Seventh Annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

June 1, 2015 - July 5, 2015 - All Day at Food Bank of Iowa
2220 E. 17th Street

Join us for our seventh annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger! Donate non-perishable food items at any Des Moines metro-area Bank of the West and Hy-Vee locations June 1-July 5, 2015. Or, drop off your items at the Des Moines Symphony’s 22nd annual Yankee Doodle Pops on Thu July 2 and receive a 25 percent off coupon for any 2015-2016 Masterworks concert! You can also donate online at

Thank you to our 2015 Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger partners:

Welcome Home – Hands on Fun Stations

June 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015 - 10:00 am at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Road

$14.75/adults, $9/kids, Members free

Welcome to our historic homes for a hands-on adventure this summer at Living History Farms. In conjunction with the NEH On the Road exhibit “House & Home,” Living History Farms will be exploring how Iowans made houses into homes and homes into communities.

Music Under the Stars

June 14, 2015 - July 12, 2015 - 12:00 am - 7:00 pm at Iowa State Capitol
E 9th Street & Grand Avenue

Free Music Under the Stars program. In case of rain, concerts will be held at Drake University. See website for details!


Mixology Night

July 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at

Mix your Friday night up with drinks, mingling, science and entertainment! 21+ crowd: This night is exclusively for you! The first Friday of every month from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, experience all that the Science Center of Iowa has to offer – minus the kids.

Beat the summer heat at Mixology Night: “Christmas in July” on Friday, July 3. Break out your favorite ugly sweater, and grab a glass of our featured “Christmas Cheer” cocktail. We’ll kick off the evening at 5:30 pm with a mix of pop tunes and Christmas hits before The Tarakis take the stage at 6:00. Discover the science of all things cold with our “Deep Freeze” program at 7:00, where you’ll learn about the chilly science of liquid nitrogen with the SCI Programs Team.

Wednesday Workshop – Exploring Energy: Mousetraps, Magnets & More

July 8, 2015 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Mid-week workshops for middle school makers! Every Wednesday from June through August, 6th – 8th graders can join SCI’s makers-in-residence for hands-on workshops from 5:00-7:00 pm.

This week: We’ll tell you the beginning and the end — but the middle is up to you in this innovative workshop! From mousetraps to ramps to marbles, create an amazing machine with a few unlikely items.




July 9, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm at Sprint Center
1407 Grand Boulevard

Buy Tickets HERE

Belin Quartet Summer Series

July 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm at Cowles Commons
221 Walnut Street

This week, the Belin String Quartet will be playing Brahms Quintet Op. 88 in F major. Please come join us on the new Cowles Commons for this FREE concert!

Gallery Night

July 10, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at

“Gallery Night offers art lovers and art novices alike, an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of exhibitions, opening receptions, special events, demonstrations, and refreshments at the Palek Studio & Gallery. Free and open to the public. Come enjoy an evening of grandiose fun!

Cafe Sci: Designing Better Streets

July 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at

Presenters: Zach Young, Senior Transportation Planner, and Mike Armstrong, Associate Transportation Planner, Des Moines Area MPO

City streets shape our everyday safety, health and prosperity. Join us to learn how the design of our streets affects our individual, communal and regional wellness and how we can improve the outcomes of the most prevalent public spaces in our cities.


Nickelback – CANCELLED

July 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Nickelback have been forced to cancel the remaining dates of their “No Fixed Address” North American tour, including the July 14 appearance in Des Moines. Refunds are available through point of purchase. Full release from the band is below.


Nickelback is forced to cancel all remaining dates of the second leg of the 2015 No Fixed Address North American tour due to lead vocalist Chad Kroeger being diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box.  Chad will undergo surgery in 3 weeks following vocal rest ordered by doctors.  Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.

Nickelback cancelled shows over the weekend, hoping the additional rest and treatment would help but an unfortunate diagnosis from Chad’s doctor revealed a more serious scenario. “I am sorry I have to interrupt the party this summer and I am definitely not thrilled with the prospect of being silent for many weeks to come when I could be out there playing for our fans” shared Chad. “I am relying on my doctor and his team to help get my voice back in good form as quickly as possible.”

Chad’s medical team anticipates a full recovery and the No Fixed Address Tour will resume with their previously scheduled European run, in Helsinki, Finland on September 30th.  Nickelback are expected to return to North America in 2016.

We wanted to give you information on how to claim your refund for the purchase price of your tickets:

Credit Card purchases done through one of our authorized channels (Box Office, DAHL’S Food Locations, or by (866) 55- DAHLS) will be refunded automatically to the card used to make the original purchase.

Cash purchasers may claim their refund by bringing their original tickets to the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 – 5:00. This applies to any cash purchase that was originally done at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office. (you will not be able to claim your cash refund at a Dahl’s Foods location) Refunds for cash sales will be made in the form of a check.

If you have any questions regarding refunds, please contact the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office, during business hours, at (515) 564-8300.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Filmmakers bet on ‘Monopoly’ movie


SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — “Monopoly” is going Hollywood. Lionsgate says it will turn the classic board game into a…

in Music

‘The Boss’ joins a Beach Boy onstage


East met West as the Jersey Shore musician jammed with California legend Brian Wilson.

in Entertainment

18 All-American movies for Independence Day


Enjoy the holiday weekend with some classic American cinema.

in Entertainment

‘Fatal Attraction’ coming to the small screen


The 1987 thriller starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close is set to be adapted for the small screen.

in Entertainment

7 songs for your 4th of July playlist

Patriotic Music

Celebrate the 4th of July the way our founding fathers intended: with an epic playlist.