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Film in Des Moines Iowa

SAT MAR 23

“Heroes of Fairfield” brings to life stories of ordinary Fairfielders who did extraordinary things to make a difference in this small Midwestern community and how that extends into our world. “Heroes of Fairfield” is a film you will not want to miss.

“Heroes of Fairfield” produced and directed by Dick DeAngelis

10:30 a.m. – Showtime
11:30 a.m. – Q&A with Dick DeAngelis

State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 E Locust St, Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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Music in Des Moines, Iowa

 

FRI MAR 22

Damon Dotson is a singer/songwriter based out of Des Moines, IA and originally from Northwest Iowa. Dotson has opened for legendary performers like BB King, Willie Nelson, The Beach Boys, as well as modern artists like Matt Nathanson, Edwin McCain, and The Lone Bellow. Dotson has sustained his career for ten years including the release of four of his original albums and countless shows all throughout the midwest without a record label or management.

Damon Dotson continues to perform both solo and full band shows at venues from Minneapolis, Omaha, Chicago, and Iowa. The infectious and true delivery of Dotson’s live show cannot be missed.

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Midwest Artists, Podcast Launch Party

THU MAR 21

900VIEWS PODCAST LAUNCH PARTY WITH ARTIST Jordan Weber

Mainframe Studios
900 Keosauqua Way, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

900Views could not be more excited about their spring break edition of “Sundown Sessions” at Mainframe Studios.

Pat Boddy has a new podcast all about exploring creative work and lives in the Midwest. She talks with cultural producers and influencers. Come listen to a live recording when she sits down with Jordan Weber, Des Moines–based multi-disciplinary artist/activist who works predominantly with inner-city communities nationwide, with a focus on the Midwest.

Mainframe Studios + The Tangerine Food Company host an arts-focused happy hour every third Thursday of the month. Join them for a featured craft cocktail, great snacks and a brief program with special guests.

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Music in Des Moines, Iowa

WED MAR 20

9:00 p.m. to Midnight

Two of Des Moines legendary musicians back together again. Singer/Songwriter Brian Holtz and guitar player extraordinaire Brian “Taz” Grant have teamed up again to give you a night of originals and covers, covering Blues, R & B and a whole lot of Soul.

UPDATE: Due to circumstances Taz will NOT be playing this show with Brian Holtz and in his place will be Jeff Banks.

The Waverly, 2120 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Poetry in Des Moines, Iowa

TUE MAR 19

What is a Poetry Slam?  It’s a competition using elimination rounds for the reading or performance of poetry and tonight’s feature is local poet and author Crystal Stone.  The sign up sheet comes out at 6:30 p.m. for the first 13 poets, all will read in the first round. Five judges will score, dropping the high/low and the top readers will read in a second round. Three readers walk away with the finest used books!

Bring a friend, make a friend and support great local spoken word.

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Music in Iowa

MON MAR 18

Symphonies of Iowa on IPR features their “Russian Festival” concert. The all-Russian program includes works by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

When Rachmaninoff was 17-years-old, he left the piano studio he was a part of in order to dedicate his life to composing. He became a major composer of the 20th century, performing his own concertos. At just 18-years-old, Rachmaninoff premiered his Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Moscow Conservatory in 1892.

Tchaikovsky waited eleven years after composing his Symphony No. 4 before composing his Symphony No. 5. He conducted the premiere of his Symphony No. 5 at St. Petersburg in 1888. Tchaikovsky once said, “I am dreadfully anxious to prove not only to others, but also to myself, that I am not yet played out as a composer.” Following his Symphony No. 5 success, he remarked “it seems to me that I have not blundered, that it has turned out well.”

Orchestra Iowa’s performance will feature guest pianist Dr. Ksenia Nosikova. Ksenia earned her degrees from Moscow Conservatory and the University of Colorado. The prize-winner of three international competitions, she performed extensively in Europe, Asia, Russia, USA, Canada, and South America. She is currently Professor of Piano and Co-Chair of Piano Area at the University of Iowa, where she “devotedly teaches an international studio of graduate and undergraduate students.”

Tune in to IPR Classical on FM 90.1 or 105.9 on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 7 p.m. to hear Ksenia Nosikova and Orchestra Iowa perform Russian favorites.

PROGRAM:

SCHNITTKE                          Polyphonic Tango

GLINKA                                Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla

RACHMANINOFF              Piano Concerto No. 1

TCHAIKOVSKY                   Symphony No. 5

Ksenia Nosikova, Piano

Tim Hankewich, Music Director and Conductor

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Music in Des Moines, Iowa

SAT MAR 16

Alash Ensemble are masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the ancient art of throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Alash comes to the Des Moines Social Club for the fourth time as part of our DMSC Presents concert series.

Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

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

Doors 7:00 PM // Show 7:30 PM // $20 ADV //$25 DOS // All Ages

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Make Your Own Music in Valley Junction, Iowa

FRI MAR 15

Are you looking for something to do tonight? Do you enjoy music? Do you want to stay closer to home? Do you like great people, great Service and great food?  If you said yes to any of these, come on out to Karaoke in Valley Junction!!!!  Karaoke Fridays!  9pm to 1am!   

Longest Yard in Valley Junction is the only place in the Junction with Karaoke. You can come out and become the Rock Star, 3.5 minutes at a time with the Best Sound System and Best Library in Iowa – powered by Showtime Entertainment! Best Bartender and best food! Come on out! Guarantee it will be karaoke unlike anything you’ve seen before! Come out and join the fun!

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9pm to 1am (and sometimes a little later)

Art in Ames, Iowa

FRI MAR 15

POP UP for #mendandmakefriends

Design on Main
203 Main Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Catherine Reinhart for a Pop Up Mending Session at the ISU Design on Main Gallery. March is #mendmarch celebrating a return to the sustainable practice of mending textiles.

Come.  All Ages.  Mend a quilt alongside our Artist in Residence, Catherine Reinhart.  All ages and skill levels welcome.

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