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 929 3rd Street , Des Moines, IA, US, 50309

  • Phone: (515) 282-5251
  • Fax: (515) 282-6871
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»Big Four Basketball Classic

December 20, 2014 4:00 PM

The athletic teams that represent Northern Illinois University arereferredto as the "Huskies." Members of NCAA Division I and the Mid-AmericanConference, theathleticprogram is made up of seven men's sports (baseball, basketball, football, golf soccer, tennis andwrestling) and ten women's sports (basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, track, volleyball). Located in DeKalb, Illinois, the school's sports teams have become somewhat of alocalizedsensation among sports fans in the Northern Illinois region.

730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309


December 20, 2014 7:30 PM

The Canadian-bred Nickelback, led by raspy vocalist Chad Kroeger, is an updated grunge outfit. The band combines hoarse yet passionate vocals and distorted guitars with radio-friendly hooks and catchy choruses to create a style of music that individuals who don't like to think too hard about what they're listening to tend to like. The band is often labeled as Canada's answer to Creed, another fairly successful post-grunge band, but while Creed gained popularity with a huge sound and enigmatically pious led singer, Nickelback embraces its small North American town roots with a bit more heartland-style vulnerability.

730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Outdoor Ice Skating

December 20, 2014 12:00 PM

Brenton Skating Plaza is a unique outdoor ice skating facility and family entertainment venue. The Plaza is located conveniently along The Principal Riverwalk on the Des Moines River waterfront. From November to March, the venue offers people of all ages the chance to ice skate in the open air, amid the snowflakes and under the stars.

520 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Mannheim Steamroller

December 20, 2014 2:00 PM

In an effort to breathe life into a style of music that is typically associated with days of yore and times when aristocrats ruled the majority of Europe, the American neo-classical group Mannheim Steamroller was formed in 1974 and has since helped introduce a new generation of fans to the wonders of symphonic music. Though the majority of the songs the group plays typically fall into the new age music category, the tracks are assembled in a way one would expect from a classical symphony. By incorporating elements of modern flair, like synthesizers and electronic drum kits, Mannheim Steamroller has pushed the boundaries of what people would typically perceive as compositionally sound music. While the outfit has always experienced marginal success since its inception, Mannheim Steamroller found its greatest critical and commercial success in 1984 when it released an album of Christmas instrumental covers.

221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Mannheim Steamroller Tickets

December 20, 2014 7:30 PM

221 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Misfit Cabaret: Island Of Misfit Toys

December 20, 2014 8:00 PM

221 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Euforquestra's "Home For The Holidays"

December 20, 2014 9:00 PM

Taking its name from a combination of the words euphoria and orchestra, Euforquestra formed in 2006 with the intention of spreading euphoria through its music. Based out of Fort Collins, Colorado (via Iowa City), the seven-piece band blends ska, funk, reggae and jazz into a jam band format. Because of its eclecticism and unrestrained live show, the band has developed a cult following throughout Colorado.

504 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Bonnie Koloc

December 20, 2014 7:30 PM

1011 Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Tonic Sol-Fa Holiday Show

December 20, 2014 7:30 PM

Tonic Sol-fa is an all-male a cappella group originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. The guys in the band write generally uplifting music in a pop-choral style, frequent themes being in love and family. Tonic Sol-fa have released a good deal of self-produced albums including a few Christmas LPs. The group is named after the word to describe a sight-singing technique that uses hand gestures to cue tonal scales.

1507 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

»Jolly Holiday Lights

December 20, 2014 5:30 PM

Jolly Holiday Lights is a spectacular light display all in a 3.3 mile route through Water Works Park. This annual Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa fundraiser has raised millions of dollars, granting wishes to numerous children in Iowa.

410 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321

»Sleepy Hollow Sports Park - Saturday, December 20th

December 20, 2014 10:00 AM

Please note:  Discounted tickets and packages are not available for every day we are open. Discounted tickets and packages available online may or may not be available at the Sleepy Hollow ticket office. Additional, non-discounted ala carte tickets and packages are available at the Sleepy Hollow ticket office during normal business hours.  Tickets purchaed online are sold at a discounted rate and are non-refundable. In the event of incliment weather or the need to re-schedule your ticket date, your ticket will be accepted on any other day Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is open.   At Sleepy Hollow, we make our own snow on all of our runs. All areas are lighted for night safety, and are groomed daily, Our bunny hill always offers free beginner lessons, and private lessons are available. We have a full rental shop for skis, snowboards, and ZIpfy sleds, as well as ski patrol on duty at all times.   Ski/Snowboard Sleepy Hollow has transformed the entire snowboard area into one big terrain park, featuring a variety of jumps and rails. Features change throughout the season to challenge you all winter long. We offer a variety or runs from beginner to expert. A surface lift is offered in the beginner area, but all other areas are serviced by a quad chair lift. Sleepy Hollow is a great place to learn to ski or board. We offer lessons for all ages 5 and up. Beginner skiers and snowboarders can even get free group lesson on the weekends with the purchase of a lift pass and equipment rental. Private lessons are available for a fee, please call ahead to schedule.           Snow Tubing You know how fun sledding is tubing is even better! Our hill is 15 stories high and you dont have to walk back up! Thrill-seekers of all ages will enjoy our huge lighted tubing hill. As the surface lifts pull you to the top, prepare for the release, which sends you flying down the 1,000-foot runs. All lanes are constantly monitored for everyones safety.  We provide the tubes.   Minimum age requirement is 4 years old. Helmets are required for ages 4 through 6. Bring your own helmet or borrow one from us free of charge. Tubing is not only a fun individual experience; its a great group activity.   Zibob Sleds Zibob sleds are completely safe and easy enough for anyone to use. Make sharp turns and race down our course! Sleds are available both to rent and own at Sleepy Hollow. Zibob sleds are great for everyone from beginners to experts!

4051 Dean Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

»2nd Annual All Black Affair

December 20, 2014 10:00 PM

301 Ashworth Road
Des Moines, IA 50265
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