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The Hot Shops Art Center is housed inside an elaborate set of buildings that comprised a mattress factory. The factory was converted into the center in 1999 by a group of artist studios and investors and now possess approximately 50 art studios, 4 art galleries and three anchor Hot Shops. Considered to be the first of its kind art center, the Hot Shops provides a perfect artistic atmosphere and encourages interaction and relationships among artistic communities. Check their website for event updates.
TD Ameritrade Park is home every year to the College World Series, which annually crowns the baseball champion of the NCAA. The ballpark is also home to the Creighton University Bluejays baseball team. The ballpark opened in 2011, and was built to keep the College World Series in Omaha through at least 2035. With a capacity of 24,500, the ballpark also offers all the modern amenities like concession stands. That stadium also occasionally hosts concerts as well.
CenturyLink Center (CenturyLink Convention Center, Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA), and CenturyLink Arena) connects via skywalk to Hilton Hotel, and is located 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from Eppley Airfield. It boasts 194,000 square feet of exhibition space, 16 meeting rooms and a 30,000 square foot Grand Ballroom capable of accommodating over 2,100 banquet guests. The MECA is a non-profit organization formed to manage the construction and operations of CenturyLink Center. The arena is a premier entertainment and sports venue that hosts events like concerts, sporting events, and family shows and is home to hockey and basketball teams. Eric Clapton, Van Halen, and Josh Groban are just a few of the artists who have performed at the arena.
Built in 2007, the Ruth Sokolof Theater is a 2 screen cinema house which is used to show motion pictures. It is home to the Film Streams, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of cinema as an art form, and is equipped with modern technology and comfortable seating. This is the perfect place to catch up on movies made by stalwarts of world cinema.
Named in honor of local jazz great Preston Love, the Loves Jazz & Arts Center aims to highlight the culture of Omaha's African-American community, specifically North Omaha Jazz. The center offers numerous African-American art exhibits, many performance pieces, and classes in art education. Here you can learn about the rich history of jazz and gain a greater understanding of the great contributions of the vibrant local community.
Holland Center is an arts center in Omaha that hosts some of the best events in the city. Inside there is a large seating capacity that easily accommodates those who are here to see the plays and music performances. The center features a variety of performance spaces, including venues that are enclosed, semi-enclosed or in the beautiful outdoor courtyard. Not matter which venue you are seeing a performance in, it will be an event to remember.
One of the many spaces in the Omaha Civic Auditorium, Mancuso Hall is a 25,000 square feet facility. It's a huge space ideal for concerts, exhibitions, trade shows, dance parties, small social gathering, receptions etc. For concerts it can accommodate upto 2,500 people and 1,500 for banquet events. An event organized here is completely taken care of by the center. The absence of any apparent beams in the venue area enables this place maneuvering heavy equipments, consequently enabling an unobstructive view throughout.
The Stir Cove at Harrahs is a popular concert venue at the elite Harrah's Council Bluffs hotel & casino. The place is ranked amongst the "Top 100 Amphitheaters in the World” and has a huge fan following of avid music lovers. Popular bands, musicians and the big names of the music industry have brought the house down with memorable performances. The open-air amphitheater with an intake of 3,000 people gives you the ultimate concert experience. Do visit the website or call ahead to know more.
This theatrical-style venue is part of the large Civic Auditorium arena complex. Completely renovated in 1996, the Music Hall hosts touring Broadway-style theatrical productions, national musical acts and well-known comedy shows. Past performances include Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlin. The atmosphere here is much more intimate and casual than the grand Orpheum Theater. Four levels of seating and a proscenium stage offer an excellent view no matter where you sit. Plenty of paid and curbside parking is available.
The Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company (BSB) is the only company in the area that dedicates itself to professional-level production of the classics. From Greek tragedy to contemporary pieces, Brigit St. Brigit draws its name from one of three patron saints of Ireland. Past productions include Medea, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Streetcar Named Desire and Equus. One Irish classic is included in the schedule each year.
Dedicated to producing original plays and lesser-known works, this widely respected company also offers one-act play festivals, film festivals and special events. Past productions include "Oleanna" by David Mamet, "The Hot L Baltimore" by Lanford Wilson and "Three Viewings" by Jeffrey Hatcher.
Built in 1927, the Orpheum Theater stage has hosted the likes of legends such as W.C. Fields, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Al Jolson. The entire facility received a top-to-bottom renovation in the 1970s. Today, it is home to Opera Omaha, the Omaha Symphony, Broadway touring productions and music concerts. In recent years, Jerry Seinfeld, the Phantom of the Opera, Annie and James Taylor have all graced the Orpheum stage. The architecture and design of this historic theater is absolutely breathtaking. Tours are available at no charge, just call to make an appointment.