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January 2018
Jan
05

Free Friday Flicks: Beauty and the Beast

January 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Des Moines Public Library, 1000 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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See the incredible live-action version of this classic French fairy tale! Starring Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame, Beauty and the Beast was one of the most popular films of 2017. The musical received positive reviews, with lots of praise for the score and the cast performances. There’s no doubt you’ll be replaying the catchy tunes as you in your head all day!

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Jan
05

Niiice / Leather Parachute / Underdog Story / Vitamin K

January 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311 United States
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All Ages Matinee 5-9pm Niiice niiice. is a Pop Punk/Emo band based out of the twin cities. They formed in September 2016, and immediately started playing shows in and around Minneapolis and Saint Paul. They released their debut EP, The Nice EP, on April 20, 2017, and toured to support it. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dudeniiice Bandcamp - http://niiice.bandcamp.com/ Leather Parachute Underdog Story Underdog Story is a 4 piece pop-punk group based out of Ames Iowa. The band has stuck true to…

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Jan
05

Mixology Night: Sun, Moon & Stars

January 5 @ 5:29 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: Marc Bailey A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

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Jan
05

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - January 19 @ 7:00 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Performances January 5-21, 2018 7:00 PM Friday, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday From the pages of Mo Willem’s beloved books comes a musical adventure. Gerald, an elephant, and Piggie, a pig, are “bestus” friends. Gerald worries about their friendship, but Piggie is completely confident, especially because they’re invited to a party! Through singing and dancing, the pair learns important lessons about the meaning of friendship, and what to wear to a fancy pool party.

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Jan
05

Max Wellman Sings Sinatra w/ The DM Big Band

January 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Noce, 1326 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Noce is proud to present a show featuring Max Wellman alongside the Des Moines Big Band, celebrating the life & music of Francis Albert Sinatra. Developed last year following Sinatra's cenennial birthday, the show is sure to be an evening unlike any other. Wellman & the band will cover some of Sinatra's early hits from Dorsey days such as 'All Or Nothing At All,' or 'All Of Me,' all the way through the famous concept albums like 'Only the Lonely'…

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Jan
05

The Prince Experience at Wooly’s

January 5 @ 8:30 pm
Wooly’s, 504 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Prince Experience Doors at 7:00PM Show at 8:30PM All Ages $20.00 in advance $25.00 day of show

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Jan
05

Late Night Jazz

January 5 @ 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
Noce, 1326 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Every Friday night, Noce stays open late with no cover, $5 house wine & wells, $7 specialty cocktails & martinis, & live music with some of the best jazz acts from around the region, usually joined & curated by pianist Nick Leo. Saturday nights feature cabaret performers.

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The Health & Fitness Expo

January 6 @ 7:00 am - January 7 @ 4:00 pm
Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

Hey Des Moines! Explore more than 100 vendors with the latest in running, biking, athletic wear, healthy food, supplements, nutrition info, fitness gear, trainings, health services, fitness software, and tons more! Get educated by some of the top health and nutrition experts in the Des Moines Area in our seminars and breakout sessions. Plenty of fun & free stuff to go along with the education and other training. Bring friends & family! The expo is FREE & open to the…

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Jan
06

Pup Meet and Greet Fort Dodge Ia

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cardiff Center at Fort Frenzy, 3232 1st Ave South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501 United States
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Come join us and meet The Patrol Pups!! The events will feature Mascot type costumes. Each child will get a pre signed paw print autographed group picture to take home (The pups do not actually autograph anything at the event) as well as the opportunity to do a dog house craft. How the event works is we let the children go up and meet and take pictures with the characters individually. Then once everyone is done with that, we let…

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Jan
06

Jedi Training

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Waukee Public Library, 950 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263 United States
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Young Padawans (K-5th grade) are challenged to attend a Jedi Training Session at the library. Construct your own droid, take down Storm Troopers, make Jabba slime, meet R2D2, and more! A light snack will be provided. Registration is required and will open on 12/16/17.

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Jan
06

Planting on the Wild Side; Bold Strokes

January 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Don’t let the cold get you down. Join us on Saturday mornings January through March for weekly education on a range of topics from designing your garden to foraging in the wild. Each week includes two hour-long sessions; the cost of admission covers both. 10:30 a.m. Kelly Norris, Botanical Garden—Planting on the Wild Side: Inspirations, Ideas and Recipes 11:30 a.m. Ed Lyon, Reiman Gardens—Bold Strokes

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Jan
06

Ice Fishing Event!

January 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bass Pro Shops, 1000 Bass Pro Dr NW
Altoona, IA 50009 United States
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Join our Pro Staffer Rod Woten, also a member of the Clam Ice Team, for seminars at 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. seminar - Reading Lake Maps 3:00 p.m. seminar - Not Just for Grumpy Old Men! Prize drawings after the second seminar. If Mother Nature permits, we'll go on the ice, too!

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Jan
06

Learn on Saturdays

January 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Don’t let the cold get you down. Join us on Saturday mornings January through March for weekly education on a range of topics from designing your garden to foraging in the wild. Each week includes two hour-long sessions; the cost of admission covers both. Jan. 6 10:30 a.m. Kelly Norris, Botanical Garden—Planting on the Wild Side: Inspirations, Ideas and Recipes 11:30 a.m. Ed Lyon, Reiman Gardens—Bold Strokes Jan. 13 10:30 a.m. Beth Andersen, trip attendee—Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden: 2017…

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Jan
06

Gary ‘Jazzman’ Jackson w/ Sam Salomone, Tina Haase Findlay, & Co

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Noce, 1326 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Join Gary 'Jazzman' Jackson & Sam Salomone, a legendary pair, for an evening full of jazz, blues, R&B, & so much more, including Iowa Jazz Hall-of-Famer & blues songstress Tina Haase Findlay among others.

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Jan
06

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt – 1/6: Gas Lamp

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Jocelyn & Chris Arndt at Gas Lamp Doors at 8:30pm Music at 9pm $5 in advance at Tikly - https://tikly.co/events/2331 $8 at the door the day of the show http://jocelynandchrismusic.com https://www.facebook.com/JocelynArndtMusic/ I’ll be straight with you. Thirteen years ago, we had no clue we’d be where we are today. We were in our parents’ living room, taking turns practicing the instruments we’d just started to learn. What we lacked in skill we made up for in enthusiasm. Two kids, excited…

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Jan
06

2nd annual MWExclusive Holiday Party

January 6 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar, 5485 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
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Come join MWExclusive for our annual Holiday Party! Wear an ugly sweater and MWExclusive is buying your first drink! We will have some T shirts and lanyards to hand out for everyone as well. Blue moon has a full menu and a ton of drink options as well. Live piano music kicks off at 8pm. Let’s start the new year out with one of our great partners!

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Jan
06

Bowling Green Massacre & Sara Routh & Aaron Earl Short

January 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Basement, 901 Cherry St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Basement // Doors 7:30pm // Show 8pm // $10 // all ages We've got a stellar line-up, plus the release of Aaron Earl Short's album, WATCHLIST! The Bowling Green Massacre The Bowling Green Massacre is a REAL band commemorating a fictional massacre. You might say they're #AlternativeMusic. Protest rock for a new era of fascism. Songwriter Ryan O'Rien teams up with members of Dust Radio, Jacob County & The Damaged Goods, and Chris Falcon to bring together a sound…

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Jan
06

Pet Rock – A Tribute To The Smooth Rock Of The 70s at Wooly’s

January 6 @ 8:30 pm
Wooly’s, 504 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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PetRock Doors at 7:30PM Show at 8:30PM All Ages $10.00 tickets

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Jan
06

Late Night Cabaret w/ Gina Gedler & Ben Hagen

January 6 @ 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
Noce, 1326 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Every Saturday night, Noce stays open late for the theatre community, featuring stellar cabaret acts (or Broadway Live Karaoke) for no cover charge, $5 house wine & well drinks, $7 specialty cocktails & martinis. Friday nights always feature jazz musicians. Saturdays are always theatrically themed.

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Jan
07

Pup Meet and Greet Bloomington IL

January 7 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Illinois Wesleyan University, 1312 Park St
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Come join us and meet The Patrol Pups!! The events will feature Mascot type costumes. Each child will get a pre signed paw print autographed group picture to take home (The pups do not actually autgraph anything at the event) as well as the opportunity to do a dog house craft. How the event works is we let the children go up and meet and take pictures with the characters individually. Then once everyone is done with that, we let…

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Jan
07

Local History Series: White Pole Road

January 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Waukee Public Library, 950 Warrior Lane
Waukee, IA 50263 United States
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This program will be presented by Rod Stanley- In the early 1900s, Iowa roads were in terrible shape and at times impassable for weeks due to snow and mud. A modern road with white painted poles was built and touted as the quickest way across Iowa. In 1931, sections of the White Pole Road officially became U.S. Highway 6. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In partnership with the Waukee Area Historical Society and sponsored by Heartland Co-op, the Waukee Public Library is proud to…

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Jan
07

Lecture + Dada Piano Performance

January 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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*Reservations required / Limit: 100 attendees Running time: 75 minutes total This exhibition lecture by Assistant Curator Jared Ledesma features a rare opportunity to experience a live Dadaist piano performance in the sonorous I. M. Pei building. Music from the ballet work Relâche will be performed by pianist Sophia S. Ahmad under the Numen/For Use sculpture "Tape Des Moines." Composed in 1924 by French pianist Erik Satie, the score for Relâche embodies the spirit of Dadaism through its unconventional, fragmented…

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Jan
07

Jazz Jam Session hosted by Abe Goldstien

January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Java Joes CoffeeHouse, 214 4th St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Jan
12

Friday Funday; The Three Little Pigs

January 12 @ 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! Once upon a time, there was a pig who loved to eat, a pig who loved to sing and dance, and a bossy older sister with mad construction skills. Throw in one tired mama pig and a Big Bad Wolf and let the fun begin! Performances at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM

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Jan
13

Second Saturday: Teen Improv

January 13 @ 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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