INTRODUCING Avenu's first blog series, The Agenda. It's been a challenge to keep track of all the exciting events happening lately in our growing city, so we've decided to start selecting a few of our favorites to share with you from time to time. Here are our picks for this week:
Tuesday, 12/1: Crème Cupcake Holiday Open House
Enjoy complimentary samples of holiday cupcakes, desserts and cocktails at this popular Ingersoll spot from 4:30 – 7pm. Click here for more details.
CREME CUPCAKE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE | 543 28th ST | 4:30 – 7 PM
Wednesday, 12/2: The Holiday Hustle Sale at Art Force Iowa
& Pecha Kucha Nights Vol. #23
First, head over to the Art Force Iowa Holiday Hustle Sale to shop local art created by Des Moines kids while enjoying refreshments and live music. After your'e done shopping, attend Pecha Kucha Vol. #23 at the Des Moines Social Club for an entertaining night full of interesting presentations from a variety of contributors.
HOLIDAY HUSTLE SALE @ ART FORCE IOWA | 319 SW 5TH ST | 4 – 7 PM
PECHA KUCHA NIGHTS DES MOINES VOL. #23 | KUM & GO THEATER | 7:30 PM
Thursday, 12/3: Holiday Crown Making Workshop
Join members of the Des Moines Girl Gang in a special Holiday Crown Making Workshop taught by Megan Staker of The Peach Polka Dot! All materials will be provided. Sign up by Tuesday, December 1st to secure your spot! Note: you must be a member of the DSM Girl Gang to participate in this workshop. Learn more here.
HOLIDAY CROWN MAKING WORKSHOP | CRANE ARTIST LOFTS | 6 – 8 PM | $10
Friday, 12/4: First Friday in the East Village
It's First Friday, one of our favorite days of the month in the East Village! Stop by Hill Vintage to check out Van Holmgren's Happy Endings art opening at 5, then head to Dornink for late night shopping and beer tasting from 6 to 8. Ps. We expect more First Friday events to pop up this week – check back for updates!
HAPPY ENDINGS ART OPENING @ HILL VINTAGE | 432 E LOCUST ST | 5 – 8 PM
DORNINK FIRST FRIDAY | 518 E GRAND AVE | 6 – 8 PM
Saturday, 12/5: Guitars Under the Stars
For a unique Saturday night, visit the Drake Municipal Observatory for Guitars Under the Stars, a classical guitar concert paired with star gazing. Tours of the observatory conducted by Dr. Charles Nelson, Professor of Astronomy will also be given.
GUITARS UNDER THE STARS | 4898 OBSERVATORY RD | 7 – 9 PM
Sunday, 12/6: Brunch @ Preservation
To round the week out, visit Preservation for brunch and a little bit of vintage shopping on Sunday. Trisha Myers of Moar Tacos will be serving up her new Azuki Waffles, and mimosas will be served! (All complimentary). Shoppers will also receive 20% off Preservation's entire stock.
F@#K BREAKFAST...LET'S BRUNCH!!! | 321 E WALNUT ST | 10 AM – 2 PM