6 must-attend weekend events
Principal Charity Classic
Friday-Sunday:Fuzzy Zoeller, Russ Cochran, Tom Pernice Jr. and others will compete for a $1.75 million purse in the Principal Charity Classic, running Wednesday through Sunday at the Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Drive. Fuzzy Zoeller, Russ Cochran, Tom Pernice Jr. and others will compete for a $1.75 million purse in the Principal Charity Classic, running Wednesday through Sunday at the Wakonda Club, 3915 Fleur Drive. Gates open at 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday and Sunday and 8 a.m. Saturday, with golf and other activities lasting into the evening. $15 per day. Go to principalcharityclassic.com.
Friday: The Nadas celebrate 21 years of existence with the band's annual Nitefall on the River show starting at 8 p.m. at Simon Estes Amphitheater, 75 E. Locust St. The band will play an assortment of songs from its many albums. Sara Routh opens. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Go to nitefalldsm.com.
Hell Over Iowa
Friday-Saturday: The black metal festival Hell Over Iowa runs Friday and Saturday at the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines. Friday's show starts at 5 p.m. and includes Torn the F Apart, Diabolic Possession and Carpathian Funeral. The Norwegian band 1349 headlines the Saturday show, which starts at 1 p.m. and also features Necrophagia, Vattnet Viskar and others. $15 for Friday, $17 for Saturday. Go to valairballroom.com.
Greek Food Fair
Friday-Sunday: The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, 1110 35th St., hosts the Greek Food Fair from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. In addition to Greek food, Ethiopian and Eritrean will be served, and there will be dancing, music and more. Admission is free, with tickets sold for the food. Go to stgeorge.ia.goarch.org.
Sips and the City/Grand Tasting
Friday-Saturday: Winefest hosts its two biggest events this week. Friday is Sips and the City with unlimited wine and food samples and music by Mickey Davis and Christopher the Conquered from 6-9 p.m. in Capital Square and Cowles Commons, 400 Locust St. $35 in advance, $45 at the door. On Saturday the Grand Tasting is held from 6-9 p.m. in the same location, showcasing some of the best food and wine, including oysters and caviar. $75. Go to winefestdesmoines.com.
Saturday: The music website Band Bombshell (home to the podcast version of Joe Lawler and Chad Taylor's "Critical Mass") hosts a concert starting at 9 p.m. at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. The Spartan Blue, Peace, Love and Stuff and The Other Brothers will all perform. $5. Go to gaslampdsm.com or bandbombshell.com.