The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations -
Published Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 12:48 pm
The World-Herald's weekend event recommendations

Music, dead people, animals and drag queens ... what a weekend. We recommend these events:

» Amanda and Friends in Concert: 6 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Shrine, 23132 Pflug Road in Gretna.

Amanda Coker, a singer from Bellevue who is developmentally delayed and visually impaired, and friends will perform an hourlong free concert. Daylight saving time will end earlier in the day, so come early to see the 5:17 p.m. sunset from the shrine.

» Day of the Dead: 5:30 p.m. today in Building 21 (the Mule Barn) at 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway at Metropolitan Community College's Fort Omaha Campus.

The Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands will sponsor Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Comunidad Maya Pixan Isim and Marimba Traditions will perform at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by Ballet Folklórico Xiotal of the Mexican Cultural Arts Center. William Sanchez will play the harp.

Admission at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for students, teens and senior citizens.

» KinderNature: Nocturnal Animals: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Hitchcock Nature Center, 27792 Ski Hill Loop in Honey Creek, Iowa.

Find out about nocturnal animals and the acute senses they use. Preschool programs are for children ages 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult. Cost: $5 per child.

» Omaha Symphonic Chorus Concert: 3 p.m. Sunday at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St.

The chorus and the Northwest Missouri State Tower Choir will perform a program of varied texts and musical styles. Admission is free.

» Drag Queen Bowling Fundraiser: 9:30 tonight at Maplewood Lanes, 3030 N. 101st St.

The Omaha Ice Bowl Invitational Bowling Tournament, a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization, will host the fundraiser. There will be a drag performance from 10 p.m. to midnight with open bowling before, during and after.

Admission to the show is $5 at the door. Unlimited bowling will be $20 per person, which includes tax and shoe rental, or $85 per lane plus tax for up to 12 bowlers.

Contact the writer: Sue Story Truax    |   402-444-1165

Sue writes obituaries and covers community news and schools for's Living section, primarily Community Connection.

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