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November 2017
Nov
10

$5 Family Night

November 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 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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The second Friday of each month from 5:00-8:00 pm, explore SCI with your family! Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8:00 pm! $5 Family Night means... $5 = General admission (per person) $5 = Documentary IMAX films $5 = Food Chain Cafe special SCI Members: You get an extra bonus with exclusive activities and programming! - Free admission - Discounts on guest admissions -…

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Nov
19

Sunday Brunch!

November 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
BeerStyles Taproom & Gastropub, 5513 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266 United States
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Join us for Sunday Brunch at BeerStyles! $19.00 Open Brunch Buffet: Omelet station, carving station, chocolate chip pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, and more! $9.00 All-You-Can-Drink Specials: Mimosas, Screwdrivers, Greyhounds, Bloody Mary's and Bellini's, plus craft cocktail specials

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December 2017
Dec
12

Pokémon Club

December 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
East Side Library, 2559 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317 United States
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Come to our monthly Pokémon Club! Bring your Pokémon playing cards and Nintendo DS to battle other Pokémon fans. Ages 8-18.

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Dec
21

Winter Day Camps

December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 am - February 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Camp Hantesa, 1450 Oriole Rd
Boone, IA 50036 United States
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Camp Fire Day Camps give your child the chance to experience all of the fun of summer in one action-packed day! Your camper will travel to Camp Hantesa in Boone for a day of adventure, fun, and making new friends! Campers will choose their activities for the day from a number of options - no two days are the same! Potential activities include archery, arts & crafts, sports, riflery, rock climbing, orienteering, and more! All activities are led by Camp…

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January 2018
Jan
02

Father Daughter Dance Tickets On Sale

January 2 @ 8:00 am - February 2 @ 12:00 pm
Des Moines Parks and Recreation, 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50317 United States
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Tickets for the 2018 Father Daughter Dance will be available for purchase January 2. The event will be held Saturday, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at the Science Center of Iowa (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.). Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase yours starting January 2 at http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/FatherDaughterDance.aspx

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Jan
02

Mother Son Fun Night Tickets On Sale

January 2 @ 8:01 am - March 2 @ 12:00 pm
Des Moines Parks and Recreation, 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50317 United States
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Tickets for the 2018 Mother Son Fun Night (Ages 5-12) will be available for purchase January 2. The event will be held Saturday, March 4 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at Pioneer Columbus Community Recreation Center. Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase yours starting January 2 at http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/MotherandSonFun.aspx

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Jan
04

S&G’s on Hickman: Fred Gazzo Band

January 4 @ 6:30 pm - December 27 @ 9:30 pm
Sam and Gabe’s, 8631 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Jan
07

Botanical Blues

January 7 @ 2:00 pm - March 25 @ 4:00 pm
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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Take a break from the winter cold and warm up in the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden's tropical conservatory while enjoying some of the best blues music in the Midwest. All concerts run from 2-4 p.m. every Sunday from January through March. Enjoy food and drinks from Trellis Cafe available for purchase. Members get in free; cost of admission applies to all others (Adults $8; Seniors and Military $7; Students $6; Children 3 and under free) Lineup: Jan. 7: Bob…

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Jan
08

Yoga Under the Stars: Winter Classes

January 8 @ 5:30 pm - March 26 @ 6:30 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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Take your yoga practice to the next level under the stars in SCI's Star Theater Planetarium! Yoga Under the Stars classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29 Session 2: February 5, 12, 19, 26 Session 3: March 5, 12, 19, 26 Single class cost: $10 ($8 for SCI Members) Session cost: $35 ($30 for SCI Members) To register for a single class, visit: http://www.sciowa.org/yoga, select the class date on…

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Jan
24

Cops Vs. Kids – Floor Hockey

January 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Four Mile Community Center, Des Moines, IA 50317 United States + Google Map

Members of the Des Moines Police will participate in floor hockey during this month's Cops vs. Kids at Fourmile Community Recreation Center.

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Jan
26

Misery

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 9 @ 7:30 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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Jan
28

Iowa League of Heroes Night!

January 28 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Waterloo Black Hawks, Young Arena, 125 Commercial St
Waterloo, IA 50701 United States
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We are extremely honored to have an event named after us so we hope all our friends will spread the word about the IOWA LEAGUE OF HEROES NIGHT at the Waterloo Black Hawks game! Several super heroes will be on hand to meet kids of all ages so get your tickets ordered and reserve the day for a family fun game! Stay tuned for more details/ links.

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Jan
29

Audition: Ragtime

January 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Des Moines Playhouse, 831 42nd St
Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Performances: Apr. 6-29, 2018 Cast Needs: 7 Men** 4 Women** 1 Boy 1 Girl Ensemble M, W, B & G of multiple ethnicities including roles for African-American men and women **2 roles are written for African-American men **1 role is written for an African-American woman Those auditioning must bring a prepared solo; an accompanist will be provided as well as the ability to play an accompaniment track from an iPhone or similar device. Where race, ethnicity, gender, age, or other…

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Jan
31

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike at Grandview Park

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Des Moines Parks and Recreation, 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50317 United States
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Take a walk with us through the park on a set of snowshoes and enjoy Grandview Park on a full moon winter evening. Snowshoeing is fun and easy to do - if you can walk you can snowshoe. This program will meet at the Grandview enclosed shelter on Wednesday January 31, starting at 5:30pm. Dress for the weather. Registration is $5 and includes snowshoe rental and hot chocolate. All ages are welcome. Anyone under 12 years old will need to…

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February 2018
Feb
02

Father Daughter Dance Tickets On Sale

February 2 @ 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Des Moines Parks and Recreation, 1551 E. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50317 United States
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Tickets for the 2018 Father Daughter Dance will be available for purchase January 2. The event will be held Saturday, February 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.at the Science Center of Iowa (401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.). Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase yours starting January 2 at http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Parks/Pages/FatherDaughterDance.aspx

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Feb
02

Friday Funday: The Mitten

February 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! In this Clubhouse at the Playhouse favorite, a young child drops his mitten in the snow and does not realize it is missing. As woodland creatures seek warmth inside the mitten, it magically grows and grows! Performances at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM

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Feb
02

Mixology Night: Fire & Ice

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 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: The Blendours A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.

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Feb
02

Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone™ – In Concert

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - February 3 @ 10:30 pm
Des Moines Performing Arts, 221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. The concert will feature the Des Moines Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Willian’s unforgettable score. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment…

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Feb
03

Father Daughter Dance

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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Dads are invited to bring their daughter(s) to our annual Father Daughter Dance being held at the Science Center of Iowa. This event provides an evening of dancing, refreshments, photo opportunities and exhibits at the Science Center for fathers and their daughter(s). A carnation flower will be given to all daughters and a chocolate fondue station with dipping options will be available for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities. If you are interested in helping…

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Feb
05

WWE Monday Night RAW

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, 730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
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WWE Monday Night RAW returns to Des Moines for the first time in three years! See your favorite WWE Superstars in action on Monday, February 5 at Wells Fargo Arena. WWE LIVE Superstars: For the First Time Ever See Intercontinteal Champion Roman Reigns team with John Cena & Braun Strowman vs Samoa Joe, Kane & The Miz RAW General Manager Kurt Angle LIVE!! Plus, Finn Balor Alexa Bliss Cesaro & Sheamus Sasha Banks And Many More! *Talent is subject to…

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Feb
06

Owl Prowl

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Owls live right here in Des Moines but you do not get to see them easily. We will discuss the different kinds of owls that call Iowa and Des Moines home, meet a live owl and even learn how to hoot like a Barred Owl. After the indoor portion of the program we will put on hats and gloves and take a short walk in the park in search of live wild owls. Come prepared for the weather and dark…

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Feb
10

Bald Eagle Day

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fellowship Baptist Church, Des Moines Iowa, 1503 SE 6th St
Des Moines, IA 50315-1404 United States
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Des Moines Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Fellowship Baptist Church, Des Moines Iowa to host Bald Eagle Day on the SE 6th Street Bridge. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm there will be spotting scopes and people on the bridge to assist with viewing some of the wild Bald Eagles in Des Moines and a Bald Eagle nest located along the Des Moines River Trail. Inside the church,…

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Feb
10

Second Saturday: Teen Improv

February 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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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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