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Find Incredible Food + Music at These 5 Events in Downtown DSM This Week

Five Things to Do

This week is full of ample opportunities to treat your palate and tickle your eardrums in Downtown Des Moines (DSM)! These top five can’t-miss events taking place this week will bring together the best eats around the region along with must-experience live music and entertainment — and it’s all happening right here in Downtown DSM. 

The Des Moines Dinner Detective  

Friday, Jan. 20 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Downtown 
This interactive murder mystery show features a story taking place in the present day and is based on a real cold case. Attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner while working to solve the mystery of who-done-it. Be warned … you may find yourself as a prime suspect to the murder as the detectives uncover clues! 

An Evening with Dionne Warwick 

Saturday, Jan. 21 | Hoyt Sherman Place 
The legendary six-time Grammy Award-winner, Dionne Warwick, will share her voice with the crowd to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the historic Hoyt Sherman Place theater. Audience members will hear favorite tunes like “Say a Little Prayer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Walk On By” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” 

Botanical Blues: Tony Bohnenkamp 

Sunday, Jan. 22 | Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden 
This week’s featured musician is Tony Bohnenkamp, a veteran singer and piano player known throughout DSM. His repertoire covers a wide-range of music — from Elton John to Garth Brooks, Journey and Johnny Cash. His performances are driven by audience requests, so come ready to pitch in a song idea of two you’d like to hear! Tickets can be purchased at the door, and food and drinks will be available to buy on-site from Trellis Café

WineFest Winter Wine & Dine Week 

Sunday, Jan. 22 – Saturday, Jan. 28 | Various Downtown Restaurants 
Don’t miss the first-ever Winter Wine & Dine Week in DSM! Participating eateries will serve up a full week of prix fixe food and wine pairings to enjoy over three courses. Dinners range from $40 to $65 per person, and wine add-ons are $20 to $35 each. A few of the participating Downtown restaurants include Allora Café, Aposto at the Scala House, Mulberry Street Tavern and the Purveyor

Singer/Songwriter Night Featuring Annie Kemble 

Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 503 Cocktail Lab + Tasting Room 
Kemble — a 24-year-old jazz and blues singer, songwriter and pianist — will treat the audience to songs from her debut album “Dive Bar” including influence from Adele, Amy Winehouse, Alanis Morissette and Sade. 

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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