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Morning Juice: 100+ ways to live your best Iowa summer

Good morning, Iowa!

Happy Friday eve. May is winding down, but the month isn't through with us just yet. I hope to see you all at CelebrAsian 2016: Light the Way, the annual festival uniting Iowa’s Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, on Friday and Saturday. It's open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. Best of all? The event is free! You can also peek ahead to see what events are happening in June, which includes Justin Bieber and Winefest. My colleagues are looking for people whose lives have been changed by art and want to tell a story about it. Here's more from what's happening around Des Moines ...


There are so many reasons to be excited about summer in Des Moines. Many of my reasons for excitement are food-related. Where are the best places to eat this summer? Well, Table 128 Bistro & Bar,12695 University Ave., Clive, is celebrating its third anniversary with all types of specials. There are plenty of $3 deals available starting from now until May 28. Americana is having a dance party on June 3 with DJ Eight Ten. It starts at 9:30 p.m. See more of the best dishes and restaurants to eat from this summer. And please don't be afraid to try one of these 11 low-cost dinner specials.


We found over 100 festivals, shows and special events that are happening across the great state of Iowa. The summer music season kicks off this weekend with the Tree Town Music Festival. (Here's everything you need to know if you're going to that, btw.) Gross Domestic Product is taking over the East Village this Saturday to showcase local talent curated by the Des Moines Music Coalition. Tickets cost $15 and you can learn more about it here.


Men's Style Lab, a Des Moines-based men's fashion startup, is making its way to the East Village. MSL is looking to provide a better shopping experience, according to its founder and CEO Derian Baugh. "You come here, and it’s literally a guided experience with a stylist," Baugh said. "You come in, they’re having an interaction with you, they’re really getting to understand what you’re looking for and then they bring the clothes to you." If you want to stop by, then you can find the business in the 500 block of East Locust Street.


Lindsay Allen Moeller is a public relations professional for Hanser and Associates by day, but when she’s not juggling accounts, she’s expressing her creativity as an independent fashion consultant for LuLaRoe. You can see some of her items here, but it doesn’t end there! Moeller also showed off her style chops when she took to Etsy to plan her wedding earlier this year. She found her dress here for $75 and got wooden flowers from this place in order to make a bouquet. Are you looking to show a little flair? Here are some of the Etsy shops that she recommended checking out:


- Ameena, Juice