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Weekender DSM! Farmer’s Market, Cinco de Mayo, Spring Garden Festival





THE WEEKENDER

Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium

Breathe — breathe in the air! It’s filled with fresh scents of growing things, and this is a perfect weekend to celebrate that, with the return of the downtown Farmers Market, a festival at the Botanical Gardens and more!




Franklin Junior High School

AViD Presents: Lauren Groff

May 5 – 7:00pm

AViD Presents: Lauren Groff at Franklin Jr. High.


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Lefty's Live Music

Cinco De Mayo w/J Plaza and guests

May 5 – 9:00pm

Nationally-acclaimed recording artist J. PLAZA is a buzzing MC/artist based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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The Garden

Latin Heritage Show

May 5 – 10:00pm

It’s Cinco de Mayo and The Garden is celebrating with a Latin Heritage Show!


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Women of Achievement Bridge

Rally for Reproductive Justice

May 6 – 6:45pm

MMIR Day Rally for Reproductive Justice


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Temple Theater

The Everly Brothers [Revisited]

May 6 – 7:30pm

Live at Royal Albert Hall [Revisited]: The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert, a re-creation of the iconic 1983 reunion concert featuring award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers.


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Tallgrass Theatre Co.

Tiny Beautiful Things

May 6 – 7:30pm

Tiny Beautiful Things – A play based on the book by Cheryl Strayed
Adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos.


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Noce

Natalie Simon & Friends

May 6 – 8:00pm

Summer Samba with Natalie Simon & Friends


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Des Moines Downtown Farmers' Market

Downtown Farmers' Market Opening Day

May 7 – 7:00am

The Downtown streets will be filled with live music and the smells of fresh, local food when the Downtown Farmers’ Market returns for its Opening Day on Saturday, May 7.


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Exile Brewing Company

Zoltan’s Luau

May 7 – 10:00am

Come dressed in your best Hawaiian Tropical vibe, at 10AM. First 500 at the gate will get a free can of Zoltan!


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Des Moines Botanical Garden

Spring Garden Festival

May 7 – 10:00am

Spring Garden Festival is back, live and in person! Shop more than 7,000 plants hand selected by Botanical Garden staff including unique and tried-and-true varieties.


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Beaverdale Books

Bring the Family to Read Aloud Day

May 7 – 10:00am

Load up the kids and head to Beaverdale Books for a fun-filled day of stories! We have a great lineup of children’s authors who will share their stories throughout the day.


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Valley Junction

Cinco de Mayo

May 7 – 12:00pm

Cinco de Mayo in the Valley Junction.


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Temple Theater

DM Symphony: Season Finale: Pictures at an Exhibit

May 7 – 7:30pm

Season Finale! Experience the romantic thrill of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto played by virtuoso Alessio Bax.


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Mainframe Studios

Botanical Watercolor Workshop w/Claire Sedovic

May 8 – 2:00pm

Botanical Watercolor Workshop with artist Claire Sedovic at Mainframe.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT





Album Review: Dean Gorman — ‘Outer Space, Iowa’

by Avery Gregurich, May 4
If we are truly living through the Great Resignation, I’m expecting that the coming months will hold a heavy release of “Future Endeavors” albums and straight-up “I Quit” albums. Early to the party is Outer Space, Iowa, the second album from Burlington-by-way-of-Portland musician Dean Gorman.




Album Reviews: Bob Bucko Jr. and Samuel Locke Ward — ‘Discount Sacrifice At The Altar Of Bargains’

by Genevieve Trainor, May 4
I can’t stop thinking about this album.
When it dropped in December of last year, I’d kind of resigned myself to not writing about it, just given the way our coverage schedule usually falls out. Typically, I avoid running reviews of albums that dropped in the previous calendar year.


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