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Special Events

AIB Small Business & Craft Fair

October 25, 2014

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 @ Hull Avenue Tavern

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Hull Avenue Tavern
  • 834 Hull Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50316
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $5
  • Phone: 309-830-6259
  • Email | Website

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.

American Alpaca Showcase & Prestige Alpaca Auction

October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • E 30th Street & E University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: Sat 8 - 2 p.m.; Sun 8 - 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 603-616-6010
  • Email | Website

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...

Autumn Clearing @ Pinot's Palette

October 25, 2014
  • Venue: Pinot's Palette
  • 900 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $40
  • Phone: 515-277-7651
  • Website

Walking through the woods on a crisp autumn day, you reach a clearing where the sunshine breaks through. This is that spot!  

Bewitched @ Pinot's Palette - Family Day!

October 25, 2014
  • Venue: Pinot's Palette
  • 900 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Admission: $30
  • Phone: 515-277-7651
  • Website

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

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...

Can Do Cancer Trivia Night Fundraiser

October 25, 2014
  • Venue: FFA Enrichment Center
  • 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Times: Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Trivia Starts 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $200 per table
  • Phone: 515-633-7993
  • Email | Website

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...

Comic Book I-CON

October 25, 2014

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

Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey vs Omaha Lancers

October 25, 2014

Des Moines Symphony's Masterworks 2: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons

October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $15-$55; Students $7.50-$27.50
  • Phone: 1.800.745.3000
  • Website

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...

Dracula Evermore: Diaries of the Undead

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Church Building of ArtsCentral
  • 405 Maple Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: $14
  • Phone: 1.515.244.2771
  • Website

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 Football vs Butler (Homecoming)

October 25, 2014

Go Bulldogs!

Drake Theatre Presents Student Theatre Showcase

October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Drake University - Harmon Fine Arts
  • 2505 Carpetner Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for students/seniors; $1 with Drake I.D.

Drake University theatre students will present their showcase.

Dysart Family Concert

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Des Moines Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • 2317 Watrous Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-285-6245
  • Website

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

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Edencrest
  • 2210 E Park Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50320
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-288-4040
  • Email

Fall Open House

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 23, 2014 to October 26, 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

Fireside Music with Paul Doffing

October 25, 2014
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7 - 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free, Tips welcomed
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Live music fireside at the Hotel Pattee 7-10pm. No covers. tips appreciated.

Free Advice for Your Device

October 25, 2014
  • Venue: Franklin Avenue Library
  • 5000 Franklin Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 10 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

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...

Funny Bone presents John Caparulo

October 23, 2014 to October 25, 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/.

Halloween Costume Contest

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Tonic in West Glen
  • 5535 Mills Civic Parkway
  • West Des Moines,
  • Times: 9 - 11 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

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...

Halloween Havoc

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Gas Lamp
  • 1501 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $5
  • Website

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.

Halloween Masquerade

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Val Air Ballroom
  • 301 Ashworth Road
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Times: Doors open 9 p.m.; Event begins 10 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 advance
  • Website

R.U.N.E.? presents Halloween Masquerade on October 25! Cash prize for the best costume! Plus drink specials and more!

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...

IBCA Fall Clinic

October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014

Iowa Basketball Coaches Association's Annual Fall Basketball Classic! This event is open to the public. For more information: www.iowabca.com.

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