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Events in the Area - 2015


Art on the Prairie, Perry, Iowa

Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 - Sunday, Nov 15, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday;  10 a.m. - 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


Des Moines Performing Arts - Civic Center

November 10, 2015, Tuesday
7:30 pm

Admission: TBD

Pilobolus—named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy and strength—is a dance company founded by a group of Dartmouth College students in 1971. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world man.

Click on this link to the show's website.

PJ Walsh at the Funny Bones Comedy Club

West Des Moines
Nov 4, 2015 - Nov 7, 2015

PJ Walsh’s comedy has carried him around the globe, from the Olympic Games, to overseas tours for troops in countries including Iraq and Afghanistan. His one-man show “OVER THERE: Comedy Is His Best Weapon” was called “Fantastic, heartfelt & hilarious” by and won “Best” at Hollywood and San Francisco Fringe Festivals!

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

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