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Weekend planner: Des Moines Derby Dames, Misfits Cabaret and more

Published on February 27th, 2014 | by Ameena Rasheed

Iowa Deer Classic

Friday through Sunday: Hunters from around Iowa and the rest of the Midwest converge on the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., this weekend for the Iowa Deer Classic. Events are 3-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and include an archery tournament, a big buck contest, hunting seminars, after hours music by Crawford County and Leith Loftin and more. $12. Go to

Go backstage

Friday: The Des Moines Music Coalition hosts its annual awards ceremony and fundraiser with live music, food and more starting at 7 p.m. at the Kirkwood, 400 Walnut St. $75.

Up with people

Saturday: Get inspired by music with Up With People: Voices. Shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. $15-$50, Ticketmaster.

Des Moines Derby Dames

Saturday: The Des Moines Derby Dames roller derby team kicks off its 2014 season with a bout against the North Star Roller Girls at 7 p.m. at Seven Flags Event Center, 2100 N.W. 100th St. The team is coming off a rebuilding year in 2013 when the team finished 4-4 and will be heading out on the road to Las Vegas for bouts later in March. $10 in advance through, $14 at the door.

Misfits Cabaret

Saturday: Misfits Cabaret, a new collaboration between burlesque dancers Leo LaFlash and Maddie Moiselle and aerial artist Felicia Coe, has its debut performance at 9 p.m. at Hull Avenue Tavern, 834 Hull Ave. The show features burlesque dancers, comedians, musicians, belly dancers, break-dancers, circus performers and more. $3. Go to

Marshall Crenshaw

Saturday: “Someday, Someway” singer Marshall Crenshaw performs a show backed by The Bottle Rockets at 8 p.m. at Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St. Early in his career Crenshaw was often compared to Buddy Holly, and he played the musician in the film “La Bamba.” His songs have been covered by Ronnie Spector, Carrie Underwood, The Gin Blossoms and others. The Bottle Rockets also open the show. $15 in advance through, $20 at the door.

Shiny boots of leather

Sunday: Check out StageWest’s latest production, “Venus in Fur,” at 3 p.m. in the Civic Center’s Stoner Theater, 221 Walnut St. $32.50.

About the Author

Ameena is Online Editor for Juice Magazine. E-mail her at or follow her updates on Twitter @AmeenaRasheed.

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