Cedric the Entertainer is coming to the Funny Bone Comedy Club this weekend.
The comedian, one of four comedians showcased in the 2000 film “The Original Kings of Comedy,” will do five shows at the club at 17305 Davenport St.
Colleen Quinn, the Funny Bone’s general manager, said in an email that he normally does larger venues, but he wanted to try out some new material in a more intimate space. Cedric the Entertainer, who was born Cedric Kyles in Jefferson City, Mo., first performed at Omaha’s Funny Bone in 1992, just before his career began to take off.
Kyles is known for his roles in films including “Barbershop” and “Barbershop 2,” “Be Cool,” “Madagascar” and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” among others. He also appeared in the television series “The Steve Harvey Show” and his comedy appears on Jay-Z’s “The Black Album.”
Four of the five Omaha shows are already sold out; tickets for an 11:30 p.m. 21-and-over show on Saturday are $45 and available at www.funnybonecentral.com
Clancy’s Pub at 114th Dodge will hold a grand opening celebration this weekend for its new music venue.
The venue, called Kilts, is separated from the rest of the Irish sports bar by a partial wall, said Richard Barmettler, who is coordinating the project. Kilts occupies that space that was formerly Club Patrick’s.
The venue includes a two-level stage, new PA system and lounge. Kilts will host live music each weekend, and is already booked through June, he said.
Clancy’s, meanwhile, is under new management, and the bar rolled out a new menu earlier this week.
“They’re really converting it to that Irish sports bar feel,” he said.
The grand opening shows include Personics on Friday and Hi-Fi Hangover on Saturday. Both shows start at 9 p.m.
House of Loom has only been around for a year and a half, but even before the bar/club/events space had its own digs, Loom’s dance parties were well-known locally. Loom celebrates its seventh anniversary on Saturday with a dance party reminiscent of the old days with DJs Brent Crampton and Kethro, live percussionists, body painting and surprise guest performers. The party starts at 8 p.m. at House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. Admission is $5 or free before 10 p.m. with an RVSP to email@example.com. More information at www.houseofloom.com.
If you have always dreamed of naming a beer served at a minor league baseball stadium, you are in luck.
The Nebraska Brewing Company is creating a beer for the Omaha Storm Chasers that will combine Pilsner malt with Sterling hops. Those who want to take a crack at naming the brew should email their suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org through March 14.
Those who attend an open house on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Werner Park can vote on five finalists, and the name will be revealed once the votes are tallied. The beer will be served for the first time at the Storm Chasers’ April 12 season opener.