Virtual Events to Discuss Local Ecology

June 20th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—With summer approaching, numerous virtual events will focus on the great outdoors. On June 23 at 10:00am, Fontenelle Forest will present “Understanding Nature: Life in the Wetlands”. Ponds, lakes and wetlands are common in rural areas. From this Facebook video, learn about the wide variety of life that make their homes in and around wetlands.

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Omaha Under the Radar to Feature Virtual Performances

June 18th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha,NE—Many performance organizations are still cautious in the summer months due to COVID-19. Unfortunately, annual experimental music festival Omaha Under the Radar is cancelled, but there are numerous virtual and COVID friendly events to be held in its place.

Featuring Amanda Deboer Bartlett and Stacey Barelos

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Dereck Higgins to Perform at Bemis’ LOW END

June 16th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

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

June 12th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

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!’

June 11th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

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

June 9th, 2020

By Corbin Hirschhorn

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 or on Facebook.

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