The humble material, tape, is used to create installations at the Des Moines Art Center. A person can climb inside one of the pieces. Rodney White/The Register
"Drawing in Space"(Photo: Special to the Register)
Whether you gravitate toward a wizard from Oz, or a self-described prince of darkness, the winter arts scene brims with eclectic choices over the next few months.
Fans of musical theater or dance might be the best served this season, with a rush of high-spirited and vibrant bookings.
National touring companies are so eager to authentically replicate the Broadway experience, the Great White Way is just a short drive from your doorstep. You have a first chance to see jukebox musicals inspired by the sounds of Motown or Gloria Estefan and welcome the return of old favorites "Chicago" and "Stomp."
The Des Moines Art Center continues to take the lead with uncompromising exhibits that deserve repeat visits, and if that sounds too serious, head to the Temple Theater for its strong lineup of comedy performances.
Venues are still planning their schedules, so this selective preview gives an early glimpse at the current highlights and events that might slip under your radar.
If you are looking for an excuse to "paint the town," this terrific and timeless romp will slink and shimmy into Des Moines next year, winning over even the most curmudgeonly of theatergoers. Recreating Chicago's steamy Prohibition-era and the scandalous “jazz hot” nightclub scene, dueling murderesses scheme for fame, public attention and find time to give the press "the old razzle dazzle." March 9-11, Des Moines Civic Center. $35-$115.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/25513ca8f4a0bcedd7df14385e093869a7068e83/c=56-0-944-668&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888948846646-Chicago-photo-Jeremy-Daniel-.jpg" alt='"Chicago"' width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888948846646-Chicago-photo-Jeremy-Daniel-.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/a9504bd23c6952d902dfb3cc189a32ea2456a151/r=500x334/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888948846646-Chicago-photo-Jeremy-Daniel-.jpg"">>
"Chicago" (Photo: Special to the Register)
'On Your Feet!'
On its first national tour, the Broadway hit dramatizes the true origins of singer Gloria Estefan, husband Emilio and their rise to fame. A jukebox musical, you'll already know many of the solo classics and Miami Sound Machine numbers, performed by an uplifting live band and equally high-energy dancers. Feb. 20-25, Des Moines Civic Center. $35-$115.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fbfcb4080ca15f85975aeadac8ba1f7c1263e577/c=56-0-943-667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888954150680-Adriel-Flete-and-Company-ON-YOUR-FEET-photo-by-Matthew-Murphy.jpg" alt='"On Your Feet!"' width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888954150680-Adriel-Flete-and-Company-ON-YOUR-FEET-photo-by-Matthew-Murphy.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4044b1e7645488621f157de466cf1a990870caa2/r=500x333/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888954150680-Adriel-Flete-and-Company-ON-YOUR-FEET-photo-by-Matthew-Murphy.jpg"">>
"On Your Feet!" (Photo: Special to the Register)
Athleticism and percussion collide in the show that started it all and launched dozens of imitators. An eight-member troupe strike non-stop rhythms with matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps and anything else at hand. Even kitchen sinks. Exuberant and infectious, simply surrender to the beat and tap your feet. Jan. 26-28, Des Moines Civic Center. $30-$55.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/8628f659b14cd7ed581dd4ef6c68646b43447f9f/c=0-86-1000-838&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888978174834-Stomp-Photo-Steve-McNikholas.jpg" alt='"Stomp"' width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888978174834-Stomp-Photo-Steve-McNikholas.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/50117b4bfe181f32492ec4d414638d7c08e560e6/r=500x400/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888978174834-Stomp-Photo-Steve-McNikholas.jpg"">>
"Stomp" (Photo: Special to the Register)
'The Wizard of Oz'
Follow I-35, not a yellow brick road, to peek behind the curtain this January. A smash hit on London's West End, this musical re-imagining of the beloved 1939 film includes all the immortal original songs and adds new numbers by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The elaborate and clever set design is a character in itself. Jan. 30, Stephens Auditorium in Ames. $25-$78.
'Motown the Musical'
Like tuning in an old transistor radio, this production is stacked with snippets and full-length versions of a whopping 66 iconic Motown numbers. The plot of Berry Gordy’s trajectory to music mogul features a cast of very familiar characters, including Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and Marvin Gaye. If that sounds like soundtrack to your life, you'll love this trip to Hitsville U.S.A. Feb. 28, Stephens Auditorium in Ames. $25-$78.
'A View from the Bridge'
Arthur Miller's 1955 play is a favorite among directors looking to draw out powerful stage performances. Set in an Italian American neighborhood near New York's Brooklyn Bridge, the conflict of legal and illegal immigrants, pride and honor create a tragic emotional tinderbox inside the home of longshoreman Eddie Carbone, his wife Beatrice and her newly arrived cousins, Marco and Rodolpho. Feb. 23-March 4, Kum & Go Theater inside the Des Moines Social Club. $20-$35
The Stephen King novel and 1990 movie both thrive on claustrophobia, making a stage adaption a perfect choice for this creepy tale of celebrity obsession. Rescued from a car crash, a novelist discovers the reality of meeting his “Number One Fan” is worse than any fiction he can imagine. Jan. 26-Feb.11, Des Moines Community Playhouse. $29-$37.
An unusual format of nine miniature plays set in the imaginary town of Almost, Maine, each vignette documents local residents "falling in and out of love." The company is hoping to cast some real-life couples to add extra authenticity to the romantic comedy. Feb. 9-18, Ankeny Community Theatre.
The tour may be called “Livin’ Like Hippies,” but singer and songwriter Miranda Lambert keeps her legion of "Ran Fans" enthralled with a contemporary country sound. Earlier this year, Lambert won the Academy of Country Music's award for Female Vocalist of the Year for a record-setting, eighth consecutive year. March 15, Wells Fargo Arena.
$41.75-$76.75.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/04cfd618cf7a6caa43a0d9dfc84c276417def099/c=146-0-855-533&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888960078718-Miranda-Lambert.jpg" alt="Miranda Lambert" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888960078718-Miranda-Lambert.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/7584831ca7062f302e281c4da4538c552e06a485/r=500x266/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888960078718-Miranda-Lambert.jpg"">>
Miranda Lambert (Photo: Special to the Register)
After a career surviving attacks by the press, religious leaders, politicians and concerned parents, back in October, Marilyn Manson also shook off having a large piece of his stage set collapsing on top of him. The dark prince of malevolence returned to his tour
undiminished and unrestrained, still one of the great rock showmen and on a roll following his latest release, "Heaven Upside Down." Jan. 30, Seven Flags Event Center, Clive. $39.50img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/330e2702ea43e563ee2e8965f534cfd70fff941b/c=126-0-875-563&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888960078718-Marilyn-Manson.jpg" alt="Marilyn Manson" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888960078718-Marilyn-Manson.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/33d97f8a03d5ea06baca0f7a30eca34c8bd87643/r=500x281/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888960078718-Marilyn-Manson.jpg"">>
Marilyn Manson (Photo: Special to the Register)
Greta Van Fleet
Take the hottest band of the moment, combine with a compact space like Wooly's and a sold-out show was inevitable. Keep your fingers crossed and eyes and ears open for any unwanted tickets floating around on the secondary market to catch Greta Van Fleet tear up the room on Dec. 16. And if you can't get enough of that very particular hard rockin' sound, veteran Led Zeppelin cover band Zoso plays all the originals on the same stage next year. Feb. 23, Wooly's. $15-$17.
Corey Feldman and the Angels
Wooly's has also booked another act making news, but for entirely different reasons. Former child star Corey Feldman will be performing with his Angels on Feb. 11. Expect the unexpected, plus upbeat pop, ballads, Michael Jackson-taught dance moves and, perhaps, some headline-making commentary on the current scandals plaguing Hollywood. Wooly's. $20-$95.
A Blues Hall of Fame inductee and master of the Telecaster guitar, Robert Cray's fans and collaborators include Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Bonnie Raitt. Celebrating over 40 years of touring, his latest work with backing band Hi Rhythm has merged a soulful sound that allows Cray more chances to to showcase his singing prowess. March 3, Hoyt Sherman Place.
Remaining true to the spirit and message of their former front man Bob Marley, for decades
The Wailers have been synonymous with delivering a pure and authentic reggae beat. Jan. 24, Wooly's. $20-$25.
Always on the road and always up for a great live show, the 12-piece
Tedeschi Trucks Band's blend of blues, soul and rock is the real deal. Jan. 23, Stephens Auditorium in Ames. $19.50-$69.50.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/d61d660045b93acb1975121da338409f6b025033/c=150-0-850-526&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888967878768-Tedeschi-Trucks-Band.jpg" alt="Tedeschi Trucks Band" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888967878768-Tedeschi-Trucks-Band.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/15028e402e3db5c7c0c2b39c5216042666cfd26f/r=500x263/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888967878768-Tedeschi-Trucks-Band.jpg"">>
Tedeschi Trucks Band (Photo: Special to the Register)
Still in the mood for some more intense blues and virtuoso guitar solos?
Jonny Lang returns in March, touring off the back of a new album, "Signs," his first release in four years. March 8, Hoyt Sherman Place. $39.50-$75.
And fast approaching five decades of recognition for a string of radio standards like "One" and “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” it has been more than a decade since
Three Dog Night last brought their hit machine to Des Moines. March 7, Hoyt Sherman Place. $55-$85.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4276f4780f1cd304b50a0bd6ce507c566b6b43b0/c=20-0-980-722&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888973026801-Three-Dog-Night.jpg" alt="Three Dog Night" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888973026801-Three-Dog-Night.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/a996f8ae139ed10ceed9e0bd171d097f142536a2/r=500x361/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888973026801-Three-Dog-Night.jpg"">>
Three Dog Night (Photo: Special to the Register)
'Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017'
Des Moines Art Center continues its recent trend for bold and unexpected exhibits. Inspired by 50 years of thinking "outside the box," artists compelled to follow their personal "wanderlust" share their emotional and creative voyage through drawing, photography, sculpture and video. Feb. 17-May 13, Anna K. Meredith.
Dada and Surrealism provides the inspiration for
"The Irrational and the Marvelous," featuring artists like Marcel Duchamp, Hannah Höch and a current in vogue rediscovery, painter and novelist Leonora Carrington. Dec. 8-March 25, Blank One Gallery at the Art Center.
You also still have plenty of time to encounter the unusual takeover of the Art Center interior by artists Dave Eppley, Monika Grzymala, Heeseop Yoon and the European collective Numen/For Use. Utilizing miles of tape, this is a hands-on exhibit you'll be encouraging your friends to see.
"Drawing in Space" is open until Jan. 21. Free admission to all the exhibitions at the Des Moines Art Center.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/72e39e3144e97767086c959e09ca074ce6ad301b/c=58-0-941-664&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888953214674-Drawing-In-Space-DSM-Art-Center-2.jpg" alt='"Drawing in Space"' width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888953214674-Drawing-In-Space-DSM-Art-Center-2.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/521cd80a4fb9f1f1edf37d025629b379daee5bba/r=500x332/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888953214674-Drawing-In-Space-DSM-Art-Center-2.jpg"">>
"Drawing in Space" (Photo: Special to the Register)
'En Voyage: Hybridity and Vodou in Haitian Art'
Four paintings by Haitian American artist Edouard Duval-Carrié will be joined by works from the Grinnell College Art Collection and the Waterloo Center for the Arts, home to the largest public collection of Haitian art in the world. The exhibit will highlight the unique themes found in Haitian art and the influence of African, European and indigenous traditions. Jan. 26-March 18, Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery. Free.
'Making Life Visible: Art, Biology, and Visualization'
Also at the Faulconer Gallery, 16 contemporary artists and scientists will be featured alongside historical material from the 16th to 19th centuries, reflecting back on eras when biologists and artists were equally proficient in observation and drawing. The exhibit considers the historic and contemporary role of art in scientific discovery. Both exhibitions will be supplemented by a series of discussions and lectures. Feb. 2-Jun. 10, Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery. Free.
110th Des Moines Women's Club Art Exhibition
Displaying dozens of works by professional and non-professional central Iowa talents, in previous years the judges have uncovered some highly creative and unsung artists. Unbound by style, medium or imagination, a number of works will also be available for sale. Feb. 18-25, Hoyt Sherman Place. Free admission.
'Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood'
And for the 50th year, this juried exhibit continues its tradition of sharing the finest local work from artists working in often overlooked mediums like ceramics and woodworking. Jan. 26 - Apr. 7. Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames. Free.
One of the hardest working and most admired comedy headliners, Kathleen Madigan's easy style, smart observations and very original content have made her a late night talk show favorite. Her current tour is named "Boxed Wine and Bigfoot," a strong hint this won't be your standard night of laughs. Feb. 9, Hoyt Sherman Place. $35.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4e5032c392864c3b6d7abade4269bc012c40c199/c=152-0-849-524&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888956022692-KathleenMadigan.jpg" alt="Kathleen Madigan" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888956022692-KathleenMadigan.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/c76b97c8d76d0f0dfb932e3a4349e161012b82f4/r=500x262/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888956022692-KathleenMadigan.jpg"">>
Kathleen Madigan (Photo: Special to the Register)
'Defending the Caveman'
The longest running, one-man show in Broadway history, Rob Becker's observations on the difference between the sexes have been generating knowing nods and nudges among audience members since 1991. An adult comedy that combines humor with some hard-earned insight to relationships and miscommunication. Feb. 13-March 4, Temple Theater. $28-$55.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/a565bed31914a96d29420478eb7f8070cca8693f/c=0-106-1000-858&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888963822742-Defending-the-Caveman-Cody-Lyman-Photo-Credit-Michael-Brosilow.jpg" alt='"Defending the Caveman"' width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888963822742-Defending-the-Caveman-Cody-Lyman-Photo-Credit-Michael-Brosilow.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/50117b4bfe181f32492ec4d414638d7c08e560e6/r=500x400/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888963822742-Defending-the-Caveman-Cody-Lyman-Photo-Credit-Michael-Brosilow.jpg"">>
"Defending the Caveman" (Photo: Special to the Register)
The Queen’s Cartoonists
The names Alf Clausen, Raymond Scott and Carl Stalling might be unfamiliar to you, but their compositions heard on "The Simpsons," "Looney Tunes" and "Merrie Melodies" cartoons are definitely lodged somewhere in your brain. The Queen’s Cartoonists jazz band authentically recreates decades of classic cartoon soundtracks, shares some anecdotes and are guaranteed to dredge up some merry memories. Feb. 11, Temple Theater. $48-$57.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/438ff0fd0c541a7a2641f51bda85caa1e8fd2447/c=45-0-955-684&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888978954839-The-QueenG-s-Cartoonists.jpg" alt="The Queen’s Cartoonists" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888978954839-The-QueenG-s-Cartoonists.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/c5e135f39b641a320291b60d64758ac5b28be685/r=500x342/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888978954839-The-QueenG-s-Cartoonists.jpg"">>
The Queen’s Cartoonists (Photo: Special to the Register)
'One Funny Mother'
Dena Blizzard's one-woman show merges humor and honesty to share her trials and tribulations as a married mother of three. Universal truths and her tips for sanity will be shared with a non-stop barrage of comedic observation and a generous-sized glass, or two, of wine. Jan. 30- Feb. 4, Temple Theater. $28-$45.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/237a1ac25998ff153110d102496e60ac3fe900db/c=46-0-954-683&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888991434919-One-Funny-Mother.jpg" alt='"One Funny Mother"' width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888991434919-One-Funny-Mother.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/18b6850ecd1e7c167848c1a095f3c62acd352cdf/r=500x341/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888991434919-One-Funny-Mother.jpg"">>
"One Funny Mother" (Photo: Special to the Register)
The best in local improvisational humor lands a monthly residency. The beauty of the free-wheeling concept means both you and the performers will never experience the same show twice. Nov. 24-May. 5, Stoner Theater. $25.
'Dixie's Tupperware Party'
You still have plenty of chances to laugh with Dixie Longate, hear tales of domestic strife in Alabama and the power of Tupperware to cure life's problems. Bring some cash to buy the latest in "fantastic plastic" from the famous brand. Recommended for ages 16 and above. Now until Jan. 7, Temple Theater. $35-$75.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fbfcb4080ca15f85975aeadac8ba1f7c1263e577/c=56-0-943-667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888950250655-Dixie-s-Tupperware-Party-.jpg" alt=""Dixie's Tupperware Party"" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888950250655-Dixie-s-Tupperware-Party-.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4044b1e7645488621f157de466cf1a990870caa2/r=500x333/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888950250655-Dixie-s-Tupperware-Party-.jpg"">>
"Dixie's Tupperware Party" (Photo: Special to the Register)
DANCE AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
MOMIX - Opus Cactus
A feast for the eyes inspired by the American Southwest, MOMIX's artistic director Moses Pendleton has created a visual spectacle that transforms his company into cactuses, slithering lizards and fire dancers. A fusion of dance, acrobatics and pure imagination will make you will believe a dance troupe can fly. March 3, Des Moines Civic
Center.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/52b671f40eadbdcbd2f132cf793b3522a29df973/c=44-0-956-686&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888965070750-Momix-Opus-Cactus.jpg" alt="MOMIX - Opus Cactus" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888965070750-Momix-Opus-Cactus.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/290cd34ec6047d70e9f189b9194332935461265a/r=500x343/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888965070750-Momix-Opus-Cactus.jpg"">>
MOMIX - Opus Cactus (Photo: Special to the Register)
Moscow Festival Ballet
Inspired by the famed Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies, the romantic classic "Giselle" will be interpreted by the Moscow Festival Ballet. For fans of a traditional ballet performed by exceptional dancers, other than purchasing a plane trip to Russia, this is the next best thing. Jan. 25, Stephens Auditorium in Ames. $25-$65.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
One of the contemporary dance world's most celebrated ensembles, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has been been making return visits to Des Moines for more than a decade, presenting dramatic, kinetic and highly technical choreography that can make you gasp. Jan. 24, Des Moines Civic Center. $69-$84.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fbfcb4080ca15f85975aeadac8ba1f7c1263e577/c=56-0-943-667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888957426701-Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago.jpg" alt="Hubbard Street Dance Chicago" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888957426701-Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4044b1e7645488621f157de466cf1a990870caa2/r=500x333/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888957426701-Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago.jpg"">>
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Photo: Special to the Register)
Ballet Des Moines
A “Triple Bill” of short ballets choreographed by Ballet Des Moines’ artistic director Serkan Usta, plus two guest choreographers, Ma Cong and Ryan Nye. Feb. 16, Stephens Auditorium in Ames. $20-$48.
'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'
No matter how many times you might have watched it on DVD, this presentation of the first film in the Harry Potter saga will be something special. The entire John Williams score will be performed live by the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, while the blockbuster movie unfolds behind them. Feb. 2-3, Des Moines Civic Center. $69-$84.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fbfcb4080ca15f85975aeadac8ba1f7c1263e577/c=56-0-943-667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888957426701-Harry-Potter-and-the-Philosopher-s-Stone.jpg" alt=""Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone"" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888957426701-Harry-Potter-and-the-Philosopher-s-Stone.jpg" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4044b1e7645488621f157de466cf1a990870caa2/r=500x333/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888957426701-Harry-Potter-and-the-Philosopher-s-Stone.jpg"">>
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (Photo: Special to the Register)
'Masterworks 4: Stravinsky’s Petrouchka'
For the fourth in this season's "Masterworks" program, maestro Joseph Giunta is handing over the baton to English conductor Christopher Seaman for two performances of Igor Stravinsky's ballet-inspired "Petrouchka," plus Edward Elgar's lively "In the South" and guest violinist Simone Porter will showcase her considerable talent in the demanding "Violin Concerto" by Sibelius. Feb. 10-11, Des Moines Civic Center. $17-$65.
Yaro Dance Company
A chance to support local young dancers at their Winter Showcase, with an evening of classical ballet and contemporary dance, music by local artists and excerpts from works including "Swan Lake" and "Grand Pas Classique. "Jan. 27, Hoyt Sherman Place. $12.img itemprop="url" src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/fbfcb4080ca15f85975aeadac8ba1f7c1263e577/c=56-0-943-667&r=x408&c=540x405/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888976146821-Yaro-Dance-Company.JPG" alt="Yaro Dance Company" width="540" height="405" data-mycapture-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888976146821-Yaro-Dance-Company.JPG" data-mycapture-sm-src="https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/4044b1e7645488621f157de466cf1a990870caa2/r=500x333/local/-/media/2017/11/27/IAGroup/DesMoines/636473888976146821-Yaro-Dance-Company.JPG"">>
Yaro Dance Company (Photo: Special to the Register)
VENUES AND TICKETS
Ankeny Community Theatre: 1932 S.W. Third St., Ankeny. ankenycommunitytheatre.com
Des Moines Art Center: 4700 Grand Ave. desmoinesartcenter.org
Des Moines Community Playhouse: 831 42nd St. dmplayhouse.com
Des Moines Performing Arts oversees the Des Moines Civic Center and Stoner Theater, both at 221 Walnut St., and the
Temple Theater in the Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St. desmoinesperformingarts.org
Des Moines Social Club: 900 Mulberry St. desmoinessocialclub.org/calendar
Grinnell College's Faulconer Gallery: 1108 Park St., Grinnell. grinnell.edu/calendars/faulconer_gallery#/?i=1
Hoyt Sherman Place: 1501 Woodland Ave. hoytsherman.org/calendar/events/#all
Iowa Events Center includes Wells Fargo Arena, 833 Fifth Ave. iowaeventscenter.com/events/all
Octagon Center for the Arts: 427 Douglas Ave., Ames. octagonarts.org
Stephens Auditorium is part of the Iowa State Center on the Ames campus. center.iastate.edu/events
Wooly's: 504 E. Locust St. woolysdm.com
Source : https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/entertainment/arts/arts-in-iowa/2017/11/28/arts-preview-your-guide-more-than-30-events-winter/898428001/5988