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04-16-2014

Special Events

Art Exhibit: Tanya Lichinsky

April 03, 2014 to April 26, 2014
  • Location: The Great Frame Up - West Glen
  • 5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Ste #150
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-226-2310
  • Email | Website

Art Exhibit featuring the landscapes of Tanya Lichinsky. For more information: www.westdesmoines.thegreatframeup.com.

AViD Author Visit: Neil Nakadate

April 16, 2014
  • Venue: Central Library
  • 1000 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

Neil Nakadate'?s memoir, Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir, tells the three-generation story of his family from immigration through the 20th century, including their experiences living in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Nakadate is Iowa State University Professor Emeritus of English and a past President of the Board of Directors of Humanities Iowa.

Chiodos

April 16, 2014
  • Venue: Wooly's
  • 504 East Locust
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 8 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Phone: 515-244-0550
  • Website

Early Bird Season Pool Passes On Sale

April 01, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In 2014 purchase your season pool passes online starting April 1 at 8:00am. Early Bird pass rates are available from April 1-April 30. Individual - Early Bird: $40, Regular: $45 First two in family - Early Bird: $75, Regular: $80 First three in family - Early Bird: $100, Regular: $110 First four in family - Early Bird: $120, Regular: $140

Easter Event at Bass Pro Shops Altoona!

April 12, 2014 to April 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Bass Pro Shops
  • 1000 Bass Pro Drive Northwest
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: Varies, see description

Our popular Easter event is back! Kids get a free 4x6 Photo with the Easter Bunny on Saturdays & Sundays, April 12-13 & 19-20: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday – Thursday, April 14-17: 6-8 p.m., Friday – April 18: 2-7 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt on Saturdays and Sundays, April 12-13 & 19-20 ONLY, beginning promptly at 2 p.m. and lasting one hour. Ages 2-10 only please. F...

Educator Appreciation Days

April 12, 2014 to April 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Barnes & Noble
  • 4550 University Avenue
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Store hours
  • Admission: n/a
  • Phone: 515-221-9171
  • Email | Website

Educator Appreciation Days are April 12-20. PreK to 12 educators receive 25% off classroom and personal purchases, including movies, music and tech gear. Storewide events. Enter to win a NOOK or a $500 Barnes & Noble gift card.

Evening Bridge Club

April 02, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Venue: Central Library
  • 1000 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-710-2319
  • Email | Website

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

Funny Bone presents Sandman the Hypnotist

April 16, 2014 to April 19, 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

Women were crying their makeup off and people's face and sides were aching as they watched THE SANDMAN get people from the audience on stage and make them do things they couldn't believe! Maybe you or one of your friends will be the next star of the show! From Nashville, TN to stages throughout the U.S. and with over 30 years of stage performances, THE SANDMAN has been dub...

Iowa Cubs vs New Orleans

April 16, 2014

Iowa Prayer Breakfast Student Seminar

April 16, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main
  • 2507 University Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 515-727-1868
  • Email | Website

Please join the students of the Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee at the The Iowa Prayer Breakfast Student Seminar featuring esteemed singer and speaker Simon Estes.

Iowa Wild vs Chicago Wolves

April 16, 2014

Buy tickets online at www.iowawild.com.  $2 Beer Night Every Friday Night

Jesper Just: This is a Landscape of Desire

March 06, 2014 to May 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Jesper Just (born 1974, Copenhagen, Denmark) has won international acclaim for his visually beguiling videos. Preferring a process more aligned with the cinematic to a low-fi aesthetic or documentary one, Just creates choreographed and grand works of art. His productions make use of mesmerizing elements of grand landscape painting as well as a hypersensitive and acute portr...

Last Supper Drama

April 16, 2014
  • Location: Carlisle United Methodist Church
  • 405 School Street
  • Carlisle, IA 50047
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-249-3250
  • Email | Website

Make your Lenten season more meaningful by attending a performance of the Last Supper Drama, presented by the men of the West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at the Carlisle United Methodist Church, 405 School Street, Carlisle, Iowa. Over 400 performances of the drama, based on Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, have taken place since...

Stammtisch - Des Moines German Club Treffen bei Tursi's Latin King

April 16, 2014

Wir treffen uns diesen Monat bei Tursi's Latin King (2200 Hubbell Ave, DSM) am Mittwoch, 16. April um 18.00 Uhr. Bitte, teil mir mit ob Du dabei sein kannst (suzanne@contemporary-business-solutions.com). Wir werden die deutsche Sprache üben. Willst du mitmachen? Bitte sich an Suzanne Hull (suzanne@contemporary-business-solutions.com) mit Fragen melden. http://www.facebook....

Swim Lesson Registration Opens

April 01, 2014 to May 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)

In 2014, register for swim lessons online. To get the class you want, go online and sign up starting Tuesday, April 1 at 8:00am. Click below for session dates and times. http://stage/Departments/Parks/PDF/Aquatics031314.pdf

On-Going Events

Art Show: Charlotte Hamity

April 08, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Des Moines
  • 1800 Bell Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50315
  • Times: M - F, 1-5 p.m.; Sun, 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • Phone: 244-8603

Charlotte Hamity Art Show

Barns, Bison & Bonnets

March 17, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Venue: Urbandale Public Library
  • 3520 86th Street
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Times: Mon- Thurs 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Fri - Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 402-515-0921
  • Email | Website

Selected work from the portfolio of Iowa oil painter Michael Wilson. Wilson’s barn paintings are up-close, intimate and solemn, placing emphasis on how light and shadow affects the iconic architecture. Wilson’s bison paintings feature the bison at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge east of Des Moines and the bonnets feature historical interpreters from Living H...

Birding Basics

March 05, 2014 to May 28, 2014 (Every Wednesday)
  • Venue: Gray's Lake
  • 2100 Fleur Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50321
  • Times: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 283-4294
  • Email | Website

Give your smartphone a break and head out to Gray’s Lake over lunch to “Tweet Up” with the birds. Every Wednesday, March - May from 11:00-11:45am join local birder John Bissell. Get to know the water and land birds that stop by Gray’s Lake Park as they pause to refuel for their continued journey north during spring migration. March 5 - April 9 emphasis w...

Children's Music, Movement and Signing Class

March 25, 2014 to June 12, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Farfalla Music Bambini Classes are 45 minutes long held weekly with new lesson themes introduced every two weeks. There are three age groups: 5 mos to 12 mos, 12 mos to 2.5 years and 2.5 yrs to 5yrs. In these classes children and their parents or caregivers will learn the basic building blocks of music and American Sign Language while reading favorite stories, singing songs, re...

Gravity & Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

February 25, 2014 to January 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Des Moines Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: Tues, Weds & Fri 11am-4pm; Thurs 11am-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm (Closed Mondays)
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-277-4405
  • Website

The celebrated work of El Anatsui strikes a rare combination of stunning beauty, fascinating communal process, and deep metaphorical & poetic meaning.

Walter Haskell Hinton: Image Maker for Deere

March 14, 2014 to July 18, 2014

In 1934, artist Walter Haskell Hinton painted his first calendar image for Deere & Company, the first of many commissions over the next 20 years. Hinton created an ideal world where the sun shines on perfect fields of corn and the smiling family gathers around its new helpmate, the green John Deere tractor. At a time when tractors were replacing teams of horses, Hinton's wo...

Wildlife Education

February 03, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Merle Hay Mall
  • 3800 Merle Hay Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50310
  • Times: Mon - Sat 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: $5 Adults; $2 Ages 12 & Under
  • Phone: 515-979-9584
  • Email | Website

Academy of Wildlife Education! For more information: www.pellawildlifecompany.org.

04-17-2014

Special Events

14 to Watch in 2014

April 17, 2014
  • Location: Capital Square
  • 400 Locust, 1st Floor
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Starting at 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free - please register online @ www.gdmli.com
  • Phone: 515-453-2019
  • Website

On Thursday, April 17, from 5-7 p.m., join members of The Des Moines Register's "14 to Watch in 2014" for a panel discussion on leadership, setting goals & making an impact on our community at the Register's new conference room on the first floor of Capital Square. A one-hour discussion will be moderated by Lynn Hicks, Register Business Editor fr...

Art Exhibit: Tanya Lichinsky

April 03, 2014 to April 26, 2014
  • Location: The Great Frame Up - West Glen
  • 5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Ste #150
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: Daily
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-226-2310
  • Email | Website

Art Exhibit featuring the landscapes of Tanya Lichinsky. For more information: www.westdesmoines.thegreatframeup.com.

Centennial K-12 Art Reception

April 17, 2014
  • Location: Ankeny Art Center
  • 1520 SW Ordnance Road
  • Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Times: 5pm-7pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-965-0940
  • Email | Website

The Ankeny Art Center is pleased to present their annual K-12 art exhibits February 4th through May 3rd. The AAC presents three K-12 exhibits annually including Bondurant, North Polk, and Ankeny Schools. The Ankeny Art Center’s K-12 exhibits are part of our extended outreach programming, intended to introduce and familiarize students with the gallery setting. Familiarizin...

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