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Local events

Beast Village Comedy Festival

  • October 6
  • Temple Theater
  • 9:00pm
  • $37.50

Billy Elliot the Musical

  • October 5 - 27
  • Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • 7:30-10:00pm
  • Tickets range $29-$46

Downtown Farmers Market

  • October 6
  • Court Street between 5thAvenue and Water 
  • 7:00am-12:00pm until October, then it is 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Prices vary based on vendors

Flea Market @ Fairgrounds

  • October 6 and 7
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds – 4H exhibits building
  • 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Free Entry

Frankenstein

  • October 5 – 7
  • Ankeny Community Theater
  • 7:30pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Sunday
  • Tickets range $10-$15

Fun Home – The Musical

  • October 4-7
  • Des Moines Social Club
  • 7:30-10:00pm
  • $20 for Students, $30 for Seniors, $40 for adults

Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Moose: Opening Day

  • October 5
  • Wells Fargo Arena
  • 7:00pm
  • Tickets range from $11-$55

Iowa Wild vs. Manitoba Mouse: Kids Opening Day

  • October 7
  • Wells Fargo Arena
  • 7:00pm
  • Tickets range $11-$55

Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition

  • October 5 and 6
  • State Capitol – Governor's Formal Office
  • 8:00am-4:30pm Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm Sat
  • FREE

Pumpkin Express 

  • October 6
  • Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
  • 10:00-11:30am

Theatre Simpson’s “Silent Sky”

  • October 4 - 6 
  • Blank Performing Arts Center
  • 7:30-9:00pm
  • $9 Adults, $7 Students & Seniors
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