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Upcoming Events

    Jazz Happy Hour

    Friday, March 27th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Des Moines Social Club Kum & Go Theater
    900 Mulberry St

    Jazz Happy Hour Every second and fourth Friday. The best in local and regional Jazz in a funky basement club reminiscent of Greenwich Village circa 1960. Catered food and no cover. Donations are accepted. All Ages.

    String ‘Em Up! Old-Time Music Hangout

    Saturday, March 28th 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Java Joe’s
    214 4th Street

    Join Flying Pig Fiddle & Banjo for a slow jam romp in the living tradition of southern Appalachian Old-time music played by ear.
    $7 at the door

    Book Club

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Join the Salisbury House Young Professionals (SHYP) for a delightful discussion of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie. The event is free for SHYP members ($5 for non-members), kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and includes an exclusive look at the House’s extensive art and literary collections. Light refreshments will be served.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 515-274-1777.

    Treasures Tour

    Tuesday, September 8th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Come see the treasures from the Salisbury House collection that are seldom on public display. Enjoy a tour led by Salisbury House’s Executive Director, J. Eric Smith, and Curator & Chief Historian, Megan Stout Sibbel. Guests will enjoy exclusive access to internationally significant artifacts, books and manuscripts from the Salisbury House archives and collections.

    The evening begins at 5:30 pm with a wine and cheese reception followed by the tour that includes access to the exquisite Salisbury House Library. Tickets are $30 per person.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or call 515-274-1777.

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