Comfort Inn at the Zoo
2920 S. 13th Court
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: (402) 342-8000
Fax: (402) 342-8069
Sokol Underground has been hosting some of the best music shows in Omaha. Although it's located under the famed Sokol Auditorium, Sokol Underground has a charm of it's own and stands proud on it's own merits. Run by a concert promotion company called 1% Productions, Underground hosts many music shows of diverse genres.
"Larger than life" takes on a whole new meaning when you are sitting in this theater. The huge screen measures 60 feet tall by 80 feet wide. Combined with 12,000 watts of surround sound, the IMAX seems to put spectators in the middle of the action. Shows vary, so call the box office for titles and times. The theater is located at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. Parking can be difficult during the peak summer season. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for children.
If you are looking for a big band-era venue, this is it. This auditorium/hall situated in the heart of South Omaha's Bohemian neighborhood, just south of downtown, is perfect for wedding receptions, banquets, parties, dances, meetings and concerts. The large, formal auditorium, complete with balcony and buffet area, comfortably accommodates 750. National music acts, including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, 311 and Brave Combo, make Sokol a regular tour stop. A smaller, much more rustic venue is available downstairs.
With a focus on boosting the live music scene and the development of the neighborhood in Omaha, inCOMMON Community Development organizes live music events at its cozy concert venue, The Commons. Not only concerts, this event space is also available for hosting community workshops, exhibitions and other events focused on art and culture throughout the year. A great place to observe the performances of upcoming artists and bands, call or visit their website for more information.
Would it not be great to have a gym, a basketball court, a fitness center, game room, soft ball court and other recreational facilities all in one place? Well, the Columbus Community Center provides exactly that; a place where you can enjoy your leisure time, relax, socialize and forget your troubles for the day. Apart from the recreational activities, the center also hosts social, cultural and community events regularly. Do visit their website for further details.
1316 Jones Street is quite obviously named after it's exact location. The venue is a banquet hall that caters to all sorts of private events. The popularity of the place has led it to also be a concert venue. Well-suited for wedding receptions, conferences or any type of party, formal or informal, 1316 Jones Street is the perfect venue to celebrate. Fashioned like Old Market, a neighborhood in Downtown Omaha, not too far from Jones Street, seems to have made it more than popular with guests. The building itself is a landmark and a historic part of the city. The catering service will customize a package for you depending on your needs. They also have a lounge and a high definition television for entertainment. Do contact them for more details.
Dedicated to producing original plays and lesser-known works, this widely respected company also offers one-act play festivals, film festivals and special events. Past productions include "Oleanna" by David Mamet, "The Hot L Baltimore" by Lanford Wilson and "Three Viewings" by Jeffrey Hatcher.
The Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Company (BSB) is the only company in the area that dedicates itself to professional-level production of the classics. From Greek tragedy to contemporary pieces, Brigit St. Brigit draws its name from one of three patron saints of Ireland. Past productions include Medea, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Streetcar Named Desire and Equus. One Irish classic is included in the schedule each year.
Join this magnificent symphony orchestra in celebrating its 80th season. Enjoy Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the lavishly decorated Orpheum Theater. On Friday and Saturday evenings, you can attend SuperPops, which includes Garrison Keillor, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Holiday Fanfare. There are also family concerts, Sunday matinées, MasterWorks and Spectrum Chamber Orchestra events.
Built in 1927, the Orpheum Theater stage has hosted the likes of legends such as W.C. Fields, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Al Jolson. The entire facility received a top-to-bottom renovation in the 1970s. Today, it is home to Opera Omaha, the Omaha Symphony, Broadway touring productions and music concerts. In recent years, Jerry Seinfeld, the Phantom of the Opera, Annie and James Taylor have all graced the Orpheum stage. The architecture and design of this historic theater is absolutely breathtaking. Tours are available at no charge, just call to make an appointment.
The Stir Cove at Harrahs is a popular concert venue at the elite Harrah's Council Bluffs hotel & casino. The place is ranked amongst the "Top 100 Amphitheaters in the World” and has a huge fan following of avid music lovers. Popular bands, musicians and the big names of the music industry have brought the house down with memorable performances. The open-air amphitheater with an intake of 3,000 people gives you the ultimate concert experience. Do visit the website or call ahead to know more.
Located on the corner of the Harney Street and the South 19th Street, Bishop's Bar and Grill is a cafe and restaurant that offers a decent and cozy place for a hangout at any time of the day. The interior of the bar is cozy and spacious enough for a family breakfast or lunch and the large projector screen and several television sets are often used to display various sporting events. The lunch special is served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and offers sandwiches, appetizers, salads and burgers along with variety of drinks. So, select your favorite sporting event and schedule a visit to this downtown joint with friends or by yourself.