DSM 411: June 19th, 2019

This episode discusses things happening around Des Moines in June, 2019. Updates include events at the Des Moines Social Club, a free concert, a do-gooder opportunity, Nitefall on the River, some restaurant updates, Art Week Des Moines, a favorite fair of the summer and new shows at Hoyt Sherman. Check out the list of events below, or subscribe to the podcast following these easy instructions

Family Friendly

Mini Golf at the Social Club
Starting this Friday, June 21st, enjoy an artist-designed miniature golf course, for a limited time at the Des Moines Social Club. Held in their courtyard, this family-friendly accessible course will be available through June 30th. Hours vary by day, but anyone can play for only $5.
Where: Des Moines Social Club
When: June 21st through June 30th
Cost: $5 per player
Link to more information

Free

Summer in the City
The free monthly concert series called Summer in the City is back with their June concert, which will be is held this Saturday, June 22nd at the Drake Park. This second concert in the series will feature the band, Boulevards, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based Funk/R&B/Soul band. The concert is completely free and open to everyone.
Where: Drake Park
When: Saturday, June 22nd, doors at 4:30, music at 5:15pm
Cost: Free
Link to more information

Give Back

2019 Upcycle
There is a park restoration program called Upcycle, that was started in 2014 as a partnership between the Des Moines Parks and Rec, Blank Park Zoo, Trees Forever and Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. This Thursday, June 20th, they will hold the first of four Upcycle events of the summer, where they look for volunteers to remove invasive plant species at Gray’s Lake Park. The plants will then be used to feed certain, appropriate animals at the zoo. The first 30 people to sign up will get a free beer from Confluence. Volunteers must be 14 or older, online pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Where: Gray’s Lake
When: Thursday, June 20th from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Link to registration
Link to more information

Music Scene

Nitefall on the River
Nitefall on the River is the annual summer concert series that brings great acts to the Brenton Skating Plaza. There have already been a couple of shows this season, but a slew of acts are still on the way.
6/25- Lake Street Dive
7/2- Fitz and the Tantrums
7/11- Eli Young Band
8/12- John Bulter Trio
8/23- Pork Tornados & Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
9/18- Greensky Bluegrass

Where: Brenton Skating Plaza
Cost: Range from $20 – $140
Link to more information and tickets

Restaurant Scene

Malo Update
Malo, the Orchestrate Hospitality’s latin cuisine restaurant located in the Des Moines Social Club, has recently undergone a 10-day revamp to their bar and dining area. While they were at it, updates were made to their drink menu, and new additions were made to the food menu including snapper, ceviche, and seared tuna.
Where: 900 Mulberry St
When: Open M-Th 11-10, F-S 11-11, Su 10-10
Link to more information

Des Moines Brewery Coffee Co
Quick update: Des Moines Brewery Coffee Co, located at 300 MLK Dr, opened a drive-through on June 1st.
Where: 300 MLK
When: Su-W 6a-10p, Th-Sa 6a-11p
Link to more information

The Thing You Know About

Art Week
Art Week Des Moines begins this Friday, June 21st, and runs right into next week’s Art Festival. Art Week is a coordinated city-wide event encouraging artists and organizations to come together and highlight existing and new ways to enjoy the arts around Des Moines. There is a long list of art events listed on artweekdesmoines.com, including art shows, art talks, art walks… films, live performances and workshops. There are daily events happening, including that mini golf event I’ve already covered at the Social Club– and the event list is available to peruse using the Sched app, which will help you to easily scan the list of events, and sync them with your calendar.
Where: All around Des Moines
When: June 21st – 28th
Cost: Mostly free, but some events may have an entry fee
Link to more information
Link to Sched for Art Week

The Thing You Don’t Know About

Vintage & Made Fair
Of course you know about this huge indie craft fair. There are more than 100 vendors, with well-curated vintage finds, beautiful and unique handmade items galore– but did you know that the fair has moved this year? It has been in many locations over the years– most recently in Adel at the fairgrounds– but this year’s summer fair has moved to Franklin Junior High, right here in Des Moines. It will be held this Saturday, June 22nd. Doors open at 9am, and it only goes until 4pm. Tickets can be bought ahead of time for $6– they will be $8 at the door.
Where: Franklin Junior High, 4801 Franklin Avenue
When: Saturday, June 22nd, from 9-4
Cost: $6 for pre-sale, $8 at the door, 12 and under free
Link to more information

Looking Ahead

Shows coming to Hoyt Sherman
Two new shows were just announced by Hoyt Sherman:

The current cast members of the improve show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” will be out on tour with a show called: “Whose Live Anyway?” They will make a stop at Hoyt Sherman on Saturday, November 23rd. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am and will range between $35 and $68.

The alternative band, Switchfoot will have a show at Hoyt on Thursday, October 3rd. Tickets for this concert will be on sale next Friday, June 28th, at 10am, and will range between $27 and $61.

Link to more information and tickets

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