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8 must-attend weekend events

Dan Tedesco and The Colt Walkers

Friday:The constantly touring Dan Tedesco returns to his home base of Des Moines for a 9 p.m. show at Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave. Tedesco's third album "Death in the Valley," came out last year. The show is also an album release party for The Colt Walkers' debut album, "Trail of Blood and Broken Hearts." $10. Go to

Bubble Ball

Saturday: Childserve holds its annual Bubble Ball fundraiser at 7 p.m. in Capital Square, 400 Locust St. More than 70 designers, architects and other creative types will unveil creations made from bubble wrap. The event also includes cocktails, dinner, emcee Ben Ulin and music by Brazilian 2wins. $150. Go to

Bonne Finken & The Collective

Saturday: Fresh off South by Southwest, Bonne Finken & The Collective return to Des Moines to perform in the Temple Theater at the Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St. The show comes almost a year after the release of Finken's breakthrough "Fairytales/Love Affairs," which saw Finken break out thanks to her pursuing her true musical passions. $15. Go to


Saturday: The Omaha band Twinsmith performs at 10 p.m. Saturday at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. The band's latest album, "Alligator Years," which was partially recorded in Des Moines and produced by members of The Envy Corps, comes out May 5 through Saddle Creek. The Olympics, John June Year and Suave Johnny's open the show. $7. Go to

Vintage in the City

Saturday: Ten vintage dealers in Des Moines will have special open houses from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for the annual Vintage in the City event. Shops include West End Architectural Salvage, Vintage No. 35, Found Things, Dorothea's Closet and others. Free. Go to

515's Terrible Twos Birthday Bash

Saturday: 515 Brewery, 7700 University Ave., Clive, celebrates its second anniversary with a Terrible Twos Birthday Bash starting at noon. There will be food for purchase from Guru BBQ, cupcakes from Creme Cupcake, growler giveaways and $1 off beers if you wear 515 merchandise. Free. Go to

Great Pig Out

Sunday: The Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., celebrates the opening of its Culinary Loft with the Great Pig Out at 10 a.m. A fire pit will be built in the courtyard and a whole hog will be roasted overnight. The event features music by Jewel City Sound and beer samples from local breweries. $20.


Sunday: Industrial metal/death pop group Orgy performs at 6 p.m. at the Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines. The band was founded in 1994 by vocalist Jay Gordon and scored its first hit in 1998 with its cover of New Order's "Blue Monday." Orgy hasn't released an album in more than a decade, but did put out a new single last year, "Wide Awake and Dead." $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Go to