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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We'll play all your favorite hits from the ‘70s; Hourly $100 drawings
For every pair of Adidas purchased at Fleet Feet Des Moines during the month of December, Fleet Feet Des Moines will donate 15% of each sale to the American Lung Association to help support the cure for lung cancer.
Celebrate family memories and traditions with artist Cynthia Elizabeth Lee who will display her hand-made books and art. Make your own hand-made book to fill with memories, photos and recipes from family holidays. Tour the Hollywood in the Heartland exhibition and enjoy programs and displays of historic photographs and holiday artifacts.
Chad Taylor - Brother Trucker, Randy Burk and the Prisoners, Stuttering Jimmy and Eli Clark.
All six locations of the Des Moines Public Library will be closed on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26. All locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 31
At Faithwalkers 2014 we will focus on God's heroes. We will study the lives of these individuals who, just like all of us, were ordinary people - men and women who despite their sins, their weaknesses and their failures became heroes for the cause of Christ. So, set apart December 27-30, 2014 for Faithwalkers 2014. Come and join other Faithwalkers, in our ...
Enjoy music fireside with Steffen Heins at the Hotel Pattee. David’s Milwaukee Diner and Inter-Urban lounge are open for service. http://www.iowarecords.com.
Bring the family and join us at the East Side Library and watch how Jack Frost helps holiday guardians battle for good. Pillows and popcorn are welcome.
For information/tickets: www.funnybonedm.com.
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...
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...
Fundraiser for Central Iowa Shelter & Services. The Iowa School of Burlesque performs its holiday extravaganza. Holiday wear is encouraged - www.iowaschoolofburlesque.com
Be careful if you're wearing socks, The Punching Pandas come to knock em' off! A three piece band, playing everything from old school rock n' roll to modern rap The Punching Pandas like to make it loud and rowdy. Playing from 9pm-1am - No Cover!!!
Legos will be out in the Franklin Avenue Library children's area all day on Saturday, December 27, so stop in and see what you can build. All ages are welcome.
Get a sneak peek of the new Wellmark YMCA before the facility open on January 1!
Saturdays in November and December | 7 - 11pm; DJ Disco Joe plays hits of the '70s. Steak sandwich baskets for only $7 at the Paddock Grill & Deli and hourly drawings for your chance to win $100 cash!
We love our veterans and military service members! Every year, Bass Pro Shops nationwide collect monetary donations for these two groups. 100% of the donations go to these groups. Customers choose the group they wish to donate to and the amount - $1, $3, or $5. No purchase is necessary - stop in and help us support these two great organizations!
Art Exhibit at Simpson College
We're proud to team up with the SE Polk School district to collect NEW hats, gloves, and boots for children ages 4-12. Please bring your donations to the Bass Pro Shop Altoona lobby by December 31. All donated items will be distributed at Southeast Polk School District elementary schools so kids can stay warm during our frosty winter!
Looking for a super fantastic one of a kind holiday gift? Come create your own BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENT at Studio Fuzzishu! Each ornament takes about 10 minutes to make & then 20-30 minutes to cool down. Ornaments cost $14 a piece. Want to make oodles of ornaments? There is a price break at 3 ornaments & 5 ornaments per person. Come on your own or with a group of fr...
Come experience the Carnegie Library Museum decked out for the holidays! Trees decorated by local businesses. Coloring pages and a paper ornament craft for kids.
Opening reception: December 5, 7 - 10p.m. all ages welcome! More information on the exhibit: www.desmoinessocialclub.org.
New work by five contemporary abstract painters will be on display at the Anderson Gallery at Drake University Nov. 7 through Jan. 23rd. The exhibition includes work by Jered Sprecher, Brian Porray, Megan Kathol Bersett, Andrea Ferrigno and Margaret Crowley.
Sahaja Yoga is and effortless way to meditation. It begins with us getting our Self-Realization or Kundalini awakening which helps us get into meditation very easily. As we meditate other benefits follow like - our health improves, we are more calm and peaceful. Sahaja Yoga helps improve our life in all directions be it inside us or outside us. You can visit www.freemeditation....