Big Cheese Conference Coming to Des Moines

By Wini Moranville Food lovers making summer travel plans might want to schedule a stay-cation July 27-30, when the American Cheese Society’s Annual Conference and Competition will descend on the Iowa Events Center. The society expects more than 1,200 cheese and specialty food professionals at the event for educational seminars, competitions and all-out revelry. Unless […]

March Unveiling Party

Be among the first to get a copy of the March/April issue of dsm at the next unveiling party, which will be Tuesday, March 1, at Minnesota Cabinets (3354 100th St. in Urbandale).Β You’ll not only get the new issue, but also find plenty to dream about as you wander through the beautiful showroom. The festivities […]

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WINE & FOOD. AND BEER. ANY QUESTIONS?

Des Moines Metro Opera will pop the cork on its annual Wine & Food Showcase fundraising event Feb. 19, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Enjoy tastings from more than 40 wine, beer and food vendors. Or be a high roller in the VIP Club with its own fine wines from private collections and food […]

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INTRODUCING ‘BISTRO NIGHT’ AT BARU 66

By Wini Moranville Any night is a great night to visit Baru 66–especially if you’re looking for detailed and precise French gastronomy. But if you’re craving a more casual, everyday side of French food, check out Bistro Night at Baru. On the first Wednesday night of the month (including tomorrow night, Feb. 3), chef David […]

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WORLD PREMIERE DANCE EVENT FEB. 11

New York’s celebrated Jessica Lang Dance will perform the world premiere of a work co-commissioned by Des Moines Performing Arts Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Des Moines Civic Center. The piece, “Thousand Yard Stare,” sheds light on the theme of war and those affected by it, most specifically veterans. In preparation for the […]

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JAZZ SINGER GREGORY PORTER

Civic Music Association presents jazz singer-songwriter Gregory Porter in concert Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium. Hailed as “jazz’s next great male vocalist” by Jazz Times, Porter is influenced by R&B and gospel. His 2014 album “Liquid Spirit” won a Grammy for best jazz album, he was named International Jazz Artist […]

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OK, TELL US: WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT ?

So there we were, enjoying the friends and festivities at a recent new-issue launch party, and we started thinking again about our readers, both the partygoers who were with us that evening and others who encounter dsm more quietly in print and online. You often tell us how much you enjoy what you read, and […]

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EXPLORE YOUR WILD SIDE

Blank Park Zoo’s conservation series returns with three new-year events featuring prominent environmentalists: Peter Knights explains his work in the fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade on Feb 4. Wally Van Sickle discusses “front-lines” conservation work in developing countries on March 3. Dr. James Pease details his lifelong work on water conservation April […]

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