Yoga, wine and bier guts…oh my!

Looking for something to do in the next couple of days? I’ve got you covered from Thursday to Sunday. Check out these unique events that are happening around Des Moines:

Thursday, September 23: Yoga in the Gardens – Stop by Salisbury House & Gardens for “Yoga in the Gardens,” presented by Shakti Yoga Store, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This event will bring together the beautiful environment of Salisbury House & Gardens, a unique, yoga workout, and a reception with music, wine and hors d’oeuvres! The cost to attend is $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door.

Friday, September 24: UnWINEd – This event, put on by The Des Moines Park and Recreation Department and Jasper Winery, will be held at Gray’s Lake on the terrace located above the concession stand from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Start your weekend off right by enjoying live music, a free wine sampling, and mini spa services (facial waxing, chair massages and mini manicures, all $15 or under) by East Village Spa. This is a open event to the public and bottles of wine and grilled food available for purchase.

Friday, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Sept. 25: Oktoberfest 2010Oktoberfest, themed “Möre German Zan Ever” this year, is back for its 7th year in Des Moines. The fest is moving back downtown this year (thank goodness!) and will be held on a portion of Fourth Street (south of Court Ave.). This year’s celebration kicks off with the tapping of the Golden Keg at 4:00 on Friday and continues throughout the weekend with tented bier gardens, authentic German food, classic German bier and bier maiden and wet bier gut contests. The cost for the event is $10/participant, which pays for your entrance, a commemorative mug and one drink ticket.

Sunday, September 26: East Village Sunday Bazaar – To round out your weekend, head down to the historic East Village on Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to enjoy unique furniture, clothing, art, live music, handmade items, vintage goods, a wine tasting, and seasonal beers. The Bazaar will be held between E. Seventh to E. First Streets between Des Moines St. and E. Market Ave. and is open to the public, rain or shine!

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