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Upcoming Events

    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.

    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.
    www.synergyjazz.org

    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
    www.FlyingPigFiddleAndBanjo.com

    Writers’ Workshop

    Monday, April 6th 2015 - 5:00 pm at Central Library
    1000 Grand Avenue

    On the first Monday of each month, the Central Library Writers’ Workshop offers participants an opportunity to share samples of their work and receive feedback from a supportive group. Meeting Room One. Preregister online or call 515-283-4152, ext. 3.
    Free event.
    www.dmpl.org

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Friday, April 10th 2015 - All Day at Des Moines Playhouse
    831 42nd Street

    Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg & his faithful manservant, Passepartout, as they race to beat the clock. Danger, romance & comic surprises abound in a whirlwind show in which five actors portray 39 characters as they traverse the globe.
    Wednesdays-Saturdays 7:30 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.
    Prices start at $23.
    www.dmplayhouse.com

    Tea at the Castle

    Sunday, May 3rd 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Join us for Tea at the Castle and enjoy an engaging presentation by our featured guest, Don Short. As the owner of West End Salvage, Don is nationally recognized for having established a thriving business that repurposes found objects and architectural details. Come learn about his creative business and his passion for repurposing.

    Following his presentation, guests will enjoy tea, sandwiches and pastries accompanied by live piano music. Spend a delightful afternoon at Salisbury House. Reservations are required. $30 per person.

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

    HIstory Series

    Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Come enjoy a compelling lecture by Carla Kaplan, Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Northeastern University, as she discusses her book, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance. Tickets are $15 per person.

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

    Book Club

    Wednesday, May 20th 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salisbury House
    4025 Tonawanda Drive

    Join the Salisbury House Young Professionals (SHYP) for a discussion of Books as Art. Staff will pick a selection of books from the Salisbury House collection that represent books as pieces of art. Discussion will be around the integration of bookmaking, literature and art.

    The event is free for SHYP members ($5 for non-members), kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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

    Treasures Tour

    Tuesday, June 2nd 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Salibury 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. 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 www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

    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 www.salisburyhouse.org 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 www.salisburyhouse.org or call 515-274-1777.

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