Zen Blossoms: Painting Class @ Pinot’s Palette

July 31, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Pinot’s Palette
900 42nd Street

Find your zen by painting this colorful and peaceful scene with a bright, blossoming cherry blossom tree. After a glass of wine and a few brush strokes, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to a spa vacation!



Free Flicks: The Lego Movie

July 31, 2014 - 9:00 pm at Good Park
1103 17th Street

Free Flicks is a summer-long series of outdoor movie showings throughout the Des Moines area. The films will be shown on a 25-foot portable screen, and will begin after sunset around 9 p.m.


Mixology Night

August 1, 2014 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King. Jr. Parkway

Mix. Mingle. Music. Science.

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, experience all that SCI has to offer – minus the kids. Grab a cocktail and enjoy live music from local bands and adult-themed presentations and programming!

 General admission is $5; free for SCI Members
A valid driver’s license is required for admission and must be presented at the SCI Box Office.


Children and Families of Iowa’s Tango

August 1, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm at The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street

Children & Families of Iowa invites you to enjoy dining, dancing to live music by Final Mix, and bidding on great live and silent auction items. Proceeds benefiting Children & Families of Iowa’s programs. Visit for more information.  Cost: $125 per guest; Contact Phone: (515) 697-7961; Website:


August 1, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Starlight Theatre
4600 Starlight Road

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Everclear, Eve 6, Soul Asylum and Spacehog

August 1, 2014 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Cricket Wireless Amphiteater
633 North 130th Street

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Global Greens Farmers Market

August 2, 2014 - 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at LSI (Lutheran Services in Iowa)
3200 University Ave

Global Greens Farmers Market features fruits and vegetables grown by displaced farmers who have resettled in Iowa. This market is the latest development in LSI’s (Lutheran Services in Iowa) Global Greens program, which connects individuals with refugee status to community gardens and provides intensive training for those who seek to become small business farmers. Most of the farmers participating originally hail from Burma (Myanmar), Bhutan and Burundi. The market also features activities and crafts for children, as well as various cultural entertainment throughout the season. EBT, WIC and senior vouchers accepted. For more information, contact Minah Yang at 515.271.7351 or visit

Tori Amos

August 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 9:45 pm at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
1228 Main Street

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Growing in God’s Garden Vacation Bible School

August 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
1020 24th St


Nitefall – John Butler Trio

August 3, 2014 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
71 E. Locust St.

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