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THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

This weekend’s for you, music lovers – swing by xBk Live and explore the space with the Astronomers, watch juggling, beatboxing, tapdancing and more with Collision of Rhythm at the Des Moines Civic Center or catch some midwest folk at Gas Lamp with Good Morning Bedlam! Top pick: check out the French Experience at xBk for cheese, wine, and the warm feeling of doing good; portions of the entry fee go to support Des Moines Refugee Support.




Wooly's

Casey Donahew

Jan 19 – 7:00pm

Casey Donahew is an American Texas country music singer.


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xBk Live

The Astronomers

Jan 19 – 7:00pm

The Astronomers

with Ryan Lombard (of Lvvmaking) performs A Trip to the Moon

Thursday, January 19th 2023

Doors: 7pm

Show: 8pm

Tickets: $13 ADV // $15 DoS

All Ages


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Noce

Jazz on the House w Vocalist/Saxophonist Heath Alan

Jan 19 – 7:00pm

Every Thursday night, Noce hosts an all night happy hour.Doors at 6, music 7-10pm, no cover all night!


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Confluence Brewing

David Watson Live at Confluence

Jan 19 – 7:00pm

Check out live music in the taproom by David Watson on Thursday, 1/19 at 7 PM!


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Des Moines Community Playhouse

Go, Dog. Go!

Jan 20 – 7:00pm

Three dogs snorkel. Blue dogs howl. Small dogs ride a Ferris wheel. ALL dogs sing and dance and climb trees in an exploration of movement, color, and space. A big and little musical world of doggy fun


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xBk Live

The French Experience

Jan 20 – 7:30pm

An Immersive French Themed Evening. Enjoy French wine, cheeses, and language!


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Wooly's

NO SLEEP: STAND UP COMEDY

Jan 20 – 8:00pm

The state’s biggest night of independent stand-up comedy returns to Wooly’s January 20th!


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Teehee's Comedy Club

No Sleep After Party

Jan 20 – 10:30pm

The state’s biggest night of independent stand-up comedy returns to Wooly’s January 20th!


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Des Moines Civic Center

Collision of Rhythm

Jan 21 – 11:00am

Collision of Rhythm is a duo comprised of tap-dancing classical virtuoso, Aaron Williams, and beatbox-juggling keynote speaker, Bronkar Lee.


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Confluence Brewing

ChewBOCKa Fest 2023

Jan 21 – 12:00pm

It’s time again for our annual ChewBOCKa Fest party!


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xBk Live

GR!LIVE

Jan 21 – 1:00pm

ALT Rock: Herstory: Tegan and Sara | Featuring: Allegra Hernandez


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xBk Live

King Pari

Jan 21 – 7:00pm

“extremely bright and only getting brighter”


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Gas Lamp Des Moines

Good Morning Bedlam, Andrew Hoyt at Gas Lamp

Jan 21 – 7:30pm

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the midwest folk scene.


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Confluence Brewing

Trivia Night at Confluence

Jan 23 – 6:30pm

Confluence Trivia Night in the taproom on Monday, January 23rd from 6:30-8:30- it’s FREE to play!


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Book Review: ‘Music-Making in U.S. Prisons’ by Mary L. Cohen and Stuart P. Duncan

by Genevieve Trainor, Jan 10
In the 1864 novella Notes From the Underground, Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky proposes the proto-existentialist notion of “perverse freedom.” There are never no choices in life, because one can always, at any time, choose to act against one’s own self-interest — to act in a way that’s contrary to all expected motivations.





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