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.

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.

Downtown Earth Day Tour

April 25, 2015 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Celebrate Earth Day with activities at and between three downtown attractions: the Science Center of Iowa, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates!

Use the trails and The Principal Riverwalk to walk or bike between locations – it’s less than 1.5 miles one-way!

Music Series

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

Join us for a musical performance featuring Clarence Padilla (clarinet), Ashley Sidon (cello) and Cynthia Giunta (piano) playing music by Beethoven and deFalla.

Doors will open at 6:45 pm for a complimentary wine reception.

Tickets are $25 for Standard admission, $22.50 for Members and $15 for Students. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 515-274-1777.

Beaverdale Superhero 5K

May 2, 2015 - 8:00 am - 10:30 am at First Federated Church
4801 Franklin Avenue

Racers are encouraged to dress up as superheroes by wearing t-shirts all the way to full costumes (optional obviously but encouraged).  Iowa League of Heroes is bringing BATMAN and WONDER WOMAN for a meet and greet. (Also meet The Green Lantern and Optimus Prime)  Bounce House and face painting available as well for the kids

Medals for age bracket winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd for each sex) – Ribbons for EVERY child that enters the 1K fun run.  WEBSITE:; Cost $25 (5K) or $10 for Kids fun Run – INCLUDES A DRI-FIT Superman themed race shirt!!!

2015 YESS Duck Derby

May 2, 2015 - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy

Join us Saturday, May 2 at Jordan Creek Town Center for the 8th Annual YESS Duck Derby, presented by Des Moines Plastic Surgery! Adopt your ducks today and help us reach our goal of racing 40,000 fowl friends on Race Day. Your donation will make a significant difference in the lives of the kids at YESS, Iowa’s largest emergency youth shelter, which serves nearly 800 children each year, newborn to age 17.  More info on how to adopt here. 

The fun starts at Noon, when you and your friends and family can enjoy FREE entertainment, kids’ activities, and food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants. Additional activities include:

– Balloon sculptures from Creations with a Twist
– Glitter tattoos & Face painting
– Inflatable slides and obstacle courses
– Demonstrations from The Blank Park Zoo
– Performances by the Isiserettes
– Special appearances by Darth Vader & the Storm Troopers and Cy, the ISU mascot

Barnstormers VS Sioux Falls Storm

May 2, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 3rd st

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