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10-31-2014

Special Events

AfterShock is "Brewing" up a Halloween Party at The Brewhouse No.25

October 31, 2014

Halloween costume party and 80's Rock Band

Cabaret

October 24, 2014 to November 02, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines Social Club
  • 900 Mulberry Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 10/24-25: 10 p.m.; 10/31-31 & 11/1-2: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $18
  • Website

"Cabaret" takes over the Des Moines Social Club's Basement Bar beginning Friday, October 24, turning the newly opened space into a den of booze, sex & all the other things your parents warned you against. The Des Moines Onstage production starts at 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday (October 24-25); 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. $18, p...

Dark Dinner on Halloween

October 31, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines Social Club
  • 900 Mulberry Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Arrive 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Begins 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $100/3-courses & glass wine; $125/3 courses w/wine pairings
  • Phone: 515-369-3673
  • Email | Website

The Des Moines Social Club will be having a Dark Dinner on Halloween night, which DMSC executive director, Zach Mannheimer, hopes will become annual event. If you're looking for a brand new, crazy & delicious thing to do that evening, this is right up your alley. Guests will arrive between 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. for a little pre-dark noshing & sipping. At 7:30, the...

Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey vs Sioux Falls Stampede

October 31, 2014

Dracula Evermore: Champagne Holiday Gala Show

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Sheuerman House Victorian Mansion
  • 1605 Woodland Avenue
  • Des Moines, 50209
  • Times: 7:45 p.m.
  • Admission: $35; VIP $50
  • Website

(Doors open 6:45 pm for a light Fireside Soup Supper) Sheuerman House Victorian Mansion, 1605 Woodland Avenue in Downtown Des Moines' historic Sherman Hill. All Tickets include a light "Soup-sip" supper; festively served by the fire, a lavish Intermission Dessert Buffet, PLUS optional Interactive Edgar Allan Poe during Intermission AND a complimentary punchbowl of Bub...

DSM HubSpot User Group - Fall 2014

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Midland Building - 6th Floor Conference Room
  • 206 6th Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Noon
  • Admission: FREE (Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dsm-hubspot-user-group-fall-2014-tickets-13490750197)
  • Phone: 855-949-7727
  • Website

Join us for this fall's HUG Event featuring Maggie Georgieva, HubSpot's Product Manager, who will be joining us to talk about the NEW branching logic in workflows. In addition, we will be giving away copies of Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah's newly revised book, "Inbound Marketing: Attract, Engage and Delight Customers Online" to the first 20 attendees!!

Fall Shopping Event

October 10, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Minerals By Bee Boutique & Beauty Salon
  • 415 5th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • Times: 2 - 6 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays thru Oct. 31
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-954-7488
  • Email | Website

Fall Shopping Event at Minerals by Bee! Fun, games, refreshments and more...come check us out!

Family Halloween

October 30, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $5.50/Person Advance; $6/Person @ Door; Discount for Members; Ages 2 & Under Free
  • Phone: 515-278-5286
  • Email | Website

October 18, 19, & 23-26 & 30, 31 Horse-drawn wagon rides, marshmallow roast, storytellers, scarecrow and jack-o-lantern displays delight all during this non-scary family event. Children aged 12 and under trick or treat through town, and we'll have free pop and popcorn for all. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org

Funny Bone presents Chris Newberg

October 29, 2014 to November 01, 2014
  • Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club
  • 570 Prairie View Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: see website
  • Admission: See website
  • Phone: 515-270-2100
  • Website

Tickets/more information: http://www.funnybonedm.com/.

Get Off My Lawn

October 31, 2014
  • Location: The Winterset Stage
  • 405 E. Madison
  • Winterset, IA 50273
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $15
  • Phone: 515-462-5156
  • Email

Get Off My Lawn includes six amazing musicians, five of whom are in the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! The music they cover features tight vocal harmonies, hot guitar licks and smokin' keyboards. Get Off My Lawn plays music from The Beatles, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Van Morrison, Spirit, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, The Band, The D...

Grateful for Des Moines Hippie Halloween

October 31, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Doors: 7 p.m./ Show: 8 p.m.; 21 and over event
  • Admission: $10 advance; $15 at door; $10 at door in costume
  • Website

Halloween Monster Bash

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: No Cover
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Mickey's Waukee Huge Halloween Monster Bash - costume prizes

Halloween on the Hill

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Historic Sherman Hill Neighborhood
  • Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Free with non-perishable food item
  • Phone: 515-829-4310
  • Email | Website

Donate non-perishable food items at The Kathedral at 19th and Crocker where maps are located. Then drive or walk (if you dare!) through the historic Sherman Hill neighborhood on this haunted night. Watch out for spooky characters lurking amongst the spooktacular décor! This is NOT a trick-or-treating event, it’s all tricks no treats!

Halloween Party & Costume Contest - Throwing Toast Live Band

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Mickey Irish Pub
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Halloween Party and Costume Contest Wear your best costume and show it off for a chance to win! $150 for first Place, $50 for second place and $25 for staff favorite Bring your friends as the person with the most votes wins! Throwing Toast playing from 9pm-1am NO COVER!

Halloween Party at the Hotel Pattee

October 31, 2014
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7 - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: $25
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Oct 31 Halloween Party at the Hotel Pattee $25 Join us at the Hotel Pattee for some spooky fun. Appetizers, cash bar, costume contest, live music with Exit 113 and more. 7-11 pm

Halloween Pub Crawl

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Cabaret West Glen
  • 560 S Prairie View Dr
  • West Des Moines, 50266
  • Times: 5:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20 Online thru 10/17; $25 thru 10/30; $30 DOE
  • Phone: 515-225-1105
  • Website

That's right all you ghost and goblins; the Halloween Pub Crawl is happening on Halloween night, Friday, October 31st! This year we will be starting at Cabaret West Glen where you will enjoy FREE BEER & PIZZA while it lasts. We will be visiting the following bars throughout the night. See website for cost, crawl stops!

Haunted Garage

October 31, 2014 to November 01, 2014
  • Location: Haunted Garage
  • 612 NE 13th Street
  • Grimes,
  • Times: Fri 8 - 10 p.m.; Sat 7 - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: Free but you can donate canned goods

Enter this Grimes garage if you dare to fall into the realm of the unknown. The Haunted Garage takes 150 visitors each night so prepare to come early.

Historic Court District Halloween Party 2014

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Court Avenue, between 3rd & 4th Streets
  • Court Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Doors at 7 p.m.; Music starts 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $5 before 9 p.m.
  • Email

This year's Historic Court District Halloween Party will be a street party featuring the musical stylings of DJ Rack City, DJ Brett B, and Coach G; as well as everybody's favorite costume contest! $2500 in prizes for Best Male, Best Female, Best Group, and the District Prize. Contest entries must be judged by 10 PM, and the prizes will be announced at 11 PM. You must be present...

Historic Dinners at Tangen and 1900 Farm

October 15, 2014 to March 29, 2015

Have a fun, unique and memorable evening at a Living History Farms Historic Dinner! Join us for a dining experience that will take you back in time to Iowa's golden farming years of 1875 or 1900. Served family-style, historic recipes are prepared from scratch on a wood-burning stove. Our meals are prepared in the style of the historic period and served family style. Most of o...

Ian McLagen

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: Doors: 6 p.m.;Show: 6:30 p.m. - All Ages
  • Admission: $18
  • Website

Ian McLagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock'n'roller. In fact, his smiling visage - he was, after all, a member of Small Faces and Faces- would serve as an ideal illustration in the proverbial Dictionary of What Is Truly Cool. The man known to his many mates and even more fans and admirers as 'Mac' is the sort who shrugs off such puffery. And then he just carries on creatin...

Illway Fairhaven Halloween Party

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Park Place Banquet Hall
  • 1015 Riverside Drive
  • Adel, IA 50003
  • Times: 7 - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: $10
  • Phone: 515-419-1214
  • Email | Website

Two great Punk/Ska bands getting together for a fun night of musci

JPEC Spooktacular

October 30, 2014 to November 01, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Come out and enjoy a night of Halloween fun. Trick or Treating, Face painting, a “haunted” hike, hay rack rides, costumed pony rides, and games for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged and loved!

Last Laugh

October 21, 2014 to December 20, 2014
  • Venue: Last Laugh Comedy Theater
  • 1701 25th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Tues Trivia 8 p.m.; Wed Improv 8 p.m.; Fri & Sat Improv 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Tues & Wed Free; Fri & Sat $14
  • Website

Full bar, good food, big laughs

Misfits Karaoke Halloween Bash

October 31, 2014
  • Location: Vaudeville Mews
  • 212 Fourth Street
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: Doors: 9:30 p.m.; Show: 10 p.m. - 21+
  • Admission: $0
  • Website

Monster Movie Time

October 31, 2014
  • Venue: East Side Library
  • 2559 Hubbell Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

Don't miss this free holiday movie featuring a hotel full of vacationing monsters! Join us after school at East Side Library.

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