The Agenda: February 9 – 13

VALENTINE'S, artists, flowers, music, champagne, and ladies. This week on The Agenda.

  • Tuesday, 2/9: Jazz on the House @ Noce
    Noce is a new hotspot downtown offering a variety of shows for jazz-lovers in Des Moines. Curious? See what all the fuss is about tonight (and every Tuesday night) at Jazz on the House, where you'll enjoy half-off specialty cocktails, live music and no cover.

    JAZZ ON THE HOUSE   |   1326 WALNUT ST   |   5 – 8 PM  

  • Thursday, 2/11: Atrium
    Celebrate Grant Wood's 125th birthday on Thursday by socializing with artists and meeting Neal Rock, U of I's Grant Wood Fellow in painting. Rock's work has been displayed across the U.S, and has even been included in private collections and museums. Enjoy this inspiring evening with a brief program beginning at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Amy Jo Reimer-Myers at

    ATRIUM   |   1200 GRAND AVE   |   5:30 – 7:30 PM  

  • Friday, 2/12 to Saturday, 2/13: Valentine's Day Pop-Up Shop @ Eden
    Stop by Eden this weekend to check out Wildflower, Plum Event + Design's new floral business! Maya of Plum and Jen McDonald-III will work with you to create a floral arrangement on the spot using blooms of your choice, and you can shop Eden's selection of home and bath goods while you wait. Orders for floral arrangements can also be made ahead of time by calling Maya at 515.249.8600, and delivery is available for $10. Ps. Plum has teamed up with us to give one floral arrangement worth $75 to a lucky Avenu reader for our Valentine's Day GiveawayClick here to enter!

    VALENTINE'S DAY POP-UP SHOP   |   EDEN   |   2/12 @ 10 AM – 2/13 @ 5 PM   |   $75+ FOR FLORALS


  • Saturday, 2/13: V-Day with Preservation 
    Gather your friends on Saturday night to join the beauts at Preservation for a special ladies-only Valentine's Day party. Shop, sip on champagne, listen to vinyl mixes, eat strawberries and cupcakes, and get your tarot cards read at this unique event. Floral crown mini-sessions are also available for $75, which include a handmade crown by The Peach Polka Dot, styling in a vintage slip or intimate of your choice, make-up touch-ups by Ivy Boyd of Wake up for Makeup, and digital images from the session. To reserve your crown, purchase tickets in advance here. Book a mini-session and you'll also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win Preservation's secret-surprise giveaway. Tickets aren't required to enjoy the party, so head over to the shop and enjoy a lovely night with your favorite ladies.

    V-DAY WITH PRESERVATION   |   321 E WALNUT ST   |   5 – 7 PM   |   $75 FOR MINI SESSION



Have a great week, and don't forget...tomorrow is the final day to enter our Valentine's Day Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win an amazing prize package of florals, sushi, caramels, lingerie and even a mini photo session. Details here!