Feb 16, 2024 - Things to Do

8 things to do in Des Moines this weekend, including a Taylor Swift dance party

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Friday

โค๏ธ Enjoy pop-up shopping and a curated photo booth during Girl Gang Galentine's at the Surety Hotel. 7pm. Free!

๐ŸŽฅ Oscar-nominated shorts are back at the Des Moines Arts Center. Watch free screenings throughout the week starting tonight at 6pm.

๐Ÿ™ˆ Des Moines Botanical Garden is hosting "50 Shades of Green" to teach couples plant sex facts. 5:30pm and 7pm. Tickets: $60 per pair.

Saturday

๐Ÿ’ƒ It's Taylor Fest at Wooly's! Sing and dance to Taylor Swift all-night long starting at9pm. Tickets: $20.

๐Ÿ’ช Captain Roy's hosts its annual "Shiver on the River." Win prizes, compete in winter games and dance after the festivities! 10am. Tickets: $10.

๐ŸŽจ Learn to paint a flower field at Mainframe Studios. 3-5pm. Registration: $35, bring your own snacks and drinks.

Sunday

๐Ÿฉฐ Watch a screening of "Ballerina Boys" with a panel discussion afterward at Varsity Cinema. Free! 6:30pm.

๐Ÿ› Go thrifting! Visit the flea market at the Des Moines Izaak Walton League. 9am-4pm.

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