Unforgettable Evening Events

Rock out to a musical guest, take an artistic journey, learn how to craft the perfect cocktail. Taking time for yourself to recharge and simply not working is productive too.

Wednesday Night Concert Celebration with Sheryl Crow

6:15 – 7:00 pm EST

A nine-time GRAMMY AWARD recipient, Sheryl Crow is an American music icon. Her first nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for Multi-Platinum sales. In addition to such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun,” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest,” Crow has lofted 40 singles into the Billboard Hot 100, Adult Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Mainstream Top 40 and Hot Country Songs charts, with more No. 1 singles in the Triple A listings than any other female artist. For her current album “Threads”, Crow collaborated with a broad array of her musical heroes, including Stevie Nicks, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Chuck D, Joe Walsh, Kris Kristoffersson, and even a duet of her classic song “Redemption Day” with the late legend Johnny Cash. “Threads” also features contributions by young artists shaping music today, including Gary Clark Jr, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Andra Day, St. Vincent, and Maren Morris.

Crow is known as well for her passionate support of multiple charities, including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The World Food Program, Feeding America, ADOPT A CLASSROOM, the Elton John AIDS FoundationMusiCares, and the Delta Children’s Home and many other worthy causes.

Thursday Night Art & Soul Happy Hour

6:00 – 7:00 pm EST

Sand Sational Art

Take an artistic journey with renowned Sand Artist, Charlene Lanzel, who uses her hands in the sand to create living sand art stories. This is an amazing performance using sand, a light box, and a projector. The moving sand creates continuously fluid and poetic figures with original storytelling sure to amaze and charm you!

Derek Brown’s History of the Cocktail Mixology

Join us for a fun mixology session featuring Derek Brown, founder of the Columbia Room and author of Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World published by Rizzoli in April 2019.  During this event, you will learn the history and how to master the craft of mixology for three unique cocktails. Check back for the ingredient list to have on-hand for this interactive event!

Bollywood Dancing Sessions

Spice up your night with lessons in Bollywood Dancing with Raha Sukhu, an accomplished performer and instructor of Bharatnatyam and Bollywood dance since age 12!

Caricature Artist

Take a break and let us draw you! We have several great caricature artists ready to draw you from any location you sit. You will be able to watch the drawing happen on your screen in minutes and download instantly when complete.        

Culinary Demo

Embark on a culinary journey with Chef Mel, of the Hilton Des Moines Downtown. Chef Mel will host and walk you through three separate recipes that are sure to excite your palette and help you look like a pro in the kitchen. Check back for the ingredient list to have on-hand for this interactive event!

Illusionist

Prepare yourself for a jam packed performance filled with stand-up comedy, fascinating true stories, and world-renowned sleight-of-hand magic.

Dueling DJ’s

This event is sure to get you on your feet! Join in at any-time to listen to each DJ, make a special request and dance to your favorite songs! Each attendee can vote for their favorites, post comments and give reviews or requests. You decide who the winning DJ is by watching and liking them.