Feb 22, 2024 - Things to Do

10 things to do in Des Moines this weekend, including biking and DIY classes

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Friday

🪩 Donkey!! It's a Shrek Rave at Wooly's at 8pm. Tickets: $25.

🍪 Enjoy four Girl Scout Cookies and beer pairings at Peace Tree. $3 out of every $15 goes to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. Starts at 4pm and runs through the week.

🌱 The Des Moines Home + Garden Show is this whole weekend at the Iowa Events Center. Tickets: $14.

Saturday

🎨 DIY in Valley Junction! Sign up for classes at local shops, including decorating caramel apples and painting ceramic mushrooms. 10am-7pm.

🚲 Cyclists can help raise funds for the Greenbelt Trail during the Frozen Ride starting at 10am at the Front Row.

🎶 Simon Estes hosts a benefit concert to support the Grubb YMCA at First United Methodist Church. Suggested donation: $25.

🏮 The Tai Village celebrates Lunar New Year at the Iowa State Fair Walnut Center. 3-11pm.

Sunday

🪴 Learn how to make a macrame plant holder while enjoying some wine at Jasper Winery. 2-4pm. Tickets: $60.

🧩 Need some new games to play? Exchange your board games at Big Grove Brewery. 11am-4pm.

👾 Des Moines Gamer Symphony Orchestra hosts two free small ensemble concerts at Grandview Viking Theater at 4 and 6pm. Free, but registration required.

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