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Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/2/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance

Louis Armstrong Birthday Bash      8/2/2015 2:00:00 PM
515-274-1777
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
Happy Birthday Louis Armstrong! Come enjoy live jazz performed atop the gardens of Salisbury House. Tour the estate and enjoy a presentation of collectible automobiles.
Louis Armstrong Birthday Bash      8/2/2015 2:00:00 PM
515-274-1777
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
Celebrate jazz legend Louis Armstrong's Birthday in style! Spend the afternoon at Salisbury House and enjoy live jazz performed atop the gardens and see a display of historic automobiles displayed in front of the estate. Tickets are $15 for standard admission, $5 for children age 6-12, and free for children age 5 and under.
Free Patriotic Concert: New Sousa Band      8/2/2015 7:00:00 PM
515-280-4020
Johnston Public Library , Johnston
Sunday, August 2 7:00pm Johnston Commons North of Johnston Public Library New Sousa Band Keith Brion, conducting Virginia Croskery, soprano Free patriotic concert with Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band! Join us on Sunday, August 2 for a free concert on the Johnston Commons north of Johnston Public Library! Bring the entire family for an evening of lively music and great entertainment. Civic Music Association and the Johnston Public Library are pleased to present a free patriotic concert featuring Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band at the Johnston Commons north of Johnston Public Library in Johnston, Iowa on Sunday, August 2nd at 7:00pm. Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band will perform a free patriotic concert on the Johnston Commons north of Johnston Public Library on Sunday, August 2 at 7:00pm and at Sami Bedell Center for Performing Arts in Spirit Lake on Monday, August 3 at 7:00pm. Iowa soprano Virginia Croskery, who is a veteran of several international tours and national and Broadway performances of Phantom of the Opera, will be singing with the band. The New Sousa Band performs with the excitement, style, spirit and ensemble sound of John Philip Sousa’s original band. The ensemble has been featured on PBS and BBC and has performed with major national and international orchestras. Their first public performance took place at the July 1987 WASBE Conference at Boston City Hall before a crowd of 10,000 people. Yearly tours throughout the United States have followed, making the band the first national professional concert band to tour extensively since Sousa's death in 1932.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/3/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Humrich & Witte Exhibti      8/4/2015 9:00:00 AM
515-965-0940
1520 SW Ordnance Road, Ankeny
The Ankeny Art Center introduces two new exhibitions by fine art photographer Shauna Humrich of Des Moines and Ankeny encaustic mixed-media artist Amy E. Witte. A reception for both artists will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 5-7pm. The exhibition opens to the public on August 4 and runs through September 30. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; wine and appetizers will be served at the opening reception. Shauna Humrich's exhibit “Buildings, Bridges & Sculpture” will be featured in the main gallery. This fine art photography exhibition will feature landscapes and abstractions of iconic and historical architectural landmarks. In the side gallery, Amy E. Witte will exhibit her encaustic mixed-media exhibition titled "Word Play". Expect an evening of wine, cheese and inspiring art when you meet these two artists at our reception on Thursday, August 6th from 5-7pm at the Ankeny Art Center. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Can't make the artist reception? Stop in at your leisure and see these must-see exhibits on display in our gallery.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/4/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
King Pong - Table Tennis League      8/4/2015 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      8/4/2015 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!
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/5/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/6/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Opening Reception: Humrich & Witte      8/6/2015 5:00:00 PM
515-965-0940
1520 SW Ordnance Road, Ankeny
The Ankeny Art Center introduces two new exhibitions by fine art photographer Shauna Humrich of Des Moines and Ankeny encaustic mixed-media artist Amy E. Witte. A reception for both artists will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 5-7pm. The exhibition opens to the public on August 4 and runs through September 30. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; wine and appetizers will be served at the opening reception. Shauna Humrich's exhibit “Buildings, Bridges & Sculpture” will be featured in the main gallery. This fine art photography exhibition will feature landscapes and abstractions of iconic and historical architectural landmarks. In the side gallery, Amy E. Witte will exhibit her encaustic mixed-media exhibition titled "Word Play". Expect an evening of wine, cheese and inspiring art when you meet these two artists at our reception on Thursday, August 6th from 5-7pm at the Ankeny Art Center. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Can't make the artist reception? Stop in at your leisure and see these must-see exhibits on display in our gallery.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/7/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      8/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance

Blockbuster Summer      8/8/2015 11:00:00 AM
515-281-5111
State Historical Museum of Iowa, Des Moines
Looking for family fun no matter the weather? Visit the State Historical Museum every Saturday for Blockbuster Summer. This Saturday, get ready for the Iowa State Fair with “History on a Stick,” cookie decorating and watch State Fair on the big screen. It’s free for all ages. Visit iowahistory.org/summer.

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