So, baby, pull me closer ... to Des Moines! ICYMI: Breakout electronic duo The Chainsmokers are set to appear at Wells Fargo Arena on April 30. The show announcement comes with the news the group would be releasing a debut full-length record this year. Now, here's more about what's going on in Des Moines ... 

Firkin crazy! 

Des Moines Beer Week's first winter Firkin Fest takes over Flix Brewhouse from 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday. Try 27 cask-conditioned beers in one place at the event. (And maybe see a movie after? It is a theater, after all.) Find out the full event details here.

Des Moines is alive with 'The Sound of Music.'

The classic musical "The Sound of Music" is set to take over the Des Moines Civic Center next week, starting on Feb. 7. The new production is set to give a fresh look to the Rodgers & Hammerstein staple. Learn what's changed with this Juice musical preview.


Weekend treats ... 

  • Friday and Saturday: The Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team will play back-to-back home games at Buccaneer Arena in Urbandale. More information at
  • Saturday: Des Moines group Tires is celebrating the release of its new record at Vaudeville Mews. More information at
  • Saturday: The Iowa Music Showcase comes to life with back-to-back Saturday night shows at Lefty's. Find out more at
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