January getting you down? Just remember ... you're one day closer to summer. Keep reading for a few reasons to brave the cold and get out this weekend. 

Take a trip down Ingersoll. 

Eat your way down Ingersoll Avenue with this Juice guide outlining the restaurants found on the west-of-downtown street. From late-night pizza and lousy service at Big Tomato Pizza Co. to ice cream dessert at Bauder Pharmacy, the article dishes on where to get the best bites when hanging out north of Grand.

The rhino has a name. 

The baby rhino that's been stealing our hearts one story at a time since being born last fall now has a name. The zoo started with 200 name suggestions and narrowed the field to four before finally deciding on the Swahili name for "hopeful." Head over to Juice to read how the zoo landed on the name.

Happy hour highlight: 

  • Love food and dining in Des Moines? Consider applying to be the next food critic for The Des Moines Register and Juice. Find full details on how you can get paid to eat food and write about it here

Make the most of your weekend: 

  • Friday: Country staple Josh Turner brings his collection of sing-along songs to Hoyt Sherman Place. More information at
  • Starting Friday: Explore the mysteries of human identity and the limits (if any) of what technology can replace with StageWest's production of "Marjorie Prime" at the Des Moines Social Club. More information at
  • Saturday: Blues rock trio hailing from Minneapolis Johnny Yuma brings its show to the Lefty's stage. More information at
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