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Jan
28
Tue
Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Jan
29
Wed
1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Jan 29 @ 5:00 pm

Public skate! Half off general admission and $1 skate rental 5-9pm.

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

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 effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Jan
30
Thu
Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

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 effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

The Reminders @ Temple for Performing Arts
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm

Live At The Temple

THE REMINDERS are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have an undeniable magical chemistry as they share more than lyrical abilities and stages; the couple shares a partnership in both music and life as Samir and Aja have been married for almost a decade.

Releasing their debut album, “Recollect” in 2008, and their latest, “Born Champions” in 2012, THE REMINDERS have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV and radio appearances, and their incredible and dedicated fan base. Having shared the stage with artists such as Les Nubians, Snoop Dogg, Fishbone, Barrington Levy, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, KRS-One, Rakim, K’Naan, and others, THE REMINDERS have established a firm place in today’s ever-evolving music scene, garnering international acclaim while paving a path all their own.

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

 

Jan
31
Fri
Come From Away @ Civic Center
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

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 effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Feb
1
Sat
Caucus for Cookies @ Living History Farms
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the history and participate in the process of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses as you sample baked goods! Families will get to partake in the caucus experience by campaigning and voting for their favorite sweet treats.

Members Non-Members
Adults (13+) Children (2-12) Adults (13+) Children (2-12)
Online Tickets
(Available Jan 1 at 10am-Jan 31 at noon)
$5.25 $4.75 $6.50 $6.00
Tickets at the Door
(Available February 1)
$6.00 $5.50 $7.25 $6.50
Come From Away @ Civic Center
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

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 effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Feb
2
Sun
Early Bird Special @ Bowlerama Lanes
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am

EARLY BIRD

PLAY EARLY. SAVE BIG.

Arriving early has its perks! Enjoy discounted games on Sunday at 11:00am!

PRICING IS PER PERSON

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

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 effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Come From Away @ Civic Center
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

NO INTERMISSION

Age Recommendation: 10+
Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.

Feb
3
Mon
Movie Monday @ Valley Community Center
Feb 3 @ 10:15 am

Fun for all ages!

We will be playing a family friendly movie in the Café space on the BIG projection screen. Come join us for free fun with friends, family, and community.

Popcorn will be served free of charge too.

 

 

Feb
5
Wed
1/2 Price Night @ Skateland
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm

Public skate! Half off general admission and $1 skate rental 5-9pm.

The Diary of Anne Frank @ Des Moines Community Playhouse
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm

Performance Times: 7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays

JAN 24 – FEB 9, 2020

“Where there’s hope, there’s life.” – Anne Frank

Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original, Pulitzer Prize award-winning script by Goodrich and Hackett draws from previously unpublished parts of Anne Frank’s real-life diary. For nearly two years, Anne, her father, mother, and sister, joined with the Van Daan family, hide in a secret annex space above her father’s former office in Amsterdam as the Nazis deport the Jews of Holland to their deaths. In her secret attic, Anne comes of age: she laughs, plays, fights with her mother, and falls in love for the first time. In spite of her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit transcends, as she voices her belief that “in spite of everything, people are truly good at heart.” Anne’s dynamism, her luminous spirit, and her story of resilience continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary first was published.

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 effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.