Cheers to the beginning of the weekend in Central Iowa! Kick it off early tonight at Assemble, with Love at Willow on Grand. This collaboration between Winefest and Ballet Des Moines will include an evening full of wine, food, and ballet. On Friday night a new exhibition is opening at the Des Moines Art Center featuring work from a group of contemporary African artists working in the U.S. Hannah Tighe, a comedian from Des Moines who now resides in Phoenix is returning to the stage at Teehee’s on Friday. Top pick? Winter Blues Fest presented by the Central Iowa Blues Society on Friday night and Saturday.