What’s happening this weekend Aug. 4 – 6

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Ames will be a fun place to be this weekend with a variety of music, food, and learning experiences for attendees to take part in.

Friday Aug. 4

Reiman Gardens After Hours

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$28, ages 21 and older only

Reiman Gardens After Hours is an event that happens quarterly that will bring in the Indigo Monks for attendees to listen to. ISU catering will also be there to offer a feast of Italian buffet.

Foodies & Brew

Downtown Ames at Douglas and Main

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tickets $30 in advance, $35 the day of, 21 and older

The Main Street Cultural District hosts a night of sampling local cuisine from area restaurants and regional craft beer. Entertainment for the night will be the musicians: Ben Shrag & The Cautionaries, Sean Huston Combo and Evan Campbell.

Community Gallery: JES LEE: DIGITAL DREAMS OF YOU exhibit begins and will go from July 7 to August 12. 

Octagon Center for the Arts

Open: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kill Vargas // The Tryhards // King Wylde

DG’s Taphouse

21+, Free Admission

9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

DG’s Taphouse brings several bands of a variety of music to perform at their stage.

Saturday Aug. 5

Ames Main Street Farmer’s Market.

300 and 400 block of Main Street Ames, Iowa, including Tom Evans Plaza

8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy the musical talents of Ames native and Iowa State graduate, “Brad & Kate,” as well as the talented “Ace Jones,” all while shopping for varieties of homegrown foods, bakery items, and hand crafted pieces.

STEAM Workshop: The Science of the Solar Eclipse

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

$8 for Iowa State students, $12.50 for general public, $10 for members

With a rare celestial event–a total solar eclipse–coming up on Aug. 21, Reiman Gardens is working with Iowa State Physics and Astronomy graduate, Travis Yeager, to host a workshop for attendees to learn about the science of solar eclipses.

Malice: A Mad Tea(se) Party

DG’s Taphouse

21+, $10 tickets

10 p.m.

DG’s Taphouse hosts the Renegade Arts Collective for a night of burlesque, drag, and fantasy all inspired by Alice In Wonderland.

Sunday Aug. 6

Game Day at Hoggatt

Hoggatt School, 18th and Burnett

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Free and open to the public

Ryan Riley hosts a day of games played by schoolchildren in the 1860s.

Walk-in Argentine Tango

The Workspace, Memorial Union

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

$35 for five punches – Iowa Students, $45 for five punches – General Public

Valerie Williams comes to the Memorial Union workspace to teach dancers of all levels the Argentine Tango.


The Barn Owl Band

Roosevelt Park, 7 p.m.

The Barn Owl Band comes to perform at Roosevelt Park for Roosevelt Summer Sundays Concert series.

Free Admission