Central Iowa Weekender

Central Iowa has events across artistic mediums on offer this weekend for those interested in mixing up their flavor of night-to-night entertainment. On Thursday, check out visual artist Ivan DepeƱa in Ames as he discusses the process of making public art. Should you have more of a taste for the theatrics, check out Pots & Shots' Taste Test Burlesque Improv Show in West Des Moines this Friday. For the bookish, consider swinging by The Event of Delights: A Community Book Launch Party featuring a virtual visit from author/essayist Ross Gay on Saturday night. TOP PICK: Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival is a two-day event celebrating exactly what its title implies. Come out to Des Moines' Western Gateway Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. for food, community, and a musical performance from La Sonora Dinamita closing out the night. Come back on Sunday for more festivities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.