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Weekender Central Iowa! Ani DiFranco | Community Table Storytelling | Drunk Book Club





THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

It’s a fantastic fall weekend and there’s plenty going on to keep you busy, from theater and comedy to storytelling, the paranormal and so much more! Top pick? Catch the inimical Ani DiFranco at Wooly’s to brighten up your Monday night.




Gaslamp

All Access Live! Featuring Wiitch Tiit

Oct 6 – 6:30pm

Join Iowa Public Radio at xBk on October 6th for a live broadcast and taping of All Access Live!


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The Blazing Saddle

Iowa Leather Weekend

Oct 7 – Oct 9 –

Save the date for another fantastically kinky weekend in Des Moines, Iowa.


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Mainframe Studios

First Friday: Momentum Annual Exhibition

Oct 7 – 5:00pm

Join us at Mainframe Studios and experience this one-of-a-kind art exhibit featuring Central Iowa artists with disabilities, mental health conditions, or brain injuries.


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Stoner Studio Theater

Sister Act Jr.

Oct 7 – 7:00pm

Based on the hit 1992 film and Tony-nominated Broadway musical, Sister Act JR.


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Des Moines Civic Center

The Book of Mormon

Oct 7 – 7:30pm

This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.


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Hoyt Sherman Place

Joe Satriani

Oct 7 – 8:00pm

Emporium Presents Joe Satriani: Earth Tour 2022-2023


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CPMI Event Center

Psychic & Paranormal Expo

Oct 8 – Oct 9 –

Featuring 30+ vendors!


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North High School

Pre-Winter Community Car Check Up

Oct 8 – 9:00am

Pre-Winter Community Car Check Up


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Franklin Avenue Library

Community Table: Local Storytelling and Food Festival

Oct 8 – 10:00am

Community Table: Local Storytelling and Food Festival


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Des Moines Botanical Garden

Pilates and Plants

Oct 8 – 10:00am

Join the Botanical Garden and Club Pilates for Pilates and Plants!


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Drunk Book Club

Oct 8 – 7:00pm

Des Moines’ comedians Kristy and Onnalee read a book. Yes, a whole book!


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xBk Live

Dan Tedesco, Dave Zollo, ENGLISH

Oct 8 – 8:00pm

xBk presents Dan Tedesco w/Dave Zollo and English


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Jailbreak! Stand-Up Comedy

Oct 8 – 9:30pm

Sound the alarms! Stand-up comedians have escaped from the local sanatorium and are taking over Teehee’s Comedy Club!


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Lauridsen Amphitheater

Elevate Festival

Oct 9 – 10:00am

5K, Yoga, and Mediation, all in support of Above and Beyond Cancer


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Hari Kondabolu

Oct 9 – 6:30pm

First Fleet Concerts Presents: Hari Kondabolu with Carmen Lagala


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xBk Live

Argonaut & Wasp

Oct 9 – 7:00pm

Argonaut & Wasp at xBk Live


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Wooly's

Tai Verdes

Oct 9 – 7:00pm

First Fleet Concerts Presents Tai Verdes – HDTV Tour


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Wooly's

Ani DiFranco w/ Abraham Alexander

Oct 10 – 6:00pm

First Fleet Concerts Presents: Ani DiFranco


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The hip-hop horizon: Iowa rappers’ fall releases explore drug culture, punk and ‘ascension music’

by Chris DeLine, Sep 30
This fall will see a wide range of releases from Iowan artists spanning the diverse rap and hip-hop spectrum. While this is far from a comprehensive list of what’s on tap for the next several months, here’s a cross-section looking at five releases from young, up-and-coming artists who have new projects on the way.








Buy books, support reproductive education at the 60th Planned Parenthood Book Sale

by Lily DeTaeye, Oct 5
Autumn is here and you may be looking forward to cozying up with a few books as the weather gets colder. But if your bookshelves are in need of an update, you’re in luck. The Planned Parenthood Book Sale at the Iowa State Fairgrounds is back again this fall.




Five questions with: storyteller and speech pathologist Mama Edie Armstrong

by Liy DeTaeye, Oct 6
On Saturday, Oct. 8, the Des Moines Public Library will hold its first Community Table Storytelling and Local Food Festival at three different locations around Des Moines. Alongside food vendors and activities, the festival will feature a lineup of acclaimed storytellers from across the country. One of these performers is Mama Edie Armstrong.

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