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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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09-02-2014

Special Events

Beaverdale Farmer's Market

June 10, 2014 to September 16, 2014
  • Location: Beaverdale
  • 3422 Beaver Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

September 02, 2014

What is your wild place? Where do you go to be re-energized, unplug and be alone in nature? Chris Adkins, Naturalist for Dallas County Conservation will start the conversation on wilderness. Special guest presenter Dallas Chief Eagle, Champion hoop dancer, will demonstrate traditional Lakota hoop dance. He will engage the audience via dance and story to view our position in n...

Eastside Farmers' Market

June 03, 2014 to September 16, 2014
  • Location: Collectamania Parking Lot
  • 3200 Delaware Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Times: 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-261-4550

Iowa Youth Chorus Open Auditions

September 02, 2014 to September 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Windsor Presbyterian Church
  • 6301 University Ave., Ste 208
  • Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

Singers ages 8 - 18 are invited to drop in for an individual audition at any time during our scheduled event. They should come prepared to sing any song of their choosing. The audition takes just 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Come, be a part of our award winning choir!

Psychic Medium and Author John Edward

September 02, 2014

John Edward will begin the evening with an interactive question and answer session. He will then connect with the other side and give messages to the audience from friends and family who have crossed over. For more information: www.iowaeventscenter.com.

On-Going Events

Central Iowa Textile Show

August 05, 2014 to September 26, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Ankeny Art Center
  • 1520 SW Ordinance Rd
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-965-0940
  • Email | Website

Exhibit at Ankeny Art Center

TOON'D IN: Adventure Time Art Show

August 12, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Art show featuring works inspired by the fun and surreal cartoon Adventure Time.

09-03-2014

Special Events

Catch Des Moines Release Party!

September 03, 2014

Networking. Cocktails. Live artistry. The cover unveil. Catch a first glimpse of the NEW Fall/Winter 2014 edition of Catch Des Moines: the Guide to Greater Des Moines! Appetizers and drinks will be served. A brief program will be held at 5:45 p.m. And don't miss live artist demonstrations provided by the Des Moines Art Center!

Drake Neighborhood Farmers' Market

June 04, 2014 to September 24, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Parking lot of First Christian Church
  • 2500 University Ave.
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: n/a
  • Email | Website

Funny Bone presents Phil Hanley

September 03, 2014 to September 06, 2014
  • Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club
  • 560 S Prairie View Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: See website for complete details
  • Admission: see website for details
  • Phone: 515-270-2100
  • Website

 Tickets can be purchased at http://www.funnybonedm.com.

Greenwood Indoor Farmers Market/Merle Hay Mall

May 28, 2014 to September 03, 2014
  • Location: Merle Hay Mall - Food Court Area
  • 3800 Merle Hay Road
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

If you love going to a farmers market, but are easily discouraged by weather, there is now an option for you - the Greenwood Market in the food court at Merle Hay Mall.The market will debut on May 28 & runs from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 3. The market is the brainchild of Dana Green­wood, who also organized the Beaverdale Farmers Market....

Homeschool Days

August 27, 2014 to September 03, 2014
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: See website
  • Admission: See website
  • Phone: 515-278-5286 x126
  • Website

5th Annual Homeschool Days at Living History Farms "Food, Fitness, and Fun in History" Offered Twice: Wednesday, August 27 and Wednesday, September 3, 2014 (same programming each day) Living History Farms has saved these dates exclusively for homeschool families! Nothing is a constant in history like food. During the events on these two days, explore in a fun way ...

Iowa Youth Chorus Open Auditions

September 02, 2014 to September 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Windsor Presbyterian Church
  • 6301 University Ave., Ste 208
  • Windsor Heights, IA 50324
  • Times: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-262-8312
  • Email | Website

Singers ages 8 - 18 are invited to drop in for an individual audition at any time during our scheduled event. They should come prepared to sing any song of their choosing. The audition takes just 10 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Come, be a part of our award winning choir!

Living History Farms Annual Homeschool Day

September 03, 2014
  • Venue: Living History Farms
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Preregistration required. $13/Adults, $7.50/Kids, Members Free
  • Phone: 515-278-5286
  • Email | Website

Nothing is a constant in history like food. During the events on these two days, explore in a fun way how food and nutrition have been a constant in history, from too little food to too much. Discover the impact that changes in technology had on how people produced, prepared, and preserved food that they ate. Learn how technology changed the tasks people did. How many calories ...

On-Going Events

Central Iowa Textile Show

August 05, 2014 to September 26, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Ankeny Art Center
  • 1520 SW Ordinance Rd
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-965-0940
  • Email | Website

Exhibit at Ankeny Art Center

Evening Bridge Club

September 03, 2014 to December 17, 2014 (Every Wednesday)

Meet at the Central Library to practice playing bridge on Wednesday evenings. Preregister online or call 515-283-4152. Contact Troy for more details at 515-710-2319.

TOON'D IN: Adventure Time Art Show

August 12, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Art show featuring works inspired by the fun and surreal cartoon Adventure Time.

09-04-2014

Special Events

Beginner Genealogy

September 04, 2014

This is an introduction workshop to learn the basics for locating and researching information about your family history. Bring your lunch and enjoy an hour with a member of the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Foret Noir et Jaune @ Pinot's Palette

September 04, 2014
  • Location: Pinot's Palette
  • 900 42nd Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: 7 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $30 per painter
  • Phone: 515-277-7651
  • Email | Website

A lovely french grey forest with bright yellow accents that uses a variety of paint techniques for a lively paint session. Sign up now for this class at: http://www.pinotspalette.com/.

Free Flicks - Outdoor Movies

June 05, 2014 to September 04, 2014
  • Location: See website for locations
  • Times: 9 p.m. approximately
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Thursday nights - with some exceptions...check website. Movie locations are in partnership with neighborhood associations and Des Moines Art Center, Full schedule on website.

Free Flicks: Maltese Falcon

September 04, 2014

Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movie showings throughout the Des Moines area. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen, and will begin after sunset around 9 p.m. Admission is free, blankets & lawn chairs are encouraged. People are free to bring their own snacks as concessions will not be provided for purchase. Des Moines neighborhood associ...

Funny Bone presents Phil Hanley

September 03, 2014 to September 06, 2014
  • Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club
  • 560 S Prairie View Drive
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: See website for complete details
  • Admission: see website for details
  • Phone: 515-270-2100
  • Website

 Tickets can be purchased at http://www.funnybonedm.com.

Jason Boland and the Stragglers

September 04, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • Historic East Village
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 9 p.m.
  • Admission: $15 - $20
  • Website

Tickets available at www.ticketfly.com or Wooly's box office

Music in the Junction: North of Grand

September 04, 2014

Join us for our signature event in Historic Valley Junction - our weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series. Free parking and free shuttle service are available 4-9 p.m. during all scheduled Thursday night events at Hillside Elementary School, 713 8th St., West Des Moines. Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods,...

Polk City Farmer's Market

May 29, 2014 to October 09, 2014
  • Location: Polk City Town Square
  • Times: 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-238-2850
  • Website

The Polk City Farmer's Market will take place every Thursday from May 29 - mid-October from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.!

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