June 9-11, 2017, annual Pride celebration in East Village, with street party shows, community exhibitors and musical performances - on E 5th from E Locust to E Grand Avenue and on Grand Avenue from E 5th to E 4th. The parade typically comes down from the State Capital by way of E Locust, and end at Robert D Ray Road. See website for updates:
June 9, 2017, 6pm-midnight at The Blazing Saddle. Kick-off Capital City Pride at this annual Capital City Pride fundraiser event. Besides a frosty beverage, what goes great with grilling? Cigars! Join the Titans of the Midwest for burgers, hotdogs, chips, beverages. 10% discount for all active-member Titans; volunteers eat free.
June 10, 2017, noon - 4pm at The Blazing Saddle. Noon Food Play. 1pm Why are you Kinky? panel discussion. 2pm Flogs, Paddles, and Whips, Oh My! 3pm Kink on a budget - how to have a kinky bdsm scene using everyday items found at any dollar store.
October 13-15, 2017. Enjoy kinks, drinks and sexy Midwestern leatherfolk Friday at The Garden. Saturday Mr and Ms Iowa Leather contests at Wooly's, Victory Brunch and more events details at their website. Host hotel: Des Moines Marriott Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines
October 20-22, 2017 at Hoyt Sherman Place - A Triple Bill - three short ballets/ one spectacular evening; Dec 8-10 at Hoyt Sherman Place - The Nutcracker - the cornerstone of ballet companies everywhere; Mar 31, 2018 at the Des Moines Civic Center - Cinderella - to feature Ballet Des Moines’ professional and pre-professional dancers, plus hundreds of local student dancers.
May 5, 2018, 7:30pm, at Des Moines Civic Center. Celebrating and exploring Latino cultures through innovative productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement. World-class, multifaceted performances have featured works by Nacho Duato, Cayetano Soto and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, plus live music collaborations with artists such as Paquito D’Rivera and Ruben Blades.