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Social Club awarded Bravo Greater Des Moines grant funding!

The Des Moines Social Club is pleased to announce that it is a recipient of…

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Interns Try: Cooking with Cass: Intro to Sushi

Hi! My Name is... Anna, I am the Fall 2017 event and venue intern with…

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2nd Annual Des Moines Jazz Festival

The Des Moines Social Club (DMSC) and Civic Music Association (CMA) will present The 2nd…

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Staff Spotlight: Heather Matson

Heather Matson joined the DMSC team this winter and has been an asset ever since!…

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5 Ways to get Involved in the Des Moines Arts Scene this June

June's arts lineup at DMSC is incredible. We'll look back at some of Des Moines'…

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Artist Spotlight: Laura Ernst

Defying gravity isn’t easy, but if you were to watch Laura Ernst perform you would…

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BASH: Garden Edition FAQ!

Frequently Asked Questions   1. When and Where? The Des Moines Social Club's Annual New…

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BASH Band Bio: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    We're very excited to welcome Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to their second NYE BASH!…

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BASH Band Bio: The Maytags

Gaining in popularity over the years, especially since the release of their newest album, The…

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BASH Band Bio: Grand Ave Ruckus

Grand Ave Ruckus is a new brass band featuring local Des Moines musicians. The nonet…

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Interns Try: Beginning Aerial

Hello all! My name is Alicia and I am a marketing intern at the Des Moines…

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Interns Try: Book & Cook Julie & Julia with Chef Cher

  Bonjour! My name is...   Allie and I am the Viaduct Gallery Management Intern…

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Community Spotlight: Dang Felton

If you have ever been to DMSC then you are well aware that it is…

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The Last-Ever Mickey’s Picks!

A note from the Programming desk. Friends -  I am sending this email with an…

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Decadent Desserts at the Social Club

I was invited to take a cooking class at the social club. As an intern,…

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A Quick Guide to Des Moines on September 24th

There is always stuff happening in Des Moines, but this weekend is exceptionally busy! With…

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World Food and Music Week 2016

As a run-up to the annual World Food & Music Festival, the Des Moines Social Club is…

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Show preview: DMSC Presents: Fendika

Guest Post by: Casey Erixon There’s an argument to be made that you should go to…

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Show Preview: World Food & Music Week: The Dhol Foundation (DJ Set)

Guest Post by: Christopher Ford christophertheconquered.com Well, I love this. The Dhol Foundation makes truly modern,…

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The Des Moines Jazz Festival FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cloris Awards 2016 Winner’s List

The Des Moines Social Club was happy to partner with the Des Moines theater community…

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Mickey’s Picks: August / September

A note from the Programming desk: Hello everyone - Mickey here. As Program Director at…

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The Soapbox Vol. 2 // Madeleine Russell

THE SOAPBOX: a new series highlighting local or touring artists. We chat about things like art, inspiration,…

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The Soapbox Vol. 1 // Ross Clark

THE SOAPBOX: a new series highlighting local or touring artists. We chat about really important things like…

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DMSC Presents: Fall / Winter 2016 + the first ever DES MOINES JAZZ FESTIVAL

DMSC Presents: Fall / Winter 2016 For our DMSC PRESENTS music series, we have curated an exciting line-up of culturally and musically…

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Meet Summer 2016 The Interns!

MacKenzie Sellnau Mac is the photography and production intern at DMSC. She is from Cedar…

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FLASH SALE!

Discounted Bash tickets available for 24 hours! General Admission, $30 $20 VIP, $100, $85 BUY…

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DMSC meets DSMGG

There has been a stirring, or some might even call it an uprising, in the…

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Des Moines Social Club: Ready for Next Chapter

The Des Moines Social Club announces its search for a new Executive Director to help…

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48-Hour Plein Aire Painting Festival

DMSC is hosting the first plein aire painting festival in Des Moines! In case you…

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Station 1 Records Launches in Des Moines

The Des Moines Social Club announces the launch of Station 1 Records, a non-profit record…

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The Mixies

“ 2015 Juice Mixie Awards Party Juice Magazine will host its 6th annual Mixie awards…

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Des Moines Social Club’s Culinary Loft Announces Spring/Summer Classes

Prepare your appetite – Des Moines Social Club has officially announced the opening of its…

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Summer Camps Announced

The Des Moines Social Club has quite the show planned for your youngsters this summer.…

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New Classes Set to Begin

A bunch of new classes are set to begin soon! Don't miss out! View all our…

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Hearts Against Humanity

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR 2016? CLICK HERE!

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Win the Best NYE VIP Experience of Your Freakin’ Life

Win the NYE VIP Experience  - Free upgrade for VIP passes for two with exclusive…

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NEW: The Shop

Drum roll... we just added a super cool mini-shop at the Social Club! It's still…

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Des Moines Social Club Announces Full Lineup for Bash to the Future, Presented by Kum & Go, NYE at the Firehouse

Des Moines Social Club’s Bash to the Future, presented by Kum & Go, releases the…

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December Happenings at Des Moines Social Club

Here’s a snapshot of everything happening at the DMSC this month. Be sure to keep…

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November Happenings at the DMSC

Here's a snapshot of everything happening at the DMSC this month. Be sure to keep…

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to Headline Bash to the Future

Jump in the Firehouse time machine and travel with us at Bash to the Future,…

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Des Moines Social Club T-Shirt Design Contest

You DESIGN Here. We’re having a design contest for the new official 2015 Des Moines…

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Coming up in October

Mark your calendars! Here's what we have going on in October. FEATURED The Basement Launch…

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New Show: Stuck in the Middle with Dave Price

The Des Moines Social Club announces the new monthly program, Stuck in the Middle with…

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Announcing the Instagrammies

Hey, grammers. It's time to get more than just likes for your awesome shots. The…

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The Basement: Coming 10/1/14

Our basement bar is undergoing some major renovations and will relaunch as The Basement (creative…

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Announcing the 2014-2015 Kum & Go Theater Season

The Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater (901 Cherry Street, Des Moines) is…

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It’s September!

While we are kinda bummed summer is ending, fall in Des Moines is pretty rad.…

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Coming up at the DMSC in August

Here's a rundown of everything we have going on this month. It's going to be…

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Announcing our Fall/Winter Class Schedule

With our brand new space we are able to offer a wide variety classes spanning…

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World Cup Viewing Party

Watch the World Cup Final at the Des Moines Social Club! We'll have a huge…

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Joshua Coburn book signing and talk–Barnes and Noble

Thursday, July 22–7pm Barnes and Noble University Avenue, Des Moines, IA   Author and youth…

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80/35 After Party

Friday, July 4 Doors at 9:30pm Des Moines Social Club Basement Bar Richie Daggers at…

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Coming up at the DMSC in July

Things are heating up at the Des Moines Social Club this summer! From live music…

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Call to artists! “Drive”

Viaduct Gallery, within the Des Moines Social Club, is seeking artist submissions for a group…

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Fences, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by August Wilson, June 19-29

The Des Moines Social Club, presents Fences written by August Wilson and directed by Ken-Matt…

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Upcoming Programming May/June

The Des Moines Social Club is officially open! After more than 4,000 people attended the…

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Grand Opening Party Details

Come See Des Moines Change this Saturday. Des Moines Social Club Grand Opening Party Saturday,…

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You ___ Here. #video

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You THEATER Here.

This week we continue our series of blog posts about each of the arts disciplines…

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Food for Thought – May 2

You’re invited to Food for Thought, an unveiling celebration to benefit the new Des Moines…

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You FILM Here.

We continue our series of blog posts about each of the arts disciplines that will…

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You MUSIC Here.

We continue our series of blog posts about each of the arts disciplines that will…

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You ART Here.

Starting this week, we will posting a series of blog posts about each of the…

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Grand Opening Party – May 10

Come See Des Moines Change. We’ve been waiting seven years for this moment! The Des…

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April 2014 Programming

Our new headquarters at the downtown Firehouse is full of activity as programming continues to…

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Des Moines Social Club – Classes for Kids and Teens

We work to provide creative learning opportunities for all ages! Check out our upcoming classes…

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Viaduct Gallery Opening – Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the opening of Interface, our inaugural exhibition…

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Spring and Summer Classes Announced

We are pretty excited to announce a wide variety of innovative classes spanning all arts…

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Viaduct Gallery Set to Open 3/14

The Des Moines Social Club’s Viaduct Gallery at the Firehouse will be inaugurated with an…

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Our Viaduct Gallery Launches with Inaugural Exhibition and PedalArt, Call for Artists

Our Viaduct Gallery at the Firehouse will officially open on March 14, 2014, with our…

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Classes Set to Begin at the Firehouse in February, Registration Now Open

As we continue renovations at the firehouse, the classrooms in the main building of the space…

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Firehouse News: Bar – Culinary School – Recording Studio

It's been a fun ride releasing all our programming info. I'm actually a little sad…

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Des Moines Social Club Hires Chief Operating Officer, Cyndi Pederson

The Des Moines Social Club (DMSC) is pleased to announce that Cyndi Pederson has joined…

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Firehouse Updates: Office Space and Classroom & Gallery Programming

We're getting SO close to seeing these come to life within the spaces of the…

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Courtyard, theater & new 2014 programming announcements

We're not out of great news yet ... in fact, we're just getting started. Here…

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New Firehouse and Programming Announcements

I've got a ton of amazing new things to share today! It'll start to give…

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Announcing the Des Moines Social Club 2014 Programming Lineup

Renovations on our new home at the downtown firehouse are nearly complete! In the meantime,…

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Leave your mark on the firehouse.

The firehouse belongs to each of you, so we've created a way to personalize your…

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What do you think?

We've received hundreds of ideas from you over the last few months for what should…

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Fireball preview: Pyrotechniq

Fireball, the wondrous fire spectacular, is nearly here. Liz from Pyrotechniq gives DMSC a sneak…

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Fireball preview: The Envy Corps

Fireball is nearly upon us. See what Brandon Darner of The Envy Corps has to say…

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Alert: 48-Hour Fire Sale

Don't miss our biggest party of the summer! Get $10 Fireball tickets with discount code FIREFIREFIRE at midwestix.com. Fireball with…

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Fireball preview: The Olympics

Are you getting excited for Fireball? We sure are! It's going to be the biggest…

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Playlist: Rex Manning Day Part Deux

Pull out your flannel t-shirt and Saved By The Bell sweats for Rex Manning Day…

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Fire + Music + DSM = Fireball.

Fireball is back in a big way. It's the ball of all balls. This year…

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Give your kids the best summer ever!

Your kids want to play. They want to express themselves through movement and action and…

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A word from your directors of bash: latterday plays

Our production of Neil LaBute's bash: latterday plays features three one act plays — each…

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Introducing Artquake

Art. Music. Illumination. Party. For one night, DMSC will transform the courtyard of their new…

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This weekend only: She Is King

"Forty years after the tennis star Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the so-called…

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This weekend: PedalArt 2013 Opening Reception!

The PedalArt Poster Show returns to the Des Moines Social Club, May 31 - June…

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Family fun on the forecast for this weekend: 13 The Broadway Musical!

You know the classic 'new kid on the playground' story... when his parents get divorced…

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Announcing bash: latterday plays, June 13-23

The DMSC Theater Co. announces the presentation of bash: latterday plays by Neil LaBute, a collection of…

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The Focus on Art in Des Moines.

There is a grassroots arts movement in Des Moines and people are starting to take…

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Get ready to laugh every Monday night!

Come LOL with us. Anything Improv and Des Moines Social Club are teaming up for…

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New DMSC Artist Database

Create your artist profile today on our website. Acting, Writing, Directing, Design, Dance, Mixed Media, Motion…

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Des Moines Social Club Launches New Classes for Adults and Kids in Preparation for the Firehouse

As we begin construction on the firehouse, programming is gearing up to prepare for all…

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Friends, we have launched.

Friends, we have launched. Those were the last slides down the Fire Pole. The last…

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Des Moines Social Club: April Events

Well, we sure do have an exciting lineup of events in April, including the first…

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New Season of Story Mob Begins on April 9

Get ready for a new season of Story Mob, a quarterly storytelling event presented by…

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My artwork

I spend a great deal of time promoting other people's art - and I am…

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Meet the Cast: The Bald Soprano/The Dumb Waiter

We are thrilled to feature our stunning cast and crew for The Bald Soprano and…

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Come unlock the madness that is about to begin

We have keys. That means many things. Keys to the building, for sure, but we…

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New rendering photos of the firehouse

We're excited to share these new rendering photos of the firehouse with all of you!…

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Welcome Our New Events Manager

We’re excited to announce that Mickey Davis has joined the Des Moines Social Club team…

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Des Moines Social Club: March Events

This March we'll present two one-act plays performed in tandem for The Bald Soprano/The Dumb…

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DMSC Theater Co. presents The Bald Soprano/The Dumb Waiter, March 21-31

Announcing the presentation of The Bald Soprano and The Dumb Waiter, March 21-31 at the…

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Des Moines Social Club Announces Girls Rock! Des Moines

The Des Moines Social Club announces Girls Rock! Des Moines (GR!DSM), a two-week summer day camp…

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Announcing our first event at the firehouse – April 4, 2013

We are excited to announce Food for Thought, the first event at our new home…

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Ballet Des Moines to perform at Dance Baby Dance on March 16

We're excited to announce that Ballet Des Moines will perform at Dance Baby Dance on…

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Q&A with Matt McIver, Director of The Last Five Years

Q: Why a musical? Why The Last Five Years? A: We wanted to do a…

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Des Moines Social Club, February Events

This February we feature our first ever musical, a burlesque show, and much more. Learn…

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Call for Creatives: Opportunities for Artists, Writers, Photographers, Musicians and More

The Des Moines Social Club is an incubator for creatives. We are continually working with…

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Call for Artists: PedalArt Des Moines

Call For Artists PedalArt Des Moines 2013 Submission Deadline: Saturday, February 23, 2013 WHAT: PedalArt…

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DMSC Theater Co. Presents The Last Five Years, Feb. 7-17

We're excited to announce our first musical production, The Last Five Years by Tony-Award winning composer, Jason…

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Des Moines Social Club, January Events

This January the Des Moines Social Club features programming for all ages, including art showcases…

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The Modern Dickens Project Re-Launches at the Des Moines Social Club

The Modern Dickens Project is back as part of the Des Moines Social Club. After…

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It’s been a memorable year, Des Moines!

What a year 2012 has been! I wanted to take a moment and review some…

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Des Moines Social Club Arts Catalyst Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS  The Arts Catalyst Awards, a program of Des Moines Social Club, recognizes…

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Message for you

message for you turns the Des Moines Social Club into a downtown drop box. Purchase…

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Des Moines Social Club Announces 2012-2013 Theater Season

The Des Moines Social Club and Locust Productions announce the 2012-2013 theater season featuring three…

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Zack and Matt Birthday Brunch at Americana to Benefit DMSC

Birthday Brunch! Come party with us! Americana is featuring Des Moines Social Club for their…

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Out Your Artist – October 11

An Artistic Coming Out Party  Presented in collaboration by Des Moines Social Club Salisbury House…

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Gear up for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents

The 2012 NFL Season is underway and everyone is excited.  But this year many fans…

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DMSC Board Profile: Justin Lossner

We want you to meet DSMC board member, Justin Lossner. Get to know him! Name:…

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DMSC Board Profile: Jami Graves

Say hello to Jami! Name: Jami Graves Employer: The Integer Group Job Title: Senior Account…

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Fireball is here!

Des Moines is ablaze with all the Fireball buzz. A blend of art, pyrotechnics, theater,…

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DMSC Board Profile: Adam Holt

Give a big high five to Des Moines Social Club board member, Adam Holt. Name:…

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7 reasons you can’t miss the heat at Fireball!

In honor of the Mars Curiosity 7 minutes of terror, here are 7 reasons you can't miss…

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Kevin “The Fire” Burns: The Interview

Tonight at the Midwest Cage Championship, Kevin "The Fire" Burns will take on Mason Temiquel. With…

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Mixed Martial Artists and the DMSC both add adrenaline-fueled events to the Summer of Fire.

The Des Moines Social Club and the Midwest Cage Championships (MCC) are both dedicated to…

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DMSC Board Profile: David Nelmark

Get to know one DMSC board member, David Nelmark! Name: David Nelmark Employer: Belin McCormick…

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48 Hour Film Project: Screenings on August 1 & 2

The Des Moines Social Club is proud to sponsor the 48 Hour Film Project Des Moines 2012. This…

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Des Moines Social Club Artist Profile: Ben Gran, Comedian

The Des Moines Social Club presents concerts, theatrical productions and shows featuring homegrown talent from Des…

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Announcing… Fireball!

Sound the alarms and consider this your official invitation for Fireball on August 16 and…

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DMSC Board Profile: Chad Cox

Take a minute and get to know DMSC board member, Chad Cox.  Name: Chad Cox…

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DMSC Board Member Profile: Pete Jones

Consider this a virtual handshake with DMSC board member, Pete Jones! Name: Pete Jones Employer:…

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Des Moines Social Club finds permanent home; hires managing director

The City of Des Moines has awarded Firehouse #1 to the Des Moines Social Club.…

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What People Are Saying About The Firehouse

We haven't been shy about the fact that we want the Firehouse to be the…

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Max Wellman’s “Home for the Holidays” Concert Series receives support from Arts Midwest

Max Wellman’s “Home for the Holidays” Concert Series, Masterclass receives support from Arts Midwest. Des Moines…

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Des Moines Social Club’s All-Metro student performance showcases young Des Moines talent

The boldest and brightest high schoolers of Des Moines’ theatre community are stepping out to…

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Finding one’s permanent home… with the DMSC.

Like most residents of Des Moines, I was familiar with the Social Club for a while…

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Thanks for sounding your sirens!

It's time to act! Please show your support for the Des Moines Social Club to…

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Sound your Sirens – I need your help

5 years ago I left NYC to find the right city to open the then…

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MethLab tells an uniquely “Iowa” story while exploring a serious epidemic

When we started the DMSC, I knew one commitment we would make would be to…

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Make a pledge to give the Des Moines Social Club a space to call home

A space for drama. A space for community. A space for art. A space for…

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The Write Stuff – Thursday, June 7

So, you think you have the chops to be a killer play-write author, but want…

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Sneak peek of tonight’s Sensory Overload!

We're all set for tonight's Sensory Overload! This one-night only event will feature unique installations,…

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Auditions for MethLab – Sunday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 8

Welcome back, true believers. We're really excited about the next Locust Productions show. LP is…

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Welcome to Bike Month, true believers!

We're really excited to be partnering again with the Des Moines Bicycle Collective on a…

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We be bloggin…

Welcome, true believers, to the inaugural post of the new DMSC blog. One more way…

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