Mullets To Mars Benefit Ride Extravaganza!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Mullets To Mars!

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend?  We were, too…so we joined forces with Mullets, The Royal Mile, and Gusto Pizza Co. to bring you an end of winter bicycling event to coax you from the warmth of your winter cubby holes, and to benefit the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Yes, grab your bike (maybe dust it off/air up the tires) and meet us at Mullet’s (1301 SE 1st
Des Moines, IA 515-244-1443) this coming Sunday, March 13th at 10 a.m. for a short ride from lovely downtown Des Moines, through the Sherman Hill district and on to Dogtown!  Along the route we will be stopping for libations at the Royal Mile on beautiful 4th Street, some more refreshments and pizza at Gusto Pizza Co, then some sort of musical entertainment and more celebrating at Mars Cafe.

There is a $25 registration fee which can be paid at Mullets (registration will be open from 10 to 11) the morning of the ride.  Wait? Registration fee?  Yes, and all proceeds from the registration are going directly to the ICADV to raise awareness of and help put a stop to Domestic Violence.  You don’t walk away empty handed, though…

Your registration fee nets you a drink ticket for Mullet’s to help get the party started, another drink ticket for Mars Cafe to keep the party rockin, one raffle ticket, and a ride t-shirt designed by Dan Koenig of Yankee Doodle Tattoo/Ichi Bike and printed by our friends over at 8/7 Central.  The Shirt looks amazingly just like this picture.

And what is this about a raffle?  There will be a raffle drawing at Mars Cafe with prizes provided by Back Country,, Rasmussen Bike Shop, and more.  You receive one ticket with your registration, and have the option to buy more raffle tickets along the way, with one hundred percent of the ticket dollars going directly to ICADV.

Four easy miles, four great stops, fun, prizes, and one great cause.  Dust off your bikes, grab a friend, and get in on the first year of this soon to be legendary annual event!

*Again, all proceeds from registration, raffle tickets, and private donations will go to benefit the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Please help us reach our 2011 goal of raising $1000 to help this great cause.

Deck The Mars: A Holiday Concert

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010


Deck The Mars is a holiday show featuring local musicians coming together in spirit, song & story to celebrate the season.

Join us in collaboration and sing along! The River Monks, Seedlings, Canby, Finn Miles, Jacob Tyler Wolfgang, Scott Gratton, Arin Eaton, Matt Shwery and friends!

We’ll be sharing the joy of the season from 6pm until the night ends. So come one, come all. Deck the Mars. Wear an ugly sweater. Don a turtleneck. Sing along.

While the show is free, we ask you bring a donation for DMARC Red Barrel. We want to fill as many barrels as possible to give to those in need this holiday. For more information on the DMARC Red Barrel Program:

Facebook event: Here.

Vote Mars!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010


It’s that time of year: Cityview’s annual Best Of Des Moines survey!

Please take a moment to show your support of your favorite local coffee shop. Vote Mars Cafe for Best Coffee, Best Coffeehouse and for any other categories you feel applicable.

Here’s the link to the survey:

Or find it on:

Thanks for your ever-loyal support and love,