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Spirited: Prohibition in America, Exhibit      7/6/2014 12:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
Explore the history of Prohibition, from the dawn of the temperance movement to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment in 1933. This traveling exhibition from NEH on the Road brings visitors back to the period of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance lobbyists, and real-life legends, such as Al Capone and Carry Nation. Through strong visual and interactive elements, Spirited draws on histories from both sides of the issue. Experience the inventive and ingenious ways lawmakers and the America public responded to Prohibition. Open during normal hours. www.LivingHistoryFarms.org
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/6/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.

Heggie's Dead Man Walking      7/6/2014 2:00:00 PM
515-961-6221
513 N D St, Indianola
Des Moines Metro Opera presents the most powerful American opera of the last 50 years--the riveting Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie, the 21st Century's preeminent opera composer. Tickets from $42 - $92, call 515-961-6221 or visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.

515-273-8569
Windsor Heights Community & Event Center, Des Moines
Humorist and master teacher Eddie Tsang has planned a full week of insightful, side-splitting activities - from Calligraphy to Kung Fu - for kids in grades 3-6 to explore the culture of China at this unique summer day camp hosted by CultureALL.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/7/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/8/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
King Pong - Table Tennis League      7/8/2014 7:00:00 PM
Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines
Tuesday’s from 7-10PM. Open play from 7PM-8:30PM. The league tournament starts at (or right around) 8:30PM. You don’t have to be a member of the league to play in the tournament! Open play resume’s after the tournament is over. We try our best to keep one table open for walk-in’s.
Team Trivia      7/8/2014 7:30:00 PM
515-288-3672
Gas Lamp, Des Moines
Every Tuesday Night at 7:30pm at Gas Lamp - 1501 Grand Avenue Bring a team of 2-6 people for great drinks and 8 rounds of trivia! Rounds contain 5 questions with links hinting at each previous question's answer. Also, occasional theme rounds to spice things up!
Heggie's Dead Man Walking      7/8/2014 7:30:00 PM
515-961-6221
513 N D St, Indianola
Des Moines Metro Opera presents the most powerful American opera of the last 50 years--the riveting Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie, the 21st Century's preeminent opera composer. Tickets from $42 - $92, call 515-961-6221 or visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/9/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Zoo Brew      7/9/2014 5:30:00 PM
515-974-2523
Blank Park Zoo , Des Moines
Zoo Brew is back! For those 21 & over, Blank Park Zoo comes to life after hours every Wednesday in the summer. This popular event features a variety of live music, themes and brews while guests enjoy the animals on the Zoo. The middle of the week is now something to look forward to!
All-City Play Day      7/9/2014 5:30:00 PM
Ankeny Bandshell 410 W 1st Street, Ankeny
The Ankeny Parks and Recreation Department invites all residents to participate in the Sixth Annual Ankeny All-City Play Day. Hawkeye Park and Wagner Park will be transformed into a hub of activity to engage the entire community in a variety of free fun activities. Throughout both parks there will be a variety of activity stations designed for people of all ages including canoeing, dunk tank, basketball, water fights, tennis, arts and crafts, big wheel races, games at the Lakeside Center and much more. Come join the fun at Ankeny All-City Play Day and celebrate our spirit for play
RAGBRAI: The History and Experience      7/9/2014 6:30:00 PM
Central Library, Des Moines
Launched in 1973, RAGBRAI is now the world’s largest, longest and oldest bicycle touring event. Greg Borzo, author of "RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride", will share stories that reveal the essence of this rolling carnival. Borzo grew up in Des Moines and is a prolific author.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/10/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Ankeny Summerfest      7/10/2014 5:00:00 PM
1510 NW Ash Dr, , Ankeny, IA 50023
Celebrate summer with amusement rides, games, food, a parade, fireworks, and much more!

Bizet/Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen      7/10/2014 7:00:00 PM
515-961-6221
900 Mulberry St., Des Moines
Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bizet and Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen, a reduced version of one of the world's favorite operas at the Des Moines Social Club. Tickets are $40, call 515-961-6221 or visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.

Bizet/Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen      7/10/2014 9:00:00 PM
515-961-6221
900 Mulberry St., Des Moines
Des Moines Metro Opera presents Bizet and Brook's The Tragedy of Carmen, a reduced version of one of the world's favorite operas at the Des Moines Social Club. Tickets are $40, call 515-961-6221 or visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.
Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament      7/11/2014 7:00:00 AM
Copper Creek Golf Club, Pleasant Hill
This annual best shot tournament is a premier event in amateur women's golf and benefits Children & Families of Iowa's programs. *Event start time tentative as of publish date. Visit www.cfiowa.org for up-to-date information.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/11/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.

Belin Quartet Free Summer Concert Series      7/11/2014 12:15:00 PM
5152804020
900 Mulberry St, Des Moines
The Belin Quartet will play Mendelssohn's Viola Quintet no. 2, Op. 87 at their free, noon-time, summer concert series.
Shrek      7/11/2014 4:14:00 PM
831 42nd St, Des Moines
In a kingdom far, far away, things get ugly when an ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty Princess. Throw in a wisecracking Donkey, a villain with a short temper, a Gingerbread Man with attitude, and other fairy tale misfits, and you've got a mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily there’s one on hand, and his name is Shrek. Shrek is part romance, part twisted fairy tale, and all irreverent fun. Wednesday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM.
Promiseland Fest      7/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!
$5 Family Night      7/11/2014 5:00:00 PM
515-274-6868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
The second Friday of each month, explore SCI with your family with $5 general admission, documentary IMAX films and Food Chain Cafe specials! Kick off your weekend by building a rocket, traveling through outer space in one of SCI’s dynamic experience platforms or experiencing a larger-than-life IMAX film with extended hours until 8:00 pm!
Adventure Days Festival      7/11/2014 6:00:00 PM
515-974-2523
Blank Park Zoo , Des Moines
Join us for this new two day twist on Adventure Days! On Friday, July 11 (Zoo Members Only Night) & Saturday, July 12, the Zoo will be buzzing with different activities for all ages at Adventure Days FESTIVAL. Grab your lawn chair and listen to live entertainment, stop by our arts & crafts marketplace, participate in the many family activities, and taste the great brews & food that will be available!
5152826542
828 Scott Avenue, Des Moines
Hispanic Educational Resources is a premier Latino educational facility that specializes in teaching and providing experiences that embrace Hispanic cultures. HER will be hosting a Jazz and July event sponsored by Metro Arts. The event will feature the band Orquesta Alta Maiz, Hispanic food vendors, and many family friendly activities. Don't miss it! Food, children’s art activities, folkloric dancers, live music including Orquesta Alta Maiz! community outreach, Life-Serve blood drive, student art exhibit, and more!

Heggie's Dead Man Walking      7/11/2014 7:30:00 PM
515-961-6221
513 N D St, Indianola
Des Moines Metro Opera presents the most powerful American opera of the last 50 years--the riveting Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie, the 21st Century's preeminent opera composer. Tickets from $42 - $92, call 515-961-6221 or visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.

Ioway Culture Day      7/12/2014 10:00:00 AM
(515)278-5286
11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale
The people of the Ioway nation were some of Iowa’s first farmers! Explore the language, tools, and foods of this Native American culture which gave Iowa its name. Hands-on activities and guest presenters offer visitors an opportunity to experience the ways the Ioway built their homes, prepared food, and farmed. Play an Ioway game and try using hand-made tools! Learn a phrase in the Ioway language and listen to some of the cultural stories passed down to Ioway descendants.

2014 HomeShowExpo      7/12/2014 10:00:00 AM
515-270-8500
Norwalk
2014 HOmeShowExpo will be hosted at The Ridges at Echo Valley in Norwalk. At HomeShowExpo 2014, imagination is the key to the front door. It is where home dreams become reality. Where no idea is to big, no detail is too small. When you attend HomeShowExpo 2014, you will visit fully furnished homes featuring the latest in home innovation, techonology and architectural design, by some of the leading home builders in the Des Moines Metro July 12-13, 17-20, 24-27.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/12/2014 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515.280.4004
foodbankiowa.org, Des Moines
Join us for our sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 2-July 6, 2014. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 3 and receive a 30 percent off coupon for any 2014-2015 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at foodbankiowa.org. For more information, please visit dmsymphony.org or call 515.280.4004.
Promiseland Fest      7/12/2014 5:00:00 PM
641-980-5493
Highway 34 & South Wapello Street, Ottumwa
Promiseland Fest is a two day concert FREE to the public. Starting July 11, 2014 from 5PM to 11:30 PM again starting Noon until 11:30 PM July 12, 2014. There will be food venders available, as well as giveaways and prizes. Headliners include: Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award winning music artist, we are also hosting Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Dawna Johnson, also nationally known music artists, as well as up to as many as 30 emerging music bands and artists. One group right here in Ottumwa, Piercing The Darkness, gets recordings played on the radio as far away as Australia. This is a Christian sponsored and centered event that will include Rock Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Rap and Bluegrass Gospel performers. On TWO separate stages. Activities included are games and rides for children for a family oriented event. Contact the park for possible camping availability. Don't miss this opportunity to join our newest Southeastern Iowa Annual Music event. We are making local history in a positive exciting, life changing way!

Verdi's La Traviata      7/12/2014 7:30:00 PM
515-961-6221
513 N D St, Indianola
Des Moines Metro Opera presents one of the greatest classics of all time, Verdi's La Traviata--the immortal story of love and loss. Tickets from $42 - $92, call 515-961-6221 or visit www.desmoinesmetroopera.org.
Star Party at SCI      7/12/2014 9:00:00 PM
5152746868 x222
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines
Experience the Out-of-this-World-Space-Observation – SCI is having a Star Party! Join SCI staff for some after-hours fun and observe the Moon, planets and other celestial objects! SCI staff will set up several telescopes on the south side of the SCI building by the Martin Luther King Jr sidewalk for you to use. This event is free to the public. Star Parties will occur weather-permitting. This event is in partnership with the Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS).


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