Jess' top events Sept. 5-11
Jess' top events Sept. 5-11
Looking for something to do this weekend? Get off the couch and check out these events!
Civic Music Association kick off
Wednesday: The Civic Music Association will kick off its 2012-2013 season with a party at Jasper Winery. The Belin Quartet and the Steve Charlson Trio will perform during the event. 5-7 p.m. Free. Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway. Go to civicmusic.org.
Friday: The Concours d’Elegance weekend at Salisbury House and Gardens kicks off Friday with The Gatsby Gala, a Prohibition-themed party with food and beverages, jazz music and dancing. Roaring ‘20s-themed attire is highly encouraged for the event, which raises funds for the Salisbury House Foundation, and pays homage to the era in which the house was built (1923-1928). 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $160 per adult or $95 for young professionals. Make a weekend out of it and return Saturday for the 6th annual Heartland Driving Tour (a scenic tour featuring a collection of classic cars), and Sunday for the Concours d’Elegance (a celebration of rare and collectible automobiles and vintage motorcycles). Salisbury House and Gardens, 4025 Tonawanda Drive. Go to salisburyhouse.org for more info on all events.
Saturday: How do you like these apples? Living History Farms will celebrate nature’s star of the fall — the crunchy, tart, sweet apple — with Applefest, a day of all things inspired by the fruit. Food, activities for kids, games and crafts, and more will provide fun for families from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Iowa Orchard will have a market of pies, apples and other goodies available for purchase. $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for seniors and military, $7 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and under. Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale. Go to lhf.org.
Salsa Des Moines Anniversary Party
Saturday: Celebrate the movers and shakers in the city at Salsa Des Moines’ third anniversary party. The group, which has contributed lessons, events and more to the scene, will celebrate with an evening of Latin music and dance, which will kick off with an hour of free introductory salsa dance lessons (8-9 p.m.), followed by salsa, bachata, cha cha and merengue music. It will also have a performance by the Latin Motion Dance Company of Manhattan, Kan. (9-10 p.m.), and will finish with live music by the Salsa Vibe Orchestra. Cocktail attire required — no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers. 8 p.m. $15. Des Moines Embassy Club, 666 Grand Ave.
Tuesday: “Vulgar, opinionated and brutally honest” — that’s how critics have described comedian Doug Stanhope, who will perform his standup at the Vaudeville Mews tonight. He has hosted “The Man Show” on Comedy Central and “Girls Gone Wild.” He’s appeared on “The Howard Stern Show,” “Comedy Central Presents,” “Premium Blend” and many other shows. See him in his crude and perverted glory. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. $20. Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St.
Go to vaudevillemews.com.