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Check Out These Five Must-Do Downtown Events, Oct. 21-27

Five Downtown DSM Events

This week in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), explore epic, must-do events ranging from arts and culture to architecture and food and drink celebrations! Take a look at what’s coming up, October 21-27:

SALEM by Ballet Des Moines

Thursday – Saturday, Oct. 20-22 & 27-29  |  Stoner Theater 
The ballet dance troupe will perform the world premiere of Tom Mattingly’s SALEM, an immersive exploration of Massachusetts’ famed witch trials, including the girl, the preacher and the accused. This production explores the “horrific consequences of mistaking the different for the dangerous.”

Confluence Brewing 10th Anniversary Weekend Party

Friday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 23 | Confluence Brewing Co.
Get ready for one epic weekend at Confluence! Over three days, jam to seven bands and enjoy 10 new beer releases! Experience a beer truck, food trucks and extended hours on the outdoor patio. Join in celebrating the brewery’s 10th anniversary in style!

Des Moines Storytellers Project: Obsessions

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | Hoyt Sherman Place
The Storytellers Project is an event series featuring your local neighbors, friends and notables sharing true, first-person narratives aligned with a shared theme. The stories highlighted on stage have been coached by and curated from Des Moines Register journalists. The October theme will explore the local storytellers’ unabashed passions.

Architecture in Iowa Communities

Thursday, Oct. 27 | Iowa Center for Architecture
You’re invited to learn about the current construction of the new United States Southern District of Iowa’s Courthouse in Downtown DSM. Attendees will hear from two architecture firms from the project — MSME and Neumann Monson — followed by a walking tour led by the Iowa Architecture Foundation. The culmination of the evening will feature a reception with food and drinks, and a panel opportunity to “Ask an Architect.”

Iowa Latino Gala

Thursday, Oct. 27 | Des Moines Heritage Center
This inaugural event will celebrate Latino culture, food, music, language and people. Additionally, the event will unveil the new Hola Center in Des Moines — a joint project of the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs, Iowa Latino Alliance, Iowa Spanish Helpline, Latino Service Providers Coalition and other Latino leaders from across the state of Iowa.

For these upcoming events and more, find tips on Downtown Des Moines (DSM) parking and navigation. For additional upcoming events, visit the Downtown DSM events calendar. Plus, follow @downtownDSMUSA on Instagram for more epic, things-you-just-can’t-miss happening around Downtown.

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