After nearly 180,000 votes and six rounds of face-offs between Iowa's top brews, the Des Moines Register and Iowa Beer Brackets crowed a new winner Tuesday morning: Confluence Brewing Company's Capital Gold lager. Learn more about the winner here. Now, for your need-to-know entertainment info ...

Family, funeral homes and coming out. 

The Tony Award-winning musical "Fun Home" takes over the Des Moines Civic Center stage starting April 4. Lover of musicals or not, this Juice article says you'll still enjoy this production. Based on the life story of Alison Bechdel, this graphic novel-turned-musical runs through April 9.

Come sail away. 

That's right, classic rock fans. Radio favorite rock group Styx is set to perform at Hoyt Sherman Place in May. Tickets to see the group behind "Mr. Roboto" go on sale Friday. Get all the information on the latest Sherman Hill show here.

Happy hour highlight: 

Not-so-bad ways to spend your weekend ... 

  • Friday: In case you can't wait until May to get your classic rock fix, catch Kansas at Hoyt Sherman Place. More information at
  • Saturday and Sunday: The Des Moines Symphony brings the latest edition of the Masterworks series to the Civic Center. More information at
  • Monday (not the weekend, but still): Iconic punk rock group Green Day returns to Wells Fargo Arena. More information at
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