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Best bets of the week: July 29-Aug. 4

Juice Turns 10

Thursday: And they said it wouldn’t last. This publication turned 10 this summer and we’re celebrating from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in The Basement at the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St. There will be live music by The Snacks, food, drinks, high fives and more. Free. Go to

Iowa Trivia [and freedom] Summit

Friday: The Des Moines Register hosts an evening of trivia about the Iowa caucuses starting at 6 p.m. at West End Architectural Salvage, 22 Ninth St. Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich, J. Ann Selzer of the Iowa Poll and Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann will also speak. $25. Admission includes two drinks. Go to

Comedy Charity Tampon Show

Friday: The Puterbaugh Sisterz comedy group from Chicago headlines The Comedy Charity Tampon Show, a benefit for Central Iowa Shelter & Services, at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St. Ashley Huck, Kate Bennett, Rachel Weeks, Clare Roth and Madeleine Russell will also perform. Admission is a donation of cardboard applicator tampons. Go to

Hinterland Music Festival

Friday-Saturday: The first annual Hinterland Music Festival opens its gates at 4:30 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday at Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Parkway. Friday is headlined by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with Future Islands, TV on the Radio and The Envy Corps performing. Saturday’s bill is topped by Old Crow Medicine Show, with Brandi Carlile, Yonder Mountain String Band and others playing. $45 per day in advance or $50 at the gate, $75 in advance for both days, $90 at the gate. Go to

48 Hour Film Project screenings

Tuesday-Aug. 5: Last weekend 41 teams wrote, shot and edited short films in 48 hours and starting at 7 p.m. they will be screened at Fleur Cinema, 4545 Fleur Drive. There are four screening groups, with judges and the audience voting on which films will be shown later in August at the Best of City screenings. $10 per group showing. Go to