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Urban Street Art

On this video, David Safris, president of Urban Visionaries, shares his thoughts on urban street art and invites you to attend a June Art Week exhibit of the works. Read the story here (scroll down the page).

A Movable Feast

Food trucks serve up careers along with cuisine.

Like to Eat? Our Guide to Going Out

Finding a new spot for a night out just got easier, times two. First, our handy new guide to local dining and drinking establishments is now available. Look for the free handbook, Eat + Drink, at sites where you usually find dsm magazine. Or drop into our offices at 100 Fourth St. We’ll be happy […]

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Let’s start with the assumption that you enjoy wine. Are you with us so far? From there, all of this makes delightfully good sense: Winefest Returns June 4-11. Whew, let’s pause to let that sink in… OK, now, the details: This is No. 14! We’ve been enjoying Winefest since 2003. (Some things just never get […]

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Local theater wiz Ken-Matt Martin is directing a production of the Indian love story “Shakuntala” for Gateway Dance Theatre June 17-19 and 24-26. It’s a 19th-century tale of a young woman and a monarch. No less dramatic are production details behind this show that illustrate the legendary dedication of people in theater. Consider: As director, […]

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By Wini Moranville I thought I was merely looking forward to the upcoming opening of Bubba-Southern Comforts, but now that I’ve toured the work in progress with owner Chris Diebel, I can hardly wait. Unfortunately, I’ll just have to, as the projected opening date has been moved to late July. I can see why it’s […]

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Sample the foods, dances and music of ethnic cultures in a celebration of World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Valley Community Center, 4444 Fuller Road in West Des Moines. In addition to the presentations and displays representing local ethnic groups, a soccer tournament with more than a […]

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Starting in June, you’ll not only be able to check out books from the Des Moines Public Library downtown, but check out local artists as well. No, you can’t take them home with you, but you can view their works at the new Art Gallery at Central Library, located on the second floor. The inaugural […]

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The library isn’t the only unexpected place where art is popping up. Last week, we sure had fun attending the opening of the Residential at Crane Artists Lofts. The Residential represents a new concept for a gallery: Exhibits will be held in people’s homes. The inaugural display features works by well-regarded Ames artist Kathranne Knight. […]

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