Friday, January 10th is the opening reception at Hot Shops featuring OEA Visual Art nominees!
The January 10th event is free and open to the public 5pm to 8pm.
Show runs January 5 - 27, 2014.
Visit the Hot Shops website for more details: www.hotshopsartcenter.com
Nearly 200 artists, performers and musicians are among the nominees for the 2014 Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards, to be held February 16, 2014 at the DoubleTree Downtown Omaha hosted by Ethan Stone. The annual ceremony honors supreme talent from the performing arts, visual arts and music.
This year’s list was compiled from hundreds of public nominations submitted online during the open ballot session at oea-awards.com. Hancock & Dana, one of Omaha’s largest locally-owned accounting firms, tallied the top nominations in each category. Winners will be announced at this event on February 16, 2014.
Live performances by music nominees Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers, Purveyors of the Conscious Sound and Belles & Whistles featuring Daniel Christian.
For general inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets will be available for purchase online, details soon.
Sunday, February 16th at DoubleTree Omaha
Doors at 6pm
Awards at 7pm
Official after party at Slowdown
Free with award ticket stub or $5 at the door
Performances by music nominees The Decatures and John Klemmensen & the Party
In conjunction with the music nominee showcase in Benson on Friday, December 6th, visual art nominees are also on display.
There will be plenty of local artistic talent, live music at all the Benson venues, holiday shopping for locally crafted works, and then some!
It is also the season of GIVING, and portions of sales at participating businesses will be given to charity! (Last year's BFF raised over $5000 for The Open Door Mission!! Lets do it again!)
As we all know, the party starts at 4pm with these Happy Hour Specials:
Mantra - (4:30-6) $6 small plates, $1 off all beer $2 off all wine and $6 house cocktails
Taita- discounted drinks and appetizers
Louis Bar and Grill - $2.25 draws, $3 premium draws, $3 wells, $3.75 calls, $2.25 old guy bottles, $2.75 domestic bottles
Jane's Health Market - discounted wheatgrass and carrot shots
Pizza Shoppe - $2 whiskey shots and $1 PBRs
Jake's Cigars - $1 off tap beers
The Sydney - $1 off tap beers
Krug Park - $3.75 wells, $1 off American Tap Beers
The Beercade - 4 quarters with every draft beer
Jerry's - $5 pitchers/$4 Jameson
Events starting at 7pm:
PETSHOP (2725 N. 62nd Street) - Petshop Presents: THOU SHALT KILL! Thou Shalt Kill! will present hundreds of postcards sent to Nebraska State Legislators and religious leaders over the last six months urging them to abolish the death penalty.
SWEATSHOP (2727 N. 62nd Street) - HOME - Interior decorating by BIRDHOUSE DESIGNS. Pop-up retail shop opening night!
Barley Street Tavern - TBA
Paperdoll - A Kick Off to Our 3rd Annual $2 Sale for Charity!
BENSON BREWERY - Making their own LIQUID BFF - Best Frikin Firkin!
Aromas Coffeehouse - TBA
Omaha Bicycle Co. - Artist Jessica Mullins
CHOICE Custom Framing & Glass - "I Forget What Killed It" Work by Anne Peterson. Closing Event.
Zombie Glass - Open Doors
The Sydney - Artist Reggie LeFlore
Benson Theatre - Theatre Tours
Pizza Shoppe Collective - Artist Stephanie Campbell
The Beercade - KLAB ART. Artist Caleb Long
Star Deli - The Kind Art Exhibition
A group exhibition of local artwork that will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Larkin's Parkin - Artists Market! New Location!
Jerry's - Artist Berit Held https://www.facebook.com/jerrysbaromaha?ref=ts
Jake's Cigars - Mustache Competition Photography https://www.facebook.com/jakes.cigars
Sailor's Grave Tattoo - Open Doors
Blue Pomegranate Gallery - (6570 Maple) TBA
Captain's Club (6023 Maple) - Snow Globe! (window display)
OEAA NOMINEE SHOWCASE!
Visual Arts Nominees on Display:
Kim Reid Kuhn
Jamie Danielle Hardy
Omaha's finest OEAA music and visual art nominees showcase their talents at the annual nominee showcase in Benson on Friday, December 6th in conjunction with Benson First Friday.
$10 tickets at the door gain access to all venues, all night.
The Waiting Room
7:00-7:35 - The Electroliners
7:50-8:25 - All Young Girls Are Machine Guns
8:40-9:15 - Conchance
9:30-10:05 - Matt Cox Band
10:20-10:55 - Steve Raybine
11:10-11:45 - The Whipkey Three
12:00-12:35 –Josh Hoyer and The Shadowboxers
12:50-1:25 - John Klemmensen and the Party
7:00-7:35 - John Larsen
7:50-8:25 - Edem
8:40-9:15 - Michael Wunder
9:30-10:05 - Todd Campbell Band
10:20-10:55 - Island Alumni
11:10-11:45 - The Sub-Vectors
12:00-12:35 - Travelling Mercies
12:50-1:25 - Hector Anchondo Band
Barley Street Tavern
7:00-7:35 - Omaha Pipes and Drums
7:45-8:00 - Comedy Break! Collabo Comedy
8:10-8:45 - A Wasted Effort
9:00-9:35 - Black On High
9:50-10:25 - The Decatures
10:40-11:15 - Rock Paper Dynamite
11:30-12:05 - Moses Prey
12:20-12:55 - The Bishops
1:10-1:45 - Artillery Funk
7:50-8:25 - Bret Vovk
8:40-9:15 - Plack Blague
9:30-10:05 - Cake Eater
10:20-10:55 - Jimmy Hooligan
11:10-11:45 - Never Trust The Living
12:00-12:35 - Polka Police
7:00-7:35 - Mariachi Las Cecilias
7:50-8:25 - Omaha Guitar Trio
8:40-9:15 - Belles & Whistles
9:20-9:30 - Slam Poetry Break! Ben Wenzl
9:40-10:15 - The 9s
10:20-10:30 - Slam Poetry Break! Greg Harries
10:40-11:15 - Eckophonic
11:20-11:30 - Comedy Break! Heather Jones
11:40-12:15 - DJ Shor-T
12:25-1:00 - Field Club
1:15-1:50 - Kaitlyn Hova
7:00-7:35 - Steve Byam
7:50-8:25 - Mojo Bag
8:30-8:40 - Comedy Break! Tracie Mauk
8:50-9:25 - Escape From Alcajazz
9:40-10:15 – eNVy
10:30-10:40 - Comedy Break! JC Morgan
10:50-11:25 - Dominique Morgan
11:40-12:15 - Vago
12:30-1:05 - shooK on3
1:15-1:50 - Latin Threat
Visual Art Nominees on display: Jamie Burmeister, Kim Reid Kuhn, Mary Zicafoose, Bart Vargas, Paula Wallace, Iggy Sumnik, Brion Poloncic & Jeff Kin