The hottest ticket this summer will be the Playing with Fire Concert Series in celebration of it's 10th anniversary of providing free music to area residents and visitors of all ages.
The concerts take place at Lewis & Clark Landing on Omaha's Riverfront with gates opening at 5pm Friday and 4pm Saturday.
Admission is free but free will donations will be accepted at the gate,with portions of the proceeds donated to the Food Bank of the Heartland and American Parkinson Disease Foundation/ Nebraska Chapter.
CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY LECTURE – Bernice Sandler, Senior Scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C., and Adjunct Associate Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine “We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby, But Not Far Enough: Progress and Problems of Women in Higher Education”
LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES AT EASE LUNCHEON – James Ellis, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations in Atlanta, Georgia; and Retired Commander of the United States Strategic Command
E. N. THOMPSON FORUM ON WORLD ISSUES – Felice Gaer, Director of the American Jewish Committee’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights “Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities Worldwide: International Religious Freedom in United States Policy”
Vocalist Gretchen Parlato will perform in Omaha at the 1200 Club at the Holland on May 11th. This is the first Omaha concert for the rising vocal star, whose 2011 effort "The Lost And Found" was the #1 Jazz CD of the year as awarded by this program. Click on the link to listen to an interview with Gretchen Parlato.(Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen.)