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Bemis Center Hosts Annual
Benefit Art Auction + Concert

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts proudly presents the Benefit Art Auction + Concert unites local and national artists with the organization's community of art patrons to support participating artists and raise critical resources for Bemis Center.  

BENEFIT ART AUCTION + CONCERT EVENTS
  • October 12 – Artist and Member Preview Reception
  • October 13–26 – Benefit Art Auction Exhibition on view to the public
  • October 26 – Benefit Art Auction 5:30–9:30 p.m., Concert doors at 9:30 p.m.

The Benefit Art Auction Exhibition will be on view, October 13–26, during public hours, Wednesday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays. All artwork is available for purchase prior to the Benefit Art Auction at "Buy it Now" prices. Bemis Center admission is free, donations are welcome.

Tickets for the Benefit Art Auction + Concert can be purchased online at bemiscenter.org/benefit
 
 

Thursday, October 11

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Free Admission to Lauritzen Gardens celebrating 17th Anniversary

Food Truck Thursdays at Gene Leahy Mall 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Environmental Health Fair at Omaha Children's Museum 3 to 5 p.m.
Community Alliance's Breaking the Silence 2018 at Holland Center 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Yogaat Lauritzen Gardens 6 to 7:30 p.m.
 

Friday, October 12

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at Rose Theater 7 p.m.

Free Admission to Lauritzen Gardens celebrating 17th Anniversary
122nd Aksarben Ball at CHI Health Center 
Benefit Art Auction Artist and Member Preview Reception at Bemis Center 6 to 8 p.m.
 

Saturday, October 13

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Omaha Farmers Market in Old Market 8 a.m. to Noon - Last Chance!

Game Day at The Capitol District 9 a.m. to Midnight
WeBop at Holland Center 9 & 10 a.m. (Saturdays until Nov. 17)

The Little Engine That Could at Rose Theater 9:30 & 11 a.m.
Paro & Aro: Public Art Bike Ride at Bancroft Street Market 10 a.m. (every Saturday until Oct 20th)
NPC Nebraska State Championship at CHI Health Center 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Open House / Open Studios at Bemis Center 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free Public Lectures" The Photography of Alfred A. Hart and Andrew J Russell at Joslyn Art Museum 1 p.m.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at Rose Theater 2 & 5 p.m.
Spooktacular at Omaha Zoo 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Top Rank Boxing: Crawford v. Benavidez Jr at CHI Health Center Omaha 6 p.m.
'70s and '80s Power Rock at Holland Center 7:30 p.m.
122nd Aksarben Ball at CHI Health Center 
Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship, & Smarts at Omaha Children's Museum - Opening!
Free Admission to Lauritzen Gardens celebrating 17th Anniversary
 

Sunday, October 14

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Spooktacular at Omaha Zoo 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Nebraska Marathon at Turner Park 7:30 a.m.
The Little Engine That Could at Rose Theater 9:30 & 11 a.m.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites at Rose Theater 2 p.m.

Art to Remember: Western & Native American Art at Joslyn Art Museum 2 p.m.
Black Jack Pershing: Love and War Film Screening at The Durham Museum 2 p.m.
122nd Aksarben Ball at CHI Health Center 
 

Monday, October 15

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Bee-Smart: Carder Beesat Lauritzen Gardens 6 to 8 p.m.

Bereavement Group at Urban Abbey 6:30 p.m. 

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

Tuesday, October 16

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NE Shakespeare "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Lauritzen Gardens 6 p.m.

Walking Club at Lauritzen Gardens 8:30 a.m. (every Tuesday until Oct. 30)
October PRSA Happy Hour at Monarch Prime & Bar 5 to 6:30 p.m.
WeBop at Holland Center 6 to 6:45 p.m. (Tuesdays until Nov. 13)
Opera in Conversation at Le Bouillon 6 p.m. until Midnight
Gritty City Tour at River City History Tours 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
Talk-O-Tuesday: Empowering Parents to Have Open and Honest Conversations with Young People at Urban Abbey 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Anti-German Hysteria in Nebraska and its Effects, During and After World War I at The Durham Museum 6:30 p.m.
Fuel Ethanol Laboratory Conference at Hilton Omaha
 

Wednesday, October 17

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Human Library at Omaha Public Library 4 to 7 p.m.

Margie's Garden Art Show
at Hot Shops Art Center 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Launch Team & All Church Summit at Urban Abbey 6 to 8 p.m.
Free Public Lecture with Photographer Richard Mosse at Josyln Art Museum 6:30 p.m.
Fuel Ethanol Laboratory Conference at Hilton Omaha 
 
 
On-Going Events
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Circle Mirror Transformation at Blue Barn Theatre until Oct. 21

Benefit Art Auction Exhibition at Bemis Center until Oct. 26

Cobweb Castle at Omaha Children's Museum until Oct. 31

Walk the Night: Spirits to Enforce at Blue Barn Theatre until Oct. 31

Nebraska Nostalgia by Senior Watercolorists from MCC at Lauritzen Gardens until Nov. 12

Fall Chrysanthemum Show at Lauritzen Gardens until Nov. 12

Thomas D. Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild at Durham Museum until January 6


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

Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship, & Smarts at Omaha Children's Museum until April 14


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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Anderson O'Brien Fine Art - Christina Narwicz: A - Z + Light until Oct. 28

Artists’ Cooperative Fine Art Gallery - "Shadows and Reflections" featuring works by Elisa Morena-Benn, Cindy Mathiasen, and Courtney Christensen.

Gallery 1516 - Paintings and drawing from MONA's collection includes works by Thomas Hart Benton, Lyman Byxbe, Aaron Gunn Pyle and Dale Nichols

Joslyn Art Museum - Some Illustrator! Pictures by Melissa Sweet until Dec. 30, Pattern and Purpose: American Quilts from Shelburne Museum until Jan. 6, The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West until Jan 6, & Richard Mosse until Jan. 6

MANGELSEN Images of Nature Gallery - Renowned American nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen features the "The Prize" bronze art.

Old Market Artists Gallery- "Still Crazy After All These Years" featuring works by pop artist Frank Costanzo.

Passageway Gallery -"Seasons" theme featuring works by Pam Athen

SmithOmni Gallery - Bronze sculpture by George and Mark Lundeen, Lun Kircher, and many other fine artworks.

SOZO Coffeehouse - In her third show with Sozo, Eileen Klien brings a gallery full of abstracts.

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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