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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 402-444-1149