Jazz Happy Hour

March 27, 2015 - December 25, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Social Club Kum & Go Theater
900 Mulberry St

Jazz Happy Hour Every second and fourth Friday. The best in local and regional Jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. Catered food and no cover. Donations are accepted. All Ages.

String ‘Em Up! Old-Time Music Hangout

March 28, 2015 - December 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Java Joes
214 - 4th Street

Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo for a slow jam romp in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear.
$7 at the door

Writers’ Workshop

April 6, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm at Central Library
1000 Grand Avenue

On the first Monday of each month, the Central Library Writers’ Workshop offers participants an opportunity to share samples of their work and receive feedback from a supportive group. Meeting Room One. Preregister online or call 515-283-4152, ext. 3.
Free event.

Around the World in 80 Days

April 10, 2015 - April 26, 2015 - All Day at Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street

Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg & his faithful manservant, Passepartout, as they race to beat the clock. Danger, romance & comic surprises abound in a whirlwind show in which five actors portray 39 characters as they traverse the globe.
Wednesdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.
Prices start at $23.

Special Olympics Iowa Cedar Falls/Waterloo Polar Plunge

April 18, 2015 - 12:00 am at George Wyth State Park
3659 Wyth Road

Plunge teams are recommended to register online. Teams of 10 or more are encouraged. You can recruit a team or be placed on one the day of the Plunge. Prize categories include best costume (individual and team), top individual fundraiser, top online fundraiser (as of Feb. 24) and top “chicken” fundraiser. A post party will be held immediately after the Plunge. Enjoy fun, food, drink, music, drawings and silent auction. Lunch can be purchased for spectators at registration for $5 ages 6+, 5 and under eat for free. The more money you raise, the more great Polar Plunge gear you can earn!

Barnstormers VS Nebraska Danger

April 18, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

Barnstormers VS Nebraska Danger

Star Party at Ewing Park

April 18, 2015 - 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm at Ewing Park
5100 Indianola Ave.

Although the Lyrids peak on April 22, the shower begins on the 16th. Also, come to Ewing Park to see Venus, Mars and Jupiter through telescopes!

Second Annual Give Hope Gala: A Toast to St. Jude

April 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm at The Embassy Club West
520 Market St

The Second Annual Give Hope Gala: A Toast to St. Jude is a celebration of support benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Guests will enjoy a social hour, premier silent auction, giving tree, and an inspiring dinner program featuring the courageous stories of local St. Jude patient families. For tickets or more information, please visit

History Series

April 23, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Salisbury House
4025 Tonawanda Drive

Come enjoy a compelling lecture by David Gellman, Professor of History at DePauw University, as he discusses his book, Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777-1827.

Doors open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception.  Books will be available for purchase at the event. Tickets are $15 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 515-274-1777.


Spring Craft Fair

April 25, 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Ankeny Christian Academy
1604 West 1st Street

Ankeny Christian Academy is hosting its annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, April 25th from 9AM to 3PM.  Stop by and enjoy over 50 crafter, concessions, bake sale and a Scholastic Book Fair.  This event has FREE ADMISSION.

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