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11-01-2014

Special Events

50 & Better: Senior Health Fair

November 01, 2014
  • Venue: Des Moines University
  • 3200 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 8 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: Free for Ages 50+
  • Phone: 515-271-1041
  • Website

Learn about staying healthy at the Senior Health Fair! Free screenings for those 50 & older. For more information: www.dmu.edu/seniorhealthfair or call 515-271-1041.

Adults & Teens Learn to Fence Class

November 01, 2014
  • Location: Red Door Fencing
  • 220 East 3rd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Admission: $20/Student
  • Phone: 515-329-0329
  • Email | Website

If you've ever wanted to try fencing, this is a great opportunity for you! During this 2-hour session, students will learn the basics of Olympic-style epee and saber fencing and get to fence each other. All equipment is provided, but please wear athletic clothes, specifically pants and close-toed shoes. Class size is limited, so sign up today!

AfterShock Halloween Bash at OverBoard Sports Bar

November 01, 2014
  • Location: OverBoard Sports Bar
  • 1101 Army Post Rd Suite E
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Halloween Costume Contest and 80's Rock Band

Anton Baranov

November 01, 2014
  • Location: Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
  • 511 Des Moines St
  • Des Moines,
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20; $15 students and members
  • Website

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...

Dallas County Veterans Fair & Benefits Open House

November 01, 2014
  • Location: American Legion Post 403
  • 910 Main Street
  • Van Meter, IA
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-993-5809
  • Email | Website

2014 Dallas County Veterans Fair & Benefits Open House will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 10am - 2pm at the American Legion Post 403/Veterans Reception Center, 910 Main Street in Van Meter. Note: Open house forum - no formal presentations.

DM Capitals Hockey vs Lincoln

November 01, 2014
  • Location: Des Moines Buccaneers Arena
  • 7201 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $0-$5; students free

Dracula Evermore: Champagne Holiday Gala Show and PARTY!

November 01, 2014
  • Location: Sheuerman House Victorian Mansion
  • 1605 Woodland Avenue
  • Des Moines, Iowa, 50309
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $30; VIP $60
  • Email | Website

TRANSYLVANIAN TIARAS: AN EVENING WITH THE COUNT!  ?All Tickets include lavish Intermission Desserts festively served up fireside, PLUS optional Interactive Edgar Allan Poe during Intermission AND a complimentary punchbowl of Bubbly during post-show reception with the Cast. ?All tickets at tonight's special Gala show receive a complimentary fun party favor as the evening's ...

Drake Football vs San Diego

November 01, 2014

Go Bulldogs!

Drake University vs University of San Diego

November 01, 2014

Football

Fireside Music with Big Joe Kinser & Sam Hall

November 01, 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.

Flea Market

November 01, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Contact Information: Dave Sigmund at 515-210-5224.

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/.

Halloween Pub Crawl

November 01, 2014
  • Location: Cabaret West Glen
  • 560 S Prairie View Dr
  • West Des Moines, 50266
  • Times: Start@ Cabaret West Glen 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20+ Reservations required
  • 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: ?Start @ Cabaret West Glen 5:30-7:30PM ?Walking to Wellmans Pub & Rooftop, load buses ...

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 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...

ICCAC/NJCAA Region XI Soccer Tournament

November 01, 2014 to November 02, 2014

Men's Schedule: Semifinals - Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ Cownie Soccer Complex, 2pm - Winner of 1 vs. 8 plays Winner of 4 vs. 5. 2pm - Winner of 3 vs. 6 plays Winner of 2 vs. 7. Championship - Sunday, November 2, Noon & 2pm (TBD). Women's Schedule: Semifinals - Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ Cownie Soccer Complex, Noon - (1) Iowa We...

Iowa Cheerleading Championships

November 01, 2014

Iowa High School cheerleading teams compete for state. Championships in nine divisions.

Iowa LUG LEGO Build Day

November 01, 2014

Do you love LEGO? The Iowa LEGO User Group (LUG) is building a large scale winter build for SCI and are and inviting you to help! Join us at SCI November 1 to see these builders and participate yourself! Visitors will be able to assemble and take home a micro-train (while supplies last). During the Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event on November 29, the LEGO model will return t...

James Taylor & His All-Star Band

November 01, 2014

As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired.  Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum ...

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!

Kick It 3V3 Soccer

November 01, 2014

Parking enforced at Cownie

Kids' Learn to Fence Class

November 01, 2014
  • Location: Red Door Fencing
  • 220 East 3rd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 10 a.m. - Noon
  • Admission: $20/Student
  • Phone: 515-329-0329
  • Email | Website

If you're a kid between the ages of 7 and 12 that wants to try fencing, this is a great opportunity for you! During this 2-hour session, students will learn the basics of Olympic-style epee and saber fencing and get to fence each other. All equipment is provided, but please wear athletic clothes, specifically pants and close-toed shoes. Class size is limited, so sign up today!

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

Matt Woods@Star Bar

November 01, 2014
  • Venue: Star Bar
  • 2811 Ingersoll Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 9 p.m.

Matt Woods@Star Bar

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