Feb 29, 2024 - Things to Do

9 things to do in Des Moines this weekend, including Taylor Swift trivia

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Friday

🦌 The Iowa Deer Classic is back this weekend starting at 2pm. Tickets: $15

🎎 Celebrate "Hinamatsuri" at the Des Moines Art Center. Known as "doll's day" in Japan, the art center is showcasing Hina dolls, tea ceremonies, origami and a kimono fashion show this weekend. Free!

🌱 Learn how to keep your houseplants thriving during the Botanical Garden's happy hour event. 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets: $40.

🎢 Play Taylor Swift trivia, make friendship bracelets and drink themed cocktails at Uptown Garage Brewing. 6pm. Free!

Saturday

🀀 Chow down at Forest Avenue Library's Soul Food Festival. 11am-2pm. Meals: $10, with a la carte items and dessert also available.

πŸ–€ Pull out the black eyeliner β€” it's Emo Nite at Wooly's. 10pm. Tickets: $20.

πŸ› The flea market is here! Shop antique items at the Varied Industries Building at the fairgrounds. 9am-4pm today and 9am-3pm tomorrow. Free!

Sunday

πŸ‘Ύ Up-Down is open for all ages during its family event. 10am-2pm.

🍎 Attend a class on growing common fruit trees at the southside Earl May Garden Center. 2pm. Free, but registration required.

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