Jan
20
Sun
The Miraculous Journey Edward Tulane @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm

JAN 4 – JAN 20, 2019

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Based on Kate DiCamillo’s book, this is a story of friendship andfinding oneself. Edward Tulane is a very happy but a very self-centered toy china rabbit owned by 10-year-old Abilene Tulane. As Abilene and her family go on an ocean voyage, Edward is ripped from her hands and finds himself submerged on the ocean floor.

Note: As in the book, Edward’s journey takes him into experiences that include some violence and the death of a character. Some children may find these scenes to be sad or emotionally disturbing.

Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods

The Elevator Family @ Ankeny Community Theatre
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm
Children’s Show – Rated G (all matinees over MLK Day weekend)

Director: Scott Nielsen
Assistant Director: Lynn Arterburn
Producer: Michael Hollister

When the quirky Wilson family goes on vacation, they visit a nice hotel — and then decide to take up residence in the elevator. They quickly turn their tiny space into a cozy home nicknamed “Otis” where they play pick-up sticks, have meals delivered, and entertain guests. All are welcome in the Wilsons’ tiny mobile room, and as they move up and down they help everyone they meet, including a love-struck bellhop, an overscheduled old lady, and a lonely salesman. But when the Wilsons suspect that a kidnapped girl may be hidden in the hotel, they may face their biggest challenge yet.
The Miraculous Journey Edward Tulane @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm

JAN 4 – JAN 20, 2019

Performance Times:7:00 PM Friday; 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday

Based on Kate DiCamillo’s book, this is a story of friendship andfinding oneself. Edward Tulane is a very happy but a very self-centered toy china rabbit owned by 10-year-old Abilene Tulane. As Abilene and her family go on an ocean voyage, Edward is ripped from her hands and finds himself submerged on the ocean floor.

Note: As in the book, Edward’s journey takes him into experiences that include some violence and the death of a character. Some children may find these scenes to be sad or emotionally disturbing.

Jan
21
Mon
The Elevator Family @ Ankeny Community Theatre
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am

Children’s Show – Rated G (all matinees over MLK Day weekend)

Director: Scott Nielsen
Assistant Director: Lynn Arterburn
Producer: Michael Hollister

When the quirky Wilson family goes on vacation, they visit a nice hotel — and then decide to take up residence in the elevator. They quickly turn their tiny space into a cozy home nicknamed “Otis” where they play pick-up sticks, have meals delivered, and entertain guests. All are welcome in the Wilsons’ tiny mobile room, and as they move up and down they help everyone they meet, including a love-struck bellhop, an overscheduled old lady, and a lonely salesman. But when the Wilsons suspect that a kidnapped girl may be hidden in the hotel, they may face their biggest challenge yet.
The Elevator Family @ Ankeny Community Theatre
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm

Children’s Show – Rated G (all matinees over MLK Day weekend)

Director: Scott Nielsen
Assistant Director: Lynn Arterburn
Producer: Michael Hollister

When the quirky Wilson family goes on vacation, they visit a nice hotel — and then decide to take up residence in the elevator. They quickly turn their tiny space into a cozy home nicknamed “Otis” where they play pick-up sticks, have meals delivered, and entertain guests. All are welcome in the Wilsons’ tiny mobile room, and as they move up and down they help everyone they meet, including a love-struck bellhop, an overscheduled old lady, and a lonely salesman. But when the Wilsons suspect that a kidnapped girl may be hidden in the hotel, they may face their biggest challenge yet.
Jan
25
Fri
Winter Jam @ Wells Fargo Arena
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm

Jam Nation: 4:30 PM
Doors Open/PreJam Party:  6:00 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM

Comprised of current members Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody
Davis, along with former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel, Newsboys United are set to
take the Winter Jam stage to deliver a string of the biggest hits from the iconic band’s
three-decade career. One of the most popular groups in Christian music history,
Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units and amassed eight Gold® certifications, 33
#1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and
multiple Dove Awards.

Winter Jam’s 2019 blockbuster lineup continues with GRAMMY®-nominated former
“American Idol” finalist Danny Gokey; GRAMMY®-winning recording artist
and “Overcomer” hitmaker Mandisa; Northern Ireland’s “Count Every Blessing”
worshippers Rend Collective; Skillet drummer and female solo rocker LEDGER;
GRAMMY®-nominated tour creators and hosts NewSong; and Dove Award-nominated
Gotee recording artist Hollyn. In addition, the Pre-Jam Party is slated to feature hip-hop
recording artist Ty Brasel; rockers Manic Drive; singer/songwriter Dan Bremnes; and
special guest former Stellar Kart and Audio Adrenaline frontman Adam Agee. The tour will
also include a Gospel presentation from Dare2Share speakers Greg Stier or Zane Black.

Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm

Event Days:
FRIDAY,  January 25th – 7pm

SATURDAY, January 26th – 9:30 am, 2:30 pm & 7pm

SUNDAY, January 27th – 1pm & 5pm

The 2019 Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is here again! New Circus Promotor- Royal Hanneford Circus, 3 ring performances: freestyle motorcross, trapeze acts, trampoline act, etc.

 

 

 

 

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

JAN 25 – FEB 10, 2019

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

Sherlock Holmes was never more fun!

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson must confront the moors of Devonshire to solve the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and protect the next heir to the fortune, Sir Henry.

The Devonshire legend preaches that the Baskerville family is cursed by a supernatural hound but Holmes and Watson meet suspicious locals in the case ranging from an escaped convict to friendly neighbors, leaving them to deduce if such a beast as the hound is culpable for this murder.

Based on the 1902 novella paired with a cast of 40 quirky characters played by just five actors, this thrilling show will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing in the aisles.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert @ Civic Center
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Des Moines Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Jan
26
Sat
Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am

Event Days:
FRIDAY,  January 25th – 7pm

SATURDAY, January 26th – 9:30 am, 2:30 pm & 7pm

SUNDAY, January 27th – 1pm & 5pm

The 2019 Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is here again! New Circus Promotor- Royal Hanneford Circus, 3 ring performances: freestyle motorcross, trapeze acts, trampoline act, etc.

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert @ Civic Center
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Des Moines Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Spectrum Stories @ Des Moines Playhouse
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 PM*

Upcoming Dates
Sept. 29, 2018
Oct. 13, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018
Jan. 26, 2019
Feb. 16, 2019
Mar. 30, 2019
Apr. 20, 2019

Join us for an exciting day of drama! Come to one session or come to all! Open to any student, Spectrum Stories is specifically designed to provide drama experiences that best support the development of pretend play, social interaction, and non-verbal communication for ages 6-18. Each session is carefully designed to enhance creative expression of spectrum youth while supporting the profile marker needs of each participant. Developed with the guidance of Professor Gretta Berghammer of the University of Northern Iowa, and the Sturgis Youth Theatre, Spectrum Stories uses story, music, and art to bring imagination to life! Pre-registration online at dmplayhouse.com is encouraged but drop-ins are also welcome.

An additional emergency contact form is available at the door specifically for those who tend to elope. Parents are asked to remain in the building during class time, and may accompany their child into class if they wish.

Click here for the Spectrum-Stories-Social-Story – A pictorial guide explaining what to expect when attending these classes.

For more information, contact Robin Spahr, education director, 515-974-5365.

*Notice: NEW TIMES! Spectrum Stories times have been changed for the 2018-19 season to 1:30-2:30 PM.

 

Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm

Event Days:
FRIDAY,  January 25th – 7pm

SATURDAY, January 26th – 9:30 am, 2:30 pm & 7pm

SUNDAY, January 27th – 1pm & 5pm

The 2019 Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is here again! New Circus Promotor- Royal Hanneford Circus, 3 ring performances: freestyle motorcross, trapeze acts, trampoline act, etc.

 

 

 

 

Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

Event Days:
FRIDAY,  January 25th – 7pm

SATURDAY, January 26th – 9:30 am, 2:30 pm & 7pm

SUNDAY, January 27th – 1pm & 5pm

The 2019 Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is here again! New Circus Promotor- Royal Hanneford Circus, 3 ring performances: freestyle motorcross, trapeze acts, trampoline act, etc.

 

 

 

 

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

JAN 25 – FEB 10, 2019

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

Sherlock Holmes was never more fun!

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson must confront the moors of Devonshire to solve the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and protect the next heir to the fortune, Sir Henry.

The Devonshire legend preaches that the Baskerville family is cursed by a supernatural hound but Holmes and Watson meet suspicious locals in the case ranging from an escaped convict to friendly neighbors, leaving them to deduce if such a beast as the hound is culpable for this murder.

Based on the 1902 novella paired with a cast of 40 quirky characters played by just five actors, this thrilling show will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing in the aisles.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert @ Civic Center
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

Cars fly, trees fight back, and monsters are on the loose in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! This concert features the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high-definition, on a giant screen, while the Des Moines Symphony performs John Williams’ unforgettable score. Relive every magical moment as the music brings life to a story that has enchanted the world.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & TM Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLDTM J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)

Jan
27
Sun
Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus @ Iowa State Fairgrounds - Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm

Event Days:
FRIDAY,  January 25th – 7pm

SATURDAY, January 26th – 9:30 am, 2:30 pm & 7pm

SUNDAY, January 27th – 1pm & 5pm

The 2019 Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Circus is here again! New Circus Promotor- Royal Hanneford Circus, 3 ring performances: freestyle motorcross, trapeze acts, trampoline act, etc.

 

 

 

 

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm

JAN 25 – FEB 10, 2019

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesday through Saturday; 2:00 PM Sunday

Sherlock Holmes was never more fun!

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson must confront the moors of Devonshire to solve the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and protect the next heir to the fortune, Sir Henry.

The Devonshire legend preaches that the Baskerville family is cursed by a supernatural hound but Holmes and Watson meet suspicious locals in the case ranging from an escaped convict to friendly neighbors, leaving them to deduce if such a beast as the hound is culpable for this murder.

Based on the 1902 novella paired with a cast of 40 quirky characters played by just five actors, this thrilling show will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing in the aisles.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Botanical Blues @ Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm

Come in from the cold for an afternoon of blues in our tropical conservatory.

Sundays Jan. 6 to March 31 Music 2-4 p.m.

Craft beer specials, signature drinks and light snacks from Trellis Café

Gardens and Garden Shop open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jan. 6
Bob Pace

Jan. 13
Scott Davis and John Mattingly

Jan. 20
Cindy Grill and Alan Smith

Jan. 27
J.D. Flanagan and Pat Hemann

Feb. 3
Stuttering Jimmy and the Goosebumps

Feb. 10
James Biehn

Feb. 17
Eastside Brothers

Feb. 24
The Blue 2: Bob Dorr and Jeff Petersen

March 3
The Brian Holtz Project

March 10
Jodie Bodley and Dewey Cantrell

March 17
Bryce Janey

March 24
Dennis “Big Daddy” Kain

March 31
Matt Woods