Top 5 Can’t-Miss Events in Omaha This Weekend
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Top 5 Can’t-Miss Events in Omaha This Weekend

Omaha is buzzing with excitement this weekend, offering a diverse array of events that cater to every taste. From side-splitting comedy and nostalgic movie screenings to thrilling sports and mesmerizing musicals, the city has something for everyone. Here’s our curated list of the top five events you won’t want to miss:

1. Brian Regan Live at the Lied Center
Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter as the critically acclaimed stand-up comedian Brian Regan takes the stage at the Lied Center in Lincoln on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30pm. Known for his observational humor and clean comedy style, Regan has been a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman and has released several hit comedy specials on Netflix. His relatable and witty jokes are sure to have you in stitches throughout the evening. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the greatest comedians of our time live in action. Tickets start at just $22.50, so grab yours before they sell out!

2. Midnight Screening of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ at Dundee Theater
Take a trip down memory lane with a special midnight screening of the quintessential 1980s teen comedy, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ at the Dundee Theater on Saturday, April 20. This classic film, directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe, boasts an all-star cast including Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, and Forest Whitaker. The movie follows the hilarious and often poignant misadventures of a group of Southern California high school students as they navigate the ups and downs of teenage life. With its iconic characters, quotable lines, and killer soundtrack, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ is a nostalgic gem that still resonates with audiences today. Tickets range from $5 to $12, so gather your friends and relive the glory days of the ’80s!

3. Omaha Supernovas vs. San Diego Mojo at CHI Health Center
Get ready for an electrifying evening of professional volleyball as the Omaha Supernovas face off against the San Diego Mojo at CHI Health Center Omaha on Saturday, April 20 at 6pm. The Supernovas, Omaha’s newest sports sensation, have been setting attendance records and wowing crowds with their high-energy performances throughout their inaugural season in the Pro Volleyball Federation. Watch as these talented athletes showcase their skills, teamwork, and determination in a thrilling match against the formidable San Diego Mojo. With tickets starting at just $22, this is an affordable and exciting outing for sports enthusiasts and families alike. Come cheer on your hometown team and be a part of Omaha’s growing volleyball community!

4. ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ at the Orpheum Theater
Experience the magic of Broadway right here in Omaha with ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical,’ playing at the Orpheum Theater now through Sunday, April 21. Based on the beloved 1990 romantic comedy film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, this dazzling musical adaptation features an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and his longtime collaborator Jim Vallance. Follow the unlikely love story of Vivian, a spirited escort, and Edward, a wealthy businessman, as they overcome their differences and fall head over heels for each other. With stunning costumes, elaborate sets, and show-stopping musical numbers, ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ is a delightful and heartwarming treat for theater lovers of all ages. Tickets start at $35, so secure your seats now and be swept away by this modern fairy tale!

5. Omaha Oddities & Art Expo at The Admiral
Unleash your curiosity and explore the wonderfully weird world of the Omaha Oddities & Art Expo at The Admiral on Saturday, April 20 from 10am to 7pm. This one-of-a-kind event, presented by Voodoo’s Odd Shop of Omaha, brings together over 40 curated vendors offering an eclectic mix of strange, unique, and thought-provoking art, items, and oddities. From quirky handmade crafts and vintage curiosities to macabre sculptures and otherworldly specimens, there’s something to captivate and intrigue every visitor. The expo also features live sideshow performances throughout the day, adding an extra touch of excitement and wonder to the atmosphere. For those looking to dive deeper into the world of oddities, there’s even an exclusive Entomology Pinning Class (limited to 12 participants) where you can learn to work with a real beetle specimen. Admission to this one-day extravaganza is just $15 at the door, making it an affordable and unforgettable adventure for the whole family.

With such a wide variety of events to choose from, Omaha proves once again that it’s a city that knows how to entertain. Whether you’re in the mood for laughter, nostalgia, sports, music, or the delightfully bizarre, this weekend has got you covered. So get out there, explore, and make some unforgettable memories in the heart of the Heartland!

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