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Iowa VS Iowa State Tailgate Party + Bear Meeting

September 9-10, 2017, SATURDAY 11:30am - 5pm at Garden. 7 viewing screens, outdoor games, patio open; Beer Bust/ $10/glass. Free Potluck + appetizers. NO COVER until 8pm. SUNDAY 11am Bear Meeting at Des Moines Pride Center, 1620 Pleasant St. No bear brunch this month, but golf outing the following weekend.

www.facebook.com/CapitalBears
The 27th Annual
Iowa Leather Weekend 2017

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

www.iowaleatherweekend.com
IOWA LEATHER WEEKEND
Bearracuda

October 14, 2017 from 10pm at Garden Nightclub, 112 SE 4th St, Desmoines. Dance party for bears, cubs, otters, and friends - w/ DJ RYAN JONES (Los Angeles). $10, or free with IOWA LEATHER WEEKEND package.

bearracuda.com/des-moines
2017-2108 - Their sixth season
Ballet 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.

www.balletdesmoines.org/currentseason
Led by award-winning Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro
Ballet Hispánico

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.

www.desmoinesperformingarts.org/events/the-dance-series/632-ballet-hispnico
Iowa PrideFest - "From Silence to Celebration"
Capital City Pride Fest 2018

June 8-10, 2018 (TBC), 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:

www.capitalcitypride.org