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Around the World in 80 Days      4/12/2015 12:00:00 AM
831 42nd St, Des Moines
Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant, Passepartout, as they race to beat the clock. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in a whirlwind show in which five actors portray 39 characters as they traverse the globe. Wednesday-Saturday shows are at 7:30 PM. Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/12/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance

Memory Support Assisted Living - Open House      4/12/2015 1:00:00 PM
9225 Cascade Ave., West Des Moines
Tours will be given of Beacon Springs Assisted Living, a community designed for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer's, it is a part of Edgewater in West Des Moines, a WesleyLife community. Personalized care plans that include exercise, activities, games, and Dakim Brain Strengthening programming will be explained. Beacon Springs is a non-profit, no entrance fee community.

Million Dollar Quartet      4/12/2015 7:00:00 PM
Lincoln Way & University Blvd, Ames
This thrilling Tony Award-winning musical brings the rock 'n' roll sizzle of Memphis to Stephens and takes you inside the famed studio where recording icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins came together for the greatest jam session ever. In one unforgettable night, you'll hear "Blue Suede Shoes," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/13/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Des Moines Building, Des Moines
Join the Iowa Architectural Foundation in learning about the Des Moines Building - one of the finest new housing developments in the heart of downtown Des Moines which was transformed from a former office building. These new apartments boast a rooftop lounge with the original art deco and art modern styles of the 1930s building designs. Hear from the developers and architects who worked on this project before receiving a behind the scenes tour. This lecture is FREE to attend.
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/14/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Rotary Club Meeting - Weekly      4/14/2015 11:45:00 AM
Des Moines Golf & Country Club, West Des Moines
Dr. Kyle Ervin, will present How to Stay Young for 100 Years.
King Pong - Table Tennis League      4/14/2015 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      4/14/2015 7:30:00 PM
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!
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man      4/14/2015 7:30:00 PM
1011 Locust St., Des Moines
In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man. The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English Department holds its monthly meet the authors event. Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month's featured author is Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man. The third character is a hunky stage assistant of Eastern European descent, Stefan. Thwarting Robyn's attempts to moderate a scholarly discussion of the book, Dan aims to entertain those in attendance with a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar. Will the power of Dan's tips prove too titillating for even Robyn to resist? Will Stefan's muscles be used for more than moving heavy scenery? As with everything at this event...that is for Dan to know, and you to find out! Contains adult content.
HIlton Garden Inn - Boardroom, Johnston

A four-month program for men and women who want to strengthen their leadership skills and create a plan for development. This program includes eight group meetings, four one-on-one coaching sessions, and a 360-degree leadership assessment. Cost: $1550  This group is facilitated by Ginny Wilson-Peters, President & Owner of Integrity Integrated. For more information, visit: DMLDPSpring2015. To register, please call Shari or Amy at 563-359-1099.

Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/15/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
The Lodge of Ashworth, West Des Moines
Express your future healthcare decisions to family, friends and healthcare providers by completing your advance directive at our free Family Caregiver College. Reserve your spot today by calling 515-333-4257 or email Hot lunch buffet opens at 11:45 a.m.
Classical Conversations      4/15/2015 6:30:00 PM
Temple for Performing Arts, Des Moines
Join Dr. Eric Saylor for an informal and enjoyable class that introduces you to the music the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra will perform during the 2014-2015 season! This class is intended for anyone who enjoys music — from long-time Symphony-goers to those interested in attending their first concert. Enjoy the company of fellow music-lovers, a little wine and cheese and enlightening conversations. Tickets are $15 and available to those 21 and over.
Court2Court 5K      4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
1111 East Court Ave, Des Moines
The Drake Law School Public Law Association will host its annual Court2Court 5K. The event is a benefit for Iowa Legal Aid (ILA) and the Poverty Law Internship Program that Iowa Legal Aid and Drake have run each summer for twenty years. Open to walkers and runners alike. To register for the Court2Court for $25 go online to
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/16/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Drake CBPA Graduate Lunch & Learn      4/16/2015 12:15:00 PM
2507 University Ave, Des Moines
Learn more about Drake University's College of Business and Public Administration graduate degrees by attending an information session. This is an informal opportunity for potential students to learn about the program specifics and the application process. Programs represented: Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Financial Management, and Master of Public Administration Lunch will be provided and there is no charge to attend. RSVP to Session will be held in Aliber Hall, Room 204. Guests are invited to park in the Olmsted parking lot and will have their parking validated.

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Book Sale      4/16/2015 3:00:00 PM
4H Building at the Iowa State Fair, Des Moines
Join us at the Planned Parenthood Book Sale, April 16-20 in the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Run by more than 600 volunteers, the Planned Parenthood Book Sale is known to be one of the largest book sales in the country! Shop thousands of new and used books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games and more! Proceeds from the book sale support Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s education and outreach programs, which provide medically accurate, age-appropriate health and sexuality education programs to young people and adults. Thursday, April 16 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday, April 17 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday, April 19 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, April 20 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Opening night admission: $10 adults & $10 children FREE admission all other days
STEM Festival      4/16/2015 6:00:00 PM
Olmsted Center 1245 29th St , Des Moines
K-12th grade students and their families are invited for an evening of activities and exhibits designed to explore, create, make, and learn more about exciting opportunities in STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Refreshments provided and registration is at
Cowles Library Room 201, Des Moines
Drake alum (01) Eric Ziobrowski will share his experience about working as a writer in Hollywood, from starting out on Seth Macfarlane’s animated hit, “American Dad!” to his current job on ABC’s newest comedy, “Fresh Off the Boat.” This event is free and open to the public.
Iowa Prayer Breakfast Student Seminar      4/16/2015 7:30:00 PM
Old Main - Sheslow Auditorium Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Please join the students of the Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee at the The Iowa Prayer Breakfast Student Seminar featuring esteemed singer and speaker Simon Estes. There is no charge for this event.
Des Moines
David Berkman Quartet featuring the bassist Ed Howard, the drummer Rudy Royston, the saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and Berkman on piano. The concert will be at the Turner Jazz Center on the Drake University campus on April 16 at 8:00 pm. The concert will be the sixth and final event in the 2014-15 Synergy Jazz Foundation Jazz For Iowa Concert Series. Tickets for the event are $25 adults/$20 students in advance or $30/$25 the day of concert. Reserved tickets available at or send payment to: Synergy Jazz Foundation 1333 44th Des Moines, IA 50311 For more information see the web site
Children's Consignment Sale      4/17/2015 8:00:00 AM
8301 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale
Tiny Treasures’ Spring Children’s Consignment Sale will be on Friday, April 17 from 8:00-5:00 and Saturday, April 18 18 from 8:00-11:00 am. Items for sale will include children’s, teens’, and maternity clothing, toys, books, baby accessories, bedding, décor, DVDs, and children’s furniture. If you would like to be a seller, please contact the preschool office at 777-3902 or print a registration form on-line at
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/17/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
1213 25th Street, Des Moines
Character Counts In Iowa annually honors an individual who consistently demonstrates good character as a public role model with the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award. The Ray Awards are presented by Character Counts In Iowa and reflect former Gov. Robert D. Ray’s lifelong commitment to civility and character development. The award is presented each spring to individuals who consistently demonstrate good character as a visible role model.
Prairie Meadows Event Center, Altoona
The All-Star Evening is an event to support the great work of Character Counts in Iowa. Sandy Hatfield Clubb, director of athletics at Drake University, will be honor with the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award. Dozens of Iowa celebrities will be in attendance, such as Casey Blake, Billy Cundiff, Kirk Ferentz, Paul Rhoads, and ESPN's Linda Cohn. The event will feature a reception, dinner, and a silent and live auction. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit
Iowa Prayer Breakfast      4/17/2015 11:01:00 PM
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center | Ballroom formerly known as Veterans Memorial Auditorium , Des Moines, Iowa
The Iowa Prayer Breakfast Committee cordially Invites you to the Fifty-Third Annual Iowa Prayer Breakfast with State and Community Leaders People from all walks of life come to enjoy this Maundy Thursday celebration with the reading of the Scriptures, local vocalists and musicians, an inspiring message from a selected keynote speaker and, of course, prayer for our State. A hearty breakfast is served and Iowans enjoy the company of friends and colleagues as the Easter weekend celebration begins. Doors open at 6:45 a.m., the event begins at 7:15 a.m., and concludes by 8:45 a.m. so attendees can be at the office in good time.
Sip Savor Switch      4/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
831 42nd Street, Des Moines
Known as Des Moines’ favorite progressive dinner party, guests sip on great wines and savor food from the metro area’s top chefs before switching to the next beautiful home. It’s a night full of action, gorgeous real estate and great fun all in support of the Des Moines Playhouse!
Exhibit: New work by Chris Vance      4/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
2921 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines
New work by Chris Vance
Eat.Drink.Architecture.      4/18/2015 12:00:00 PM
Iowa Architectural Foundation, Des Moines
The Iowa Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming fourth annual Eat.Drink.Architecture fundraising event. This progressive food, drink, and architectural tour of downtown Des Moines will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The journey begins at El Bait Shop/High Life Lounge at Noon and continues to Ichi Bike, The Royal Mile, and will finish at Hessen Haus. Each stop will have small plates and appetizers along with beer samples. Along the route, participants can socialize and take part in a guided walking tour of downtown Des Moines. A brand new route for 2015 will take participants further into Des Moines' East Village neighborhood to learn about the history and revitalization of this historic neighborhood. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance on All proceeds benefit the Iowa Architectural Foundation's ongoing educational programming. This event is being sponsored by Full Court Press.
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines
Cellist Joshua Roman, described as “a cellist of extraordinary technical and musical gifts,” makes his much-anticipated return to the Des Moines Symphony in Dvorák’s dramatic and virtuosic Cello Concerto. The orchestra also performs John Adams’ The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra. Sibelius’ romantic Second Symphony is the composer’s most popular, with majestic, heroic melodies and an epic, rollicking conclusion. The Legal Circle is the Guest Artist Sponsor for this program. Tickets are $15-$55 for adults, and $7.50-$27.50 for students. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.745.3000.

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