30997
Jan 23
Jan 23
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-01-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-01-23/ical/

Cost // $80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Zills will be required by the 4th week of class. More info on the first day!
Registration Deadline// January 8th (Full Session)

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31088
Jan 23
Jan 23
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lunches-that-dont-suck/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lunches-that-dont-suck/ical/


Cost// $45
Date// January 23rd
Registration Deadline// January 21st

Menu:
– parmesan crusted salmon
– ramen cabbage salad
– sweet potato fries
– pizza crust
– runza (traditional cabbage onion and ground beef dish) 

This class is an interactive experience that will teach you how to make 5 different work lunches that don’t suck. We will make the foods, then eat them! Come hungry, this will be a full meal. 

About the Artist: Natalie gets a little too excited about vegetables, but it hasn’t always been that way. After a childhood of eating very few vegetables, she gave up meat at 18 and suddenly had to learn how to cook (and like) them. Through a lot of trial and error, she taught herself to cook healthy food on a college budget, and has since cooked extensively with vegetables and learned how to make them delicious. Instead of worrying about fad diets or constantly changing health advice, Natalie’s approach teaches you how to add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet. Her classes will help you be the person you believed you were when you bought all that produce.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31006
Jan 23
Jan 23
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-01-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-01-23/ical/

Cost//$80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Students will need a set of zills for class.
Registration Deadline // January 8th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31234
Jan 24
Jan 24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-insects-feat-chef-cass-and-entune/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-insects-feat-chef-cass-and-entune/ical/

 

Cost// $50
Date// January 24th
Registration Deadline// January 22nd

Menu:
– Kentucky Fried Crickets
– A-Mealy Spring Rolls
– Cricket Pate
-Caramelized Mealworms w/ Cricket Granola over Ice Cream

Learn what insects really taste like and how they can benefit you and the environment simultaneously. We will learn how to use products ranging from flour to whole insects to create memorable and palatable dishes. Come make some entomocentric cuisine!

About the Artists: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

JaV’on’s entomology career started when she was a kid and has continued to flourish since then. Her passion for entomophagy began in 2013 at Iowa State University where she was one of the last to cross the stage and receive her bachelors in entomology in 2016. She’s striving to make an impact by exposing you to edible insects and their immense benefit to not only you, but your environment.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

 

31156
Jan 24
Jan 24
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-01-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-01-24/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31080
Jan 24
Jan 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/drop-it-like-its-hot-adult-hip-hop-2019-01-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/drop-it-like-its-hot-adult-hip-hop-2019-01-24/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 3rd thru January 31st
Registration Deadline// January 2nd (Full Session)

Everyone needs a way to warm up in the winter time, and a fun hip hop dance class is just the way to do it! In this 5-week dance class, we’ll get sexy, old school, technical and LOUD! Each week we’ll focus on a different style of hip-hop, including at least one week of heel training. We’ll let loose and discuss the individually and confidence that movement can provide humans, as well as learn the foundations of hip-hop dancing. Spend an hour a week in pure, unadulterated fun!

For beginner and intermediate dancers. Bring comfortable clothes and tennis shoes that you can move in. Heels will be optional for a few classes and you will know ahead of time when to expect to bring those to class.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your guide through these five weeks of dance, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31304
Jan 24
Jan 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
lifestyle social visual-art
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/club-talks-with-shylah-kay/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/club-talks-with-shylah-kay/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

Join us for the first event in DMSC’s Club Talks series, featuring Shylah Kay! Shylah will present about how local small businesses can connect with the arts community.

This event is in conjunction with January’s Viaduct Gallery Exhibit, Self(ie) Observatory (Art Direction by Shylah Kay, Balloon Collaboration with Jackie Turnquist, and Lighting Design by Cody Ryan).

The Basement // Doors 6PM // Talk 7PM // FREE // All Ages

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CLUB TALKS is a new series presented by the Des Moines Social Club, designed to elevate the conversation surrounding arts in greater Des Moines. Artists will present new work/ideas/concepts that inspire and spark conversation, followed by a talk-back to answer your questions and share your thoughts.

Des Moines Social ClubSHYLAH KAY is a creative consultant and free agent. She practices the art of showing up for projects like Art Beacon, Art Terrarium, Art Week Des Moines, Circular Sessions, Market Day Iowa, Beast Village Comedy Festival and the Des Moines Social Club. Over the years she has followed her guts as they’ve lead her to make up wild ideas and see what happens. The results have been countless community events, pop ups, a houseplant shop, dozens of collaborative art shows and many sleepless nights wondering what the hell she is doing and who is to blame for the notion that she can be whatever she wants. It was most likely her crazy parents and she hasn’t told them enough how glad she is about them instilling this freedom in her but she’s writing it into her biography now and making a note to give them a hug and thank them later.

31031
Jan 25
Jan 25
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-01-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-01-25/ical/



Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed through 1/25 class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31039
Jan 25
Jan 25
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-01-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-01-25/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 7:15 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed through 1/25 class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31229
Jan 25
Jan 25
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
comedy
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/last-action-gyro-improvised-movies-w-lvvmaking/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/last-action-gyro-improvised-movies-w-lvvmaking/ical/

A wild and hilarious one-of-a-kind show, Last Action Gyro performs an improvised movie live on stage with a live band providing the musical score. No scripts, no cameras, no plans. What we do have is a group of the most talented improvisers in the Midwest creating a totally original and unparalleled comedy experience. Last Action Gyro takes you on a comedy journey with them into a brand new, never-before-seen movie. Any movie genre is a possibility; Western, Sci-Fi, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror. You see it created on-the-spot in a fast-paced, fun show – always loaded with laughs.

Starring Tricia Arvanis, Travis Cherniss, Will Frazier, Mari Moroz, Andrew Rasmussen, Sam Fathallah, and Maria Gnoza.  With musical guest LVVMAKING

Buy ticket

Kum & Go Theater // Doors 7:30PM // Show 8PM // $10ADV // $15DOS

31067
Jan 26
Jan 26
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-01-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-01-26/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

Regardless of your current skill level as an actor, this class is specifically designed to open up additional pathways toward excellence in your actor’s journey. While based on the teachings and activities of Sanford Meisner, the class also makes use of many other exercises and perspectives, including those drawn from the instructor’s own wide-ranging experience as an actor and teacher of acting.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He most recently appeared in the ISTC productions of Rapture Blister Burn and A View from the Bridge in a Cloris Award-nominated performance as Alfieri. He is also one of the founding members of Kingman Row Entertainment, and has worked in the entertainment industry across the U.S. for more than three decades, with several hundreds of stage and screen productions to his credit, many of them award-winning. Other favorite projects include Teach in American Buffalo, Goldberg in The Birthday Party, and several television and film projects by Thor Moreno.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31048
Jan 26
Jan 26
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-01-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-01-26/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline // January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31055
Jan 26
Jan 26
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-01-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-01-26/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31062
Jan 26
Jan 26
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-01-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-01-26/ical/


Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th 
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session) 

Ages// 18+

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31072
Jan 26
Jan 26
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-01-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-01-26/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

In an expansion of its popular and exciting Scriptease play reading series, and as an initiative to nurture state and regional playwrights and screenwriters, Iowa Stage is launching the Scriptease Writing Workshop. This workshop will offer a series of courses to area writers to help hone their skills and bring their scripts to fruition. This first four-week workshop will cover basic tenets of dramatic storytelling. No matter whether you write for the stage or the screen, these building blocks are essential to an understanding of dramatic structure. This course will offer opportunities to examine these basics of the form, and to implement them in the creation of the outline for a new dramatic work. As time permits, students will also draft scenes and have the opportunity to hear those scenes read aloud in class.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He is the author or co-author of more than fifty plays and screenplays, most of which having been professionally produced. He is a Resident Playwright Alumnus of the prestigious Chicago Dramatists, where he also worked as an actor, director and teacher. His NYC credits include Night Class and Of Weddings and Divorces while, in Chicago, his plays A Danse for My Sisterlie, On the El Nighttimes and Private Passage (co-authored with Louise Bylicki, in both world premiere and later revival) were well-received.  James recently collaborated again with Ms. Bylicki on Every Cottage Home; and with Jeff Charis-Carlson on the book and lyrics of a new musical version of The Bacchae. He also wrote the screenplays for the five films he directed while a partner at AriesWorks Entertainment.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31289
Jan 28
Jan 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cocktails-with-karli-glad-youre-beer/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cocktails-with-karli-glad-youre-beer/ical/

Cost// $35
Date// January 28th
Registration Deadline// January 26th
Age// 21+

In time for the Super Bowl (I have no idea who’s playing, but go Broncos!), we’re dressing up our beer a little more than the Beertini but less than the full-meal Bloody Marys that save our lives on any given Sunday. It’s the next natural step in Karli’s beer bar ➡️ cocktail bar ➡️ cocktail class progression.

About the Artist: Karli’s been spending her time in bars (for fun and for money) since 2013, asking questions and trying everything she can with a complete disregard for her own safety. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in 2016 at which time she knew she was definitely going to make her living imbibing others. After time in beer halls, venues, and cruddy breweries, she somehow talked the beverage director at Proof into letting her join their team in 2017. Since then, she’s been aggressively consuming all the knowledge (and liquor) she can get her hands on, buying/borrowing/stealing every cocktail book she comes across. She’s not above bribing her students to like her in the form of take-home gifts — specifically shrubs.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31264
Jan 28
Jan 28
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
education music
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/social-drumming-2019-01-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/social-drumming-2019-01-28/ical/

Cost// $45 Full Session or $20 Drop In
Dates// January 28th, February 4th, February 11th
Registration Deadline// January 27th (Full Session)
Ages// 16+
Materials// a phone or other electronic device for sharing music choices

Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation. Everyone is welcome! 

 

What is Social Drumming?

Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation.

The drumming facilitator’s role is to focus intent and delivery to improve the quality of the activity; making it easier for people to effectively participate. The training and experience our facilitators bring to the drumming circle enables them to work with diverse populations. These experiences are more accurately referred to as facilitated drumming programs rather than drumming programs in the traditional sense.

What are the benefits?

For thousands of years drumming has been used as a means of therapy using rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Various techniques have been adapted to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Recent studies have shown that drum therapy increases the rate of physical healing, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming has also demonstrated healing and calming effects on Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, and recovering addicts. Results from these studies have shown drumming to be a treatment for stress, fatigue, mental illness, chronic pain, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

Your facilitator, Joe Parrish, is the co-founder of Adventures in Social Drama and Social Drumming. He currently conducts recreational drumming programs across Iowa and surrounding states. He completed coursework for his BCBA in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2017.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31016
Jan 29
Jan 29
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-01-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-01-29/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31023
Jan 29
Jan 29
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-01-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-01-29/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31094
Jan 29
Jan 29
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-01-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-01-29/ical/

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30998
Jan 30
Jan 30
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-01-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-01-30/ical/

Cost // $80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Zills will be required by the 4th week of class. More info on the first day!
Registration Deadline// January 8th (Full Session)

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31216
Jan 30
Jan 30
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-01-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-01-30/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

Sponsored by:

31007
Jan 30
Jan 30
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-01-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-01-30/ical/

Cost//$80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Students will need a set of zills for class.
Registration Deadline // January 8th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31043
Jan 31
Jan 31
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-5/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-5/ical/



Cost// $45
Date// January 31st
Registration Deadline// January 29th

Menu:
– Tuna rolls
– Salmon Roll
– Tempura Rolls
– Sashimi

A class on sushi! A favorite treat to many of us here in Des Moines. You will learn how to make your own sushi rolls from scratch including Tuna rolls, Salmon rolls, Tempura rolls, and Sashimi. We will also be making many of the favorite sauces too. This is a hands on class and everyone will have a chance to get involved and roll their own sushi. 

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31157
Jan 31
Jan 31
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-01-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-01-31/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31081
Jan 31
Jan 31
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/drop-it-like-its-hot-adult-hip-hop-2019-01-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/drop-it-like-its-hot-adult-hip-hop-2019-01-31/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 3rd thru January 31st
Registration Deadline// January 2nd (Full Session)

Everyone needs a way to warm up in the winter time, and a fun hip hop dance class is just the way to do it! In this 5-week dance class, we’ll get sexy, old school, technical and LOUD! Each week we’ll focus on a different style of hip-hop, including at least one week of heel training. We’ll let loose and discuss the individually and confidence that movement can provide humans, as well as learn the foundations of hip-hop dancing. Spend an hour a week in pure, unadulterated fun!

For beginner and intermediate dancers. Bring comfortable clothes and tennis shoes that you can move in. Heels will be optional for a few classes and you will know ahead of time when to expect to bring those to class.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your guide through these five weeks of dance, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31082
Jan 31
Jan 31
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
comedy featured-event
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/stand-up-science-with-shane-mauss-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Shane-Mauss-Stand-Up-Comic-Poster-Oct-11-2.jpg
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/stand-up-science-with-shane-mauss-2/ical/

STAND-UP COMEDIANS + SCIENTISTS + BEER = STAND-UP SCIENCE

Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss presents Stand Up Science! Learn and laugh as local scientists, comedians and other special guests join Shane to bring you an unforgettable 90 minute show that is equal parts ahas and hahas

Stand-up comedy and science have a lot in common. They both reveal truth, change our perceptions, and challenge the status quo. So why are they so underappreciated? Admittedly, comedy sometimes underestimates the intelligence of their audience, catering to the lowest common denominator. And science has the stigma of being overly complicated, unrelatable or boring. Until now.

Funnier and more provocative than TED Talks, while smarter than traditional stand-up comedy, Stand Up Science combines the best of both worlds. This thought-provoking night of laughs will leave you a little smarter, a little happier and send you home with plenty of fuel for your own conversations.

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What to Expect: 

As your host, Shane kicks the evening off with some of his best material on brainy topics, before introducing special guest speakers and performers. Guests range from Ivy League professors presenting groundbreaking academic research to local stand-up comedians delivering their most cerebral material. At the end of the night, Shane brings all the guests back onstage and opens the floor for a Q&A and interactive discussion with the audience.

About the host and origins of Stand-Up Science: 

Shane Mauss leads two lives. In one life, he tours full-time as a stand-up comedian. Shane has brought his unique blend of absurdist humor, thoughtful insights and storytelling to cities all over the world, as well as TV spots on Conan, Kimmel, Comedy Central, Showtime, BBC, Epix and more.

In his other life as the host of the podcast Here We Are, he’s interviewed over 200 of the world’s leading academic experts about our most fascinating traits and behaviors while finding the funny in the innermost workings of life. Each week Shane illuminates a new area of research for the show’s 50,000 loyal listeners, earning a 5-star rating on iTunes.

Shane’s unique background, comedy, and personal philosophies have also made him a popular guest on other top podcasts like Pete Holmes’ You Made It Weird, Marc Maron’s WTF, The Joe Rogan Experience, Duncan Trussell’s Family Hour, Bertcast and more.

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Doors 7PM // Show 7:30PM // Kum & Go Theater // $12 Early Bird (through 12/21) // $15 ADV // $22 DOS

31175
Feb 01
Feb 01
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-02-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-02-01/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

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The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

31032
Feb 01
Feb 01
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-02-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-02-01/ical/



Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed first and second week of class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31201
Feb 01
Feb 01
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
featured-event music social visual-art
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/limited-space-ii/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/LimitedSpace_CoverVideo_v004_Moment.jpg
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/limited-space-ii/ical/

 

Art Show + Dance Party

No Cover Charge | Light Fare Provided | One Night Only

32 Artists, 2 DJs, 1 shared experience. 

Come to see the best artists Des Moines has to offer and then dance the night away with DJs Lyndrum and Rock Paper Scissors.

In a society that prioritizes the virtual over what’s real, art can point us in the right direction. But, how does an artist make a first impression? How will they evoke a strong experience through a static image?

It’s a daunting responsibility for even the most talented among us. To balance message with form, while driving the sentiment home to the viewer, borders on sorcery. To do it in less than 25 square feet is a master craft. And that’s precisely what we have called our artists to do. We have summoned the most talented eye poets in the city and given them each 25 square feet to share an experience with you.

Tatiana Giacinti – https://www.instagram.com/tatianagia

Shelly Berkowitz – https://www.instagram.com/alldaydreamlong

Scott Feid – https://www.instagram.com/sxdot

Taylor Ross – https://www.facebook.com/artistsmarkit/

Jessica Calhoun – calhounj@alumni.uni.edu

Trish Myers – https://www.instagram.com/twishagain

Maggie Douglas – https://www.instagram.com/mdouglas.studio

Megan Evans – https://www.facebook.com/AS-SEEN-ON-ME-2514168765278709

William Bortz – https://www.instagram.com/willbortz

Tia Rodemeyer – https://www.instagram.com/hey_tia

Monica Cohen – https://www.instagram.com/artbymonicacohen/

Besty Hart – https://www.instagram.com/betsyh_art/

Tim Wicker – instagram.com/t.wicca/

David Poyzer – https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/daveswavess/

Zet Gold – https://www.instagram.com/zetgold/

Kat Silent Water – https://www.instagram.com/orthrus_press/

Alexis Corlee – https://www.instagram.com/venuspaintstudios/

Kate Allender – https://www.instagram.com/KateAllenderArt/

Hannah Sung – https://www.instagram.com/hannahsungart/

Badfish Martin – https://www.instagram.com/badfish_martin/

Hannah Claire – https://www.facebook.com/HclaireArtz/

Betsy Guthrie – https://www.justbetsyart.com/

Maddy Fusco – https://www.facebook.com/studiofusco

Laura Todd – https://www.instagram.com/lauratoddart/

Nina Moser – https://www.instagram.com/nina.moser86/

Kimberly Fuller – https://www.facebook.com/TwistedHurricaneStudio

Tyler Carroll – https://www.instagram.com/amazing_af_artwork/

Heather Ann Parker Roe – https://www.facebook.com/kindsm

*Event Cover Video by Levi Reardon – https://www.instagram.com/levireardon/

Kum & Go Theater | 7PM-1AM | FREE | 18+ | 21+ to drink (obvs)

31040
Feb 01
Feb 01
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-02-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-02-01/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 7:15 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed first and second week of class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31068
Feb 02
Feb 02
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-02-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-02-02/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

Regardless of your current skill level as an actor, this class is specifically designed to open up additional pathways toward excellence in your actor’s journey. While based on the teachings and activities of Sanford Meisner, the class also makes use of many other exercises and perspectives, including those drawn from the instructor’s own wide-ranging experience as an actor and teacher of acting.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He most recently appeared in the ISTC productions of Rapture Blister Burn and A View from the Bridge in a Cloris Award-nominated performance as Alfieri. He is also one of the founding members of Kingman Row Entertainment, and has worked in the entertainment industry across the U.S. for more than three decades, with several hundreds of stage and screen productions to his credit, many of them award-winning. Other favorite projects include Teach in American Buffalo, Goldberg in The Birthday Party, and several television and film projects by Thor Moreno.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31049
Feb 02
Feb 02
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-02-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-02-02/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline // January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31056
Feb 02
Feb 02
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-02-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-02-02/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31267
Feb 02 - Feb 03
Feb 02 - Feb 03
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
education film
Mulberry Room
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-intensive/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-intensive/ical/

Cost// $50 (Covers both days)
Dates// February 2nd and 3rd
Registration Deadline// February 1st
Ages// 16+

This is introductory course on the film industry with no focus on creativity. This is the down to earth, black and white course on filmmaking that doesn’t talk about cameras (because everyone has some sort of camera these days).

– What are the different departments of a film production?
– Who works under each department?
– What is a call sheet and how do you write/read one?
– What are the different unions and what do they do?
– The difference of scripted vs unscripted?
– How do you break down a script?
– How do you schedule a shoot?
– Independent filmmaker VS working for the man
– How do you write a budget?
– What is a pre-pro book? What’s a wrap binder?
– Why do you need them?
– Set Etiquette
– How do you get jobs?
– Do you need a degree?

About the Artist: Kristian Day has worked in the film and television industry for over a decade. He has produced content for Hulu, CryptTV, PBS, NHK (Japan), ITV(UK), and has worked as production manager on several media projects across the globe. For several years he commuted between Iowa to California to work on shows including “The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette”. Alongside working the film and television industry he is also a columnist for Cityview Magazine and hosts a radio program on 98.9FM KFMG every Thursday night from 9PM-10PM called Iowa Basement Tapes.
For info please visit: www.kristianday.com or http://imdb.me/kristianday

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31199
Feb 02
Feb 02
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
comedy education
Art Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/comedy-workshop-with-two-broken-girls/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/comedy-workshop-with-two-broken-girls/ical/



Cost//  $25
Date// February 2nd
Registration Deadline// February 1st

This workshop is geared toward the basics of improvisation. In it, we’ll focus on on using the fundamental improv tenet of “Yes, And” to expand scenes through building ensemble work and “group mind” with an emphasis on patterns and character building. No improv experience is necessary! Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned pro, this workshop is a great opportunity for anyone to strengthen their comedic skill set.

And when you’re done learning the ropes, see Two Broken Girls Preform live in the Kum and Go Theatre – buy tickets HERE!

About the Artists: Cass Maher is a Chicago based comedian, writer, and producer. After moving to Chicago in 2015 to study improv and sketch comedy at The Second City, Cass has mounted several sketch revues at theaters all over Chicago. The most recent was her two-woman show Two Broken Girls, which took home the Best of Fest prize at the Big Pine Comedy Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. She currently performs as an ensemble member at Laugh Out Loud Theatre and at iO Chicago Theatre with the cast of RIFF: Chicago’s Music Improv Party.

Hannah Murphy moved from Raleigh, NC, to Chicago, IL, in 2016. With a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre and improvising since 2011, Hannah was a professional member of Raleigh’s Village Idiots, and went on to complete both the Second City and iO improv programs. She is currently a member of the indie improv team, Tuna. Having met Cass Maher during her first year in Chicago, she has loved creating “Two Broken Girls”, and watching it grow has been one of her proudest accomplishments

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31063
Feb 02
Feb 02
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-02-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-02-02/ical/


Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th 
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session) 

Ages// 18+

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31073
Feb 02
Feb 02
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-02-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-02-02/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

In an expansion of its popular and exciting Scriptease play reading series, and as an initiative to nurture state and regional playwrights and screenwriters, Iowa Stage is launching the Scriptease Writing Workshop. This workshop will offer a series of courses to area writers to help hone their skills and bring their scripts to fruition. This first four-week workshop will cover basic tenets of dramatic storytelling. No matter whether you write for the stage or the screen, these building blocks are essential to an understanding of dramatic structure. This course will offer opportunities to examine these basics of the form, and to implement them in the creation of the outline for a new dramatic work. As time permits, students will also draft scenes and have the opportunity to hear those scenes read aloud in class.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He is the author or co-author of more than fifty plays and screenplays, most of which having been professionally produced. He is a Resident Playwright Alumnus of the prestigious Chicago Dramatists, where he also worked as an actor, director and teacher. His NYC credits include Night Class and Of Weddings and Divorces while, in Chicago, his plays A Danse for My Sisterlie, On the El Nighttimes and Private Passage (co-authored with Louise Bylicki, in both world premiere and later revival) were well-received.  James recently collaborated again with Ms. Bylicki on Every Cottage Home; and with Jeff Charis-Carlson on the book and lyrics of a new musical version of The Bacchae. He also wrote the screenplays for the five films he directed while a partner at AriesWorks Entertainment.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31200
Feb 02
Feb 02
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
comedy
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/two-broken-girls/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/two-broken-girls/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

About the Show:
Cass Maher and Hannah Murphy can take on almost anything: Australian accents, girls with bro tendencies, a completely uninhibited love for Billy Zane (don’t ask…but, please ask). In their two-woman sketch revue, they’ll explore the multi-faceted dynamics of female best-friendship and the hijinks and absurdities that go along with it.  Before the performance, Two Broken Girls will be hosting an Improv Comedy workshop – learn more HERE.

Buy ticket

Kum & Go Theater // Doors 7:30PM // Show 8PM // $12 advance // $15 at the door

Performer Bios:
Cass Maher is a Chicago based comedian, writer, and producer. After moving to Chicago in 2015 to study improv and sketch comedy at The Second City, she has mounted several sketch revues at theaters all over Chicago. The most recent was her two-woman show Two Broken Girls, which was featured in Chicago SketchFest and took home the Best of Fest prize at the Big Pine Comedy Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. She currently performs as an ensemble member at Laugh Out Loud Theatre and with the cast of RIFF: Chicago’s Music Improv Party, at iO Theatre Chicago. Hannah Murphy moved from Raleigh, NC, to Chicago, IL, in 2016. With a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre and improvising since 2011, Hannah was a professional member of Raleigh’s Village Idiots, and went on to complete both the Second City and iO improv programs. She is currently a member of the indie improv team, Tuna. Having met Cass Maher during her first year in Chicago, she has loved creating “Two Broken Girls”, and watching it grow has been one of her proudest accomplishments.

31268
Feb 03
Feb 03
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
education film
Mulberry Room
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-weekend-intensive/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intro-to-film-television-industry-weekend-intensive/ical/

Cost// $50 (Covers both days)
Dates// February 2nd and 3rd
Registration Deadline// February 1st
Ages// 16+

This is introductory course on the film industry with no focus on creativity. This is the down to earth, black and white course on filmmaking that doesn’t talk about cameras (because everyone has some sort of camera these days).

– What are the different departments of a film production?
– Who works under each department?
– What is a call sheet and how do you write/read one?
– What are the different unions and what do they do?
– The difference of scripted vs unscripted?
– How do you break down a script?
– How do you schedule a shoot?
– Independent filmmaker VS working for the man
– How do you write a budget?
– What is a pre-pro book? What’s a wrap binder?
– Why do you need them?
– Set Etiquette
– How do you get jobs?
– Do you need a degree?

About the Artist: Kristian Day has worked in the film and television industry for over a decade. He has produced content for Hulu, CryptTV, PBS, NHK (Japan), ITV(UK), and has worked as production manager on several media projects across the globe. For several years he commuted between Iowa to California to work on shows including “The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette”. Alongside working the film and television industry he is also a columnist for Cityview Magazine and hosts a radio program on 98.9FM KFMG every Thursday night from 9PM-10PM called Iowa Basement Tapes.
For info please visit: www.kristianday.com or http://imdb.me/kristianday

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30937
Feb 03
Feb 03
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-02-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-02-03/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31205
Feb 04
Feb 04
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/layered-cakes-with-katherine/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/layered-cakes-with-katherine/ical/


Cost// $45 
Date// February 4th
Registration Deadline// February 2nd

Come learn how to bake, layer and frost cakes from scratch! This class will give you the tools, tips and tricks to wow your family and friends when making your next cake. We will be making (and eating) buttermilk, chocolate, lemon and white cakes. 

About the Artist: My name is Katherine and I love to teach people how to bake. I graduated from ICI at Des Moines Area Community College and have been baking ever since! If you thinking baking is difficult, come take a class with me and I will show how fun and easy it can be.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31265
Feb 04
Feb 04
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
education music
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/social-drumming-2019-02-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/social-drumming-2019-02-04/ical/

Cost// $45 Full Session or $20 Drop In
Dates// January 28th, February 4th, February 11th
Registration Deadline// January 27th (Full Session)
Ages// 16+
Materials// a phone or other electronic device for sharing music choices

Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation. Everyone is welcome! 

 

What is Social Drumming?

Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation.

The drumming facilitator’s role is to focus intent and delivery to improve the quality of the activity; making it easier for people to effectively participate. The training and experience our facilitators bring to the drumming circle enables them to work with diverse populations. These experiences are more accurately referred to as facilitated drumming programs rather than drumming programs in the traditional sense.

What are the benefits?

For thousands of years drumming has been used as a means of therapy using rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Various techniques have been adapted to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Recent studies have shown that drum therapy increases the rate of physical healing, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming has also demonstrated healing and calming effects on Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, and recovering addicts. Results from these studies have shown drumming to be a treatment for stress, fatigue, mental illness, chronic pain, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

Your facilitator, Joe Parrish, is the co-founder of Adventures in Social Drama and Social Drumming. He currently conducts recreational drumming programs across Iowa and surrounding states. He completed coursework for his BCBA in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2017.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31017
Feb 05
Feb 05
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-02-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-02-05/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31024
Feb 05
Feb 05
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-02-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-02-05/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31095
Feb 05
Feb 05
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-05/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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30999
Feb 06
Feb 06
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-06/ical/

Cost // $80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Zills will be required by the 4th week of class. More info on the first day!
Registration Deadline// January 8th (Full Session)

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31008
Feb 06
Feb 06
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-06/ical/

Cost//$80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Students will need a set of zills for class.
Registration Deadline // January 8th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31158
Feb 07
Feb 07
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-07/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31231
Feb 07
Feb 07
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-the-magical-instant-pot-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-the-magical-instant-pot-2/ical/

Cost // $45
Date // February 7th
Registration Deadline // February 5th
Materials // Bring your own Instant Pot!

Menu: 
– Butter Chicken Curry w/ Rice
– Whole Chicken Rotisserie Style
– Shredded Pork Carnitas for tacos
– Bone Broth
– Lemony Lentil Soup

Having trouble mastering your Instant Pot? Let Chef Cass show you every trick there is to making amazing meals with the Instant Pot! Wine is provided – bring your own Instant Pot. 

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.  

31188
Feb 07
Feb 07
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-02-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-02-07/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Des Moines Social ClubHEATH ALAN

Heath Alan (Pattschull) is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Des Moines, Iowa. Heath was nurtured and mentored by some of Iowa’s greatest talents including Patrick Hazell, Joe Price, Denny Garcia, Rush Cleveland, Roger Miller, Bob Dorr and Jonathan Schwabe. Heath was awarded the prestigious Liberace Music Grant (Yes – That Liberace) and inducted into the Yamaha Musicians Hall of Fame before he was 18 years of age. Heath studied music at UNLV and The University of Northern Iowa with Frank Gagliardi (Louis Armstrong), Felix Vesculia and composer Jonathan Schwabe.

Heath has been an active musician in the midwest for the past 20 years. Heath was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his decade long run with Bob Dorr and The Blue Band. Heath has lead his own band for the past ten years and is an active sideman and studio musician.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31033
Feb 08
Feb 08
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-02-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-02-08/ical/



Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed first and second week of class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31041
Feb 08
Feb 08
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-02-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-02-08/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 7:15 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed first and second week of class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31069
Feb 09
Feb 09
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-02-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-02-09/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

Regardless of your current skill level as an actor, this class is specifically designed to open up additional pathways toward excellence in your actor’s journey. While based on the teachings and activities of Sanford Meisner, the class also makes use of many other exercises and perspectives, including those drawn from the instructor’s own wide-ranging experience as an actor and teacher of acting.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He most recently appeared in the ISTC productions of Rapture Blister Burn and A View from the Bridge in a Cloris Award-nominated performance as Alfieri. He is also one of the founding members of Kingman Row Entertainment, and has worked in the entertainment industry across the U.S. for more than three decades, with several hundreds of stage and screen productions to his credit, many of them award-winning. Other favorite projects include Teach in American Buffalo, Goldberg in The Birthday Party, and several television and film projects by Thor Moreno.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31050
Feb 09
Feb 09
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-02-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-02-09/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline // January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31057
Feb 09
Feb 09
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-02-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-02-09/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31064
Feb 09
Feb 09
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-02-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-02-09/ical/


Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th 
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session) 

Ages// 18+

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31074
Feb 09
Feb 09
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-02-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-02-09/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

In an expansion of its popular and exciting Scriptease play reading series, and as an initiative to nurture state and regional playwrights and screenwriters, Iowa Stage is launching the Scriptease Writing Workshop. This workshop will offer a series of courses to area writers to help hone their skills and bring their scripts to fruition. This first four-week workshop will cover basic tenets of dramatic storytelling. No matter whether you write for the stage or the screen, these building blocks are essential to an understanding of dramatic structure. This course will offer opportunities to examine these basics of the form, and to implement them in the creation of the outline for a new dramatic work. As time permits, students will also draft scenes and have the opportunity to hear those scenes read aloud in class.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He is the author or co-author of more than fifty plays and screenplays, most of which having been professionally produced. He is a Resident Playwright Alumnus of the prestigious Chicago Dramatists, where he also worked as an actor, director and teacher. His NYC credits include Night Class and Of Weddings and Divorces while, in Chicago, his plays A Danse for My Sisterlie, On the El Nighttimes and Private Passage (co-authored with Louise Bylicki, in both world premiere and later revival) were well-received.  James recently collaborated again with Ms. Bylicki on Every Cottage Home; and with Jeff Charis-Carlson on the book and lyrics of a new musical version of The Bacchae. He also wrote the screenplays for the five films he directed while a partner at AriesWorks Entertainment.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31266
Feb 11
Feb 11
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
education music
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/social-drumming-2019-02-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/social-drumming-2019-02-11/ical/

Cost// $45 Full Session or $20 Drop In
Dates// January 28th, February 4th, February 11th
Registration Deadline// January 27th (Full Session)
Ages// 16+
Materials// a phone or other electronic device for sharing music choices

Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation. Everyone is welcome! 

 

What is Social Drumming?

Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation.

The drumming facilitator’s role is to focus intent and delivery to improve the quality of the activity; making it easier for people to effectively participate. The training and experience our facilitators bring to the drumming circle enables them to work with diverse populations. These experiences are more accurately referred to as facilitated drumming programs rather than drumming programs in the traditional sense.

What are the benefits?

For thousands of years drumming has been used as a means of therapy using rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Various techniques have been adapted to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Recent studies have shown that drum therapy increases the rate of physical healing, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming has also demonstrated healing and calming effects on Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, and recovering addicts. Results from these studies have shown drumming to be a treatment for stress, fatigue, mental illness, chronic pain, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

Your facilitator, Joe Parrish, is the co-founder of Adventures in Social Drama and Social Drumming. He currently conducts recreational drumming programs across Iowa and surrounding states. He completed coursework for his BCBA in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2017.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31272
Feb 12
Feb 12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-02-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-02-12/ical/


Cost// $80 Full Session or $25 Drop-In
Dates// February 12th, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th
Registration Deadline// February 10th (Full Session) 
Ages// 12+

So much about making a pie is about technique rather than ingredients. If you can make a crust, then adding fruit and baking is simply a matter of taste. How about making a custard from scratch to get something that sincerely appeal to your sense? Or, making a savory quiche with endless possibilities for brunch. This lecture style class (with lots of samples!) will focus first on how to take flour, fat and water to create something wonderful and then a chance to make a pie to take home. The best part of home cooking is the unique taste of each person making food and the care they show others when making something special. With these basic techniques, you can make something delicious and wonderful for someone else.

– The first class will be crust and various fats while also making a very lovely, double crust apple pie.
– The second class will look at making shortbread/cookie crusts and custards. In this course we will make a banana custard in a vanilla cookie crust.
– The third course will be on savory pies. In this we will make a quiche utilizing the blind baking technique.
– The fourth class we will make versions of two pies from the movie “Waitress,” Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie and Marshmallow Mermaid Pie.

About the Artist: Cara Norris is a dedicated home baker with a love for traditional cooking. Her company, Black Bird Pie Co., is focused on making pies by hand with small innovations to make them interesting. Cara has been in a kitchen baking and cooking since she could see over the counter. She has done extensive research into pie baking and traditional Midwest cooking in general. She loves collecting old church cookbooks and experimenting with new techniques and flavors.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31018
Feb 12
Feb 12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-02-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-02-12/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31025
Feb 12
Feb 12
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-02-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-02-12/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31096
Feb 12
Feb 12
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-12/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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31000
Feb 13
Feb 13
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-13/ical/

Cost // $80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Zills will be required by the 4th week of class. More info on the first day!
Registration Deadline// January 8th (Full Session)

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31009
Feb 13
Feb 13
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-13/ical/

Cost//$80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Students will need a set of zills for class.
Registration Deadline // January 8th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31204
Feb 14
Feb 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-mad-men-sterling-cooper-cocktail-party/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/a-mad-men-sterling-cooper-cocktail-party/ical/

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COST// $50 
DATE// February 14
REGISTRATION DEADLINE// February 11

The perfect Valentine’s date night (or friend outing)!  If you love Mad Men, break out your cocktail shaker and join us for a 1960s-inspired cocktail party with delicious (and classic) libations and hors-d’oeuvres. Learn the tricks of the trade to make retro cocktails that would make Don Draper feel right at home. But even Mad Men didn’t live by whiskey and vodka alone. Tempt your taste buds with original recipes from the period (maybe with a 21st-century twist). We’re offering a savory selection of original Mad Men-era recipes (in the early-60s, dips were something new, hip and exciting!). Enjoy an evening of socializing like the men and women of the Sterling-Cooper advertising agency. After this class, you will be able to host a cocktail party that would make Betty Draper proud!

Cocktails:
• Old Fashioned
• Gin Martini
• Tom Collins
• Whiskey Sour
• Brandy Alexander

Appetizers:
• Oysters Rockefeller
• Shrimp Cocktail
• Rumaki
• Deviled Ham Dip with Crudités
• Cream Cheese & Nut Balls
• Vienna Sausages with Dipping Sauce

About the Artist: Cooking enthusiast, Mark Nickel, has spent a lifetime learning, cooking and eating a variety of culinary delights. He has taught cooking classes for years in Eastern Iowa, baked treats for local coffee shops, spent time as the KWWL Friday noon news chef, and was once even featured on the Food Network show, Calling All Cooks. His approach to cooking is the same as his approach to life: have fun, try new things and don’t be afraid to make a mess!

31159
Feb 14
Feb 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-14/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31305
Feb 14
Feb 14
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/prismatic-passions-valentines-day-2019/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/prismatic-passions-valentines-day-2019/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

Spend your Valentine’s Day on an exploration of the senses. For the musically adventurous…

FOOD

Food by Chef Cass. Admission includes:

1 glass of champagne
vegan/vegetarian sushi (while supplies last)
chocolate dipped strawberries (while supplies last)


desmoines social clubMUSIC

Annie and the Bang Bang

Fronted and founded by fight director, songwriter and guitarist Annie Enneking, Annie and the Bang Bang is a Minneapolis rock band. They genre hop from dreamy folkpop to late sixties rock to psychedelic blues, crafting musical adventures that value animal intelligence, poetry, and mischief.

“If you are looking for an album that satisfies the need for a strong artistic voice then look no further,” Rebecca Marx (Riftmagazine).

The band is over the moon to be launching their winter tour at the Des Moines Social Club on February 14th, and will put their special twist on a love song or two in honor of Valentine’s Day.

des moines social clubGoatfoam

Audible works by Jav§

It is an exploratory process, with the mantra of curiosity and kindness presenting itself from the pools of resonant unity.


VISUAL ART

Serena Illuminati

Serena Illuminati is an experimental filmmaker that works with surreal imagery and feminist themes.


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The Basement // Doors 7PM // Show 8PM // $12 advance, $15 day of show

31034
Feb 15
Feb 15
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-02-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-2019-02-15/ical/



Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 6:00 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed first and second week of class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31042
Feb 15
Feb 15
7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-02-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/lindy-hop-east-coast-swing-700-pm-2019-02-15/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Date// January  11th thru February 15th
Time// 7:15 PM
Registration Deadline: January 10th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s allowed first and second week of class only

In this beginner level class, participants will learn how to swing dance in the styles of Lindy Hop & East Coast. They will begin by learning fundamentals such as footwork, partner connection and dance floor etiquette, and will finish by learning basic vocabulary and styling applicable to Lindy Hop & East Coast. Participants will be able to do a swing out, basic Lindy Hop and East Coast turns, and be able to dance the two styles together. No partner required!

About the Artists:  Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since.  They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials.  Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast DanceJ&TBattle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31070
Feb 16
Feb 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-02-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/acting-for-adults-4-2019-02-16/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

Regardless of your current skill level as an actor, this class is specifically designed to open up additional pathways toward excellence in your actor’s journey. While based on the teachings and activities of Sanford Meisner, the class also makes use of many other exercises and perspectives, including those drawn from the instructor’s own wide-ranging experience as an actor and teacher of acting.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He most recently appeared in the ISTC productions of Rapture Blister Burn and A View from the Bridge in a Cloris Award-nominated performance as Alfieri. He is also one of the founding members of Kingman Row Entertainment, and has worked in the entertainment industry across the U.S. for more than three decades, with several hundreds of stage and screen productions to his credit, many of them award-winning. Other favorite projects include Teach in American Buffalo, Goldberg in The Birthday Party, and several television and film projects by Thor Moreno.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31051
Feb 16
Feb 16
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-02-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-16-2019-02-16/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline // January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31058
Feb 16
Feb 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-02-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-16-2019-02-16/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31065
Feb 16
Feb 16
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-02-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/open-ballet-12-2019-02-16/ical/


Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 12th thru February 16th 
Registration Deadline// January 11th (Full Session) 

Ages// 18+

This class will be an intermediate level class that will be open to any level dancer. This class is great for dancers who are new to ballet but want to push their technique, for advanced dancers who want to add another technique class to their regiment, and any dancers in between. Open ballet will focus on building the dancer’s technique. Knowledge of basic terminology will be helpful for this class, but not required. Soft ballet shoes may be worn, pointe shoes will be at the dancer’s discretion.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31269
Feb 16
Feb 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/baking-with-ben-bread-basics-4/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/baking-with-ben-bread-basics-4/ical/


Cost// $45
Date// February 16th
Registration Deadline// February 14th

Bread Basics will cover methods and techniques for baking great breads at home. Information on grains, equipment, fermentation, and baking will be covered. Course also includes bread tastings, bread-based recipes, and a short demo on making homemade butter.

About the Artist: Benjamin Gardner owns Almanac Home Bakery and started baking bread with his mother on snowy days when school was cancelled. He is also an artist and teaches drawing and Honors courses at Drake University. Always interested in learning, Gardner is interested in foodways and different ingredients, techniques, and methods of home cooking and baking.   

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31075
Feb 16
Feb 16
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
education theater
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-02-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-scriptease-writing-workshop-2019-02-16/ical/



Cost// $135 Full Session or $35 Single Class (available first day only) 
Dates// January 26th thru February 16th
Registration Deadline// January 25th

In an expansion of its popular and exciting Scriptease play reading series, and as an initiative to nurture state and regional playwrights and screenwriters, Iowa Stage is launching the Scriptease Writing Workshop. This workshop will offer a series of courses to area writers to help hone their skills and bring their scripts to fruition. This first four-week workshop will cover basic tenets of dramatic storytelling. No matter whether you write for the stage or the screen, these building blocks are essential to an understanding of dramatic structure. This course will offer opportunities to examine these basics of the form, and to implement them in the creation of the outline for a new dramatic work. As time permits, students will also draft scenes and have the opportunity to hear those scenes read aloud in class.

About the Artist: James Serpento is a Resident Company Member of Iowa Stage Theatre Company. He is the author or co-author of more than fifty plays and screenplays, most of which having been professionally produced. He is a Resident Playwright Alumnus of the prestigious Chicago Dramatists, where he also worked as an actor, director and teacher. His NYC credits include Night Class and Of Weddings and Divorces while, in Chicago, his plays A Danse for My Sisterlie, On the El Nighttimes and Private Passage (co-authored with Louise Bylicki, in both world premiere and later revival) were well-received.  James recently collaborated again with Ms. Bylicki on Every Cottage Home; and with Jeff Charis-Carlson on the book and lyrics of a new musical version of The Bacchae. He also wrote the screenplays for the five films he directed while a partner at AriesWorks Entertainment.

Iowa Stage Theatre Company transforms Iowa, its citizens, and arts community by producing truthful, relevant, and intimate theatre that inspires, enlightens, and entertains.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31278
Feb 16
Feb 16
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-02-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-02-16/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30962
Feb 17
Feb 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-02-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-02-17/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31273
Feb 19
Feb 19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-02-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-02-19/ical/


Cost// $80 Full Session or $25 Drop-In
Dates// February 12th, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th
Registration Deadline// February 10th (Full Session) 
Ages// 12+

So much about making a pie is about technique rather than ingredients. If you can make a crust, then adding fruit and baking is simply a matter of taste. How about making a custard from scratch to get something that sincerely appeal to your sense? Or, making a savory quiche with endless possibilities for brunch. This lecture style class (with lots of samples!) will focus first on how to take flour, fat and water to create something wonderful and then a chance to make a pie to take home. The best part of home cooking is the unique taste of each person making food and the care they show others when making something special. With these basic techniques, you can make something delicious and wonderful for someone else.

– The first class will be crust and various fats while also making a very lovely, double crust apple pie.
– The second class will look at making shortbread/cookie crusts and custards. In this course we will make a banana custard in a vanilla cookie crust.
– The third course will be on savory pies. In this we will make a quiche utilizing the blind baking technique.
– The fourth class we will make versions of two pies from the movie “Waitress,” Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie and Marshmallow Mermaid Pie.

About the Artist: Cara Norris is a dedicated home baker with a love for traditional cooking. Her company, Black Bird Pie Co., is focused on making pies by hand with small innovations to make them interesting. Cara has been in a kitchen baking and cooking since she could see over the counter. She has done extensive research into pie baking and traditional Midwest cooking in general. She loves collecting old church cookbooks and experimenting with new techniques and flavors.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31019
Feb 19
Feb 19
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-02-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-i-2019-02-19/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A beginner break dancing class teaching the basic foundation of the dance along with history of the Hip Hop culture. This class will cover basic toprocking, footwork, freezes, transitions, and power in a fun and safe environment.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31026
Feb 19
Feb 19
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education kids
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-02-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/break-dancing-for-kids-level-2-14-2019-02-19/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 15th thru February 19th
Age// 5+
Registration Deadline// January 14th (Full Session)

A fast-paced, fat burning, high-energy class. Students will learn advanced footwork, top rocking, diverse freezes and complicated power moves as well as how to create their own sets.

About the Artist: Anthony San has been break dancing for over 5 years, since March of 2008, after being influenced by local dancers in Floor Spiders Crew. His group Harding Breakerz went to Washington DC to perform at The White House on May 25th. They were the only Iowa school representing at Turnaround Arts talent show. They were invited to DC after their performance last year for the President of Turnaround Arts and actor Kal Penn when they visited Harding Middle School, which is one of the few Iowa schools for Turnaround Arts program

He has performed in break dancing competitions in cities all over the Midwest since 2009, and performing locally at events such as CelebrAsian 2010-2011, IMMAWII 2011, Iowa Youth Congress 2011, ISU Latin Fest 2011, Convoy of Hope 2011, ArtFest 2012, and Minorities on the Move 2012-2013. He has also street performed in Leipzig, Germany and competed in Chemnitz, Germany.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31097
Feb 19
Feb 19
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-19/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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31001
Feb 20
Feb 20
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-20/ical/

Cost // $80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Zills will be required by the 4th week of class. More info on the first day!
Registration Deadline// January 8th (Full Session)

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31230
Feb 20
Feb 20
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-7/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-7/ical/



Cost// $45
Date// February 20th
Registration Deadline// February 18th

Menu:
– Tuna rolls
– Salmon Roll
– Tempura Rolls
– Sashimi

A class on sushi! A favorite treat to many of us here in Des Moines. You will learn how to make your own sushi rolls from scratch including Tuna rolls, Salmon rolls, Tempura rolls, and Sashimi. We will also be making many of the favorite sauces too. This is a hands on class and everyone will have a chance to get involved and roll their own sushi. 

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31010
Feb 20
Feb 20
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-20/ical/

Cost//$80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Students will need a set of zills for class.
Registration Deadline // January 8th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31160
Feb 21
Feb 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-21/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

30473
Feb 22
Feb 22
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-22/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

30474
Feb 23
Feb 23
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-23/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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30470
Feb 24
Feb 24
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-02-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-02-24/ical/

The Lion in Winter 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22 – March 3rd

BUY TICKETS 

31274
Feb 26
Feb 26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-02-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-02-26/ical/


Cost// $80 Full Session or $25 Drop-In
Dates// February 12th, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th
Registration Deadline// February 10th (Full Session) 
Ages// 12+

So much about making a pie is about technique rather than ingredients. If you can make a crust, then adding fruit and baking is simply a matter of taste. How about making a custard from scratch to get something that sincerely appeal to your sense? Or, making a savory quiche with endless possibilities for brunch. This lecture style class (with lots of samples!) will focus first on how to take flour, fat and water to create something wonderful and then a chance to make a pie to take home. The best part of home cooking is the unique taste of each person making food and the care they show others when making something special. With these basic techniques, you can make something delicious and wonderful for someone else.

– The first class will be crust and various fats while also making a very lovely, double crust apple pie.
– The second class will look at making shortbread/cookie crusts and custards. In this course we will make a banana custard in a vanilla cookie crust.
– The third course will be on savory pies. In this we will make a quiche utilizing the blind baking technique.
– The fourth class we will make versions of two pies from the movie “Waitress,” Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie and Marshmallow Mermaid Pie.

About the Artist: Cara Norris is a dedicated home baker with a love for traditional cooking. Her company, Black Bird Pie Co., is focused on making pies by hand with small innovations to make them interesting. Cara has been in a kitchen baking and cooking since she could see over the counter. She has done extensive research into pie baking and traditional Midwest cooking in general. She loves collecting old church cookbooks and experimenting with new techniques and flavors.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31098
Feb 26
Feb 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-02-26/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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31002
Feb 27
Feb 27
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-7-2019-02-27/ical/

Cost // $80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Zills will be required by the 4th week of class. More info on the first day!
Registration Deadline// January 8th (Full Session)

The Beginner class will teach students the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance including Foundational Steps both fast and slow, posture, formations, the improvisational format, and playing the zills (finger cymbals). This class is for anyone who has not tried ATS® Belly Dance before or who wants to work on, or improve their foundational movements. No previous dance experience is necessary and no, you do not need to show your belly if you don’t want to. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, andbd97 the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31217
Feb 27
Feb 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-02-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-02-27/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31011
Feb 27
Feb 27
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/advanced-american-tribal-style-belly-dance-9-2019-02-27/ical/

Cost//$80 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// January 9th thru February 27th
Materials// Students will need a set of zills for class.
Registration Deadline // January 8th (Full Session)
Note// Drop-in’s must have prior instructor approval.

The Advanced class will expand on the foundations of American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance by layering movements on top of each other and learning how to create combos and incorporate more complex moves, and how to move in and out of formations to create an exciting and fully formed set. This class is for more advanced students of ATS® Belly Dance. Students will need to have completed 2 full sessions of Beginner ATS® Belly Dance or have the approval of the instructor before attending the advanced class. Students should wear something comfortable to move in and may bring a water bottle to class. 

About the Artist: Dawn Grey is an American Tribal Style® Belly Dancer, Certified Instructor, Fat Chance Belly Dance® Sister Studio, bd97and the Director of Blissful Sunrise Belly Dance and the performance troupe Seize The Sway. She has had a love of dance almost since before she could walk. She has been trained in ballet, tap, and jazz dance throughout her childhood, teens, and as a dance major in college. Then life stepped in. She is a devoted wife and mother of two who stopped dancing to get a job with health insurance. Fourteen years later she realized something was missing. It was then that she found ATS® Belly Dance and fell in love. She has not stopped since and loves to share her passion with others.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30475
Feb 27
Feb 27
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-27/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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31161
Feb 28
Feb 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-02-28/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31213
Feb 28
Feb 28
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-the-real-south-of-the-border-brazil-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-the-real-south-of-the-border-brazil-2/ical/

Cost//  $45
Date// February 28th
Registration Deadline// February 26th

Menu: 
– Pre-Appetizer: Grilled Queijo Coalho with Chimichurri
– Brazilian pork and bean stew (Feijoada Brasileira)
– Shrimp Bobo (Bobó de Camarão)
– Brazilian Chicken Croquettes (Coxinha)
– Authentic Brigadeiro

A dip into the cuisine of different regions in South America. I will teach you about each recipe and its ingredients as well as give you an example of how to plate each dish. 

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31291
Feb 28
Feb 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-02-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-02-28/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// February 27th (Full Session) 

Let the music move you as we explore the world of contemporary and lyrical dance! For beginner and intermediate dancers, this is the perfect class to explore the emotional power of music, expand your flexibility and let loose for an hour a week in a fun and powerful style of movement. We will work on different combinations and skills each week in this 5-week session to explore the vast world of modern movement. Need to unwind for just an hour a week? Then this is YOUR class.

Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in. Dance shoes/socks are optional but not required – we will be barefoot often.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your Unwind instructor, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30476
Feb 28
Feb 28
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-02-28/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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31176
Mar 01
Mar 01
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-03-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-03-01/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

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The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

30477
Mar 01
Mar 01
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-01/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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31236
Mar 02
Mar 02
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-02/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31250
Mar 02
Mar 02
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-02/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30471
Mar 02
Mar 02
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-02/ical/

The Lion in Winter 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22 – March 3rd

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30478
Mar 02
Mar 02
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-03-02/ical/

The Lion in Winter

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22nd – March 3rd

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30938
Mar 03
Mar 03
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-03-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-03-03/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

30472
Mar 03
Mar 03
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lion-in-winter-iowa-stage-theatre-co-3-2019-03-03/ical/

The Lion in Winter 

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – “The Lion in Winter” is a modern-day classic. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action – the play tells the story of Henry the Second, his brilliant queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their scheming children, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. Playwright James Goldman penned the beloved Oscar-winning screen adaptation.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

February 22 – March 3rd

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31206
Mar 04
Mar 04
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/layered-cakes-with-katherine-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/layered-cakes-with-katherine-2/ical/


Cost// $45 
Date// March 4th
Registration Deadline// March 2nd

Come learn how to bake, layer and frost cakes from scratch! This class will give you the tools, tips and tricks to wow your family and friends when making your next cake. We will be making (and eating) buttermilk, chocolate, lemon and white cakes. 

About the Artist: My name is Katherine and I love to teach people how to bake. I graduated from ICI at Des Moines Area Community College and have been baking ever since! If you thinking baking is difficult, come take a class with me and I will show how fun and easy it can be.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31275
Mar 05
Mar 05
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-03-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/pie-basics-2019-03-05/ical/


Cost// $80 Full Session or $25 Drop-In
Dates// February 12th, February 19th, February 26th, March 5th
Registration Deadline// February 10th (Full Session) 
Ages// 12+

So much about making a pie is about technique rather than ingredients. If you can make a crust, then adding fruit and baking is simply a matter of taste. How about making a custard from scratch to get something that sincerely appeal to your sense? Or, making a savory quiche with endless possibilities for brunch. This lecture style class (with lots of samples!) will focus first on how to take flour, fat and water to create something wonderful and then a chance to make a pie to take home. The best part of home cooking is the unique taste of each person making food and the care they show others when making something special. With these basic techniques, you can make something delicious and wonderful for someone else.

– The first class will be crust and various fats while also making a very lovely, double crust apple pie.
– The second class will look at making shortbread/cookie crusts and custards. In this course we will make a banana custard in a vanilla cookie crust.
– The third course will be on savory pies. In this we will make a quiche utilizing the blind baking technique.
– The fourth class we will make versions of two pies from the movie “Waitress,” Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie and Marshmallow Mermaid Pie.

About the Artist: Cara Norris is a dedicated home baker with a love for traditional cooking. Her company, Black Bird Pie Co., is focused on making pies by hand with small innovations to make them interesting. Cara has been in a kitchen baking and cooking since she could see over the counter. She has done extensive research into pie baking and traditional Midwest cooking in general. She loves collecting old church cookbooks and experimenting with new techniques and flavors.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31099
Mar 05
Mar 05
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-05/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

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31302
Mar 06
Mar 06
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intermediate-advanced-solo-jazz-charleston-2019-03-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intermediate-advanced-solo-jazz-charleston-2019-03-06/ical/

Cost// $45 Full Session or $25 Drop-in
Dates// March 6th and March 13th 
Registration Deadline// March 5th
Note// Previous Swing Dance experience required, drop-in allowed both dates. 

This class will explore Solo Jazz and Solo Charleston movement. Improving your solo movement achieves better overall partner dancing and styling, and every swing enthusiast should practice working on individual movement to optimize partner dancing fundamentals. Participants should have a dance background of some kind for best results. No partner is required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31306
Mar 06
Mar 06
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
featured-event music
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-presents-lunasa/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Lunasa_BroadStage_116.jpg
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-presents-lunasa/ical/

Internationally acknowledged as one of the best traditional Irish bands in recent times, Lúnasa comes to the Des Moines Social Club just in time to kick off Irish-American Heritage Month!


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Lúnasa

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.

Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band; Ed Boyd (Flook, Michael McGoldrick Band) has recently replaced Hennessy; Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan has performed with Riverdance and recently recorded with Bruce Springsteen. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.”

Kum & Go Theater // Doors 7PM // Show 7:30PM // $20 Advance, $25 at the door // All Ages

31162
Mar 07
Mar 07
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-07/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31214
Mar 07
Mar 07
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-lets-give-it-a-thai-3/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-lets-give-it-a-thai-3/ical/


Cost// $45
Date// March 7th
Registration Deadline// March 5th 

Menu: 
– Shrimp Pad Thai 
– Sticky Rice w/ Pork Larb 
– Sticky Rice w/ Mango
– Gang Keow Wan (Green Curry)
– Spring Rolls w/ Peanut and Fish Sauce

Come make Thai food with us! We’ll be creating a variety of traditional Thai dishes that you can make at home.

About the Artist:
 Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31292
Mar 07
Mar 07
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-07/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// February 27th (Full Session) 

Let the music move you as we explore the world of contemporary and lyrical dance! For beginner and intermediate dancers, this is the perfect class to explore the emotional power of music, expand your flexibility and let loose for an hour a week in a fun and powerful style of movement. We will work on different combinations and skills each week in this 5-week session to explore the vast world of modern movement. Need to unwind for just an hour a week? Then this is YOUR class.

Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in. Dance shoes/socks are optional but not required – we will be barefoot often.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your Unwind instructor, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31189
Mar 07
Mar 07
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-03-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-03-07/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31297
Mar 07
Mar 07
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-07/ical/
 

Cost // $45 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// March 6th (Full Session) 
Note// Drop-ins are allowed only on weeks 1 & 2.

1930s Partner Charleston, a direct descendant of the well-known 1920s Charleston, is largely composed of kick-steps and commonly danced in conjunction with Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. If you’re wanting to expand your swing vocabulary and add versatility to your dance, this is the perfect class to accomplish it! If you do not have Lindy or East Coast experience, you can still begin here and add them later. No partner is required to take the class. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31237
Mar 09
Mar 09
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-09/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31251
Mar 09
Mar 09
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-09/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31307
Mar 09
Mar 09
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy featured-event
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/no-sleep-6/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/NS6_FB_Prof-e1547499185881.png
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/no-sleep-6/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

After multiple sold out shows, NO SLEEP, Des Moines’ dynamic stand-up comedy show returns to the Kum & Go Theater. The laughs will be bigger, the drinks taller, and the night more unforgettable.

COMEDIANS
Sam Hirchak
Day Peace
Jen Kuhle
Donny Townsend
Tomme O’Neil
Wade Taylor
Sarah Mattox
AJ Simmons
Sid Juwarker 

MUSIC
Toby Diligent

FOOD
Artis T’s
Black Cat Ice Cream 

SPONSORS
Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce
Black Cat Ice Cream
Art Terrarium
Fighting Burrito

 

 

 

Buy ticket

Kum & Go Theater // Doors 8:30PM // Show 9PM // $10 ADV // $12 DOS // 18+

31100
Mar 12
Mar 12
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-12/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31303
Mar 13
Mar 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intermediate-advanced-solo-jazz-charleston-2019-03-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/intermediate-advanced-solo-jazz-charleston-2019-03-13/ical/

Cost// $45 Full Session or $25 Drop-in
Dates// March 6th and March 13th 
Registration Deadline// March 5th
Note// Previous Swing Dance experience required, drop-in allowed both dates. 

This class will explore Solo Jazz and Solo Charleston movement. Improving your solo movement achieves better overall partner dancing and styling, and every swing enthusiast should practice working on individual movement to optimize partner dancing fundamentals. Participants should have a dance background of some kind for best results. No partner is required. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31163
Mar 14
Mar 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-14/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31212
Mar 14
Mar 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-keto-comfort-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-keto-comfort-2/ical/

Cost// $45
Date// March 14th
Registration Deadline// March 12th

Menu:
-Keto Mac & Cauliflower
-Biscuits and Gravy
-Boulinese w/ Zucchini Noodles
-Keto Pizza Crust recipe

What is Keto: A keto diet is a type of very low carbohydrate diet designed to force your body to burn fat instead of glucose for energy. This process produces ketones, which gives these diets their “keto” name.

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31293
Mar 14
Mar 14
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-14/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// February 27th (Full Session) 

Let the music move you as we explore the world of contemporary and lyrical dance! For beginner and intermediate dancers, this is the perfect class to explore the emotional power of music, expand your flexibility and let loose for an hour a week in a fun and powerful style of movement. We will work on different combinations and skills each week in this 5-week session to explore the vast world of modern movement. Need to unwind for just an hour a week? Then this is YOUR class.

Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in. Dance shoes/socks are optional but not required – we will be barefoot often.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your Unwind instructor, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31298
Mar 14
Mar 14
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-14/ical/
 

Cost // $45 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// March 6th (Full Session) 
Note// Drop-ins are allowed only on weeks 1 & 2.

1930s Partner Charleston, a direct descendant of the well-known 1920s Charleston, is largely composed of kick-steps and commonly danced in conjunction with Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. If you’re wanting to expand your swing vocabulary and add versatility to your dance, this is the perfect class to accomplish it! If you do not have Lindy or East Coast experience, you can still begin here and add them later. No partner is required to take the class. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31238
Mar 16
Mar 16
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-16/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31252
Mar 16
Mar 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-16/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31279
Mar 16
Mar 16
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-03-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-03-16/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30963
Mar 17
Mar 17
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-03-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-03-17/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31101
Mar 19
Mar 19
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-19/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31164
Mar 21
Mar 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-21/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31294
Mar 21
Mar 21
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-21/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// February 27th (Full Session) 

Let the music move you as we explore the world of contemporary and lyrical dance! For beginner and intermediate dancers, this is the perfect class to explore the emotional power of music, expand your flexibility and let loose for an hour a week in a fun and powerful style of movement. We will work on different combinations and skills each week in this 5-week session to explore the vast world of modern movement. Need to unwind for just an hour a week? Then this is YOUR class.

Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in. Dance shoes/socks are optional but not required – we will be barefoot often.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your Unwind instructor, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31299
Mar 21
Mar 21
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-21/ical/
 

Cost // $45 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// March 6th (Full Session) 
Note// Drop-ins are allowed only on weeks 1 & 2.

1930s Partner Charleston, a direct descendant of the well-known 1920s Charleston, is largely composed of kick-steps and commonly danced in conjunction with Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. If you’re wanting to expand your swing vocabulary and add versatility to your dance, this is the perfect class to accomplish it! If you do not have Lindy or East Coast experience, you can still begin here and add them later. No partner is required to take the class. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31239
Mar 23
Mar 23
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-23/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31253
Mar 23
Mar 23
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-23/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31102
Mar 26
Mar 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-03-26/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31218
Mar 27
Mar 27
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-03-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-03-27/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31165
Mar 28
Mar 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-03-28/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31232
Mar 28
Mar 28
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-gettin-saucy-with-sichuan-3/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-gettin-saucy-with-sichuan-3/ical/

Cost // $45
Date // March 28th
Registration Deadline // March 26th

Sichuan Cuisine is Chef Cass’s favorite to make at home! This is a cuisine from the Northern region in China known as the “heavenly country”. It is known for its use of the szechuan peppercorn, a unique spice that is numbing and flavorful. We will be delving into the spice profiles and traditions of this fantastic region. Come make some hand-pulled noodles and try the most unique cuisine there is!

Menu:

-Biang Biang Noodles

-MaPo Tofu

-Liangpi Noodles

-Bang Bang Chicken w/ Dry Fried String Beans

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About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.  

 

 

 

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

 

31295
Mar 28
Mar 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/unwind-adult-contemporary-dance-2019-03-28/ical/

Cost// $55 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// February 28th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// February 27th (Full Session) 

Let the music move you as we explore the world of contemporary and lyrical dance! For beginner and intermediate dancers, this is the perfect class to explore the emotional power of music, expand your flexibility and let loose for an hour a week in a fun and powerful style of movement. We will work on different combinations and skills each week in this 5-week session to explore the vast world of modern movement. Need to unwind for just an hour a week? Then this is YOUR class.

Bring comfortable clothes that you can move in. Dance shoes/socks are optional but not required – we will be barefoot often.

About the Artist: Mari Moroz, your Unwind instructor, has been dancing for almost 20 years, in studio, competition teams, performance teams, musical theater; you name it. A 2017 graduate from Drake University, Mari founded and led the Blue Crew Dance Club on campus, offering recreational dance clinics and performing for Iowa Energy and Iowa Wild games. Since graduating, Mari has taught dance classes through Des Moines Community Education and at Gateway Dance Theatre. She has also choreographed for local dance studios and theatre companies back in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31300
Mar 28
Mar 28
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-1930s-partner-charleston-2019-03-28/ical/
 

Cost // $45 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, March 28th
Registration Deadline// March 6th (Full Session) 
Note// Drop-ins are allowed only on weeks 1 & 2.

1930s Partner Charleston, a direct descendant of the well-known 1920s Charleston, is largely composed of kick-steps and commonly danced in conjunction with Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. If you’re wanting to expand your swing vocabulary and add versatility to your dance, this is the perfect class to accomplish it! If you do not have Lindy or East Coast experience, you can still begin here and add them later. No partner is required to take the class. 

About the Artists: Travis & Jill are jitterbugs from Central Iowa who LOVE swing and the essence of the era in which it was born. They met in 2008, began dancing together shortly after, and have been cuttin’ a rug ever since. They specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials. Travis & Jill enjoy dancing BIG and creating new dance moves each time they take to the floor.

The Belgardes compete occasionally in the Midwest. Most recently, they placed 2nd in the Showcase Competition and 2nd in the Fast Dance Battle Contest at Heartland Swing Festival (April 2017). Travis & Jill have been ambassadors of swing in Central Iowa by performing and teaching new dancers in Des Moines. They look forward to teaching new dancers and expanding the population of jitterbugs in the Midwest!

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31240
Mar 30
Mar 30
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-03-30/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31254
Mar 30
Mar 30
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-03-30/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31103
Apr 02
Apr 02
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-02/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31166
Apr 04
Apr 04
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-04/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31215
Apr 04
Apr 04
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dim-sum-and-then-sum-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dim-sum-and-then-sum-2/ical/

Cost // $45
Date // April 4th
Registration Deadline // April 2nd

A class on Dim Sum a traditional cuisine served with tea on weekend mornings. We will be focusing mainly on these tapa like dishes and also some other traditional dishes from -aroundsoup-dumplings-7-585x389 China.

Menu:

-Pre-Appetizer: Turnip Cakes

-Xiao Long Bao (soup filled dumplings)

-Shrimp wontons In Spicy Sauce

-Pork Buns

-Pork and Chive Dumplings

 

INSTRUCTOR

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Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

31190
Apr 04
Apr 04
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-04-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-04-04/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31177
Apr 05
Apr 05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-04-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-04-05/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

30480
Apr 05
Apr 05
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-05/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

31241
Apr 06
Apr 06
10:00 am - 11:00 am
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-04-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-1-17-2019-04-06/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31255
Apr 06
Apr 06
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-04-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-17-2019-04-06/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// March 2nd thru April 6th
Registration Deadline // March 1st (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

30481
Apr 06
Apr 06
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-06/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30939
Apr 07
Apr 07
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-04-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-04-07/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

30487
Apr 07
Apr 07
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-07/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS

31104
Apr 09
Apr 09
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-09/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

30482
Apr 10
Apr 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-10/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

31167
Apr 11
Apr 11
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-11/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

30483
Apr 11
Apr 11
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-11/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30484
Apr 12
Apr 12
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-12/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30488
Apr 13
Apr 13
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-13/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS

30485
Apr 13
Apr 13
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-04-13/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS 

30489
Apr 14
Apr 14
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/gruesome-playground-injuries-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-04-14/ical/

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together. The New York Times calls playwright Rajiv Joseph “an artist of original talent.” Variety says “This wondrous strange twohander finds as much humor as horror in the play’s bizarre events.”

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

April 5th – 14th

BUY TICKETS

31207
Apr 15
Apr 15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/layered-cakes-with-katherine-3/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/layered-cakes-with-katherine-3/ical/


Cost// $45 
Date// April 15th 
Registration Deadline// April 13th 

Come learn how to bake, layer and frost cakes from scratch! This class will give you the tools, tips and tricks to wow your family and friends when making your next cake. We will be making (and eating) buttermilk, chocolate, lemon and white cakes. 

About the Artist: My name is Katherine and I love to teach people how to bake. I graduated from ICI at Des Moines Area Community College and have been baking ever since! If you thinking baking is difficult, come take a class with me and I will show how fun and easy it can be.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31105
Apr 16
Apr 16
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-16/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31168
Apr 18
Apr 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-18/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31243
Apr 20
Apr 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-04-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-04-20/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31257
Apr 20
Apr 20
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-04-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-04-20/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

31280
Apr 20
Apr 20
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-04-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-04-20/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30964
Apr 21
Apr 21
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-04-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-04-21/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31106
Apr 23
Apr 23
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-23/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31219
Apr 24
Apr 24
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-04-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-04-24/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31169
Apr 25
Apr 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
education lifestyle
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/the-lessons-of-art-art-as-therapy-for-cancer-survivors-2019-04-25/ical/

The Lessons of Art: Art as Therapy for Cancer Survivors

The class will include 9-12 participants. There will be no need for prior art making experience. Some of the art made, will no doubt, be compelling, interesting and beautiful for what they are. But the art is intended as a vehicle and process for reflection and not about product making or making masterpieces. Rather the class will require you to be open, vulnerable, and reflective to create an environment of expressive freedom, exploration, acceptance, learning and growth. The class is meant to be a safe, and supportive environment for exploring feelingsand issues related to cancer survival.

This class is a 13-week class that meets once weekly, Thursday evenings 6-9pm. 10 of those weeks will be held at the Des Moines Social Club, 3 weeks will be spent at the Kunzler Studios in Valley Junction working with clay and wheel throwing. The class will run from Jan 17th-April 25th. No class Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day. The class is $130, and all art supplies will be provided. Nobody with a financial need will be turned away.

To Register or for more information, contact Greg Fuqua, gfuqua70@gmail.com. This class is a project made possible through a collaboration with: THE DRAKE COMMUNITY PRESS & ABOVE AND BEYOND (AB+C) CANCER.

 

31211
Apr 25
Apr 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-6/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/cooking-with-cass-intro-to-sushi-6/ical/



Cost// $45
Date// April 25th
Registration Deadline// April 23rd

Menu:
– Tuna rolls
– Salmon Roll
– Tempura Rolls
– Sashimi

A class on sushi! A favorite treat to many of us here in Des Moines. You will learn how to make your own sushi rolls from scratch including Tuna rolls, Salmon rolls, Tempura rolls, and Sashimi. We will also be making many of the favorite sauces too. This is a hands on class and everyone will have a chance to get involved and roll their own sushi. 

About the Artist: Cassandra lived in New York City from 2006-2013. This is where she discovered her passion for the many different cuisines from around the world. She graduated from the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC in 2015. She is personal Chef for many small businesses in the Des Moines area. Her favorite cuisine to cook at home is Traditional Sichuan Cuisine from North Western China.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31270
Apr 26
Apr 26
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
culinary education
Culinary Loft
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/baking-with-ben-bread-basics-5/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/baking-with-ben-bread-basics-5/ical/


Cost// $45
Date// April 26th
Registration Deadline// April 24th

Bread Basics will cover methods and techniques for baking great breads at home. Information on grains, equipment, fermentation, and baking will be covered. Course also includes bread tastings, bread-based recipes, and a short demo on making homemade butter.

About the Artist: Benjamin Gardner owns Almanac Home Bakery and started baking bread with his mother on snowy days when school was cancelled. He is also an artist and teaches drawing and Honors courses at Drake University. Always interested in learning, Gardner is interested in foodways and different ingredients, techniques, and methods of home cooking and baking.   

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***

The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31244
Apr 27
Apr 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-04-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-04-27/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31258
Apr 27
Apr 27
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-04-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-04-27/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

31107
Apr 30
Apr 30
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-04-30/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31191
May 02
May 02
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-05-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-05-02/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31178
May 03
May 03
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-05-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-05-03/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

31245
May 04
May 04
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-04/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31259
May 04
May 04
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-04/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30940
May 05
May 05
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-05-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-05-05/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31108
May 07
May 07
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-07/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

30491
May 10
May 10
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-10/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

31246
May 11
May 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-11/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31260
May 11
May 11
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-11/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30492
May 11
May 11
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-11/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30498
May 12
May 12
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-12/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

31109
May 14
May 14
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-14/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-14/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

30493
May 15
May 15
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-15/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30494
May 16
May 16
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-16/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30495
May 17
May 17
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-17/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

31247
May 18
May 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-18/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31261
May 18
May 18
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-18/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30499
May 18
May 18
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-18/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30496
May 18
May 18
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2019-05-18/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

31281
May 18
May 18
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-05-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-05-18/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30500
May 19
May 19
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
theater
Kum & Go Theater
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/disgraced-iowa-stage-theatre-co-2-2019-05-19/ical/

Disgraced

Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, and Obie for best play, “Disgraced” follows Amir Kapoor, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is white; she’s an artist, creating work influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party for Amir’s colleague and her curator husband, what starts out as a friendly banter escalates into something far more searing and damaging.

 

Performances in the Kum & Go Theater

May 10th – 19th

BUY TICKETS

30965
May 19
May 19
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-05-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-05-19/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31110
May 21
May 21
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-21/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31248
May 25
May 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/51035-2019-05-25/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is perfect for those out there who have always had an interest in ballet, but may have never had a chance to take classes. It will feature all the elements found in a tradition ballet class. This includes barre and center work, as well as stretching and cool down to prevent injury. It will feature an emphasis on the terminology and music used in classical ballet. Learn next to other adult beginners in a supportive, fun way.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.org.

31262
May 25
May 25
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
dancemovement education
UnityPoint Health Movement Studio
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/beginning-adult-ballet-level-2-18-2019-05-25/ical/

Cost// $60 Full Session or $15 Drop-in
Dates// April 20th thru May 25th
Registration Deadline // April 19th (Full Session)
Ages// 18+

This class is ideal for those who have taken a small amount of ballet previously and want to continue to dive deeper into learning ballet technique. This class is a continuation from basic terminology. It will work to not only strengthen the basics, but to continue learning new steps. Ballet shoes are not required for this class.

About the Artist: Kristin Gall started her dance training at the age of 5. She studied primarily classical ballet as well as modern, jazz, and tap. After high school she went on to study dance at Columbia College Chicago. Over the years she has performed with groups such as The Central Iowa Dance Youth Ballet, Iowa Dance Theatre, and Ballet Des Moines. She also danced professionally with The Des Moines Metro Opera, The Keith West Illusion Show, The Rumba Dreams dancers, as well as several freelance opportunities. She has also taught at several studios including Central Iowa Dance, Glaza Studio, The Dance Place, BU Dance Company, and Des Moines Social Club.

30908
May 27
May 27
All Day
No Categories
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-memorial-day/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-memorial-day/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

30909
May 27
May 27
All Day
education
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-memorial-day-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-memorial-day-2/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.

31111
May 28
May 28
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-05-28/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31220
May 29
May 29
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-05-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-05-29/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

30941
Jun 02
Jun 02
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-06-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-06-02/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31112
Jun 04
Jun 04
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-04/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31192
Jun 06
Jun 06
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-06-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-06-06/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31179
Jun 07
Jun 07
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-06-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-06-07/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

31113
Jun 11
Jun 11
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-11/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-11/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31282
Jun 15
Jun 15
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-06-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-06-15/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30966
Jun 16
Jun 16
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-06-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-06-16/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31114
Jun 18
Jun 18
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-18/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31115
Jun 25
Jun 25
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-06-25/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31221
Jun 26
Jun 26
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-06-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-06-26/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31116
Jul 02
Jul 02
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-02/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

30910
Jul 04
Jul 04
All Day
No Categories
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/closed-happy-independence-day/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/closed-happy-independence-day/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5.

30911
Jul 04
Jul 04
All Day
education
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/closed-happy-independence-day-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/closed-happy-independence-day-2/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5.

31180
Jul 05
Jul 05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-07-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-07-05/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

30942
Jul 07
Jul 07
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-07-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-07-07/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31117
Jul 09
Jul 09
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-09/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-09/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31118
Jul 16
Jul 16
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-16/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31283
Jul 20
Jul 20
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-07-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-07-20/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30967
Jul 21
Jul 21
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-07-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-07-21/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31119
Jul 23
Jul 23
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-23/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31120
Jul 30
Jul 30
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-30/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-07-30/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31222
Jul 31
Jul 31
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-07-31/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-07-31/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31181
Aug 02
Aug 02
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-08-02/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-08-02/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

30943
Aug 04
Aug 04
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-08-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-08-04/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31121
Aug 06
Aug 06
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-06/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31122
Aug 13
Aug 13
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-13/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-13/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31284
Aug 17
Aug 17
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-08-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-08-17/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30968
Aug 18
Aug 18
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-08-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-08-18/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31123
Aug 20
Aug 20
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-20/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31124
Aug 27
Aug 27
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-27/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-08-27/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31223
Aug 28
Aug 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-08-28/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-08-28/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

30944
Sep 01
Sep 01
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-09-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-09-01/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31125
Sep 03
Sep 03
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-03/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31195
Sep 05
Sep 05
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-09-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-09-05/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31182
Sep 06
Sep 06
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-09-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-09-06/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

31126
Sep 10
Sep 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-10/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

30969
Sep 15
Sep 15
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-09-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-8-2019-09-15/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model. 

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class. 

 

31127
Sep 17
Sep 17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-17/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31285
Sep 21
Sep 21
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-09-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-09-21/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

31128
Sep 24
Sep 24
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-24/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-09-24/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31224
Sep 25
Sep 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-09-25/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-09-25/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31129
Oct 01
Oct 01
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-01/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31196
Oct 03
Oct 03
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-10-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-10-03/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31183
Oct 04
Oct 04
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-10-04/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-10-04/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

30945
Oct 06
Oct 06
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
education visual-art
Workshop
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-10-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/figure-drawing-7-2019-10-06/ical/

drawing

Come harness your life drawing skills in this casual, open studio drawing class on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month! No pre-registration is required and the cost is $10 at the door to cover the cost of the model.

NOTE: A nude model will be present during this class.

 

31130
Oct 08
Oct 08
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-08/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-08/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31131
Oct 15
Oct 15
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-15/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-15/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31286
Oct 19
Oct 19
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-10-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-10-19/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

31132
Oct 22
Oct 22
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-22/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-22/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31225
Oct 23
Oct 23
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-10-23/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-10-23/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31133
Oct 29
Oct 29
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-29/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-10-29/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31184
Nov 01
Nov 01
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-11-01/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-11-01/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

31134
Nov 05
Nov 05
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-05/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31197
Nov 07
Nov 07
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-11-07/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-11-07/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31135
Nov 12
Nov 12
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-12/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-12/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31287
Nov 16
Nov 16
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-11-16/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-11-16/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

31136
Nov 19
Nov 19
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-19/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-19/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31226
Nov 20
Nov 20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-11-20/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-11-20/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31137
Nov 26
Nov 26
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-26/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-11-26/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

30912
Nov 27
Nov 27
All Day
No Categories
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-2/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-2/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29.

30913
Nov 27
Nov 27
All Day
education
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-3/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-3/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29.

30914
Nov 28
Nov 28
All Day
education
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-4/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-4/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29.

30915
Nov 28
Nov 28
All Day
No Categories
Des Moines Social Club Headquarters
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-5/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-thanksgiving-5/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving.  We will resume normal business hours on Friday, November 29.

31138
Dec 03
Dec 03
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-12-03/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-12-03/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31198
Dec 05
Dec 05
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-12-05/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/ipr-studio-one-underground-2019-12-05/ical/

Join us for IPR Studio One Underground — Iowa Public Radio’s monthly live series featuring Iowa and touring artists, broadcasted live from The Basement. Attend the show or tune in to 90.1 FM to listen live.

Iowa Public Radio Studio One is your daily soundtrack, bringing you the best music from emerging talent to legendary favorites, from indie and alternative to blues and Americana, and from around the corner to around the world. IPR Studio One is heard on 90.1 FM in Des Moines daily after 7 p.m. and on weekends — and it’s streaming online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at iowapublicradio.org or through the Iowa Public Radio app for iOS and Android. The premier source for Iowa’s essential new music.

Subscribe to IPR Studio One’s e-newsletter to get updates on news and events.

The Basement // 7PM // FREE // All Ages

31185
Dec 06
Dec 06
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
music
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-12-06/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/first-friday-new-orleans-jazz-party-4-2019-12-06/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

The NOLA Jazz Band’s monthly “New Orleans Jazz Party” occurs every First Friday of the month at The Basement, usually to a packed house.

All band members have a common love for the sound and “feel” of both traditional and current New Orleans and roots blues music – real, gutsy, raw, heartfelt, and entertaining. They also find joy in their music and love performing together, having fun, and entertaining their audiences.

The NOLA Jazz Band has played alongside a number of well-known traditional jazz and music groups this past year including Davina & the Vagabonds, Sony recording artist trumpet player and singer Bria Skonberg, and Dom Flemons of The Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Individual band members have also shared the stage with Vincent Gardner, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Kurt Elling, and many other well know jazz artists during their careers. NOLA Jazz Band members have also been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

CD’s are available at live shows, online at iTunes and CD Baby, on their website, as well as streaming on Spotify.

Buy ticket

The Basement // 5:30pm // $7 advance // $10 at the door // all ages

31139
Dec 10
Dec 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-12-10/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-12-10/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31140
Dec 17
Dec 17
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-12-17/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/team-trivia-5-2019-12-17/ical/

 

 

Each weekly winner gets to pick the first category for the next week’s trivia as well as bragging rights. Monthly winners receive a reserved table the next month, and whatever else we might come up with. Door prizes given away throughout the night.

Follow Team Trivia on Facebook

31227
Dec 18
Dec 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
social
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-12-18/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/board-game-night-3-2019-12-18/ical/

Playing board games in a basement, just feels right. We’ll provide the games, you provide the stellar strategy and an inappropriately high level of excitement. Friendly competition. Open play.

Last Wednesday of every month in The Basement

Free, All Ages

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

31288
Dec 21
Dec 21
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
comedy
The Basement
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-12-21/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/chowdown-comedy-3-2019-12-21/ical/

Des Moines Social Club

CHOWDOWN is a live monthly improv comedy show from the minds of Clifton Dewayne Antoine, Caitlin Dorsett, Jill Leary, Onnalee Kelley, Tim Overton, and Paul Privitera. 

Come see some of the best long-form improvisers in Des Moines create a new show each month. What will you see at the next show? No one knows, because it’s made up every time! Some examples of scenes at previous shows include “Tinder date with Satan,” “Gollum at summer camp,” and “Stevie Wonder vs. Predator.”

Buy ticket

The Basement // $7 ADV // $10 DOS // doors 9PM // Show 9:30pm // All Ages (PG13 content)

30916
Dec 24
Dec 24
All Day
No Categories
Des Moines Social Club
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-6/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-6/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26.

30917
Dec 24
Dec 24
All Day
education
Des Moines Social Club
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-7/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-7/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26.

30918
Dec 25
Dec 25
All Day
education
Des Moines Social Club
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-8/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-8/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26.

30919
Dec 25
Dec 25
All Day
No Categories
Des Moines Social Club
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-9/
http://desmoinessocialclub.org/events/dmsc-closed-happy-holidays-9/ical/

The Des Moines Social Club campus will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.  We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, December 26.