DSM 411: Mar 15-21 2019

It’s the month of shamrocks, basketball and (hopefully) Spring! Here are a few things happening around Des Moines over the coming week:

Family Friendly

Underneath a Magical Moon
Where: Temple Theater
When: Saturday, March 16th at 11am (sensory-friendly) and 1pm
Cost: $12 per ticket
Link to more information and tickets


Entirely Kids Day: All About Animals
Where: Des Moines Art Center
When: Saturday, March 16th from 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free
Link to more information

BINGO at the Brewery
Where: PEACE Tree Brewery
When: Tuesday, March 19th from 7-9pm
Cost: Free to play
Link for more information


Iowa Wolves – Last Home Game of the Season
Where: Wells Fargo Arena
When: Saturday, March 16th at 7pm vs. Wisconsin
Cost: $18 – $36
Link for more information and to buy tickets

Looking Ahead: Only 4 weeks to the Iowa Cubs opener on April 9th!

Get Active

Iowa Runs: St. Paddy’s Half Marathon & 5K
Where: Iowa State Capitol
When: Saturday, March 16th at 8:30am
Half marathon: $75 thru 3/13, $85 after
5K: $38 thru 3/13, $50 after
Link for more information and to register

Restaurant Scene

Vegan Restaurant Tour
Over a span of six weeks, 18 Des Moines restaurants will offer vegan menu in addition to their regular menu.
When: Tuesday, March 19th thru Thursday, April 25th
Link to more information

Music Scene

Water Works Park Amphitheater
A brand-new outdoor venue for the Des Moines music scene — keep an eye on this location for more shows to be added this summer.
Where: Water Works Park
Shows booked so far:
Monday, July 15th — The Struts $25 – $30
Thursday, August 15th — Ben Folds $35 – $279
Link to an overview in the Register
Link to buy tickets for either show

The Thing You Probably Know About

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Organized by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Central Iowa
Where: Downtown Des Moines, north on 15th Street, and east on Grand
When: Saturday, March 16th at 12pm
Cost: Free
Link to more information on their facebook page

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Party
Hosted by the Iowa Craft Beer Tent
Where: Cowles Commons
When: Saturday, March 16th from 10am – 10pm
Sunday, March 17th from 10am -10pm
Cost: Free to attend
Link to more information

The Thing You Probably Don’t Know About

Green Drinks DSM
As monthly networking event for professionals interested in environmental and social issues. This month’s event covers two topics: Rain Barrels, and Fund the Trust
Where: Peace Tree Brewery
When: Thursday, March 21st from 6:30 – 8:30pm
Cost: Free
Link to more information

Bonus: If you’re interested in rain barrels, there is a Rain Barrel Workshop hosted by Des Moines Parks and Recreation on Saturday, March 23rd at 10am. Make your own rain barrel to take home! $50 Link to more information

Looking Ahead

Hoops and Hops
The Iowa Craft Beer Tent will host the best hospitality event in downtown for March Madness. Head to Cowles Commons for heated tents, huge TVs, beer, food trucks and other fun diversions between games.
Where: Cowles Commons
When: Thursday March 21st, Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd
Cost: Free to attend
Link to more information

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