Jess' top events August 21-28
Jess' top events August 21-28
Bored? You won't be after reading this list of events. Here's a small sampling of all the fun things to do in the Des Moines area this week, from music to art to fundraisers.
Wednesday: Music legend and cultural icon Bob Dylan will blow into Wells Fargo Arena (like a hurricane) for a mid-week show. Dylan’s new album, “Tempest,” comes out Sept. 11, so expect to hear a few (or perhaps, all) of the 10 new songs on the album. Of course, you’ll go on a trip down memory lane, too — previous concerts this summer have featured old faves like “All Along the Watchtower” and “Like A Rolling Stone.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50 at dahlstickets.com. Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St.
Thursday: The second RAW: Natural Born Artists event, “Radiate,” will feature local, hand-selected artists in fashion, hair, makeup, visual art, music, photography and more. The goal is to provide up-and-coming artists with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. Guests get an evening full of amazing beauty, film, music, art and more. Cocktail attire. 8p.m.- midnight. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust Ave. Go to rawartists .org/desmoines/radiate.
Science Center's annual Fundraising Event and Live Auction
Friday: The Science Center of Iowa’s 14th annual Fundraising Event & Live Auction will feature live and silent auctions, food, cocktails and live music to celebrate the Center’s commitment to informal learning. Auctions will feature several packages, which will include original artwork from Iowa artists, a trip for two to the Hamptons, a John Deere riding lawn mower, LASIK eye surgery and more. 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person or $50 for young professionals 30 and under. Science Center of Iowa, 401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. Go to sciowa.org.
Saturday: The third annual Altoona Palooza will feature car and motorcycle shows, mud volleyball, softball tournaments, bingo, live music, a wine and beer garden, food and other vendors. Bring your game face, and chairs and blankets if you want, and spend the day in Altoona with sports and entertainment. Live music will be performed by Jordan Beem (4-5:45 p.m.), Decoy (6:15-8:15 p.m.) and The Nadas (8:45-11:45 p.m.). 7 a.m.-midnight. Admission is free. Sam Wise Sports Complex, Eighth Avenue Southeast, Altoona. Go to altoonapalooza.com.
Saturday and Sunday: Comedian D.L. Hughley will bring his stand-up routine to the Funny Bone this weekend. Hughley gained his popularity after moving to prime time television with his sitcom “The Hughleys” from 1998-2002, which was based on his experiences moving from the inner city to the ‘burbs. Since then he’s starred on several shows and comedy hours, including BET’s “Comic View,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and CBS’ “Double Rush.” 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. only Sunday. Tickets are $25. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 560 S. Prairie View Drive, West Des Moines. Go to funnybonedm.com