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Best bets of the week: June 17-23


Thursday: Enjoy outdoor tunes from Euforquestra at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway, from 6-9 p.m. Jasper wines, Madhouse beers and sangria will all be available by the glass. Gusto will be serving pizzas and Chocolaterie Stam will dish out gelato. Free. Go to


Thursday: 515 Brewing Company, 7700 University Ave., Clive, hosts Mancraft, a "dude centric market," from 3-9 p.m. Pick up some Father's Day gifts (or something for yourself) from vendors like Bird & Bear, Fontenelle Supply Co. and Hickory Golf Association, or just enjoy some beer and food truck grub. Free. Go to


Thursday: PechaKucha Night returns to the courtyard of the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., at 8 p.m. Presenters discuss something they're passionate about with a series of 20 slides that are displayed for 20 seconds each. Free. Go to

Bacoon Ride

Friday-Saturday: The Bacoon ride returns for a second helping of biking and bacon starting with a pre-party at 5 p.m. Friday in Waukee's Centennial Park. The ride starts at 6 a.m. Saturday with stops in Adel, Redfield, Linden, Panora, Yale, Herndon, Jamaica, Perry Minburn, Dallas Center and back to Waukee with crazy bacon dishes (or just plain bacon) at each stop. $70. Go to

Iowa Craft Beer Festival

Saturday: Head down to the Court Avenue Bridge for the Iowa Craft Beer Festival from 2-5 p.m. About 40 Iowa breweries and 20 national craft breweries will be pouring unlimited tasting samples. So. Much. Beer. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Go to