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Updated: 6 must-attend weekend events

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

Friday: Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate frontman Andrew McMahon brings his new project, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness to Wooly's, 504 E. Locust St., at 7:30 p.m. McMahon released the self-titled In the Wilderness album last year. Sarah Jaffe opens. $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Go to

Umphrey's McGee

Friday: Jam fans can not live by Dave alone, luckily Umphrey's McGee will perform at 8:30 p.m. at Brenton Skating Plaza, 520 Robert D. Ray Drive, as part of the Nitefall on the River series. The band recently released "The London Session," recorded at the famed Abbey Road studio. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Go to

Des Moines Arts Festival

Friday-Sunday: The Des Moines Arts Festival is held 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in Western Gateway Park. The event features artists from around the country, performance artists, free music by Eddie Money, Mat Kearney and others, the Interrobang Film Festival and more. Free. Go to

Gas Lamp Does Des Moines Arts Festival

Saturday: Gas Lamp, 1501 Grand Ave., hosts a day of free music to draw in arts festival-goers starting at 2 p.m. The lineup features Holy White Hounds, The Modern Era, Love Songs for Lonely Monsters and more. Free before 8:30 p.m., $5 after. Go to

River Bank Bash (CANCELED)


Saturday: Eric Church will headline the first River Bank Bash. Also on the bill is Travis Tritt, Frankie Ballard, Craig Wayne Boyd, Jana Kramer and Brad Morgan. $85 in advance, $90 day of show. Go to

Too Broke for the Arts Festival Fest

Saturday: Local and regional artists like Kelsey Magnolia, Michael Watson, D. Ryan Allen and others will sell their wares at the Too Broke for the Arts Festival Fest from 2-9 p.m. at Vaudeville Mews, 212 Fourth St. In addition to artists, there will be live music by SpeedRun, Dark Mirror, Wicked Inquisition and Night Demon. Free. Go to

Voodoo Glow Skulls

Sunday: California ska band Voodoo Glow Skulls performs at 6 p.m. at Lefty's Live Music, 2307 University Ave. The band has been making music for more than 25 years, releasing its ninth album, "Break the Spell," in 2012. Slow Children and Sniper 66 open. $15. Go to