entrance to the exhibit, you'll be greeted with a mural of vinyl records. Each one features interesting facts about women in music history from the early 20th century to today. It's a good tease for what lies ahead in the rest of the exhibit.
 


The Growlers play the Slowdown to promote new album

It's hard for a band to draw a crowd on a Tuesday night in the metro area, especially one that's not well known here. However, the Growlers brought in a sizeable crowd to the Slowdown on Feb. 5 and provided everyone a rambunctious time.


Canvas and Cabernet opens in Aksarben

Walking into Canvas and Cabernet, a new addition to the Aksarben area, you might not be sure what you're getting yourself into.
On one side, the walls are covered in seemingly elementary paintings. The walls on the opposite side are lined with artistic masterpieces.  There is a stage and about 20 painting stations.  Keep walking and there are shelves with eclectic items for sale. Keep walking farther, and you'll run into the bar.
At this point, you aren't really sure if you're in a bar, gallery, gift shop or classroom.
The truth is that Canvas and Cabernet is all of these things.  It is an exciting new venue that offers instructed painting "classes" to groups. But, this isn't your average painting class.


The Pizza Shoppe Collective to host Toons & Brews

The Benson Theatre Project will be hosting a special Toons & Brews event on Feb. 22 at the Pizza Shoppe Collective in Benson.  
Toons & Brews will feature works by artist Jeff Koterba, beer tastings provided by New Belgium Brewing and food from The Pizza Shoppe.
The exhibit will open at 7pm, and Koterba will be giving a talk at 8pm.
 


2013 Music Festival Guide

On Saturday, a small sliver of hope spread across the United States when Punxsutawney Phil, the nation's groundhog, emerged from his dwelling and didn't see his shadow, predicting that an early spring is upon us.
With the gloomy weather, hopefully, coming to an end, we've got the cure for your cabin fever.  Music festival season is slowly approaching, and with such a wide variety of options, no matter what your taste, there is sure to be a festival for you!
Enjoy the early spring weather with Big Gigantic and Pretty Lights in Colorado, or if you'd like to get farther away, three days of dancing in Miami. Whatever your wish, spring break is knocking on the door, and it's time to start planning. Line-ups for spring and summer music festivals are being announced from now until April, and tickets are going fast! Finding all of the necessary information can be, kind of, tricky, so here's what you need to know about some of the most anticipated festivals of the year.