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Weekend Events Around Omaha, NE That You Won’t Want To Miss!

by Nancy Heim-berg

Can you believe tomorrow marks the first day of March for 2019?! We can’t either. What better way to ring in a brand new month than to fill your weekend calendar with fun events, activities and adventures that are happening in and around our beautiful city this weekend. You will find events from art exhibitions and First Friday markets, to comedy shows, dinosaur exhibits, sporting events, plays, concerts, and fashion week events to keep everyone entertained. So grab your family and friends and ring in March with a weekend of creating beautiful memories around Omaha! 

What: First Friday Old Market
When: March 1st
Where: Old Market | Harney to Jackson Streets and 10th to 13th Streets Omaha, NE

What: Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing
When: March 1st & 2nd
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Fashion Week
When: March 1st & 2nd
Where: Omaha Design Center | 1502 Cuming Street Omaha, NE

What: University of Nebraska-Omaha vs. Denver NCAA Men’s Hockey Game
When: March 1st & 2nd 
Where: Baxter Arena | 2425 S 67th Street Omaha, NE

What: Blackstone Walking Food Tour
When: March 1st
Where: 3804 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Comedy in Omaha at The Backline
When: March 1st & 2nd 
Where: The Backline Comedy Theater | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Lancers vs. Lincoln Stars Hockey Game
When: March 1st
Where: Ralston Arena | 7300 Q Street Ralston, NE

What: Dino Nights
When: March 1st – 3rd
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Creighton vs. Marquette NCAA Women’s Basketball Game 
When: March 1st
Where: 701 Florence Blvd. Omaha, NE

What: ’30 Americans’ Exhibition
When: March 1st & 2nd
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Benson First Friday
When: March 1st
Where: Various Locations | Benson, NE

What: Dinosaur UpROAR
When: March 1st – 3rd
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Fred Tomaselli
When: March 1st & 2nd
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Hinamatsuri: Japanese Doll Exhibit 
When: March 1st – 3rd
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: March 1st
Where: 510 N. 33rd Street Omaha, NE

What: Of Mice and Men
When: March 1st & 2nd
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: On Your Feet
When: March 1st – 3rd
Where: Omaha Performing Arts | 409 S 16th Street Omaha, NE

What: Pioneer Craft, Antique and Gun Show
When: March 1st – 3rd
Where: 1751 Madison Ave. Council Bluffs, IA

What: Dierks Bentley: Burning Man Tour
When: March 2nd
Where: CHI Health Center Omaha | 455 N 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
When: March 2nd & 3rd
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Attic Adventures
When: March 2nd & 3rd
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th Street Omaha, NE

What: Old Market Walking History Tour
When: March 2nd
Where: 1001 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Sweet Treats Bus Tour
When: March 2nd
Where: Omaha Culinary Tours | Various Locations

What: The Hooley St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
When: March 3rd
Where: Omaha Fire Fighters Union, Local 385 | 6005 Grover Street Omaha, NE

What: Joslyn Castle Public Tour
When: March 1st – 3rd
Where: Joslyn Castle | 3902 Davenport Street Omaha, NE

Selling your home marks the end of one chapter, and the beginning of a new journey. And while this can be cause for a lot of celebration and excitement, there are also a few key items to keep in mind while you are in the process of selling your home. We have listed below a few common mistakes for you to avoid in hopes to keep the selling process as efficient and stress-free as possible! 

1. The first mistake to avoid is setting a price without doing proper research first. Don’t just go off of what other comps in the area have sold for in the past, as your ideal listing price can be affected by the time of year, current available inventory, and much more. 

2. On that same note, our next mistake to avoid is pricing your home too high off the bat. History and statistics have shown us that an overpriced listing produces fewer showings than others that are more accurately priced for the market. In addition, it has also been shown that homes sell closer to their asking amount if they are priced correctly at the start of the listing. 

3. Staying on the topic of price, our next mistake to avoid is using a strange listing price. You want to be sure to avoid listing prices such as $403,399. This may potentially cause you to miss out on quality, qualified buyers, especially if their search ranges from $300,000-$400,000. Just something to keep in mind. 

4. Many people think that just because they are not in a rush to sell their home that they can overprice their listing. The thought process here is that they can simply wait around for the right family to come along who is willing to pay the higher price point. This is not the best strategy as the longer your house sits on the market, the less likely you are to get showings and in return the more difficult it becomes to attain that higher asking price. 

5. A big mistake to avoid is getting emotionally involved in the selling process. We understand this may be difficult to do, but you have to keep in mind that this is a business transaction, and you should not take it personally if you get a low offer on your listing. View this as an opportunity to negotiate with the potential buyer to see if you can settle on a number that works for both parties. 

6. Even in the best seller’s market, you need to stay away from the mindset that the house will sell itself. Anytime a listing goes live, you need to ensure that the home is properly staged and marketed to ensure it is appealing to potential buyers. 

7. Finally, our last mistake to avoid is trying to sell your home on your own. Studies have shown that homes stay on the market longer and sell for about $39,000 less when people do not utilize a real estate agent during the sale of their house.

Upcoming Events Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

With the weekend right around the corner, now is the perfect time to fill your calendar with all the events and adventures happening around our beautiful city in the coming days. Below you will find everything from dinosaur events and music concerts, to art exhibits, food tours, improv, wild events at the zoo, sporting events, comedy shows, and so much more! So grab your family and friends and enjoy all that Omaha has to offer this weekend – enjoy! 

What: Candyland Friday Family Date Night
When: February 22nd
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th Street Omaha, NE

What: Flappers & Fizz
When: February 22nd
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Dinosaur UpROAR
When: February 22nd – 24th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Etienne Charles: Creole Soul
When: February 22nd
Where: Holland Performing Arts Center | 1200 Douglas Street Omaha, NE

What: Blackstone Walking Food Tour
When: February 22nd
Where: 3804 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: University of Nebraska-Omaha vs. St. Cloud State NCAA Men’s Hockey Game
When: February 22nd & 23rd
Where: Baxter Arena | 2425 S 67th Street Omaha, NE

What: Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
When: February 22nd
Where: 2700 College Road Council Bluffs, IA

What: ’30 Americans’ Exhibition
When: February 22nd & 23rd
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Lancers vs. Fargo Force Hockey Game
When: February 22nd
Where: Ralston Arena | 7200 Q Street Ralston, NE

What: Dino Nights
When: February 22nd – 24th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Fred Tomaselli
When: February 22nd & 23rd
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Film Streams’
When: February 22nd – 24th
Where: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater | 4952 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Hinamatsuri: Japanese Doll Exhibit 
When: February 22nd – 24th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Interrogated (Improv)
When: February 22nd
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books
When: February 22nd & 23rd 
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: The Robot Zoo
When: February 22nd – 24th
Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum | 28210 West Park Hwy.

What: Extreme presented by Beertopia
When: February 23rd
Where: Ralston Arena | 7200 Q Street Ralston, NE

What: Creighton vs. Georgetown NCAA Men’s Basketball Game
When: February 23rd
Where: CHI Health Center Omaha | 455 N 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Bite of East Omaha Culinary Bus Tour
When: February 23rd & 24th
Where: Various Locations | Omaha NE

What: Comedy in Omaha at The Backline
When: February 22nd & 23rd
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Old Market Walking History Tour
When: February 23rd
Where: 1001 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Of Mice and Men
When: February 22nd & 23rd
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

Relocating To Omaha With Pets? We Have You Covered!

by Nancy Heim-berg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is no secret that we think Omaha is a pretty great place to live. With safe neighborhoods, top schools, incredible dining and endless entertainment options, it is a top destination for any family to settle into. If you find yourself relocating to Omaha, we want to be the first to welcome you to our beautiful city! And while we know that moving can be very stressful, we also know that the process can be even more stressful for your furry four legged friends. So today, we wanted to give you a few tips and tricks on moving with pets in hopes to make the journey a little easier on everyone. 

Pre-move:

-Make sure your pet is wearing a tight collar at all times with a tag showing your name and number in case they wander out of your sight.
-Ensure you transfer your pet’s records to your new veterinarian to ensure everything is set up and established prior to your arrival.
-When it comes to packing your pet items, make sure to plan ahead. This will alleviate stress for you AND your pet!

While you are moving:

-Be sure to remember any meds and first aid kit that your pet may need. Toys and food are not the only things to remember to keep handy!
-Keep your pet in their crate during the move to ensure they are safe and secure. This will also give you a peace of mind knowing they are not wandering around the chaos without supervision.
-For your drive, be sure to take into account time for regular rest stops. This will give your pet time to stretch their legs and relieve themselves. 

After the move:

-While it is best to establish a veterinarian before you make your move, once you are settled in you can take some time to research emergency clinics in case of an emergency outside of your veterinarian’s office hours.
-Allow your pet to get acclimated by establishing a new routine with them. This will allow them to feel more at home and ease any anxiety that accompanied the move. 
-Right when you arrive, be sure to set out food and water for your pet. We understand you will be anxious to start unpacking your belongings, but pets usually drink a lot of water when they are in stressful situations, so having their food and water out immediately will help them to settle in and ease their nerves. 

Fun Events Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

Love is in the air - happy Valentine’s Day to all of our readers! If you are not celebrating tonight, there are plenty of events happening in and around Omaha this weekend for you to partake in. But don’t worry, they are not all cupid themed! You will find everything from dinners at the zoo and dinosaur events, to walking food tours, comedy shows, plays, educational lectures, Omaha beer week festivities, sporting events and so much more! Keep reading below to find an adventure (or two) to dive into this weekend – enjoy! 

 

What: Dino Nights
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: ’30 Americans’ Exhibition
When: February 15th & 16th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Blackstone Walking Food Tour
When: February 15th
Where: 3804 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Dinosaur UpROAR
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Lancers vs. Sioux City Musketeers Hockey Game 
When: February 15th
Where: Ralston Arena | 7300 Q Street Ralston, NE

What: Woke AF Comedy Tour and New Crew Showcase
When: February 15th
Where: Barley Street Tavern | 2735 N 62nd Street Omaha, NE

What: Film Streams’ Midnight Movie
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater | 4952 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Fred Tomaselli
When: February 15th & 16th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Interrogated (Improv)
When: February 15th
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: February 15th
Where: 510 N. 33rd Street Omaha, NE

What: NSAA State Wrestling Tournament
When: February 15th & 16th
Where: CHI Health Center Omaha | 455 N 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: The Elixir of Love
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Orpheum Theater | 409 S 16th Street Omaha, NE

What: Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books
When: February 15th & 16th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Cocktails & Kisses with Da Truth and Special Guest Same Rivers 
When: February 16th
Where: 2510 North 24th Street Omaha, NE

What: Of Mice and Men
When: February 15th & 16th
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Sweetheart Dinner at the Zoo
When: February 15th & 16th 
Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | 3701 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: The Robot Zoo
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum | 28210 West Park Hwy

What: TEDxUNO: Resilience
When: February 16th
Where: 6305 University Drive N Omaha, NE

What: Asics Presidents’ Day Classic Volleyball Tournament
When: February 16th & 17th
Where: CHI Health Center Omaha | 455 N 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Hibernate & Create Retreat
When: February 16th & 17th
Where: Hot Shops Art Center | 1301 Nicholas Street Omaha, NE

What: Sweet Treats Bus Tour
When: February 16th & 17th
Where: Omaha Culinary Tours | Various Locations 

What: Joslyn Castle Public Tour
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Joslyn Castle | 3902 Davenport Street Omaha, NE

What: Omaha Beer Week 2019
When: February 15th – 17th
Where: Various Locations

With February 14th right around the corner, we wanted to highlight a few of Omaha’s most romantic restaurants that would be perfect for a special night out with your special someone this Valentine’s Day. The day provides the perfect opportunity to forget the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine and spend quality time with your valentine – all while taking in some of Omaha’s most delicious dishes and soothing ambiances. We are sure these restaurants will keep your heart (and stomach) happy! 


Type: For the casual couple  

-Dante Ristorante:  Not only recognized as Omaha’s first restaurant to specialize in rustic Italian cuisine and authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, Dante Ristorante is known for using only the freshest produce from local Omaha farmers. Visitors are delighted by the mouthwatering dishes and impressive wine selection.

-Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge: Sporting a comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere, Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge is the perfect destination for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The wide-ranging menu is sure to please even the pickiest of palates, and the wine list is every wine connoisseur’s dream. Nosh was even named on the ‘Best of Omaha’s’ list for Best Wine Bar! 

-Little España: What says date night better than tapas! Little España is the perfect destination to sample multiple flavors and dishes, and send your taste buds into a tizzy! Be sure to order a Chocolate Martini or flavored mojito to add a little zing to your evening – you will thank us later! 


Type: For the swanky couple 

-The Boiler Room: Known for having one of the most cozy and thrilling atmospheres in all of downtown Omaha, The Boiler Room is the ideal destination for a romantic meal this Valentine’s Day. Their fresh, local and seasonal ingredients are what make their dishes shine, and you will relish at the history of the building and the stunning décor that surrounds you. 

-The Grey Plume: Celebrated for its cuisine and impressive atmosphere, The Grey Plume is the ideal destination to please both your stomach and your date! The seasonally driven menu is sourced from local livestock and produce, and comprised of contemporary cuisine that is worthy of the highest praise. You are sure to not be disappointed! 

-V. Mertz: Last but not least, V. Mertz is a locally owned contemporary American restaurant that highlights the use of locally sourced meats and produce in all of the yummy items on their menu. This small gem is located in the quaint Old Market Passageway, and is the ideal place for a romantic night this Valentine’s Day. 

Events Around Omaha This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

With the weekend sneaking up on us, now is the perfect time to start penciling in some fun for the days ahead! And even though Omaha will be experiencing some cold temperatures, don’t let that stop you from enjoying all the amazing events and adventures happening all around our beautiful city. You will find events ranging from art exhibits and sports games, to plays, walking food tours, pizza tours, movie events and so much more! 

What: ’30 Americans’ Exhibition
When: February 8th & 9th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum

What: Omaha Lancers vs. Sioux City Musketeers
When: February 8th
Where: Ralston Arena | 7300 Q St. Ralston, NE

What: Art Exhibit: ‘Nebraska Habitat’ by Albert Rhea
When: February 8th – 10th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft St. Omaha, NE

What: Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience 
When: February 8th
Where: 2700 College Road Council Bluffs

What: Creighton vs. St. John’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Game
When: February 8th
Where: 701 Florence Blvd. Omaha, NE

What: Comedy in Omaha at The Backline
When: February 8th & 9th 
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Blackstone Walking Food Tour
When: February 8th
Where: 3804 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Dinosaur UpROAR
When: February 8th – 10th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: February 8th
Where: 510 N. 33rd Street Omaha, NE

What: Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books
When: February 8th & 9th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: The Curios Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 
When: February 8th & 9th
Where: 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Super Sports: Building Strength, Sportsmanship and Smarts
When: February 8th – 10th
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th St. Omaha, NE

What: A Slice of Omaha Pizza Tour
When: February 9th & 10th
Where: Omaha Culinary Tours | Various Locations

What: The Robot Zoo
When: February 8th – 10th
Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum | 28210 West Park Hwy

What: Swing Under The Wings
When: February 9th
Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum | 28210 West Park Hwy

What: Dance Chance Omaha Dancing Event
When: February 9th
Where: Bancroft Street Market | 2702 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Old Market Walking History Tour
When: February 9th
Where: 1001 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Fred Tomaselli
When: February 8th & 9th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner 
When: February 9th
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown | 1616 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Film Streams: Forever Young Movie Series
When: February 9th
Where: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater | 1340 Mike Fahey Street Omaha, NE

Things To Look For When Renting A Self-Storage Facility

by Nancy Heim-berg

We know moving can be stressful. However, it can prove to be especially stressful when you find yourself in a situation where you have to store your items in a self-storage facility. It may seem like one more thing to add to your seemingly never-ending to-do list. Whether you are looking to rent a self-storage facility to hold your belongings for a few weeks or a few months, there are a couple key items that you want to be sure to check off your list to ensure the safety of your items. And yes, as you may have guessed, that is where our blog is going to take us today! 

-The first thing you want to look at when it comes to self-storage is the safety of the facility itself. Does it have security gates around the property, surveillance cameras and/or a keypad code entry? You also want to be sure to use a heavy-duty lock on your particular unit to add an extra layer of protection for your items. 

-The next item to look at is the location of the facility. If there is an item you need to grab last minute, chances are you do not want to make a long commute to retrieve it. So ensuring that the facility is easy to get to is a big deal and a high priority for many people. 

-You always want to be sure to see if the units are climate-controlled or not. This is especially true if you have electronic items as they can be very sensitive to hot and cold weather. And while climate-controlled units tend to be more expensive, it may be worth the money to ensure that your belongings are well kept while they are not with you. 

-The next item you want to look into are the office hours. Are you only able to access your unit when the office is open? And if so, what are those hours and do they work with your schedule? 

-Lastly, you want to always make sure you look at reviews from other individuals who have rented units at that location. If the facility has an extremely poor rating with many bad reviews, it may be a good idea to stay clear of that one and find one that is more reliable and trustworthy. 


*On a side note, it is also important to compare pricing from different storage facilities. It may not behoove you to jump on the first one you see, as that one may end up being terribly overpriced in relation to other comparable facilities in the area.

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