Events

Baratta's Events & News

Check back here for the latest events, news, and goings on at Baratta’s and our partner venues. If you’d like to host an event with us, please contact Michelle Dodds at (515) 281-4658 or [email protected].

Dizzy & Daffy Bean Barnstorming Tour: March 14, 2020

The State Historical Society kicks off their Spring Break Program on Saturday, March 14th at 1:30pm with “The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour” Negro League Baseball Lecture. Join baseball historian, Phil Dixon, as he takes a deeper look into the groundbreaking Dizzy and Daffy Dean’s All-Stars and discover how pioneering players fought to play the game. Stop by Café Baratta’s beforehand to grab lunch!

When: March 14th, 1:30pm

Where: State Historical Museum of Iowa), 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa

Museum Vault Tour: March 16, 2020

Get up close and personal with how the State Historical Museum of Iowa stores and cares for artifacts. Take the walking tour through the climate-controlled collection at 1:30pm. This hour-long tour is open to participants 12 and older. Before the tour, stop by Café Baratta’s for lunch! 

When: March 16th, 1:30-2:30pm

Where: State Historical Museum of Iowa), 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa

Guided Art Tours: March 17, 2020

Take a break from your spring break and bring the kids to the State Historical Museum of Iowa for a 30-minute guided art tour. This is perfect for kids ages 6 to 12 (who are accompanied by an adult). Plus, when the tour is done, head up to Café Baratta’s on the 3rd floor for lunch!

When: March 17th, 10:30am

Where: State Historical Museum of Iowa), 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa

The Art Collector: March 18, 2020

Bring the kids to Storytime: The Art Collector at the State Historical Museum of Iowa at 10am. This book by Jan Wahl follows Oscar, a creative kid who loved art so much that he started his very own art collection. The story helps show kids how to see art in a new, exciting way. Storytime lasts until 10:30am and then you can feel free to come up to the 3rd floor to have lunch at Café Baratta’s!

When: March 18, 2020 from 10am-10:30am

Where: State Historical Museum of Iowa), 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa