Posts by Category: Live Entertainment

9 Valentine’s Day Date Night (or Day) Ideas in Des Moines

9 Valentine’s Day Date Night (or Day) Ideas in Des Moines

Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone! While Des Moines has a ton of really great restaurants where you could wine and dine your partner, why not get a little creative? I’ve put together a list of 9 unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Des Moines. Some are during the day, some are at night, but they are all sure to surprise and please your sweetheart! Hearts Against Humanity (a Valentine party for horrible people) – Turn ...

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“Hot Piece of Brass” to Jazz Up the Salisbury House

“Hot Piece of Brass” to Jazz Up the Salisbury House

Birthday cake, live jazz music, 1920’s attire and throwback cocktails. Dang, I love themed party! And what could be better than a jazz-era speakeasy-themed party? Answer: nothing. Dare I say…it could be the bee’s knees? Salisbury House & Gardens is honoring jazz legend Louis Armstrong by celebrating his 113th birthday in the historic house. The birthday celebration “Hot Piece of Brass” (awesome name, right?) will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 8:00 to ...

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Nitefall on the River Rocks Des Moines with Dynamic Views and Sweet Beats

Nitefall on the River Rocks Des Moines with Dynamic Views and Sweet Beats

Since 1996, Nitefall on the River has been rocking the river with well-crafted beats, dynamic views of the city and ice-cold beverages. Nitefall is a summertime tradition for my husband, friends and I. We’ve been to a dozen or more Nitefall shows, and here’s some inside information that I’ve found helpful over the years. Tickets: I highly recommend grabbing your tickets at Wooly’s (504 E. Locust St.) to avoid service fees! Wooly’s sells the Nitefall tickets ...

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Nine Reasons to Visit the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival

Nine Reasons to Visit the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival

Sweeping brush strokes, swanky music, locally crafted beverages and interactive art experiences. It’s time for the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival! Art lovers from near and far will gather at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines for a weekend full of visual, music, performing, interactive and film arts. Plan a date night, round up your kids or get a group of girlfriends together because this Festival is a “must attend event” in Des Moines during the summertime. Nine ...

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Live Music + Local Wine at Jasper Winery Summer Concert Series

Live Music + Local Wine at Jasper Winery Summer Concert Series

There’s nothing like grooving to the sounds of live music, relaxing in the sun with friends and sipping on a cool, local beverage. One of my favorite things about summer in Des Moines is hitting up Jasper Winery for their Summer Concert Series. The Summer Concert Series is held at Jasper Winery every Thursday in the summer from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. It’s the best place to indulge in palette-pleasing wines, fruity sangria (ohhh, so delicious) and Madhouse Brewing Company beer. ...

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