Weekender Central Iowa! Elegance Launch | Big Grove Vinyl Market | Fabulous Friday


Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

Drag, comedy, craft beer and a blast-from-the-past book signing! All this and more can be yours on this crisp fall weekend in Central Iowa. Don’t miss the unveiling of a new Jill Wells mural at xBk on Saturday, or Sunday’s debut of Eastern Iowa’s popular Big Grove Vinyl Market at the brewery’s new DSM location! Top pick of the weekend, though? B. Well celebrates the public launch of his new clothing line, Elegance, with a Saturday show at Wooly’s.
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xBk Live

EleanorGrace Album Release

Sep 29 – 7:00pm

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Temple Theater

Dixie's Tupperware Party

Sep 29 – 7:30pm

Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century.

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xBk Live

Good Looks w/Good Morning Midnight

Sep 30 – 7:00pm

Good Looks w/Good Morning Midnight

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The Garden

Fabulous Friday Drag ft. Frisbee Jenkins

Sep 30 – 10:00pm

Fabulous Friday Drag ft. Frisbee Jenkins

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Heartland Bazaar

Oct 1 – 10:00am

Bi-annual vintage clothing market featuring 30 unique vendors is held in the parking lot adjacent to Rumors

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Hoyt Sherman Place

2 Day Pet Portrait Class (Teens to Adults)

Oct 1 – 12:00pm

Introduction and advance watercolor techniques. One-on-one demonstration, step-by step guidance that will help you create your individual projects. Bring a photo of your furry or feathered friend.

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El Bait Shop

Little Giant Beer Summit 2022

Oct 1 – 3:00pm

We come together each fall to celebrate and toast Iowa’s small, but mighty, craft breweries, cideries, and meaderies.

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xBk Live

Black Renaissance Mural Unveiling

Oct 1 – 6:00pm

Black Renaissance Mural Unveiling

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Steve-O Book Signing

Oct 1 – 5:00pm

Steve-O (Steve Glover) of Jackass is stopping in Des Moines on Saturday, October 1 at 5pm in Raygun.

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Teehee's Comedy Club

Sam Tallent: Stand-Up Comedy

Oct 1 – 7:00pm

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today.

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Des Moines Civic Center


Oct 1 – 7:30pm

Acclaimed choreographer and Dance Magazine cover star Caleb Teicher brings the best of the swing dance world to the concert stage

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Gas Lamp Des Moines

Sadder Day: Emo Night

Oct 1 – 8:00pm

Another episode of SADDER DAY is coming your way

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B. Well with Annie Kemble

Oct 1 – 8:00pm

B.WELL: Local hip-hop artist, humanitarian and creator, Billy, “B.WELL” Weathers

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Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Big Grove Vinyl Market

Oct 2 – 12:00pm

Big Grove Brewery is excited to host a vinyl market in Des Moines!

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Gateway Dance Theatre

Indian Contemporary Dance Workshop

Oct 2 – 1:00pm

The much-awaited INDIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE workshop by Pooja Mayur!

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Iowa artist B. Well looks to harmonize his music and new apparel line, Elegance

by Courtney Guein, Sep 26
For musician, activist, fashion enthusiast and Des Moines community leader Billy “B. Well” Weathers, the word “elegance” goes beyond describing expensive gowns or opulent parties.
“I think figuring out that I don’t need to do anything to impress anybody else outside of myself [is elegance],” he said, “and the more that I can connect with my art, my music, my merchandise, or my apparel, my artistry as a person, the more it’s going to connect with everyone else.”

Big Grove Vinyl Market returns to Iowa City, launches next month in Des Moines

by Chris DeLine, Sep 22
“It’s a fun atmosphere to sell records in,” Brian Brandsgard told Little Village of the aesthetics and energy Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City. “It’s just a perfect place to have it.”

Christ on a bike! ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ comes to Des Moines for all your storage and entertainment needs

by Lily DeTaeye, Sep 28
Since 2004, Dixie Longate has been taking her Tupperware party to stages across the country, beginning off-Broadway. Until Oct. 2, you can catch Longate and her many plastic bowls at the Temple Theater in Des Moines. But if you haven’t yet been acquainted with Longate’s presentation, allow me to fill you in.

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