Be honest with yourself. When's the last time you saw a midnight movie? Have you ever been to a dinner theater that featured a drag show? Chances are, the answer is “never” or “a very long time ago.” Step outside the box this weekend. Don't be afraid to stay up late or do something you wouldn't normally. Here are a few suggestions:
Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St.
Celebrate Nadas' drummer Brandon Stone's birthday with the group. They've made their way over from Des Moines to entertain Omahans with their own blend of folk music.
Midnight Movie: “Space Jam”
Dundee Theatre, 4952 Dodge St.
The Dundee Theatre will close for remodeling soon. Pay a visit while you still can and catch up with a '90s classic. Michael Jordan stars opposite myriad animated characters. What better way to spend the midnight hour?
Omaha Rollergirls vs. Oklahoma City Victory Dolls
Ralston Arena, 7300 Q St.
$10 advance, $12 day of, $13 advanced floor seats, $15 day of floor seats, free admission for kids 10 and under.
Support Omaha's all-female roller derby team at this weekend's bout. Don't know a thing about derby? Read up ahead of time on the team's website. It's easy to understand, and derby is so action-packed, you'll be entertained regardless.
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Slow down for a minute and get up close and personal with some of your favorite works of art. Joslyn Museum invites museum patrons to participate in Slow Art Day, a worldwide event that encourages participants to look at five works of art for at least ten minutes a piece. Then patrons meet and discuss what they saw.
Sweatshop Gallery, 2727 N. 62 St.
Cocktails 5:30 p.m., drag show and dinner 6:30 p.m., DJ dance party for the rest of the evening
$12 a person, $20 per couple, standing room is free.
Grab a cocktail, play some casino-style games and enjoy a live drag show and dinner. Follow it up with an all-night dance party. Dinner proceeds go to the Iris-Phoenix Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for individuals who self-identify as LGBT or the children of those who identify as LGBT. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-208-4144.
Orpheum Theater, 409 S 16th St.
$19 to $55
This all-male company approaches ballet as parody. Male performers portray female characters and exaggerate every move. Check out this hilarious approach to a traditional art here first. It looks like a great time, even if you don't usually like ballet.