The Des Moines Social Club has announced its fall and winter class schedules, and there’s plenty of stuff to be had for the music-minded out there. Starting on Aug. 19, Phil Young will lead a series of six-week “Intro to Studio Recording” courses. There are three different start dates between Aug. 19 and Nov. 10, and courses run $60. If you’ve already completed the intro course, there’s a course on advanced studio theory starting Aug. 18 that’s also $60. Finally, Kevin Drew is leading a course on song writing and music theory starting on Sept. 4. That course runs every Thursday till Oct. 2, and you can drop in for $20 a class, or take the whole shebang for $90. For more information on specific class dates and times, or to sign up, check out www.desmoinessocialclub.org.
This week’s Pick o’ the Week is down at the always lovely Ritual Cafe, where the equally lovely Patresa Hartman has her CD/book preview show. There’s no cover, and the festivities begin at 7 p.m. Mahalo. CV