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Weekender Central Iowa! Santa Run | Jinnouchi Power’s Album Release | A Christmas Carol





THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

There’s a weekend filled with merry just waiting for you! From ‘A Christmas Carol’ to the Santa Run to the Peppermint Trail, winter fun is beckoning. Or, for fun without the seasonal import, you can catch a performance of ‘Cinderella’ that will sweep your heart away, or check out Jinnouchi Power’s long awaited album release party!




Des Moines Botanical Garden

Holiday Botanical Earrings

Dec 8 – 5:30pm

Botanical earrings inspired by winter plants with McCabe Artistry


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xBk Live

Casi Joy

Dec 8 – 6:00pm


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Des Moines Community Playhouse

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Dec 8 – 7:00pm

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella


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Historic East Village

Holiday Promenade

Dec 9 – 5:00pm

Holiday Promenade returns to the Historic East Village for five Fridays of holiday cheer in 2022.


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Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus Winter Concert Preview

Dec 9 – 5:00pm


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Wooly's

Avi Kaplan

Dec 9 – 7:00pm

First Fleet Concerts Presents: Avi Kaplan – Floating On A Dream Tour with Maddie Poppe


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Stoner Studio Theater

A Christmas Carol

Dec 9 – 7:30pm


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xBk Live

Jinnouchi Power with Good Morning Midnight and Pleasants

Dec 9 – 8:00pm

Celebrate Jinnouchi Power’s Album Release at xBk!


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Fleet Feet Des Moines

Santa Run 5K

Dec 10 – 9:00am

Ho, ho, ho! Our Santa Fun Run is sure to be a jolly good time! Join us on Saturday, December 10 @ 10am at E. 6th & Walnut.


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Des Moines Botanical Garden

Holiday Door Swag

Dec 10 – 11:00am

Evergreen branches, ribbon, and other décor…


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Adler Theatre

Ballet Quad Cities: The Nutcracker

Dec 10 – 2:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with an enchanted experience for the whole family.


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Hello, Marjorie

Peppermint Trail

Dec 10 – 6:00pm

The Peppermint Trail is a new event happening this holiday season hosted by The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand and Roosevelt Cultural District.


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Teehee's Comedy Club

Sketch Pad Presents: Merrythanksmas

Dec 10 – 7:00pm

Live Local Comedy – Sketch Comedy in Des Moines!


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Bottle & Bottega Des Moines

Bottega After Dark ~ A VIP Burlesque Experience

Dec 11 – 7:00pm

Experience burlesque like never before in an intimate and creative setting. On a sweet ‘n spicy Sunday funday, grab your favorite wine or beer and enjoy live performances.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Five questions with Jinnouchi Power songwriter Patrick MacCready ahead of the band’s long-awaited album release party

by Lily DeTaeye, Nov 28
After working on their newest album, Kaleidocoi, for close to eight years, Des Moines supergroup Jinnouchi Power is hosting an album release event at xBk on Dec. 9 to celebrate its release. The 11-track record will be streamable on all platforms on the same day.




Basi Affia and other Black Iowa creators developing sci-fi ‘motion comic’

by Courtney Guein, Dec 1
Afrofuturistic comic author Basi Affia is back with more intergalactic Black love in his new motion comic Lost With All Hands . Its release moves the Des Moines artist also known as Aniekan White closer to his dreams of animation.

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