Calendar of Events

Community is what makes a city more than just a place to live. But it can be hard to meet people in a city because we are so busy and, at times, feel isolated even though we are surrounded by people every day.

I try to include events here that are of wide note (large sporting events and concerts, for example). But I also try to include smaller events from places like Meetup.com which might allow you to meet people on a more informal level.

Plus the weather!

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Remember, you can’t fly unless you get out and stretch your wings now and then.

Aug
24
Thu
Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours @ Chicago Cultural Center
Aug 24 @ 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

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BUILDING TOURS EVERY THURSDAY AT 1:15 PM EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS.

About the Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center Preston Bradley HallDrawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events.

Completed in 1897 as Chicago’s first central public library, the building was designed to impress and to prove that Chicago had grown into a sophisticated metropolis. The country’s top architects and craftsmen used the most sumptuous materials, such as rare imported marbles, polished brass, fine hardwoods, and mosaics of Favrile glass, mother-of-pearl and colored stone, to create an architectural showplace. Located on the south side of the building, the world’s largest stained glass Tiffany dome ― 38 feet in diameter with some 30,000 pieces of glass ― was restored to its original splendor in 2008. On the north side of the building is a 40-foot-diameter dome with some 50,000 pieces of glass in an intricate Renaissance pattern, designed by Healy & Millet.

In 1991, the building was established as the Chicago Cultural Center by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the nation’s first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue. Every year, the Chicago Cultural Center presents hundreds of free international, national, regional and local artists, musicians and performers, providing a showcase where the public can enjoy and learn about the arts.

Come for the beauty, stay for the events.

  • The People’s Palace: The Story of the Chicago Cultural Center
    The People’s Palace: The Story of the Chicago Cultural Center was published by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs in 1999. Please note that the book is out of print, and also that the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs retains all rights to the book. No part of the contents may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher.
  • Tiffany Dome
    The Chicago Cultural Center is home to the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome.
Taco Ride @ Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park
Aug 24 @ 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Taco Ride @ Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park

Omaha Chill
Thursday, August 24 at 6:15 PM

Who doesn’t like tacos?! Join me Thursday nights down to Mineola, IA for the longest running weekly bike ride in the United States. The ride will begi…

Taco Ride

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017, 6:15 PM

Iowa West Foundation Trailhead Park
4102 HARRY LANGDON BLVD Council Bluffs, IA

2 Members Attending

Who doesn’t like tacos?! Join me Thursday nights down to Mineola, IA for the longest running weekly bike ride in the United States.The ride will begin at the Wabash Trace Trail head. This is a very popular event so I’d recommend only joining if you’re confident biking in crowded situations. The trail is hard-packed dirt; either a road bike or dirt…

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Live music at Vino Mas featuring Colin Roberts @ Vino Mas
Aug 24 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Live music at Vino Mas featuring Colin Roberts @ Vino Mas

Omaha Baby Boomers
Thursday, August 24 at 6:30 PM

Live music at Vino Mas featuring Colin Roberts

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017, 6:30 PM

0 Baby boomers Attending

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Aug
25
Fri
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 25 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

Taxi Driver Band at Bogies West-no cover @ Bogies West
Aug 25 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Taxi Driver Band at Bogies West-no cover @ Bogies West

Omaha Baby Boomers
Friday, August 25 at 6:30 PM

The band will play 7 to 11.

Taxi Driver Band at Bogies West-no cover

Friday, Aug 25, 2017, 6:30 PM

1 Baby boomers Attending

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GORDIE DANCE PARTY @ Bellevue Social Center
Aug 25 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
GORDIE DANCE PARTY @ Bellevue Social Center

Omaha Baby Boomers
Friday, August 25 at 7:30 PM

THIS IS A FUN DANCE PUT ON BY GORDIE ZEALAND. HE IS A GREAT DJ AND PLAYS A GREAT VARIETY OF MUSIC TO DANCE TO. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GREAT FLOOR TO…

GORDIE DANCE PARTY

Friday, Aug 25, 2017, 7:30 PM

4 Baby boomers Attending

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Aug
26
Sat
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 26 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

Westroads Mall Walk @ Westroads Mall
Aug 26 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Westroads Mall Walk @ Westroads Mall

Omaha Baby Boomers
Saturday, August 26 at 9:00 AM

So let’s continue throughout the year, to get out, and get a great start to our weekends by taking a walk, indoors or outdoors.

Westroads Mall Walk

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 9:00 AM

1 Baby boomers Attending

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Omaha’s Oldest Restaurant Series….Nite Hawkes Cafe @ Nite Hawkes Cafe
Aug 26 @ 10:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Omaha's Oldest Restaurant Series....Nite Hawkes Cafe @ Nite Hawkes Cafe

Omaha Baby Boomers
Saturday, August 26 at 10:45 AM

I happened to stumble across information for this family-owned business that has been in existence since 1942: http://nitehawkescafe.com/index.html I…

Omaha’s Oldest Restaurant Series….Nite Hawkes Cafe

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 10:45 AM

5 Baby boomers Attending

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Fall Art Walk – Ashland, NE @ Glacial Till Tasting Room
Aug 26 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fall Art Walk - Ashland, NE @ Glacial Till Tasting Room

Omaha Baby Boomers
Saturday, August 26 at 5:00 PM

Let’s meet and wander the galleries and shops of Ashland to view and browse what this quaint little town has to offer. The Fall Art Walk is being held…

Fall Art Walk – Ashland, NE

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 5:00 PM

1 Baby boomers Attending

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Taxi Driver Band at Surfside @ Surfside Club
Aug 26 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Taxi Driver Band at Surfside @ Surfside Club

Omaha Baby Boomers
Saturday, August 26 at 5:30 PM

The band will play 6 to 10.

Peace, Love, Etc. Band at Surfside

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 4:30 PM

3 Baby boomers Attending

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Defy Gravity Dodgeball and Buffalo Wild Wings @ Defy Gravity
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Defy Gravity Dodgeball and Buffalo Wild Wings @ Defy Gravity

Omaha Chill
Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 PM

I did this once a long time ago back when I was just a youngen turning 30. It was fun, and a lot of epic shit happened. So, let’s do it again! Defy Gr…

Defy Gravity Dodgeball and Buffalo Wild Wings

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 7:00 PM

Defy Gravity
10421 Portal Road LaVista, NE

10 Members Attending

I did this once a long time ago back when I was just a youngen turning 30. It was fun, and a lot of epic shit happened. So, let’s do it again! Defy Gravity Dodgeball will be first, around 7PM. And then afterwards I’m going to Buffalo Wild Wings, or some other place showing the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Let’s make a night of it and have some fu…

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Live music at Vino Mas featuring John Hodgson @ Vino Mas
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Live music at Vino Mas featuring John Hodgson @ Vino Mas

Omaha Baby Boomers
Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 PM

Live music at Vino Mas featuring John Hodgson

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017, 7:00 PM

0 Baby boomers Attending

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Aug
27
Sun
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 27 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

Hiking at Hitchcock Nature Center @ Hitchcock Nature Center
Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Hiking at Hitchcock Nature Center @ Hitchcock Nature Center

Omaha Baby Boomers
Sunday, August 27 at 10:00 AM

2 hour hike, wear sturdy shoes, $ 2.00 entrance fee to park, then lunch in Crescent

Hiking at Hitchcock Nature Center

Sunday, Aug 27, 2017, 10:00 AM

2 Baby boomers Attending

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Second City’s Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday @ UP! Comedy Club
Aug 27 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Second City’s Sunday Bloody Mary Sunday

11:00AM Brunch

UP Comedy Club has combined two of Chicago’s favorite things, brunch & comedy, for the ultimate Sunday-Funday. Join us every Sunday at 11:00am for a delicious brunch followed by our hilarious improv comedy show at 12pm. Your belly will thank you.

Click HERE for our full menu.

Buffet Style Brunch Menu:

  • Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas: Included in the price
  • Carving Station: Herb roasted pork tenderloin au jus
    Muffins, cinnamon rolls and croissants
  • Biscuits and gravy, home fries and scrambled eggs.
  • Fresh fruit, granola and yogurt station
  • Chicken and Waffle Bar: Crispy warm waffles complete with butter, syrup and cinnamon apple topping.
  • Grilled shrimp with tomato vinaigrette roasted Brussel sprouts with pancetta, creamy polenta with Taleggio cheese, spinach salad and seasonal vegetables

Performed in repertory by:  Alison Gates, Kelsey Kinney, Andrew Knox, Maria Randazzo, Liz Reuss, Jasbir Singh, John Thibodeaux, Jamison Webb and Julia Weiss

 

REVIEWS

Dance by the River with Blue House at Surfside @ Surfside Club
Aug 27 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Dance by the River with Blue House at Surfside @ Surfside Club

Omaha Baby Boomers
Sunday, August 27 at 4:30 PM

Join us at Surfside for some fired chicken or catfish and then dance to Blue House. The band plays from 5 to 9. http://www.thesurfsideclub.com/

Dance by the River with Blue House at Surfside

Sunday, Aug 27, 2017, 4:30 PM

2 Baby boomers Attending

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Walk the Bike Trail @ Cancer Survivor Park
Aug 27 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Walk the Bike Trail @ Cancer Survivor Park

Omaha Baby Boomers
Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 PM

The plan is to walk for about an hour which ends up being down to Center Street and back. Afterwards we can grab an ice cream, cocktail or a bite to …

Walk the Bike Trail

Sunday, Aug 27, 2017, 6:00 PM

0 Baby boomers Attending

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Aug
28
Mon
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 28 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

Aug
29
Tue
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 29 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

Last Tuesday Happy Hour at Tanner’s @ Tanner's Bar and Grill
Aug 29 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Last Tuesday Happy Hour at Tanner's @ Tanner's Bar and Grill

Omaha Baby Boomers
Tuesday, August 29 at 4:00 PM

We found our Last Tuesday Happy Hour spot. We have our own private room with pub tables , our own server, Leann, Julie or Matilda (whatever name she …

Last Tuesday Happy Hour at Tanner’s

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017, 4:00 PM

3 Baby boomers Attending

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West Coast Swing Dance Lesson @ VFW @ VFW Post 2503
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
West Coast Swing Dance Lesson @ VFW @ VFW Post 2503

Omaha Baby Boomers
Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00 PM

The August instructor is Dave Johnson. The Omaha Swing Dance Club sponsors a West Coast Swing dance lesson every Tuesday. The lesson begins at 7 p.m….

West Coast Swing Dance Lesson @ VFW

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017, 7:00 PM

3 Baby boomers Attending

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Aug
30
Wed
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 30 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

Country Two Step Beginner Dance Lessons at Just Dance @ Just Dance Studio
Aug 30 @ 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM
Country Two Step Beginner Dance Lessons at Just Dance @ Just Dance Studio

Omaha Baby Boomers
Wednesday, August 30 at 6:15 PM

Cost is $30 for the 5 Wednesdays in August, $15 for new students who have never taken a class at Just Dance. Class will be from 6:30 to 7:30. Please R…

Country Two Step Beginner Dance Lessons at Just Dance

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017, 6:15 PM

3 Baby boomers Attending

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Generations at Ozone @ Anthonys Ozone
Aug 30 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Generations at Ozone @ Anthonys Ozone

Omaha Baby Boomers
Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30 PM

Generations at Ozone

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017, 6:30 PM

1 Baby boomers Attending

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Wednesday Blazin trivia
Aug 30 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday Blazin trivia

Omaha Chill
Wednesday, August 30 at 7:00 PM

Weekly trivia. Come join us as we grow and have fun. Meet new people in a low key relaxed atmosphere!!

Wednesday Blazin trivia

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 Members Attending

Weekly trivia. Come join us as we grow and have fun. Meet new people in a low key relaxed atmosphere!!

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Aug
31
Thu
Nebraska State Fair 2017 @ Fonner Park
Aug 31 all-day

In a summer filled with fairs of all kinds and sizes, this is the big one in the state of Nebraska and it is now held in Grand Island instead of Lincoln.

From the games and rides of the Midway, to livestock competitions and grandstand shows with major pop and country acts — including Brad Paisley, Cole Swindell and Pentatonix — there is something for everyone at the Nebraska State Fair.

Note that, as always, there is the admission price to get into the fairgrounds, and then additional tickets (though not always) to get into larger, more popular events.

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