ICYMI: Captian Kirk's comin' back to Iowa. Hoyt Sherman place announced earlier this week William Shatner would be gracing the Sherman Hill stage this fall. Now, for all things entertainment in Des Moines ... 


Cheers, beer lovers! The fourth annual Des Moines Beer Week kicks off tomorrow with a Beer Mile at el Bait Shop and continues with a total 37 events across the metro through next week. Get everything you need to know about the must-catch events, including Saturday's Iowa Craft Brew Fest, in the Juice summer brew guide

Get the popcorn ready. 

Thanks to the tenacity only a mother-daughter team could posses, a Winterset movie theater has been saved from disrepair. How'd it come to be? Pop a bowl of popcorn and dig into this long read to find out

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Stay busy this weekend ... 

  • Thursday: Catch two shows in one night at Vaudeville Mews with 80/35 alum Surfer Blood leading the early show and Des Moines' own Karen Meat headlining the venue's late show on the same evening. More information at
  • Saturday: Head to the Des Moines Social Club for the "Hello Summer" music and food truck festival. More information at
  • Sunday: Hop on your bicycle and head to the ball field for the Iowa Cubs' "Pedal to the Park" promotional game. Cyclists get a ticket to the game and commemorative water bottle for $8. More information at
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