The Elephant Man

January 30, 2015 - February 14, 2015 - 7:30 pm at Rex Mathes Auditorium
1401 Vine Street

The Elephant Man is based on the life of John Merrick, who lived in London in the late 19th century. A horribly deformed young man, he was found abandoned and admitted for observation to a prestigious London hospital. Under the care of a respected doctor, Merrick changed from a sensational object of pity to the urbane and witty favorite of the aristocracy and literati. But his belief that he could become a man like any other was a dream never to be realized.

’80s Prom Dance Party

January 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm at Wooly’s
504 East Locust Street

With music by Burning Down the House

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 2015: Baconmania VIII

January 31, 2015 - All Day at Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street

General Admission $45; on sale starting 12/31 @ 12:13:14pm
It’s back! The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is ready to wrassle! Introducing “Baconmania VIII: The Greatest Bacon Event of All Time” pork belly blowout. The belly bustin’ baconale bonanza has been moved to the Iowa Events Center so as to accommodate 17,000 beer-swillin’, pork-snortin’ uber fans. And in case its guests are feeling a little daintier, this year the party will also feature turkey bacon, lamb bacon & also tofu bacon.

Cross-Country Ski Basics

January 31, 2015 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Racoon River Park
2500 Grand Avenue

$10 – pre-registration required
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice your skills on the trails. Proper clothing, equipment, and skiing techniques will be discussed before we head outside. Class will be canceled without snow. Pre-registration required; deadline is January 28. Minimum age 12. Fee: $10 (includes skis, boots, and poles).

Iowa Wild vs Hamilton Bulldogs

January 31, 2015 - 12:30 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

$9 & up
The Iowa Wild regular season is presented by Mercy Medical Center. Season tickets to see the Wild play at Wells Fargo Arena start at just $9 per game. For more information on tickets, please contact the Wild ticket office by calling 515-564-8700 or go to

Drake Men’s Basketball vs Evansville

January 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm at Drake University Knapp Center
2601 Forest Avenue

Adult $10 – $25; Youth (3-18) $5 – $20

Andre Watts/Piano

January 31, 2015 - 6:30 pm at Drake University, Sheslow Auditorium
2507 University Avenue

$20 – $50;
Andre Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People’s Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV.
Doors open 6:30 p.m., Pre-Concert Talk or Performance at 6:45 p.m., Concert at 7:30 p.m.

Energy vs Oklahoma City

January 31, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

IA Energy vs Oklahoma City

January 31, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street

Iowa Energy vs Oklahoma City

January 31, 2015 - 7:00 pm at Wells Fargo Arena
730 Third Street
The NBA D-League continues to be a springboard for NBA talent as the official minor league of the NBA.There were 149 players with NBA D-League experience on 2013-14 NBA end of season rosters; that represented 33% of all NBA players, an all-time high. Join the Iowa Energy as they enter their new single affiliation with the Memphis Grizzlies. New Energy Head Coach Bob Donewald Jr. takes over the franchise as it looks to defend its league record fourth division title. For season ticket information or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550.

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