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Summer Security Update

The Omaha Downtown Improvement District is gearing up for the busy summer month of June when our neighborhood hosts several major events including the Taste of Omaha, the Summer Arts Festival, and College World Series. These events regularly bring in upwards of 30,000 people a day! We love the extra visitors, but we also know that it requires extra efforts from everyone to keep us looking our best and feeling our safest.

ODID will be greatly expanding our security presence this year for the month of June. Currently there are two Lion's Gate Security Officers on Thursdays to Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., and on Sundays from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. In June, we will be adding two more security officers for each of those shifts. Additionally, we will be hiring 2-4 off-duty police officers to be strategically placed throughout Downtown in our highest volume areas.

We hope everyone comes down to safely enjoy these fun events and to eat, drink, shop, and relish in the summer evenings and all that Downtown Omaha has to offer!

Thursday, May 23

Photo: omahazoo.com

Late Nights at the Zoo (21+ Event) at Omaha Zoo 7 to 11 p.m.

Food Truck Thursdays at 14th & Dodge 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Every Thursday)
Talk with the Doc: Hospice Benefits and Misconceptions at Urban Abbey 6 p.m.

Friday, May 24

Photo: durhammuseum.org

Nebraska Purple Heart Flight Parade at 15th & Jackson to the Durham Museum about 9 p.m.
Nebraska Purple Heart Flight - Welcome Home Celebration at Durham Museum 8:30 to 10 p.m.

Kids Art Adventures at Joslyn Art Museum 10:30 a.m. (Every Friday)
Midwest Basketball Group Tournament at CHI Health Center
Big Ten Baseball Conference Tournament at TD Ameritrade Park 3:30 p.m.
Marilyn Maye at 1200 Club 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

Photo: ocm.org

Enchanted Kingdom Opening at Omaha Children's Museum 

Omaha Farmers Market in Old Market 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Every Saturday until Oct.)
Running with Legends Fun Run at Omaha Children's Museum 9 a.m.
Memorial Day Weekend at Omaha Zoo 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Midwest Basketball Group Tournament at CHI Health Center
Boney James Live with Chad Stoner Band at Holland Center 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 26

Photo: durhammuseum.org

Millionaires and Mansions North Tour at River City History Tours 2 to 4 p.m.

Memorial Day Weekend at Omaha Zoo 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Yoga Rocks the Park at Midtown Crossing 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Midwest Basketball Group Tournament at CHI Health Center
BSO Riverfront Blues Bash at Millers Landing Omaha 3 to 10 p.m.

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day

Photo: thekaneko.org

Memorial Day Weekend at Omaha Zoo 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 28

Photo: noplacelikeomcenter.com

Yoga at OM Center 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Every Tuesday)

Walking Club at Lauritzen Gardens 8:30 a.m. (Every Tuesday until Oct. 30)

Miss Saigon at Orpheum Theater 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29

Photo: san-francisco-theater.com

Miss Saigon at Orpheum Theater 7:30 p.m.

Soap Operas at The Capitol District 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Doods on Patio at Midtown Crossing 6 to 9 p.m.
Open Mic Worship at Urban Abbey 6 to 8 p.m.
On-Going Events
Photo: ODIDA

The Woodsman at Blue Barn Theatre until June 16

American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith at The Durham Museum until June 23

A Regency of Style: Cultural Changes in 18th and 19th Century Europe at The Durham Museum until July 21

After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading at The Durham Museum until July 28

For the People of Omaha: Byron Reed and the Original Omaha Public Library at The Durham Museum until July 21

Attic Adventures & Enchanted Kingdom at Omaha Children's Museum until September 1

$5 after 5 at The Durham Museum every Tuesday from Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Art Gallery Showcases
Photo: Steve Raglin 
Artists' Cooperative Gallery - Primary- Jasmine Greenwaldt and Alexander Vos

Bemis Center - Alison O'Daniel: Heavy Air & Lui Shtini: Tempos until June 15

Curbside Clothing - Featuring Omaha artist Josh Audiss

Galleria Circo - Featuring work by Charles Fazzino and Pete Tillack and local artist Ashley Touchton

Gallery 1516 - 2019 Nebraska Artist Biennial

KANEKO - Closed until June 11 for Installation

Joslyn Art Museum - Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century until Aug. 11

Lauritzen Gardens
- Nature's Colorful Threads by the Omaha Weavers and Spinners Guild until June 17

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

Old Market Artists Gallery - "Celebrating Spring with Vessels Inspired by the Cycles of the Moon" ceramics by Clay Cunningham

Omaha by Design - "Urbanism 5.0 - Mobility for All"

Passageway Gallery - "From the Earth to the Mountaintops" featuring potter Marlene Meier and photographer Ken Smith

SmithOmni Gallery - Grand Opening

Ted & Wally's - "GoodNature Guide - Wander with Wonder" featuring Drew Nelson

The Imaginarium Super Store - "Electrified Reality" featuring Treven St. John
Regular Happenings
Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater
Live Shows at Harney Street Tavern
Music & Events at Mr. Toads
Live Music at Dubliner Pub
Events at Nosh Wine Lounge
Shows at The Backline

Murder Mystery Dinner Shows at DoubleTree Hotel
Jazz Shows at Jewell Omaha
Live Music at Havana Garage
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
Classes & Workshops Downtown
Lauritzen Gardens
Omaha Creative Institute
Omaha Jitterbugs

Orangetheory Fitness
Studio 315 Photography
Vintage Ballroom
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Phone: 402-916-1796
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