Catch the vibe of Greater Des Moines. Festivals and endless foods-on-a-stick. Art shows and the Downtown Farmers’ Market. Live music at the Iowa Events Center. Racing at Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Speedway. Stage theater at the Des Moines Playhouse and the Civic Center. Catch sports action. Iowa Wild, Cubs and Energy. Family-friendly and free events. Catch it all in a city that thrives and thrills. Experience more in Greater Des Moines.
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Craft fair fundraiser for the AIB College of Business student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. For more information: www.aib.edu/craft.
Alex and the XO's are ending their tour from Illinois to the west coast in Des Moines, IA at the Hull Tavern on October 25th. Local support includes Instants, Doctor Murdock, and Love Songs for Lonely Monsters.
Come out to the Iowa State Fairgrounds for the first ever Alpaca show in Des Moines October 25 & 26! The American Alpaca Showcase and Prestige Alpaca Auction will take place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds - Cattle Barn. Best of all, there's Free admission! Alpaca farms from coast to coast will be in attendance. Vendors with alpaca clothing and alpaca related pr...
Walking through the woods on a crisp autumn day, you reach a clearing where the sunshine breaks through. This is that spot!
Goblins, witches and vampires, oh my! Halloween is a upon us, and it's time to grab your best mask and let the spooking begin!
"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...
Register by October 17 to join us on Saturday, October 25 for a night of fun for a cause! General Trivia, 10 rounds, 10 questions per round - Teams will consist of up to 8 players & will compete in trivia against other tables. Entry Fee is $200/table - Mulligans available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction, plus non-alcoholic drinks prov...
Family fun for all. Thousands of comic books and related merchandise from vendors. Sketches and prints from creators of comic books. Fans in costume and characters for photos. http://www.iowacomicbookclub.com
On the heels of the release of her Four Seasons: The Vivaldi Album, Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner Anne Akiko Meyers joins the Orchestra in Vivaldi’s famous and fiery Four Seasons. She has been called a “master violinist” and “passionate performer” and her sound has been described as “a tone so pure that it emerges just a few times in a gen...
Celebrate the season with Gothic Masters Bram Stoker and Edgar Allen Poe at a series of parties and intimate, salon-style theatre held in Victorian mansions and other historic venues across the Metro. From the theatre-experience experts—the Iowa Shakespeare Experience--comes a professional production of an original two-act play: "Dracula Evermore, Diaries of the Un...
Drake University theatre students will present their showcase.
The Des Moines Seventh-day Adventist Church would like to invite you to a southern gospel concert by The Dysart Family. Admission is free! A love offering will be collected to support their ministry. After the concert their CDs will be available for purchase. More information about The Dysart Family may be found at www.dysartfamilymusic.com.
Fall Open House
Fall Shopping Event at Minerals by Bee! Fun, games, refreshments and more...come check us out!
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
Live music fireside at the Hotel Pattee 7-10pm. No covers. tips appreciated.
Bring your smartphone, tablet or e-reader for assistance in installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks and e-magazines. You must have basic set-up already completed on your device as a prerequisite to this class. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Preregister online or call 515-283-41...
Tickets/more information: http://www.funnybonedm.com/.
Mark your calendar and ready your costumes - we're back with our annual Halloween costume contest, this time at a new location! Stop by our pop-up photo booth to enter, 9-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Tonic in West Glen, 5535 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. We'll post the photos of you and your friends in your creepy, funny or creative costumes at dmJuice.com. Making a ni...
Local bands pay tribute to acts of the legendary club CBGB during Halloween Havoc, 8 p.m. at the Gas Lamp. Volcano Boys will perform as Nirvana, Peace; Love & Stuff as Iron Maiden; The Spartan Blue as Joan Jett & The Blackhearts; and Karen Meat as The Cramps. $5. Go to gaslampdsm.com.
R.U.N.E.? presents Halloween Masquerade on October 25! Cash prize for the best costume! Plus drink specials and more!
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...
Iowa Basketball Coaches Association's Annual Fall Basketball Classic! This event is open to the public. For more information: www.iowabca.com.