Best Bets for July 8-14
Friday-Saturday: The eighth annual 80/35 Music Festival starts at 5 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday in Western Gateway Park downtown. More than 40 acts will perform, including headliners Weezer and Wilco, supporting acts Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Lettuce, Talib Kweli, and Iowa bands Annalibera, The Maytags, Christopher the Conquered, Damon Dotson and others. $44 per day or $76 for the weekend in advance, $50 per day or $90 for the weekend at the gate. Go to 80-35.com.
Saturday: The Color Run returns to splash a little color into your weekend at 9 a.m. starting at the State Capitol, 1111 E. Court Ave. Runners will be splashed with color at designated spots over the course of the 5K. By the time it's over they look like a spin art painting. Runners are staggered until 10 a.m., but a pre-race party helps pass the time before you start running. $55. Go to thecolorrun.com/des-moines.
Saturday: The Garden, 112 S.E. Fourth St., hosts Misfit Cabaret: Summer Lovin' starting at 6:30 p.m. The burlesque and aerial dance show features performances by Anna May, Calvin Klimaxx, Lady Hyde, Soleil Von Teeze and others. $10. Go to misfitcabaret.com.
Sunday: Des Moines comedian Doug Stone is heading west, but before he does some of Iowa's funniest comedians will gather to give him a good roasting at 7 p.m. at Last Laugh Comedy Theater, 1701 25th St., West Des Moines. Willie Farrell will serve as roastmaster, with Preston Lacy from "Jackass" movies and others also appearing. The roast is at 7 p.m., with Lacy's Wrecking Ball Tour show starting at 9 p.m. $15 each. Go to lastlaughdsm.com.
Tuesday: The Downtown Community Alliance debuts its Out to Lunch food truck event from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Mercy College of Health Sciences Campus, 928 Sixth Ave. Formaro's Stuffed, Karam's Grill, Local Yocal's, The Outside Scoop, Taco Loco and Three Blind Pigs BBQ will be serving, Exit 113 will be playing music and a free shuttle will be running diners to and from Seventh and Locust streets to the event. Free. Go to downtowndesmoines.com/hangry.