Arts Section

The clearest air in the region is at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The clearest air in the region is at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Come to the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market for the clean air, stay for the amazing produce, baked goods, other faboulus food and local artisans and take in the beautiful view along with live... [Read more]

4 Bands, Giant Beer Pong, Beer & more at Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest Aug. 25

4 Bands, Giant Beer Pong, Beer & more at Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest Aug. 25

One of the region’s premier blues music events returns to the shores of Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 25, as the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest takes over Des Moines Beach Park. More than... [Read more]

REMINDER: Danny Vernon Elvis tribute TONIGHT at Des Moines Beach Park

REMINDER: Danny Vernon Elvis tribute TONIGHT at Des Moines Beach Park

Elvis impersonator Danny Vernon will perform for FREE TONIGHT – Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 – at Des Moines Beach Park. Danny will start at 7 p.m., and won’t have to leave the building until 8:30... [Read more]

Des Moines residents plan to fight human trafficking with new film ‘Crowbar’

Des Moines residents plan to fight human trafficking with new film ‘Crowbar’

Two local Des Moines residents – Carri Litowitz of The Genesis Project, and Lee Ryan Coston, a freelance filmmaker – have teamed up to fight human trafficking and child abuse with a new film called... [Read more]

All-Day Festival this SATURDAY with 9 bands at Des Moines First Baptist Church

All-Day Festival this SATURDAY with 9 bands at Des Moines First Baptist Church

THIS SATURDAY, Aug. 11, there will be an All Day Community Festival at Des Moines First Baptist Church, which will feature 9 musical acts! Starting at 9 a.m., guests can enjoy a cascade of nine different... [Read more]

REMINDER: Rock out to ‘Time Machine Radio’ at Concert in the Park Wed. night

REMINDER: Rock out to ‘Time Machine Radio’ at Concert in the Park Wed. night

REMINDER: Des Moines’ FREE Concert in the Park series continues this Wednesday night, Aug. 8, with ‘Time Machine Radio’ at Beach Park. This free concert will run from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Plus: Beer... [Read more]

Watch ‘Black Panther’ FREE outside at Des Moines Beach Park TONIGHT

Watch ‘Black Panther’ FREE outside at Des Moines Beach Park TONIGHT

All are invited to Des Moines Beach Park for a FREE showing of ‘Black Panther’ TONIGHT – Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, starting at dusk. There will be a concession stand at a minimal fee. Synopsis: A... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival will be Sat., Aug. 25

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival will be Sat., Aug. 25

The 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival is returning for its ninth annual summer concert/party on Saturday, Aug. 15! Dozens of the Northwest’s best Craft Beers, Ciders and Wine will be featured,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch fundraiser will be Nov. 4

SAVE THE DATE: Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch fundraiser will be Nov. 4

Save the date – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018! The Bayside Brunch is just around the corner – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 – and with this year’s theme, you won’t want to miss it. “It’s going to be faster... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: ‘The Legacies of Thelma and Louise.’

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: ‘The Legacies of Thelma and Louise.’

By Dave Markwell Last night I attended a grand event. It was a retirement party for two of Des Moines finest gals, Sue Padden and Patrice Thorell. For twenty-plus years, these two forces of nature led... [Read more]

Des Moines Clerk Bonnie Wilkins honored as summer doldrums hit Council

Des Moines Clerk Bonnie Wilkins honored as summer doldrums hit Council

By Jack Mayne The major item on the Des Moines City Council agenda on Thursday night (July 29) was the oft postponed interlocal agreement with Highline College for the College Way connection project –... [Read more]

FREE All-Day Music & Community Festival will be in Des Moines Sat., Aug. 11

FREE All-Day Music & Community Festival will be in Des Moines Sat., Aug. 11

A FREE All-Day Music and Community Festival will be held in Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day featuring multiple live bands, food for... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s FREE ‘Music in the Park’ starts this Sunday at Marvista Park

Normandy Park’s FREE ‘Music in the Park’ starts this Sunday at Marvista Park

Normandy Park’s FREE summer music concerts and Pre-funk Leisure Games start this Sunday, July 15 at the gazebo in Marvista Park. Pre-funk starts at 4:30 p.m., and concerts begin at 5 p.m. Bring... [Read more]

BBQ, Fundraiser & free Concert at Des Moines Beach Park this Wed., July 11

BBQ, Fundraiser & free Concert at Des Moines Beach Park this Wed., July 11

ALL ON ONE GREAT NIGHT Come to the kick-off of the annual DES MOINES BEACH PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES, from 7-8:30 p.m., featuring Borrowed Time (Styx tribute band) and sponsored by the Des Moines Arts... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Community celebrates nation’s first UFO & ‘Man In Black’ sighting

VIDEO: Community celebrates nation’s first UFO & ‘Man In Black’ sighting

Hosted in Des Moines by the Woodmont Country Club, the Maury Island Incident Historical Society’s Annual 2018 Meeting was highlighted recently with a solstice-sunset bonfire and “burning of the saucer,”... [Read more]

‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ fireworks fundraiser will be Wed., July 11

‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ fireworks fundraiser will be Wed., July 11

Destination Des Moines’ 2018 ‘Smoke on the Water’ Community BBQ – a fundraiser for the city’s 4th of July Fireworks – will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at... [Read more]

New ‘Art in the Park’ Art Market will be featured at 2018 Waterland Festival

New ‘Art in the Park’ Art Market will be featured at 2018 Waterland Festival

Des Moines’ annual Waterland Festival will be adding ‘Art in the Park’ to this year’s lineup. The two-day art market, “Art in the Park,” will be at the 2018 Fest on July 21 and... [Read more]

Des Moines Gospel Chapel holding witty Father’s Day performance June 17

Des Moines Gospel Chapel holding witty Father’s Day performance June 17

Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be holding a witty performance by Actor/Storyteller Chuck Neighbors – a Christian actor and storyteller – at their church on Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. for Father’s... [Read more]

Celebrate 130 years of service at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

Celebrate 130 years of service at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

Celebrate 130 years of service at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Sunday, June 10! Events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Church Service, which will include stories of their history. Tours of the church... [Read more]