October 19 – 21: What’s Up This Weekend?

From dancing to vintage art to spooky storytelling – Des Moines is packed with some great events this weekend. Here are a few of the local events that caught my eye!

October 19, 2012 – Pollock Ball at the Des Moines Art Center. Art Noir is honoring Jackson Pollock’s Mural (which visited the Des Moines Art Center from April 4 – July 15) by theming their fourth annual Artist Ball the “Pollock Ball.” The ticket price includes: sounds of the era by DJ Eight Ten, a visual journey though Pollock’s life, hors d’oeuvres and one classic American cocktail or beer. Vintage cocktail attire or attire inspired by Pollock’s work is encouraged but not required. Purchase tickets at the door for $40 ($35 for members) and a cash bar will be available.

October 20, 2012 – Mysteries of the Castle at Salisbury House & Gardens. Are your little ghouls or goblins ready for Halloween? Salisbury House will come alive this Saturday for “Mysteries of the Castle” where attendees will enjoy science experiences with Kemin and ISU, story telling by Witch Hazel from Stam’s, face painting with artists from Sticks and even The Owl Lady (along with her bats and furry critters!). Tickets are available online for only $5!

Photo source: BalletDesMoines.org.

October 19-21, 2012 – Prelude: A Triple Bill presented by Ballet Des Moines. Take time this weekend to enjoy the ballet at its finest. The ballet performances of Prelude, which feature sleek and sophisticated choreography and many professional dancers, will take place at the beautiful Hoyt Sherman Place Theater. Tickets to Prelude are $42.50 (or $27.50 for those under 18) and are available the Hoyt Sherman Place Theater box office.

October 21, 2012 – The East Village Sunday Baazar. Take a stroll through the historic East Village this Sunday to enjoy the fall weather and to check out The East Village Sunday Baazar. The Baazar will run from 12:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. on East 5th Street between Locust and Walnut. This street event includes: live music, food vendors, vintage clothing, art, jewelry, decor, handmade goods and more.  A great way to end the weekend!

What else do you have going on this weekend? We are planning on spending some time watching a little football, heading to Simpson College for homecoming and I will be cheering on my fiancé, Levi, who is running his first marathon – the Des Moines Marathon! It sounds like it will be another busy weekend for us, so it’s a good thing I’ve already taken care of decorating my pumpkins for Halloween this year!

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