Happy Thursday! It's Ameena and, I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready for the weekend. I missed my beloved Downtown Farmers' Market last weekend, but I'm planning on checking it out. Maybe I'll try one (or five) of these 15 treats? Who knows? Let's talk about what's happening around Des Moines ...
We found out about this year's 80/35 music festival headliners a few weeks ago. Now, we have all the deets on every performing act and when they will be taking the stage on July 8-9. The music begins at 5 p.m. Friday, July 8, and Nas hits the stage at 9:15 p.m. What other acts are performing? The Black Lips, the Jeff Austin Band, Druids and others. Shows start at noon on Saturday, July 9, and the Decemberists are set to hit the stage at 9:15 p.m.
Prices until May 17
- One-day tickets: $42
- Two-day tickets: $65
Prices after May 17
- One-day tickets: $45
- Two-day tickets: $80
Tickets are on sale now via midwestix.com and will increase to $50 for a one-day ticket and $90 for a two-day ticket on the day of the event.
Oh, it's ladies' night! Go grab your best gal pals and try out one of these seven ideas for a girls' night out. From trying half-priced wine at Trostel’s Dish to Paint and Sip at The Social Canvas, there are plenty of things to do.
New pizza shop alert: Pie Five opens in Ankeny
For anyone who has ever lived, however briefly, in Ames, you probably miss the albino squirrels and Hickory Park. One of our interns made a nifty list of nine things she'll miss when she graduates from Iowa State and leaves Ames.
Other things we love? The beauty of the High Trestle Trail Bridge
I'M KINDA BUZZED AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE ...
- Ameena, Juice