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Your Morning Juice, Jan. 4: New year, new venue in Des Moines.

New year, new batch of entertainment news from the heart of Iowa. Looking for something to keep your mind off the cold this January? Try one of these six concerts coming to Des Moines. Now, here's a taste of what else is going on in central Iowa ... 

A new venue in Des Moines. 

xBK, a music and arts "laboratory," plans to open in Des Moines' Drake neighborhood in 2018. Get all the need-to-know information about the new creative space via Juice

Storytellers returns. 

The Des Moines Register Storytellers Project has plotted its return for 2018. The first show, themed "Everyday Miracles," is set for Feb. 6 at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Here's a look at the full season.  

Happy hour highlight:

Don't let the cold slow down your weekend ... 

  • Friday: The Des Moines Buccaneers kick off the new year with a home game at Buccaneer Arena. More information at
  • Saturday: If that's not enough hockey, the Iowa Wild return to Wells Fargo Arena to face the Manitoba Moose. More information at
  • Sunday: Bob Pace kicks off the annual Botanical Blues series at Des Moines' Botanical Garden. More information at