Events Zombie Claire North, 20, at a past zombie run. Juice file photo.

Zombie Claire North, 20, at a past zombie run. Juice file photo.

Weekend planner: Zombie Nation 5K, Iowa Wild hockey and more

Published on October 10th, 2013 | by Ameena Rasheed


Celestial: A Triple Bill: Ballet Des Moines presents a showcase of three different ballet styles at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave. One of the pieces is by world-renowned choreographer Ma Cong. The other two were choreographed by Ballet Des Moines’ Serkan Usta and Lori Grooters. $50.25 through Ticketmaster.

Planned Parenthood Book Sale: Browse through hundreds of thousands of used books, DVDs, vinyl records and more at the Planned Parenthood Book Sale running Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the 4-H Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, 3000 E. Grand Ave. You’ll find everything from recent best-sellers to collectible books. $10 on Thursday, free every other day. Go to

Art is in the air: Six galleries will open for Fall Gallery Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fifth Street in Valley Junction, West Des Moines. Free.


This is the end: Beatles tribute act The End performs starting at 9 p.m. at Raccoon River Brewing Co., 200 10th St. Free.

Zombie Nation 5K: There’s only one way to escape zombies, and that’s to run. You can make your getaway starting at 10 a.m. at the Zombie Nation 5K at Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Parkway. Runners can be a member of the living or the dead and run for their life (or lack of one) over a three-mile course. $35 for individuals, $30 per person for team of four, register in advance online until Thursday. Race day registration available. Go to

Tech N9ne: Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne brings his “Something Else” tour to the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, at 6:30 p.m. The tour is named after Tech N9ne’s 13th album, which came out in July, featuring guest appearances by Cee Lo Green, Game, T-Pain, Wiz Khalifa and others. Opening the show will be Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Stevie Stone, Prozak and Ces Cru. $27 in advance through, $32 day of show. Go to

Todd Snider: Portland Americana singer Todd Snider returns to Des Moines to perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Wooly’s, 504 E. Locust St. In the early ‘90s Snider had a minor hit with the Dylan-esque “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues,” and last year Rolling Stone named his “Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables as one of the top 50 albums of 2012. Iowan David Zollo is a former member of Snider’s band. The Coal Men open. $20 through

Iowa Wild hockey begins: The American Hockey League returns to Des Moines this weekend when the Iowa Wild take on the Oklahoma City Barons at 7:05 p.m. Saturday and 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Wells Fargo Arena, 730 Third St. The first 5,000 fans Saturday will get rally towels and magnetic schedules. Sunday fans get thunder sticks, magnetic schedules and a post-game autograph session. $9-$40 through


Hike against hunger: The Des Moines Area Hunger Hike starts at 1:30 p.m. starting at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St. Donations accepted.

The Moody Blues: The Moody Blues concert scheduled for Wednesday at the Des Moines Civic Center has been rescheduled for Sunday, still at the Civic Center. According to a press release, the delay is due to an illness of an unspecified member of the band. Sunday’s show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the original Oct. 9 date will be honored Sunday. The band’s music fuses R&B and symphonic rock and has lasted nearly 50 years. $57.50-$77.50 through Ticketmaster.

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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