Local high school one-act plays, vacation boutiques and more

Friday

concerts

Comedian Bert Kreischer, 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Orpheum Theater, Omaha. Tickets range from $39.75 to $99.75 and are available by calling 402-345-0606 or online at ticketomaha.com.

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“Shakespeare Unbound,” 6:30 p.m., Cedar Bluffs High School Gymnasium. Entry is at 6 p.m. Voluntary donations will be collected at the door.

“The Mysterious Case of the Mysterious Case,” 7 p.m., Mead High School. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students.

Opening of “A Christmas Carol”, 7:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse. Holiday production will last until December 23rd. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $26 for students, with ticket prices varying by show. Tickets can be purchased at the OCP Box Office, by calling 402-553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com.

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Altrusa’s Holiday Boutique Fundraising Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Church of Christ, 4163 N. Broad St., Fremont. All proceeds go to the Altrusa Scholarship Fund for students from local Fremont High School and Archbishop Bergan High School who apply.

Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 815 N. Broad St., Fremont. The boutique offers handmade gifts for the whole family. Admission is free.

Fremont Eagles Club open 3:00 p.m. to midnight, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. The club may stay open later or close earlier depending on business. The kitchen is open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The menu includes catfish, shrimp, wings, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, appetizers, chicken breast fillet, baked potatoes, fries, onion rings and salad. Everyone is welcome.

Opening of Santa’s Rock n Lights Drive-Through Light Show, 5:15 p.m., Werner Park, Papillion. This drive-through Christmas light show is nearly a full mile long. It has almost 1,000 programmable elements and over 100,000 animated lights that dance to Christmas music. Admission ranges from $25 to $35 per vehicle with up to six people. It’s an extra $7 per person over six people. Tickets must be purchased online at santasrocknlights.com/omaha.

Arlington Youth Sports Bingo Night, 6 p.m., Arlington Auditorium. This is a 21+ event. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 6pm ($1 bingo card per round). A cash bar will also be available with food and raffles. Participants can also bring their own drinks and snacks. Admission is $25 per couple or $15 per person. All proceeds go to Arlington Youth Sports.

Live music by Class II Band, 7pm-10pm, 1st floor of the Fremont Eagles Club. There is no cover charge. Everyone is welcome.

Saturday

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“Miss Douglas,” 7 p.m., North Bend Central High School Stage. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for K-12 students and free for preschoolers.

“A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $26 for students, with ticket prices varying by show. Tickets can be purchased at the OCP Box Office, by calling 402-553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com.

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Altrusa’s Holiday Boutique Fundraising Sale, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Church of Christ, 4163 N. Broad St., Fremont. All proceeds go to the Altrusa Scholarship Fund for students from local Fremont High School and Archbishop Bergan High School who apply.

Eagles Auxiliary Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fremont Eagles Club, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. Admission is free. Lunch is served.

Holiday Boutique, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 815 N. Broad St., Fremont. The boutique offers handmade gifts for the whole family. Admission is free.

Opening of the Holiday Poinsettia Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. The Poinsettia Show, featuring a 20-foot poinsettia tree, continues through December 30th. This year’s show is inspired by the sights and sounds of Rockefeller Center and the holiday traditions of New York City. The regular admission prices for the garden apply.

Public Library Scribner Christmas Tree Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mohr Auditorium, Scribner. Everyone is invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season while doing their Christmas shopping. The event includes tree exhibitions, unique crafts, raffles and pictures with Santa Claus. Admission is a voluntary donation. Homemade soups, sandwiches and gourmet cheesecakes are served.

Christmas at the Creek, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 151 Railroad St. and 508 Third St., Scribner. The event, presented by Pebble Creek Vintage Thrift, includes wine, cheese, crackers, cider, toys, furniture, clothing, decorations and gifts.

Fremont Eagles Club open from noon to midnight, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. The club may stay open later or close earlier depending on business. Tailgating begins at 10:30 a.m. for the Nebraska-Wisconsin football game. The kitchen is open from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Steak, shrimp and more are served. Everyone is welcome.

Opening of Bright Nights, 4:30-8:00 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha. The Flower Display Hall and Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory will be adorned and enhanced with lights, while the garden will extend its hours to celebrate the beauty of the season. This is a paid event and is not included in regular garden admission. Advance tickets are required and only available online (no walk-ups). Tickets are limited and have a timed arrival every 15 minutes. Bright Nights will continue on select nights through December 30th.

Live music by the Silver Moon Band, 8:00 p.m. to midnight, Fremont Eagles Club Ballroom.

Sunday

concerts

Handel’s Messiah, 3 p.m., Holland Performing Arts, Center, Omaha. Handel’s Messiah is presented by the Voices of Omaha as an annual gift to the community. The Voices of Omaha features local singers who join professional soloists and a chamber orchestra to bring Handel’s masterpiece to life. Admission is free.

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“A Christmas Carol”, 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Hawks Mainstage Theater, Omaha Community Playhouse. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $26 for students, with ticket prices varying by show. Tickets can be purchased at the OCP Box Office, by calling 402-553-0800 or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com.

“Miss Douglas,” 2 p.m., North Bend Central High School Stage. Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for K-12 students and free for preschoolers.

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St. Wenceslaus Catholic School Craft Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 108 N. Linden St., Wahoo. The event will feature over 50 artisans and vendors selling crafts, Christmas decorations, homemade cookies and sweets. Vendors are located in both the gym and cafeteria on the first floor. Breakfast and lunch are served. Admission is free.

Holiday Modern Market, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Omaha Palazzo, 5110 N. 132nd St., Omaha. Shop at over 40 small Nebraska stores at this family-friendly event. There will be food, snacks, a hot cocoa bar, adult beverages, Stories Coffee and The Corndog Company. Santa will be available for pictures. Advance tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at alocalcollectivene.com/event-fees/p/tickets. Tickets will be $10 at the door. Children under 12 have free entry.

Fremont Eagles Club open 12pm to 6pm, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. The club may stay open later or close earlier depending on business.

Monday

events

Fremont Eagles Club open 3:00 p.m. to midnight, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. The club may stay open later or close earlier depending on business.

Tuesday

theatre

“Dracula,” 7:30 p.m., Fremont High School Theater, 1750 N. Clarmar Ave., Fremont. Admission to the one-act play is free.

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Fremont Eagles Club open 3:00 p.m. to midnight, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. The club may stay open later or close earlier depending on business.

Wednesday

events

Fremont Eagles Club open 3:00 p.m. to midnight, 649 N. Main St., Fremont. The club may stay open later or close earlier depending on business.

Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade, 6-7 p.m., Shadow Lake Towne Center, Papillion. The mall kicks off the holiday season by lighting up its new 35-foot-tall LED-lit tree with over 30,000 lights. Santa Claus and his friends will stop by the event.

Friendsgiving Pop-Up Bar, 7-10 p.m., Former FNBO Lobby, corner of Sixth and Main Streets, downtown Fremont. The 21-and-over event is presented by MainStreet of Fremont. There will be a cash bar and music. Mixed drinks are offered. The cover charge is $10.

Nov 24

concerts

Making Spirits Bright Concert, 7 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha. This free, family-friendly concert features special guest vocalist Ryan Daly from the Nebraska Wind Symphony.

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Thanksgiving Lighting Ceremony, 6 p.m., Gene Leahy Mall, Omaha. After three years of construction, the Holiday Lights Festival returns to Gene Leahy Mall. Lights will again illuminate the area in and around the mall. The program will be preceded by a brief performance by Musical Kids, where Mayor Jean Stothert and host Terri McCormick of STAR 104.5 The Christmas Station will lead the community into a countdown to the start of the holiday season.

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7 p.m., The Durham Museum, Omaha. The ceremony, which includes the lighting of the museum’s 40-foot Christmas tree, can be followed on the museum’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. The 30-minute program includes musical performances by the University of Nebraska in the Omaha Concert Choir, Enjoli & Timeless, a Salute from Santa and the countdown to the lighting of the area’s largest indoor Christmas tree.

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