Jess' top events Oct. 11-17
Jess' top events Oct. 11-17
An array of events are taking place this week, from Planned Parenthood's annual book sale to a zombie walk in the East Village. Here are the details:
Out Your Artist
Thursday: Modeled after National Coming Out Day (observed every year on Oct. 11), Out Your Artist is an event created by Des Moines Social Club, Salisbury House and Gardens, and Central Iowa Shelter and Services, for those who are ready to take the leap from “closeted artist” to “outed artist.” Meet 20 local artists who will present their work in a public setting for the first time. Since they haven’t “outed” themselves yet, neither will we, but we will divulge that there will also be a few celebrity guests present. Guests will be able to take self-guided tours of the Salisbury House during the event, which also will include live performances and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30-8 p.m. $20.
Thursday: Grammy- winning singer Norah Jones returns to the Civic Center stage this week following the release of her fifth studio album, “Little Broken Hearts.” She performed the album at SXSW in its entirety earlier this year. It’s a slightly different sound than her previous albums, but American Songwriter calls it the “most dramatic and rewarding departure she’s made in her career.” 8 p.m. Tickets are $52-$63.50. Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St. Go to civiccenter.org.
Planned Parenthood Book Sale
Thursday through Monday: It’s that time again — time to stock up on CDs, DVDs, puzzles, posters, games and, oh yes, books. Thousands of books. More than 600,000, in fact, from collectibles to new releases and best-sellers, at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s biannual book sale. Sale hours are 4-10 p.m. Thursday,
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Admission is $10 on opening night (Thursday) only; all other days are free. Held in the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street and East University Avenue. Go to plannedparenthood.org/heartland/booksale for more info.
Saturday: “Politically Incorrect” and “Real Time” television host Bill Maher will grace the Civic Center stage this weekend for an evening of politically charged comedy. With the election in just a few short weeks, we’re sure he’ll have plenty to talk about. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $57-$82. Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut St. Go to civiccenter.org.
Zombie Walk and after party
Saturday: The East Village and downtown will experience its own “Night of the Living Dead” this weekend, during the fourth annual Des Moines Zombie Walk. The daylong event kicks off at 10 a.m. with gory makeup services, vendors, games, live music, food and drinks. The walk starts at 5:30 p.m. It begins at Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, 300 E. Grand Ave., and heads west on Grand Avenue to East Third Street, south on Third Street to Walnut Street, west on Walnut, south on Fourth, east on Court and north on East Fourth, ending up back at Zombie Burger. After the walk,
Sub Sonic Social will host an after party at People’s Court, 216 Court Ave., third floor, with dance music and a costume contest. The party starts at 9 p.m. Walk registration is $5, or $25 for a T-shirt, wristband and tote bag, or $35 for the T-shirt, wristband and tote, plus after party admission and a drink ticket. After-party admission only is $10. Bring a donation for Central Iowa Shelter and Services and walk for free. A list of items, and more info, is available at desmoineszombiewalk.com.
Have a great week!