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Olympic Trials Swimming -- What else is up in O that week?

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Olympic Trials Swimming -- What else is up in O that week?

The US Olympic Trials for swimming is at the Qwest Center the week of (about) June 29 to July 6. What else is going on in Omaha that week? I would forecast a few visits to the zoo, maybe a jaunt across the bridge to play cards, out to Petrow's for pork tender or hot beef and a clown sundae ... OMG we're going to need some active time. We have a varied group with varied interests.

So, what's up that week?

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1. Re: Olympic Trials Swimming -- What else is up in O that week?

On top of these suggestions. Grab a CitiWeekly and The Reader magazine to find out about all the different entertainment events in town for that week. They come out Wednesday evening for the upcoming week.

Shakespeare on the Green

When: June 19-22, June 26-29, July 2-3 and 5-6

Where: 60th and Dodge Streets

What: Annual outdoor Shakespeare festival. This year's plays are "Much Ado About Nothing" and "King Lear."

Information: www.nebraskashakespeare.com

Best fireworks show in Omaha:

World-Herald Fireworks Night

When: July 4

Where: Rosenblatt Stadium, Interstate 80 and 13th Street

What: After the Royals play the Memphis Redbirds, linger in the ballpark for a concert by the Confidentials and a spectacular fireworks show.

Information: Details to come in The World-Herald; tickets available from the Omaha Royals, www.oroyals.com

This is downtown and features artists and their wares along with live music and some different foot and beer vendors.

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

When: June 27-29

Where: Gene Leahy Mall, 10th and Farnam Streets

What: 135 visual artists and their artwork, two stages of continuous entertainment, sidewalk cafes and children's activities. Musical groups include Hot 8 Brass Band, Zac Harmon and Chic Gamine.

Information: www.summerarts.org and 345-5401

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2. Re: Olympic Trials Swimming -- What else is up in O that week?

For some good music this is going on.

http://tinyurl.com/3rell6

The Stratcom Aerospace Museum south on I80 is always a good deal and Mahoney State Park is right next door and on the eastside of the same exit is the drive thru Omaha zoo.

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Weather update: severe thunderstorm roared through the area heavy tree damage from winds 70-90 mph also did alot of damage to the summer arts festival and some cosmetic damage to the Qwest Center.

As of right now most events are expecting to be going again tomorrow however some maybe at a reduced level.

The weather forecast for the weekend and into early next week is very good low 80's and drier.

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4. Re: Olympic Trials Swimming -- What else is up in O that week?

Thanks for the tips. Just got home from the Trials, and had a great time in Omaha again. What a fantastic city! We arrived just after the storms, and saw much evidence of them ... massive trees uprooted or broken off. Everyone kind of bounced back and kept going, and we never had to change our plans or miss anything due to the damage.

btw ... the Qwest Center was an unbeatable venue for the swimming event, and having the Old Market in walking distance was even better ... lots of good meals at high-quality, local, unique eateries. What a treat!

Way to go, Omaha!

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5. Re: Olympic Trials Swimming -- What else is up in O that week?

Thanks for your follow up post on Omaha, and your comment about all the restuarants in the Old Market. I can see us Omaha people referencing your post whenever an Old Market restaurant question comes up.

Glad you enjoyed our city.

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