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Art and Music in Des Moines Iowa

FRI MAY 24

DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB – THE CENTER OF ART & MUSIC

Working On It Premiere + Finale

Viaduct Gallery 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Mary Ocher + Your Government With Extravision

Kum & Go Theater 901 Cherry Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Doors 7:00 p.m. – Show 8:00 p.m.

$15 advance // $20 day of // All Ages

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Music in Des Moines Iowa

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Join Jasper Winery on Thursday nights this summer for their annual Summer Concert Series. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for outside seating. Burgers and brats are available from the grill. All shows are outside, weather permitting, otherwise  they’re in the outdoor party tent. Alcoholic drinks must be purchased onsite.

Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

May 9- Adé & The Soul Brothers
May 16- Brian Herrin Band
May 23- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
May 30- Decoy
June 6- Damon Dotson MUSIC
June 13- The Maytags
June 20- The Nadas
June 27- B2wins
July 11- Dueling Guitars, Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld
July 18- PIANOPALOOZA
July 25- Dazy Head Mazy
August 1- Final Mix Show Band

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Art in Des Moines Iowa

ART WEEK DES MOINES 2019

In 2014, David Safris approached his friend, Liz Adelman with an idea to combine their talents, skills and love for the arts.

From their meeting, Art Week Des Moines was hatched. Art Week is a volunteer based, grassroots movement that engages people from all walks of life with art and culture during the week leading up to the Des Moines Arts Festival.

A full schedule of events and details on each can be found at Art Week Des Moines.

Art Week Des Moines 2019 runs Friday, June 21st through Friday, June 28th.

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Poetry in Des Moines Iowa

TUE MAY 21

Des Moines Poetry Slam with Heather Knowles

Java Joes CoffeeHouse, 214 4th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Heather Knowles started Des Moines Poetry Slam 18 years ago and this month is returning to feature a book of her collected poems!

A sign up sheet goes out at 6:30 p.m. and the first thirteen poets, read in the 1st round. Five judges score, dropping the high/low. The top readers read in the 2nd round, and 3 lucky readers take home some fine used books!

Bring a friend, make a new friend, grab a seat and a drink. You will hear some great spoken word.

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Art in Des Moines Iowa

MON MAY 20

Des Moines Public Library (Central), 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about the white bunny that graces the Central Library’s southwest lawn. Jessica Rowe, director of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, will talk about Tom Sachs’ sculpture.

Why did Sachs choose to portray Miffy, a character created by Dutch children’s author, Dick Bruna and why does the water in the fountain come out of Miffy’s eyes?

Find out all about this new sculpture and how it came to sit outside the library.

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Art Center in Ames Iowa

The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art center in the heart of downtown Ames, Iowa. A cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966, the Octagon serves more than 30,000 people each year through art classes and outreach, rotating exhibits, a retail gallery shop, and the annual Octagon Art Festival.

The Octagon Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part through memberships, donations, and grants, including the City of Ames Commission on the Arts (COTA) and the Iowa Arts Council.

ART WEEK DES MOINES

WED JUN 26 2019

RIVERVIEW ARTIST SALON 16

The Basement, DMSC, 901 Cherry Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The DMSC has been a CENTER for recreation, culture, education and entertainment for Central Iowa since December 2007 and home of River City Art and Music’s, Riverview Artist Salon, since February 2017.

Enjoy an amazing line up of talented Iowans sharing their words, sounds, passions and works including:

F E E L  T H E  E N E R G Y!

THIS IS AN ART WEEK EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

JUN 21-28 2019

Art Week Des Moines Iowa

ART WEEK DES MOINES 2019

In 2014, David Safris approached his friend, Liz Adelman with an idea to combine their talents, skills and love for the arts.

From their meeting, Art Week Des Moines was hatched. Art Week is a volunteer based, grassroots movement that engages people from all walks of life with art and culture during the week leading up to the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Art Week includes events from anyone who wants to complete a submission. If you’re interested visit the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs or Art Week Des Moines websites for more information.  Deadline is May 8th.

Past events have been held in different areas of Des Moines, allowing people to make it to events that are of interest to them and are easily accessible.

A full schedule of events so far and details on each can be found at Art Week Des Moines.

Art Week Des Moines 2019 runs Friday, June 21st through Friday, June 28th.

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Earth Day in Des Moines Iowa

MON APR 22

The Road to The Green New Deal

Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University, 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines Iowa 50311

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $5.00

Listen to stories of loss from climate change and hope that can be found in The Green New Deal.  This event will inspire and equip Iowans to truly be the change that is necessary to move The Green New Deal forward.

The Green New Deal (GND) is a proposed stimulus program that aims to address climate change and economic inequality The name refers to the New Deal, a set of social and economic reforms and public works projects undertaken by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression.

This event is a stop on the Sunrise Movements cross country tour.  Sunrise is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

They are building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and well being of all people.

They are ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places they love.