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


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.


Clive Learning Academy’s “My Favorite Things” Holiday Bazaar

December 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Clive Learning Academy
1600 73rd St.

Clive Learning Academy’s “My Favorite Things” Holiday Bazaar will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Clive Learning Academy. A $3 cash admission (12 and younger FREE) will open your eyes to a bazaar filled with shopping, food and fun. Do all your holiday shopping and raise money for your school!

Shop more than 30 booths with vendors such as Jamberry, Norwex, Thirty-One Gifts and find unique one-of-a kind items from our crafters in our gymnasium and cafeteria. Bid on our items from our silent auction and vote on your favorite classroom’s snowman design! Stop and enjoy a yummy bake sale item. Don’t forget the Kid’s Zone! In our Kids Zone we will be taking over 2 sixth grade classrooms with interactive displays from Usborne Books and Discovery Toys, applying tattoos, and then having a special visit from 1:30-3:30 from some of your favorite super heroes with the Justice Corps of Iowa! Tie it all up in a bow at our donation based wrapping station at the end!

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Café Scientifique – Jerusalem: The Making of a Sacred City

December 8, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway

Location: Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Presenter: Jodi Magness, Vice President, Archeological Institute of America

It’s rocky, rough — and revered. Situated on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and Dead seas, Jerusalem is an unlikely choice for the world’s holiest city. Destroyed multiple times during its storied history, the ancient city has faced innumerable challenges and conflicts beyond its rugged location alone.

Explore the evolution of Jerusalem from a humble mountain town to a divine destination with Jodi Magness, vice president of the Archeological Institute of America. Join us after the presentation for a free screening of Jerusalem in the Blank IMAX Dome Theater.

Calmus: A Special Holiday Concert

December 10, 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Ave

This a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of their hometown of Leipzig, Germany, offering the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Their charming stage presence, flawless technique and diverse repertoire will make for a very special holiday concert.

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