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Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/5/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
10-Minute Plays: Writing and Performance Camp      7/6/2015 9:00:00 AM
5152462358
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
July 6-10, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM (M-Th) 9 AM to 6:30 PM (Fri) Try your hand at writing and performing your own 10-minute play! Get your creative juices flowing in a week where you are both creator and actor. The week will culminate in the world premiere of our young playwright’s creations, as participants give staged readings of their work for family and friends. No previous experience necessary; all experience levels are welcome.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/6/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
10-Minute Plays: Writing and Performance Camp      7/7/2015 9:00:00 AM
5152462358
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
July 6-10, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM (M-Th) 9 AM to 6:30 PM (Fri) Try your hand at writing and performing your own 10-minute play! Get your creative juices flowing in a week where you are both creator and actor. The week will culminate in the world premiere of our young playwright’s creations, as participants give staged readings of their work for family and friends. No previous experience necessary; all experience levels are welcome.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/7/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
King Pong - Table Tennis League      7/7/2015 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      7/7/2015 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!
10-Minute Plays: Writing and Performance Camp      7/8/2015 9:00:00 AM
5152462358
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
July 6-10, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM (M-Th) 9 AM to 6:30 PM (Fri) Try your hand at writing and performing your own 10-minute play! Get your creative juices flowing in a week where you are both creator and actor. The week will culminate in the world premiere of our young playwright’s creations, as participants give staged readings of their work for family and friends. No previous experience necessary; all experience levels are welcome.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
10-Minute Plays: Writing and Performance Camp      7/9/2015 9:00:00 AM
5152462358
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
July 6-10, 2015 9 AM to 4 PM (M-Th) 9 AM to 6:30 PM (Fri) Try your hand at writing and performing your own 10-minute play! Get your creative juices flowing in a week where you are both creator and actor. The week will culminate in the world premiere of our young playwright’s creations, as participants give staged readings of their work for family and friends. No previous experience necessary; all experience levels are welcome.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/9/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/10/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Belin Quartet Summer Series      7/10/2015 12:00:00 PM
515-280-4030
Cowles Commons, Des Moines
This week, the Belin Quartet will be playing Brahms Quintet Op. 88 in F major. Please join us on the new Cowles Commons for this FREE concert!
Jazz Happy Hour      7/10/2015 5:30:00 PM
515-669-6331
des moines
Jazz Happy Hour Every second and fourth Friday. 5:30-7:30 pm The Basement @ The Des Moines Social Club 901 Cherry The best in local and regional Jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. Catered food All Ages see the web site for band schedule www.synergyjazz.org

Love, Loss and What I Wore      7/10/2015 8:00:00 PM
1800 Bell Ave. , Des Moines
The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company will perform Love, Loss and What I Wore at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday July 10th and 11th and Friday and Saturday July 17th and 18th at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday July 12th and Sunday July 19th at 2:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, Love, Loss and What I Wore, by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, is based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. It is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memories, covering all of the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses, loving high heels and why we only look good in black. The play was first performed in Des Moines by The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company in July 2012. After receiving rave reviews from Iowa audiences we have decided to share the fabulously funny and heart-warming play with return theatre goers and new audience members alike. Women and men will relate to these stories. The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company is honored to help The Junior League of Des Moines. As part of our event, audience members are encouraged to bring donations of gently used clothing and accessories for the Bargain Basket, a boutique thrift shop in the East Village managed by Junior League of Des Moines. Proceeds from the sale of donated items support the Junior League’s mission and its community project, a recovery home for victims of sex trafficking. Please limit donations to one small bag of clothing and accessories per theatre patron.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      7/11/2015 10:00:00 AM
5152799191
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
515-964-4240
Ankeny First United Methodist Church, Ankeny
Sheltered Reality will be performing on a float in the Ankeny Summerfest Parade, and then perform at the Ankeny First United Methodist Church. The church is just a short walk from Hawkeye Park and the parade route. Sheltered Reality believes that Music can have Meaning, yet be a blast at the same time! SR uses drums set to music, as well as choreography to motivate audiences to realize that anyone, at any age, can dream and succeed. During the performance you will learn their Steps of Success, get the chance to succeed through a drum lesson, and have the opportunity to perform with them! Ankeny First UMC will be serving free hot dogs, chips and cold drink to the first 500 visitors. Booths and children's activities will be on-going. Recommended - bring a lawn chair

Love, Loss and What I Wore      7/11/2015 8:00:00 PM
1800 Bell Ave. , Des Moines
The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company will perform Love, Loss and What I Wore at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday July 10th and 11th and Friday and Saturday July 17th and 18th at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday July 12th and Sunday July 19th at 2:00 p.m. Back by popular demand, Love, Loss and What I Wore, by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, is based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. It is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memories, covering all of the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses, loving high heels and why we only look good in black. The play was first performed in Des Moines by The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company in July 2012. After receiving rave reviews from Iowa audiences we have decided to share the fabulously funny and heart-warming play with return theatre goers and new audience members alike. Women and men will relate to these stories. The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company is honored to help The Junior League of Des Moines. As part of our event, audience members are encouraged to bring donations of gently used clothing and accessories for the Bargain Basket, a boutique thrift shop in the East Village managed by Junior League of Des Moines. Proceeds from the sale of donated items support the Junior League’s mission and its community project, a recovery home for victims of sex trafficking. Please limit donations to one small bag of clothing and accessories per theatre patron.

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