Hollywood Halloween 2018

oct 26, 2018; 6:30 pm-11:00 pm
Special Events

Stay tuned for more information about Hollywood Halloween 2019!

The Des Moines Community Playhouse’s 16th Annual Hollywood Halloween took place Oct. 26, 2018. The sights, the scenes, and the costumes of the 1950s took center stage at central Iowa’s coolest bash.

Proceeds from this fun annual event benefit the Playhouse’s education programs, making a difference for more than 7,000 students each year. 2018 tickets included complimentary wine, beer, and great food, plus dancing to Richie Lee & The Fabulous ’50s!

The doors to 2018’s “50s Night At The Drive-In” theme opened at 6:30 p.m. at The Big Room at Mainframe Studios (900 Keo Way, Des Moines). 

Live Auction Item 1 – A Day at the Zoo
Spend a day at the Blank Park Zoo with a Private Zoo Tour for 4 that includes a private behind-the-scenes tour.  After you meet some cute, scaly, giant, majestic animals, they’ll send you home with a Blank Park Zoo gift basket to commemorate your wild day.

Live Auction Item 2 – Go Iowa Wild!
Take the ice with Iowa Wild! You and seven friends will take a pre-game tour, attend the game sporting your new Iowa Wild merchandise, sit on the bench as the team warms up, and top it all off with a special “Fanboni” ride during the game.  It will be a chilly, exciting night to remember!

Live Auction Item 3 – Hit the Links
It’s not often the opportunity comes along to play Glen Oaks Country Club without a membership. Now is your chance to experience one of Des Moines’ premiere golf courses. You and three of your friends play 18 holes on a date coordinated with the clubhouse.

Live Auction Item 4 – Iowa Wolves Private Suite
If you aren’t into hockey, and golf isn’t your bag, fear not! We have the athletic event for you, and you can experience it in style. A private suite awaits you with twenty tickets to an Iowa Wolves game makes for the perfect night, sports fans.

Live Auction Item 5 – I Cubs First Pitch
Not all of us achieve our dreams of athletic fame, but you can live like a pro for a night with the Iowa Cubs. You and three guests will watch the game from the private owner’s suite, and – get ready—YOU will throw the first pitch of the night.

Silent Auction 1 – Take to the Skies
You and a guest enjoy an hour-long flight in a private plane over the skies of Central Iowa.

Silent Auction 2 –Gourmet Dinner
DMACC’s Iowa Culinary Institute gourmet dinner series is one of the hottest tickets in town. This five-course, themed meal offers you and seven (7) guests your own table for a world-class dining experience. Your table awaits at one of the spring dinners February through May.

Silent Auction 3 – Become a Photographer
You’ve seen his work for years at the Playhouse, and now you can learn how it all happens in your own three-hour session with Steve Gibbons Photography.  Perfect for an amateur photographer looking to hone their skills, Steve will spend time teaching you about your camera, how to take better photos, and expert PhotoShop tips.

Silent Auction 4 – Our State Fair is a Great State Fair!
Gear up for next year’s fair with 2 tickets to the 2019 Iowa State Fair! Your day will also include 2 tickets to the Corndog Kickoff, 2 rides each on the Giant Slide and Ye Old Mill, and the 19th edition of the Iowa State Fair Cookbook. Put those recipes to use with a grilling spatula, bottle opener, pottery plate, and kooze from the Blue Ribbon Foundation.

Silent Auction 5 – Comedy Tonight
Look no further for your next dinner party entertainment. You will have a private comedy show performed in the style of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” at your private location. Participation from the winner is encouraged!

Silent Auction 6 – Art Lovers
Join the artist herself, Liz Lidgett, for a private tour of her art installations in central Iowa. You will also take home your own prints from the artist, herself, to hang in your home gallery!

Silent Auction 7 – Literary Inspiration
ReWritten artist, Matt Besser, has created the text “Imagine” cut from books for you to bring home and use for daily decorative inspiration.

Silent Auction 8 – Personalized Décor
ReWritten artist, Matt Besser, will create custom décor for your home – a set of 6 custom cut books, letters of your choice. A classic way to spruce up your home!

Silent Auction 9 – Care for Your Hair Gift Basket
Enjoy a day at Salon Coiffure with a certificate for a cut, shampoo, or style.  Maintain your look with a basket of mini hair products!

Silent Auction 10 – Dinner and Dessert
If you’re a lover of fine dining, this is the item for you.  Start your evening with a gift certificate for Bubba’s Restaurant and top off the night with dessert at Crème Cupcake!

Silent Auction 11 – Iowa State Football
Score 4 tickets to the Iowa State game on November 24, 2018. Hate parking on game day? Don’t worry. This day comes with a parking pass!

Silent Auction 12 – Prairie Meadows
Head to Prairie Meadows for a day of fun and games with a $150 gift card. Top it all off with a gift basket of Prairie Meadows merchandise!

Silent Auction 13 – Do I Hear a Waltz?
Sharpen up your dancing skills with a 4-week class session for two. If this is on your bucket list, it’s time to cross it off!

Silent Auction 14 – Salsa Time
If you know how to salsa, you can always have a good time on the dance floor.  You and a partner will sign up for a 4- or 6-week class session of your choice taught by Salsa Des Moines.

Silent Auction 15 – Principal Charity Classic
Attend one of the premiere golfing events of the year with two VIP passes to the Principal Charity Classic.  Arrive hassle-free with your VIP parking pass.

Silent Auction 16 – Pizza Lovers Only
If you love pizza, this one’s for you. Use 4 gift cards for Blaze Pizza whenever you’re craving healthful, artisanal ingredients on fresh, made-from-scratch dough. Fast-fire’d and crisp to perfection.

Silent Auction 17 – Close to the Ice
Enjoy 4 tickets to an Iowa Wild game, ice-side seats against the glass!

Silent Auction 18 – Jethro’s BBQ Wing Frenzy
Does the mere suggestion of Jethro’s wings make your mouth water?  Use 12 gift cards for 5 wings each at Jethro’s BBQ however you see fit.  We recommend 5 wings a month for the year!

Silent Auction 19 – Treat Yourself
Take a break and pamper yourself with a Hydrofacial Treatment by Sarah Kelley.

Silent Auction 20 – Relax
You choose how you want to relax: a massage or a facial from Salon Lew.  Keep the chill times rolling with a basket of Kevin Murphy products.

Silent Auction 21 – Baconfest
You and a friend get to go to Baconfest this year! Two tickets to enter the most bacony bacon festival in the land. If you like bacon (of course you do), you will not be disappointed.

Silent Auction 22 – Stay-cation
You and your date will enjoy a hotel room and dinner with your own private chef on this weekend getaway!

Silent Auction 23 – Fall Decorating
Made right here at Mainframe Studios, decorate your home with a hand-crafted blown glass pumpkin this fall. You can have an original work of autumnal art by JJGaffers Glassblowing right in your home!

For more information about supporting Hollywood Halloween, contact Chris Andersen, director of philanthropy, 515.974.5370.