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Weekend Roundup: April 19-22



It's been a hard week. Terrible events and the seemingly never-ending winter have worn us all down. Thankfully, the weekend is here. Take it as an excuse to relax for a little. Before you know it, Monday will be here again and you'll be back at work.

This weekend, learn to salsa dance, see a band before it's a household name and celebrate the warmer weather with a day in the park at Earth Day Omaha. Here are a few more suggestions for you:


FRIDAY

He's My Brother She's My Sister with All Young Girls Are Machine Guns

The Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m.,

Five-piece folk group He's My Brother, She's My Sister brings new life to the genre with super catchy choruses and funky basslines. Brother and sister Robert Kolar and Rachel Kolar front the band. Catch them before they get too big; they've already been featured on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Check out that performance here.


Jazz After 5 featuring For the Occasion

Love's Jazz and Arts Center, 2510 N 24th St.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., $5 for members, $8 for nonmembers

Do something a little different and attend a live jazz performance tonight. To reserve a table or preserved seating, call 401-502-5291 or visit www.lovesjazzartcenter.org.


SATURDAY

Earth Day Omaha

Elmwood Park, 808 S. 60th St.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m., free

Spend the day celebrating the earth at Elmwood Park. This year's Earth Day festivities feature a wealth of musical performances from artists such as The Bishops, Gabrielle Louise and Decatures. There will also be lectures about a number of environmentally friendly topics, including natural lawn care and tree planting.


Cornfields, Catfights, and Cantankerous Old Coots presented by Peggy Adair and the League of Women Voters

Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

2 p.m., cost of admission applies; free for museum members

The fight for women's suffrage in Nebraska is a rarely talked about but important part of our history. The Durham Museum hosts this discussion of the lighthearted moments in the long fight for the women's right to vote. Reservations are required. Email reservations@DurhamMuseum.org or call 402-444-5071.


SUNDAY

Latin Madness Salsa Night

House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St.

Dance class 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; open social dancing after 8 p.m., $5

Have you always wanted to learn to dance but have been too scared to try? House of Loom welcomes all levels of dancers to come and try their hand at salsa dancing. Blandon Joiner has more than a decade of salsa dancing under his belt; he should be able to help even the most hopeless case figure out some dance moves.


— Staff writer Andrea Kszystyniak

Contact the writer: andrea.kszystyniak@owh.com, 402-444-1149


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