10 things we love about Des Moines in November
Editor's note: This article has been edited from its original publication to correct the location of the Market Day Black Friday sale.
Jackson Browne (Nov. 6): “Somebody’s Baby” rocker visits Hoyt Sherman Auditorium, 1501 Woodland Ave., for a 7:30 show. $70.50-$100.50. Go to hoytsherman.com.
X Ambassadors (Nov. 6): Indie rock band known for hit “Renegades” returns for a 7:30 show at Wooly’s, 504 East Locust St. Skylar Grey opens. Go to woolysdm.com.
The Midwest Comicon (Nov. 7-8): Check out more than 40 vendors, 100+ artists, plus some of your favorite Star Wars and Power Ranger actors at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St. $20 adult day pass, kids 10 and under free. $30 two-day pass.
Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo (Nov. 13-14): Enjoy delicious sips and eat at this annual expo presented by Hy-Vee at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St. $30 per day. Go to wineandfood expoiowa.com.
Winter Farmers’ Market (Nov. 20-21): Prep for Friendsgiving by stocking up on goods from the winter market in Capital Square, 400 Locust St. Go to desmoines farmersmarket.com.
Living History Farms Off Road Race (Nov. 21): Get down and muddy at this 7-mile, 37th annual race at Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Road, Urbandale. 9 a.m. Go to facebook.com/l ivinghistoryfarm soffroadrace.
Jolly Holiday Lights (Nov. 24-Jan. 1): Catch the Christmas twinkle at this Des Moines light display from 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 24 through January 1 at Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Parkway. $10 per car. Go to iowa.wish.org.
Festival of Trees & Lights (Nov. 25-29): Dazzle your eyes at this annual display of trees and lights presented by Iowa Realty at Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Ave. $5, 2 and under free. Hours vary.
Market Day Black Friday Sale (Nov. 27): Get your Christmas shopping done in one stop from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Capital Square, 400 Walnut St. The pop-up market showcases a variety of talented local vendors. Go to marketdayiowa.com.
The Bridges of Madison County —- Willis Broadway Series (Nov. 28-Dec. 5): Watch one of Iowa’s most romantic stories unfold in live action at the Des Moines Civic Center. $52-$101. Go to desmoines performingarts.com.