If you want to stay on top of all the fun things to do in Des Moines, sign up for Off Hours, your free weekly newsletter from the Des Moines Register that showcases all things fun you can do in central Iowa. Recently, we’ve written about karaoke barswhere to go thriftingwhere to buy craftsvegan restaurantsgluten-free options, the Amana Colonies and where to buy plants. If you sign up for our newsletter, you get a whole list of fun places to go, things to do, what to eat, and more early Thursday morning in your inbox.


Thursday night: Things get noisy at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St., Des Moines when “Stomp” returns to town. The eight-member troupe turns everything from matchboxes, wooden poles, and brooms to garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and hubcaps into a percussion instrument. The group makes some noise at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows on Friday and Saturday at the same time and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

b. Robert Moore exhibit

A preview of "Field of Dreams" by Robert Moore.

Friday night: Stop by the Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, for the opening “Iowa Artists 2024: b. Robert Moore: In Loving Memory” from 5 to 7 p.m. The free event showcases the art of Des Moines-based, Iowa-born artist b. Robert Moore and what the art center calls his “powerful, striking works of art that confront issues of social justice and Black identity.” The night includes complimentary desserts from Tangerine Food Co. and coffee from BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages.

Need a break? Play the USA TODAY Daily Crossword Puzzle.

REO Speedwagon and Night Ranger

REO Speedwagon returns to Des Moines this weekend with Night Ranger.

Friday night: “Take it on the run, baby.” The soft rock sounds of REO Speedwagon and Night Ranger fill the air during the Field Daze Music Series at Lauridsen Amphitheater at Des Moines Water Works Park, 2251 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines. REO Speedwagon out of Champaign, Illinois, is behind hits such as “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” “Ridin’ the Storm Out,” “Keep on Loving You,” and, of course, “Take It on the Run.” Night Ranger, which started in San Francisco, performs songs including “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” and “Rock in America.” Tickets for the 6:30 p.m. show start at $45.

Source link