Events Guests at a past edition of HUE, an Art Noir event at the Des Moines Art Center. Juice file photo.

Guests at a past edition of HUE, an Art Noir event at the Des Moines Art Center. Juice file photo.

Weekend planner: Art Noir’s Hue, Movie Madness Adult Prom and more

Published on March 6th, 2014 | by Ameena Rasheed

MCC 52: Hostile Territory

Friday: Midwest Cage Championship brings its Hostile Territory event to Hy-Vee Hall, 730 Third St., at 6:30 p.m. Tony “Lil Crusher” Crowder and Marc TongVan will face off for MCC’s flyweight championship, and Roy Moore will take on Justin Fuson (pictured). MCC welterweight champ Victor Moreno will take on Mark Stoddard. Joe Carson, Justin Grizzard, Bob Gilmore, Shawn Stamper and others will face off, also. $25-$50. Go to

Sarah Darling

Friday: Iowa native and country singer Sarah Darling returns to headline the Variety Telethon this week, and while she’s in town she’ll play an intimate acoustic show at 7 p.m. at Java Joe’s, 214 Fourth St. Darling is known for her hit “Home to Me” of the 2013 album of the same name, and she recently released a new single, “Little Umbrellas.” $20. Go to


Friday: Art Noir hosts Hue, an evening of color, light and cocktails, at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave. The lobby will be transformed with green light and projections from the Art Center’s permanent collection. The event includes drinks, dancing and a short tour of the “Jasper Just: This Is a Landscape of Desire” exhibit.” $15, $10 for members, which includes a complimentary cocktail. Go to PLUS: See 28 photos from the event in 2012.

Max Brooks

Friday: If you’re a zombie fan, you won’t want to miss author Max Brooks when he speaks at 11 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Iowa State University Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames. Brooks wrote “The Zombie Survival Guide,” as well as “World War Z,” which was made into a Brad Pitt blockbuster. He’s also the son of Mel Brooks, so odds are he’ll be a pretty funny speaker as well. Free. Go to

Movie Madness Adult Prom

Friday: Animal Lifeline of Iowa hosts its 2014 Adult Prom at 7:30 p.m. at Hotel Fort Des Moines, 1000 Walnut St. This year’s theme is Movie Madness, with attendees encouraged to dress as their favorite movie icon or character. The event features live music by Abby Normal, food, a prom court drawing, costume contests, a photo booth and more. $30. Go to

Shine your glass slippers

Saturday: Ballet Des Moines performs its spring show, “Cinderella,” at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut St. $17-$55.

Get fried

Sunday: Enjoy latkes, the fried potato pancakes, at Thrilla in the Skillet II: Hotter, Greasier, Potatoier, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tacopocalypse, 621 Des Moines St. $18-$25. PLUS: How you can easily make latkes.

About the Author

Ameena is Online Editor for Juice Magazine. E-mail her at or follow her updates on Twitter @AmeenaRasheed.

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