The Ames Scene: May 27, 2016

Christopher the Conquered's Album Release Show It's been a whirlwind year for the Des Moines artist Christopher the Conquered, having already toured the US and...

Ames’ Other (Somewhat) Recent Sculpture Controversy

After a handful of complaints and an ensuing email discussion, the city's Public Art Commission has decided against removing Wide Open Mind, a bronze...

City Discussed Removal of “Naked Lady” Sculpture

A longtime staple of the city’s downtown culture, the Ames Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition has attracted unusual controversy this year after a Public Art...

The Ames Scene: May 20, 2016

Prairie Moon's Live at the Crib Summer Series Highlights The local winery and vineyard Prairie Moon - which shares a large countryside property with the...

Ames, City with Worst Music Scene and 2nd Most Hipsters, Now Rising in List...

The city and Chamber of Commerce rarely miss an opportunity to tout Ames' inclusion on national best-cities lists, no matter how dubious the methodology...

The Ames Scene: May 13, 2016

Druids at DG's Tap House The Des Moines metal trio Druids will be appearing at DG's on Friday night as they prepare for the release...

The Ames Scene: May 6, 2016

Nova Labs Album Release Show DG's is hosting another edition of Nova Labs' ongoing monster album release parties (which always feature some type of free...

Ames Council Dismisses Skate Park Naming Wait Period as “Arbitrary”

The effort to name Ames' currently unnamed skate park after the late skater and local scene icon Georgie Tsushima took another step forward Tuesday...

Heddens Calls on Council to Support Naming Skate Park for Georgie Tsushima

Last month, Ames lawmakers Herman Quirmbach, a state senator, and Lisa Heddens, a state representative, attended the city's monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meeting...

Friends, Local Lawmakers: Name Skate Park for Georgie Tsushima

For the second time in as many months, dozens packed City Hall’s council chambers Thursday afternoon to request that the Parks and Recreation Commission...