The Agenda: March 31 – April 2

 

 

If you find yourself having those post-spring break blues lately,
not to worry. This week on The Agenda we have a great selection of activities in Des Moines for you to check out in the next couple
of days. Quick, get your planner – from trying out a few futuristic drinks tomorrow to stargazing on Saturday, these events are
ones you'll definitely want to pencil in. 



Thursday, 3/31: Fast Forward @ Happy Medium
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Can the future just be here already? If a photo shoot is any indication of how cool a party will be, it's safe to say that Happy Medium's 5th Anniversary Open House is going to be pretty great. With futuristic drinks and a celebration of all things that advertising and HM have in store, it's definitely worth your time to get out and congratulate the team on such a great success. We can't wait. (But while we do, we'll just be gawking at this.)
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FAST FORWARD ANNIVERSARY PARTY   |   104 SW 4TH ST. STE B   |   4 – 7 PM

 

Friday, 4/1: First Friday Portrait Studio at Eden

To start your weekend off, head on over to Eden for First Friday. Jennifer Leatherby and Rachel Buse of Portrait Studio will be ready to draw your mug ($10 per subject) while you relax with a cocktail.

FIRST FRIDAY @ EDEN   |   418 E 6TH ST   |   5 – 8 PM

 

Friday, 4/1: First Friday with The Permanent Collection & AIGA

After Eden, check out The Permanent Collection's new East Village studio and try your hand at letterpress!
While you're there, enjoy snacks, beer and punch and learn more about AIGA with board members of the local Iowa chapter.

FIRST FRIDAY @ THE PERMANENT COLLECTION   |   520 E 6TH ST   |   5 – 8 PM

 

Saturday, 4/2: FEMIFest @ Des Moines Onstage

This first annual festival will focus on supporting and empowering young women with art centered around
themes of equality, justice and peace. The fest will feature musical performances, dance, poetry, an art/photo gallery and a documentary screening, all in one day! All proceeds will go directly to Beacon of Life.

FEMIFest   |  2124 GRAND AVE   |   3 – 7:30 PM   |   $7

 

Saturday, 4/2: Star Party @ Ewing Park

Want to cap off your week with a unique outing? Head to Ewing Park on Saturday and catch a glimpse of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars at one of SCI's first Star Parties of the season. This event is free and open to the public, and is a Des Moines favorite for good reason.

STAR PARTY   |  5300 INDIANOLA AVE   |   8 – 10 PM