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With the 2016 U.S. presidential election in the rear-view, here's a look at post-election events, concerts and a must-catch happy hour spot around Des Moines and beyond (including some essential pre-snow season road trip spots). 

Be in the room with a legend. 

Legendary blues guitarist and songwriter Buddy Guy plans to play Iowa three times in a three-day span next weekend. Gigs for the Grammy Award winning performer are booked in Des Moines on Nov. 17, Cedar Rapids on Nov. 18 and Larchwood, Ia., on Nov. 19. Here's a look at everything you need to know before catching the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member on an Iowa stage.

Road trip while you can. 

Weather.com is calling for sunny skies with highs in the mid-50s this weekend. That means one thing: Road trip while you can! Here's a look at seven must-vist inns along the Mississippi River in Iowa. Head east to try one of the cozy spots before it's too cold.

Happy hour highlight: 

Other solid ways to spend your weekend: 

  • Friday: Hailing from Chicago, Celtic punk band The Tossers takes over Lefty's Live Music for a one-night only gig. Doors at 8 p.m. More info at leftyslivemusic.com
  • Saturday: Singer-songwriter John Prine brings his folk styling to the Des Moines Civic Center. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Full details at desmoinesperformingarts.org.  
  • Saturday and Sunday: There's a Quidditch tournament taking place in Nevada, Ia. Seriously. Full details can be found at usqudditch.org.
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