Events

South Side Writers’ Workshop

Friday, July 11th 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
at South Side Library
1111 Porter Avenue

Bring your essays, poetry, personal stories, novel or other work and join us! Our monthly group meets on the second Friday. For questions, contact Sandy at skdeyoe@dmpl.org.

Second Friday on month thru 2/13/2015

Free

The Miracle Worker

Friday, January 16th 2015 - All Day
at Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street

Prices start at $13
www.dmplayhouse.com
This classic drama is the story of Annie Sullivan & her student, blind & mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human & treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind & spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water.

Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (only 1 p.m. on the final Sunday)

The Miracle Worker

Friday, January 16th 2015 - All Day
at Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street

Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (only 1 p.m. on the final Sunday)

Prices start at $13
www.dmplayhouse.com
This classic drama is the story of Annie Sullivan & her student, blind & mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human & treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind & spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water.

The Miracle Worker

Friday, January 16th 2015 - 7:00 pm
at Des Moines Playhouse
831 42nd Street

Prices start at $13
www.dmplayhouse.com
This classic drama is the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human, and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. Annie’s success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: water.

Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 1p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (only 1 p.m. on the final Sunday)

Snowball Softball Tournament

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Greater Des Moines Softball Complex
4980 NE 46th Street

$105 per team
www.dmparks.org
This 22nd annual 12″ slow-pitch softball tournament is a double elimination tournament until the championship game for both coed and men’s divisions. Games will be played at several City of Des Moines league softball fields. Cost is $105 per team. The coed tournament will be held Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25. Men’s tournament will be Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1. For more information, please email Tim Smith at tasmith@dmgov.org.

Snowball Softball Tournament

Saturday, January 24th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Greater Des Moines Softball Complex
4980 NE 46th Street

$105 per team
www.dmparks.org
This 22nd annual 12″ slow-pitch softball tournament is a double elimination tournament until the championship game for both coed and men’s divisions. Games will be played at several City of Des Moines league softball fields. Cost is $105 per team. The coed tournament will be held Saturday, January 24 and Sunday, January 25. Men’s tournament will be Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1. For more information, please email Tim Smith at tasmith@dmgov.org.

Kinky Boots: Willis Broadway Series

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

Tues – Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m
www.desmoinesperformingarts.org
Broadway’s new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL & Grammy® winner CYNDI LAUPER has made history with KINKY BOOTS as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be.

Kinky Boots: Willis Broadway Series

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 12:00 am
at Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org
Broadway’s new high-heeled hit is the winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL & Grammy® winner CYNDI LAUPER has made history with KINKY BOOTS as the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score! KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie Price, a man who has reluctantly inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be.
Tues – Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1 & 6:30 p.m

East Side Mash-Up

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 4:00 pm
at East Side Library
2559 Hubbell Avenue

Free
www.dmpl.org
Celebrate the joys of duct tape with your friends. Join us at the East Side Library on the fourth Tuesday of every month. There’s always a wide variety of things to do, including snacks, arts and crafts, games, and other random fun.

Iowa Pork Congress

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - All Day
at Iowa Events Center
730 Third Street

www.iowaporkcongress.org/
The Iowa Pork Congress is the premier winter pork trade show featuring nearly 300 companies offering the latest in technology, equipment, animal health and services. For those offering these types of services and products this is a great show to participate at as producers from throughout the Midwest travel to see what’s new to the industry.
In addition to the trade show producers are attracted by the business seminars offered during the event. Topics range from industry economics, public policy, genetics and trade to mention just a few choices offered free of charge to pork producers.
Wed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thurs 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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