Hundreds of people line the streets of Barga to celebrate San Cristoforo with a torchlight procession up to the Duomo.
This falegnameria is born from an experience handed down from father to son, now for seven generations and perhaps more, where you learn the art of carpentry as a boy in the family workshop. Francesco says the building has been around since 1650 AD.
Lella and Pietra’s small organic farm sits on a hill along Lucca’s beautiful northern countryside in the hamlet of Aquilea, with stunning views over the Valdottavo valley, the high peaks of the Apennines, and the National park in the distance. She and her husband, Pietra, produce their own olive oil, bake bread, make jams from their own fruit trees, prepare home-made yoghurt and classic Italian sauce from their own tomatoes, and grow a variety of vegetables. Featured gnocchi bolognese.
First Aid Kit performs with J.S. Ondara at Sokol Auditorium and Underground.
The Nebraska Science Festival aims to stimulate curiosity and excite the minds of children and adults by engaging them in the amazing world of science. It is designed to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike.
On the heels of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, which seek to expose and correct the abuse suffered by women and men in the entertainment industry, Film Streams invited three outstanding women, all originally from Omaha, to join us in a conversation about their accomplishments and experiences in the news and entertainment industry:
Yolonda Ross is a two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee who has garnered attention for her roles in critically lauded television shows “Treme,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “The Get Down” and “The Chi.”
Symone D. Sanders has become a high profile political commentator and cable-news staple following her time as national press secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Rachel Shukert is a best-selling author and accomplished playwright whose television projects include “Supergirl,” “GLOW,” and the upcoming “Huge in France.”
Moderated by Diana Martinez, PhD, Film Streams Education Director and host of the Hollywood in Color podcast.
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
Immanuel has been serving the Omaha community for more than 130 years. During those twelve decades, they’ve grown and changed but never strayed from the mission set forth by our founders—to serve neighbors and fill gaps in community health and services.
Immanuel is constantly improving and innovating senior living offerings to include a full continuum of care to serve more seniors.
The Women’s Fund of Omaha publishes Today’s Omaha Woman magazine to educate readers about issues our research has identified as being important to local women. Since its debut in 1997, the magazine has covered a wide array of topics, including child care, pay equity, domestic partner violence, caring for aging parents, women-owned businesses, women’s health issues and more.
The spring issue of Today’s Omaha Woman addresses the #MeToomovement, started by activist Tarana Burke, and the crucial conversations surrounding sexual violence it brought into the mainstream. Read more about the local activists and organizations working to create safe environments for survivors in our community.
IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.
When Visible is an original dance performance exploring the presence and absence of light and the power it has to illuminate and absorb perceptions of feelings and reality. When experiencing light, the mind is often drawn to the visible, however there is an entire spectrum that we cannot see. Using movement, original sound design, and the interactive visual art within the light exhibition, the dancers will create an immersive experience that invites audience members to examine the purpose, balance, and existence of both light and darkness and the effect both have on more than just our sight.
At the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, Conor Oberst gives $1 from every ticket sold to Planned Parenthood to support their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide .
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City’s longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals.
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The Women's Fund of Omaha features Academy-Award and Golden Globe-winning actress Octavia Spencer as 2017's keynote speaker at their annual Lead the Change celebration.
In addition to Octavia's presentation, the Women’s Fund awarded $3.5 million in grants to local nonprofit agencies for programs that are making a positive impact on the lives of Omaha-area women and girls. Attendees voted to determine which local nonprofit agencies received an additional $10,000 through the Be the Change Grant.
Omaha Girls Rock’s mission is to empower young women to find their unique voice through creativity, music education and performance.
Through the powerful tool of musical experience and collaboration, our vision is to cultivate strong values in young women, developing confidence, self reliance, and original thinking. By encouraging our female mentees to apply these principles in all aspects of their lives, we hope to help them grow into stronger and more valuable members of their community.
Architectural designer and artist Mike Nesbit preps for his FLOOD exhibition at the historic Omaha Standard Oil Building.
Nesbit’s new show continues the artist’s trajectory of installing works outside of a traditional museum setting. The exhibition seeks to create a discussion between art and industrial architecture, using a historical part of Omaha by transforming the space temporarily to re-imagine how pieces of art can be shown.
Explosions in the Sky and Future Islands performing a street show in Downtown Benson.
Once a month, Andrew Monson, Eric EZ Ziegler, and Tyrone Storm bring their all vinyl soul dance party to the Benson neighborhood.
An event celebrating 100 years of Planned Parenthood and 35 years of omaha friends. the program features special guest speaker Dr. Deborah Turner, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s associate medical director and primary abortion provider in Nebraska.
Omaha musicians and friends decided to organize a benefit to support two important organizations. Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska and The Nebraska Cultural Endowment advocate, support, and provide community services throughout Omaha. Their budgets and efforts within our city may be greatly affected during the coming months and years.
Country cover band Dolores Diaz and The Standby Club, formed by Corina Figueroa and Conor Oberst, Omaha standout Icky Blossoms, and punk soul powerhouse High Up will join speakers Emiliano Lerda of Justice For Our Neighbors, and Marian Fey of The Nebraska Cultural Endowment for an evening to benefit immigration and arts advocacy.
The Union unites artists and the community to inspire positive social change. it spent the past 2 ½ years building a spectacular new home for The Union of Contemporary Art in the completely renovated, historic Blue Lion. The staff and Board celebrated this wonderful step forward for the organization, North Omaha and the arts with their community.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. They eliminate vacant lots and abandoned homes in the blighted areas of North and South Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community.
Habitat Omaha is partnering with 11 local builders to build 10 homes in 10 days in the Adams Park neighborhood. During the 10 day event, homes will be built from the ground up, from framing and drywall to electric and plumbing, painting and siding, everything needed to build safe and affordable homes for 10 local families.
Lincoln Calling is an annual, non-profit music festival focusing on emerging artists and occurring across multiple indoor/outdoor venues in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. In its first year operated by the nonprofit Hear Nebraska, the 2016 Lincoln Calling featured 120 bands and comedians (from 13 states and 24 cities) across eight venues, drawing more than 6,000 music lovers to downtown Lincoln, including from 12 states, 27 cities and two countries. The festival is committed to being an accessible, affordable and easily navigable exhibition of Nebraska’s diverse arts scene as well to helping Lincoln attract top-flight national talent.
Fifty of the finest craftspeople and retailers from our region will be showcasing their goods. Grab a friend, hang with some amazing folks, and stock up on quality goods while supporting local.
Donate. Get involved. Listen. Be heard.
Mobilize Omaha is a collaborative event amplifying philanthropy through music. It’s a night of performances and learning how you can get involved with a host of local non-profit organizations serving Omaha’s most at-risk populations.
Story, art and activism for health equity.
Nightingale is a web publication established by nurses and the populations they serve. It is an inclusive movement committed to equality within and beyond the healthcare system. This commitment extends across spheres of gender, race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, ability, age, socio-economic status, and literacy level. Nightingale aims to connect nurses to communities and empowering advocacy.
Gathering to show opposition of anti-refugee and anti-immigrant executive orders and showing support for our community members of all faiths and countries of origin. For the American values of diversity and refuge.
Ay Spivey is a community activist and facilitator who wants to move all communities from equality to liberation.
Ay Spivey launched her brand in response to gaps in the community. There is a fundamental need to be intentional and purposeful about inclusion and equity; and how those two principals combined intersect and influence individual behavior, collective groups & social systems.