Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

The Return of Date Night

The Return of Date Night

Sep 30, 2014

It was approximately the end of June the last time my husband and I celebrated “Date Night.”  I was just entering my ninth month of pregnancy.  We were in the midst of visiting the Datebook Diner’s 7 best restaurants in Des Moines (we made it through only two of them – see photo of our visit to Table 128).  We had plans to visit Ankeny’s newest...

Back to the Brewery

Back to the Brewery

May 13, 2014

December 7th, 2013, marked the last time I stepped foot in one of Iowa’s fine breweries until this past Friday evening.  At the time I was five or six weeks pregnant and I had enlisted the help of the fine folks at 515 Brewing Company to help me conceal my pregnancy by serving me smuggled in N/A beer from behind the bar.  The willingness of the group at 515...

Fluxx Mobile Gallery debuts this Friday

Fluxx Mobile Gallery debuts this Friday

Apr 16, 2014

I have always been interested in ways to make art more accessible to everyone. The steep admission prices of some museums and travel to get to and from galleries can make viewing contemporary art difficult. Jordan Weber’s new Fluxx mobile gallery (which will debut on Friday evening at The Des Moines Social Club) is genius as it brings the exhibition to you....

CHEAP HEAT! Opens This Friday

CHEAP HEAT! Opens This Friday

Feb 5, 2014

I was lucky enough to meet photographer Michael Watson in December at Art Noir’s Holiday Studio at the Des Moines Art Center. Watson was there taking photos for Juice and we chatted briefly about camera equipment and what we were currently working on. Watson handed me his card and I was instantly intrigued by the black and white images of wrestlers that I saw...

Five Questions with Max Wellman

Five Questions with Max Wellman

Dec 20, 2013

Max Wellman is getting ready for his Home For The Holidays show on December 21st, which will be his 4th annual holiday concert featuring some our region’s top jazz performers.  The night will feature a return of Chris Ford to the stage along with Tina Hasse Findlay.  During a week of preparation and rehearsals, Max took some time to provide us with...