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This Week in Downtown DSM: Tons of Arts & Culture Activities

Five Things to Do

This week in Downtown Des Moines (DSM), you’ll have your pick of arts and culture activities and live entertainment! Live music? Check. Performing arts? Check. Bestselling author talks? You better believe it! Here’s what you won’t want to miss this week.

Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves

Friday, April 5 | Noce
The Civic Music Association presents Grammy-nominated jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen and seven-string guitarist Marcello Gonçalves. The duo will play in an intimate setting at the Downtown DSM jazz club, Noce.

Anat Cohen and Marcello Goncalves 

Beauty and the Beast Ballet

Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7 | Hoyt Sherman Place
If you’re familiar with the captivating story of Belle and the Beast, you’re sure to love this show by the School of Classical Ballet and Dance (SCBD). With four showtimes to choose from, watch as the teapot, clock and broom magically come to life on stage during this family-friendly performance.

Beauty and the Beast

The Curve Factor

Saturday, April 6 | The Shop DSM
A variety of designers will be on display at this fashion show celebrating body positivity. Enjoy food, fashion and a unique shopping experience, too! The show starts at 3 p.m., with tickets starting at $25.

The Curve Factor 

The Move 7

Saturday, April 6 | Curate
This gathering of creative talent from all over the state will bring 50+ artists of all backgrounds and mediums together under one roof. Art, music and food will be displayed. Sponsored by the B.Well Foundation, the show runs from 5 to 9 p.m., and admission is $5. Note: There are even more makers markets to check out this spring around DSM! Check out these nine upcoming options this April and May.

The Move 7

AViD Presents: James Patterson

Wednesday, April 10 | Scottish Rite Consistory
The most popular storyteller in modern history is making a stop in Downtown DSM this week! With more than 425 million books sold, you won’t want to miss the chance to meet the author of his most recent nonfiction book, “The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians.”

James Patterson at AViD

Looking for more to explore? Here’s a list of five totally free things to do in Downtown Des Moines during April.

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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