Jess' top events June 20-26
Jess' top events June 20-26
Looking for something to do this week? Music, a "practice" Oktoberfest in June, racing and a store warming party are good starts. Here are the details:
Friday: Korn, that hard rock band from Bakersfield you listened to in high school, is still making hits. They’ll stop by the Val Air Ballroom this weekend. Their most recent album, “The Path of Totality,” won Album of the Year at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance at the Val Air box office or at Ticketmaster.com, or $40 at the door. Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines.
Oktoberfest Practice Party
Friday and Saturday: Oktoberfest in Germany has featured the biergarten for 200 years. Just imagine how much beer has been consumed at Oktoberfest during that timespan. To celebrate the anniversary, Paulaner Brewery and the City of Munich have developed a traveling 480-seat Biergarten, authentic to those used at Oktoberfest, which will stop in Des Moines. The Oktoberfest Practice Party will set up in the parking lot south of Buzzard Billy’s, on Third Street, and will feature live music from 7 to 11 p.m. each night (FreeStyle on Friday, Truth Be Told on Saturday), food and, of course, beer. No cover. 4 p.m.-1 a.m. both nights. Buzzard Billy’s, 615 Third St.
Hill Vintage & Knits store warming party
Saturday: It all started with a traveling camper named Heidi, filled with vintage finds from estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores. A year later, Erica Carnes and Jessica Miller are opening Hill Vintage & Knits, a vintage store with men’s and women’s clothing, as well as yarn and notions, they’ve collected from searching nooks and crannies across the country. Celebrate the opening with music from DJ Eight Ten of Pressure Drop, plus snacks and booze at the store, starting at 4 p.m. The store opens for business at 11 a.m. Friday morning, so you can stop in early for a sneak peak at the goods. Free to attend. Hill Vintage & Knits, 432 E. Locust St.
Iowa Corn Indy
Saturday: Start your engines. The annual Iowa Corn Indy, one of the Newton Speedway’s most popular races, will send Indy Car drivers zipping around the Central Iowa track this weekend. The race starts at 8 p.m., with a couple races (The Pizza Ranch 100 Star Mazda Series at 4:15 p.m. and the Sukup 100 Firestone Indy Lights Series at 5:40 p.m.) proceeding the main event. Tickets are $50 and $60. Iowa Speedway, 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton. Go to iowaspeedway.com.
Monday: Kick your week off with a show featuring mash-up artist Girl Talk. The previous 80/35 headliner will perform a solo show in West Des Moines, sure to be complete with toilet paper streamers and plenty of bass. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at the Val Air box office or Ticketmaster.com, or $30 at the door. Val Air Ballroom, 301 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines