Make the most of your St. Patrick's Day weekend with the Juice guide to all things green and celebratory happening in central Iowa. From a parade downtown to block parties to craft beer at Cowles Commons, the list features all of the must-know events for your St. Patrick celebrations. Now, for more happenings in Des Moines ... 

Have you voted ... today? 

Thursday marks the last day for craft beer enthusiasts to vote in the Sweet 16 round of the Des Moines Register and Iowa Taproom Beer Brackets. A 64-beer tournament featuring all Iowa brews, the winner of the Beer Brackets is set to be announced March 28. Visit to vote.

There's no beating this dead horse. 

Des Moines band Dead Horse Trauma returns Saturday to Iowa for a hometown show at Wooly's in the East Village. In an interview with Juice, the band talks about signing a new distribution deal, playing 150 shows in 2016 and a van-totaling wreck that didn't stop the band from making its new record, "Life."

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Need weekend plans? 

  • Running through Sunday: A touring production of Jersey Boys has taken over the Des Moines Civic Center. More information at
  • Thursday: Country stars Justin Moore and Lee Brice are bringing the "American Made" tour to the Iowa Events Center. Read a Juice interview and get all the show information here
  • Saturday: Head out to see the Iowa Wild at Wells Fargo Arena and catch a free after-game concert from Gaelic Storm. More information at  
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