Many of us don’t go a day without seeing something in the news about race relations. These issues have been going on for decades, as can be seen in Bruce Norris’ Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park, which debuts at Mad Cow this weekend. The play begins in 1959 as a white, middle-class neighborhood called Clybourne Park is shaken by new black residents. Fast-forward 50 years and Clybourne Park, which has become predominantly black, is now dealing with potential gentrification. Follow the community as their story unfolds with personal histories intertwining and prejudices colliding along the way. Floridian actress Trenell Mooring, who has appeared in 10 other shows at Mad Cow, including Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked! An Entertainment and Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, is set to star in the monthlong run. – Caroline Fernandez $24.25-$36.75http://madcowtheatre.com
Watch three action-comedy flicks in a row and win raffle prizes by drinking beer. free
Enjoy a crisp glass of wine as an instructor teaches you and your friends how to paint. $45http://paintnite.com
Musical comedy in which a group of nuns take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters. $20http://breakthroughtheatre.com
Half of Wet Nurse spins their favorite tunes and plays some new originals and covers. Pop-up shop with Kick Bright Shop & Buttons. free
Hip-hop, soul. free
Abstract art representing therapy and creative escape.
Annual sale of discounted artwork from the artists at Artisans on Fifth. freehttp://artisansonfifth.com
Omaha's Tim Kasher returns with a new album. $15
Jam band, hellbilly cabaret. $2 suggested donation
Hard rock. $25
An evening of raffles and auctions to raise money for Give Kids the World. freehttp://gktw.org
Stoner metal. $10-$12
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