Monday Nov 20 - Dec 11 @ 5:00 PM
Themed Photo Nights with Santa
Westroads Mall – Add some magic to your photos. Join us for one of our themed photo nights with Santa. Pet Nights Mondays from 5pm – 8pm (November 20 – December 11) Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers. Holiday PJ Night December 8, from 5 - 8 PM Dress up the family in your favorite festive pajamas and come take an adorable photo with Santa. Ugly Sweater Night December 1, from 5 - 8 PM It’s time to get U–G–L–Y with Santa! Bring your friends and family and dress in your ugliest sweater to see Santa.
 
    Monday Nov 20 - Dec 11 @ 5:00 PM
Themed Photo Nights with Santa
Oak View Mall – Add some magic to your photos. Join us for one of our themed photo nights with Santa. Pet Nights Mondays from 5pm – 8pm (November 20 – December 11) Bring your pet (dogs and cats only, please) for a photo with Santa! Leave with an adorable pic to share with your friends & followers. Holiday PJ Night December 8, from 5 - 8 PM Dress up the family in your favorite festive pajamas and come take an adorable photo with Santa.
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Homemade Bodycare & Household Products | Growing Gardeners Works
City Sprouts – In this workshop we will cover how to make simple, homemade body care products like deodorant as well as homemade cleaning supplies using all natural, plant-based ingredients. Instructor: Stephanie Finklea The Growing Gardeners Workshop Series is a collaboration between City Sprouts and The Big Garden in Omaha, Nebraska. Our purpose is to offer four seasons of hands-on workshops that feature skills and techniques for every gardener and urban farmer. All workshops are free or low-cost, all-ages, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Questions? Contact Cait Caughey — ccaughey@biggarden.org Find the entire Growing Gardeners Workshop schedule here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/55808440e4b05e2c40bdb1d0/t/59f77af31095262d6b13c757/1509391095802/Poster_GrowingGardenersWINTER17-18+%281%29.pdf
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Kids Movie Mania: SING [through 6th grade]
Bellevue Public Library – Five contestants--a mouse, a shy elephant, a pig, a gorilla, and a punk-rock porcupine--enter a singing competition at a theater owned by a dapper koala named Buster Moon. Parents must speak with Michelle prior to, or be present at, the start of the movie in acknowledgement of its PG rating. This movie showing is for kids through 6th grade and their parents/caregivers (please, no older siblings).
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Botanical Design: The Thankful Bounty
Lauritzen Gardens – Gain the skills to create an elegant arrangement and help your inner designer bloom! Classes are taught by the experienced and creative instructor Kevin Smith and run for roughly an hour and a half. All supplies are included. Advanced registration is required. $45 Lauritzen Gardens members $55 Non-members Advance registration is required. Register online at http://shop.lauritzengardens.org/category-s/158.htm or call Gabrielle at (402) 346-4002, ext. 263. *Please note, the arrangement pictured is not a sample of what will be designed in this course.
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
Gooch and His Big Las Vegas
Ozone Lounge – Michael “Gooch” Gurciullo has been associated with big bands ever since he was a kid in Omaha, NE. All through jr. high and high school he played in the usual school programs, but also worked outside of those settings in professional big bands in the local area. Upon completion of high school, Gooch chose North Texas State University for his continuing education. He got to work with great jazz educators like Rich Matteson, Dan Haerle, and Jack Peterson. Outside of the university, Gooch studied privately with world famous trumpet virtuoso, Don “Jake” Jacoby. While attending N.T.S.U., Gooch formed his own big band called, “The Arctic Muther’s.” It was comprised of some of the best young talents in the music program at the time. He also co-led a big band with Don Jacoby called, “The Swing of Things.” While still in college, Gooch did some touring with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians under the direction of Art Mooney.?
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 6:30 PM
New Class: Beginning Lindy Hop
Omaha Jitterbugs – Level 1 • No expereince necessary This eight-week class will focus on the 6 & 8 count basics that form the foundation of Lindy Hop, the great American Swing Dance. Starting from scratch, we will learn the essentials of the dance. No partner, no experience? No problem! Taught by Brian & Josephine Langbehn
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Cleaner Food Now - Community Action Forum
Nebraska Appleseed – Tyson is the largest meat company in the U.S., producing one out of every five pounds of meat we consume. It is also the top polluter in the industry. Tyson releases over 20 million pounds of toxic waste into the environment every year - more than any other company. We're working to change this. Mighty Earth is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to tackling some of the world's largest environmental problems. Mighty's "Clean it up, Tyson" campaign seeks to compel Tyson to cut out some of its most destructive practices. Join us to learn about Tyson's record and about how to make a real difference in this movement. Free tickets available here: bit.ly/cleanerfoodsignup Monday, November 20, 2017 7 PM UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center Opening Remarks: Randy Ruppert, NE Communities United Speakers: Graham Christensen, President, GC Resolve Janece Mollhoff, Guardians of the Aquifer George Cunningham, Conservation Chiar, NE Sierra Club Moderator: Michael Greenberg, Organizer, Mighty Earth
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Movie Party
Alamo Drafthouse Omaha – Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving as it was truly intended… by spending time with strangers celebrating the 30th anniversary this ‘80s classic in rip-raging “THOSE. AREN’T. PILLOWS!” interactive style. Hollywood has provided us with no shortage of classic Christmas films, but there is only ONE great Thanksgiving epic, and it is HERE. No fibbin’…. this is the flat-out funniest holiday feature ever made, and deserves to stand tall in the ranks of Perfect Movies! John Candy gives his best-ever performance as shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith, a carefree loser who takes uptight businessman Neal Page (Steve Martin) on the misadventure-ride of a lifetime. Thrill to flaming cars, maniacal hijinks, emotional blowouts and a face-full of really big, really dirty underwear. At this long-overdue 30th Anniversary Movie Party edition you’ll be encouraged to say your favorite lines out-loud and in unison and you’ll even get to bring the magic to life with interactive themed props to use during the film — you betcha there’s shower curtain rings! Just, you know, watch out where your putting your hands.
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Malina Brothers Concert
Sokol Auditorium and Underground – If you like bluegrass music, join us for a concert that will not disappoint. The musicians of Malina Brothers share not only their hometown of Nachod, Czech Republic, but also similar musical backgrounds. Their repertoire consists of songs that the band members grew up listening to (Czech and English influences), as well as, original works that reflect the influence of bluegrass and Irish music. If the musicians look familiar, you may recognize them from their other successful endeavors: Lubos Malina (Druha Trava, Katka Garcia Project, producer & studio musician), Pavel Malina (studio musician), Pepa Malina (COP), and Pavel Peroutka (Spiritual Quintet & Jiri Holoubek Trio). This is a FREE concert.
 
    Monday Nov 20 - Oct 15 @ 7:00 PM
Invite Only: Gnostic Mass Practice
Roar of Rapture Encampment – Invite Only, practice the Gnostic Mass as performed by the EGC. #rorevent
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:00 PM
Malina Brothers Concert
Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum in Omaha, NE – Free concert or a bluegrass & folk Czech band. Official invitation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wwac32oFaE&feature=youtu.be
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
New Class: Level 4 Lindy Hop
Omaha Jitterbugs – Let's keep building!!! In this class we will contintue on with what we learned in Level 4 last month! This is currently our highest level class, and students must have teacher permission to enroll. If you're unsure, contact the teachers to test into Level 4. Instructors: Josephine Langbehn & Brian Langbehn
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM
Grieves with ProbCause & Conny Franko at The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room Lounge – Grieves with ProbCause & Conny Franko Tickets: $14 ADV / $16 DOS On sale 7/14 at 10am: http://bit.ly/2sXvRbQ ALL AGES / Doors at 7pm When asked if he always knew he’d end up being a rapper, Benjamin Laub—better known as Grieves—can only laugh. “Oh no, not really,” he says, “I was in bands and stuff, but I grew up listening mainly to Punk stuff. It wasn’t until I got a little older that Hip-Hop really started to happen for me.” When Grieves first heard artists like Mobb Deep and Wu-Tang Clan, he remembers being drawn to their sound. “Hearing all the samples and stuff from records that I heard my dad play when I was a kid… You start to hear the connections. When I discovered people like Atmosphere, it was like hearing somebody speak their truth in a way that related to me. That’s when I first started to think about Hip-Hop as a way to really talk about what was happening in my life. Hard to believe that now, over a decade later, that’s actually what I’m still doing.” On Running Wild, Grieves’ fifth proper full-length, the Seattle based musician manages to balance the dueling impulses that fuel both his live shows and his previous releases: the need to cut loose and the need to vent. Grieves wants to have a good time while also keeping shit real and honest. While previous efforts like 2011’s Together/Apart and 2014’s Winter & The Wolves might have leaned heavily in the direction of darkness—taking on subjects like addiction, heartbreak, and poverty—the new record introduces some much-needed levity to the proceedings. “I remember a review of one of my records where they were like, ‘This guy sounds like he's hella intense and really shitty to hang out with.’ I'm like, ‘What the fuck?’ It's actually the opposite. I wanted this record to reflect that a little more.” Recorded in Stockholm alongside Swedish producer Chords (aka rapper Jens Eric Resch Thomason), the fifteen tracks on Running Wild do exactly what the album title would imply. Tracks like “Gutz” and “No Sleep” are classic Grieves ruminations on anxiety and romantic bust-ups (“I think about you and say f--- you, then you come over and I f--- you” he raps on the former), but the record—which features only a handful of guests, all from Seattle—stretches out in a number of surprising directions. Tracks like “Faded” and “RX” experiment with fluttering trap beats, while songs like “What it Dew” and album-closer “5,000 Miles” offer the rich guitar tones and humming organs that one might expect on a classic soul record. It’s a kind of openness—both sonically and thematically—that Laub attributes to how and where the record was made. “I flew from Seattle to Stockholm on basically zero sleep,” he recalls, “Suddenly I’m there, my first day, and I’m immediately stepping into the studio, which felt like walking into a whole other planet. I'm jet lagged. I'm vulnerable. I'm there, but I'm kind of not. And that's where some of the best songs came from. I didn't have the energy to fight myself on anything. Instead of retreating into my own head, I got completely out of it. Songs like “Gutz” are things that I probably never would have done—or could have done—on my own. If something felt weird to me, or uncomfortable, Chords would push me further in that direction. I needed that. Any time I was like, "Nope. I don't think I can get away with that" he’d say, "That sounds like a perfect reason to give it a try." At a time when the notion of the “album” is often summarily ditched in favor records that are little more than a collection of previously released singles, Running Wild is very much an album, and intentionally so. “I really wanted this to be a real record,” says Laub, “I wanted it to work front to back.” “I've been touring for over ten years at this point,” he says. “People have seen my show. They get it. They get who I am as a person and they get who I am as an artist. They get both sides of the spectrum. They get the serious and they get the light heartedness. Until now I haven't been comfortable with releasing a record that divulges that, that gives what you're getting at the live experience and what you have come to expect from the records, all in one. The whole idea is to just give people a more authentic experience of me. I’m not just the brooding emotional fuckup from that old record review, the one with no sense of humor who doesn’t sound fun to hang out with. This record is for all the fans who’ve come out to the shows, for everyone that I've worked with. For so many years I felt like, in order to have a career, I could only show this one little part of me. I don’t want to do that anymore.”
 
    Monday Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM
Grieves at The Waiting Room | November 20th
The Waiting Room Lounge – GRIEVES RUNNING WILD TOUR 2017 W/ ProbCause $14/$16 Doors TBD All Ages http://grievesmusic.com https://facebook.com/Grievesmusic https://twitter.com/grievesmusic https://instagram.com/grieves/
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 4:30 PM
Stressbusters: Bath Bombs! [Bellya Event]
Bellevue Public Library – Stressbusters: Bath Bombs! Tuesday, November 21 4:30-6:00 PM (You can drop in anytime before 5:45!) This event is for: the 7th-12th grade + 2017 high school graduates. When there's lots of things / weighing on your mind -- who ya gonna call?! Stressbusters! Fizz away your worries with these DIY bath bombs--or make a couple for holiday gifts! This workshop features a basic 20-25 minute recipe--drop in anytime before 5:45 PM!
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:00 PM
Trimming Claws for a Cause - Promise 4 Paws Dog Rescue!
The Green Spot Omaha – Stop in on Tuesday, November 21st between 6pm & 8pm and get your dog(s) nails clipped AND support a great local rescue! Nail trims are $10 donation per dog. You can also request a nail grind for a $14 donation if desired. All proceeds will be donated to Promise 4 Paws! No appointment needed! (There may be a short wait - please see a TGS Team Member to get on sign up sheet when you arrive.) Learn more about this awesome rescue group here: http://www.promise4pawsdogrescue.com And be sure to 'Like' them on Facebook! Please share with your friends and help support a great cause!
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:30 PM
Suicide Silence w/ Upon a Burning Body & more at Waiting Room
The Waiting Room Lounge – Suicide Silence with Upon A Burning Body, Slaughter To Prevail, Prison, & Hours Of Decay Tickets: $18 ADV / $20 DOS On sale 9/8 at 12pm: http://bit.ly/2xOK5KV ALL AGES Doors at 5:30pm
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:30 PM
Spontaneous Combustion
Ozone Lounge – With several lifetimes of listening to and playing music, we bring our own spin to classics by The Beatles, Van Morrison, Neil Young, John Hiatt, Jethro Tull, The Grateful Dead, Marshall Tucker Band, and many, many more.
 
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    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 6:30 PM
Papa Bear & Me Storytime
Bellevue Public Library – Grab your favorite Papa Bear (daddy, grandpa, etc.) and join Mrs. B. for stories and songs featuring the men in our lives who love, protect, and teach us. All families are welcome, including those whose Papa Bears are unable to accompany them!