In collaboration with the Abu Dubai Festival
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. Led by Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing and Artistic Director, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs a vast repertoire ranging from original compositions and Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works to rare historic compositions and masterworks by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others. Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet) is the managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a world-renowned trumpeter and composer.
This is a FREE event.
Discover more about the life of one of the most influential persons in South American culture and how it’s still told today through music and dance. Hosted by and featuring Cristián Doña-Reveco and Claudia Garcia from the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies and members of Ballet Hispanico.
Location: UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) Room 201/205
Ballet Hispánico is the nation’s renowned Latino dance organization and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. For 50 years Ballet Hispánico has been bringing communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance performances, transformative dance training, and enduring community engagement experiences. Their newest work Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva "Evita" Perón, one of the most recognizable, and controversial, women in Argentinian history.
This is a family-friendly, sensory-inclusive performance.
Calling all brave heroes! Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family. From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life, don’t miss this brand new spell-binding adventure, live on stage!
What is a sensory-inclusive performance?
This event will provide families with members on the autism spectrum, or who have other sensory sensitivities, the opportunity to experience a show together. There will be changes to production including low house lights, exclusion of strobe lighting and softened sounds. Specially trained volunteers will be available throughout the Orpheum Theater to provide audience support, and the lobby will offer quiet spaces and activity areas for families.
Preshow curtain warmer with Omaha Children’s Museum
Before the show, patrons will get to create their own armor as they prepare for this amazing adventure!
All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. The New York Times Critic’s Pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is “the most successful American play in Broadway history.” (60 Minutes). With direction by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — “the greatest novel of all time” (Chicago Tribune) — has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history” (NPR). Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas plays the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour.
From the heart of Creole country in Louisiana to the Holland Music Club, Curley Taylor and his band Zydeco Trouble are the sound of the party. Enjoy soulful, bluesy vocals and a hard-driving zydeco beat blend that will keep you dancing all night!
Don’t miss The Whole Crew Is Stupid Valentines Comedy Event starring Bigg Jah, Minks & Barry Brewer! Hosted by Omaha’s own Comedian Joshua Elstupo featuring Lotto Marie, it’s not one, not two but THREE headlining comedians all in one night! Get ready for nonstop laughter and a night of fun!
From the towering mountains of the Himalaya to the slot canyons and stone arches of the desert, Earth is shaped by the raw power of Mother Nature. Capturing this might and majesty takes a special skill set—and a willingness to sign up for the seemingly impossible. Whether chasing storms, getting up close and personal with wildlife, or documenting extreme feats of adventure, photographer and filmmaker Keith Ladzinski’s fearless spirit leads him to the furthest reaches of all seven continents.
The Simon & Garfunkel Story is touring North America again this year! The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.