Fall Out Boy with AWOLNation

March 13, 2015 - March 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 16 at 10am

Disney On Ice

November 25, 2015 - November 29, 2015 - 12:00 am at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Various show times and dates

More details HERE

Drake Men’s Basketball vs. UIC

November 28, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Drake Knapp Center
2601 Forest Ave.

Drake Men’s Basketball hosts UIC. General admission tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 3-18.

Spirit of the Season Kick-Off Event

November 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Kick off the holiday season with a night of celebration featuring winter-themed programs, an electrifying tree lighting, $5 IMAX tickets for The Polar Express and outdoor fireworks to end the evening. From 5:00-8:00 pm, admission is FREE to the public! 


Motley Crue with Alice Cooper

December 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Pinnacle Bank Arena
400 Pinnacle Arena Drive

Buy Tickets HERE

Annual Christmas Bazaar

December 5, 2015 - 12:00 am at Basilica of St. John
1915 University

The Basilica of St. John Altar and Rosary Society, 1915 University, Des Moines, will host its annual CHRISTMAS BAZAAR on Saturday, December 5 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of vendors will be there with items for sale. Some of the many items include Norwex, jewelry, wood items, Holiday wreaths, bird houses, fused glass, jelly, soaps, quilted items, crocheted and embroidered items, scarves, mittens, hats and much more! There will be a bake sale, a quilt raffle and a white elephant table. Soup, sandwiches and tamales are available on Saturday and Sunday. Cinnamon rolls will also be available on Sunday. Take-out available Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission. Please enter the church hall using the Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy. door on the northwest side of the church. For more information, please contact the parish office at 244-3101 ext. 0.

Little BIG Fest

December 5, 2015 - December 6, 2015 - 12:00 am at Wooly’s
504 East Locust

The Des Moines Music Coalition is proud to present its annual Little BIG Fest. The festival will take place in Des Moines’ East Village at Wooly’s, with an after party at Lefty’s. Twelve artists will play the event December 5, 2015. Tickets start at $10 and go on sale Nov. 2, 2015; advance sales end at 10 p.m. on December 4.

Pass prices will increase leading up to the event as follows:

Nov. 2: $10
Nov. 9: $15
Nov. 16: $20
Nov. 23: $25
Day-of: $30

Access to the show at Lefty’s is free with a pass (ages 21+ only), or can be purchased separately at the door for $10.

The full schedule is as follows:



9:30 p.m. – John Fullbright (Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter)
8:30 p.m. – Pieta Brown
7:30 p.m. – The Pines
6:30 p.m. – Matt Woods
5:30 p.m. – J.E. Sunde
4:45 p.m. – Bob Pace
4:00 p.m. – Heath Allen
3:15 p.m. – David Zollo & The Body Electric
2:30 p.m. – Community Selected Artist: River Glen


12:30 p.m. – Dan Tedesco
11:30 p.m. – FRO
10:30 p.m. – Adam Bruce

Little BIG Fest is an annual festival featuring roots, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, jam, world, blues, jazz, and soul music. As with all DMMC events, local artists are heavily featured, though artists from around the U.S. also perform at the festival. In addition to the 11 committee-selected bands, there is also a community-selected artist that was determined from an online public poll of eight different acts.

The Des Moines Music Coalition is a non-profit organization committed to building a stronger and more diverse music community in greater Des Moines. Our mission is to aggressively advocate, sponsor, and develop an independent, progressive live music community for the purpose of urban revitalization, regional economic development, and the retention of our region’s youth and future.

Learn more at

Little Big Fest is made possible with support from the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Bravo, and Doll Distributing.

Christmas Cookie Walk

December 5, 2015 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2600 E. Euclid Avenue

The BEST Christmas cookie walk in the metro! Buy a tin and fill it from hundreds and hundreds of dozens of homemade cookies. Homemade candies, baked goods, and gifts also available. Sign up for door prizes. Mop up the broken cookies in the Cookie Crumb Cafe! Treat Santa, friends, teachers, co-workers, or yourself! Doors open at 9 a.m. and close when the cookies run out ( and they go FAST).

St. Theresa Church Ladies Annual STARS Bazaar

December 5, 2015 - 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at St. Theresa Church Hall
1230 Merle Hay Rd

St. Theresa Altar & Rosary Society (STARS)

Church Ladies Annual STARS Bazaar

 Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Over 20 vendors, Cookie Walk, and lunch available. This year should be a great event for everyone – shoppers and vendors alike.

Back by popular demand will be “Breakfast with Santa”. We will have two sittings at 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Children will have a small breakfast, participate in an activity, and some time with Santa. Photos will be taken. Seating is limited, so make reservations by calling #255-2876

Please come shop and bring all your friends

Jingle Bell Rock n’ Run 5K

December 6, 2015 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Kick off the holiday season with the SCI Jingle Bell Rock ‘n Run 5K! Don your most festive attire as you dash through downtown Des Moines. Following the run, enjoy a hot breakfast, warm drinks and concert from Brother Trucker!

Proceeds from the Jingle Bell Rock n’ Run 5K support SCI’s mission and help provide vast opportunities for more than 320,000 children, teens and adults to engage in science learning each year.


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