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09-30-2014

Special Events

Drake University's Public Series to Discuss Food Insecurity and Hunger

September 30, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Cowles Library
  • 2725 University Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-271-2879
  • Email

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, Drake University will host Keegan Kautzky, director of national education programs for the World Food Prize Foundation, for a discussion on food insecurity and hunger. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Cowles Library Reading Room on Drake University’s campus, beginning at 7 p.m.

Le Jardin's Harvest Dinner

September 30, 2014
  • Location: Le Jardin
  • 2815 Beaver Avenue, #101
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: Seatings 5:30-6 p.m. & 7:30-8 p.m.
  • Admission: $34/person
  • Phone: 515-255-5787
  • Website

If you made the mistake of missing Le Jardin's tomato dinner, you can make it up to yourself by going to the Harvest Dinner on Sept. 30. Chef Tag Grandgeorge & his team will feature locally sourced ingredients from several farm partners, including Rooster Ridge, Maxwell Farms, Berkwood Farms, Butcher Crick Farm & Iowa Orchard. The meal is three courses plus some ...

Natalia Goncharova, Olga Rosanova & The Great War: From Icon to Abstraction - Exhibition

September 26, 2014 to January 18, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Des Moines Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: Tues, Wed, Fri 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Saat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun Noon - 4 p.m.; Closed Mondays
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

 September 26, 2014 / 11:00 AM: Shortly after the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Russian neo-Primitivist artist Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) created a series of fourteen black-and-white crayon lithographs titled "War: Mystical Images of War." Her prints are rooted in the imagery of Russian icons, history, Apocalypse imagery, folk art, and contemporary...

Pioneer in Foil Imaging: The Art of Kimberlee Rocca Exhibit

September 15, 2014 to October 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • 111 Court Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Times: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-286-2242
  • Website

Reception will take place on Sunday, September 21, from 2 - 5 p.m. at the gallery. Exhibit will be up from September 15 - October 30. For more information: www.polkcountyheritagegallery.org.

Relay for Life of Eastern Polk County Informational Meeting

September 30, 2014
  • Location: Fireside Grill
  • 523 8th St SE
  • Altoona, IA 50009
  • Times: 6 p.m.
  • Phone: 515-727-0046
  • Email | Website

Do you live in Eastern Polk County? Altoona, Pleasant Hill, Berwick, Mitchellville, Bondurant, Runnells, etc? If you are interested in fighting back against cancer with the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life, consider joining us for our informational meeting!

Wally Lamb: AViD Author Series

September 30, 2014
  • Venue: Drake University - Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main
  • 2507 University Ave
  • Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Wally Lamb - We Are Water. Best-selling author Wally Lamb will visit Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University campus as part of the AViD Author Series on Tuesday, September 30. We Are Water is a disquieting & ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. He is the author of the New York Times & national bes...

On-Going Events

A City at Work

September 18, 2014 to October 19, 2014

The State Historical Museum of Iowa is "Fresh for Fall" with the addition of three new displays & an educational program that engage audiences in Iowa's history. The State Historical Museum is administered by the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI), a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). In the past month, the Museum installed thr...

America's Music 2

September 09, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Franklin Avenue Library
  • 5000 Franklin Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50310
  • Times: Every Tuesday, 6 - 7:45 p.m.
  • Admission: Free but registration required
  • Phone: 515-283-4152 x3
  • Website

Music styles that originated in the United States during the 20th century are the subject of America's Music 2, a series of programs running on four consecutive Tuesdays beginning September 9. The Broadway, Latin, blues, and rock genres will be spotlighted. Selected film clips receive expert analysis from Drake musicology professor Dr. Eric Saylor, followed by a lively audien...

Conversations and Coffee

September 23, 2014 to December 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Forest Avenue Library
  • 1326 Forest Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50314
  • Times: 12:30 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 515-283-4152
  • Email | Website

English-learning adults and community members wishing to share their local knowledge are invited to come together for English conversation and light refreshments. This program is open to all levels of English speakers. For additional information, contact Ashley Molzen at armolzen@dmpl.org

Dialogues:

September 27, 2014 to November 29, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
  • Location: Steven Vail Fine Arts Project Room
  • 500 E. Locust, Floor 2
  • Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
  • Phone: 515-309-2763
  • Email | Website

Dialogues: Conversations between African Art objects and Western contemporary prints. Western & African art have been in dialogue most famously since Picasso had his epiphany when seeing African sculpture and masks at the Trocadero Museum In Paris & then painted his 1st Cubist art work, Les Demoiselles d"Avignon in 1907. Contemporary artists incl Calcer, Chen, Le C...

Freedom Summer 1964: Two Iowans & the Campaign for Civil Rights in Mississippi

September 18, 2014 to February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The State Historical Museum of Iowa is "Fresh for Fall" with the addition of three new displays & an educational program that engage audiences in Iowa's history. The State Historical Museum is administered by the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI), a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). In the past month, the Museum installed thre...

Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede Exhibition Opens

September 18, 2014 to January 18, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Des Moines Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Avenue
  • Des Moines, IA 50312
  • Times: Mon, Wed, Fri 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thurs 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun Noon - 4 p.m.; Closed Mondays
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede explores the creativity and friendship between two of the most iconic figures of contemporary American fashion and art. Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Center, Halston & Warhol will consist of original paintings, works on paper, clothes and ephemera by the two men. Many of th...

Polk County Master Gardener Art Show

September 16, 2014 to November 16, 2014 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

If you garden or appreciate the bounty from a garden, whether it is vegetable, herb, flower or foliage, you probably realize that there is an artist’s hand at work. The Master Gardener Art Show is the product of that experience, perspective, gratitude and sense of wonder. The intent is to show the creativity of gardeners and contribute to the education and enjoyment of th...

Psychic Stuff 101: A Course for Muggles

September 09, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Location: Session locations shared when register (2 Sessions in Classroom Setting; 2 sessions Outdoors)
  • Times: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $124 for all 4 sessions (plus 2 optional outings)
  • Email | Website

A fun, relaxed 4-week course for beginners to learn the basics about “psychic stuff”! Registration ends August 30; only 15 spots available. More information and registration can be found at: http://www.celebrateyourpath.com/together/psychic-stuff-101-course-muggles/.

Thinkin' & Drinkin': Team Trivia @ The Brewhouse No. 25

September 16, 2014 to November 18, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

The Brewhouse No. 25 presents THINKIN' & DRINKIN' Team Trivia Night... Every Tuesday @ 7pm. Register your team the first of every month to have a chance to be crowned "House" Champion. Top three nightly points leaders will win: 1st place: $50 Bar Tab 2nd Place: $25 Bar Tab 3rd Place: $10 Bar Tab Thinkin' & Drinkin' Categories: Sports ~ Music ~ History ~ Pop Cu...

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.

USS Iowa Panels made by Sticks, Inc.

September 18, 2014 to December 01, 2014

The State Historical Museum of Iowa is "Fresh for Fall" with the addition of three new displays & an educational program that engage audiences in Iowa's history. The State Historical Museum is administered by the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI), a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). In the past month, the Museum installed thr...

 

 

 

 

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