Saturday, Nov 9 - Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday
Want to enjoy a remarkable weekend filled with art and culture? Take a drive to Perry, Iowa for the 8th annual Art on the Prairie festival. The Festival is a nonprofit event, free to the public and facilitated by a dedicated volunteer team. The festival is located in seven buildings brimming with art, music and poetry, all within walking distance in downtown Perry. Over 100 artists, musicians, poets, authors, and performers will gather to present their work. All participants are from Iowa and display a wealth of different talents and wares. Art on the Prairie is a collaboration of creativity that layers art, music, and words from a foundation of small town community spirit and ingenuity. The unique setting of historical and contemporary buildings encourages people to explore and seek a new experience around every corner. Art on the Prairie hosts artists of a variety of media: pottery, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, letterpress, glass, and more.
A full schedule and detailed information regarding artists, musicians, youth activities, speakers, and performers are available at www.artontheprairie.org.
Grieg’s brilliant, majestic Piano Concerto is one of the best-loved and most-performed pieces in the piano repertoire. Hear it played to lyrical perfection by Jon Kimura Parker, plus – experience Dvorak’s sublime Eighth Symphony, the bucolic masterpiece written by Iowa’s favorite Czech composer after his summer in Spillville. But first, Michael Torke’s Javelin will thrill you with its shimmering, joyful celebration of the Olympic spirit.
Saturday, November 9 @ 7:30pm; Sunday, November 10 @ 2:30pm
West Des Moines
Most businesses intend to enter a new market with a bang. When The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant arrive in a city, however, the sound heard was uproarious laughter. Co-Founders Mitch Kutash and Gerald Kubach opened the first Funny Bone in Pittsburgh, PA after Gerald became enthralled with a comedy show. Years later, The Funny Bone has invaded over 25 markets and is still expanding today
The Funny Bone, has been bringing nationally-recognized humorists to these clubs for over 30 years. Such superstars as Jerry Seinfeld, Rosanne Barr, Tim Allen, Drew Carey, Jim Breuer, Kathleen Madigan, John Pinette, DL Hughley, Gabriel Iglesias, Josh Blue, Ellen Degeneres and Dave Chappelle have dazzled crowds with their comedic genius. The Funny Bone also continues providing the freshest up-and-coming comedians, as well as developing local talent.
The Funny Bone is a recognized pioneer in accommodating diverse community needs. From hosting numerous charitable functions, to being the gathering place for various corporate outings and meetings, to holding children's comedy and magic shows, The Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant has etched a permanent mark in comedic history.