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You Won’t Want to Miss These Immersive Experience in Downtown DSM This Week

Five Things to Do

Take your pick of these immersive experiences in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) this week! Get your fill of South American, Mexican and Hawaiian culture opportunities. Explore the Milky Way and other galaxies. And go back in time almost 200 years to celebrate Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday through art exploration. You won’t want to miss these unique events coming up in Downtown DSM this week!

Latin Night with Son Peruchos

Friday, March 29 | Noce
Discover the electrifying sound of Son Peruchos, a Des Moines ensemble blending Andean and South American folk melodies with vibrant Latin and Caribbean beats like cumbia, bachata and rock en Español. Using authentic instruments such as the quena, zampona and charango, they deliver a musical experience that's impossible to resist. Prepare to dance the night away with this band!

Son Peruchos

Mixology: Planetary Prom

Friday, March 29 | Science Center of Iowa
Bust out your old prom dress or wear your best celestial attire for an adults-only night beneath the stars! SCI will be transformed into an intergalactic oasis, with telescopes on the back balcony, live shows in the Star Theater Planetarium, VR space experiences, interactive solar system exhibits, handcrafted cocktails and more. Don’t miss your chance to explore the universe in Downtown DSM!

SCI Planetary Prom 

The Pa’ Akai We Bring

Saturday, March 30 | Temple Theater
This story follows multiple generations of a family of salt farmers on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. An exciting mix of ancient stories, hula dance and live music will keep all ages engaged in the Spirit of Aloha. Tickets are just $10 for this one-hour production — perfect for little ones!

Pa' Akai 

Kids Class – Van Gogh’s Birthday Party

Saturday, March 30 | Mainframe Studios #211
It’s time to celebrate Van Gogh’s birthday (March 30, 1853)! Local artist Teri Templeton Cadman will lead the class recommended for youth aged 8 and older, which will include two products themed around two famous Van Gogh pieces: A Starry Night and Sunflowers. A themed snack will also be provided. (Can’t make it on the 30th? There are tons of art classes and workshops happening all the time at Mainframe! Check it out.)

Kids Class 

Loteria Wednesdays (Mexican Bingo)

Wednesday, April 3 | Ta’Chido Cantina
We’ve got a playful twist on the historic Mexican game of chance. For $5, you can play unlimited rounds of Loteria all night long! The first game begins at 7:15 p.m., with tons of prizes up for grabs. Order your fave margarita and enjoy!

Loteria Wednesdays 

Looking for more? Here’s a list of five free things to do in Downtown Des Moines during March and 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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