Tagged with 'Arts'

Tribute to Jimi Hendrix by ‘A New Randy Hansen Experience’ will be Sat., June 29

Tribute to Jimi Hendrix by ‘A New Randy Hansen Experience’ will be Sat., June 29

A tribute to Jimi Hendrix by ‘A New Randy Hansen Experience’ will be performed at the Des Moines Beach Auditorium on Saturday, June 29, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are... [Read more]

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

See ‘The Maury Island Incident’ FREE at McMenamins Elks Temple Tues., July 2!

Your next – and FREE – chance to see the award-winning, locally shot and produced film “The Maury Island Incident” will be Tuesday, July 2 at the amazingly restored McMenamins Elks Temple... [Read more]

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

At Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the new Marinascope sculpture, longtime resident Patrice Thorell was honored with the 2019 Legacy Award from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. Below is a photo... [Read more]

Iconic new Marinascope dedicated at Des Moines’ South Marina Park

Iconic new Marinascope dedicated at Des Moines’ South Marina Park

Artist George C. Scott at Saturday’s unveiling of his Marinascope sculpture. Saturday’s (May 11) dedication of internationally renowned glass artist George C. Scott’s latest artwork came,... [Read more]

WATCH: 10 reasons to go to the Kent Downtown Wine Walk on Fri., May 17

WATCH: 10 reasons to go to the Kent Downtown Wine Walk on Fri., May 17

It’s Wine Walk season, and the Kent Downtown Partnership’s annual Wine Walk will be this coming Friday, May 17, from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at ten businesses in downtown Kent. The registration/wine... [Read more]

Celebrate Opening Day of Boating at Waterland Wine & Art Walk Sat., May 11

Celebrate Opening Day of Boating at Waterland Wine & Art Walk Sat., May 11

Now in its 3rd year, Destination Des Moines – in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Commission and Yacht Club – will mark the opening of boating season with a Wine and Art Walk on Saturday, May... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

The board of directors of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation voted at their March meeting to approve a $3,000 grant to provide free to low cost music lessons to the Key to Change program in Des Moines... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

At top, a rendering of what the renovated Des Moines Theater will look like when completed. Below, the theater circa 1948. If you’ve noticed construction work and busy workers around the historic... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Photo by Mari Tamura. Congratulations to the Mount Rainier High School Band & Orchestra at the Soundview Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Saturday, March 9, 2019 was an exciting day!  The winners... [Read more]

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

“Expect Sadness like Rain” earned Alyssa Konopaski (pictured above) of Des Moines first place in Highline College’s 2019 Student Poetry Contest. Konopaski was one of 53 writers who submitted 106... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ is Sat. at DM United Methodist

Saltwater Music Series ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ is Sat. at DM United Methodist

The next Saltwater Music Series concert – ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ – will be performed this Saturday, March 16, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Des Moines United Methodist... [Read more]

‘Gymanfu Ganu’ will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 9

‘Gymanfu Ganu’ will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 9

From the folks at Grace Lutheran Church: The public is invited to our fourth annual Gymanfu Ganu (pronounced guh-MAHN-vah GAH-nee) program – which literally means: a singing festival – which will be... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

The 15th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is fast approaching – coming Friday, Mar. 1 and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium! Join the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park along... [Read more]

‘Songs & Spirituals from America’ at Des Moines United Methodist this Saturday

‘Songs & Spirituals from America’ at Des Moines United Methodist this Saturday

Enjoy Songs & Spirituals from America and Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 7 p.m. Mezzo-Soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis joins pianist Steven Luksan. Des Moines... [Read more]