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04-26-2015

Special Events

Drake Alumni Recital

April 26, 2015
  • Venue: Drake University - Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main
  • 2507 University Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 4:30 p.m.; reception follows in Levitt Hall

Spring Sing 2015!

April 26, 2015
  • Location: First Christian Church
  • 2500 University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: TBA
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

This annual concert is the capstone of the Iowa Youth Chorus performing season.

Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery

April 26, 2015
  • Venue: Summerset Winery
  • 15101 Fairfax Street
  • Indianola, IA 50125
  • Times: 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $3 per person or $10 car load. FREE to Case Club Members (show card)
  • Phone: 515-961-3545
  • Email | Website

Featuring:  Tony Valdez Duo

04-27-2015

LYRA

April 27, 2015
  • Location: Perry Performing Arts Center
  • 1200 18th St
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free will offering
  • Phone: 515-465-4782
  • Email

A quintet ensemble from the choral group LYRA, located in St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform a concert of Russian Orthodox Church music and Russian Folk music

On-Going Events

The Des Moines Big Band

March 02, 2015 to May 25, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Palacio Events Center
  • 8900 Hickman Road
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. every Monday thru May 25
  • Admission: n/a
  • Phone: 515-210-4230
  • Email | Website

Come enjoy the progressive sounds of one of Iowa's longest running jazz orchestras. We play every Monday evening from October through May at 6:30 at El Palacio, 8900 Hickman Avenue. Drinks and light dinner items are available, restaurant-style seating is first come, first served. See calendar for cover fees and special events!

04-28-2015

Special Events

Free Live Entertainment - April Line-Up

April 07, 2015 to April 28, 2015

April Line-Up Club 55 Entertainment Tuesdays |  | Finish Line Show Lounge o April 7 - Maple Street Jazz, Big Band/Jazz o April 14 - RBJ Trio, Oldies o April 21 - Sentimental Swing, Big Band/Jazz o April 28 - Maple Street Jazz Band, Big Band/Jazz

Lion King: Willis Broadway Series

April 28, 2015 to May 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Weekdays 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.(Thurs, 5/14 also at 2 p.m.; Sun, 5/17 1 p.m. ONLY)
  • Admission: $30.50 - $69.50
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING.  Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever.  Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Osca...

On-Going Events

Irish Jam

Started October 14, 2014 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)

2nd Tuesday of each month, come out to Java Joe's for Irish Jam - musicians welcome! For more information:  www.javajoescoffeehouse.com.

04-29-2015

Special Events

Lion King: Willis Broadway Series

April 28, 2015 to May 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Weekdays 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.(Thurs, 5/14 also at 2 p.m.; Sun, 5/17 1 p.m. ONLY)
  • Admission: $30.50 - $69.50
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING.  Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever.  Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Osca...

04-30-2015

Lion King: Willis Broadway Series

April 28, 2015 to May 17, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Weekdays 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m.(Thurs, 5/14 also at 2 p.m.; Sun, 5/17 1 p.m. ONLY)
  • Admission: $30.50 - $69.50
  • Phone: 515-246-2300
  • Website

Experience the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING.  Marvel at the breathtaking spectacle of animals brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor, whose visual images for this show you'll remember forever.  Thrill to the pulsating rhythms of the African Pridelands and an unforgettable score including Elton John and Tim Rice's Osca...

Salisbury House Music Series

April 30, 2015
  • Venue: Salisbury House & Gardens
  • 4024 Tonawanda Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 6:45 p.m. wine reception; 7:30 p.m. performance
  • Admission: $25 Adults, $22.50 Members, $15 Students
  • Phone: 515-274-1777
  • Website

Join us for a musical performance featuring Clarence Padilla (clarinet), Ashley Sidon (cello) and Cynthia Giunta (piano).  Doors will open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception.  The performance will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.salisburyhouse.org or by calling (515) 274-1777.

Zoo Brew Reveal Party

April 30, 2015
  • Venue: Blank Park Zoo
  • 7401 SW 9th Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $25 for Members, $30 for Non-members
  • Website

ZOO BREW REVEAL PARTY- Can't wait for Zoo Brew to start in June? Come to the Zoo and enjoy live music, brews & food as we reveal the bands that will be playing in the 2015 Zoo Brew summer series! Ticket includes one admission to Zoo Brew Reveal Party, one admission to Zoo Brew, one drink ticket and the 2015 specialty koozie.

 

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