Tagged with 'Arts'

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Part Steampunk, part Renaissance Faire – Morris Dancing is a staple of Country Village fetes (rhymes with plates) or fairs all over England. Some have called it “organized chaos,” with its... [Read more]

Des Moines Arts and Culture wants your thoughts – take their online survey

Des Moines Arts and Culture wants your thoughts – take their online survey

Have thoughts on arts and culture in Des Moines? Then take the Des Moines Arts and Culture Participation Survey! “We believe that arts and culture play an important role in the quality of life here... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

“The Maury Island Incident” – a short film that was shot locally last summer (and which plays tonight at a fundraiser at the Tin Theater) – has been turned into a 6-part original series... [Read more]

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film ‘Despicable Me 2′ kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8.  The LEGO... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Market Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Market Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Last Saturday was another huge day for our vendors – sales were the biggest day over all of last year! If this trend continues we are going to have to think about expanding to accommodate shopper’s... [Read more]

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

The 5th annual Des Moines Rotary Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 23

For the fifth year in a row – on Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park to savor tasty licks... [Read more]

‘Sweet & Shabby Vintage Market’ at Des Moines Field House Saturday, May 31

‘Sweet & Shabby Vintage Market’ at Des Moines Field House Saturday, May 31

A ‘Sweet & Shabby Vintage Market’ will be held at the Des Moines Field House on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Expect antiques, vintage, shabby, hand-crafted designs, art and gourmet... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: An Important Thing.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: An Important Thing.

by Dave Markwell Each weekday at 2:10 pm I pick up my fifteen year old son from high school. He opens the truck door, throws his back pack on the floor and climbs in. Then, I start asking questions: “How... [Read more]

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater, South King County’s premier professional theater company, returns to Des Moines in April with a new show – Tolstory. The show runs April, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7 p.m., and April 6 and... [Read more]

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Tolstory’ at Beach Park Auditorium in April

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Tolstory’ at Beach Park Auditorium in April

Breeders Theater is back with a new show for spring – ‘Tolstory‘ – written by T.M. Sell with music by Nancy Warren. Tolstory is a little bit Tolstoy and a tiny bit Toy Story, as four Russian... [Read more]

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Gypsy Jazz stand-out Pearl Django will perform at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Sunday, March 2 at the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. With a performance history spanning almost two decades,... [Read more]

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at Landmark Event Center

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at Landmark Event Center

The time is rapidly approaching for the Northwest’s only music festival that exclusively features classic jazz from the first half of the 20th Century – Burien Arts Association’s 6th annual... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rainbow Connections…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Rainbow Connections…

by Dave Markwell Some things change and some things don’t. I am entering the New Year with immense gratitude for both. With the notable exception of a few very old jackass buddies who will never change... [Read more]

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Two projects focusing on the historical significance of Military Road (see map below) have received site-specific project funding from 4Culture, the cultural services agency that provides arts and heritage... [Read more]

St. Philomena Church will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23

St. Philomena Church will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23

St. Philomena Church in Des Moines will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Over 40 quality crafters, featuring a wide variety of gifts plus tasty food offered... [Read more]

2014 Des Moines Arts Commission Positions Available

2014 Des Moines Arts Commission Positions Available

The City of Des Moines has openings on its Arts Commission (DMAC) with open positions starting January 1, 2014. Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and serve for a 3-year term. The deadline for... [Read more]

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Blood Pudding’ at Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Blood Pudding’ at Beach Park Auditorium

South King County’s funniest live theater group returns from the dead with the Halloween-themed production of ‘Blood Pudding,’ which opened Friday night (Oct. 25) at Beach Park Auditorium. The... [Read more]