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03-28-2015

Special Events

515's Terrible Twos Birthday Bash

March 28, 2015

Put on your party hat and join in our day long celebration! 12 p.m. - 515 Tap Takeover (just our beers, while they last — we've been saving some good ones!) 12 - 8 p.m. - Food available for purchase from Guru BBQ 2 p.m. - Cupcakes from Crème Cupcake made with 515 beer! Free with purchase of beer, while supplies last. 5:15 - 9...

Ankeny Mayor's Youth Leadership Symposium

March 28, 2015

The Ankeny Mayor's Youth Council (MYC) will be hosting the Eighth Annual Youth Leadership Symposium and Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, March 28, at the Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek Golf Course starting at 9 a.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. The agenda will include a complimentary breakfast prior to a special keynote speaker and an awards ceremony recog...

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 08, 2015 to April 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Drake University - Harmon Fine Arts
  • 2505 Carpenter Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 1-3 p.m. Daily
  • Admission: Free & open to Public
  • Website

The 44th annual exhibition showcases work by students from across disciplines. Works selected for the show this year include a diverse array of media and approaches, from small intaglio and lithographic prints, carefully rendered drawings and handmade books to large-scale painting, video installation, sculpture and graphic design. The exhibition will remain on display through A...

Bonne Finken and the Collective

March 28, 2015

Bonne Finken returns to the Temple Theater nearly a year after the album release event for her highly successful and critcallly acclaimed "Fairytales/Love Affairs". The recording was nominated for CD Of The Year by Indie Music Digest.

Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Union Park
  • 2009 Saylor Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50023
  • Times: 10 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 248-6330
  • Email | Website

Des Moines Parks and Recreation is hosting “Carousel of Colors Egg Hunt” Saturday, March 28, at Union Park (2009 Saylor Road) This annual event is for children 10 and under and starts at 10:00 a.m., with separate areas available for ages 5 and under and 2 and under to search. No registration is necessary, this program is FREE and only children only to hunt for eggs....

ChildServe's Bubble Ball

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Capital Square
  • 400 Locust Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $125 each, $1,000 for a table of 8
  • Phone: 515-727-5326
  • Email | Website

The Bubble Ball is a fun and innovative event unlike anything else in our community! This yearly gala event showcases the talents of local designers in a bubblicious way. Cocktails and dinner are a prelude to the main event: a runway show and gallery of stationary designs and sculptures-all of which utilize bubble wrap as their core element!

Colon Cancer Awareness Run/Walk

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Iowa Digestive Disease Center
  • 1378 NW 124th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: 9 a.m.
  • Admission: $25 & up (see below)
  • Website

Run/walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against colorectal cancer. In Iowa, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths with more Iowans dying of colorectal cancer than breast and prostate cancer combined. Colorectal cancer can almost always be cured if detected early through screening. Screening tests provide an opportunity for prevention, ...

Color In The Mist

March 28, 2015

Date Night Beautiful trees reflecting in the early morning mist

Couture for a Cause

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Kum & Go Corporate Offices Atrium
  • 6400 Westown Pkwy
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $25-$40
  • Phone: 609-213-2799
  • Email | Website

The fourth Couture for a Cause fashion-forward fundraising event will take place 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Kum & Go Corporate Offices Atrium, 6400 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines! The event is a volunteer-organized brunch & runway fashion show that benefits the Children's Cancer Connection. Tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for...

Des Moines Symphony Masterworks 5:Giunta conducts Mozart, Chopin & Les Preludes

March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Venue: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Season ticket subscriptions are available!
  • Website

Joseph Giunta conducts Mozart's sunny and brilliant "Haffner" Symphony, and he has invited his latest discovery, the sixteen-year-old award-winning Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong, to make his Iowa debut in Chopin's Second Piano Concerto. The program concludes with the most popular of Liszt's symphonic poems, the majestic Les Préludes. This program is presented...

Des Moines Symphony: Giunta Conducts Mozart, Chopin & Les Preludes

March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Venue: Des Moines Civic Center
  • 221 Walnut Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Sat $21 - $61; Sun $21 - $56
  • Website

MOZART Symphony No. 35 "Haffner" CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6 LISZT Les Préludes Joseph Giunta conducts Mozart's sunny and brilliant "Haffner" Symphony, and he has invited his latest discovery, the sixteen-year-old award-winning Chinese pianist Jia Cheng Xiong, to make his Iowa debut in Chopin's Second Piano Concerto....

Final Mix

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Mickey's Irish Pub Waukee
  • 50 SE Laurel Street
  • Waukee, IA 50263
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-987-9604
  • Email | Website

Des Moines best party band, come out and dance! They rock the house, playing the hottest hits, this band features experienced, talented showman musicians. FINAL MIX serves up the latest in R&B, Jazz Fusion, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll and original material. The leader and songwriter of the group is DEL "SAXMAN" JONES. For Del, blowing smooth sounds from his sa...

First Tech Challenge North Super Regional

March 26, 2015 to March 28, 2015

The FTC North Super Regional Championship will bring 72 teams from 13 states competing for an opportunity to advance to the FTC World Championship.

Flea Market

March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Venue: Iowa State Fair
  • E 30th Street & E University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-210-5224
  • Website

FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Wedgewood Conference Room
  • 6937 Vista Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50263
  • Times: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-897-9307
  • Email | Website

Please join Shannon Thome with First Mortgage Company & Daphane Trevillyan with Keller Williams GDM for a first time homebuyer seminar. You will learn the home buying process & how it works, the process of getting pre-approved, etc. There will be pastries, coffee and water! FREE credit report and $5 gas card to everyone who attends!

Funny Bone presents John Heffron

March 25, 2015 to March 28, 2015
  • Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club
  • 560 S Prairie View Drive - Ste 100
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.(no smoking)
  • Admission: $10 - $17
  • Phone: 515-270-2100
  • Website

John Heffron burst onto the comedic scene during the prime of his college heyday. Although he graduated in his home state of Michigan, Heffron''s priorities became clear when he began to skip class to perform live stand up. His first gig was on the University of Michigan''s campus at the Main Street Comedy Showcase. Since then, his comedy has evolved in a unique and creative ...

Greater Iowa RV and Boat Show

March 27, 2015 to March 29, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Bldg.
  • E. 30th Street & E. University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50317
  • Times: Fri & Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: $6 Adults & Seniors; $4 Seniors FRIDAY ONLY; 12 & Under Free
  • Website

Boats - cruisers, pontoons & fishing! Camper trailers, 5th wheel trailers, motor homes class A & C, diesel pushers, rental units all on display!

Heartland Salt & Pepper Shaker Club

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Metro North Best Western Ankeny
  • 133 SE Deleware
  • Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Times: 9 a.m.
  • Admission: $8
  • Phone: 515-240-2170
  • Email | Website

Collectors of Novelty Salt and Pepper Shakers Club Meeting

Historic Dinners at Tangen and 1900 Farm

October 15, 2014 to March 29, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

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...

Independence - Tallgrass' Second Annual Dream Project

March 27, 2015 to April 11, 2015
  • Location: Rex Mathes Auditorium
  • 1401 Vine Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265`
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $15
  • Website

   

Iowa Energy vs Canton

March 28, 2015

The NBA D-League continues to be a springboard for NBA talent as the official minor league of the NBA.There were 149 players with NBA D-League experience on 2013-14 NBA end of season rosters; that represented 33% of all NBA players, an all-time high. Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies.  New Energy Head Coach B...

Iowa Wild vs San Antonio Rampage

March 28, 2015

The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game.  For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to www.iowawild.com/.

Kids Cook! - Egg-cellent Spring Snacks

March 28, 2015
  • Location: Prairie Trail Hy-Vee
  • 2510 SW State Ave.
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Times: 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Admission: $10
  • Phone: 515-963-3139
  • Email | Website

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with your Hy-Vee dietitians by sampling some of their favorite recipes and products. No registration is required.

King of the Thrill - Bun B

March 28, 2015
  • Venue: Seven Flags Event Center
  • 2100 NW 100th Street
  • Clive, IA 50325
  • Times: Doors 7 p.m.; Show 8 p.m.
  • Admission: General $30 advance; $35 day of; VIP $50 advance; $75 at door
  • Website

Bun B was one half of the southern hip hop duo UGK. He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University located in Houston, Texas.  He released his third official solo album "Trill OG" in August 2010, which received a 5 Mic "Classic" rating in The Source Magazine - the first album in over five years to receive the honor. When Bun B's...

Live Music Fireside with Ray and Jane

March 28, 2015
  • Venue: Hotel Pattee
  • 1112 Willis Avenue
  • Perry, IA 50220
  • Times: 7-10pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-465-3511
  • Email | Website

Live Music Fireside with Ray and Jane!

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