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February 2018
Feb
10

Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - February 11 @ 2:30 pm
Des Moines Symphony, Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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English conductor Christopher Seaman is renowned for his long and distinguished career leading orchestras here and abroad. At the invitation of Joseph Giunta, he leads the Symphony in Petrouchka. You’ll hear the strains of Russian folk songs and dazzling melodies in this historic collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes. But first, violinist Simone Porter returns to Des Moines by popular demand to play Sibelius’s brilliant, impassioned Violin Concerto. Her rendition of this virtuosic work will take your…

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Feb
10

Misery

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - February 11 @ 2:00 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Performances January 26-February 9, 2018 7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday A horrible automobile accident nearly claims best-selling author Paul Sheldon’s life. Luckily, his biggest fan, Annie, is there to save him and nurse him. It doesn’t take long, however, for Paul to realize he is living a nightmare. Completely at Annie's psychopathic mercy, he's unsure if he’ll make it out alive after all. Based on the book by Stephen King.

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Feb
11

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, 730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst…

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Feb
11

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, 730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and the comical duo of Donald and Goofy as 25 of your favorite characters surprise and captivate at every turn of the knob! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider as they rise into the sky amidst…

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Feb
16

Exhibition Opening: Wanderlust

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Please join us for an evening of music, food, and art celebrating the opening of the exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967 – 2017. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and hosted beer and wine will be provided courtesy of our culinary partner, Taste! to Go. All are welcome to partake in the festivities; reservations strongly encouraged. This exhibition is organized by the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, New York and curated by Rachel Adams, UB Art Galleries Senior Curator. Learn more about…

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Feb
16

Dick Danger Band @ Docs!

February 16 @ 8:00 pm
Doc’s Lounge ~ Johnston, IA, 8805 Chambery Blvd
Johnston, IA 50131 United States
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Feb
17

Brad Paisley in Cedar Falls

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McLeod Center, 2501 Hudson Rd
Cedar Falls, IA 50614 United States
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Get tickets for Brad Paisley concert in Cedar Falls, 17 Feb 2018 on ConcertWith.Me - http://cwm.io/99c8ab All tickets on Concertwith.Me are covered by our guarantee. You will receive a 100% refund for your tickets if: - Your order was accepted but not delivered in time for the event. - Your event was cancelled and is not rescheduled. - Your tickets were not valid for entry. - You can purchase your tickets with peace of mind knowing we have you covered.

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Feb
23

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 9 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Performances February 23-March 11, 2018 7:00 PM Friday, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday Miss Nelson’s class is the worst in the whole school. Why? She’s just too nice. One day, Miss Nelson doesn’t show up and the evil substitute teacher Viola Swamp takes her place. Under Swamp's tyranny, the students begin to see the error of their ways. Based on the book by Harry G. Allard Jr. and James Marshall.

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Feb
23

POW Band @ Docs!

February 23 @ 8:00 pm
Doc’s Lounge ~ Johnston, IA, 8805 Chambery Blvd
Johnston, IA 50131 United States
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Feb
24

Cabin Fever: Cocktails & Comfort Food

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweet and savory comfort foods created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Advanced tickets are available online through February 23 at noon. Tickets may also be available at the door, if not sold out. Event Partners: Black Silo Roasting Co., Cupcake Addict, Dehner Distillery, Gaia's Gairdìn, Machine Shed Restaurant, Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, Pies and Pastries by…

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Feb
24

Daddy Daughter Dance

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Life Time Athletic – Des Moines, 11911 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50323 United States
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Your little girl will be the belle of the ball at the Daddy Daughter Dance. Make memories together as you twirl on the dance floor and enjoy games, crafts and food. Event is open to both members and non-members. Purchase tickets in-club at the Activities Desk to reserve your spot!

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March 2018
Mar
02

Friday Funday: Pinocchio

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Interactive Theatre Shows for Children Ages 4-6. Great for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families! Pinocchio wants more than anything to be a real boy, but he is only a puppet made of wood. Will he listen to his father, and tell the truth? Who ‘nose’? Performances at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM

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Mar
02

Mixology Night: Glow in the Dark Science

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Mix. Mingle. Music. Science. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. THIS MONTH: • Live music: DJ Cosmo A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

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Mar
02

Delfeayo Marsalis Presents The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Civic Music Association Delfeayo Marsalis Presents The Uptown Jazz Orchestra Trombonist and bandleader Delfeayo Marsalis returns to Des Moines, this time with The Uptown Jazz Orchestra. The hard-swinging UJO is a mainstay in New Orleans jazz clubs, like Snug Harbor. This big band emphasizes groove, riff playing, and the polyphonic improvisation of the New Orleans jazz tradition. The majority of the musicians are Louisiana natives. They range from extremely talented young students to respected veterans, continuing the long jazz tradition…

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Mar
10

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - March 11 @ 1:00 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Performances February 23-March 11, 2018 7:00 PM Friday, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday Miss Nelson’s class is the worst in the whole school. Why? She’s just too nice. One day, Miss Nelson doesn’t show up and the evil substitute teacher Viola Swamp takes her place. Under Swamp's tyranny, the students begin to see the error of their ways. Based on the book by Harry G. Allard Jr. and James Marshall.

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Mar
10

Second Saturday: Teen Improv

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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For teens in Grades 6-12 Registration requested Join area teens, grades 6 through 12, for sketch comedy, fast-paced games, and think-on-your-feet in spur-of-the-moment situations. While this isn’t a class, it is planned and supervised by Playhouse education staff. You’ll work in groups of kids your own age, and meet theatre kids from all over the metro and beyond. Bring your friends. Everyone is welcome! Cost is $9.00 per month, payable with cash or check at the door.

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Mar
24

Beethoven 7: Apotheosis of the Dance

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - March 25 @ 2:30 pm
Des Moines Symphony, Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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From beginning to end, it is among the most beloved symphonies ever written. Wagner called Beethoven’s celebratory Seventh Symphony “the apotheosis of the dance.” Experience its sheer joy and rhythmic energy as we continue our 80th Season, ‘Music in Motion.’ But first, pianist and host of NPR’s ‘From the Top’ Christopher O’Riley returns to Des Moines for a bravura performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The vigor and grandeur of Beethoven’s spirited composition will uplift and inspire. Reserve your seats…

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Mar
25

Lorde Melodrama World Tour

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, 730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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TIckets go on sale this Friday, June 23 at 10am. GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum chart-dominating artist LORDE released her highly anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama via LAVA/Republic Records. To celebrate the release, LORDE announced her 2018 North American tour dates promoted by AEG Presents that includes a stop at Wells Fargo Arena. Ahead of the release, LORDE gave fans a preview of her second studio album, dropping four songs off Melodrama beginning with the release of lead single “Green Light” in March…

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Mar
25

Lorde in Des Moines

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, 730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Get tickets for Lorde concert in Des Moines, 25 Mar 2018 on ConcertWith.Me - http://cwm.io/8a92d5 All tickets on Concertwith.Me covered by our guarantee. You will receive a 100% refund for your tickets if: - Your order was accepted but not delivered by the seller. - Your order was accepted but not delivered in time for the event. - Your event is cancelled and is not rescheduled. - Your tickets were not valid for entry. - You can purchase your tickets…

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April 2018
Apr
06

Friday Funday: Sleeping Beauty

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Interactive Theatre Shows for Children Ages 4-6. Great for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes, and families! What do you do if you’re a prince and you happen upon a sleeping princess? How on earth do you wake her up? Tap dance on her bed, yell in her ear, or pour ice water over her head? Performances at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM

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Apr
06

Mixology Night: Curious Close-Ups

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Mix. Mingle. Music. Science. Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. THIS MONTH: • Live music: TBA A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

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Apr
06

Ragtime

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - April 20 @ 7:30 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Performances April 6-28, 2018 7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Three families -- embodied by an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a Harlem musician -- cross paths and their lives intertwine in pursuit of the American Dream. After a tragedy, people discover they have more in common than anyone thought. Based on the best-selling book by E.L. Doctorow.

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Apr
14

Second Saturday: Teen Improv

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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For teens in Grades 6-12 Registration requested Join area teens, grades 6 through 12, for sketch comedy, fast-paced games, and think-on-your-feet in spur-of-the-moment situations. While this isn’t a class, it is planned and supervised by Playhouse education staff. You’ll work in groups of kids your own age, and meet theatre kids from all over the metro and beyond. Bring your friends. Everyone is welcome! Cost is $9.00 per month, payable with cash or check at the door.

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Apr
21

Les Miserables in Des Moines

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Apr
22

Les Miserables in Des Moines

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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