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Seeking fun on the cheap? Here are 4 free events in Omaha this week

Seeking fun on the cheap? Here are 4 free events in Omaha this week
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

There's always plenty to do in Omaha, but finding fun on the cheap can be another story.

From a discussion on tackling poverty to a panel conversation on arts and economic growth, here are four fun things to do around town to enjoy for the low, low price of zero dollars.

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Mauricio Miller's The Alternative: What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong

From the event description:

Mauricio Miller is giving the first Institute for Economic Food for Thought talk of the fall semester. He was invited to former President Bill Clinton’s State of the Union Address in 1999, was appointed to former president Barack Obama’s White House Council for Community Solutions in 2010 and was awarded the MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius Grant” in 2012 for his work on poverty. The title of the talk is based on his book The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong.

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 4-5 p.m.
Where: Harper Auditorium, Mike and Josie Harper Center
Admission: Free

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Neck Pain & Headaches: Understanding the Research and How to Overcome it Naturally

From the event description:

A large percentage of the population suffers currently or has suffered off an on from neck pain and/or headaches. Why is this happening to the population? Is it normal to have our brain and neck hurt? What are the solutions and proactive strategies that research has shown are effective in reducing and/or preventing neck pain and headaches? Come and join us for a very informative workshop that will address these questions and bring you a lot of information to make better decisions for your health concerns.

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Family First Chiropractic, 18041 Oak St.
Admission: Free

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The Ocean | Performance by Chris Duncan

From the event description:

Taking compositional prompts from a field recording of waves breaking in an ocean cave on the coast of Northern California, Inner Ear Vision exhibiting artist Chris Duncan responds with warm tones created by harmonica and electronics to create lush, open, atmospheric moments. For this performance, he will incorporate Single String Instrument 01 and 02, sculptures included in the Inner Ear Vision exhibition.

When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m.
Where: Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 724 S. 12th St.
Admission: Free

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Panel Discussion: Arts & Economic Growth

From the event description:

The first installment of the Alternate Currents lunch-time conversation series brings together Film Streams Executive Director Rachel Jacobson, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Senior Director of Talent and Workforce Sarah Moylan, and 2018 Amplify Arts Artist Support Grant Recipient Angie Seykora for a candid discussion about cultivating Omaha’s cultural assets to develop a scalable, inclusive, and equitable arts economy. Bring lunch, join the conversation and help us get this series started on the right foot.

When: Friday, Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Amplify Arts, 1419 S. 13th St., Suite 103
Admission: Free

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