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Events in the Area - 2013


Art on the Prairie, Perry, Iowa

Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 - Sunday, Nov 10, 2013
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday;  Noon - 4 p.m. on Sunday
Admission: Free

Want to enjoy a remarkable weekend filled with art and culture? Take a drive to Perry, Iowa for the 4th 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.  Over 70 hours of live acoustic unplugged music will fill our venues for the two day event.

A full schedule and detailed information regarding artists, musicians, youth activities, speakers, and performers are available at


Wicked at Des Moines Performing Arts - Civic Center

Oct 30–Nov 10, 2013
Various times

Admission: depends on date and time

WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.  Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon”
by Variety, WICKED is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman.

John Morgan at the Funny Bones Comedy Club

West Des Moines
Nov 6, 2013 - Nov 9, 2013

Got a question? Problem? Need advice? The "Ragin'' Cajun" is here to help! Get your head out of the dark and help yourself with John Morgan''s Comedy Therapy. WAY cheaper than a shrink and definitely more affordable than an attorney!

Other Des Moines Area Events

Stage West Theatre Company
Olsen-Larsen Art Gallery Exhibit
Sunday Tunes @ Summerset Winery
Swing Dancing
West Des Moines Funny Bone Comedy Club



Prairie Meadows Casino
Iowa State Capitol
Science Center of Iowa
State Historical Museum
Jordan Creek Town Center

Other Attractions like these may be found at:

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