Jess' top events Nov. 20-27
Jess' top events Nov. 20-27
Just because it's Thanksgiving weekend doesn't mean it's all turkey and football. Once you're stuffed and the game is over, here's what will keep the family entertained all weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday through Jan. 6: Triple Espresso, a “highly caffeinated comedy,” returns to the Temple Theater for its 10th anniversary season. The show tells the rags-to-riches story of Hugh Butternut, Buzz Maxwell and Bobby Bean, an aspiring comedy trio whose bid for comedic showbiz fame ended in four minutes of failure on national television. Show times vary. Tickets are $27.50-$39.50. Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St. Go to civiccenter.org.
Bucs hockey $1 Miller Lite Night
Wednesday: Gather your friends and family for a Buccaneers hockey game on Thanksgiving eve. It’s Miller Lite Night, with $1.50 Miller Lite beers during the whole game. The Bucs take on the Waterloo Black Hawks at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $11-$20, or reserve a lounge table for $80, which includes four tickets. Buccaneer Arena, 7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale. Go to bucshockey.com.
MCC 44: Thanksgiving Throwdown
Wednesday: The Thanksgiving eve tradition continues, with MCC44: Thanksgiving Throwdown. This year, Chris Mickle and Johnny Case will fight for the title in the lightweight championship, and Timmy Gorman and Tom Ahrens will compete in the featherweight championship. Nine other bouts are on the bill for the event, one of the largest MMA events in central Iowa. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25-$50. Hy-Vee Hall, 730 Third St. Go to midwestcagechampionship.com.
Market Day's Black Friday Sale
Friday: If you would rather give your friends and family handmade items for the holidays, or if you would rather sleep past 4 a.m., or if you would rather spend your money locally, then you should attend Market Day’s Black Friday sale instead of waiting in line to get into a big box store. Market Day’s Black Friday sale will feature more than 50 independent and local vendors selling handmade art and goods, jewelry and crafts, as well as vintage furniture and other fun items. You don’t have to get up early, and you don’t have to pay to attend. The event is from 9a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be hosted at the Des Moines Social Club, 400 Walnut St. Of course, if you really want that generic $3 scarf, this sale isn’t for you. Go to marketdayiowa.com for more info.
Friday and Saturday: Need some comic relief this weekend? Let go of your holiday stress at Comedy XPeriment, the long-form improv show performed by a team that takes skit suggestions from the audience. No two shows are the same, so laugh it up both nights. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10. Stoner Theater at Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St. Go to comedyXP.com.