Fun & Leisure in Ames, IA


Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine, and Food Expo on Friday, November 10, at 4 p.m. or Saturday, November 11, at 1 p.m.

Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo

Iowa Events Center

Culinary experts teach food pairings and cooking techniques during expo that features more than 120 vendors and gourmet samples

$84 $45

Five or 10 Art-Studio Sessions at Glazed Expressions (Up to 82% Off)

Glazed Expressions

Clive

Artists and aspiring artists alike find solace in having rented studio space to design works of art

$40 $9

Adult BYOB Canvas-Painting Session with Supplies for One or Two at Glazed Expressions (Up to 51% Off)

Glazed Expressions

Clive

During canvas-painting sessions, participants can enjoy their own beverages and socialize while painting along an experienced art instructor

$43 $23

Ultimate Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card (69% Off)

Ultimate Date Night

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

Movie Tickets and Concessions from Dealflicks (Up to 35% Off). Two Options Available.

Dealflicks

Capitol II Theatre

Dealbucks can be used to purchase movie tickets and concessions at multiple theaters on Dealflicks.com

$20 $13

General Admission for One or Two, or Saturday Fast Pass for One to The Heart of Darkness (Up to 30% Off)

The Heart of Darkness

Heartland Farms

This haunted attraction features 10 themed areas, such as the Zombie Infestation Forest, 3D Killer Circus, and Grizzly’s Chainsaw Massacre

$20 $15

Two or Four Person Wine Tasting with Tour and Two or Four Glasses of Wine at The Cellar (Up to 60% Off)

The Cellar

The Cellar

Passionate winemakers create wine from locally sourced cold climate grapes

$20 $10

$28 for Two Zipline Rides for One Person at Mt. Crescent Ski Area ($39 Value)

Mt. Crescent Ski Area

Crescent

Riders get the thrill of a lifetime as they experience an intense 1600-feet long high flying zipline adventure

$39 $28

Escape-Room Game for Two, Four, or Eight at Breakout Games (Up to 49% Off). Five Options Available.

Breakout Games

Urbandale

Trapped in one of four themed mystery rooms, players must work together to solve puzzles and find clues to escape in just 60 minutes

$96 $64

"Girls Night Out: The Show — The Magic Mike Experience" with Optional Meet and Greet on Friday, October 27, at 8 p.m.

Girls Night Out The Show

Eagles Ballroom

Muscle-bound hunks unleash ripped abs and sexy dance moves in a tantalizing evening of girls’ night out fun, with optional meet-and-greet

$21 $12

Social Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from El Arte Uncorked (Up to 56% Off)

El Arte Uncorked New

Merle Hay

A painting class held at Felix & Oscar’s guides students through the steps required to recreate the night’s selected painting

$40 $20

$14 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Downtown Waukee

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach’s wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

$37 $14

Blue Man Group — Up to 37% Off

Blue Man Group

Briar Street Theatre

Acclaimed trio of painted humanoids specialize in performances with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$94.15 $59.50

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$36 $14

Avenged Sevenfold: The Stage World Tour with Special Guests Breaking Benjamin on Friday, February 9, at 6:25 p.m.

Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage World Tour

US Cellular Arena

Rockers offer up their latest album, The Stage, which Rolling Stone called “the most aggressively bonkers music of the quintet’s career”

$67.05 $49

"The Price Is Right Live!" on November 7 at 7:30 p.m.

"The Price Is Right Live!"

Adler Theatre

Contestants pulled from the audience could play Plinko and other fan-favorite games to win appliances, cash and possibly a new car

$43.15 $25.50

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $18

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise on November 15 at 6 p.m.

Peppa Pig Live!

Paramount Theatre

The adorable British, porcine superstar (and her little brother George) take the U.S. by storm in a show filled with original song and dance

$58.90 $30

Cirque Musica Holiday Presents BELIEVE on December 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Cirque Musica Holiday presents BELIEVE

US Cellular

Acrobats and aerialists celebrate the season amid symphonic music

$63.50 $45

Machine Head - Feb 20, 8:00 PM

Machine Head

East Village

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$64 $64

The Dinner Detective Des Moines Murder-Mystery Show (September 30–February 3)

The Dinner Detective Des Moines

Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown

Suspicious glances fill ballroom as improv-savvy cast helps diners with invented identities solve a murder during a four-course meal

$79.90 $49

Yelawolf - Dec 4, 7:30 PM

Yelawolf

East Village

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$51 $51

Bear Grillz - Nov 7, 7:30 PM

Bear Grillz

East Village

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$34 $34

3- or 6-Month Science & Art Subscription for Kids from KiwiCo (Up to 35% Off)

KiwiCo

Online Deal

A subscription to KiwiCo delivers a new monthly project box to kids ages 3-16; Each box prompts hands-on exploration of science, math, & art

$59.85 $39

I Prevail - Dec 2, 6:45 PM

I Prevail

Princeton Business Park

Find tickets for sports, concerts and theatre events on FanXchange’s secondary ticket marketplace and get the best seats for live events.

$51 $51

10 Studio Work Passes or Children's Party Package at The Studio for Forgotten Arts (Up to 60% Off)

The Studio for Forgotten Arts

Merle Hay

Local art studio offers studio time, during which customers may discover their inner artists and create something new using studio’s tools

$60 $26

$19.99 for a Makeup-Artist Online Certification Course from ExpertRating ($99.99 Value)

ExpertRating

Online Deal

Aspiring makeup artists and beauty junkies learn how to apply makeup by watching 70 video lessons on such topics as contouring and lashes

$99.99 $19.99

$5 for Intro to Photography Courses from Live Photography Academy ($95 Value)

Live Photography Academy

Online Deal

Learn the basics of photography and editing software from the comfort of your own home with these online courses

$95 $5

Bridal Makeup Course, Wedding Planning Course, or Both from Trendimi (Up to 98% Off)

Trendimi

Online Deal

Learn the skills necessary to plan for a memorable wedding, or how to create stunning makeup designs for special occasions

$99 $5

$5 for an Online Piano Course from SkillSuccess.com ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

Online Deal

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $5

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