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Omaha Fashion Week

August 20th - 25th, 2018
6 pm at Omaha Design Center
Omaha Fashion Week is excited to kick off another season, August 20-25! Each evening features the Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts Red Carpet Experience, the H & H Premier Automotive Vehicle Showcase, and the Pretty In Patina Pre-Party with live entertainment and shopping in the Pop-Up Shop Market! Plus, don't miss out on the Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery and Dreams MedSpa VIP Lounge, where you can take in all the fashion and glamour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks from the ABSOLUT ELYX VIP Bar! It all leads up to our main event: a packed showcase on the Allure Health & Med Spa Runway to Beauty!
  • Monday, August 20: Omaha Wedding Salon
    • Plan your big day the fashionable way! Grab a glass of bubbly and enjoy an evening of inspiration during our glamorous bridal themed showcase. From our high-end runway show packed with bridal trends from local designers and boutiques, to our vendor market showcasing hors d'oeuvres, tablescapes, and floral arrangements, check off every category on your wedding to-do list! 
  • Tuesday, August 21: BALANCE Emerging Designer Showcase
    • Balance: A way of combining elements to add a feeling of equilibrium or stability to a work of art. Major types are symmetrical and asymmetrical.
  • Wednesday, August 22: EMPHASIS Emerging Designer Showcase
    • Emphasis: A way of combining elements to stress the differences between those elements.
  • Thursday, August 23: HARMONY Featured Designer Showcase
    • Harmony: A way of combining similar elements in an artwork to accent their similarities (achieved through use of repetitions and subtle gradual changes).
  • Friday, August 24: MOVEMENT Featured Designer Showcase
    • Movement: A principle of design used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer’s eye throughout the work of art.
  • Saturday, August 25: VIP Runway Finale
    • Celebrate the best of Omaha Fashion Week and watch the top Emerging and Featured Designers compete for their respective Fashion Cups and prize packages! 
 
 

Thursday, August 16

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Get Fit Outside FREE Bootcamp at Lewis & Clark Riverfront Landing 5:30 pm

Food Truck Thursdays at Gene Leahy Mall 11 am to 1:30 pm
Yoga: Breath Exploration at Lauritzen Gardens 6 pm
Curator Gallery Talk: Treasures of British Art 1400-2000 at Joslyn 6:30 pm
Opening Party & Big Omaha Reunion at KANEKO 7 to 9 pm
Moonlight Sightseeing Cruise at River City Star 8 pm

Jason Boland & The Stragglers at Slowdown 8 to 11 pm
Thursday Night Live at Beer Can Alley 9:30 pm
 

Friday, August 17

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Bridge Beats at Bob Kerry Bridge 6 to 9 pm - Last Chance!
Love & Theft at Bourbon Saloon 7 pm
 

Saturday, August 18

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Tinkerfest 2018 at Omaha Children's Museum 9 am to 5 pm

Omaha Farmers Market in Old Market 8 am to 12 pm
Boy Scout for Wildlife Conservation at Omaha Zoo 9 am to Noon
Up Close Tour: How Omaha Survived the Spanish Flu at the Durham Museum 9 am 
Remembrance Walk at Miller's Landing Rivers Edge 9 to 11:30 am

Fighting for the Good Life: Opening Day Event at the Durham Museum 10 am to 1 pm
Paro & Aro: Public Art Bike Ride at Bancroft Street Market 10 am (every Saturday until Oct 20th)

Sightseeing Cruise at River City Star Noon & 2 pm
Roger Creager & Kali Indiana at Bourbon Saloon 8 pm to Midnight
 

Sunday, August 19

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Corporate Cycling Challenge Bicycle Ride at Heartland of America Park 8 am to 1 pm

Garden Yoga at Joslyn Art Museum 10:30 to 11:30 am
Worldfest at Omaha Children's Museum 11 am to 2 pm
Sightseeing Cruise at River City Star Noon & 2 pm
Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius at Omaha Children's Museum - Last Chance!
 

Monday, August 20

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Smashing Pumpkins: Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour at CenturyLink Center Omaha 7 pm

TEDxOmaha Salon at KANEKO 6 pm
Omaha Fashion Week: Wedding Salon at Omaha Design Center 6 pm

Garden Twilight at Lauritzen Gardens open until 8 pm (every Monday & Tuesday until Sept. 11)
 

Tuesday, August 21

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Old Market District Walking Food Tour in Old Market 1 pm

Walking Club at Lauritzen Gardens 8:30 am (every Tuesday until Oct. 30)
Get Fit Outside FREE Bootcamp at Lewis & Clark Riverfront Landing 5:30 pm
Omaha Fashion Week:BALANCE Emerging Designer Showcase at Omaha Design Center 6 pm
Tuesday Tours at KANEKO 6:30 to 7:30 pm 

Garden Twilight at Lauritzen Gardens open until 8 pm (every Monday & Tuesday until Sept. 11)
 

Wednesday, August 22

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August Wine Class: Bubbles 101 at Howard Street Wine Merchant 6:30 to 8 pm

Wednesday Night Workouts at Turner Park Midtown Crossing 6 pm
Omaha Fashion Week:EMPHASIS Emerging Designer Showcase at Omaha Design Center 6 pm
 
 
 
On-Going Events
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Children's China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius at Omaha Children's Museum until Aug. 19 - Last Chance!

Our Body: The Universe Within at Capitol District until August 26

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer at Omaha Children's Museum until Sept. 2


Omaha in the Anthropocene: A Learning Exploration with Creighton University at The Durham until January 27

Fighting for the Good Life: Nebraska Memories of WWI at The Durham until January 27


You Ought to Be in Pictures, Omaha! at Heartland of America Park Exhibit

DOI Membership Meetings at Scottish Rite Masonic Center 7:30 am first Thursday of the Month


Interrogated at The Backline Comedy every Friday night 10 pm

Omaha Jitterbugs Friday night dances 8 pm to Midnight
Art Gallery Showcases
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Artists’ Cooperative Fine Art Gallery - "Energy" featuring works by Nicki Byram, Inna Kulagina, Charlene Potter and Margie Schimenti

Bemis Center - Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism until Sept. 15

Joslyn Art Museum - Sincerely, Mark Teague from until August 19, Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection until Sept. 9, & Arlene Shechet: More Than I Know until Sept 9

Lauritzen Gardens - Taking Root by Kristine Allphin until Sept. 16, Frida Kahlo until Aug. 31

MANGELSEN Images of Nature Gallery - Renowned American nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen features "Legacy Reserve Collection"

Old Market Artists Gallery- featuring watercolor and acrylics by Kari Lewis

Passageway Gallery -featuring works by Lorelle Carr

SmithOmni Gallery - Enjoy a variety of creative works in this new gallery

SOZO Coffeehouse - Amazing abstract works by Ken Brewer

Ted & Wally's - Personalized paintings and abstract oils by Jaclene Marie
 
Classes & Workshops Downtown
Interface The Web School
Joslyn Art Museum
KANEKO
Lauritzen Gardens
Omaha Creative Institute
Omaha Jitterbugs
Studio 315 Photography
Vintage Ballroom
Regular Happenings
Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater
Live Music
at The Tavern
Weekly Music Lineup at The Omaha Lounge
Live Music at Havana Garage
Events at Bar 415

Live Music at Jackson Street Tavern
Pub Quiz at Slowdown
Events at Club Vibe
Live Shows at Harney Street Tavern
Music & Events at Mr. Toads
Events at The Hive Rock Club
Live Music at Dubliner Pub

Events at Nosh Wine Lounge
Shows at The Backline

Murder Mystery Dinner Show at DoubleTree Hotel
 
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