DMPA Announces Free Summer Programs

“Waterbombs,” a comedy water balloon fight between mimes, is one of the Des Moines Performing Arts’ free shows this summer. Photo: Des Moines Performing Arts

If you’re looking for free, family-friendly arts and culture events this summer, Des Moines Performing Arts just announced a host of them starting in June, including a weekly yoga session, concerts and pop-up performances. Find a full summer event calendar online. Here are a few to mark on your calendar.

Yoga in the Commons: Starting in June, new instructors will lead a yoga class every Sunday at 9 a.m. at Cowles Commons in downtown Des Moines. The event is in partnership with Janet Casson Yoga.

Pop-Up Performances: On June 25-27, “Waterbombs,” described as a “hysterical” water balloon fight and acted out by a New York City-based mime group, will be at various parks around town. On Aug. 5-8, “Ants,” an interactive, kid-friendly performance, will be at parks as well.

Concerts: Local musicians Sonia De Los Santos and the Okee Dokee Brothers will perform a bilingual concert on back-to-back nights at the Ankeny Bandshell at Wagner Park (6 p.m. on Sept. 23) and the Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park (6 p.m. on Sept. 24).

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